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A Family & Pet friendly cottage set in rural surroundings

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 180 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 bedrooms each with rural views and ensuite bathrooms, sleeps 6

It provides three en-suite bedrooms, one double downstairs and twin and double bedrooms upstairs. All three are finished to a very high standard with the downstairs bedroom having an en-suite wet-room with bath. The property enjoys stunning views over the Castlereagh and Craigantlet Hills and beyond to Scrabo Tower.

The first floor sitting room is equipped with a television and a DVD player, a small selection of books and children's games, seating for six people and a wood burning stove. All fuel is provided at no extra cost.

Downstairs has a very well equipped kitchen with electric oven/hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. A clothes washer/drier is situated in the utility area and there is drying space in the airing cupboard. A dining room completes the downstairs area, with an open fire (again all fuel provided), table and chairs for six people.

The Old Orchard nestles in the heart of the countryside yet only 7 miles from Belfast city centre.

The Old Orchard Holiday Accommodation - suitable for disabled guests. The accommodation, recently converted to a very high standard (NITB Certified with a 5* rating) sleeps six. There are 3 en-suite bedrooms, a sitting room with television, DVD player, a selection of books and children's games and a wood burning stove, a large dining room with open fire and a very well equipped kitchen. All fuel for the fires is provided free of charge. A cot and / or high-chair is available upon request. Please advise should this be required, at time of booking.

There is a wonderfully secluded and quiet patio area with BBQ and seating leading to the garden gate which takes you through to the fields, providing easy walking for all ages. Guests are encouraged to investigate the woodland walks and the Christmas Tree plantations.

As we are pet friendly, dogs are very welcome although not in the bedrooms. With 24 acres surrounding the property there is ample space for them to run and to be walked through fields, woodland tracks or just in the enclosed garden/patio area. The owners have an outdoor kennel with run which is available on request. However, prior notice is needed.

A beautiful shared courtyard leads you to the main entrance of the property which is only 20 metres from the guests? very secluded & private car parking area. There is space for 2 cars.

The property has been designed also with the elderly and the disabled (accompanied by able bodied) in mind, as not only can you access the building via the Kitchen steps, the property can also be accessed via a ramp leading from the courtyard to the double front doors enabling these guests to enter easily. The downstairs has a spacious double bedroom which features an en-suite wet-room shower and contains a bath, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious dining room with open fire. All doors are wheelchair & walking frame accessible as are the light switches, door handles & appliance handles.

The three bedrooms are all finished to a very high standard and enjoy stunning views across the Craigantlet and Castlereagh Hills and beyond to Scrabo Tower. There is one double bedroom upstairs, one twin bedroom upstairs and as previously stated, one double bedroom downstairs. All bedlinen and towels are supplied free of charge.

The Old Orchard Self Catering Holiday Accommodation has three en-suite bedrooms:

one double bedroom downstairs

one twin bedroom upstairs

one double bedroom upstairs.

All are finished to a very high standard with the downstairs bedroom having an en-suite wet-room with bath. En-suites are all finished to a very high standard with thermostatic showers, the upstairs double room also features its own dressing area.

All bed linen and towels are provided free of charge.

Upstairs rooms enjoy stunning views over the Castlereagh or Craigantlet Hills and beyond to Scrabo Tower.

The downstairs bedroom is designed with elderly and disabled guests in mind and features wide doors and a wet-room. If you have special access or mobility needs please feel free to call us to discuss.

The first floor sitting room is equipped with a television and a DVD player, a small selection of books and children's games, seating for six people and a wood burning stove. All fuel is provided at no extra cost.

Downstairs has a very well equipped kitchen with electric oven/hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. A clothes washer/drier is situated in the utility area and there is drying space in the airing cupboard. A dining room completes the downstairs area, with an open fire (again all fuel provided), table and chairs for six people.

