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Afternoon Tea at The Briers Afternoon Tea at The Briers

Indulge in a playful medley of freshly baked cakes, scones, and curious bite-sized sandwiches, served alongside speciality teas & coffees. Choose between our Traditional or Champagne Afternoon Tea indulgences. 

Breakthrough Retreats Breakthrough Retreats

Welcome to the home of Breakthrough Retreats, our custom Retreat Centre at The Briers Country House. To find out more about Breakthrough Retreats and how we can help YOU click here. We also work very closely with Ian of NI Bootcamp

Special Offers Special Offers

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER : SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY BETWEEN 6TH SEPTEMBER AND 22ND OCTOBER Book 3 nights AND get THE 4th night FREE mid week only (Sunday to Thursday) Total price of stay £240.00 Weekend Break deal Book a 3 night weekend break

From the Blog

15 September

Now thats what I call an Ulster Fry!

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Another great review –  I really can’t fault this little gem of a B&B. Firstly, it’s ideally situated just outside Newcastle which is really handy for accessing all of Co. Down’s attractions. Secondly, the service and facilities are great with all that you require to make your stay hassle free. Thirdly, and most importantly, the […]

9 August

“Nice, short, lovely stay at The Briers”

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Lovely new review for us, and we are working on getting the wifi signal to go through our very thick listed walls so that we have it in all rooms…   Stayed here myself and a few friends as we were checking out the Mournes. Lovely B&B. Nice comfy room, with a nice bed and […]

16 July

Travelling for a Wedding

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Recent great review from Trip Advisor for The Briers: “Wedding” Reviewed 3 days ago NEW “I cannot rate Maureen’s hospitality highly enough. Myself and wife plus nephew’s and their partners stayed here for a recent Wedding. It was like home from home; GOOD BREAKFAST, clean comfy rooms and the surroundings were beautiful. THANK YOU MAUREEN […]


What our customers are saying...

  • 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 Country House B&B, thank you for your interest.

Maureen Courtney & Terry Arthurs.

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