The Potter's Cottage

Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down
The Potter's Cottage, Downpatrick, Co. Down
The Exterior of The Potter's Cottage, Downpatrick, Co. Down
The sitting room at The Potter's Cottage, Downpatrick, Co. Down
The cosy sitting room at The Potter's Cottage, Downpatrick, Co. Down
The kitchen at The Potter's Cottage ,Downpatrick, Co. Down
The well-equipped kitchen at The Potter's Cottage, Downpatrick, Co. Down
The twin bedroom at The Potter's Cottage, Downpatrick, Co. Down
The main bedroom at The Potter's Cottage, Downpatrick, Co. Down
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 019001

About The Potter's Cottage

In the farmyard at Castle Ward, this dog-friendly stone cottage has white-washed stone walls.

Go behind the scenes of Game of Thrones and step into a medieval fantasy when you stay in this two-bedroom stone cottage. It sits on the historic farmyard of Castle Ward, which provided the backdrop for Winterfell in the first series. 

Key scenes from the drama will unfold right from your doorstep; from the Whispering Wood to the clock tower just next to the cottage. There’s even a replica of the Winterfell Archery Range in the courtyard.

Escape the world of dragons and battling kingdoms when you close the front door of this cosy little nook. White-washed stone walls, a roaring fire and small peeping windows will more than suffice after a busy day of exploring. There’s even room for your pup too. 

You’ll have the whole of the estate to explore with 820 acres of woodland, an 18th-century mansion and formal gardens all set along the shores of the Strangford Lough. 
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Ground floor facilities

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, sitting/dining room wood-burning stove, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin bedroom, both with en suite bathroom), bathroom with shower over bath and separate lavatory.        

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: gas central heating included.

Please note: there is a working sheep pen behind the cottage. It is used for a maximum of 8 days a year for 2 hours a day. Also for 1 night a year the sheep will be kept in the pen. We do not know which days in the year this will be but if you are concerned we can contact the property for further information.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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