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Orchard cottage

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View from the orchard showing the large balcony from the lounge
Picture showing how the other cottage adjoins. Orchard cottage has a private balcony and privacy
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Barn
Relaxing and tranquil escape to the country in a unique barn conversion. Renovated to a high standard this property boasts a four star plus grading. A romantic retreat for couples in the beautiful countryside yet only ten minutes from Bangor, Donaghadee, and Newtownards and thirty minutes from Belfast. Recharge in peace and privacy on the spacious balcony. Colourful gardens all around with unique rock pond. Exposed beams and stone walls throughout. The downstairs bedroom has an amazing rock face wall. Countryside walks on your doorstep. Mount Stewart, Strangford Lough and the Ulster Folk and Transport museum and Titanic convenient. Horse riding, fishing, shooting and archery within 5 mins. Dogs to cover additional cleaning £20 per stay and only by prior arrangement. Tourist License / L...Relaxing and tranquil escape to the country in a unique barn conversion. Renovated to a high standard this property boasts a four star plus grading. A romantic retreat for couples in the beautiful countryside yet only ten minutes from Bangor, Donaghadee, and Newtownards and thirty minutes from Belfast. Recharge in peace and privacy on the spacious balcony. Colourful gardens all around with unique rock pond. Exposed beams and stone walls throughout. The downstairs bedroom has an amazing rock face wall. Countryside walks on your doorstep. Mount Stewart, Strangford Lough and the Ulster Folk and Transport museum and Titanic convenient. Horse riding, fishing, shooting and archery within 5 mins. Dogs to cover additional cleaning £20 per stay and only by prior arrangement. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 77284More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Please sign the visitors book. It's a mandatory requirement of the NI tourist board. Friendly dogs are subject to an extra charge of £20 for the first dog and £10 for the second for the duration of the stay payable on arrival. Only accepted after consultation and acceptance of dog house rules. NB livestock in surrounding fields. Cats and dogs live in and around the other cottages. Later check out by prior arrangement. Happy to oblige if no guest following in that same day.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Malcolm D
Languages spoken:Czech, German, English, French, Hungarian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Self isolating on our return from abroad and we couldn't have made a more perfect choice. The quaint, tranquil cottage is lovely with all the amenities you could wish for and in some amazing Irish countryside. The hosts Malcolm and Andrea were simply exceptional ,...More

Date of stay: March 2021
Thank Tony W
Curious772981, VR Owner at Orchard cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for those kind words. We absolutely loved having you stay with us and are amazed how you kept yourself so content and buoyant during your period of self isolation. We felt we made good friends albeit with social distancing. Looking forward...More

Reviewed August 8, 2020

This is a beautiful, little cottage. It really was a home from home; it has everything you could possibly need - large comfortable bed, stunning scenery, a balcony, lots of private space and ground. The cupboards are stocked with everything you could need - things...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank roscoemarykate
Reviewed November 28, 2019

Malcolm is an excellent host with a gorgeous property off the beaten track in Co. Down. The place is warm and cosy with beautiful views all around. Malcolm and his partner have thought of everything when it comes to the extras and even had some...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Jasonmcl88
Reviewed October 7, 2019

We got the best welcome by Carla and Charlie when we arrived (Malcom’s dogs) Things continued to get better and better as we were shown the orchard cottage. The property was well equipped with everything we needed to hand in all rooms perfect for some...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Brian S
Reviewed October 6, 2019

Really beautiful location and close to some remarkable places.. We cook a lot and found every single appliance/pots, pans, I may need, available. Lovely, comfortable bedroom.. Loved meeting the wonderful friendly spaniels of the owners and the outside, warm shower was such a binus for...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Hayley B
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

Nice location for touring local areas well equipped cottage and friendly hosts lovely country retreat.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Jenny H
Curious772981, VR Owner at Orchard cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2019

Thank you Jenny Look forward to seeing you both again in the not too distant future hopefully. You were a pleasure to host.

Reviewed July 30, 2019

Absolutely fantastic cottage - facilities, location, equipment, ambience, views etc all 10/10. The only possible addition would be to have 2 trays so that we could eat in front of the TV sometimes - yes, we are slobs on holiday!

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank norton543
Curious772981, VR Owner at Orchard cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Thanks Nuala. Glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet. Good point about the TV dinners. I will keep a lookout for a nice pair. Thanks again for your kind words.

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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed July 3, 2019

We spent the most fabulous 2 nights in Orchard Cottage at the weekend. We were met by Malcolm who was so friendly and informative. The cottage itself is absolutely stunning - a fabulous mix of traditional and modern features, and was equipped with everything we...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank juliannemeg
Curious772981, VR Owner at Orchard cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Thank you Julianne. A pleasure to meet you and hope you can retreat to the country and orchard cottage again in the future.

Reviewed June 21, 2019

An amazing cottage in a beautiful area with views of the surrounding farmland from the balcony. Well equipped kitchen and plenty of Dvd,s and games. We both felt right at home Malcolm our host was kind, friendly and unobtrusive. Exploring the Ards Peninsula and the...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank 252,508
Curious772981, VR Owner at Orchard cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Thank you Sheila and Toni. It was a pleasure to have you here. Thanks for your kind words. Best wishes. Malcolm

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Fishing and horse riding 5 min drive away. Field sport centre 5 mins away. Friendly dogs welcome by prior arrangement. Lovely quiet country walks on your doorstep. Woods, forests and beaches 15 mins away. Five or six golf courses 15 min drive away.
Getting around
The cottage is close to three towns but we are in the country so a car is advisable.
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