escape to the forest

Explore 400 acres of breathtaking woodland on foot or bike, along rivers and up mountains. Tollymore Forest Park is also a Game of Thrones film location. Beautiful at any time of year.

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scale the heights

The Life Centre in Castlewellan Forest Park is the ideal place from which to explore – mountain bike, electric mountain bike, and canoe hire are all available. Kilbroney Park also boasts some of the finest mountain bike trails in the country – for all abilities.

it’s all right here

Enjoy our private woodland – walk, sit and soak up the peace of the birch woods, or enjoy a campfire in a quiet clearing. Meet our animals, explore the vegetable gardens and orchard. It’s all here.

game of thrones

Birch Cottage is ideally placed to explore many Game of Thrones film locations. Tollymore forest park, and the Mourne mountains have appeared on numerous occasions, and Castle Ward –  home of Winterfell, is not far away. We provide full details of Thrones tours, as well as location maps and information.

“We’ve enjoyed so many local activities (hiking at the Mourne Mountains, Tollymore Park etc) as well as further afield, but after each fun-filled day, we have had the warm, cosy embrace of the cottage to welcome us back”
Sarah & Luke, 2017

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Meet our animals

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