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Glebe Farm Cottage

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Rathfriland, County Down, County Down Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (11)
  • comfortable (9)
  • stay (7)
  • david (7)
  • sharon (7)
  • lovely (7)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a wonderful cottage set in glorious scenery."

    It is convenient to many places of interest. Perfect in every way!

    Hi Norma thankyou for your kind words. We are glad you both enjoyed your stay and hopefully will see you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very Nice and clean cottage."

    Very quiet, comfortable. Very nice owners.

    Thankyou very much Christine, we are glad that you and the family had a good time in Northern Ireland and at Glebe farm cottage. Hope to see you back again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed a very comfortable stay at Glebe Farm Cottage."

    Everything we needed was provided and of high quality. Sharon and David were very hospitable hosts and always ready with information and advice. The welcome pack was a lovely idea especially the fresh eggs from the hens in the field next door. We would certainly recommend the cottage and look forward to returning. Derek and Margaret .

    Hi thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and hope to see you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful week in Glebe Cottage."

    The cottage is in a lovely setting on a working organic farm just on the edge of the Mourne mountains. We received a warm Northern Irish welcome from David and Sharon with a thoughtful welcome pack with homemade goodies. The cottage is very well equipped and very clean with lovely big windows making it light and airy. Thank you!

    Hi we are glad you and Jo enjoyed your stay at the cottage and Northern Ireland. I'm sure you have lots of memories from your childhood haunts. Good meeting you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2023

  • "We so enjoyed our stay at Glebe Farm."

    Sharon and David are such friendly and helpful hosts, and the cottage had everything we needed; it was really comfortable and clean, and in a great location. The views out over the farm are a joy with horses, rabbits, alpacas, chickens and views of the mountains in the distance. We walked up to the town and ate out at a nearby restaurant, Loft 56, a few times. We thoroughly recommend Glebe Farm and we are considering when we can go back!

    Hi Steph thank you for your lovely review. We were glad to be of help and that you had an enjoyable stay in the cottage and Northern Ireland. Hopefully see you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steph5.0Jul 2023

  • "OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY!"

    The bungalow is light, airy, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The big picture windows provide views of the happy hens, alpacas and horses, as well as across the fields towards Rathfriland itself and a tiny, tantalising glimpse of the Mourne Mountains. The location is peaceful, with easy access to the Mournes. Belfast, the Ards Peninsular and, we discovered, the NE counties of the Republic are also well within reach. What made this stay really stand out from all the other cottages we've ever visited, though, was the hospitality of David and Sharon. No-one could have been more friendly or helpful, whilst being respectful of our privacy.There are many aspects of that week which will live long in our memories. But, whilst the places we have visited will inevitably blur over time, their outstanding kindness will certainly not be forgotten. Thank you so much!

    Hi Caroline thank you for the kind words. Really glad you enjoyed your stay, you really packed a lot into the week and as you said it went out with a bang. Lovely meeting you and hopefully see you back again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our week at Glebe cottage."

    David and Sharon were very welcoming and helpful. The welcome pack was very much appreciated and very thoughtful. Really can’t recommend this cottage enough. There is a good local shop and lovely restaurant in Rathfriland about a 5 minute drive away. If you book I’m sure you will have a great stay with fantastic hosts.

    Hi Kathryn thank you for your lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and so glad you have booked again for 2024. Thanks again and see you next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2023

  • "We spent two wonderful weeks in Glebe Farm Cottage and loved every minute of it."

    It contains all you need for a comfortable stay with none of what you don't. We had not stayed in Northern Ireland before but have returned home wanting more. The wee south east corner is full of stunning beauty, contrasting landscapes and charming villages. The Mourne Mountains and coast are beautiful plus we were there at such a pretty time of year. Vivid green, electric yellow from the fattest and most fulsome Gorse ever seen, blossom and blue bells. Quiet roads and almost no commercialism. Book this holiday home for one of the best holidays you'll ever have in a very special part of the UK with kind generous hosts who want to add to your experience.

    Hi Sheila thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Northern Ireland and hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable, in a very nice area."

    The cottage is next to the owner's farm and we loved seeing the animals, including alpacas, out in the fields. The hens were very entertaining too. There are numerous forests, parks, beaches etc within easy reach of the cottage.

    Hi Lorraine thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Bungalow is very well thought out, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Lovely views for your morning coffee. In a great location with plenty to see and do around you. For Game of Thrones fans the studio tour is just down the road and you won't be disappointed. The owners are fantastic, very friendly and extremely helpful. Highly recommended

    Hi Louise thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2023

  • "If you are looking for a cottage in NI look no further."

