Downshire Cottage is a charming red bricked terrace house located in the heart of Holywoodâ€™s town centre. It was originally built as a labours cottage for people working at Belfast Docks, however it has been extended, modernised and equipped to accommodate todayâ€™s tourist/visitors, whist retaining it's original features and sense of charm in a cosy cottage atmosphere.
One of the Cottages best advantages is its location just off Holywood High Street. Its provides an ideal base for those with transport as it has its own off-road car parking space at the front of the property.
However, it also... has doorstep convenience to Holywood town Centre and so is ideal for those travelling on foot as all the amenities of the bustling town of Holywood are on your doorstep and all local transport facilities are within easy walking distance
Downshire Cottage is located within the picturesque town of Holywood and is only a minutes walk from the town centre.
Holywood is a historic town, renowned for its collection of boutiques, gift shops, art galleries and traditional bars boasting live music, entertainment and quiz nights. There are several award winning gourmet restaurants and bistros and eclectic cafes, which cater for everything from early-bird breakfasts through to late night dining. The proprietors will be happy to provide details of any local attraction, on request.
Holywood itself has recently been voted Best Kept Medium Town in 2007 and hosts a range of facilities for residents and visitors including childrenâ€™sâ€™ play parks, scenic coastal and woodland walks, golf, a leisure centre and many other tourist facilities, some of which are listed below.
The recently developed Holywood Exchange also boasts, amongst other large retail outlets, Northern Irelands only IKEA store, with a coffee shop overlooking the runway of Belfast City Airport for a unique shopping day out. Ikea is located a 5 minute drive away from Downshire Cottage.
Holywood is an excellent location from which to explore North Down and further afield, with excellent transport facilities in terms of road, bus, rail, and ferry terminal connection, with the George Best Belfast City Airport located nearby.
Listed below are a number of places and facilities available to visitors with approximate travel times indicated from Downshire Cottage:
Airports, Trains, Buses
â— Belfast International Airport (25mins)
â— Belfast City airport (5 mins)
â— Belfast Ferry Ports (5 mins)
â— Belfast Central Train Station (10mins)
â— Belfast's Main Bus Station (10mins)
Functions and Conference Centres
â—The Culloden Hotel (5mins)
â— Belfast Hilton Hotel (10 mins)
Belfast Waterfront Hall
â— One of Europes most modern entertainment and conference Halls
Castle Espie Bird Sanctuary
â— On the shores of Strangford Lough with areas of lakeland coast and woods to explore. Member of the Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust. (20 mins)
â— Birr House Riding Centre (British horse Society approved riding establishment)
Hillwalking (Ulster Way)
â— Roam the beautiful County Down Countryside all times of the year. (on your doorstep)
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