Northern Ireland has quickly become a popular international tourist destination, with breathtaking views and picturesque settings, it looks like a magical land that’s straight out of a fairytale.
At Coach Road Cottages, we embody the NI culture of hospitality. We take pride in creating a warm and inviting environment and we welcome tourists from all over the world into our tranquil land.
If you’re thinking of staying in a holiday home in Northern Ireland, then you’re on the right track to an amazing vacation experience. From our culinary delights to our rich historical landmarks, there is something for everyone to enjoy when visiting NI.
Holiday Home in Northern Ireland to Rent
At Coach Road Cottages, we have a collection of holiday homes to rent in Northern Ireland and because of our small-scale island, the range of activities and sightseeing opportunities are right at your fingertips.
Our holiday homes are located in County Down, placing you in perfect proximity to natural landscapes and exciting adventures. There is something for everyone to enjoy taking part in, whether you’re a history buff or a thrill-seeker, you can create the holiday experience of your dreams.
What to do when staying in a holiday home in Northern Ireland?
In all of our holiday homes, we provide local information about tourist activities and popular attractions. As locals ourselves, we know the best places to eat and drink and the most exciting activities that NI has to offer.
Check out some of our favourite things to do when visiting NI:
Gobbins Cliff Walk
Gobbins Cliff Walk is just a short 30-minute drive from both of our holiday home accommodations. This walk is an absolute must if you’re visiting NI and an experience that will stick with you for a lifetime.
The Gobbins Cliff Walk lets you trek along the Causeway Coastal route, You can make your way along the cliff face edges, cross over the magnificent Swinging Bridge and peer into the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean.
It is worth noting that this walk can be quite challenging with steep inclines and over 5km of trail, however, if you are able it is worth it to see the dramatic coastline up close and personal.
Check out this article to find out more about the history and trek of Gobbins Cliff Walk.
Carrick Fergus Castle is known as one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Ireland and has played an important role throughout its history. In its 800-year tenure, the castle has been sieged by the Irish, Scottish, English and French, before being decommissioned in 1928.
Despite being right on the shore of Belfast Lough, Carrickfergus Castle has withstood erosion from the crashing waves of the sea. Today, it is open to the public to visit the exhibition and explore the historical monument with centuries of tales contained within its bricks.
Carrickfergus Castle is within close proximity to our holiday homes in Northern Ireland, it is just a 30-minute drive from Holywood and a 45-minute drive from Comber.
Check out this article to find out more about visiting scenic castles in Northern Ireland.
Belfast Castle is another must-see when visiting NI. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Northern Ireland, featuring a well-maintained castle that nestles in the grounds of Cavehill country park.
The castle is steeped in rich history and dates back to nearly 400 years ago when it was first occupied by the Normans. Today, the castle is kept in mint condition, with extravagant rooms to tour, magnificent grounds and well-maintained gardens, you could easily spend all day marvelling in its beauty.
The Belfast Castle is a popular destination for visiting tourists, it also has an underground cellar which has now been turned into a restaurant that serves up traditional Irish dishes. It is also worth noting that Belfast Castle is surrounded by the rich woodlands of Cavehill country park, and if you’re feeling brave you may want to make the trek to the Naopelans Nose for jaw-dropping views of Belfast city below.
Belfast Castle is just a short 20-minute drive from Holywood and a 40-minute drive from Comber, making it a very accessible day trip when staying with us at Coach Road Cottages.
Bangor Walled Gardens
The Bangor Walled Gardens have been referred to as the secret gardens throughout the years, due to the gardens being closed to the public up until 2009. The Walled Gardens itself is nearly 200 years old and features Victorian-era design.
Today, the 1.5 acres of Walled Gardens is split into four different sections; the kitchen garden, the herb and topiary garden, the swamp garden and the flower garden. With a range of vegetation and plants and features like the metal arch path and sprouting water fountains, it is truly a beautiful place to marvel in NI tranquillity.
Bangor Walled Gardens are just a short 20-minute drive from our holiday home in Holywood and a 30-minute drive from our holiday home in Comber.
Food and drink when staying in NI
After all those day trips, walking tours and sightseeing experiences, you’ll be sure to have built up an appetite for a delicious meal and a thirst for a cool beverage to wash it down with.
Both of our holiday homes are located in County, Down which features a range of local seafood dishes and fresh produce that is turned into mouth-watering culinary delights. Check out this article for the top restaurants in County Down and trust us when we say this, you’ll be booking your next table before you have finished your current meal.
Coach Road Cottages for a Holiday Home in Northern Ireland
At Coach Road Cottages, we prove a collection of boutique self-catering stays in Comber and Holywood, providing you with the perfect holiday home in Northern Ireland to explore the rich culture, history and picturesque beauty of the land.