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Briers Country House

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39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed last weekend for one night as a getaway break for my Aunt. What a beautiful place - just 5 minutes from Newcastle town centre by car at the foot of the mournes. Lovely room and breakfast to die for - couldn't finish it all ! Thank you so much to Maureen and staff for a wonderful relaxing stay -... More 

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cam2634, Public Relations Manager at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Hello Debbie, Thank you for the lovely review. It was great having you stay with us. I am glad you had a good time. Hope to see you both again soon. Maureen More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this guest house with a group of friends for a week long walking holiday. The Briers proved to be a very comfortable and welcoming place to stay. Maureen and her staff were very helpful and accommodating. Our bedroom was comfortable, although it would have been nice to have a chair or chairs to sit on.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that there were some positives to your stay and wouldn't hesitate to have you stay with us again. Best Wishes, Maureen. More 

New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maureen was a lovely hostess and the Briers is an excellent B&B wit clean, spacious rooms, modern bathrooms with plenty of hot water and delicious breakfast. It is in a rural setting yet very close to Royal County Down.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This B & B was the last on our trip , sadly and it was beautiful , clean , warm and welcoming . We also would recommend a visit to the Slieve Donard Hotel for a wee Irish it is simply stunning and our host was right in sending us there for a look . The scenery in this part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a short lived stay at a neighbouring B&B where we didn't make it through the door due to the owner's rude attitude, we found The Briers and booked in a hurry. On arrival, Maureen made us feel welcome and relaxed after a frustrating afternoon! The place was beautiful and clean and the walk-in shower was a godsend. A few... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Myself and two friends had a wonderful visit to the Briefs. We booked Afternoon tea and were not disappointed. A wonderful variety of fresh home made goodies and great selection of tea awaited us as well as a very warm welcome from the owner and chef. They made us feel very welcome, without being over friendly. They even showed us... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to show you around! : ) More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Hostess good, breakfast good, gardens well kept. Room 5 lacked lighting, very dark day or night, no central ceiling light. No extra socket to charge electronic devices. Good shower, although shower area needed attention and deep clean. Too over priced at £85 per night compared to other stays.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The newly furnished room was huge as was the en suite . Quite a surprise to find such a tasteful , peaceful place in what is a busy , touristy area. Our room and everything else about our two night stay should have been graded 4 star easily. We were in the double deluxe room .

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant stay, lovely reception from hostess, this is our second visit to Briers now. Very peaceful and relaxing surroundings. The room is of good standard, the bed is to die for, would probably rate the room a solid 8/10. Breakfast is lovely local produce, very enjoyable! Cannot wait to book our third visit already!!

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

What a real surprise to find this beautiful B&B by accident. Had thought about staying in a hotel initially but I'm so glad we decided to stay at The Briers. The room was beautiful, the breakfast was excellent and it was only 5 mins by taxi into Newcastle. Although the B&B was fully booked the layout of the rooms made... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Briers Country House

Address: 39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Price Range: $100 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Briers Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Briers Country House Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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