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

(20) Google Reviews

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a month 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.
We went to Margaret’s Cottage for afternoon tea. The experience was stellar! The property is wonderfully located right next to the golf course in Ardglass. Ciara was an exceptional hostess and made our stay extremely comfortable. The natural fireplace added to the comfort and ambiance on a cool and misty day by the sea. She’s also an excellent chef and a baker. My partner has coeliac and required gluten-free options. Ciara ensured there were fabulous options for my partner to enjoy. The overall experience was wonderful, and made our afternoon in Ardglass memorable. We will return!
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a year ago
Warm and welcoming. Ciara is a superb host, nothing is too much trouble. Her baking is exceptional and her home is cost and inviting. If you are traveling for golf the location could not be better.
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a year ago
We just love Margaret's cottage we stayed there 4 year's ago and we were back last weekend for my grandson's golf competition. We had a warm welcome on our arrival and just like before we had the best time ever. And Harry won the golf competition we will definitely be back. And we can't wait. Thank you once again for you lovely hospitality. ❤️
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a year ago
Margaret's Cottage is the perfect place to spend time while in Ardglass, not just because of the facilities and the food, but it's invigorating to spend time with Ciara and Kelsey - both lovely, lovely people!! Our group has used Margaret's Cottage for several trips in the past, our expectations are always exceeded. The rooms are clean, well-equipped and the breakfast and tea are special. The cottage is immediately across the street from the Ardglass Golf Club, 2 doors away from Aldo's Italian Restaurant and 5 doors away from the coolest pub ever, the Old Commercial Bar where the Guinness, music and craic overflow! Whether it's a golf getaway or a place to snuggle up with a book while overlooking the sea, Margaret's is picture perfect. And, if you love to hear about history, settle in, Ciara takes great pleasure in sharing wonderful stories about the history of Ardglass. I look forward to visiting again!

Contact Margaret's Cottage

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

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