The Cottage Schoolhouse

Built as a School house in 1804, this delightful white walled cottage, with private south facing garden is the perfect retreat for two people. Full of character, with thick walls and cottage door, it is tastefully modernised with wood burning stove, central heating and WiFi to meet all your needs.It is within 5 minutes walk of Strangford lough, sandy beaches and St Patricks Way including the seals at Cloghy Rocks and the Killard Nature Reserve. Located within the historic hamlet of Kilclief, with its Tower House Castle(open July and August)and local Church the Cottage is 3 miles from the pretty conservation village of Strangford with its excellent hostelries and eating, renowned local butcher,crafts and the famous ferry service connecting to Portaferry and The Ards Peninsula.

The nearby National Trust property of Castleward, with its new multi-purpose trails, offers extensive opportunities for walking,cycling and canoeing; bicycles and canoes plus instruction are available for hire within the estate from Clearsky Outdoor Adventure.There is also an extensive and varied range of events throughout the year including the Easter Fair (5&6th April 2015),Craft Village with renowned local craftspeople including demonstrations using wood,clay, glass and jewellery (April-September), historic Cream Teas, Craft Fairs (August and November 2015), Pumpkinfest (24&25th October 2015) as well as historic house tours (mid March to 31 October 2015) and a host of other themed events. www.nationaltrust/castleward

The St. Patrick's Centre and Museum in nearby Downpatrick as well as its famous Cathedral are must sees on the St Patrick's Trail while the Mourne Mountains and Down coast within a 40 minute drive spoil the visitor with choice for further walks, eating, events and just the chance to be!

All of this is perfect to build a stay around in this most peaceful and historic corner of Ireland. Special weekend offers available with fuel for stove and welcome pack of local breads.
Rooms and Units
1 x 1 Bedroom Unit (sleeps 2)
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The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

3 miles from Strangford off the A2 to Ardglass. Turn first right onto Bishops Court Road from Strangford after Kilclief Castle and Parish Church. Follow signs for Glebe Residential Centre and St Michaels Church.

Shortbreak Offers

To book these offers, please contact the premises directly.

£50.00 / €62.50
Per unit

Subject to availability

Golf/Irish Open

27 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

The School House Cottage is an ideal self catering unit for 2 people within a 35-40 minute drive from Royal County Down (and 3 miles from Ardglass Golf Club. Combine a visit to the Irish Open with some golf locally.
Fuel for wood burning stove included.
£50.00 / €62.50
Per unit

Subject to availability

Game of Throne Breaks

16 Jan 2015 - 31 Aug 2015

Visit WinterFell, home of the Stark family, and Robb's Camp at Castle Ward and step into the world of Game of Thrones. Just 5 minutes from the cottage make a weekend of it. Free admission to Castle Ward for National Trust members (you can join on the day) or admission prices apply. Book a GOT archery experience with Clearsky Adventure at Castle Ward on (028) 4372 3933 and truly step back in time decked out in your GOT costume. 2 night breaks from £95 depending on the season; includes stove fuel.
£50.00 / €62.50
Per unit

Subject to availability

St. Patrick's Day Weekend

13 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015

Make a long weekend of it to join in the St.Patrick Day's Walk at nearby Castle Ward (National Trust) with traditional music afterwards in the Stable Yard or join in the fun of the St. Patrick Day's Parade in Downpatrick, a 15 minute drive away. £95 for a two day break or £175 for a four day break for two people. All fuel for the wood burning stove included to make an extra cosy stay in this traditional cottage along the Mourne Coastal Route's Strangford Lough section.

* EURO prices are indicative only. Exchange rates should be verified with premises at time of booking. Offers indicating price per person are based on per person sharing.

  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Private Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Dogs Welcome Outside
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Ground Floor Bedroom(s)
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Euro Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
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Premises Address

10 Bishops Court Road
Co Down
BT30 7NU

Contact Details

Tel: (028) 4488 1185
Mob: 07922 100 023
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