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Maggie's Croft


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53 Ballybannan Road, Castlewellan, Co Down, BT31 9ER
Traditional Stone built cottage


Maggie's Croft Cottage a tranquil country retreat 

Nestled in a sleepy valley with unspoilt views of the Majestic Mourne Mountains Maggie's Croft cottage awaits.

Situated 2 miles from Castlewellan with its beautiful forest park and only 4 miles from Tollymore Forest Park you are spoilt for choice. Not only do we have amazing forests on our doorstep we are also just over 3 miles from Murlough, a blue flag beach and Nature Reserve and of course the Mournes themselves. Irelands largest Mountains they offer boundless adventure and spectacular photo opportunities.

Co.Down is famous all over the world for its golf with Royal County Down links course and the adjoining Mourne golf clubs are just 4 miles away, within half an hours drive we have three further courses. Adrglass, Kilkeel and Warrenpoint.

Along with the cosy stone built cottage at Maggie's Croft we have stables and a purpose built sand arena available if guest would like to bring their own horse on holiday also.

All this makes Maggie's Croft a perfect location for hill walkers, mountain bikers, water sport enthusiasts, golfers and equestrians alike. After all of the adventure Maggie's Croft offers a peaceful, cosy haven to relax. Unwind in the Hot tub and Sauna or sit and enjoy the view from the outside seating area.

This traditional cottage has been tasteful renovated and offers 3 bedrooms, sleeping 5 guests. Along with 2 shower rooms there is a cosy sitting room and a well equipped country Kitchen.

Secure lockable storage is available for bikes, golf bags etc along with drying facilities in case of our glorious Irish weather. Also outside we have our dedicated doggie accommodation. Alowing your 4 legged friends to come and stay as well.



  • Guide dogs permitted

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Child seat available
  • Cot & Highchair Available

Establishment Features

  • Central heating throughout - Oil fired central heating throughout
  • Hairdryers - Hairdryer available in each bedroom
  • Linen available free of charge - All bed linen and house towels provided
  • Linen provided
  • Pets accepted - One small house dog allowed to stay in the cottage. Outside doggie accommodation provided for 2 larger dogs max
  • Private rooms
  • Real log/coal fires - Wood burning stove with logs provided
  • Showers
  • Towels available - Towels provided for the house and Hot Tub. Beach towels not available
  • Washing & Drying facilities on site - Washing machine and Tumble dryer

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire - Bike hire can be provided with notice
  • Sauna - Infra red Sauna and Hot tub available as an extra cost
  • Television in lounge/TV room
  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Additional charge for pets - Max of 2 dogs per stay at £10per dog per night
  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Daily rates available
  • Deposit Reqired

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • Country house
  • Dogs Welcome Inside
  • Dogs Welcome Outside
  • In countryside
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Out of town

Room / Unit Features

  • Central heating in all units
  • Colour television in all units
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Facilities in all units
  • Freezer in all units
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Units available with real log/coal fires
  • Washing Machine

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as gay friendly


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Situated down a private lane off the Ballybannon Road. 

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