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High Quality Bed and Breakfast in Rathfriland, Co Down

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WELCOME TO BALLYRONEY COTTAGE B&B !

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  • Self Sufficiency Courses Self Sufficiency Courses

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to be more self sufficient?

    We offer courses on beekeeping, growing your own fruit & veg, keeping chickens, goat husbandry, making your own goats milk products (cheese, yoghurt & ice cream), making your own wine, foraging in hedgerows, etc.  We can tailor the course to suit your requirements.  Courses cost £80 per person (min 2 people per group) for the day, including morning coffee, lunch & all home baked goodies, course notes and all participants go home with a beautiful Certificate of Achievement.  SPECIAL OFFER: 2 NIGHTS B&B FOR 2 PEOPLE SHARING + 1 DAY COURSE: £300.  Please contact us to arrange dates and topic you would like to cover.

  • Our Farm Come and meet the team!

    We have goats, sheep, hens & peacocks who love bread and attention – you might hear them calling!  If you’d prefer a more restful stay, you can watch TV or have a quiet read in the lounge.  On chilly evenings, relax in front of the cosy wood burning stove.

  • Your Breakfast & Accommodation Free Range Home Produce

    We aim to be as self sufficient as possible.  We also offer honey from our bees, fresh free range eggs from our hens, home made goat yoghurt from our goats, jams & compotes made from fruit grown in our garden.   You’re welcome to take a stroll in our 1 acre garden – you’ll probably be accompanied by the hens !

    We have onsite off road parking facilities with CCTV Camera backup (not that you would ever need it here!).

    We can also provide storage for bikes & fishing gear (there are lots of good places to fish nearby).

    If you catch a fish, we’ll even cook it for you!

  • Our Fruit Garden Take a seat & enjoy the view!

    Take a walk through our garden & orchard.  There are lots of quiet country roads for long walks with scenic views.  We can provide storage for bikes and washing facilities for mucky boots.

  • Eco Friendly Accommodation Boost your Green Credentials

    We have a Silver Award for Green Tourism!
    Our accommodation is eco friendly,
    whilst maintaining quality & luxury for our guests.

  • Honey Bee Apiary Beekeeping Taster Courses Available

    We have honey bees onsite.  Contact us for more info about our Self Sufficiency Courses.

Luxury Farmstay Accommodation

If you would like to get away from it all, this is the place for you!  You’re welcome to take a stroll in our 1 acre garden – you’ll probably get to meet some of our very tame hens !  If you have always wanted to stay on a farm, how would you like to help out on our small farm, collect the eggs or milk a goat?  If that seems like too much hard work, you can watch TV or have a quiet read in the lounge.  On chilly evenings, relax in front of the cosy wood burning stove.   For a taste of what you will find, check out the You Tube video from the BBC TV programme “Made in Northern Ireland” when Stephen Nolan came to visit!  (It’s the last 8 minutes of the programme).

Other info:

At Ballyroney Cottage, you will find ample parking, luxurious ensuite bedrooms, a hearty breakfast & friendly welcoming hosts, Vanessa & Russell Drew.

We are located in the midst of scenic County Down, near Rathfriland, Castlewellan, Mourne Mountains, Banbridge & Newry.  Belfast is only 45 minutes.  Dublin & Belfast International Airports are less than 90 minutes away.

If you’re planning a hiking or mountain biking holiday, a fishing or golf break, we can provide storage for golf clubs, bikes, fishing gear and hiking boots.

If you fancy a round of golf, the Royal County Down golf course is nearby.

The Mourne Mountains are also on our doorstep.  We can lend you a map and directions for hiking according to your fitness level.

Alternatively, the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park is just at the end of our road.  This offers beautiful scenic walks and also a mountain bike trail.

If you’re into the Game of Thrones, it is filmed at Tollymore Forest Park – also just nearby.

There are lots of very quiet roads around our house if you would like a peaceful, scenic stroll before breakfast, without having to go anywhere in the car.

Have you ever thought about becoming more Self Sufficient?  Maybe you would like to take part in one of our courses?  We cover Beekeeping, Growing your own Fruit & Veg, Keeping Chickens, Goat Husbandry & Making Goats Milk Products (yoghurt, cheese & ice cream), Making your own Wine, Jam & Chutney, etc.

We can offer a package (minimum two people): Two nights B&B and 1-Day Course.  Please contact us to discuss topics and dates.

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Testimonials

  • “Vanessa and her husband are amazing hosts, and the house is just lovely. The breakfast was superb and the food is so fresh. The eggs, milk, honey, and tomatoes were right from the farm. The jams and yoghurts are homemade and delicious. I tried them all. The lambs were a riot. If you want to get away from everything and relax, this is the place to be.

    by Georgia
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    “Awesome place! It’s spacious, quite and comfortable. Vanessa and Russ are friendly and fun to hang out with. We could not have had a better experience!”

    by Alabama
  • “My sister and I spent a couple of days at Vanessa’s cottage. It was magnificent! Accommodation was comfortable, views amazing and Vanessa’s breakfasts one of a kind! Your different breads on offer each morning were wonderful. Your advice on local haunts helped a lot and we loved the visit to your “family” on our last morning. Thank you, Vanessa!”

    by West Virginia

Our Accommodation:

A warm welcome awaits you at our rural farm stay B&B !

  • Beehive Room

£80£45 single

Beehive Room

Twin or Super King Size beds available.  Ensuite with shower – very popular with guests who look forward to a relaxing soak after a strenuous day fishing or climbing the Mourne Mountains!  Twin or double beds available, tea & coffee making facilities, TV.

Rates including breakfast:

Double/Twin: £80

Single: £45

Children under 12 years old: £30
Laundry Service (wash & dry): £10

  • Orchard Room

£80£45 single

Orchard Room

Twin or Super King Size beds available.  Ensuite with shower – very popular with guests who look forward to a relaxing soak after a strenuous day golfing, fishing or climbing the Mourne Mountains!  Twin or double beds available, tea & coffee making facilities, TV.  Twin or double beds – ideal hiking, fishing, mountain biking or golfing holiday accommodation!

Rates including breakfast:

Double/Twin: £80

Single: £45

Children under 12 years old: £30
Laundry Service (wash & dry): £10

  • Peacock Room

£80£45 single

Peacock Room

Double Bed with Ensuite Bath & Shower.  Tea & Coffee making facilities.  Perfect for a peaceful night’s sleep.

We have obtained a Silver Award from Green Tourism.  We are happy to say that our hearty country breakfasts consist of very few Food Miles !  Locally sourced bacon & sausages, eggs from our own free range hens, honey from our bees and home made jams, fruit compote, tomatoes & fruit from our garden, home baked wheaten bread, & milk & yoghurt from our goats.

Rates including breakfast:

Double: £80

Single: £45

Children under 12 years old: £30
Laundry Service (wash & dry): £10


Cost Per Person: (Open All Year Round)
Per Person Sharing £40
Per Person Single £45
Per Child (under 12 years old) £30
Children under 2 yrs (in cot) £0

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Call us on (0044) 775 4091 772 for more info on accommodation & availability

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