Birch Eco Cottage

Ballyroney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Off grid self-catering cottage for 2 adults, eco-friendly, in stunning countryside of the Mourne Mountains, County Down.


Birch Cottage is Northern Ireland's only totally off grid self-catering cottage. It is Green Tourism Gold accredited, and the only Green Key Accredited property in Ireland.
It sleeps 2 people in either 1 super king-size bed or in 2 singles.

It is designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. On the farm, fruits, vegetables and herbs are grown, chickens and horses kept and wood fuel for heating and cooking is grown. The cottage is powered by sun and wind and built with chemical-free materials. It is Tourism NI 4* rated and Green Tourism Gold rated. Birch Cottage is the perfect countryside experience without sacrificing comfort.

Bedding & towels are included, there is underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove.

Birch Cottage is located on grounds with several acres of birch woodland, an orchard and vegetable gardens. There are beautiful mountain and woodland views over private woodland and it is close to forest parks, Mourne Mountains, and to the sea. For cycling tours, bikes are available for hire.

On the farm, courses of woodturning, basket making, spoon carving or permaculture are also offered.

Prices start at £70 per night in winter, plus a one-off £15 cleaning fee. There is a 5% discount for stays longer than 5 nights. 2 night minimum booking.

The cottage is only suitable for 2 adults, no children.

No pets.

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Belfast International


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Content updated on 12th October 2021 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Steven Golemboski-Byrne from Birch Eco Cottage