Braeside Cottage


Luxury Self Catering Accommodation
Holywood and Belfast Northern Ireland

4 Star Accomodation

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The Area

The picturesque town of Holywood is located only a 2-minute drive or a scenic 10 -15-minute walk away from Braeside Cottage.

Holywood is a historic town, renowned for its collection of boutiques, gift shops, art galleries and traditional bars boasting live music, entertainment and quiz nights. There are several award winning gourmet restaurants and bistros and eclectic cafes, which cater for everything from early-bird breakfasts through to late night dining. Details of local amenities, eateries and attractions are provided in the Cottage.

Holywood itself has recently been voted Best Kept Medium Town and hosts a range of facilities for residents and visitors including children’s’ play parks, scenic coastal and woodland walks, golf, a leisure centre, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra and many other tourist facilities, some of which are listed below.

The recently developed Holywood Exchange also boasts, amongst other large retail outlets, Northern Irelands only IKEA store, with a coffee shop overlooking the runway of Belfast City Airport for a unique shopping day out. Ikea is located a 5 minute drive away from Braeside Cottage.

Holywood is an excellent location from which to explore North Down and further afield, with excellent transport facilities in terms of road, bus, rail, and ferry terminal connection, with the George Best Belfast City Airport located nearby.

Listed below are a number of places and facilities available to visitors with approximate travel times indicated from Braeside Country Cottage:

Airports, Trains, Buses
  • Belfast International Airport (25mins)
    Belfast City airport
    (5 mins)
    Belfast Ferry Ports (5 mins)
    Belfast Central Train Station
    Belfast's Main Bus Station (10mins)

Functions and Conference Centres

  • The Culloden Hotel (5mins)
    Belfast Hilton Hotel (10 mins)

Belfast Waterfront Hall

  • One of Europes most modern entertainment and conference Halls (10 mins)

Castle Espie Bird Sanctuary

  • On the shores of Strangford Lough with areas of lakeland coast and woods to explore. Member of the Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust (20 mins)

Horse riding

  • Birr House Riding Centre (British horse Society approved riding establishment) (5 mins)

Hillwalking (Ulster Way)

  • Roam the beautiful County Down Countryside all times of the year (on your doorstep)



Golf Courses

  • Royal Portrush Golf Club (60mins)
    Royal County Down Golf Club
    Holywood Golf Club (5 mins)

    Royal Belfast Golf Club(5 mins)
    Belvoir Park Golf Club (10mins)
    Clandeboye Golf Club (15 mins)
    Kirkistown Castle Golf Club (25 mins)
    Mahee Island Golf Club (25mins)
    Malone Golf Club (20mins)
    Bangor Golf Club (15mins)
    Scrabo Golf Club (15mins)
    Blackwood Golf Club
    (10 mins)
    Carnalea Golf Club (15mins)

National Trust Properties

  • The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (5 Mins)
    Holywood Motte (5mins)
    Mount Stewart House and gardens (20 mins)

    Castleward (25mins)


  • Royal Belfast Yacht Club (5 mins)
    Bangor Marina
    (15 mins)




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