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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.
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
Weekend Rate – Summer Special 2 nights B&B 2 people with complimentary jug of Pimms, served in the garden (weather permitting) for £145 Summer Adventurer – Mid-Week Rate 2 nights B&B with a complementary packed lunch for £140
From the Blog
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 […]
“Country Escape” Touring Ireland with a group of 8 plus a tour leader, we stayed here our first 2 nights of tour. The gardens were beautiful with facilities to sit and enjoy an afternoon get together. The hostess was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fresh and cooked to order, best fruit salad I’ve ever […]
What our customers are saying...
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!
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
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.