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Holiday cottage breaks in Northern Ireland suit couples, families and dog owners

Have you managed to go on holiday this year?  Perhaps you have been able to get away, but you’d love another break.  Or, maybe it’s been a while since you’ve been able to take off, and you’re champing at the bit to escape the daily grind.  The answer can be found in Northern Ireland.  It’s easy to travel to the tip of Ireland from most places in the UK, and hiring a country cottage is one of the best ways to enjoy all that this little gem has to offer.

Love is in the Irish air

For couples, Northern Irish countryside is the perfect place to reignite the romance.  Staying at a cottage means that you and your partner will be able to bask in undisturbed bliss.  During the summer, you’ll love the long evenings in which you can sip wine in your own cottage garden.  Many cottages that are offered for holiday lets in Northern Ireland include a barbecue, so you could pick up some fresh fish from local suppliers and indulge in some of the best produce that money can buy.

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Winter Warmers

If you and your partner are taking a holiday cottage in Northern Ireland during the autumn or winter months, you won’t be disappointed.  You get cosy with a roaring log fire at many of the traditionally Irish pubs and bistros, where you’ll be served locally sourced food accompanied by fine wines.  If you’d like to sample some alcoholic treats native to Northern Ireland, you can visit the world famous whiskey distillery in Bushmills – cheers!

The perfect break for dog owners

For dog owners, staying at a country cottage in Northern Ireland is the perfect break.  Many cottages that are let out to holidaymakers are happy to accept you and your pooch, so you don’t have to leave your beloved pet at home.  Take a walk at Crawfordsburn, where you can enjoy stunning views, gorgeous forest trails, and a beautiful beach.  There are even some pubs that don’t mind you being accompanied by man’s best friend – that’s hospitality in Northern Ireland!

northern Ireland dog friendly holiday homes

Ideal for families

Taking a holiday cottage in Northern Ireland is a great idea for families.  There’s lots to explore, and you have all the flexibility of having your own base.  You can cater for fussy eaters by cooking at the cottage, but still enjoy getting away from it all.  This is your opportunity to encourage older children and teenagers to put down their smartphones and tablets, and reconnect as a family.

A great base for sightseeing

Take the whole family to visit the world famous Giants Causeway – this stunning scenery can’t be found anywhere else in the world, and the kids can soak up a bit of history too.  The combination of fresh air, stunning Atlantic views and a little education will be music to the ears of mums and dads!  For family members who are especially brave, have a go at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge on the Causeway Coastal route – it’s not for the faint-hearted but can produce serious thrills!

Giants Causeway northern Ireland
If you’re looking for a break that’s different from the usual, and that will enable you to really get away from it all, taking a holiday cottage in Northern Ireland is the perfect answer.  Friendly locals, great food and drink, world-class views, and the total independence of self-catering in comfortable surroundings, is a winning combination.  What are you waiting for?!