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Mary Larkin's Cottage

Rostrevor near Newry, County Down (Ref. 980017)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "A cosy cottage, very clean and brightly decorated in a peaceful setting."

    Amazing views looking over Carlingford Lough. Well situated - plenty to visit and do.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "Perfect location and one of the cleanest ever cottages!"

    This cleaner is amazing

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "The cottages were once shepherds huts, so quite remotely situated, but surrounded by the beautiful Mountains of Mourne."

    Our single bedroomed cottage was well kitted out, large comfortable bed, plenty of hot water and all the comforts of home. Cosy log burner in the living room was most welcome, as the nights were unseasonably cold that week. Sky tv and wifi for any wet days but access to the mountain was nearby and many people come here to hillwalk. Beautiful views of Carlingford Lough from the cottage and the area is teeming with wildlife - watched an Irish Hare suckle her leveret just outside. Spotted linnets, blackcaps and a red tailed kite; birds not overly plentiful in our area of Co.Antrim. Not forgetting Nellie, the resident donkey, who loves her carrots. Very relaxing trip, and both Father Ted and Homer the dogs enjoyed it too. Hopefully, we'll be back.

    Reviewed by CaroleApr 2021

  • "Road to cottage was in dire need of upgrade."

    Lack of good kitchen equipment. Shower door did not close properly. No bbq or decent outside space. The adjacent cottage had the better outside space.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very peaceful. Nice views. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2020

  • "This is an excellent place to stay."

    Views are spectacular and you will enjoy peace and tranquility.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2020

  • "We got the keys On time, the floor was slightly sticky from cleaning products when we entered."

    We began by running water which was cloudy/brown in the kitchen. Looked at the toilet and the water was flushing up brown. Shower also the same. Lane way to the property needs urgent attention. Shower toilet could do with a bigger extractor fan as once showered the bathroom was soaking wet from walls to floor for the next 24 hours. The shower door didn’t close properly which led to the water leaking onto the floor. The beds in the room where 2 single beds pushed together which meant when sleeping you could feel the join. Beds could do with upgrading as they where hard. Out the back area was messy from wood ETC. Pictures of the property weren’t overly accurate as outside was messy ETC.

    Thank you for staying at Mary Larkin's Cottage and providing feedback on your stay. We're sorry to hear your stay was not as expected. We understand that you had arrived at the property 30 minutes earlier than check-in which would of allowed the cleaning of the property to be finished. Due to the properties location, discolouring may occur however the water is tested and safe. There is also a 5 litre water dispenser in the property filled with fresh drinking water should customer prefer. Condensation can occur in the bathroom if it is not ventilated during use, the extractor fan was tested and working, as well as the bathroom window being able to open. We are unaware of any issue with the shower door, and will ensure this is rectified. The beds you refer to are a super king size zip and link bed, not two singles which are just over a year old, we apologise if they did not suit your comfort. Any queries please don't hesitate to contact Sykes Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdamJul 2020

  • "Lovely location, very surreal would love to live there."

    Road on approach to the cottage had breath taking views

    Reviewed by ThomasDec 2019

  • "Such a beautiful cottage in a stunning setting, would highly recommend, had such a lovely holiday, beautiful part of Northern Ireland."

    Reviewed by AineOct 2019

  • "This cottage is super and we will recommend it to our friends and family"

    Reviewed by HilaryOct 2019

  • "The cottage is located in the hills with breathtaking views of the ocean."

    It is a very quite location and calm and serene. We enjoyed being surrounded by flock of sheep and seeing cows everyday.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "This cottage is in a beautiful location, spectacular views and so quiet and peaceful."

    We found the local community very welcoming and friendly. The is so may interesting sights to see both locally and within easy travel distance that it is an ideal holiday location for both coast and countryside lovers as well as those who like to visit ancient castles and grand country houses. We have already booked a return visit.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2019

  • "Loved the quiet location of the cottage, we would love to visit again sometime, ..."

    Loved the quiet location of the cottage, we would love to visit again sometime, but something needs to be done about the track leading up to the cottage x

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2019

  • "The only thing is if the lane was filled in it’s full of pot holes and stones kept hitting my car, but everything else was brilliant."

    It’s the perfect place to unwind and relax,

    Reviewed by JordanApr 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    The view from the cottage was tremendous.The accommodation was great, everything you needed and a wonderful log burning stove, very comfortable and felt "very Irish", just what we were looking for. The location meant we could travel easily in Northern Ireland and the Republic. Park and ride from Newry enabled us to have wonderful days both in Belfast and Dublin. Travelled to Glens of Antrim and used the Carlingford Lough ferry, a great day out. Would highly recommend this accomodation, thanks to Eamon and Yvonne.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2019

  • "The cottage can get a little damp at times triggering my asthma."

    I did have to take my inhaler a lot but can understand that it's a stone building. The speed of the WiFi was quite slow but we can understand because of the location the speed might not be good. We still had a brilliant time and would highly recommend anyone wanting a romantic break to stay here. The cottage was lovely and the views outstanding.

    Reviewed by ElaineJan 2019

  • "Stunning views over Cranfield bay."

    Well worth th long bumpy drive up the mountain to the cottage

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2018

  • "The single lane leading up to the cottage is 2 miles high (measured), with the last few hundred yards in rough stones."

