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 near the village of Strangford. 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. We welcome dogs so that you can enjoy the many walks including, 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 (27 & 28th March 2016), Cream Teas in the Mansion House (check dates on 028 44 881204), Craft Fairs (August and November 2016), Pumpkinfest (22nd & 23rd October 2016) as well as historic house tours (mid March to 31 October 2016) 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.

£175.00 / €232.75
Total price

Subject to availability

Take a Chocolate Flavoured Easter Break along Strangford Lough

15 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017

Take a Chocolate Flavoured Easter Break along Strangford Lough

15th - 17th April 2017 (3 nights)

#175 for 3 nights for 2 people

Enjoy the spring break at Easter in the glorious scenery of Strangford Lough. With walks along the Lough, in nearby Castle Ward or in the Mournes (40 minutes away) the Cottage School House is ideally located for that special getaway at Easter. With delicious food on offer in Strangford and Ardglass (and some coastal golf too) this is a great place to recharge the batteries.

Fuel for wood burning stove included and a gift of some Easter Chocolate.

* 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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