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Drive and front entrance to cottageWildlife pond. The garden was awarded 'Best small country garden’ Northern Ireland by the Belfast Telegraph newspaper in 2014.
An art and garden lover's hideaway
An art and garden lover's hideaway
2 επισκέπτες
1 υπνοδωμάτιο
1 κρεβάτι
1 μπάνιο
2 επισκέπτες
1 υπνοδωμάτιο
1 κρεβάτι
1 μπάνιο
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Thoughtfully designed cottage, self contained but adjoining owner's main house. Lake to the rear, mountains out front. Comfortable bedroom with ensuite bathroom, home cinema/living room with cathedral ceiling and wood burning stove. Kitchen, with spacious conservatory overlooking the lake. Outdoor hot tub also with view over lake. I like my guests to be self-sufficient and you'll find everything included to make your stay easy and comfortable - quality breakfast materials are just the start.

Ο χώρος

You will not find a more intimate and aesthetically absorbing house in Northern Ireland! It was created by my late wife and I since 2000, we joined the 2 houses with a small link area, which can be shut off for airbnb privacy. I believe strongly that inside and outside spaces should relate seamlessly; outside you will find a wildlife garden unequalled in Co Down (awarded 'best small country garden in NI' by Belfast Telegraph in 2014); inside you may be intrigued by the hand-painted furniture, gold leaf decoration and unpredictable colour schemes. If you are looking for a formula, this is not the place! If you enjoy art, peace, gardens and nature, you will love it here. I have hosted all manner of interesting guests from naturalists to naturists, and everyone loves the feeling of peace and the profusion of colour here.
As a luxury bonus, you can watch HD movies on the 8' screen in your own cinema, or bathe in the privacy of your own outdoor hot tub, heated to a constant 39 degrees (NB advance notice needed and subject to additional £10 payment.)
For those interested in wildlife, a recent moth survey recorded 91 species overnight, inc a Humming Bird Hawk Moth. Butterflies and bees abound in summer, and the pond is heaving with frogs and newts.
The garden is planted in a naturalistic way with wildlife friendly plants, trees, and speciality species. In June, Laburnum blossom, wisteria right around the house, lupins and oriental poppies. But there is always something in flower most of the year. It is always in motion (and thus always needing attention.)
Hot water in the house is supplied by solar panels, at least when it's light. I rarely have to use the alternative oil heating between April and October.
Breakfast materials (fresh-made bread, eggs, milk, marmalade, cereals) are provided ( I also cater for - indeed excel in - vegetarian and vegan diets), and I can provide a full cooked breakfast and/or full meals at extra cost (vegetarian only). You are welcome to cook whatever you like if you choose to self cater. There is a gas hob + an efficient table top oven (but no microwave) and good pots/utensils. The kitchen is well equipped. Also I like to provide basics like oils, sugar, spices, teas, ground coffee etc so you don't need to bring these things.

Πρόσβαση επισκεπτών

The cottage is accessed by its own gated drive to the lane (though you will need to reverse out, there is no turning area, hence need for care). Most guests arrive at the main house (No 5) then I can show you how best to park. You can totally secure your house when you go out.

Αλληλεπίδραση με τους επισκέπτες

You can interact as you wish, my priority is to give you privacy if you want it. If your'e game, I can be very chatty. Some guests have chosen to come over and have dinner 'at my place' (ie next door), a decision none have regretted. And I can save a lot of time helping with local walks, facilities etc.
There is a little linked area common to your house and mine and I put a blind so we don't have to gawp at each other cooking. And I installed a bell system so you can buzz me like room service when I'm around! You are welcome to explore the garden, in which I may be working. There are many interesting places to sit or eat depending on the time of day.

Άλλα στοιχεία προς σημείωση

High speed internet access is always on (choice of wired ethernet or wifi).
2 cats reside in my house and are kept separate unless you'd like them to have access.
Advance notice needed usually for hot tub, plus £10 payment during stay.
A drying frame and iron and board and are all located in your part of the house and guests can use my washing machine for a £5 payment per wash.

Δωρεάν ιδιωτικός χώρος στάθμευσης στις εγκαταστάσεις
Κουδούνι/Ασύρματη ενδ/νία
Ασύρματο Internet
Κόστος καθαρισμού €6
Έκπτωση ανά εβδομάδα: 14%
Τιμή σαββατοκύριακου €92 / διανυκτέρευση
Επικοινωνείτε πάντα μέσω της Airbnb
Για να προστατεύσετε την πληρωμή σας, μην μεταφέρετε ποτέ χρήματα και μην επικοινωνείτε έξω από την ιστοσελίδα ή την εφαρμογή της Airbnb.
Διαρρύθμιση ύπνου
Υπνοδωμάτιο 1
1 κρεβάτι queen size
Κανόνες σπιτιού
Απαγορεύεται το κάπνισμα
Ακατάλληλο για κατοικίδια
Απαγορεύονται τα πάρτι και οι εκδηλώσεις
Δεν είναι ασφαλές ή κατάλληλο για παιδιά (0-12 ετών)
Η ώρα άφιξης είναι ευέλικτη
Αναχώρηση μέχρι τις 12:00

No pets I'm afraid, as I have cats, (but who are on my side of the house).
No smoking inside.
There is a cream colour carpet in the living room which is nice but vulnerable, please respect this in footware (some crocs provided but best bring your own or slippers). Shoes can be left in the porch.

Επιπλέον, πρέπει να αποδεχτείτε
Γάτα(ες) ζουν στο σπίτι
Λειτουργίες ασφαλείας
Ανιχνευτής καπνού
Ανιχνευτής μονοξειδίου του άνθρακα
Κουτί πρώτων βοηθειών
Κάρτα ασφαλείας
Ελάχιστη διαμονή 2 διανυκτερεύσεων

69 Κριτικές

Το προφίλ του/της Juanjo
Νοέμβριος 2017
5 star accommodation in a very special house!! My girlfriend and I stayed a whole weekend and it was just PERFECT. I would like to highlight the top 3 strengths of the house: 1. Mike is a SUPER host: one of the kindest guys I have met in Airbnb. He is a very helpful person and he respected our privacy very well. 2. Full equipped house: all the commodities you can need (cinema room, hot-tub, smart home lightning). Decoration is cool! 3. Environment: if you want to chill, listen to birds and enjoy the nature, come here. Magnificent views of a lake. Cons: none Thanks so much Mike! See you soon

Το προφίλ του/της Andrew
Νοέμβριος 2017
A stunning place, secluded and peaceful but perfect for a relaxing break, with everything you could want for a short stay - from hot tub to cinema projector and eclectic DVD collection to beautiful views and comfortable, quirky furnishings. Getting parked in the driveway takes practice to do quickly but it's definitely worth it, and once we were in it took an effort to drag ourselves out of the cottage at all! Thanks, Mike.

Το προφίλ του/της Linda
Σεπτέμβριος 2017
Myself and my parter stayed here for 2 nights. Mike was a welcoming host and provided us with fresh homemade bread and eggs on arrival. There was a selection of teas and coffee and the kitchen was very well equipped. The cottage was so cosy and homely with the added bonus of a home cinema and an outdoor hot tub which we availed of after a long day sight seeing in Belfast which was approximately a 30 minute drive. We dined in a local restaurant called the Smugglers Table one evening which was top class. All in all we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Mike's lovely home. We would highly recommend a stay here and will definitely be back...

Το προφίλ του/της Sara And Dave
Αύγουστος 2017
We had a lovely time at Mike's home, its so peaceful and such a beautiful view from the garden with a lovely garden as well! We really enjoyed the perks of the projector and hot tub and the fresh bread was delicious! Thanks very much Mike!

Το προφίλ του/της Jo
Αύγουστος 2017
Idyllic setting. A warm welcome awaits. The freshly made bread and home grown tomatoes were appreciated. The cinema screen and hot tub were such a treat. Thanks Mike and Elke for making me feel so welcome and providing the perfect sanctuary after a busy and challenging few days.
Το προφίλ του/της Mike
Απάντηση από τον/την Mike:
Thanks Jo, you will be welcome any time, and thanks for leaving things so immaculate!
Αύγουστος 2017

Το προφίλ του/της Sage
Αύγουστος 2017
Mike's place is a unique gem of a home. Every detail is chosen with care and love. We had an extremely comfortable and restful stay. Mike is one of the kindest hosts we have met. He shared with us a simple and delicious dinner the first night and we enjoyed a couple of fresh plums from the garden as well. The serenity of the place is unparalleled. Highly recommend!

Το προφίλ του/της Klara
Αύγουστος 2017
We went to Mike's place to do some writing and edit a film - the place is truly perfect for creative get-aways. We needed to get out of the big city for a bit of a quiet, but inspiring place to focus and we got exactly that, and more. The house and garden is beautiful, fresh vegetables, and newly baked bread when we arrived! The area is stunning and Mike is a wonderful and generous host. It is also easy for day-trips along the beautiful coast, up to Belfast and around the rest of Northern Ireland.
Το προφίλ του/της Mike
Απάντηση από τον/την Mike:
Hope the film and the Phd all work good Klara, thanks for staying!
Αύγουστος 2017

Killyleagh, Ηνωμένο ΒασίλειοΈγινε μέλος το Μάρτιος 2013
Το προφίλ του/της Mike

I live in the country outside Killyleagh, I am a photographer and musician and gardener now. My late wife Ruth was a garden designer and extraordinary artist and together we created a very unusual house and garden (for Northern Ireland). We liked world cinema, unusual gardens and anything that brings a smile to the heart; widely travelled, most recently to Morocco, Italy, Portugal and Australia.

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