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Carlingford Lough, A Beautiful Costal Holiday Home -Old Essmore Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, bathroom 2, Country Cottage

Old Essmore Cottage, extensively renovated 18th century stone cottage, beautifully furnished keeping that old charm and set in Ireland's fast becoming sought after destination.

Sleeping up to seven persons( max 6 adults ), our three bedroom country self catering accommodation, located along the shore road, is only five minutes from the beautiful village of Carlingford and only two minutes to the village of Omeath.

Old Essmore Cottage offers all you need in a self catering accommodation with cozy cottage rooms offering great views of the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford lough and with plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay.

There is also a small garden and patio area ideal for relaxing in while you sip your tea or maybe a glass of wine or two.

The village of Carlingford is located on the shores of Carlingford Lough and is overlooked by the Cooley Mountains. It is a bustling centre for sightseers, walkers and adventure activity enthusiasts. It has a large number of award winning restaurants and pubs and has retained its medieval character. Carlingford, Omeath and the Cooley Peninsula won the 2008 European Destinations of Excellence – Tourism and Intangible Heritage award. ?

There are a number of great golf courses available nearby, great hiking trails on your door step, fishing, sailing, horse riding, dog racing tracks and a history to discover all around you.

A great location and ideal to go discover the East Coast from Dublin to Belfast - In little over an hour you can travel by car or train, from the heart of the country side into the heart of a city. Maybe a trip to the Zoo, visit The Guinness Factory or check out The Titanic Museum.

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Owner
Gerard Mckearney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

“PERFECT !! EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT OR NEED FOR RELAXED GETAWAY”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago for a stay in April 2014

My parents,husband,7yr old daughter and myself stayed in this cottage for easter it is absolutely gorgeous and set in beautiful countryside we loved catching up with family and being out and about. owners Gerard and Maureen are such a friendly welcoming couple who couldn't do enough for us they have thought of all needs, couldn't ask for better perfect getaway just an hour from Belfast or Dublin and 5min from the beautiful village of carlingford,and 2min from omeath itself ..stunning views ,hopefully we will return sometime would highly recommend ;-)



5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property

5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition

5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality

5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities

5 of 5 starsService

Liked best: the "old rustic wee irish cottage feel"........

Liked least: no shower upstairs

Traveling group: Extended Family

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:

Friends getaway Older travelers

Families with young children People with pets

The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid.
Apr 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Carlingford Lough, A Beautiful Costal Holiday Home -Old Essmore Cottage
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 17 reviews
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Look no further you've found it.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful welcome awaits you from the lovely hosts Maureen and Gerard. The property is warm and cosy, you feel relaxed and at ease from the start of your stay. Really well equipped, everything you think you might need is already there. Great location for a costal walk into Carlingford. We loved it and hope to return for another great weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Very clean and comfortable property.

  • 5 of 5

This was an outstanding vacation rental property. Gerard met us at the house when we arrived with a delicious collection of Irish treats. Just what we needed after a long day of travel. The house was very clean and conveniently located with easy access to Carlingford and Northern Ireland. It was a comfortable retreat every night after long days of sightseeing. We particularly enjoyed the walking path along the water that starts just across the street.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely homely cottage

  • 4 of 5

This cottage has great amenities and is in a very good location for views & walks. Wonderful cream tea awaited us on arrival. Very well equipped throughout with pleasant outside area which is secure for children & dogs. Logs for the fire provided and the conservatory is a light airy space to relax. Cot & high chair provided plus ample towels. Basic foodstuffs too which was very useful. Good fast wi-fi. A five minute walk to the shop/pub. Rosie's cafe in Omeath does great Irish fry. Lots of tourist info leaflets in cottage. Recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay. The Mourne mountains are there to greet you every morning and Carlingford is only a short trip up the road. The accommodations were top notch. Gerard was there to greet us and showed us all the amenities the house had to offer. Highly recommend you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

very relaxing escape in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cottage 5 weeks prior to arrival - it was the last in a serious of attempts to get accomodation in this general area. and I sure was glad that all my other searches were booked up. This turned out to be such a great treat, much more than I had hoped for. I wanted to book a nice house that was within an hour of belfast and drogheda so i could take kids to Titantic/W5 odessy and also funtasia in drogheda. We could have not gone to either of these in the end as there was so much to do around the area of carlingford and Newry. The cottage itself I was worried about as photos never seem to prove successful to me when booking but this one was exactly as photo if not even better. It was so cosy, so clean, had everything, location great, and the welcoming committee was exceptional. I had never got that level of service and I rent alot of houses. We were greeted very warmly by Gerard and Maureen and the table was laiden with scones and cakes which after a 3 hour trip late friday evening this was very much appreciated. I would recommend this house as well as this area to anyone who wants to escape in a comfortable setting and very friendly area with lots of fresh air ! (Fiona - 2 adults, 3 kids 11, 9, 4)

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptional & Very Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable for our family of four adults. Every room in the house was tastefully furnished and made us immediately feel at home. The sitting room was cozy, dining room very comfortable and the kitchen was exceptionally well stocked. Gerard (owner) was there to greet us even though we had a late evening arrival. He had Christmas decorations set up inside and outside the cottage, Christmas music was playing and there was a choice of hundreds of CDs from a server ((sitting room, dining room and sunroom are wired for music). A lovely meal was waiting for us and the refrigerator was stocked with milk, orange juice, etc. Definitely would recommend Essmore Cottage to anyone considering a vacation in this part of Ireland. We enjoyed the nearly villages of Omeath and Carlingford and the scenic drives and walks. We look forward to staying again during the summer months to enjoy the sunroom and gardens.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Belfast or Dublin
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Granview
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Belfast Or Dublin approx
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Greenore
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Newry
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Templetown Blue Flag Beach
Car: recommended

Old Essmore Cottage, extensively renovated stone cottage, beautifully furnished keeping that old charm and set in Ireland's new sought after destination.

Sleeping up to seven persons, our three bedroom country self catering accommodation, located along the shore road, is only five minutes drive from the beautiful village of Carlingford and only two minutes to the village of Omeath.

Old Essmore Cottage offers all you need in a self catering accommodation with cosy cottage rooms offering great views of the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford lough and plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay.

There is also a small garden and patio area ideal for relaxing while you sip your tea or maybe a glass of wine or two.

The cottage is facing the entrance to the Greenway Path, a fantastic path for walkers and cyclists which runs along the Carlingford coast, great for shaking off the night before.

The village of Carlingford is located on the shores of Carlingford Lough and is overlooked by the Cooley Mountains. It is a bustling centre for sightseers, walkers and adventure activity enthusiasts.

It has a large number of award winning restaurants and pubs and has retained its medieval character. Carlingford, Omeath and the Cooley Peninsula won the 2008 European Destinations of Excellence – Tourism and Intangible Heritage award.

There are a number of great golf courses available nearby, great hiking trails, fishing, sailing, horse riding and a history to discover at your door step.

A great location and ideal to go discover the East Coast from Dublin to Belfast - In little over an hour you can travel by car or train, from the heart of the country side into the heart of a city.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $107

Weekly Check-in days flexible - Weekends From Friday to Monday
Holiday home available from 4.00pm on day of arrival.
Check out is at 11.00am on day of departure.
Stay more than two weeks and receive a 20% discount off each additional week confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Knocknagoran Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Baby Travel Cot Available On Request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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