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Briers Country House

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stayed here with my husband and 2 year old daughter. From start to finish the owner Maureen couldn't do enough for us. She was so helpful and went out of her way to make us feel at home. The bedrooms were excellent with such comfortable beds. Everything was extremely clean and well maintained. The BnB had a lovely seating area...

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you had a wonderful time at The Brier's. Please come again soon. Maureen

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was our second stay at The Briers. The new owner is making amazing improvements. The rooms are being upgraded and new ones added. The breakfast was excellent. We will be booking our third visit very soon.

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

Thank You for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at The Brier's. We hope to see you again soon.

Margaret River
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Yes it was probably one of the best breakfasts we found in Ireland. Unfortunately my husband does not eat large breakfasts so this was wasted on him. Room was fine but the shower not very hot and not really all that good in terms of flow. Australians do expect good showers! We probably should have asked for a ground floor...

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

Thank You for your review, I am glad you enjoyed our breakfast. We will ensure you have a downstairs room during your next stay.

Killinchy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

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 -...

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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

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2016

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....

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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.

New York
Reviewed 27 June 2016

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
Reviewed 21 June 2016

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...

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 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...

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Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 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...

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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! : )

Reviewed 14 May 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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Price Range: RM473 - RM693 (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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“We stayed in a deluxe room which have been refurbished”
dav590, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great value for money”
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“If you have luggage ask for ground floor room”
MreMargaretRiver, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in ground floor room - no2 - double & single bed and direct access via patio doors to outside”
932debbie, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There are some older rooms which have not been refurbished so ask for a deluxe refurbished room.”
larraine2015, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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