Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Down

Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Down

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Highlights in County Down

  • Breath-taking landscapes
  • Incredible natural wonders
  • Fun and buzz-filled illages
  • Exciting out-door activities

Best Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Down

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Holiday Rental for 4 People in County Down
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Holiday Rental • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
This detached, ground level property is located near Rostrevor in Northern Ireland. Looking out towards the picturesque Carlingford Lough, this is a fine getaway with open-plan living and within reach of the marvellous city if Newry - perfect for that long-awaited couple's retreat. There are also a number of golf courses close by. With the most wonderful views and some of Northern Ireland's most popular attractions at your front door, this is the perfect bolt hole for a romantic couple seeking a well-deserved break. The cottages are nestled in the heart of the Mourne Mountains which is a de...
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Holiday Rental for 4 People in County Down
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Holiday Rental • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
Perched on the outskirts of Rathfriland, County Down, is this wonderful two-bedroom bungalow, Glebe Farm Cottage. Enjoying a superb location set upon the owner’s organic farm and with easy access into the town centre, Glebe Farm Cottage is a fantastic dog-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four. Leave your car in one of two off-road parking spaces before making your way into your new home. Be welcomed into the sitting room, where you can look forward to evening’s relaxing on the plush seating in front of the crackling open fire as your favourite show plays out on the TV. Conjure u...
from €146 / night
Holiday Rental for 2 People in County Down
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County Down
Holiday Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
Set on the outskirts of the village of Kilcoo in the heart of the Mournes, this detached cottage sits overlooking a beautiful lough after which it is named, Lough Island Reavy Cottage. In a secluded spot with fields of cows as neighbours, this picturesque location, with stunning views and peaceful tranquillity is the perfect country getaway for couples wanting to enjoy a short stay in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It is an ideal location for hill walkers, cyclists, golfers, photographers and anyone looking a romantic break. In contrast to the exterior, inside the cottage ...
from €146 / night

Prices and availability

Current Holiday letting prices in County Down

€211for 9 Mar - 16 Mar
€246 annual average
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Current holiday letting availability in County Down

33%for 9 Mar - 16 Mar
52% annual average
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Holiday homes and rentals in County Down

Comfortable holiday homes for everyone.

Northern Ireland undoubtedly has the best places to have a relaxing holiday, with a lot of things to visit and things to do, so if that's what you're looking for, Holidu has the perfect place within this beautiful nation. County Down is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland, and is a popular tourist destination all year round. From incredible scenery, interesting historical monuments, natural beauty, castles, peaceful beaches and much, much more. You can enjoy all this while staying in one of the many rentals available in the many cities and towns that are in the county, so do not worry, you will find one that suits your tastes. Whether you are travelling alone or accompanied, whether you want to be close to the city or the beach, or if you simply want a place away from the hustle and bustle and closer to nature, all these options can be found here.

Beautiful rentals with everything you need and more

There are many styles to choose from when it comes to rentals, you can find modern buildings, those with colonial style facades, as well as beautiful country houses with a homely atmosphere. All of them come equipped with everything you need for a stress-free holiday. Such as spacious rooms, internet connection, living area, kitchen, fireplace for those cold days, parking, bathroom, and appliances. And as a bonus, many of them have beautiful gardens or terraces perfect for hanging out and relaxing. Are you ready for an unforgettable holiday in County Down? Book your rental

Holidays in County Down

The area and getting around

A county full of unique nature

County Down is undoubtedly home to incredible scenery and natural wonders, making it a highly sought after tourist destination. Its beautiful rolling hills and expansive fields covered in the greenest of grass make you feel like you're in another world. Although the most visited destinations are a bit far from the centre of the towns, with the exception of its beaches, there are many tour companies that are constantly shuttling visitors around, and you can also go by car, as most of the time you can find a parking area very close by. But all these places are definitely worth a visit, as each one offers a totally unique experience, something you haven't seen before, thanks to the diversity of soils, fauna and flora that you can find in this county.

