Things to do at Horseshoe Cottage
There a lot of sights to see, places to eat and things to do all within thirty minutes of Horseshoe Cottage
Attractions Near Horseshoe Cottage Killinchy
TRADITIONAL IRISH BREAD MAKING EXPERIENCE
Immerse yourself in the experience of baking traditional Irish Bread in a thatched cottage on the shores of Strangford Lough. This stunning cottage on the shores of shores of Strangford Lough, combines luxury with cosiness and comfort.
Upon arrival you will be offered a warm Irish welcome by the host. You will start with a cup of coffee or tea and some homemade sweet treats. Then you get started – aprons on and get baking!
The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation.
The house has now re-opened after our 3-year long restoration project. We’ve brought back the elegance and charm of the house when it was home of the 7th Marchioness Edith, Lady Londonderry and her family in the early 20th century and we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy in all its splendour.
With spectacular and varied panoramas, the Mountains of Mourne are famous as a boundless natural playground within Northern Ireland’s great outdoors. Their clean air and beauty entices adventurers and relaxation seekers alike.
Scale the peaks of Slieve Donard, find the fairways of Royal County Down or Ardglass golf courses or lose yourself in Tollymore Forest Park. If you are adventurous do the Murlough boardwalk or participate in rock climbing, coasteering, abseiling, mountain biking, kayaking. Or if you are wanting to relax visit the spa at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa.
Carved from the County Down landscape, the garden has grown from the 19th century beginnings of the Reverend John Moore and his nephew Hugh Armytage Moore. Their vision helped create a place where you can leave the outside world behind and immerse yourself in nature’s beauty.
The gardens are a mix of formal and informal spaces with many unusual vistas and unique plants from across the world. The trees, plants and shrubs range in ages, size and colour and create a spectacle throughout the year.