The guesthouse is under new ownership - the owners only had it three weeks when we stayed so I've no doubt it will be refurbished. The rooms are clean and comfortable. New towels would be great as they're not the softest and a bigger flat screen tv as the room still had the old CRT portable tv. A few communal areas were quite musty but seeing as the owners only bought it, that will be resolved. The breakfast was fabulous - great selection of cereals, fruit, yoghurt and the usual hot food. The dinners were lovely too - especially the desserts. It's set down a quiet road overlooking the Mournes. Tollymore Forest is within walking distance. You could easily walk into the town if you have 15-20 mins to spare. Very peaceful at night with comfortable beds. Lovely gardens and ample parking. I've no doubt this place will change over the coming months under Maureen's management. She couldn't do enough for you.
- 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