Self-catering accommodation in the Mourne Mountains, Ireland

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Curl up on the sofa in front of a wood burning stove, and watch the sunset over the Cooley Mountains. Relax your tired muscles in a steaming bath after a day in the Mournes. This is luxury self catering Ireland. 

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Sleeps 7 | 3 ensuite bedrooms

In the Springtime, the Wildflower Meadow to the front of Carnaclasha starts to burst into colours. Daisies with their yellow centres and white petals, stretch tall beside the majestical purple foxgloves. Attracting butterflies, the wildflower meadow delights children and adults alike. Sit on the garden furniture and relax, whilst gazing down Kilbroney Valley, across to the Cooley mountains. If you are lucky, a red squirrel can be seen leaping between trees. Whilst the call of the buzzard can be heard as it soars above in the sky. This is luxury self catering Ireland. 

Of course, Ireland isn’t blessed with the type of weather that means you will always be outdoors. Wrap yourself up in an Irish wool blanket, and curl on on the sofa in front of the Jotul wood burning stove. This is the true experience of Ireland. Perhaps it is an excuse to make yourself a hot whiskey too? You decide! 

Whoever is on cooking duty will be just around the corner in this open plan living area. If you are catching up with friends or family, this can be an ideal time to catch up. In the peace and comfort of your own home away from home. Dinner can be prepped on the Mourne granite kitchen worktops, then cooked inside at the oven, or on the better days, Barbq’d out in the garden. 

If your idea of a holiday is far away from cooking, this is the best time to make use of the outdoor catering services available in the local area. A good place to start is the Milestone in Rathfiland. Everything from breakfast croissants and fruit platters can be collected, to full dinners cooked. For special occasions, let The Old School House in Rostrevor serve up some of their award-winning meals. 

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Why choose Carnaclasa as your luxury self-catering in Ireland? 

Self-catering on holidays is ideal when you want a home away from home. The flexibility of having your own living spaces, with the comfort of good beds and hot showers. If you have a question, help is on hand, and local advice can help you make the most out of your stay. 

Meeting up with friends and family is great fun, but it can also be exhausting! So make sure you have a nice spacious room to escape to. Sit and read a book by the picture frame windows, or take a hot bath in your ensuite to soak the tired muscles from a long day in the Mourne Mountains. 

Holiday House with Space

Carnaclasha is one of our larger holiday houses at Rostrevor Holidays. This 3-bedroom house, with all bedrooms ensuite, proves popular with larger groups. In fact, it is booked repeatedly by multi-generational family groups, who see the benefit of having their own space but sharing a house. Also, in recent years we have seen it become very popular as serviced accommodation for those working in Northern Ireland. With two twin rooms and one family room, Carnaclasha can accommodate up to 7 people.

Carnaclasha has an open-plan living area, with large windows that look out over the wildflower garden. The views sweep down Kilbroney valley to Carlingford Lough. The sitting room has 2 sofas and an armchair, centred around a Jotul wood-burning stove. A dining table seats 6. The kitchen is outfitted in light oak, with Mourne granite counter tops. In the kitchen, you will find everything you need for your self-catering break. In addition, the kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, and a dryer.

Child Friendly

The large bedrooms in Carnaclasha have carpet underfoot. Two of the rooms have 2 single beds (which can be moved together), whilst the third room has a double bed and a single bed. If you require a cot (or 3!) there is enough space without feeling cramped. Bedeck and Sanderson bed linen ensures a good night’s sleep.

Group Accommodation

Carnaclasha and Owenabwee are similar houses, located slightly away from the other holiday cottages at Rostrevor Holidays. This provides that extra bit of peace and quiet. If you have a group of up to 14 people, renting these two houses together is an ideal solution.Nestled between the Cross River and the Yellow Water River, walk out your front door and you are immediately on our Yellow Water Nature Trail

If you wish to get out and stretch the legs, Carnaclasha is surrounded by 24 acres of farmland. Our Yellow Water Nature Trail runs past the house and offers up to 3km of walking along farmland and riverside. Keep an eye out for the patient heron waiting to catch some brown trout, or say hello to the ponies in the nearby field.

For those wishing to include a bit more activity, we have a tennis court on site, with a full-sized basketball net. For children, there is a small playground and very long slide.

Situated 2 miles outside the village of Rostrevor, Carnaclasha is easily accessed from both Dublin (6o minutes by car) and Belfast (6o minutes by car). With a choice of 3 airports; (Belfast City, Belfast International, and Dublin) and 3 seaports; (Belfast, Larne, and Dublin), all under 2 hours drive.

Carnclasha is part of Rostrevor Holidays group of cottages located in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains and looking down towards Carlingford Lough. This means there is a multitude of options for you to spend your holiday. Either mountain biking on the world famous trails, or driving along the Mourne Coastal Route and stopping off to enjoy some local cuisine. If you wish to visit the Giant’s Causeway or Bushmills Distillery, this can easily be done in one day. Or take a trip down to Dublin city or up to visit Belfast Titanic.