Holywood Hill Country Cottages are located in the heart of the North Down tranquil countryside, just a ten-minute drive from Belfast, Titanic Quarter, City Airport, Bangor, Newtownards, Dundonald and Holywood; a great location to make your base while you explore Northern Ireland!
Set in 8 acres of private grounds with an extensive area for secure parking, the cottages have consistently achieved a 4* rating from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. We have everything you need for individuals, couples or families to enjoy a wonderful holiday.
We warmly welcome 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.
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 its 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; superb forest parks; cathedrals; castles and gardens: boating, bird-watching, walking and pony trekking.