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.

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From the Blog

30 July

Review of Annie’s Cottage

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From: Helen Dimond & Family We are just back from a wonderful stay at The Briers. We stayed in Annie’s Cottage which was just gorgeous! very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed including very comfortable beds! Surrounding gardens were beautiful and well kept. Tollymore Forest Park is literally 5/10 minutes walk from the cottage […]

29 June

Reopening: What are we doing about Covid-19?

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  Risk Assessment We have updated our risk assessment in line with government guidelines and have taken the appropriate steps to mitigate risk. These steps include enhanced cleaning protocols, purchase of new cleaning materials and equipment, eliminating face to face contact with guests and moving instruction manuals from paper copies to a digital format. We […]

12 March

What is Covid-19?

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Tourism NI is closely monitoring this rapidly evolving situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak. This is a global tourism issue and we are liaising with our colleagues in Tourism Ireland, VisitBritain, the Department for the Economy and industry bodies to provide advice and support as soon as we have it.   Coronaviruses are a large family […]


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



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