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Kiltariff Hall Country House

5 Drumlough Road, Rathfriland BT34 5DN Northern Ireland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 07/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Kiltariff Hall is a Victorian Country House on the outskirts of the small market town of Rathfriland. Built in 1888, by our great-grandfather, the house is set at the end of a short drive and is surrounded by mature oak, sycamore and pine trees. The reception rooms are beautifully spacious with high ceilings and ornate cornicing. The dining room boasts a large antique table and a Broadwood grand piano alongside the original fireplaces, pitch pine doors and woodwork. Upstairs the bedrooms are comfortable with well appointed en-suite bathrooms. There are exquisite views of the Mourne Mountains from one side of the house. a vegetable Kiltariff Hall is only 45 minutes drive from Belfast and an hour from Dublin. Attractions close by include Castlewellan, Tollymore and Kilbroney Forest Parks and the award winning Murlough National Nature Reserve and Blue Flag Beach. Many of the Game of Thrones locations are also close by.
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Hugh C wrote a review Oct 2020
Rathangan, Ireland45 contributions27 helpful votes
I was in the area mountain biking, and spent a very nice evening in a very comfortable room in Kiltariff. Catherine is an exceptional host, and you can very easily tell she cares very deeply about what she does. The house itself is beautiful and nothing was an issue. I was able to charge an electric car overnight, and also store my bike securely overnight. The breakfast was one of the best I’ve had in a guesthouse. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Kiltariff Hall to anyone. It’s also located in one of the most scenic areas of Nth Ireland. I will definitely be back for more biking, and will definitely be staying in Kiltariff.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Peter H wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Stayed two nights in this lovely house which is unfussy and full of character. The bedrooms are beautiful and with the most comfortable beds. We did the special offer which was excellent value and had a wonderful guided walk in Castlewellan Forest Park too. Catherine was an excellent host and nothing was too much trouble. We visited during Covid and was impressed with the levels of hygine and the cleanliness of every space - it was spotless which gave us the confidence to relax. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Robert Neill wrote a review Jul 2020
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Their home is a beautiful Victoria building built i 1888 by their Great Grandfather. The house has all its original features, with beautiful woodwork throughout. Our bedroom was ensuite with a very comfortable bed and beautifully furnished. On arrival we were treated to a very enjoyable afternoon tea. For breakfast we had the full "Ulster Fry" from the extensive menu which kept us full all day. Dining room was amazing in keeping with rest of house. Evening meal was also available at extra cost but great value, and great quality locally sourced and home grown produce. We especially enjoyed the home grown raspberries, potatoes, and green vegetables. Part of our package included a guided tour. We opted for the Tour of Mullough Bay Nature Reserve. Shelagh's knowledge of birds, plants, and butterfly's was amazing and we finished off with a delicious picnic prepared by Catherine. There were other tours available but this would be hard to beat. Catharine looked after us in the house and coped very well with the Covid Virus regulations making us feel very safe. Great value, great food, great hosts, magic house
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms top class
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Response from Catherine Cummings, General Manager at Kiltariff Hall Country House
Responded Jul 26, 2020
Thank you Robert and Sharon for the lovely comments . We also enjoyed your company and hope you will visit us again. Regards Catherine and Shelagh
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Lee P wrote a review Jan 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom85 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights and we loved the place. It is a Beautiful country house retaining many original features. Catherine and Sheena were very warm and welcoming and gave us excellent advice on where to explore in South Down. The bedroom was lovely with satellite TV and quality tea & coffee making facilities. Gorgeous en-suite bathroom. Breakfast was fabulous and they catered for us vegans no problem. Served in the most wonderful dining room. I highly recommend this place and we will be returning on our next visit to Ireland.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Catherine Cummings, General Manager at Kiltariff Hall Country House
Responded Jun 11, 2020
Thanks for your lovely review and I hope it won't be too long before you are able to come back for a visit ! Stay Safe
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SARAH S wrote a review Nov 2019
Alexandria, Virginia7 contributions8 helpful votes
Whether staying for a night, week or longer, you’re going to feel right at home. Catherine is the consummate host, welcoming you into her beautiful family manor. The rooms are well appointed, the grounds lovely and the breakfast plentiful and delicious. We selected Catherine’s for the location- close to an ancestral area we were exploring. We will return for the hospitality and comfort.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$111 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiltariff Hall Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Kiltariff Hall Country House?
Nearby attractions include Mary Catherine's Cottage (4.9 miles), Dorans Bar (3.1 miles), and First Rathfriland Presbyterian Church (0.5 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Kiltariff Hall Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Oak Tree Restaurant Mayobridge Golf Club, The Bronte Steakhouse & Grill, and The Downshire Arms.
Is Kiltariff Hall Country House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Rathfriland.
Are there any historical sites close to Kiltariff Hall Country House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mary Catherine's Cottage (4.9 miles).