The Briers

Nestled in Newcastle

The Briers

Close to The Mournes, Royal County Down, Tollymore Forest and Newcastle town

Our Locations

Located in Newcastle, Co. Down close The Mournes, Tollymore Forest and Royal County Down Golf Club

Located in Annalong, Co. Down at the other side of The Mournes, right in the heart of it

Where we are?

The Brambles opens in May/June 2024

Our new spacious guest house has 8 bedrooms, a library, dining room, bar and snug room with plenty of outdoor space. The location is amazing, located at the opposite of the Mournes, right in the heart of the countryside.

Our Guesthouse

Our spacious guest house has 9 bedrooms, a dining room, bar and snug room with Sky Sports TV. An outside area with tables to soak up the sun.

What's nearby?

We are located on the outskirts of Newcastle and just 5 minutes drive from many local attractions.

The Mournes

The highest mountain range in Northern Ireland, which includes 12 peaks and stunning views.

Royal County Down

One of the top golf courses in the world with two 18-hole links courses.

Tollymore Forest

Offers outdoor activities like , walking, horse riding, orienteering, touring and more!

Food and Drink

Numerous restaurants, cafes and bars in seaside town of Newcastle.

Located right in the countryside

Our gardens have a plethora of native trees, including Maple, Alder, Rowan (mountain ash), Norway maple(red), Ash, Grey elder and more

Our Rooms

All our rooms have an ensuite with either shower or shower over bath. Also, includes tea and coffee facilities

Our Cottage

Escape to our luxurious 3 bedroom cottage sleeping up to 6 with a hot tub

Our New Rooms

We are currently renovating each room, 1 at a time, but don’t worry, it won’t affect your stay

Irish Open

Going to the Irish Open in September, we have a range of accommodation to meet your needs, from single rooms to large parties

Beautiful scenery

A Secret Garden at The Briers

What our Guests say

A charming guest house

Looking for a relaxing country get away?

Whether you are looking for time away to relax, or playing golf at Royal County Down, you will love your stay with us.

The perfect place to relax

The perfect place to relax

Our Services


All rooms include a serve yourself continental breakfast

Free Wi-Fi

We have fibre broadband in every room and throughout


We serve a selection of beers, wines and spirits

Sky TV

Watch your favourite sports in our snug room

Pet Friendly

We have a number of rooms to bring your furry friends

Concierge Service

We are happy to help before and during your stay


We have storage for golf clubs and other luggage


Free secure parking on site for cars and buses

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