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Scarvagh House

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Scarva near Loughbrickland, County Down Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • location (3)
  • restaurant (3)
  • host (3)
  • grounds (2)
  • lovely (2)

4 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing location and the host was extremely attentive to our needs."

    They provided lots of extra tips, help and support. The welcome pack was superb. I would recommend a stay here for rest and relaxation in a beautiful countryside location but near amenities and only 45 mins from Belfast, the sea side and other points of interest. Village tea room and restaurant definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by IvanMay 2023

  • "Very comfortable, peaceful and well equipped in lovely grounds."

    We found the location central for our days out not having to travel too far to visit the sights. The canal path close to the cottage was a bonus and we used it with our bikes in both directions, nearby restaurant and pub so we didn't have to drive. Vina was a wonderful host and very approachable. Thank you for the wonderful welcome hamper, full of the tastes of Ireland we would love to return and certainly recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by John NeilMay 2023

  • "What a beautiful apartment in a fabulous location."

    Never stayed in anything so opulent. Vinas hospitality was second to none, fresh eggs, fruit, bread, butter, milk and even a quality bottle of wine.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2022

  • "An exceptional self catering property located in beautiful grounds with scenic views over the countryside."

    The property was well-appointed, cosy and a fantastic base for exploring the surrounding areas of Armagh and South Down. With the village a quick walk away we had access to a lovely restaurant and a separate coffee shop and enjoyed both. The host, Vina, was excellent and made us feel really at home and welcomed. This is one of the best self catering properties we have ever stayed in and we will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by RaymondAug 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster bed with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Kitchen
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • 3 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking
  • Rear garden with furniture and barbecue on request
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Located on a working farm

The property

Loughbrickland 2.4 miles.

Tucked away in the countryside of Scarva near Loughbrickland, County Down is this beautiful cottage of Scarvagh House set in an 18th-century country estate.

Attached to the main house, this cottage overlooks the landscaped grounds of this stunning estate, part of which is a working farm well known for horses, and is a great base for families or couples looking for a rural retreat.

A private driveway lined with mature trees greets you on arrival, as well as old walled and wildflower gardens surrounding the property.

Inside, the entrance hall sets the luxury scene of Scarvagh House with antique furnishings and paintings, leading you to the spacious living/dining room.

This elegant space has a formal dining table for eight guests, as well as a table for four set by the large windows overlooking the grounds and grazing horses.

Start the open fire for added ambience, whilst you sink into the sofa with a good book or a cold beverage as you catch up with loved ones.

You'll have no problem preparing home-cooked meals with plenty of workspace and an electric oven and hob, along with a washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher.

Another characterful feature is the cloakroom with a unique thrown WC to freshen up after strolling the countryside.

Part of the walled garden, you'll have your own piece of garden for a quiet moment to listen to the birds, whilst a barbecue is available on request should you wish to dine al fresco on summer evenings.

Scarvagh House has two luxury bedrooms, a four-poster bedroom and a twin, both with antique furnishings in keeping with the estate's character, whilst making you feel right at home with TVs and contemporary, en-suite bathrooms.

You'll have much of the grounds to explore with stunning mountain views and lovely walks from the doorstep, such as the Portadown to Newry tow path, ideal for walking or cycling.

There is a choice of eateries nearby, including the Park Inn, Sintons at the Bridge for classic Irish cuisine, and Hollie Berrie Tea Room, whilst Loughbrickland is home to another traditional pub and convenience stores.

A great base for touring, there are a range of nature reserves and woodlands nearby, whilst the town of Banbridge, Portadown, and Newry are all within easy reach.

Take a short drive to Newcastle for a day by the sea where you can play at the popular Royal County Down Golf Club, stroll along Newcastle Beach, and explore Murlough National Nature Reserve or Tollymore Forest Park.

For picturesque hikes, venture to the Mourne Mountains known for rugged landscapes and panoramic views, or perhaps you'd feel more at home in the city of Belfast.

By rail or car, it's within easy reach where you can enjoy interactive displays at Titanic Belfast, stroll around Ormeau Park, and explore the historic Belfast Castle, not far from Belfast Zoo.

With so much to see in a stunning region of Northern Ireland, book your stay at Scarvagh House for a taste of history and luxury on your rural retreat.

About the location


  • Banbridge 2.8 miles
  • Portadown 11.3 miles
  • Newry 11.7 miles
  • Newcastle 21.1 miles
  • Belfast 27.1 miles

Loughbrickland is a small, countryside village resting between Banbridge and Newry in County Down. This historic village is home to the Loughbrickland Historic Trail which leads through The Whyte Estate, picturesque countryside and woodland, while attractions include Loughbrickland Park. Dining options include The Seven Stars for traditional Irish cuisine, while you can stock up at the local convenience stores. Just outside of the village lies Banbridge where you can find a wider range of pubs and restaurants and Banbridge Golf Club, and the capital city of Belfast is a short drive away, a haven for foodies with attractions such as Titanic Belfast, Ormeau Park, and Belfast Castle set within a beautiful country park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas