As well as the garden and orchard the grounds surrounding the cottage contain a large wildflower meadow that is really a sight to behold when in full bloom on a sunny summer’s day. There are also three ponds that are filled from the water that runs down through the mountains and these ponds provide a bathing area for the geese. Santa really enjoys a large trout for his dinner and is often seen relaxing near one of these ponds with his fishing rod and net. Geese bathing in the pond The geese patrol the area around the cottage and make noise to let Santa know when visitors have arrived to see him. Turkeys and hens also wander around busily providing a farm-like feel and Santa’s cats are normally found inside, curled up on a chair enjoying the warmth provided by the large open fire.
Santa's Cottage is the Official Residence of Santa in Ireland, as awarded by the "Greenland-Denmark World Congress of Santas.
Sandbank Rd, Newry Co Down, BT34 5XX
Tel (028) 417 72052 or (028) 417 54969
(ROI) Tel: 048 417 72052 or 048 417 54969