LAKESIDE CABIN 3 Annadorn Rd Woodgrange,  Downpatrick, Co Down,  Northern Ireland  BT30 8JU 028 4483 9348         Andrew  0786 6441613          Angela  0784 1880558 enquiries@lakesidecabin.co.uk
Things To Do Fishing.  There are 11.5 km of river fishing on the Qouile and Annacloy rivers on the B52 on the outskirts of Downpatrick . The Qouile basin on the A22 provides good angling,  with car parking,  tarmac paths , disabled access and fishing stands.   Sea fishing is permitted from the harbour wall in Newcastle and also along the coast towards Kilkeel.  Check out local forums for tips on fishing spots.  www.org/bulletinboard/viewforum. Golf You will be spoilt for choice with the number of golf courses in the local area.  St Patrick's golf club on the outskirts of Downpatrick is a challenging parkland course with spectacular views over the Mourne mountains,  Strangford lough,  and Isle of man. There is also an excellent restaurant in the clubhouse,  what better way to finish off a round of golf. Ardglass golf club is an amazing 18 hole lynx course set right on  the coast.  The course is a true test of golf with the almost ever present wind challenging your every shot. The clubhouse building which dates back to 1405 has a bar and restaurant and is open 7 days a week. The Royal County Down,  set on the edge of Newcastle is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland.  It is an exhilarating location for a classic lynx course. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Mourne mountains the course stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay with the fairways bordered with purple heather and golden gorse this is an unforgettable course.
Walking and Hiking. There are endless possibilities for walking and hiking in the local area.  Should it be taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade in Newcastle ,hiking up the Mourne mountains or a walk around one of the forest parks,  we have it all just a few miles from Lakeside Cabin. Mountain biking.  If it's mountain biking you are after you will be spoilt for choice in the area.  From leisurely cycling to hardcore black runs south Down area has them all. The National Trust property of Castleward on the outskirts of Strangford has a mixture of coastal, parkland  and forestry trails  with something to suit all the family . A25  13.1 miles
Castlewellen forest park on the edge of the town has a variety of blue,  red and black runs to choose from. It has a 2.4 mile Lakeside walk or alternatively there are a number of well marked forestry trails of varying lengths. There  is also an abhoretium and walled garden adjacent to the Castle as well as The Peace Maze which covers over 3 acres, has 6000 yew trees and 2.18 miles of paths. Mountain bike hire, showers  and cafe is also available from the courtyard beside the carpark. Opening times , 8am - 10pm . Cost £5 / car , free if you walk in.  11.5 miles  26 mins Tollymore forestry park is 17 miles away  on the edge of the Mourne mountains and has miles of walks and trails,  some of which lead into the mountains. This area is popular with wildlife,  deer and red squirrels being a favourite . There is a large picnic area beside the carpark popular with families.  Entry  £5 Kilbroney forestry park in Rostrevor on  the edges of Carlingford lough is the place to be if its exhilarating purpose built single track descents your after. There are 27 kilometres of Red runs and 19 kilometers of hair raising Black runs.  An uplift service , bike hire, cafe and showers  are available at the park , visit www. eastcoastadventure.com for prices and times. 27 miles. Murlough Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Newcastle offers scenic coastal walks through sand dunes,  a large portion of it being on wooden a  boardwalk . It is possible to walk from Newcastle to Dundrum , a distance of 1.5 miles,  on the beach.  When you reach Dundrum you could try to spot the harbour seals that lie on the beach.    10 miles  21 mins Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House is situated on the edge of Seaforde village on the A24. The butterfly house is the jungle home to the myriad species of free flying butterflies,  all surrounded by tropical plant life. Species such as the Blue Morpho,  King Page, Scarlet Peacock and Tree Nymph can all be seen.   5.2 miles 13 mins
Local Restaurants Oak Restaurant is situated within the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa and is Classical fine dining in the sophisticated surroundings of the resort. Guests are guaranteed an unforgettable dining experience.   Burrendale Hotel and Spa is situated on the outskirts of Newcastle . It offers a range of restaurants and bars from country pub atmosphere of the Cottage bar to the elegant Vine restaurant where you can relax and enjoy the finest regional food and is one of the best loved restaurants in Newcastle and surrounding area.   Villa Vinci, located in the heart of Newcastle on Main street this established Italian restaurant has a popular following of regulars and attracts tourists from Ireland and further afield. With long serving experienced and friendly staff and ingredients sourced locally you are guaranteed to have a memorable dining experience at Villa Vinci. Ph 02843723080   Brunels Restaurant , set in the heart of Newcastle,  this award winning restaurant uses only the freshest regionally sourced ingredients that showcase local fayre at its very best. Within the relaxed atmosphere, professional and friendly staff Brunels provide fantastic food and service. Ph 02843723951
