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Briers Country House

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jackson, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed our first of two nights at Briers. What a charming place. Our room is immaculate and has a stunning view of the mountains. Breakfast was hearty and delicious. The hospitality is wonderful. We've been in Ireland for 4 nights so far and last night was the best night of sleep we've had. We are looking forward to another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Warmly received on arrival. Spotlessly clean room and bathroom. Comfortable bed and a great night's sleep. Suzan makes you feel right at home from the first minute until you leave. Lovely breakfast in the airy but cosy dining room. Would recommend The Briers to anyone. Right on the doorstep of the beautiful Tollymore Forest too.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Thank you so much Suzan for a really lovely stay - all our needs were perfectly met last weekend. A beautifully appointed warm and spacious room with an idyllic view of the Mournes to wake up to, ensuite bathroom was perfect - equipped with all we needed, hot water bottles in bed as an extra detail - amazing after a... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

we stayed with the briars with our small children for a couple of nights and found everything wonderful. The hospitality and food were particularly good. Excellent home cooked food and toys for the children to play with. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Thank you Suzan and Bryan (not John) for your wonderful hospitality. Rooms are clean and homely and Suzan and Bryan are great hosts. There's great choices for breakfast and obviously the wonderful Full Irish....Yummmm. Highly recommend this little jewel. Peaceful, homely and very very comfortable. Thanks Suzan and Bryan Catch up with you soon. Carolyn and Phil Bissell

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Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed at the Briers for the second time this year and LOVE it - Suzan makes us so welcome. Our bedroom was spacious and very comfortable, and Suzan took time to send up toys for the children. You can make tea or coffee in the cosy living room downstairs, and breakfast is amazing - the children have their own... More

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Rockport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I chose Brier's for the first couple of nights of a month long visit to Ireland. The best decision we could of made. We were made to feel welcome and given every consideration. When they heard we planned to picnic as much as possible went so far as to give us plates and utensils. Also, got great... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Every time I come home from America I go to The Briers and that is at least twice a year.I must admit I would usually stay in hotels, but a friend recommend this establishment. I fell in love. The one on one attention you get is amazing. It brings me back to my childhood to get my hot water bottle... More

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Me and my new wife stayed again at the briers on 25th - 27th oct and easily it was one of our best weekends in a long time.. Brian and Suzan and their son Philip where so so nice to us on arrival with a very warm friendly welcome not to mention their cute little doggie Buttons which is a... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

First of all don't walk to the town from the Country House. £3 taxi or half an Hour walk. Choose the first option. On arrival greeted by a very polite young man. Who helped us in whatever we needed. Rooms very clean and tidy as well as the whole of the house. A very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. 2 Minute... More

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Also Known As:
Briers Country Hotel
Briers Country House Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Address: 39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Briers Country House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of South Down, our 18th Century Country House provides an excellent 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! ... more   less 
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