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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum 
Cottage
Holywood Hill Country Cottages are holiday cottages in the heart of the North Down tranquil countryside, yet only ten minutes drive from Belfast, Titanic Quarter, City Airport, Bangor, Newtownards, Dundonald and Holywood, a great location to explore Northern Ireland. The cottages, set in 8 acres of private grounds with an extensive area for secure parking, have recently achieved a 4* rating from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and have everything you need for individuals, couples or families to enjoy a wonderful holiday. There are two cottages available, so if it appears that there is a booking on the dates you are interested in, please send me an enquiry message and I will check if the other cottage is available for your stay. Please email me directly or send a message to chec...Holywood Hill Country Cottages are holiday cottages in the heart of the North Down tranquil countryside, yet only ten minutes drive from Belfast, Titanic Quarter, City Airport, Bangor, Newtownards, Dundonald and Holywood, a great location to explore Northern Ireland. The cottages, set in 8 acres of private grounds with an extensive area for secure parking, have recently achieved a 4* rating from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and have everything you need for individuals, couples or families to enjoy a wonderful holiday. There are two cottages available, so if it appears that there is a booking on the dates you are interested in, please send me an enquiry message and I will check if the other cottage is available for your stay. Please email me directly or send a message to check if there are any discounts available for the dates of your stay. Ballydavey cottage, on the ground floor has two large bedrooms and sleeps 4. Ballycultra Cottage, on the first floor, also has two large bedrooms and sleeps 3 - this cottage has the attraction of a beautiful balcony to relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views over Belfast Lough. Both cottages are fitted out to a very high standard with electric central heating and solar panels, and come complete with free WIFI, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, cooker with glass hob, large television, DVD player, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack. There is also a fully equipped laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. A large outdoor grass area, BBQ facilities and Ballymenach forest walks across the road will ensure you experience the relaxation of countryside living. We warmly welcome families, walkers, cyclists and golfers, as the beautiful Ulster Way and many golf courses, including the famous Rory McIlroy's local club, are only a few minutes drive away. Visitors are always impressed with the variety of unique shops, restaurants, wine bars and cafes' in Holywood as it is an excellent location for exploring Belfast, North Down and beyond.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Wendy H
Hosting since February 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsBefore your stay we will send you directions to the cottage and the latest Tourist information which may help you plan your stay. We have achieved the 'We're Good To Go' Standard and are ready to welcome visitors in line with Covid-19 Guidelines. Having always maintained a 100% cleanliness score in our annual Assessment from NI Tourist Board, we are pleased to assure our guests of attention to detail. We will be here to meet you at the cottage, hand the key over and show you around. There will also be a welcome basket ready for you ....of tea, coffee, milk, butter, sugar, bread, free range eggs from our hens and a treat.