Please . Facilities include;

welcome pack

bedlinen and towels (no charge)

free supply of firewood for the fire and wood burning stove

thermostatic central heating with constant hot water

hair dryer

maps of area and tourist information leaflets

selection of books and games

travel cot and high chair (upon request)

telephone

microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric oven & hob, clothes washer/drier, television & DVD player

private and secure parking for two cars

courtyard

patio with BBQ facilities and garden furniture

drying area for wetsuits etc. is available

The Old Orchard has quiet and secluded car parking (for 2 cars). A courtyard leads you to the main entrance to the cottage. It can be accessed via a ramp or three steps.

Outside facilities include a private, and fenced patio area with BBQ facilities, and access to lovely country walks with magnificent views over the Co.Down countryside, Scrabo Tower and Stangford Lough. There are also facilities for drying wetsuits and other outdoor wet gear.

We are only a few miles from Belfast and Comber with easy access to the Comber Greenway, a cycle and walking path that stretches from Comber right into the heart of Belfast.

The enclosed garden / patio area is suitable for dogs however, the property owners can give access to a kennel and run (by prior arrangement).

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Penelope Johnston
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Mrs Penelope Johnston

A family run business situated on a Christmas Tree farm, in quiet and secluded surroundings only 7 miles from Belfast City centre.

Mrs Penelope Johnston purchased this cottage in 2010

What makes this cottage unique

Although renovated in 2010 the building dates back to 1850. Many old characteristics have been kept whilst still bringing the cottage into the 21st Century.

Free WiFi, pet friendly - no hidden extras.

Amenities

Newtownards Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Three ensuites available. Two upstairs one downstairs. The downstairs Ensuite also contains a bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Three bedrooms available - two double bedrooms and one twin room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • tennis

Reviews

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
George Best Belfast City Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Elk Inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Belfast
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Knock Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Belfast Central
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Upper Newtownards Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cafe Nosh
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Crawfordsburn / Helen's Bay
Car: recommended

The Old Orchard nestles in the heart of the countryside yet only 7 miles from Belfast city centre.

The Old Orchard is ideally situated for City Breaks in Belfast. It provides the visitor with excellent shopping and eating opportunities as well as places to visit and things to do. (Queen's University Belfast, The City Hall, the Waterfront Hall and the newly restored Albert Clock to name just a few)...

Dundonald & Comber have easy access to both Asda & Tesco supermarket chains. Open 7 days a week. Both villages have good post offices open 6 days a week.

From Belfast take the A20 towards Newtownards. At the Elk Inn / Russells Wine Shop take the A22 towards Comber. After 1 mile you will pass through a staggered junction, continue up a slight hill and enter the country. After two bad bends you will see Peartree Hill on the right hand side. Pass through the stone pillars, the entrance to The Old Orchard is through black gates and white pillars on the right hand side 300m up this lane.

From Dublin take the M1 Saintfield exit and follow signs for Carryduff/Saintfield. At Carryduff follow all signs for Comber. Just before entering Comber, take A22 to Belfast (turning on left). Follow all signs towards Belfast. After the Billy Neill School of Excellence (football pitches on right) take the turning on the left marked Peartree Hill. Follow as above.

18 mins from George Best Belfast City Airport

25 mins from Belfast Docks & Ferry Ports

25 mins from Belfast City Centre

45 mins from Belfast International Airport (Aldergrove)

2 & frac12; hrs from Dublin City Centre

2 hrs from Dublin Airport

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Rates & Availability

Newtownards Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$563
 
 
Easter (Peak Season)
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$688
 
 
Off Peak Season
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$563
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$688
 
 
Off Peak Season
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$563
 
 
Christmas / New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$688
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$563
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

£150 require to secure booking upon confirmation of booking to to secure against any loss or damage to the property during guests stay. Is returnable if no loss or damage incurred to property and if property is left in neat, tidy and clean manner.

£150 deposit required upon booking confirmation. This is a separate amount to the total amount due and secures the booking in the guests name as well as insuring against any loss or damage to the property during guests stay. Full amount due four weeks prior to guests arrival. Payments can be made via electronic transfer bank to bank. Deposit will be returned if no loss or damage incurred.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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