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1 The Moorings

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Annalong, County Down Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (12)
  • beautiful (9)
  • harbour (9)
  • location (9)
  • lovely (9)
  • house (8)

30 Customer Reviews

  • "A well equipped house."

    Very comfortable.Quiet and picturesque.One of the best visited .

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Cozy and comfortable cottage."

    A beautiful area. Lovely walks. Convenient for local shop and restaurant /pub. County Down is very scenic with the mountains if Mourne and Carlingford lough not too far away. I hope to return.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2023

  • "I have already spoken to them about how good it was."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2023

  • "Excellent and friendly owner too"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "The property was beautiful cosy and comfortable xxx"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great week at The Moorings, perfectly located for spending the New Year with family, and the kids loved being by the sea."

    We had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Definately recommend.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Dec 2022

  • "Very clean and warm, great location for food and drink on your doorstep."

    Very quite with the best mattress anywhere, a lovely nights sleep every night. 10 out of ten.

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property for a short stay, all the facilities you need and has a shop and restaurant 50 metres away."

    Very quiet and peaceful with a nice view of the sea. This was our second visit to this property and it was as enjoyable as the first. Excellent food options nearby and very friendly locals. What's not to like?

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were very disappointed with the property as the photographs made it look much better than the reality."

    The kitchen appliances are extremely dated and really do need to be replaced as neither the under counter fridge nor the oven actually work properly! The downstairs bathroom has serious problems with damp and paint peeling and flaking and it looks awful. The property really does need spruced up as our initial impression when we pulled up was that the front door looked very shabby. Location wise the views of the harbour and out to sea are excellent but the property itself really proved a big disappointment for the price we paid.

    Reviewed by Rita2.5Aug 2022

  • "Property very comfortable and well equipped."

    Kitchen and Lounge on first floor whilst bedrooms were on ground and second floors. From the Lounge there was a good view of the sea, the harbour and its activities: a telescope was provided to encourage viewing. The colour schemes throughout were neutral and pleasant throughout the house. Colour TV & Wi-Fi provided. Ample private car parking available. Shop and Restaurant close by. Host most helpful

    Reviewed by Mitchell4.7Jul 2022

  • "Delighted with the accommodation."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable Stay at the Moorings"

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2022

  • "The house is extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped, the owners go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need."

    Annalong is a lovely wee fishing village perfect for exploring this beautiful part of Northern Ireland.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Friendly people."

    The beauty of Northern Ireland. The good food.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation with fantastic view of the harbour and beside a superb restaurant and bar."

    Accommodation was very comfortable and a great location for exploring Co. Down and Northern Ireland generally.

    Reviewed by Bryan4.4Aug 2021

  • "Stumped across this hidden gem in the beautiful Annalong."

    The booking was incredibly easy, the hosts were lovely and the house was beautiful. It was on the harbour with stunning views. There's a pub, restaurant, shop and everything you'd need within minutes. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Noreen5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautifully decorated, comfortable and well equipped house in a perfect location to see the coast and mountains."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was our second visit to the Moorings and it was every bit as good as our first."

    The house is beautiful as is the location so close to some lovely parts of the county, the local people are very friendly and the fact that we could bring our pet was just the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2021

  • "Super accommodation."

    The property has bedrooms on the ground floor with a bathroom, and a master bedroom on the second floor with ensuite. This was ideal to give privacy. Middle floor is a very well equipped kitchen and living room with fabulous views over Annalong Harbour. Everything we needed was provided, and there are 2 shops in easy walking distance. Ideal location for visiting the Mournes and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2021

  • "An excellent base for exploring the beautiful County Down countryside."

    Reviewed by Angela4.4May 2021

  • "For a staycation holiday no1 moorings is a little GEM in Annalong Co Down ."

    Although cottage where sited a little patio would suit for sun trap .Otherwise recommended Most enjoyable holiday .

    Reviewed by R5.0May 2021

  • "Staff was extremely helpful navigating through some changes in plans related to pandemic."

    House was perfectly situated and extremely clean with all amenities to make life easier for people traveling in from out of the country.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2020

  • "Excellent holiday property."

    Exceptional home comforts.. Formed the impression that being content with the accommodation mattered. Highly recommend the property and beautiful surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a great stay at The Moorings."