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Reviews (62)
S C
S C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect cottage for a little family get away!
We stayed at the Holywood Hill Country Cottage for a week in August so we could have a base for visiting family and doing some sight seeing with our three children aged 10, 7 and 9 months. The cottage was excellent: clean, comfortable, cosy and well stocked with everything we could possibly need. It was a real home from home which is exactly what we needed with young children. There was space for the kids to run around and get some fresh air and lots of games, books etc to keep them occupied. The beds were comfy and provided a restful nights sleep after busy days. The views were beautiful from the cottage. Holywood is a short drive and provides everything you need in terms of shops etc. Wendy was incredibly helpful and welcoming, we were provided with welcome items when we arrived, bread, milk, cakes which was great after a long journey. The kids were taken to collect fresh eggs from the free range hens which tasted amazing. We would definitely visit again, really enjoyed our stay, would highly recommend.
Visited August 2023
Written August 11, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Getaway40115166060
Getaway40115166060
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfectly situated for exploring
An excellently prepared accommodation well equipped for all your necessary needs whilst on holiday with very pleasing welcome basket much appreciated after a long journey . Many attractions within easy reach in and around Belfast as main roads close by.
Visited October 2021
Written October 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hazel D
Hazel D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Holywood Cottages - fabulous!
Fab location, facilties and views! Very easy to communicate with the owners, always very prompt responses. Very well equiped and comfortable cottage with a lovely welcome basket. Highly recommend Holywood Cottages as a base to explore Belfast and the rest of N Ireland. Nowhere is very far!
Visited September 2021
Written September 16, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Caitriona
Caitriona
Ireland13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Stay
We are just back from a 3 night stay in Wendy's Ballycultra Cottage (the upstairs cottage). The cottage is spotless, very modern and so comfortable. The bed was very comfortable, lovely hot showers, the kitchen had everything we needed including a lovely welcome basket which was a nice touch. The view from the balcony in Ballycultra cottage is just gorgeous we enjoyed a few evenings sipping wine and looking through the binoculars! I mean what more could you want! It is a short drive into Holywood village and 10 mins to the beautiful Helen's Bay beach. It is less than 20 mins drive into Belfast. It was exactly what we wanted, a nice relaxing getaway, a base to explore Northern Ireland but not be in the hustle and bustle of Belfast city. Wendy was a joy to deal with nothing was too much. I really can't wait to return we had such a nice trip. Thank you Wendy you are such a brilliant host. Looking forward to seeing you again soon Cathriona and Nick
Visited June 2021
Written June 24, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Boo M
Boo M
Bath, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First class
Really lovely , up to the minute, comfortable accommodation in superb location . Owner was very welcoming and helpful . I strongly recommend
Visited August 2020
Written September 3, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Samuel Y
Samuel Y
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Refreshing and Reviving ! ! !
This property is amazing, the setting and the views will refresh your soul as well as your mind. We had almost 3 weeks to enjoy the experience and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique place to stay. Everything you could ever need in a Holiday rental is provided by the Hosts including fresh eggs every day and a very generous Welcome Basket. The furnishings and decor are superb and of the best quality. Thanks a million to Wendy and David for providing such a beautiful home from home.
Visited August 2019
Written September 20, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cruiser797296
Cruiser797296
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Warm welcome at Holywood Hill
As a group of 3 adults, we booked the upper apartment at Holywood Hill as we were visiting family in Belfast and wanted to visit some of the sights of Northern Ireland. The accommodation was very comfortable, clean and well maintained and equipped. Wendy greeted us with a large welcome pack of tea, coffee, bread, milk, butter and marmalade together with free-range eggs from her hens and a large tray of cakes. The property stands in the middle of fields with extensive views to Helens Bay and across the water to Carrickfergus. Access to Belfast is easy - under half an hour's drive to the city centre and the City Airport; about 20 minutes to the beautiful National Trust property of Mount Stewart by Strangford Lough; and about 1 1/2 hours to the Giant's Causeway. This is excellent accommodation in a beautiful location. We hope to visit again!
Visited August 2019
Written August 21, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sherpa470335
Sherpa470335
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect
Perfect in every way, location, cleanliness, comfort and accessibility for wheelchair. Hope to be back
Visited June 2019
Written July 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Penny
Penny
Shepparton, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Immaculate and well appointed
Wendy provided a welcome package with yummy goodies in it. The apartment was immaculately clean and had everything you could want or need. Glorious views and short drive to Holywood town which had good restaurants. Also the journey from Holywood station to Belfast was only 10-15 minutes. I would have no hesitation in recommending Holywood Hills apartment to anyone I know.
Visited June 2019
Written July 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jmg225
jmg225
Leeds, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
an exceptional place to stay
Everything that has been positively said about Holywood Hill cottages is true! A wonderful place to stay. The views across Belfast Lough, made standing at the kitchen sink a pleasure. Wendy's personal welcome, and her enormous welcome basket (including milk, butter, eggs, bread, crisps, cakes and more) were just the beginning of a delightful weekend. Thank you so much.
Visited June 2019
Written June 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Parking
  • Secure parking available

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About the neighbourhood
Northern Ireland is a country of beauty and variety; and no part of it combines so much of each in so neat and compact an area as the heart of Down. The world knows that the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea - at Newcastle. The sea itself invades the land, forming the great bird sanctuary and yachting paradise of Strangford Lough. St Patrick sailed into the lough in A.D. 432 and eventually died - at Downpatrick. The Ards Peninsula with it's rolling drumlins and protected coves forms a shelter for the waters of Strangford Lough. Patrick Bronte, whose three daughters became great novelists, inspired them by tales of his youth in the Bann Valley. The quiet river valley from Banbridge to Rathfriland is nowadays called The Bronte Country. Here is a concentration of delights for which you would motor many miles in other places - firm, clean beaches; shoals of sea fish and rivers full of game and coarse fish; championship-standard golf; two superb forest parks; two cathedrals; castles and gardens: boating. bird-watching, walking and pony trekking.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Prices indicated are for the 4 person Ballydavey Cottage. Prices for the first floor Ballycultra 3 bed Cottage is available on request. Prices may be subject to change at the advertisers discretion. Longer Periods of stay may receive discount. Payment by paypal, bank transfer or cheque. £100 deposit to secure weekly booking. Balance payable 4 weeks before key collection.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Holywood Hill Country Cottages

Holywood Hill Country Cottages is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Holywood Hill Country Cottages has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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