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Briers Country House
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Comber, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cant wait until our next stay!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

We stayed in the Briers and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a home from home for us. The rooms are spacious and very comfy, Myself husband and two boys were really pleased. Suzan and Brian were so welcoming,,we felt we,d known them a lifetime! The gardens surrounding the house are gorgeous, so tranquil, The location of the house is just opposite tullymore forest park, which is an ideal place to tire out two boys!
I honestly could not reccomend this place more. If you are looking for a nice break in beautiful surroundings, thats immaculately clean, friendly and a gutbusting home cooked breakfast, then this is the place for you!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2011

Having visited the Briers four or five times now, I can truly say - it is superb!
The rooms are spotlessly clean - Suzan keeps everything totally immaculate.
The rooms are modern, well decorated and spacious. There is plenty of car parking space and the surrounding countryside ensures a quiet and peaceful stay.
Brian does an excellent Ulster Fry - try it for breakfast, and it will set you up for the day!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank desparr
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2011

A lovely warm reception from Suzan and Brian. Extensive breakfast menu, food was excellent and brought with a warm smile. We really enjoyed our stay. Rooms were bright, large and very cosy with a great view of the Mourne mountains. The cottage is large and on its on grounds, and is also very private, lots of space to relax in, very quiet and tranquil. Beautiful gardens surrounding cottage. Perfect for a week end away from the big city. This cottage i feel is very special and is a must see!. Five minutes from the town centre. My partner and i hope to be back very soon!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janmark_11
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Angleton, Texas
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45 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2011

I was on a photo tour of Ireland with a small group of people and we stayed for 2 nights at this lovely place just outside of Newcastle. It really is located in a picturesque area and my room was lovely. It was clean, it had a desk at which I could use my laptop to work on photos, and I had no quibbles with it at all....except for the heat (or lack thereof). They are a hardy people who live out there, and probably don't require heat as much as those of us not used to the windy, chilly Irish spring. After our first night with no heat, the proprietress was asked to please turn the heat on for us. Eventually, that was done and so my room was a little warmer on the second evening there. This is an issue that should probably be attended to on a regular basis if guests continue to stay there. Oh, and while this place does have free wifi, the 300-year old walls are so thick that the wifi can only be accessed either in a little den adjacent to the reception area, or -as was my case - by plopping your laptop or iPad down on the reception counter in front of the router system. The breakfasts were awesome as was the coffee and tea. Overall, I liked my stay there and would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RebeccaL2
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2011

Stayed with my 4 yr old daughter. From the start we were made most welcome. Even down to leaving toys in the room for Poppy-Anne. Nothing was too much trouble. Great breakfast. All in lmost recomended

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 186225Mike
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Colorado
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182 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2010

The house is situated in a very peaceful, charming spot. Check-in times are from 4-6 which is a bit limiting. Suzan is very kind and helpful. The rooms were large and breakfast was very good. Nice lounge areas are available. You can't walk to town and it's about 6 pounds by cab. Suzan said it shouldn't cost that much but that's what we were charged. The town is very charming. We're really glad we stayed here. Very peaceful.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MsColorado
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Dublin
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2010

Our second stay at the Briers Country House was as special as the first. Fantastic service, extensive breakfast menu and lovely surroundings make this Country House one not to be missed!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KClarkDublin
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Additional Information about Briers Country House

Property: Briers Country House
Address: 39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Briers Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of South Down, our 18th Century Country House provides an excellent base at the foot of the Mourne Mountains whilst still being within easy reach of Newcastle and the many activities it has to offer. Just a 15 minute walk from the town, and less than an hour from the cities of Belfast, Newry and Lisburn, the Briers is in an ideal location for walkers, wedding guests and sight-seers alike. For the more adventurous, we offer a fantastic location to begin to explore the varied terrain around the area, with plenty of outdoor centres to help you on your way, whilst the luxurious seaweed baths and nearby seaside spas offer a less strenuous way to recharge your batteries. Combined with breath-taking views, spacious and comfortable rooms and ever-friendly service, it'll feel like a home from home in no time! ... more   less 
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