Tuck Mill Cottage

One-bedroom self-catering stone cottage with
stunning views of the Mourne Mountains


9.9 out of 10 - Booking.com Traveller Review Awards 2024

Property details

Tuck Mill Cottage is located centrally between Newcastle, Castlewellan, Murlough Nature Reserve and Tollymore Forest Park and is an ideal place from which to base your holiday. This 200 years old cottage is set in a tranquil setting, a five-minute drive from both Newcastle and Castlewellan. Accessed by a private drive approximately 400 m off the main road and 600 m from the village of Maghera, the cottage features superb views of the Mournes. We have sought to equip the cottage to a high standard and to anticipate your needs by providing all the things you might want for a luxurious stay: a super-king sized bed, log burning stove, TV with Freeview channels, dishwasher, washing machine, hair dryer, bedding and towels are provided as standard. As the cottage is over 200 years old some internal doors are not regular size: one is just under 1750 mm in height, and two others are 675 mm wide, thereby making them unsuitable for wheelchair access.

Members of our family have farmed the land around Tuck Mill Cottage for generations, and we have lived onsite for the past 20-odd years. We love the peace and tranquillity of the area and yet the ease of access to local amenities. We have always enjoyed sharing our home and surroundings with friends and family, and now that we have renovated Tuck Mill Cottage we are keen to expand this to include you. As keen out-door people we enjoy our local forest parks, Tollymore and Castlewellan, and the beach at Murlough as well as hill walking in the Mournes. We would be very happy to advise you on local and mountain walking routes. Tuck Mill Cottage is situated in the stunning Mourne Mountains Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as mountains there is much to enjoy right on our doorstep with forest parks and beaches, golf courses and country estates, and of course we also live in an area rich in history with many sites such as Dundrum Castle and Maghera Old Church and round tower on our doorstep—not to mention the many film locations in the area, especially those of Game of Thrones. With such a variety of things to do it is no wonder the area is very popular with locals and guests alike.


- Central heating, plus a wood-burning stove
- Bedroom with super-king bed
- Full kitchen with dishwasher and clothes washer
- Living room with leather sofas, TV
- Private garden with patio furniture
- Ample free parking and wireless broadband internet
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9.9 / 10 - Booking.com Traveller Review Awards 2024

What a special little hideaway for a restful holiday.
"We enjoyed Jan's homemade wheaten & jam on arrival. The views from each window was of sheep grazing in fields just below the Mountains of Mourne. What a tranquil & peaceful setting for a beautiful, cosy cottage.
"We found everything exceeded our expectations. The cottage was spotlessly clean & every room was spacious. The ultra king-size bed with memory foam mattress meant we slept like logs. Ideal for a restful break after a hike in the Mournes." --- Great cottage
"Was very clean and the best bed we have ever slept in. Went walking in Tollymore forest which is close by then a cycle around Castlewellen park. Had a lovely meal at the Maghera Inn which was a small walk away."
--- Idyllic Self Catering Escape
"The cottage is in a great location within a short drive of many attractions in the area and, of course, the Mourne Mountains! It is a perfectly relaxed setting with everything that is needed for a self catering stay with great views too. The Maghera Inn is an easy five minute walk from the cottage and lived up to the reviews. We would definitely visit again!"

Guest reviews

Amazing and relaxing stay at Tuck Mill
"Tuck Mill is amazing by far one of the best places I have stayed, we both felt so welcomed by Jan from the moment we arrived and the delicious home made wheaten bread and jam that was left was a lovely touch. Coming back after a long walk at Tollymore to relax by a cosy fire topped everything off. We will definitely be back 😊"
--- "We loved our stay. This little cottage has everything you could think of! And Jan is super accommodating, nothing is too much effort- we will be back." --- Wonderfully peaceful holiday
"I loved the location, with the view of the mountains over the fields. It was a great base for hillwalking and the owners were kind, attentive, without being intrusive, and very charming. The cottage was comfortable and very well appointed. Would highly recommend."
--- Perfect in every way
"A beautiful cottage with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Super comfortable bed, wood burning stove and breath taking views of the Mournes. 5 minute dander to the local pub. Wonderful host. We will most definitely be back."
--- Such a relaxing place to stay
"We loved the location, very central to Dundrum, Tollymore Forest Park, Castlewellan and Newcastle. The facilities were excellent in the cottage, the place was so so clean. Our host Jan had thought of everything and included a great welcome pack. A real hidden gem!!"


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