We stayed a week in 'our' little cottage deep in the heart of the County Down countryside. Out our window were mountains in the distance, clouds, hills, hedges, water, birds, horses and trees. This is a very peaceful spot, but not far from the lovely village of Killyleagh (visit the Dufferin Arms for dinner, atmosphere and Guiness). Our hosts were so kind and helpful and we were reluctant to move on.
If you do go in winter, it would pay to have some slippers and get the wood fire cranked up! We learned to set it ready for our return so that we were soon cosy and warm. Our welcome package was very tasty and our son got a good taste for soda farls. I hope we are able to come again one day.