My wife, daughter and I have just returned from a fantastic 4 night stay at 7 The Carriages.
From the beginning of the booking process all dealings with Tony the property owner have been great - everything was very clear and any questions answered quickly.
The property itself sits in a small courtyard sited just off the main road from Newcastle to Dundrum. It's about a leisurely 15 minute walk to the nearest end of Newcastle Main Street.
We were met at the accommodation by Tony, who is an absolute gentleman. He welcomed us, showed us around the apartment and explained how everything worked. There was a lovely touch of a nice welcome pack of milk, bread, tea, coffee, sugar and fruit; as well as a lovely bottle of Malbec. That was all very thoughtful - thank you for that Tony.
Entry is through a ground level door and up a flight of stairs to the apartment which sits on the first floor. There are ample parking spaces outside the apartment.
As some other reviewers have said, the photos on the Trip Advisor page do not do this apartment justice. The apartment was spotlessly clean and simply stunning - well laid out, very tastefully decorated and with all the comforts of home you could wish for - a washer/drier for laundry, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, ironing board, WiFi, SKY TV, DVD player etc.
In addition to all of the things listed above, there was a wide selection of DVD's, books and some games. There was also a quantity of very useful information about local activities, walks etc.
Bedroom accommodation is to the rear of the property. Both bedrooms overlook Royal County Down Golf Club. One room has 2 single beds and the other has a double bed with an en-suite with a shower unit. There is ample storage for clothes in both bedrooms. There is also a separate bathroom with a bath and an 'over bath' shower.
To summarise, we loved it at 7 The Carriages. If we travel to Newcastle again as a family it will be our guaranteed first choice for accommodation.
Thank you Tony for allowing me to book your apartment. We all loved it and all had a fantastic time.
The apartment is located close to Newcastle center, about 15 minute walk, and backs onto the Royal County Down golf course. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The are 2 bedrooms accommodating 4 people and also a sofa bed in the living area. There is a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, freezer and dishwasher. There is a small pretty balcony in the living area which overlooks the entrance to the development. All communications with the owner Tony were great and he was there to meet us on arrival. He also left some useful provisions and nice Malbec wine (very appreciated). The apartment is very comfortable and ideal for a short break. I would highly recommend it for use by to small groups or families who want clean comfortable accommodation close to Newcastle and the Mourne area.
My wife, three children and me had a phenomenal stay. Tony made sure there was someone their to greet us at a off schedule hour and there was a wonderful welcome package of necessities and some fruit and wine. When we met Tony himself you could understand why we felt so welcomed. The place is in great condition and was in a super location. I'd highly recommend it for anyone with a family for its convenience to Newcastle and nearby beaches. Anyone that loves golf would also be psyched because it literally looks over the best golf course on the planet RCD. Having come all the way from Boston USA we highly recommend our fellow yanks put this on their agenda.