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Blackwell House

33 Mullabrack Road Near Banbridge and Craigavon, Scarva BT63 6BP Northern Ireland
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WINNER Guesthouse of The Year 2019 We are extremely happy to announce that we have been awarded the GEORGINA CAMPBELL IRELAND Guesthouse of The Year Award 2019 Nestled in the rolling countryside bordering Co-Down and Co-Armagh a warm welcome awaits you at this magnificent 5 Star country house. A wonderful night awaits you in any of our 3 individually decorated bedrooms each with super king beds. WINNER Guesthouse of The Year 2019 We are extremely happy to announce that we have been awarded the GEORGINA CAMPBELL IRELAND Guesthouse of The Year Award 2019 Nestled in the rolling countryside bordering Co-Down and Co-Armagh a warm welcome awaits you at this magnificent 5 Star country house. A wonderful night awaits you in any of our 3 individually decorated bedrooms each with super king beds complimented with luxurious bedding in opulent surroundings.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Secured parking
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Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Frank K wrote a review Nov 2023
Co.Meath Ireland24 contributions25 helpful votes
Be careful of booking this establishment on booking.com They take 100% payment about 14 days prior to arrival ., 3 of us paid £500 for one night but due to bad weather , the sporting event that we were attending in the area was postponed two days before arrival . Our plea for a sense of fairness and even a partial credit note to use again fell on deaf ears . We did not even ask for a refund . So, be careful .
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Joyce at Blackwell House, Owner at Blackwell House
Responded 10 Nov 2023
Dear Frank. this situation is very regrettable, any booking via a booking agent would be the same. Once the agent books the room we are unable to amend or cancel it from our side, so we have to wait on the booking agent removing the booking before the rooms are free to sell. Once Booking.com had processed the cancellation, on the Thursday I immediately put the three rooms back on sale. I said that I would be more than happy to offer you a voucher for future use or a full refund should we get bookings for any/all of the rooms. Sadly with only 24 hours notice the rooms didn't sell. We are a very small family business with only 6 rooms, weekend business is very important to us at this time of the year. To lose half of our bookings for one night at only two days notice with no chance to rebook has a huge affect on our income which we simply cannot regain. We empathise with your situation but hope you can understand the position we and other areas of the hospitality industry are in when last minute cancellations are made.
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Kieran D wrote a review Sept 2023
Moate, Ireland4 contributions
I don't usually write reviews but I have to say that this was the most relaxing and enjoyable stay I've had in a long time. Everything from the food, to the facilities, the location and the atmosphere were fantastic. From our arrival (greeting from Murphy) to our departure, the staff made every effort to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Huge thank you to Steve for looking after us so well!! We hope to be back soon!!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Joyce at Blackwell House, Owner at Blackwell House
Responded 17 Sept 2023
Guys, what can we say. Such a wonderful review, thank you so so much. It was a real pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks from the whole team xx
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Angela S wrote a review Aug 2023
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FANTASTIC!! The Loft Suite was perfect for my family and I. We stayed at the Blackwell House on the last leg of our trip to Ireland and truly enjoyed minute. Steve and Joyce were amazing hosts, offering delectable food and drink (and even accommodated my 11-year-old son who is a picky eater). There were house cats roaming the gardens, chickens, and Murphy the adorable pup, who also did his fair share of making the guests happy. They greeted us with a beautiful en suite tea service upon arrival - just remarkable. We look forward to returning some day and recommend this establishment to anyone that asks.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
Many thanks for taking the time out to post such a lovely review, we are always so humbled to receive such lovely feedback and delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us at Blackwell House. see you soon, kindest wishes and thanks fro the whole team.
