Environmentally friendly self catering for two
A relaxing retreat
Wake to a view of the beautiful birch woods outside your window, and enjoy the peace and quiet. Birch Cottage is finished using natural, locally sourced materials and kept warm and comfy by the power of the sun. Here you are surrounded by birdsong, clean air, and wonderful views. Walk in the woods, feed the hens, and enjoy fresh produce from our gardens.
With some of the most stunning countryside in Northern Ireland on your doorstep – the Mourne Mountains, Tollymore and Castlewellan forest parks, Newcastle beach and the stunning Silent Valley are just a few minutes drive away.
Come and stay in Northern Ireland’s only off grid self catering cottage and sample life on the pioneering low impact smallholding, Lackan Cottage Farm.
What our visitors say
Birch Cottage is a little piece of heaven. The landscape is full of round hills and small boggy hollows, all overlooked by the Mournes. Clare and Steve’s smallholding is an inspiring space of hard-won diversity and fertility. Their ponies and birch wood are at the door, and the magical Lacken bog green road is a small step away. The cottage is warm, comfortable, very well thought out and has everything you could need, even a guitar !Cork, Ireland
Claire’s cottage is really the most beautiful retreat in the countryside. She was there to welcome us into their pristine cottage – which had everything you could want for – and kept and eye out for us over our stay. Great area for cycling and walking. Lovely quiet weekend away and definitely recommend. Thank you!Belfast, Northern Ireland
We absolutely loved staying in this little hideaway at the foot of the Mournes. We were greated by our host Claire who had made sure the cottage was warm and cosey for us arriving after a bit of drive on a cool Friday evening. The little cottage is just what we hoped for; a little retreat for the weekend to unplug and relax. Everything is finished to such a high standard – you can notice the quality and craftsmanship in everything you see and touch.Belfast, Northern Ireland
What you can expect –
Sleeps 2 adults– 1 super-king or 2 singles – bedding & towels included
Off grid – powered by solar and wind
Close to forest parks, Mournes and the sea
Welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, fresh eggs and seasonal veg
Woodburning stove – sufficient firewood provided for your stay.
Wifi on request
Fresh organic produce available to purchase
Secure bike store, discounted bike hire
Drying room, washing machine, dryer