The exterior of Rue Cottage, a property for sale on Rathlin Island.
22 July 2020

8 idyllic cottages in Northern Ireland for sale


Looking for cottages in Northern Ireland? Then you are in the right place.

From shorefront stunners to quaint country dwellings, are revealing 8 charming cottages in Northern Ireland that are on the market now.

Whether you are searching for your dream home, or just looking for some inspiration, you are sure to find it on

8 cottages in Northern Ireland for sale

1. 141 Bryansford Road from T. L. Graham & Son

The exterior of 141 Bryansford Road, a quaint cottage for sale in the Lower Mournes.

141 Bryansford Road is a quaint and traditional 3 bed cottage that rests in the Lower Mournes.

Set on an elevated site of approximately 0.7 acres, this property offers magnificent westerly views towards Lough Island Reavy.

A wealth of traditional features can be found throughout the interior such as stable style entrance doors, internal timber ledge style doors, granite sills and stone fireplaces. These traditional features are set against a contemporary backdrop of a modern kitchen, modern bathrooms, underfloor heating and solar panels for heating water.

There are a range of outbuildings, including a converted barn which is a suitable space for a home office.

A beautiful home in an idyllic location that is sure to impress.

2. Oyster Shell Cottage, 11 Lough Shore Road from Rodgers & Browne and Simon Brien Residential (Newtownards)

The exterior of 11 Lough Shore Road, a property for sale in Portaferry. Strangford Lough can be seen to the front of the property. Image used in the 8 idyllic cottages in Northern Ireland for sale blog post.

Located on the edge of Strangford Lough is 11 Lough Shore Road, a beautiful 4 bed cottage that is perfectly placed to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings.

This area is protected as a Marine Conservation Zone, with a host of birds and wildlife on the doorstep adding to the tranquil and serene feel.

The interior is bright, spacious and flexible with large windows in most of the main rooms, allowing the prospective buyer to take advantage of the views.

These surroundings need to be seen to be believed!

3. 46 Mount Stewart Road from Ulster Property Sales (Newtownards)

The exterior of 46 Mount Stewart Road, a property for sale on the outskirts of Newtownards. Image used in the 8 idyllic cottages in Northern Ireland for sale blog post

Resting on the outskirts of Newtownards is 46 Mount Stewart Road, a charming 2 bed cottage for sale.

Perched on a site of over 0.66 of an acre, this cottage benefits from views across this semi-rural location towards the rolling fields and nearby woods.

2 generous bedrooms along with a bathroom and office are found on the ground floor. The first floor is open plan with a kitchen / living / dining space. The feature beams in the living space add to the character of the home while the wood burning stove adds a cosy and warming aesthetic to the open area. The living area also provides access to the balcony which is the perfect spot to take in the stunning country vistas.

This cottage also benefits from a double detached garage.

4. 207 Belfast Road from Pinkertons Estate Agents (Comber and Ards)

The exterior of 207 Belfast Road, a cottage for sale in Carryduff.

207 Belfast Road is a beautifully renovated, country style cottage that has retained much of its original character and charm.

From the feature red brick inglenook fireplace in the living room to the cast iron fireplace with stone hearth in the master bedroom, the rustic aesthetic that is seen throughout the interior mirrors the beautiful country setting.

The interior also comprises of a modern kitchen, master dressing room, second bedroom and a bathroom with white suite.

Located only minutes from Carryduff, and with a short drive to Belfast, this is the perfect spot for working commuters who are looking to escape the bustle of surrounding towns and cities.

5. Rue Cottage Rathlin Island from McAfee Ballycastle

The exterior of Rue Cottage, a property for sale on Rathlin Island.

If you are hoping to escape from the flurry of busy streets then Rue Cottage may be the one for you!

Situated on Rathlin Island, this cottage benefits from superb views across the “Sea of Moyle” and the North Antrim Coastline.

Occupying an extensive site of approximately 2 acres, this property is sure to appeal to a wide range of buyers.

Take a look at this setting.

6. Narnia Cottage, 20 Portavogie Road from Pooler Country

The exterior of 20 Portavogie Road, a property for sale in Ballyhalbert. Flowers and shrubs can be seen to the front of the property. The text 'direct access to the shore' is written on top of this image.

20 Portavogie Road, also known as Narnia Cottage, is perched in an almost fairy-tale like setting that is sure to enchant any buyer.

Perfectly positioned on the rocky shoreline in Ballyhalbert, Narnia Cottage offers unrivalled views across the Irish Sea towards the Isle of Man and Galloway Coast. There is even direct access to the shore from your front garden!

This property dates back over 200 years and was originally a fisherman’s cottage. It later amalgamated with a 100-year-old gospel hall which houses 2 out of the 4 bedrooms.

The accommodation retains many of its period features such as the beamed ceiling in the living room and the exposed wooden purlins in the bedroom. However, the interior has been recently rewired and the plumbing has been upgraded, making it a great home for modern living.

Check out the views and these gardens!

7. St Ives, 7 Kearney Road from Ian McCullagh

The exterior of 7 Kearney Road, a property for sale in Portaferry. This property is located on the shores of the Irish Sea. Image used in the 8 idyllic cottages in Northern Ireland for sale blog post

7 Kearney Road is a detached cottage for sale in Portaferry.

Situated near the shores of the Irish Sea, this beautiful location enjoys panoramic views over Knockinelder Bay and direct access to the beach.

Accommodation is spread across 2 floors with a lounge, sun lounge, kitchen, shower room and a bedroom found on the ground floor.

The first floor consists of 3 bedrooms with the master ensuite.

This property further benefits from an integral garage.

If you are searching for cottages in Northern Ireland, then this is one you do not want to miss.

8. 5 The Barns from Stewart Estate Agents

The exterior of 5 The Barns, a property for sale in Gilford.

Tucked away in the County Down countryside is 5 The Barns, a quaint stone cottage with a lot of history!

Dating back over 200 years, The Barns was developed from various outbuildings that were constructed to serve the needs of the late Georgian mansion known as Stramore House.

Many of the original features can been seen throughout the interior, including the beam ceiling in the drawing room. However, the spacious kitchen and modern style bathroom meets the needs of modern day life.

This delightful development enjoys the setting of the leafy Stramore Road and is convenient by car to Portadown with its M1 connection to Belfast.

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