Suzanne was extremely welcoming. Our room overlooked the mountain and the house is set in some lovely grounds.
Our room was bright, clean and airy. The bed was comfortable enough. But from reading other reviews perhaps my expectations were a little too high! Very small TV with limited channels, no hairdryer, the dressing table looked a little worn.
No tea/coffee in the room but you could help yourself in the lounge area. We did in fact get to meet some really great people on the night we were there when we were having a cup of tea and that was a real bonus. Small selection of chocolates was a nice touch. Proper shower gel provided.
But for me the best thing was the breakfast: beautifully cooked, plentiful, and tasty - all served in a welcoming breakfast room with an open fire. Tip: try not to sit at the table right in front of the fire otherwise you will roast!
You'll need a car if you want to get into Newcastle town centre...unless you don't mind walking it. No idea how long it would take.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Briers Country Hotel
- Briers Country House Newcastle, Northern Ireland