    Lovely house, immaculate and comfortable. Great views and great location.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Stunning views over the harbour. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely place beautifully decorated and so clean beds were so comfy we had a lovely relaxing stay here with the family and dog, lovely view over the harbour and great walks on the beach with the dog."

    Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at that The Moorings in Annalong, we had a relaxing time in this beautiful property over looking the harbour and going for walk."

    Also like to thank Ray and Carolyn for their kindness with leaving us some milk and bread. Their offer to help us out if we stuck because of the coronavirus.

    Reviewed by Rosaleen5.0Mar 2020

  • "We have used Sykes in the past so expected a certain standard, which was fully met."

    The cottage was warm and comfortable with good quality furnishings. The highlight has to be the view from the living room.....a lovely little harbour and the Irish Sea. Tranquil on a calm day and spectacular on a stormy one!

    Reviewed by Priscilla5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    The owner has thought of everything and we did not want for anything. We particularly enjoyed the garden. It is perfect for hide and seek and perfect for quiet evenings watching the birds and bats flying about. The beds are super comfortable and there is loads to do near by. We were delighted and had a really good week. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is in a very quiet location but central to exploring places of interest, with plenty of walks and fantastic scenery near by."

    Our host made us feel very welcome and catered for our every need. The welcome box of goodies were well received and appreciated. I would highly recommend this property to anyone intending to explore Ireland.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC and 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with a bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire and Juliet balcony
  • Ground-floor utility.
  • Electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc, in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample private parking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles. Note - Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am

The property

Situated in the quaint seaside village of Annalong in Northern Ireland and pleasantly placed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is this charming property.

It is well-presented, with a modern interior throughout as well as views across the Irish Sea, making this an ideal base for exploring County Down and its surrounding areas.

Walking into the property, there is reverse-level layout, with two of the bedrooms resting on the ground floor, the first bedroom is a stylishly decorated double room with bedside tables and drawers for storage, with a double glazed window allowing a good source of light in.

Along the hallway is a small bathroom with an electric shower cubicle and a bath.

The second bedroom can be found further along the hallway, hosting twin beds with a cupboard and a chest of drawers for further storage.

A washer/dryer can also be found in the utility cupboard in this room for guest usage.

Heading up the stairs, you are immediately presented with a spacious, well-equipped kitchen complete with everything you could need to cook up a storm for the whole family, ideal for families or friends looking to cater for themselves.

A dining table is situated in the corner of the kitchen area and leading from the kitchen is the main living room with plenty of sofas, TV and coffee table, perfect for relaxing and unwinding.

Throw open the lovely French doors to reveal a stunning view of the fishing harbour.

Up the stairs from the living area is loft which houses the master bedroom, well-decorated with plenty of storage facilities and a Velux window that presents another beautiful view of the harbour where fishing boats regularly visit.

The master bedroom offers a double bed with an en-suite shower room, also a telescope is available for guest use to further enhance the beautiful views of the fishing harbour.

The village of Annalong offers a local shop for supplies as well as a local pub called ‘Harbour Bar’ if you fancy some food or drink.

For those who love walking, the Mourne Mountains are closely located and feature Northern Ireland's highest mountain peak at 853m.

Alternatively, the Annalong coastal path makes for a gentler stroll.

Travel towards Tollymore Forest Park, boasting an 18th-century folly and surrounded by natural woodland, where you can explore the grounds and get in some great walking opportunities.

Due to its coastal location, you are ideally placed for visiting the wonderful nearby sandy beaches, where you can spend the afternoon relaxing against the soft sands or swimming in the clear waters.

Nearby there are Forest parks in Tollymore, Castlewellan and Rostrevor, a number of National Trust properties and Game of Thrones sites to explore and some fantastic golfing available at the Royal County Down, Ardglass and Kilkeel Golf Clubs.

1 The Moorings is the perfect base for exploration around some of the most beautiful landscapes Northern Ireland has to offer.

About the location


Kilkeel 5 miles; Newcastle 5 miles; Newry 24 miles

The pretty fishing village of Annalong sits at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland. It provides two convenience stores and two pubs, one serving seafood and overlooking the village's harbour. There is also two cafés and two takeaways. Nearby, head five miles south along the coast to the well-stocked town of Kilkeel, or seven miles north to the attractive seaside resort of Newcastle. The wonderful city of Newry is also within driving distance and is certainly worth a day trip as it provides a wealth of amenities as well as a museum and much more.