October 01, 2018 - November 04, 2018
Dates approximate at present, need to be confirmed. Also potentially interested in Autumn break somewhere warm. Non simultaneous may be possible - get in touch and see if it might work!
July 01, 2019 - August 20, 2019
Summer 2018 now arranged
In Northern Ireland - a modern, luxury house in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Newcastle is a beautiful seaside town in County Down, NORTHERN IRELAND. The town is surrounded by the scenery of the Mourne mountains. It is an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
For a quick introduction, here are two films:
Mourne Moods: A Timelapse Journey Through the Kingdom of Mourne:
Newcastle has all the facilities you will need - shops, cafes etc. It is home to the famous Royal County Down Golf course - one of the world's top courses. Nearby there are lovely Irish stone walls and numerous walking trails. There are short and long walks on mountain tracks, nature reserves, forests and beaches. Local forest parks have exciting mountain bike paths and specialist bikes for hire.
Northern Ireland’s best kept secret is the fabulous food which you will find in the countless independent restaurants and cafés, serving many local products. From the house you can walk to several great ones in Newcastle. Our favourite one is "Brunel's" where the kitchen won top Chef in Ireland 2018.
Belfast is a bus ride away (50 km), where you can visit the famous Titanic visitor attraction and many other places of interest. In 2016, National Geographic praised Belfast’s vibrant food-scene, picking out Northern Ireland in its top ten culinary destinations!
Our house is a modern, comfortable and spacious townhouse with three floors. We have planned it to be a welcoming space which is easy to clean and look after. It is within a short walking distance (0.5km) of shops, restaurants, bus station, and the lovely seaside promenade which goes round the bay to the harbour. Friends enjoy relaxing here with the mountain views or just curling up by the stove with a book.
We leave lots of suggestions for days out and the tourist information office is only 1km away. Within easy driving distance there are lovely harbours, castles, Historic Houses, Forest Parks and Lakes, seaweed baths, kayaks for hire and spas. And of course, there are 19 Golf courses in County Down! Longer day trips are possible, for example to the Giant's Causeway (A world Heritage site).
Belfast International (77km) and George Best (Belfast City, 53km). Both accessible by public transport.
Dublin Airport (100km) – transfer by car or coach to Belfast.
Ferries: approximate distances
Belfast – Stenaline ferries (53km), Larne – P&O ferries (70km), Dublin -from Liverpool, Holyhead, directferries.com (100km), Rosslare – from Pembroke, Fishguard, Cherbourg, Rosscoff (270km), Cork – from Rosscoff (330km)
Buses from Belfast go every half hour Mon-Fri, and take one hour. See http://www.translink.co.uk/Timetables/
House facilities: see Our Family tab and lifestyle. Guests can easily access Internet at the local library (5 mins walk) or free wifi all along the promenade/ cafes. The house is located in a BTopenzone hotspot and we can normally leave a laptop for you to access wifi this way.
Key information websites:
Discover Northern Ireland.
http://www.discovernorthernireland.com Type name of town/activity in the search bar.
Mournes overview: http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/48-Hours-in-The-Mournes-A2273
Local tourist site:http://www.visitmournemountains.co.uk/
Mourne live: http://www.mournelive.com
National Trust: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/local-to-you/northern-ireland/
Belfast City blog: www.belfastvibe.com/big-stories
- 2 Adults
- 0 Children
- 12 Exchanges made
- Professional /Teacher
- Artist/ Homemaker
- House Type: House
- Floor: 3
- Environment: By the sea
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Sleeping Capacity: 8
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Not allowed
- Non-simultaneous exchange
- Home exchange
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 4
- No smoking
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Isle of Man
- Balearic Islands, Spain
- Canary Islands, Spain
- Apulia, Italy
- French Riviera, France
- Vienna, Austria
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Haarlem, Netherlands
- Hamburg, Germany
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Porto, Portugal
- Madeira, Portugal
- Gelderland, Netherlands
- Zutphen, Netherlands
- Professional /Teacher
- Artist/ Homemaker
- We do not have children.
- We do not have pets.