My family and I stayed at Bath Terrace for about a month in July, and we had an excellent experience! The rental process was easy and flexible with our travel dates (the typical Saturday to Saturday was waived because we were flying from the States on a weekday). The property was a 10 minute walk to the Newcastle town centre, which was full of restaurants, shops, pubs, and amusements for our two young children. The house was also a quick walk from Donard Park and the Granite Trail, two entry points for walking the Mourne Mountains. The house itself was spotlessly clean and very family-friendly (we have a toddler and the house didn't require any baby-proofing!). There are three full flights of stairs dividing up living and sleeping quarters, so be prepared for steps if you have a youngster or difficulty walking. The bedrooms are well sized and the top floor bedroom has a large bathroom with a walk-in shower (the second floor bathroom has a large soaking tub). The kitchen was big enough that we were able to host relatives for an evening meal, and also kept us from eating out every night of our stay (though the restaurants and ice cream parlors in Newcastle were wonderful and we indulged quite a bit!). The kitchen and living room had small balconies overlooking the bay and Newcastle, and the views from the bayside rooms were amazing! This house is a perfect rental for a family interested in seeing Northern Ireland, or a group interested in outdoor activities like golfing and hiking. The house is located about 1 hour from Belfast, and about 2.5 hours from Dublin, we were able to take day trips to tons of sites, not mentioning the things to do locally within Newcastle, Dundrum, Castlewellan, and Downpatrick. I had looked at a variety of properties, including some in the centre of Newcastle Promenade, but we were lucky to have stayed at Bath Terrace. The Promenade is full of activity and nightlife, but it was great to be a quick walk up the street (it made for a good night's sleep, and not worrying about parking in town). We would stay here again in a heartbeat, and we were happy to have called it our "home away from home"!
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