Thistle Mountain Cottage

Simple Authentic Luxury

At 1000 feet above the Irish Sea, our traditional Irish Cottage offers breathtaking views of Tollymore Forest & the surrounding Kingdom of Mourne Mountains (Game of Thrones film location). 

It was originally built in the mid 18th Century and more recently was home to Paddy Grant a skilled stonemason who worked the famous granite rock of the Mourne Mountains. Skilled stonemasons were in high demand in North America & Pat emigrated to New York to help construct the Empire Estate Building and eventually settled there.

Nowadays there are very few traditional Irish Cottages left and it is most difficult to acquire them as many are demolished or lie derelict. Thistle Mountain Cottage was a piece of local history in danger of being lost forever too and so underwent a sensitive restoration with much of its simplicity and charm being preserved. 

A cosy overnight stay in Thistle Mountain Cottage (maximum 2 adults & 2 children) gives great insight into the bygone times of this historic little place, the beauty & remoteness will capture your senses and make it hard to leave this magical relaxing spot. 

To experience Thistle Mountain Cottage for yourself please CLICK HERE to book (Thatched cottage to rent in Ireland).  

Just 40 mins from Belfast, 2 hours from Dublin & 2.5 hours from London 
(All roads lead to Winterfell....)
When planning your trip to Winterfell Castle & Demesne we recommend at least 3 hours onsite so you have enough time to explore & fully immerse yourself in the mood of the North and this stunning location (Game of Thrones Tour Belfast)
Winterfell Tours Bus