Review Round Up for 2018

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“Lovely B&B”
We had a lovely stay. The room was very comfortable with a great bathroom and shower. Lovely breakfast and a warm welcome.

The Briers Review 2018 Bed Breakfast Newcastle


“Fantastic wee Country house Bed and Breakfast.”
Myself and my wife spent a few nights at the Briers and we had a fantastic time. The bed and breakfast was very clean and tidy and had a very beautiful view from the bedroom window. It was refreshing to have a constant friendliness about the place in the very capable hands of Maureen and her team who were also very warm. Whatever we asked for it was catered by Maureen for example packed lunches for an excellent price. We could not fault the place and we will certainly be back again.


“Great Break”
We used this as a base while we attended a wedding and had a short break in Northern Ireland. It was perfectly positioned for what we required.
Very friendly place to stay with a great bedroom and very varied choice of breakfast. we were in room 8 and it has a great En-suite and the best shower of any guest house I have stayed in.


“Fabulous experience all round”
We had booked a nights stay for the Newcastle Festival of Flight and we were delighted with everything, from start to finish. Lovely location, rooms were excellent and finished to a high standard. Very clean and it’s clear that it’s something that they take very seriously, because from arrival to departure, we just couldn’t fault the service, friendliness of the staff and quality of our accommodation. We’ll definitely be back.


A really lovely place to stay in the Newcastle/Mourne Mtns area
I stayed here for 5 nights while visiting a friend for her wedding in nearby Dundrum and loved every minute. The rooms are spacious and private, and very clean. The breakfast is lovely and the family running the estate are very friendly. Every need I had – including an iron, having laundry done, etc – was all taken care of quickly and with minimum fuss. And the area is so scenic. Only a quick couple minute drive from Newcastle foreshore.


A quiet retreat in the heart of Newcastle!
After lots of hiking, driving and sight seeing, this beautiful country house with large bedrooms and expansive grounds was a true delight. A cup of tea and a stroll on the grounds, was perfect to feel like I was home. The staff was quick to help and adapt when part of my family over slept their breakfast time…:) They also gave great suggestions for dining out and maps for local hikes. Tollymore Forest Park is very close by! The bathrooms were very nice and the breakfast was perfect! Thank you again for a wonderful stay!


Peaceful setting & amazing staff!
I stayed for a fantastic 3 nights with family within the Annie’s Cottage. Fantastic rooms, great size with lovely comfy beds! Annie’s cottage was very modern with everything you could require. The setting around the Briers is superb and peaceful. The view is spectacular.

Maureen and the staff at the Briers worked exceptionally hard to ensure your every need was catered for. The breakfast which was ordered the night before was exceptional ! You couldn’t ask for any better.

I look forward to my next stay here next year!


Beautiful Country House
Just returned from a lovely 3 night stay with my family at Annie’s cottage. First impressions we couldn’t believe how big & cosy the cottage felt so much room for the 6 of us. The cottage had everything we needed, washing machine & dryer, iron & ironing board, brilliant WiFi & kitchen stocked so well. The gardens are very large & beautiful to walk around. Everyone slept well in comfy beds and the showers were always hot when we needed them. We had breakfast every morning in the main house which was ordered the night before, I can honestly say it was better quality than most hotels I have been to. Fresh ingredients with so much choice of cereals, fresh fruit salad, porridge etc and even freshly brewed decaffeinated coffee for myself.

If you are staying near Newcastle or visiting the Mourne mountains do not hesitate to stay here you will be so well looked after by Maureen & her staff they can’t do enough for you. In the area we went to some lovely restaurants with good quality food you will be spoilt for choice. Views of the mountains were amazing such a peaceful place.


A Homely B&B
a great b&b with great staff and great rooms a huge carpark the breakfast was so good. my wife is gluten and lactose free and this was no problem at all you order breakfast the night before with a time then when you come down its just minutes away.


Super clean and super local
Annie’s Cottage is a great wee spot, plenty of space outside to park and play. Super local to all the attractions and just a short drive to the coastal towns. The house is well equipped with every thing you need and the views are wonderful.