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The Jays - Holiday home with free wi-fi

The Jays - front of house
21 reviews
The Jays - front of house
kitchen area of kitchen/diner
dining area leading to patio garden
patio in summer
double bedroom - downstairs which has ensuite shower room
bunk room - upstairs
single bedroom - upstairs
lounge (upstairs) with candles in fireplace for summer
another view of upstairs lounge
Family bathroom - upstairs.
Gate of Tollymore Forest Park
Across the road from us - Tollymore Forest Park
Tollymore Forest park - across the road from us
Tollymore Forest Park - new fenced-in childrens play park with picnic tables
Amongst the trees in Tollymore Forest park
By the river in Tollymore Forest Park
local area
one of many  picnic stops
Castlewellan castle and lake
Newcastle seafront promenade
upstairs lounge with fire (in winter)
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland
Tourism NI approved accommodation, The Jays is a modern townhouse in a courtyard setting in the picturesque village of Bryansford. Situated opposite Tollymore Forest Park, close to mountains, lakes, beaches and the seaside town of Newcastle, yet only 45 minutes drive from Belfast.

Our house is well-equipped and comfortably furnished to accommodate families wishing to enjoy the outdoors of the Mourne Mountains, but with all the amenities of a seaside town nearby.

Bed linen and towels are provided (except beach towels) and central heating and electric are included in the cost.

Please note the house has a double bedroom with ensuite downstairs, and a single room and bunk room upstairs beside the main bathroom.
Listing #HL225678
About the Owner
Judy L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Unless otherwise arranged, on arrival at the property, you will be met by one of our family, given a tour of the house, shown how things work and given the keys. We are only a phone call away, should there be any queries or problems during your stay.
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Jays has everything that you could possibly think of need when you are away from home. Judy leaves fresh flowers, milk and Barnbrack for your arrival. The house is absolutely spotless and is a total joy to stay in. Less than a minute away...More

2  Thank scottharkins1971
Management response:Responded 3 December 2017

Very many thanks for such a wonderful review. We love our holiday house in the Mournes and are so glad you enjoyed your stay there... As you say, there is plenty to do and see in the area . Hopefully we shall be able to...More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 April 2017


Management response:Responded 14 May 2017


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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Myself, husband and children had a fantastic weekend in this lovely house. It is spotless, well maintained and equipped. We arrived on a wet stormy Friday night after a long drive from Cork to a warm welcome from Judy, the house was toasty, the fire...More

1  Thank Nuala22
Management response:Responded 30 January 2017

Nuala, thank you so much for your very kind words - what a lovely review. Imagine remembering The Jays from 2 years ago! We do our best to provide visitor comfort and I am so pleased you remember having a good time.

  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    1 Bunk
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
1 Apr 2018 -
30 Jun 2018
mid season
2 nights
1 Jul 2018 -
1 Sep 2018
high season
7 nights --
2 Sep 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
mid season
2 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
SHORT BREAKS are available throughout the year at the following rates:
2 nights, 3 nights, 4 nights, 5 nights, 6 nights
Jan, Feb, March £173 £237 £283 £323 £352
Apr,May, June, Sept £196 £266 £306 £347 £375
Oct, Nov, Dec £173 £237 £283 £323 £352
(excludes Xmas/New Year)
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About the neighbourhood
Newcastle, Castlewellan and the Mourne area generally, lends itself to a host of outdoor activities for all ages, however, with such beautiful scenery to walk or drive through, it can also be a joy to relax in.

Percy French immortalised this area in his song - the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea!

Tollymore Park across the road from us is highly recommended. Children can enjoy rolling down hills , climbing trees, jumping over stepping stones across rivers. There is also a children's play area within the fenced picnic area. Many specimen trees can be found in the arboretum. Those who are interested may also wish to look for Game of Throne locations.

Try not to get lost in the maze in Castlewellan Forest Park - I still need to be guided from the viewpoint!!.

If you wan...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Belfast George Best ( City): 64.0 km
Railway: Newry: 32.0 km
Ferry: Belfast: 64.0 km
- Fly to Belfast International Airport and hire a car - all the main car hire firms are available here. Bryansford is approx 50 miles ( 1 hour 15 minutes ) from this airport.

- Fly to George Best City airport and hire a car. Avis, Budget, Hertz and National.
Bryansford is approx. 40 miles ( 1 hour ) from this airport.

- Car ferry to Belfast - approx 40 miles (1 hour) from Bryansford.

- Car ferry to Larne - approx. 65 miles ( 1 hour 25 mins) from Bryansford

- Travel from Dublin, through Newry to Bryansford - approx 100 miles ( 2 hours 30 mins)

To get to Bryansford from Belfast, follow road signs for Newcastle.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km.
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