Gorgeous Cottages Blog

A pair of holiday homes with history!

3 February, 2017

Fancy staying somewhere a bit different for your next holiday or short break? Somewhere with character and a bit of history? The Irish Landmark Trust has spent the past couple of decades finding and restoring some of the most interesting […]


Northern Ireland’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

2 December, 2015

Given that Northern Ireland is a relatively small region, it is quite incredible to learn that it has no less than 8 different Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [AONB]. Take a look below and find out a little more about […]


Northern Ireland’s Top Mountain Bike Trails

19 November, 2015

Northern Ireland is becoming something of a Mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts.  And it’s easy to see why, with the development of several world-class trails in recent years, and of course with Northern Ireland’s stunning scenery as the backdrop… So […]


Images of Northern Ireland – Damian McCann

2 November, 2015

Talented amateur photographer Damian McCann is currently directing a BBC NI series on the mountains of Ulster and the people who live in their midst. The series will be aired shortly but in the interim we thought we would share […]


Walking Holidays Northern Ireland

20 October, 2015

There are fewer places on the planet that can offer better walking country than Northern Ireland. From the stunning coastal walks around the Causeway Coast to the breath-taking hikes across the Mourne Mountains, there are walks and landscapes to suit […]


A birds-eye view of Northern Ireland

17 October, 2015

In this week’s blog featuring images from Northern Ireland we’re showcasing the fascinating work of Ciaran May & his company Birdseye Kite Photography. Birdseye Kite Photography is based in Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh and for the last four years he […]


Gorgeous Cottages Yorkshire

24 September, 2015

I thought I would just take a moment to introduce you to the original Gorgeous Cottages based in Yorkshire.  Launched in 2012, our Yorkshire website offers the very finest self-catering holiday cottages and accommodation in the area. So what’s the […]


Images of Northern Ireland – Ian Gazzard

10 September, 2015

Ian Gazzard is the Northern Irish photographer behind 54 Degrees North. Specialising in panoramic landscape photography, his work features some of the finest landscape North and South of Ireland. Being a local photographer, Ian’s passion and inspiration is home grown […]


Northern Ireland Slang

3 August, 2015

If, like me, you’re from Northern Ireland you will have grown up with a wonderfully varied vocabulary, quite unique to these parts. Visitors to the place may be a little unsure as to the meaning of some of our more […]


10 Reasons to visit Lough Neagh

26 July, 2015

Lough Neagh is the biggest freshwater lake in the British Isles and is slap bang in the heart of Northern Ireland. Irish legend has that the lough was formed by an overflowing spring created by a urinating horse, or by […]