    The lower 1.5 miles is made up of a number of occupied dwellings so traffic can be plentiful at times. I drive a 4x4 so negotiation for me was not a problem on the rough areas and through the stream, a standard car might find the experience challenging. The view is fantastic from the property but mobile signal was non-existant inside the premises.

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2018

  • "The cottage itself was lovely,and the hosts, but we were dissapointed in the lack of wifi at the cottage, and the 2mile single track road with lots of tiny twists and turns and a very rough track for the last part really spoiled it for us, as it was 3am when we arrived off the ferry we couldn't find any signs for the cottage and thinking we had taken a wrong turn somewhere we tried to reverse and hit a boulder wall damaging our car."

    I think maybe more signage halfway down the road would help, we were also looking for signs for Mary Larkins cottage, but when we did get a sign it said Dan White's!

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2018

  • "This was my first dealing with Sykes and will certainly not be my last."

    In a world were customer service is often seen as a chore, the staff at Sykes were superb from start to finish. Everything was very professional and polished. Very impressed. The property owner Yvonne was superb as well, making us feel very welcome, leaving all sorts of goodies for us on arrival and acting as a one woman tourist board for the region. Fantastic loved the trip.

    Reviewed by DamianJun 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage up a single track road in the hills, with fantastic views (On a clear day) to the sea, you can see the castle and lighthouse."

    Cottage done to a very high standard, and due to the weather being lovely, could sit out in the evening. Ideal for access to the hills for walking, my one and only negative would be the last section of road is very rough, so would not want to take a sports car up, there is a small narrow bridge near the end that takes you over the small river, if you have a 4x4 you could use the Ford and drive over the river, (very little water in it when we were there).

    Reviewed by ShirleyMay 2018

  • "Having looked for a dog friendly cottage and been very disappointed with the outdated ugly furniture most seem to have that we really wouldn't want to sit on we were delighted to find this lovely cottage decorated and furnished very tastefully."

    The owners are lovely and very helpful. The views are OUTSTANDING, we loved it.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2018

  • "Fantastic location, wonderful cottage, great neighbours."

    The local ferry across to Ireland is a must.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2018

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Kilfeaghan Cottages

Rostrevor 5.5 miles. Two similarly decorated, detached ground floor cottages enjoying picture-postcard views of Carlingford Lough and the surrounding mountains - five and a half miles from the beautiful Northern Irish village of Rostrevor. Placed in an idyllic location and with some fabulous opportunities within easy reach, these cottages can be your homely stay all-year-round with friends, family or couples. Both properties benefit from wonderfully finished open-plan living areas, combining charming traditional features with stylish modern touches - both are dominated by stunning stone fireplaces housing enticing woodburning stoves. Pat White's and Mary Larkin's Cottages both host super king-size bedrooms which also offer luxury en-suite facilities, whilst Pat White's also contains a king-size bedroom for extra guests. Fully embrace this uniquely scenic location by taking a seat on the outdoor furniture and soaking it all up, perhaps treat you and your loved ones to a barbecue under the sun. Rostrevor nearby is encompassed by wondrous views whilst offering a modest range of amenities to make the most of. Slightly further afield is the city of Newry, laced with fine architecture and offering high-quality facilities and activities to keep you busy. For a fun day by the sea, Newcastle sits just under 20 miles away, this traditional coastal resort promises a memorable visit. Two characterful cottages to be enjoyed by family, friends and couples alike at any time of year.

The property

Mary Larkin's Cottage is a tastefully finished, charming cottage overlooking the idyllic Carlingford Lough near the Northern Irish village of Rostrevor.

A short drive away you will find the beautiful Cranfield Beach.

There are also a number of golf courses close by.

With the most wonderful views and some of Northern Ireland's most popular attractions at your front door, this is the perfect bolt hole for a romantic couple seeking a well-deserved break.

The cottages are nestled in the heart of the Mourne Mountains which is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

The mountains are accessed directly from the cottages - no need to drive anywhere so suitable for walkers.

Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor has one of the best cycle tracks in Europe and has recently been upgraded.

The cottage is also within 10 miles of Game Of Thrones locations.

There are a number of areas suitable for both sea and land fishing.

We are situated within 6 miles of two different harbour towns - Kilkeel and Warrenpoint.

There is a car ferry across Carlingford Lough which can be accessed 3 miles from the cottages.

The Car ferry takes you across the lough to the Republic Of Ireland and the Cooley Mountain Area.

1 hour drive from both Dublin and Belfast airport.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 980018, together they sleep six people.


  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gravel with furniture, patio with BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5.5 miles.

About the location


Newry 8.5 miles; Newcastle 19 miles; Dundalk 22 miles

This beautiful village rests on the banks of Carlingford Lough and at the foot of the Slieve Martin in County Down, Northern Ireland. Rostrevor benefits from a selection of places to shop, eat and drink as well as a fascinating history which is dotted throughout the village. Lovers of the outdoors can trek the Rostrevor Forest. The village is known for its annual Fiddler's Green Festival held every July. Some of Northern Ireland's popular destinations come nearby, the stunning city of Newry is just over eight miles away and promises a fabulous day out with its architecture, canal and much else to see and do. Alternatively, Newcastle is a charming seaside resort should you seek a day at the beach. Cross over the border into County Louth in the Republic of Ireland and come across the town of Dundalk, certainly worth the 22-mile trip.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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