Thistle Mountain Cottage & Hot Tub

Escape to Simple Authentic Luxury

At 1000 feet above the Irish Sea & accessed by road, our traditional Irish thatch Cottage offers breathtaking views of Tollymore Forest & the surrounding Kingdom of Mourne Mountains (Game of Thrones film location). Lost within a wilderness of wildflower, Emerald green farmland & cloud shrouded mountains your only neighbours are red squirrels, grazing sheep & soaring buzzards overhead.

The traditional wood burning stove and open granite fireplace keep you cosy warm as you relax to the backdrop of flickering candles and lanterns. And outside let your mind wander as you stargaze from the private wood fired hot tub

Thistle Mountain Cottage 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 never to return to Ireland.

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 of yesteryear being preserved. 

A cosy overnight stay in Thistle Mountain Cottage (maximum 2 adults) 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. 

"Here in the Mountains the air is clear and your mind is clear" (C.S. Lewis)


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 by road & 2.5 hours from London by road/air


PLEASE NOTE: Early Online Booking of all experiences is highly recommended due to current high demand with the shows final season - please book as early as you can to avoid disappointment.

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