Where is Rostrevor Holidays?
In the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, just 2 miles outside Rostrevor, County Down, you will find Rostrevor Holidays. A family-run self-catering rostrevor accommodation group, located on a peaceful 24-acre farm.
12 cottages of varying sizes are built in a traditional style with magnificent views over the Mourne Mountains and down Kilbroney Valley to Carlingford Lough. Our one bedroom cottages are ideal for a couple looking for a relaxing break, whilst are our larger 3 and 4 bedroom houses will suit family holidays and friends’ reunions.
Why should I stay at Rostrevor Holidays?
At Rostrevor Holidays, we are more than just a place to stay; we really feel that you can make a holiday here. First of all, at your doorstep, you can enjoy a game of tennis, let your children explore the playground, or take a walk along the 3km farmyard trail. Or maybe make Rostrevor Holidays a base for your friends and family. Make the most of the local mountain bike trails in Rostrevor and Castlewellan, or the hill walking in the Mourne Mountains.
Throughout our 23 years of business, we have enjoyed meeting new visitors; especially welcoming back return guests and friends. As a result, our commitment to a friendly welcome and the provision of a quality service, has led to a huge number of guests recommending their relatives and friends. Have a look through our website and see for yourself the holiday you can have in Rostrevor.
Is Rostrevor a good base for visiting Ireland?
Rostrevor village is a perfect place to take your holiday. The Mourne Mountains are popular for hill walking. Most noteworthy is the highest peak, Slieve Donard at 850 metres. Kilbroney Park the location of Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trail Centre; it also offers a children’s playground and café. In fact it was Rostrevor that inspire C.S. Lewis to write The Chronicles of Narnia.
Furthermore, we are located on the East Coast of Ireland, between Belfast and Dublin. Thinking about visiting Titanic Belfast? We are only one hour by car. In addition you could stop by Crumlin Road Gaol. Around 15 minutes drive from Belfast city-centre, brings you to the “living” museum The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum designed to show Ulster life more than 100 years ago. For Game of Thrones fans, immerse yourself in Winterfell. The Giant’s Causeway can be reached in 2 hours, and Dublin City is only 90 minutes.
Is Rostrevor Holidays Group Friendly Accommodation?
Our holiday cottages offer the best place for a group to stay in Northern Ireland. 12 cottages sleep between 2 and 8 people. The larger vacation rentals have spacious, open living/dining areas. When it comes to catching up with friends, or sitting down to eat a meal together, this is ideal. As our cottages are just a short walk from one another, this means that when booking for a bigger party; simply book several cottages based on your preference.
Heading on a group holiday can be great fun, but it is also ideal to have some space to relax on your own. Rostrevor holidays is located on 27 acres of peaceful farmland, with the Yellow Water Nature Trail providing a walking route along the boundary. Sit and listen to the birds, or on a clear night, look up at sky to view the stars.
Would you recommend Rostrevor Holidays as somewhere to stay with children?
This is a review left for us on TripAdvisor, 2017
As a family we just love it here, lots of things for a family to do within the grounds, it just keeps getting better each year we visit. Kids love the river walk and tennis court, this means relaxation time for us. Our cottage was perfect and their location is amazing for exploring the Mournes and beautiful surrounding area. This is our fifth year returning to Rostrevor holidays and every year we enjoy it more. Dave.”
Things to do in Rostrevor
Clough Mor – known locally as “The Big Stone”, this huge granite boulder is found 1000 feet above the village. The local legend is that Finn Mac Cumhaill threw this from the Cooley Mountains when defending Ireland from an eternity of ice and snow. During the same battle, the Scottish Giant allegedly tore out a handful of earth and flung it back at Finn, which missed. The earth landed in the sea and became the Isle of Man while the divot he made, filled up with water and became Lough Neagh. What do you think?
Spelga Dam – Spelga Resevoir, located in the Mourne Mountains. The Magic Road is worth a visit. A parked car, with its handbrake off, appears to run backwards uphill.
Rostrevor Forest and Kilbroney Park – beginning at the coast of Carlingford Lough, Rostrevor Forest stretches up into the mountains above. Let the children play in park, and enjoy a coffee afterwards at Synge and Byrne cafe.
Rostrevor Oak wood is a relic of a much larger forest. The woodland contains Oak, Ash, Sycamore, Hazel to name but a few. There are lots of ferns and flowers like wild garlic, primroses and bluebells. The forest is home to jays and squirrels and it hosts a number of rare plants like wood avens and hard shield fern.
Narnia Trail, Kilbroney Park – These trails in Kilbroney Park bring to life the story of Narnia and other stories, myths and legends associated with this special area of the Mournes.
The Narnia legends are interpreted along a short family loop trail, entered like the magical world itself, through a Wardrobe, and leading the visitor to several interpretative stations with themes including, The Tree People, The Beavers ‘House, The Citadels and many more.
The Fairy Glen – The Fairy Glen in Rostrevor provides the start of a pleasant walk with varied scenery from gentle riverside to scenic parkland and woodland. The Fairy Glen is on the left immediately after the bridge beside the entrance to Kilbroney Park.
Ross Monument – This commanding position was chosen as the place to honour Major General Robert Ross who fought both in Europe and the America’s Second War of Independence.
His monument, erected in 1826, celebrates his victory over the American forces in Bladensburg in 1814 and his entry into the capital, Washington. He is reputed to have burnt down all the public buildings including the presidential mansion, and to have eaten the president’s breakfast, he having left in a hurry.