Rose Cottage Annex,.Greyabbey, Strangford Lough
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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Wonderful experience staying at Rose Cottage Annex
This property is even better than it looks in the photo. It was very clean & has all the facilities you would want including a TV with Netflix capability for evenings. The main kitchen/diner/living room was a delight to be in with so much light coming in & so peaceful with a great view of the extensive garden. The cottage is very comfortable & the owner provides plenty of communication & a very easy access method. Used the Tuk Tuk Asian restaurant in the village which was great and a has an early bird special before 7pm on Mondays & Wednesdays. The Hoops cafe in the village allows dogs in too. Parking is in the church car park opposite & close. Its just under 20 miles to Belfast for all the attractions so reasonably close but lovely & quiet to come back to & relax. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here & just wished I'd booked for longer.
Wow! Amazing property, fabulous break!
If you are looking for an oasis of calm and comfort then look no further! We had a truly wonderful time at the Annex. A stunning and stylish home which was bright and spacious with every modern comfort and lots of fabulous little touches. The huge garden is amazing! Janet, the host, was a pleasure to deal with - so helpful and friendly. The Annex is very well equipped and every need was catered for. The village of Greyabbey is quaint with lots of interesting shops and great coffee shops and restaurants. Be sure to try Lekker Coffee Shop and Tuk Tuk. Both are just a few minutes walk away. Don’t miss a walk around the Abbey ruins which are just across the way from the cottage. We also highly recommend a visit to Mount Stewart for its stunning house and world class gardens. The beach at Ballywalter is perfect for a long walk. We enjoyed a drive to the pretty villages of Portaferry and over on the ferry to Strangford. A wonderful break and one of the best holiday rental properties we have stayed in. We can’t wait to return. Book now! You won’t be disappointed.
Thank you for such wonderful feedback Jacqueline. I’m delighted you had such a lovely stay and it certainly sounded like you made the very best of exploring the village and surrounding area too! We look forward to welcoming you back.
We stayed in late May for my brother's wedding and rented all 3 of Janet's lovely cottages. I rented Rose Cottage Annex and it far surpassed my expectations. The layout, the cleanliness and the attention to detail is second to none. Everything has been thought of and left ready for a relaxing luxury stay. The garden is beautiful and sitting out on the patio sipping wine in the evening you could be anywhere, we had lovely weather which certainly helped. Kids and adults alike were entertained with swings and exploring the secret paths and hidden areas of the garden. Even the dog was happy to tag along hunting for sticks and all certainly slept well.
This cottage is a delight for a Summer break with its colourful planters and stone urns adorning the patio and windowsills. However, the peace and tranquility of this place would be welcome at any time of the year and I certainly intend to return again. Janet is a lovely and gracious host, very helpful and approachable and nothing was to much trouble.
So, if you are looking for a 5 star place to stay on the Ards penninsula, don't hesitate book this Annexe - there are few other places to match it for size, style, location and price!
Thank you so much Angie. We loved having all of your family to stay in our cottages. I appreciate the kind and thoughtful feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back later in the year.
Quirky house with antique artifacts. Beautiful gecure garden. Clean and reasonably comfortable prope
House quirky but nice and garden secure and beautiful . In the cold spell the themostat was set too low and the bedroom radiators went off about 8.30pm. The location was interesting with good places to visit but the village was rather disappointing. The kitchen equipment was limited for any half-serious cook. It would have been nice to meet the owner.
The property was clean and reasonably comfortable.
Fantastic property; excellent host!
We had a fantastic stay. Janet was an outstanding host: flexible and accommodating, she made our stay so relaxing and enjoyable. The property is finished to a very high standard and is equipped with everything you could possibly need. I would highly recommend this property and hope to stay here again.
Truly spacious and well kept. A hidden jewel that is close to everything and quiet at the same time
The cottage is located in greyabbey. A short distance from Belfast and located in the small village. The cottage has both a country and contemporary feel about it. Well stocked with all the necessities. Very spacious and far enough off the road that you don’t hear any traffic. The instructions received from the owner were precise and easy to understand. We will definitely be returning.
We enjoyed having you and your family to stay Jeff. Thanks for the lovely feedback.
'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.