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Carlingford Lough, A Beautiful Costal Holiday Home -Old Essmore Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, bathroom 2, Country Cottage

Old Essmore Cottage, extensively renovated 18th century stone cottage, beautifully furnished keeping that old charm and set in Ireland's fast becoming sought after destination.

Sleeping up to seven persons( max 6 adults ), our three bedroom country self catering accommodation, located along the shore road, is only five minutes from the beautiful village of Carlingford and only two minutes to the village of Omeath.

Old Essmore Cottage offers all you need in a self catering accommodation with cozy cottage rooms offering great views of the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford lough and with plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay.

There is also a small garden and patio area ideal for relaxing in while you sip your tea or maybe a glass of wine or two.

The village of Carlingford is located on the shores of Carlingford Lough and is overlooked by the Cooley Mountains. It is a bustling centre for sightseers, walkers and adventure activity enthusiasts. It has a large number of award winning restaurants and pubs and has retained its medieval character. Carlingford, Omeath and the Cooley Peninsula won the 2008 European Destinations of Excellence – Tourism and Intangible Heritage award. ?

There are a number of great golf courses available nearby, great hiking trails on your door step, fishing, sailing, horse riding, dog racing tracks and a history to discover all around you.

A great location and ideal to go discover the East Coast from Dublin to Belfast - In little over an hour you can travel by car or train, from the heart of the country side into the heart of a city. Maybe a trip to the Zoo, visit The Guinness Factory or check out The Titanic Museum.

More Details

Owner
Gerard Mckearney
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

“PERFECT !! EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT OR NEED FOR RELAXED GETAWAY”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago for a stay in April 2014

My parents,husband,7yr old daughter and myself stayed in this cottage for easter it is absolutely gorgeous and set in beautiful countryside we loved catching up with family and being out and about. owners Gerard and Maureen are such a friendly welcoming couple who couldn't do enough for us they have thought of all needs, couldn't ask for better perfect getaway just an hour from Belfast or Dublin and 5min from the beautiful village of carlingford,and 2min from omeath itself ..stunning views ,hopefully we will return sometime would highly recommend ;-)



5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property

5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition

5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality

5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities

5 of 5 starsService

Liked best: the "old rustic wee irish cottage feel"........

Liked least: no shower upstairs

Traveling group: Extended Family

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:

Friends getaway Older travelers

Families with young children People with pets

The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid.
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Knocknagoran, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not want to spoil anyone's fun but please no children's play blow bubbles allowed in cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , Baby Travel Cot Available On Request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Carlingford Lough, A Beautiful Costal Holiday Home -Old Essmore Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 28 reviews
5

Just the spot - had everything you need and so close to Carlingford

  • 5 of 5

Gerrard the owner was A1. He was so hospitable and even bought cake and candles for my father's 60th birthday. His property is quaint yet roomy and ideal for exploring Carlingford and beyond. BIG recommendation. Barry G

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage, great location

  • 4 of 5

A perfectly situated cottage close to Omeath & across the road from the greenway to/from Carlingford. With stunning mountain view’s all around and the lough in front there is so much right on Old Essmore’s doorstep. Inside it’s cosy & fully equipped and was delightfully decorated for the holiday season with loads of candles & 🎄.The digital music collection was a great bonus.

The downstairs shower could do with a refurb., otherwise it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house. Perfect hosts. Would definitely recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully decorated, very practical and in a fabulous setting. There is a scenic walk from Omeath to Carlingford which passes directly in front of the cottage. We were greeted with a beautiful wine and cheese reception and a tour of the cottage. We 5 ladies had a wonderful weekend and would definitely recommend and would return.

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, cozy and all amenities available to feel at home while traveling

  • 5 of 5

Excellent!

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

stunning views

  • 5 of 5

A must book if planning to stay in this area. Gerard will welcome you with the most amazing hospitality, the home and treats are just what the traveler needs after a long drive. Unfortunately we had a very wet week so didn't get a chance to enjoy the patio. This home is the best equipped home I have ever rented, nothing is left out. Close to Belfast just up the highway, enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A well appointed, cozy, comfortable home in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend Old Essmore Cottage to anyone wishing to stay in an authentic old Irish cottage with all the modern conveniences of home.

Our host Gerard was there to meet us upon arrival and, much to our surprise, presented us with a lovely traditional Irish tea complete with scones, jam and cream. He also thoughtfully provided us a few essentials to start us off (milk, juice). A quick tour and he was on his way and we were left to enjoy this idyllic home and Gerard's incredible curated music selection of over 10,000 songs, all loaded on a computer that's hooked up to a built-in sound system!

The cottage is located directly across from beautiful Carlingford Lough and the greenway path system. It's a one mile walk into Omeath in one direction and about 6-7 miles into the historic town of Carlingford in the other direction.

At the start of the greenway path towards Carlingford, there is a small parking lot where we observed a bicycle rental company dropping off bikes for people. This would definitely be worth exploring.

The bedrooms were well appointed with comfortable beds and as stated in the posting could sleep up to 7-8 people.

We would recommend booking a table at Omeath's Granvue Hotel for live music and excellent fish and chips.

There's so much to see and do in the area and Old Essmore Cottage is the perfect home base. Our only regret was not being able to spend more time at this lovely place.

Thanks Gerard for a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Belfast or Dublin
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Granview
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Belfast Or Dublin approx
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Greenore
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Newry
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Templetown Blue Flag Beach
Car: recommended

Old Essmore Cottage, extensively renovated stone cottage, beautifully furnished keeping that old charm and set in Ireland's new sought after destination.

Sleeping up to seven persons, our three bedroom country self catering accommodation, located along the shore road, is only five minutes drive from the beautiful village of Carlingford and only two minutes to the village of Omeath.

Old Essmore Cottage offers all you need in a self catering accommodation with cosy cottage rooms offering great views of the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford lough and plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay.

There is also a small garden and patio area ideal for relaxing while you sip your tea or maybe a glass of wine or two.

The cottage is facing the entrance to the Greenway Path, a fantastic path for walkers and cyclists which runs along the Carlingford coast, great for shaking off the night before.

The village of Carlingford is located on the shores of Carlingford Lough and is overlooked by the Cooley Mountains. It is a bustling centre for sightseers, walkers and adventure activity enthusiasts.

It has a large number of award winning restaurants and pubs and has retained its medieval character. Carlingford, Omeath and the Cooley Peninsula won the 2008 European Destinations of Excellence – Tourism and Intangible Heritage award.

There are a number of great golf courses available nearby, great hiking trails, fishing, sailing, horse riding and a history to discover at your door step.

A great location and ideal to go discover the East Coast from Dublin to Belfast - In little over an hour you can travel by car or train, from the heart of the country side into the heart of a city.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Knocknagoran, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid season 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$232
AU$890
AU$2,669
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 12 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$232
AU$1,044
AU$3,133
 
 
Mid Season
13 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$232
AU$967
AU$2,669
 
 
Christmas / New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$232
AU$1,006
 
 
Winter 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$232
AU$890
AU$2,359
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$232
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$154.71

Weekly Check-in days flexible - Weekends From Friday to Monday
Holiday home available from 4.00pm on day of arrival.
Check out is at 11.00am on day of departure.
Stay more than two weeks and receive a 20% discount off each additional week confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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