Get off the beaten track and stay in the beautiful countryside of Northern Ireland, far from the bustle of modern life in your own private cottage. Disconnect from your daily life and routine for as long as you need, and spend your days hiking, fishing, or simply relaxing in the beautiful surroundings.
Arrive and check in to your private cottage, then spend the next few nights enjoying the peace and tranquility in this gorgeous corner of Northern Ireland.
If you need something to fill the days with, there is plenty on offer. Meander along Johnny’s Trail, planted with more than 23,000 native trees, listen to the singing birds and discover the pond, roundhouse and bushcraft area on your way.
Learn about the rich culture and heritage of the Ring of Guillon, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is steeped in myths and legends, there are countless ancient stories which have been retold around the campfire for centuries; from where Fíonn fell into the lake on top of the mountain and gained his grey hair to where Sétanta slew the hound and was thereafter named Cúchulainn, the Hound of Ulster.
Your hosts have farmed here for years and are delighted to share their knowledge of the local area, the traditions and the famous craic for which the Irish are renowned.
The cosy cottage is stone built and has two floors
On the ground floor the cottage is equipped with a kitchen/ dining room including a wood burning stove, an oven and fridge, microwave toaster and kettle, and dining table.
There is a living room with sofa and TV.
One twin bedroom and the ‘wet room’ with shower and toilet are also on the ground floor.
Upstairs are two further bedrooms, both with twin beds.
Stay in your own cosy, private cottage
Explore the beautiful natural surroundings on a number of hikes
Connect with nature and Switch off from hectic life
My name is Pádraig Carragher and I am a wood turner based within The Ring of Gullion in South Armagh.
As a native to the Ring of Gullion, it is my life’s passion to impart just some of the history, culture, folklore and mythology that this magical destination has on offer.
Sharing not only my knowledge of the area but to also facilitate the craft of wood turning to those who want to immerse themselves creatively.
Saturday 13th April, 2019
This place is beautiful beyond belief! An oasis of natural relaxation in the heart of the lovely Ring of Gullion!! Our third time staying here and it gets better every time...our kids are already lobbying us to book the next trip :) We spent an eggs...
This place is beautiful beyond belief! An oasis of natural relaxation in the heart of the lovely Ring of Gullion!! Our third time staying here and it gets better every time...our kids are already lobbying us to book the next trip :) We spent an eggsellent Easter weekend in the cottage, with our kids not wanting to leave the site there was so much for them to enjoy, from the play park to feeding the donkeys and goat to riding the ‘drumlin express’ to playing in the nature trails and even a wee bit of bushcraft too! Cottage is charming, comfy and clean with beautiful views of Slieve Gullion. Padraig and Sharon and their daughters are wonderful hosts leaving no stone unturned to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Bluebell Lane is boutique glamping at its best...get there quick before everyone else discovers this hidden gem! ;)Read more
The retreat and the cottage are situated in the Ring of Gullion, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in South Armagh Northern Ireland, near the border with the Republic of Ireland. Surrounded by stunning hillsides, woodlands, rivers and lakes, it’s the perfect place to truly get away from it all and switch off for a short time.
Exact directions and an address will be provided on your booking voucher.