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5 August

“Second Visit. New owner a winner!” – New Review from Trip Advisor

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This was our second stay at The Briers. The new owner is making amazing improvements. The rooms are being upgraded and new ones added. The breakfast was excellent. We will be booking our third visit very soon. Stayed September 2015

23 July

Beautiful! – Review from Trip Advisor

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Stayed last weekend for one night as a getaway break for my Aunt. What a beautiful place – just 5 minutes from Newcastle town centre by car at the foot of the Mournes. Lovely room and breakfast to die for – couldn’t finish it all! Thank you so much to Maureen and staff for a wonderful […]

29 June

One of the best B&B’s I’ve ever visited

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Maureen was a lovely hostess and the Briers is an excellent B&B wit clean, spacious rooms, modern bathrooms with plenty of hot water and delicious breakfast. It is in a rural setting yet very close to Royal County Down. Stayed June 2016, travelled with friends.   More recent reviews below:


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

Welcome to our Bed & Breakfast, Newcastle, County Down

From the moment that you arrive at our bed & breakfast Newcastle, County Down 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 & Breakfast in Newcastle County Down based 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 20-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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