If you have a larger than usual size of party and are looking for somewhere away from it all for a few days, this is a good place to consider. The house has a refurbished modern interior with lots of rooms (and bathrooms – one even with a whirlpool bath), and a huge kitchen. The place is warm, comfortable, and with a good range of facilities. All very pleasant.
It’s in the heart of the Mountains of Mourne, with lots of great scenery, and some attractions within easy reach by car. And despite the isolation it’s easily found, being just beside the road – a plus factor for anyone who has struggled over farm tracks and forest trails to locate their short-break cottage. Don’t worry about traffic noise, it’s not a busy road and the house keeps noise out well. Do make sure you have your supplies with you, even the convenience shops and take-aways are several miles off., and the supermarket even further.
You’re in the lee of Spelga dam so a couple of minutes’ walk takes you up to the viewpoint. And try the little road below the house and watch your free-wheeling car apparently go uphill with the engine off: it’s one of those roads where the surroundings create an optical illusion and a gentle downward slope looks as if it’s actually going uphill.More