    Glebe cottage is so cosy, clean and comfortable situated in a lovely peaceful area great for exploring. David and Sharon are perfect hosts going the extra mile to make us feel very welcome have found new friends. The welcome pack was amazing bread, milk, home made butter and fudge Highly recommended you will not be disappointed. Tricia Wynter

    Hi Tricia glad you and Doug enjoyed your stay in Northern Ireland. We enjoyed your company and the wee chats and look forward to you visiting again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Big bungalow with lots of light coming in."

    Watching the livestock became a favourite pastime. We liked the seclusion/peacefulness without it being too remote. The owners were friendly and very informative, interesting to talk to. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would recommend this property to our friends and family.

    Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing back you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Sep 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well-presented cottage in a good location with easy access to many areas."

    Friendly owners who showed us round and provided useful information about the local amenities and ideas for activities. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay.

    Thanks for the review. Glad you had a great time at the cottage and travelling Northern Ireland. Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2022

  • "I booked this very last minute, David met us on arrival."

    The pictures don't do the cottage justice, it was spotlessly clean, spacious, David and Sharon had thought of everything and equipped the cottage very well. Arrival hamper was a lovely touch filled with Homemade wheaten, eggs from their organic farm, real butter, real tayto and the most delicious hand made chocolate fudge. Nothing was too much trouble during our stay, we had a tour of the farm on the last day which I found very interesting and got pics with one of the alpacas. I would highly recommend a stay here and wish David and Sharon the very best for the future. Super hosts, thanks for your great hospitality. See you again

    Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge & dishwasher
  • TV, super-fast WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Small garden to the side with patio and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Strictly no smoking anywhere in the property
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Game of Thrones studio tour 9.7miles
  • Note: Guests can be shown around the farm by the owner, but must always be supervised
  • Please Note: Electric car charging available, however you would need to bring all associated accessories and an extra charge would be implemented.

The property

Perched on the outskirts of Rathfriland, County Down, is this wonderful two-bedroom bungalow, Glebe Farm Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location set upon the owner’s organic farm and with easy access into the town centre, Glebe Farm Cottage is a fantastic dog-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four.

Leave your car in one of two off-road parking spaces before making your way into your new home.

Be welcomed into the sitting room, where you can look forward to evening’s relaxing on the plush seating in front of the crackling open fire as your favourite show plays out on the TV.

Conjure up delicious meals in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a celebratory bottle of fizz.

On warmer days, why not fire up the barbecue in the side garden and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining?

As the evening cools, make your way into the conservatory, where you can appreciate the lovely outlook towards the hen farm with chickens and alpacas roaming in the surrounding fields, it’s simply idyllic.

After a day of exploring, freshen up with a hot shower before catching your rest in one of two well-presented bedrooms, a double and a twin, both with plenty of storage for your belongings.

Head into the local town, where you can treat your loved ones to a well-deserved meal at Loft 56, grab a light bite from The Homeland Diner Café, stock up on essentials at the convenience store, or order in fish and chips, Chinese and Indian cuisine to dine in the comfort of Glebe Farm Cottage.

Keen walkers will delight at the easy access to the renowned Mourne Mountains, with various hiking paths leading to their top where you can expect exceptional views over the surrounding lakes, valleys and towns.

For a taste of city life, continue onto Newry, where you can enjoy leisurely strolls along Newry River, delve into history at the Newry and Mourne Museum, marvel at the remarkable Newry Cathedral, or tour the famous National Trust site of Derrymore House, a delightful house dating back to the 18th-century.

Take the drive over to Downpatrick, where you will find the attractions of The Saint Patrick Centre, the Downs Arts Centre, and the excellent St Patrick’s Golf Club.

Further afield is Armagh, where you can explore the museums of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, Armagh County Museum, visit the Armagh Observatory, or explore the fascinating ruins of Armagh Friary.

Your adventure in the Emerald Isle awaits at Glebe Farm Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €250.

About the location

RATHFRILAND, COUNTY DOWN

Newry 10.4 miles; Downpatrick 20.6 miles; Armagh 25.3 miles.

Found in the southern half of Northern Ireland in County Down is the delightful town of Rathfriland set within the beautiful scenery of the Mourne Mountains. Within the village you can find several takeaways, two shops, some cafes and several pubs scattered about making it a great little town centre to wander about when you need to pick a few things up. The Mournes have been voted "Northern Ireland's Favourite Walking Destination" in 2017 and in 2018, so you must pack your walking boots when you're travelling to this area so you can discover for yourself what all the fuss is about. There are a network of paths and tracks that cross over the mountain range which can be quire difficult, but the rewards come in the form of stunning lakes, valleys, rivers and reservoirs that will take your breath away. South west of Rathfriland is the city of Newry, the 'Gateway to the North', visit the Newry Cathedral, Slieve Gullion Forest Park for some outdoor fun, Newry and Mourne Museum for the local history and many more.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas