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Briers Country House

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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!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
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Wheelchair Access
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Just returned from a one night stay whilst at a wedding in the area. Based on previous reviews, I'm assuming that we were just unlucky with our room allocation (room 3)...... Whilst very clean, it was very dated with mismatched furniture & the same with bathroom. Breakfast too
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When you travel to Newcastle, County Down, NI, be sure to book in at The Briers Country House BB. Maureen and her staff will greet you warmly and make sure your stay is comfy, restful, helpful, and nourishing. All 9 bedrooms are ensuite and beautifully appointed. There is
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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,
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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
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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.
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Deluxe Double Room
Room 4
View from the bedroom window
How far is the Briars from Newcastle town centre?
It's about 10ins max by taxi but about 25 mins walking but we didn't so this
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"I would imagine all rooms are lovely."
"All the rooms are very nice and have great views."
"Avoid standard rooms"
"Only 9 rooms and all are good"
"For a fresh cool room choose No.8 as it has two windows and a very cosy bed."
USD 128 - USD 157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
briers country hotel
United KingdomNorthern IrelandNewcastle
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