Rose Cottage, Greyabbey, Strangford Lough, Co.Down, N.Ireland
Quaint Cottages Greyabbey
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About Janet Hamilton
The cottages are owned by my husband and I. We have 2 children aged 13 and 10 years. My husband is an artist and I am self-employed. I manage these cottage and our other rental property in Dundrum, County Down. I am also actively involved in the Greyabbey Community Association. Our other rental property is: 'Bayview' Dundrum, listing no. 86767. We pride ourselves in offering a 'home from home' experience for our guests by ensuring our properties are comfortable, stylish and well equipped.
Janet Hamilton purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Janet Hamilton chose Greyabbey
Simply, it was love at first sight when we discovered Rose Cottage! We couldn't believe how spacious the cottage was and loved the original features. We knew it would give us great pleasure to renovate it and bring it up to modern standards while maintaining its charm. We hope we have succeeded! In recent years we purchased and renovated Lilac Tree and built the Rose Cottage Annex.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottages have their own unique character and charm cottages yet with all modern conveniences. They enjoy a peaceful location right at the edge of the village which has lovely antique shops great for a potter and a peruse. The coffee shops Lekker and Hoops are excellent. You can also enjoy excellent food at Alchemy, Tuk Tuk and the Wildfowler restaurant and bar. A close drive away you have Harrisons coffee shop and garden centre which has a large terrace overlooking Strangford Lough. Its location is stunning and the perfect spot to enjoy a coffee or a meal. Eden Pottery just outside of Millisle, 10 minutes drive, has great coffee and homemade fare to enjoy. You can also pick and paint pottery if you fancy. You are also a short drive to Ballywalter, a lovely beach perfect for walks, rock pooling and making sandcastles of course! We also love the fact that the wonderful National Trust properties of Mount Stewart and Castleward are on the doorstep. The gardens and lake at Mount Stewart are particularly special. Any number of outdoor activities are available including canoeing, horse riding, windsurfing and sailing. Despite its peaceful village location you are easily accessible to all the main tourist attractions of Northern Ireland. We believe it is the perfect location for a romantic or family holiday!
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Absolutely stunning !
What can I say about this beautiful little cottage ., it is simply stunning We live close by but we were getting married in Orange tree House in Greyabbey and had booked this cottage for two nights , my family also booked Janet’s 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom cottages . They are just beautiful, spotlessly clean and so tastefully decorated , and Janet was a dream to deal with always coming back so quickly with my , sometimes ridiculous queries !
Some of my beautiful wedding photographs were taken in the cottage and I can’t wait to see them
Janet thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful little place, we loved it , I didn’t want to leave.
Perfect cottage, a real treat to stay in. We wish we could have stayed for longer!
Rose Cottage was perfect for us. We were staying for my sisters wedding at the Orangetree nearby. Very welcoming, beautiful decor and the Christmas tree and treats in the kitchen were a lovely surprise. We would love to stay again.
Stayed here for our wedding in Orange Tree House.
Perfectly decorated and well equipped in a great location.
Janet the owner was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with.
Will definitely stay here again!
For a family wedding, we stayed in both Rose and Lilac cottage and we couldn’t have been happier with them both! They were immaculately clean and beautifully finished and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! The beds were very comfortable and both cottages had a warm and cosy feel! Janet also left us some lovely treats for our arrival, which was such a lovely touch! We have already planned to return to visit!
Nice comfortable cottage.
We had a great stay. The treats and wine upon arrival were a nice surprise. The kitchen is well stocked and we enjoyed great meals. Everything was as expected. The Grey Abbey across the street has a great history and nearby Mount Stewart is a must see.
You have to stay here - Just book it!!!
Everything about our stay at Rose Cottage and indeed Grey Abbey was Perfect. From the moment we arrived until we left, the cottage itself, the people of Greyabbey, the fabulous little coffee shops and antique stores. Just amazing!!
The cottage itself is located right on the edge of the town, directly across the road from Grey Abbey. The house has been loving restored, retaining its fabulous original features. So cozy and comfortable. It is a fantastic base from which to explore, not only the the Ards Peninsula, but also the rest of Northern Ireland. Belfast is only a short drive away and you are at the north coast within an hour and 20 mins.
As a host Janet is just so warm and welcoming. We even got a little welcome pack including a lovely letter from Janet, some wine and nibbles. The people in the village even speak so kindly of her and her family.
Thank you Janet for a wonderful stay in Rose Cottage. We will definately be returning again soon.
Kevin & Emer
'Rose Cottage' "Lilac Tree Cottage' and “Foxglove Cottage” are located on the edge of the historic village of Greyabbey on the eastern shores of Strangford Lough on the Ards Peninsula. A small, historic village famous for its Cistercian Abbey which dates back to 1193 and is set in a beautiful parkland with an abbey church, recreated medieval 'physic' (herb) garden and visitor centre. The village has many historic buildings and is popular for its antique, vintage, coffee shops and restaurants.
Strangford Lough, a beautiful marine nature reserve, is a designated area of 'outstanding natural beauty' perfect for taking to the water or enjoying scenic walks. There are opportunities for horse riding, birdwatching, walking and sailing all within a few miles of the village.
There are a number of very special National Trust properties nearby including Mount Stewart and Castleward. These historic properties with their stunning gardens are well worth a visit and throughout the year stage special events including jazz concerts and vintage fairs.
Less than 5 minutes drive is the village of Ballywalter which has a stunning beach to enjoy. You can also drive along Belfast Lough to the picturesque town of Donaghadee with its lovely harbour, lighthouse, coffee shops and seafood restaurants.
In less than 30 minutes drive you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Belfast with its recently opened 'Titanic Centre', Cathedral Quarter, array of historic buildings and a multitude of shops and restaurants in Victoria Square.
The famous Mourne mountains and the seaside town of Newcastle are 45 minutes drive. Northern Ireland's only aquarium 'Exploris' is in Portaferry which is a 20 minute drive away. From here you can take the ferry across the lough by car or as foot passengers and spend some time at the beautiful village of Strangford with its numerous restaurants, bars and craft shops.
Castle Espie a bird sanctuary run by the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust is within easy reach for a days outing. The Ulster Flying club at Newtownards Airport (7 miles) offers pleasure flights down the lough.