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carrie1960 wrote a review Jul 2023
Portadown, United Kingdom26 contributions15 helpful votes
My friend and I visited a couple of Saturdays ago for afternoon tea for a special birthday celebration. We had a lovely afternoon tea. Loved the music in the background. [Maybe a wee bit loud, but very minor criticism]. Staff made us feel as if we were in The Ritz in London. Have been for several afternoon tea experiences in well known hotels, but Blackwell House tops them all. Food excellent and so neatly presented, soup and lemon posset delicious! 🍋 The orange naturisum just finished the presentation. Thank you. Will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
Dear Carrie, thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review on your visit and Afternoon Tea at Blackwell House. See you again soon
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Brewsterbrie wrote a review Jul 2023
Scottsdale, Arizona10 contributions4 helpful votes
When we booked the Blackwell House for our last stay in Ireland we were looking for a centrally located, quiet and comfortable stay after 3 great weeks of traveling. Additionally we decided to opt for dinner that night as well given we were leaving to fly out the next day. What we experienced was undeniably a beautifully appointed country house, with very comfortable and spacious living room sitting areas and a gourmet dinner (and breakfast) prepared and served by our hosts, Steve and Joyce, that was without doubt the most memorable food treat we experienced during our holiday. While not meant to diminish the great food, wonderful people and lovely experiences we had throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, the attention to detail from these folks clearly is a tribute to what must be an extensive restaurant/hotel background. You owe it to yourselves to spend a few nights with them.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
wow wow wow ...what a wonderful review, we are so grateful for you taking the time to post this review on your stay at Blackwell House. We are also delighted that you enjoyed the wonderful food Northern Ireland has to offer. Many thanks and hope to see you folks again. Steve, Joyce and the whole team.
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Cruiser29320253891 wrote a review Jun 2023
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We both had THE best time ever here. The place is immaculate and so professionally run. Steve is a gentleman and a first class host. The food was superb too from our wee afternoon scones to our dinner to our breakfast.. all delicious. We would recommend to anyone and we will definitely be back again. Murphy the schnauzer is just the cherry on the cake.. he’s just gorgeous but unfortunately wouldn’t fit in my bag. Thanks so much to you both. Jackie and Warren.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Steve Brownless, Owner at Blackwell House
Responded 2 Jul 2023
Dearest Jackie & Warren, thank you so so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review we really appreciate this. It was a real pleasure meeting you both and we certainly look forward to you returning. Many many thanks and kindest regards Steve, Joyce and of course Murphy the dog xx
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klekamp5 wrote a review Jun 2023
Tallahassee, Florida4 contributions
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Steve and Joyce are the most wonderful hosts! Their home, the rooms (we stayed in three), the breakfasts, the gardens, and their precious dog (Murphy) surpassed all expeditions. We also booked a dinner one night, which was also exceptional. Blackwell House the the perfect base to explore Northern Ireland, yet come home to an idyllic peaceful oasis. We left feeling like we were saying good-bye to friends. Cannot wait to return next time we are in Ireland! Thank you Joyce and Steve!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
It was a real pleasure to look after you and your lovely family. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Murphy sends his love and we all hope to welcome you back some day. Kind regards & thanks Steve, Joyce and the whole team. x
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Mark H wrote a review Jun 2023
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Our first visit and we will be returning. A country house abode with comfortable furnishings and great food. Dinner is available also which again was very good. Lovely gardens to sit in and attentive hosts plus Murphy the dog made this a memorable visit. I can't recommend this enough.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 8 Jun 2023
Dear Mark, thank you so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review we really do appreciate it. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay recently and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards and thanks Steve, Joyce and the team, Murphy say Woof 🐕‍🦺
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kayleigh h wrote a review Mar 2023
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We had a lovely night. The location is beautiful. The staff are all so lovely and go out of their way to make you feel at home. The food was absolutely incredible! It is the perfect place to go to treat yourself and get away for a night
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 2 Apr 2023
Than you so so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review and for your lovely comments. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards & thanks Steve , Joyce and the whole team.
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jessicachism14 wrote a review Mar 2023
Belfast, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
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Really enjoyable stay. Bed was very comfy, food was beautiful. I would definitely go again. Something a bit different from a standard hotel stay! Joyce and Steve were excellent hosts and the staff were all very attentive.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 2 Apr 2023
Thank you so so much for your lovely review, we really do appreciate you taking the time to post this. Hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards & thanks Steve, Joyce and the team.
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£163 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomNorthern IrelandCounty DownScarva
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackwell House
Which popular attractions are close to Blackwell House?
Nearby attractions include F E McWilliam Gallery (3.2 miles), Clare Glen Woodland (3.1 miles), and The Boulevard Banbridge (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blackwell House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Blackwell House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blackwell House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blackwell House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Safari Banbridge, Jinglers Restaurant, and Sinton’s at the bridge.
Are there any historical sites close to Blackwell House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Moneypenny's Lock (3.6 miles), Dromore High Cross (3.2 miles), and The Obelisk (2.8 miles).