9 Castle Place, Ardglass, Co. Down, BT30 7TP

+44 28 4484 3328


This Is Better Than B&B

This Is R&R

What happens when you get someone running a B&B who isn’t a fan of staying in typical B&Bs herself?

You get a B&B quite unlike any other. A B&B that fancies itself as a tiny boutique hotel. A B&B where nothing is too much trouble and where your personal concierge is ready to create an experience that takes your trip to County Down from morning through afternoon to evening, in the most relaxing, refreshing way possible.

About Ciara

Your Host

My daughter and I left busy lives in England to come home to County Down and live our passion. We transformed Margaret’s Cottage into a welcoming haven for you to stay, and now we get to live our dream every day in our Irish idyll, where I (and many others!) also get to enjoy my passion for baking.

We love what we do, and we aim to do it well. But don’t just take our word for it: the proof of the pudding is in the eating, as they say, and we’re very proud of what our lovely guests say about us. They’re generous with their praise, and we’re confident you will be too.

Ciara is the most wonderful and thoughtful of hostesses; she notices and tends to all the details. The rooms are spotless, spacious and comfortable. The breakfast is absolutely delicious, served with the best ingredients and prepared with love. The village of Ardglass is just steps away with a great pub, world class golf and a very nice Italian restaurant next door.

The experience was absolutely delightful. The room itself is so cosy and welcoming with beautiful views over the water and of the castle. I could have spent all day relaxing on the sofas listening to the music and looking at the view. Ciara also went above and beyond in catering for my dairy allergy. And so for once I didn't feel like I was missing out in the slightest…

We had a perfect stay in Margaret's Cottage. It was as charming and comfortable as anywhere I've ever stayed. Ciara's genuine and warm welcome sets the tone for a wonderful experience. The rooms are spacious and so thoughtfully set out, with loads of really nice touches dotted about. The little gift of fudge as you arrive was super. Huge bed, massive bathroom, spotless throughout. Breakfast was sensational.

Afternoon Tea


Enjoy a mouth-watering vintage afternoon tea at Margaret's Cottage or at home, as a personalised, intimate experience that is just for you and yours.

Everything is baked to order and can be prepared with different diets in mind.

Because at Margaret’s Cottage, we believe you should still have your cake and eat it.


These are our latest Google Maps reviews. You can see more on the links below.

Rating: 5

(26) Google Reviews

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a month ago
If you golfing at Ardglass this is a perfect location next to entrance. Ciara is a lovely host with great breakfast and a very clean place. Just wish the mattresses were a bit better.
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3 months ago
A great place to stay when exploring this area. We asked Ciara for a packed lunch for 2 and what a feed. Tasty sandwiches and lots of home baked delights. In fact all we eat today was the huge breakfast and the packed lunch. Would definitely recommend.
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4 months ago
My fiancé and I had a wonderful stay, Ciara was a fantastic host. Breakfast was fantastic! Room was cosy and tidy. We had fish and chips for dinner and Ciara kindly let us eat it in the beautiful drawing room with the fire on. We will be back!
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a month ago
We just returned to Canada after spending a few weeks in Northern Ireland and in the Ardglass area. I can't say enough about the hospitality, the comfort, the kindness and the special quality of staying with Ciara and Kelsey at Margaret's Cottage B&B. Suffice to say that we are made to feel like family with all of the bits of luxury that we enjoy. The food is fantastic, plentiful and always homemade! I'd recommend that you follow Margaret's Cottage B&B on Facebook so that you can see what a special place this is!!
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11 months ago
Had afternoon tea accompanied by seasoned travelers and afternoon tea fans. Margarets cottage is right up there with the best of them. Gorgeous home baked goodies, quiet personal space ( so nice to chat without competing to be heard!) and warm friendly host. Can't recommend this little gem of a place enough.

Contact Margaret's Cottage

+44 2844 843 328
9 Castle Place, Ardglass, Co. Down, BT30 7TP

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