Relax in these places to stay in Northern Ireland

National Trust holiday cottages are in some of the most beautiful places in Northern Ireland and offer a chance to savour the peace all year round. Whether it's in a grand countryside estate or overlooking the sea, you're sure to find a place that's just right for you and your family.

Some cottages are adapted for visitors with special requirements – for further details, bookings and any other information, visit www.nationaltrustcottages.co.uk, call us on 0844 800 2078* or e-mail us at cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk.

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    Carrick-a-Rede

    A two-story white cottage on a clifftop.

    Carrick-a-Rede cottage is located a short distance from Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and commands stunning views towards Rathlin Island. Visitors staying at the cottage have the opportunity to explore one of the most spectacular coastal routes in Ireland as well as other National Trust properties including Giant's Causeway, White Park Bay, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House. Sleeps four people.

    Crom

    Crom holiday cottages - a row of quaint terraced houses

    There are seven cottages around two sides of a large open courtyard, right on the tranquil shores of Upper Lough Erne. Erne view is the largest cottage and accommodates six people; Alder Cottage is the smallest with one double bedroom.

    Castle Ward

    Downpatrick Gate Lodge - a small white cottage with brown trim

    Potter's Cottage is a quaint stone cottage in the heart of the Old Castle Ward farmyard near the shores of Strangford Lough. Sleeps four people.

    Downpatrick Gatelodge is an attractive cottage found at the woodland entrance to Castle Ward. It is less than two miles from Strangford village and a short ferry journey from Portaferry. Views of the forest can be seen from the cottage which is close to several excellent walking and cycling trails. Sleeps four people.

    Florence Court

    A stone cottage covered in roses.

    Men's Way holiday apartment provides an unforgettable country house experience at Florence Court. Situated in the south wing, this unique and atmospheric apartment retains its original features and character, and is enhanced with luxurious additions. Sleeps four people.

    Rose Cottage is situated in the gorgeous walled rose garden in the grounds of this lovely estate. Sleeps five people.

    Murlough NNR

    A two-story cottage half hidden by trees

    There are two cottages. Murlough Cottage overlooks the still waters of Dundrum Inner Bay and is within easy walking distance of both Murlough National Nature Reserve and the beach. Sleeps four people.

    Murlough Gate Lodge at Keel Point is a charming stone cottage located on the edge of the Nature Reserve. The village of Dundrum is within walking distance. Sleeps four people.

    Portbraddan

    Holiday Cottage Portbraddan

    Portbraddan Cottage nestles in an idyllic harbour on the North Antrim Coast. This three-bedroom cottage is an inspirational location from which to explore the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Sleeps six people.

    Rathlin Island

    A view across a small harbour to a low Georgian house.

    The Manor House is open for the summer 2013 season providing simple but practical accommodation – perfect for enjoying the island in modest comfort. With fewer than 100 island residents, Rathlin is very peaceful and is famous for its fabulous bird watching, sub-aqua diving and walking. For bookings email info@rathlinmanorhouse.co.uk

    The Manor House

    Giant's Causeway

    A rambling white building detailed in black

    The Causeway Hotel is situated at the entrance to the world famous Giant's Causeway - a stunning cliff top location. There are 28 ensuite bedrooms with views over the beautiful Antrim Coast, an in-house restaurant and bar, and conference facilities for up to 60 delegates.

    Please contact the Causeway Hotel at 028 2073 1210 or visit www.giants-causeway-hotel.com for more information.