Our sawmill is located beside the front drive into to the estate, off the Belfast to Bangor dual carriageway (see directions).
Our firewood is harvested from the estate’s 600 acres of woodlands. It is the largest area of broadleaved woodlands in Northern Ireland, which means that there is always a great choice of ready split logs on sale. We operate a ‘pick your own’ system whereby you can fill our recycled bags with logs to suit your requirements. You can also bring a trailer to fill from one of our builders’ bags if you need to stock up at home. We are open Fridays between 9am and 4pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch).
Firewood currently for sale:
Small bags (fill your own): £4.50 per bag
Builders’ bags (suitable for loading onto a trailer): £55.00 or £65 per bag, depending on bag size
The Firewood Poem
Beechwood fires are bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year,
Chestnut’s only good they say,
If for logs ’tis laid away.
Make a fire of Elder tree,
Death within your house will be;
But ash new or ash old,
Is fit for a queen with crown of gold
Birch and fir logs burn too fast
Blaze up bright and do not last,
it is by the Irish said
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread.
Elm wood burns like churchyard mould,
E’en the very flames are cold
But ash green or ash brown
Is fit for a queen with golden crown
Poplar gives a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke,
Apple wood will scent your room
Pear wood smells like flowers in bloom
Oaken logs, if dry and old
keep away the winter’s cold
But ash wet or ash dry
a king shall warm his slippers by.