Picturesque villages by the sea

In addition to County Down's fascinating nature, its many villages and towns are also worth a visit, especially those close to the coast. The picturesque character and touristy atmosphere of these places will put you in a good mood and once you walk through the streets you are sure to find a variety of things to do, see and taste. From outdoor restaurants, handicraft shops, malls, supermarkets, flower shops, cake shops and much more. In the coastal area you can see the boats parked on the quays and the colourful beach houses that line the waterfront, and if you pay a visit in the evening you would see the lights of the town reflecting in the calm waters.

Travellers and activities

County Down for nature lovers

Now, which natural wonder should you visit? Admittedly it can be a difficult decision when there is so much to see, but don't worry, the most popular ones are listed below. And for starters there's the famous Mourne Mountains, a must-visit destination that has captivated many visitors for years. Its breath-taking peaks, rolling valleys and lush forests are the formula for a perfect hike, whether you're the kind of person who loves intrepid trails, or you prefer to relax on the shores of a majestic lake, there's something to do here for everyone. Now if you want a change of scene, you can visit Murlough Beach, part of the Murlough Nature Reserve. Here you can enjoy a nice beach day on their approximately 8 kilometres of beautiful golden sands, and an incredible ocean where you can enjoy water sports or just take a refreshing dip.

County Down for history lovers

As well as natural wonders, there is also a wealth of historical monuments to visit. One of them is Castle Ward, a fabulous 18th century castle in the village of Strangford, which has been in the Ward family since 1570 and is now open to the public. It has an impressive façade and is surrounded by a beautiful garden, and inside you can see several rooms decorated with ancient artefacts and works of art. You can also enjoy the famous Down Cathedral, a building dating back to 1183, when Benedictine monks from Chester settled in the county. Although the cathedral has been restored several times over the years, it still retains its essence. Its interior has a very particular style, with seats arranged on the sides and beautiful stained-glass windows.

Many scenes from the television series ''Game of Thrones'' were filmed in County Down, specifically in the Mourne Mountains.

Top 5 travel tips in County Down

1. Take a stroll at Tollymore Forest Park

This fabulous park of almost 630 hectares is located at the foot of Mourn Mountains and ensures a relaxing day out in the fresh air. Here you can camp, go on one of the tours that show you around, go horse riding, visit the Shimna River and much, much more.

2. Challenge yourself at The Peace Maze

Located in Castlewellan Forest Park, this labyrinth is one of the most extensive in the world, and a photograph from above is all it takes to see its complex design. Although much depends on the person who decides to go through it, the journey to reach the centre of the maze can take up to 40 minutes.

3. Learn new things at The Saint Patrick Centre

If you love museums and learning new things, The Saint Patrick Centre is an ideal place. This incredible exhibition showcases the life of Ireland's patron saint, Saint Patrick, as well as the history of Irish missionaries in Europe between the 5th and 9th centuries. There are also works of art, artefacts and metalwork that were produced during the Golden Age.

4. Spend the day at Rowallane Garden.

These beautiful gardens are perfect for a relaxing day strolling along the paths and admiring the variety of flowers and vegetation that grow here. It is a place where children and pets are welcome, and there is also a café for a drink or snack to end the day on a high note.

5. Have fun in the water at Let's Go Hydro

This resort with a floating water park will ensure a day of fun and adrenaline. Here you can enjoy this water attraction consisting of stairs, slides and various obstacles made of floats. This place is certainly suitable for the whole family, and is a different way to enjoy your trip to this country.

FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Down

How much does it cost to book a holiday rental in County Down?

Considering the average price of €130.97 per night, County Down lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday rentals in the United Kingdom.

When are holiday homes cheaper in County Down?

If you want to save as much as possible during your visit to County Down, book to go there in February (€116.83 per night on average), March (€116.92), or January (€118.14) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When does the price of holiday homes in County Down go up the most?

It can be concluded, analysing the data for the year 2020, that the costs per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of October (€146.26), July (€143.58), and June (€138.72).

Are there usually many holiday rentals available in County Down?

It is better to plan ahead in County Down as only 38% of the properties are free, according to our 2020 data.

What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?

In 2020, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in County Down were January, May, and February with average availabilities of 58%, 50.2% and 47.6%, respectively.

During which months are there fewer rentals available in County Down?

According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in County Down are, in order, August (with 23.2% of available rentals), July (29.75%), and September (30%).

How many holiday homes are there in County Down?

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