LAKESIDE CABIN 3 Annadorn Rd Woodgrange,  Downpatrick, Co Down,  Northern Ireland  BT30 8JU 028 4483 9348         Andrew  0786 6441613          Angela  0784 1880558 enquiries@lakesidecabin.co.uk
Things To Do Fishing.  There are 11.5 km of river fishing on the Qouile and Annacloy rivers on the B52 on the outskirts of Downpatrick . The Qouile basin on the A22 provides good angling,  with car parking,  tarmac paths , disabled access and fishing stands.   Sea fishing is permitted from the harbour wall in Newcastle and also along the coast towards Kilkeel. Check out local forums for tips on fishing spots.  www.org/bulletinboard/viewforum. Golf You will be spoilt for choice with the number of golf courses in the local area.  St Patrick's golf club on the outskirts of Downpatrick is a challenging parkland course with spectacular views over the Mourne mountains,  Strangford lough,  and Isle of man. There is also an excellent restaurant in the clubhouse,  what better way to finish off a round of golf. Ardglass golf club is an amazing 18 hole lynx course set right on  the coast.  The course is a true test of golf with the almost ever present wind challenging your every shot. The clubhouse building which dates back to 1405 has a bar and restaurant and is open 7 days a week. The Royal County Down,  set on the edge of Newcastle is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland.  It is an exhilarating location for a classic lynx course. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Mourne mountains the course stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay with the fairways bordered with purple heather and golden gorse this is an unforgettable course.
Walking and Hiking. There are endless possibilities for walking and hiking in the local area.  Should it be taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade in Newcastle ,hiking up the Mourne mountains or a walk around one of the forest parks,  we have it all just a few miles from Lakeside Cabin. Mountain biking.  If it's mountain biking you are after you will be spoilt for choice in the area.  From leisurely cycling to hardcore black runs south Down area has them all. The National Trust property of Castleward on the outskirts of Strangford has a mixture of coastal, parkland  and forestry trails  with something to suit all the family . A25  13.1 miles
Castlewellen forest park on the edge of the town has a variety of blue,  red and black runs to choose from. It has a 2.4 mile Lakeside walk or alternatively there are a number of well marked forestry trails of varying lengths. There  is also an abhoretium and walled garden adjacent to the Castle as well as The Peace Maze which covers over 3 acres, has 6000 yew trees and 2.18 miles of paths. Mountain bike hire, showers  and cafe is also available from the courtyard beside the carpark. Opening times , 8am - 10pm . Cost £5 / car , free if you walk in.  11.5 miles  26 mins Tollymore forestry park is 17 miles away  on the edge of the Mourne mountains and has miles of walks and trails,  some of which lead into the mountains. This area is popular with wildlife,  deer and red squirrels being a favourite . There is a large picnic area beside the carpark popular with families.  Entry  £5 Kilbroney forestry park in Rostrevor on  the edges of Carlingford lough is the place to be if its exhilarating purpose built single track descents your after. There are 27 kilometres of Red runs and 19 kilometers of hair raising Black runs.  An uplift service , bike hire, cafe and showers  are available at the park , visit www. eastcoastadventure.com for prices and times. 27 miles. Murlough Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Newcastle offers scenic coastal walks through sand dunes,  a large portion of it being on wooden a  boardwalk . It is possible to walk from Newcastle to Dundrum , a distance of 1.5 miles,  on the beach.  When you reach Dundrum you could try to spot the harbour seals that lie on the beach.    10 miles  21 mins Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House is situated on the edge of Seaforde village on the A24. The butterfly house is the jungle home to the myriad species of free flying butterflies,  all surrounded by tropical plant life. Species such as the Blue Morpho,  King Page, Scarlet Peacock and Tree Nymph can all be seen.   5.2 miles 13 mins
Local Restaurants Oak Restaurant is situated within the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa and is Classical fine dining in the sophisticated surroundings of the resort. Guests are guaranteed an unforgettable dining experience.   Burrendale Hotel and Spa is situated on the outskirts of Newcastle . It offers a range of restaurants and bars from country pub atmosphere of the Cottage bar to the elegant Vine restaurant where you can relax and enjoy the finest regional food and is one of the best loved restaurants in Newcastle and surrounding area.   Villa Vinci, located in the heart of Newcastle on Main street this established Italian restaurant has a popular following of regulars and attracts tourists from Ireland and further afield. With long serving experienced and friendly staff and ingredients sourced locally you are guaranteed to have a memorable dining experience at Villa Vinci. Ph 02843723080   Brunels Restaurant , set in the heart of Newcastle,  this award winning restaurant uses only the freshest regionally sourced ingredients that showcase local fayre at its very best. Within the relaxed atmosphere, professional and friendly staff Brunels provide fantastic food and service. Ph 028 4372 3951