This sustainable and carefully constructed cottage is located right beside a river in the grounds of the converted mill of Rachel and Tom. They are architects and build this house from locally sourced FSC-timber and natural insulation materials, such as hemp and lime for the walls and with a grass roof. The house was in several magazines! It offers you a healthy and relaxing place for your holiday.
The cottage is suitable for four to five persons. It’s generous and has lots of natural light. It has a living room, a modern kitchen, one bedroom with a double-bed and one bedroom with a bunk-bed. Due to the underfloor heating and the high levels of insulation it is a very comfortable environment. Besides you also have a wood-burning stove to your disposal. A small TV and broadband connection is available. There is level access throughout the cottage and the shower is a level access wet-room. The cottage has a veranda to the south and west, where you can enjoy the sun and hear the sounds of the river and the birds. It's set in a natural attractive garden with a young orchard and an organic plot, and has access to the river bank. Shorter stays than a week are also possible and a 5% discount is offered to anyone arriving on foot or by bicycle.
Ten minutes by car and you are at Strangford Lough, a big lake that is connected to the Irish Sea. Because of the tides a special flora and fauna has developed. Here is also the world's first commercial tidal stream power station, Sea-Gen. Sailing and kayak hire is possible and you can book boat tours to watch the seals. The highest mountains of Northern Ireland, The Mourne Mountains, are a 30 minutes drive away. 2 Miles from Crossgar village with pubs and restaurants.
Facilities for playing outside
Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)
Guided nature tours
Indoor swimming pool
Small live stock for children
Special target groups
Working on the farm (in exchange for board and lodging) possible
Member of WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms)
(Partially) wheelchair accessible (ramp, doorsteps, stairlift, elevator, etc.)
smoking restricted or prohibited
Pets are not allowed
A part-time farm
Organic or biodynamic farmHorticulture