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24 April

New Trip Advisor Review! 5 Stars – A Gem!

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The newly furnished room was huge as was the en suite. Quite a surprise to find such a tasteful, peaceful place in what is a busy, touristy area. Our room and everything else about our two night stay should have been graded 4 star easily. Stayed April 2016, travelled as a couple Read more here…

8 April

5 Star Review “Slugsontour” Latest

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Very pleasant stay, lovely reception from hostess, this is our second visit to Briers now. Very peaceful and relaxing surroundings. The room is of good standard, the bed is to die for, would probably rate the room a solid 8/10. Breakfast is lovely local produce, very enjoyable! Cannot wait to book our third visit already!! […]

4 March

Newcastle Bed and Breakfast is a Hidden Gem

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5 Star Review on Trip Advisor! What a real surprise to find this beautiful B&B by accident. Had thought about staying in a hotel initially but I’m so glad we decided to stay at The Briers. The room was beautiful, the breakfast was excellent and it was only 5 mins by taxi into Newcastle. Although […]

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  • Can’t believe the bed!

    Have just spent a lovely one night stay at this hotel. We were made very welcome by Maureen The bedroom was newly refurbished and the bed itself was the most comfortable I have ever slept in when away from home bar none. The room was very comfortable and cosy.

    - Can’t believe the bed!
  • Birthday Treat

    Just spent a night at The Briers lovely house in the country with wonderful views of the mountains. Lovely welcome and taken to our room which was nice. The breakfast was really good very fresh and tasty and served in a lovely room overlooking garden.

    - Birthday Treat
  • Mr D Jones

    Stayed over the period of the Irish Open, had a really great time, Maureen was a superb host sorting taxis out for our trips to the course. Rooms were excellent and the breakfast is 1st class. If you needed anything staff would do anything to get it for you. I would recommend a stay here as I will be back again.

    - Mr D Jones

From the moment that you arrive to the morning of departure you will be made to feel welcome at all times.

Nestled in the heart of South Down, our 18th Century Country House provides an excellent 3 star bed and breakfast 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!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Briers Bed & Breakfast Newcastle, County Down, thank you for your interest.

Maureen Courtney & Terry Arthurs.

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