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Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Happy Vale, located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, has two luxury cottages Bearnagh and Meelbeg separated by a courtyard. A walking equipment/bike store/heated drying room is provided. The cottages have been designed to suit families, walking groups, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts who want a warm cosy base with mountain walking from the door. Situated on a hill farm close to Happy Valley in the Mourne Mountains. Happy Vale with a mountain stream running past is a smaller version of Happy Valley. Meelbeg cottage is ideally suited to a small family or group of walkers/mountain bikers. A well equipped live in kitchen has a sofa that easily converts to a double bed. Outside, a picnic table is perfect for groups eating outdoors while enjoying views of the mountains abov...Happy Vale, located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, has two luxury cottages Bearnagh and Meelbeg separated by a courtyard. A walking equipment/bike store/heated drying room is provided. The cottages have been designed to suit families, walking groups, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts who want a warm cosy base with mountain walking from the door. Situated on a hill farm close to Happy Valley in the Mourne Mountains. Happy Vale with a mountain stream running past is a smaller version of Happy Valley. Meelbeg cottage is ideally suited to a small family or group of walkers/mountain bikers. A well equipped live in kitchen has a sofa that easily converts to a double bed. Outside, a picnic table is perfect for groups eating outdoors while enjoying views of the mountains above and the farmland below the cottage. Ample parking space is provided. The cottage is Northern Ireland Tourist Board approved but not star rated. One bedroom, sleeps 2 in bunk beds Luxury bathroom with walk in shower and facilities for wheelchair users. Happy Vale is a showcase for environmentally friendly systems: ground source heat pump linked to under floor heating, solar hot water, solar PV electricity, grey water system from our mountain spring for flushing toilets, external sockets for charging electric vehicles. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Ball games are not allowed beside the cottages but guests are welcome to use the field above the cottages for ball games provided children are suitably supervised. Due to the Covid19 position, the all quilts and pillows etc will be changed, not just the covers. Guest access to the drying room will be limited.
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1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Gerry K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed July 26, 2020

This was our third time in 5 years staying in this immaculate cottage. Gerry is a fantastic host who does everything he can to make our stay as pleasant as possible. We used cottage as a base for mountain biking in the Mournes, and with...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2020

Thanks again Winston, your young sons are already skilled Mt Bikers. Looking forward to next time, hopefully when things are back to "normal" again

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Reviewed March 30, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: March 2020
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2020

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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: July 2019
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

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Reviewed June 16, 2019

Had a fabulous week in Meelbeg Cottage with my husband and daughter. The accommodation is spotless and really comfortable. In a stunning location the cottage is just 15 minutes from County Down Golf Club and Newcastle with all the amenities you may need. The drying...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Thanks for your response and well done in the golf competition. Hope to see you again. Gerry

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Fantastic location; beautiful scenery and close to all attractions. Garry is the most helpful and kind landlord I ever met. Cottage was cosy, modern and fully equipped but also eco-friendly. We will definitely be back!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Eva R
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks Eva for your kind comments, your will all be very welcome to return

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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2018
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

The cottage is situated in a secluded area surrounded by beautiful scenery and rolling hills all around. Gerry is an exceptionally gracious and helpful host. The little cottage we stayed in had a fold down bed/lounge in the kitchen dining area and it was surprisingly...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank David M
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hope to see you back again. It was very interesting to hear about previous generations in the area

Reviewed November 4, 2017

Stayed for 2 nights with my wife and 9 year old daughter. Gerry was very helpful before the visit getting in touch with info about the venue etc. Gerry also welcomed us on arrival and showed us around the cottage. Although small the cottage was...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Meelbeg is described as a small cottage with a sofa bed that converts into a double bed. The new sofa bed is slightly larger than a normal double mattress. Bearnagh Cottage on the same site clearly states it has space and luxury but at a...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017

Beautiful surroundings in the peaceful area of the Morn Mountain, Great base for all the great mountain biking. Great walk in local area. Fantastic accommodation very worm cottage. Loved the drying room with underfloor heating. Good information available in the cottage. The owner was very...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Mhairi R
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

You made great use of the drying room/bike shed and did well to get about the local mountain biking areas. Hope to see you here again, Gerry

Reviewed September 23, 2017

the cottage is great on good site to get out and about. walking fishing mountain biking. forest parks

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank ciaranofitzpatrick
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Very interesting to have guests who know all the local fishing areas. Thanks for your comments and hope to see you again. Gerry

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Central Heating
Highchair
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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