The Old Boot Room and Garden
In January 2022 we started on making our old back house into a Boot Room and opening the garden to our guests.
The Boot Room gives you a place to store your boots, bikes, surfboards, Stand Up Paddle Boards and change in and out of your sports gear. Its a bit of fun which will hopefully help you enjoy your stay with us. It helps make Marine Villa an ideal location for an activity based holiday including swimming as the Irish sea is only a minutes walk away. you can get changed here, rinse out your swimming costumes and hang them on the line ready for your next dip!
In the process we have made the back yard a much more secure place for your dog.
The garden at long last is now open to you, it has great Mountain views , forest views, all day sunshine. we now have 2 picnic tables and one of them is in the garden. it will be a great place for your children to play. Be aware though that a slightly determined dog could easily escape from it!!!
The Old Boot Room this is behind the main house
The Old Boot Room is through the right hand door. This building is locally believed to be one of the oldest remaining houses in Newcastle.
Once upon a time when Marine Villa was a guest house the owners children used to live in it during the summer months. This inspired a local author to write and publish a story of which there are copies in the main house called "The Hunting Of Ellen"
Our garden is the ideal location to enjoy the mountain views and sea air with your first cup of tea in the morning, if the sun is shining it is in it all day long.
There is a picnic table but you will have to bring your own deck chairs and sun loungers with you.
The garden is at the top of these steps.
The back roof of the Old House was completely covered with Ivy and the area was over grown with weeds and brambles.
the top six granite steps were sunk and twisted.
The doors on the Old House were rotten and falling apart.
The garden grass had not been cut for at least 4 years.
Luckily the sun shown in January and February allowing us to make good progress.