Experience Our Kingdom of Mourne

When visiting the Mourne Mountains, your journey starts here. Our dog friendly holiday home is available for rental and is ideal for family getaways or as a base for exploring this stunning part of the world.

Up To 6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms plus cot | 2 Bathrooms | 4 Beds | Endless Possibilities

Tollymore Forest Park

Discover Our Natural Beauty

White Gate Lodge is a beautiful listed building, surrounded by stunning gardens, dating back to 1876 and sitting on the edge of Tollymore Forest with direct access into the forest 20 steps from the front door – ideal for walkers, bikers, hikers and dog owners or someone just wanting a relaxing break.

Our charming cottage is the perfect base to explore the charms of Tollymore Forest and the breathtaking scenery that it has to offer. We welcome well behaved dogs with responsible owners. The back yard is secure and gated. There are several private gardens and a summerhouse for you to enjoy.

The Most Desirable of Destinations

From hiking to biking, from Game of Thrones Tours to castles, from golfing to kayaking, County Down has it all.

If it is something a little bit more relaxing that you are looking for, lots of independent retailers line the Main Street of Newcastle, there are numerous cafes and ice cream shops, the iconic Slieve Donald Hotel, the famous Newcastle swans and many fabulous restaurants also await.

County Down has something for everyone, children included; Newcastle is home to Coco’s Adventure Playground and the Tropicana Fun Pool which are all time favourites for children!

Some of our favourite places to walk include Lough Shannagh, Slieve Donard, Tollymore Forest Park , the Trassey Track and The Hare’s Gap. The list really IS endless.

“Where The Mountains O’ Mourne Sweep Down to The Sea…’

– Percy French

What People Say

‘Clean house in a super location with great walks. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside in the evening in the peaceful and quiet surroundings. We enjoyed the feel of the age in the house and the attached summer house was nice and peaceful for having a chilled hour to read.
Plenty of welcoming aids such as books, tea, biscuits and lots of clean bedding and towels.
We really enjoyed our few days away from everything together and will return.’

– The Reilly Family, July 2020

Our Surrounding Area

Whilst we are nestled right on the edge of Tollymore Forest Park, the surrounding area of County Down and the Kingdom of Mourne is just as breathtaking as any part of the world; when the sun is shining that is!

Slieve Croob

Slieve Croob is the highest peak in the Dromara Hills, at the foothills of the famous Mourne Mountains. The summit offers a stunning 360 degree view. 

Murlough Beach

This glorious stretch of golden sands lined with sand dunes is hugely popular with dogwalkers and walkers alike.

Castlewellan Forest Park

Located in a dramatic forest and lake setting, the castle arboretum houses one of the most outstanding tree and shrub collections in Europe containing many rare plant species.