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Briers Country House

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39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with myself and a few friends as we were checking out the Mournes. Lovely B&B. nice comfy room, with a nice bed and good hot shower. good heart breakfast the following morning. great location for exploring the Mournes. only downside was wifi is only available at reception and not in rooms

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Cold wet Monday in July the same day young people to be rescued from Mournes! We arrived as arranged only to find locked door no one home, had to return to Newcastle for a couple of hours. Returned after tea to COLD room, cold sitting area. Rang bell at reception several times no reply. By 9pm we were freezing, had... More 

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Briers. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectation on this occasion. The summer weather can be unpredictable and we did our best to get heat into your room upon return from a (very rare) evening out. I can assure you that we offer value for money and I hope that... More 

Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I cannot rate maureens hospitality high enough myself and wife plus nephew's and ther partners stayed here it was like home from home GOOD BREAKFAST clean comfy rooms and surroundings were beautiful THANK YOU MAUREEN AND STAFF FOR MAKING OUR WEEKEND

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Really lovely B&B we stayed for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The owner is very welcoming and friendly. Breakfast is served to order and the beds are very comfy. It is clear it has been recently renovated and they've done a great job with those little touches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We spent 10 days at the Briers. the room was fantastic and the breakfast equally so. We could not fault the Briers in anyway or Maureen, who had plenty of time to help us with suggestions about places to visit. myself and my wife cannot recommend the Briers enough. Thank you Maureen.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Touring Ireland with a group of 8 plus a tour leader, we stayed here our first 2 nights of tour. The gardens were beautiful with facilities to sit and enjoy an afternoon get together. The hostess was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fresh and cooked to order, best fruit salad I've ever had, with all the good stuff, blueberries,... More 

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stayed here overnight. Lovely welcome from Maureen. The hotel is situated in beautiful countryside with great views. Our rooms(we were travelling with friends) were absolutely beautiful. Decorated and finished to a very high standard. Tea/coffee making in the room and we also relaxed in a sitting room downstairs where refreshments were available. Breakfast was truly excellent. Wonderful buffet offering... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I took my partner for a birthday weekend in the Mournes. The Briers is in a great location, not far from Tollymore Forest Park and a short drive into Newcastle. It has beautiful gardens and a lovely view of the mountains. Maureen is a really warm and friendly host, who made us feel at home straight away. The rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

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

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure have you and you son who stayed for 4 days stay with us - son was celebrating his 21st. Glad you both enjoyed your stay & come back soon, this time bring your lovely wife. More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We arrived gone 9pm, admittedly we didn't call ahead to say we would be arriving late, but didn't think it would be an issue. Upon arriving we were greeted in the most unpleasant way which made us feel like naughty children and like we had totally inconvenienced the owner. The lady owner went on and on that we hadn't provided... More 

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Briers Country House B&B. Whilst we would have preferred to have known your ETA; the tour operator failed to pass along your email address to us. This would have allowed our expectations to have been managed. We encourage breakfast ordering the evening before to keep in line with The Green Tourism Board as... More 

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