Our detached bungalow is very welcoming and comfortable. It sleeps 6, in 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles and a twin, double glazed with OFCH. The large airy dining kitchen and sun room opens out onto an enclosed private garden with sun trap patio. There is a bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, and an additional toilet and basin. The sitting room has a cosy wood burning stove with a view of the mountains and Slieve Donard. Both rooms have TV/DVD and high speed Wifi is available throughout the house. There is a garage, containing washing machine, for easy storage of bikes golf clubs etc. and off road parking. A large porch/boot room provides additional storage for boots, coats and pushchairs! This bright clean property is located on a quiet road less that 5 minutes walk from the town's main street and promenade and the many cafes and bars. Royal County Down Golf Course is only a 5 minute stroll. Newcastle is an ideal location for walkers, cyclists, golfers and outdoor enthusiasts. Tollymore and Castlewellan forest parks are close by as well as Tollymore Mountain Centre with an indoor climbing wall There are two MTB courses close by in Castlewellan and Rostrevor forest parks. 1 hour to Belfast and 2 to Dublin.
- Bungalow1250 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay2 - 3 nights
'Ballyholmes', a detached house in Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland - Quiet Location, 5 Minutes From Beach And Town Center Amenities With Easy Access To Mourne Mountains
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Sep 2018
About David Hughes
David and Helen, who own this property, both work in education. Born locally, David has an extensive knowledge of walking, canoeing, cycling and sailing in the Mournes and further afield. He would be happy to advise those interested in outdoor pursuits and has close links with key outdoor centers and qualified instructors in the area.
David Hughes purchased this Bungalow in 2010
Why David Hughes chose Newcastle
We have 3 children and love the area because of the easy access to the mountains and beach for running, walking and just chilling out with the kids. We often use the property, and rarely have to use the car, as even walking up Donard is easily done from the house. The other advantage is that in the evening the house is only a short walk back from the many lovely restaurants and bars in the town. The house is also a short walk from the superb links golf course 'Royal County Down'.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Everyone who stays here comments on how comfortable and relaxing it is. The house has good outdoor space in the private sunny garden, and cosy in the winter with the wood burning stove. It is truly a home from home with a well equipped kitchen, books, guides and games.
Ideal family accommodation
The house was ideal for our purposes. It was within walking distance of the main street which has plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. We would book this house again.
We stayed here for the weekend for a family party and we were impressed with the amount of space there was, it's a very lovely house and would definitely recommend this place only down fall for us was there was only one shower which was very hard when all trying to get ready but would definitely book again over all this place is perfect
Great holiday home!
Second time here, we absolutely love Staying here everything was perfect once again! Can’t wait to return.
We had a wonderful 5 days staying in this lovely bungalow. The location is great, just a few minutes walk to the shops and the beach. The bungalow is really well equipped & the garden and conservatory perfect on a sunny day. David made us feel really welcome and made sure we had everything we need. This was our first trip to Northern Ireland and I’m sure we’ll be back.
This place is ideally located to explore County Down's delights. The tourist town of Newcastle is in walking distance and the breathtaking Tollymore Forest Park within a few minutes' drive. The house itself is spacious and homely and we were made to feel very welcome by the owner. David gave us some great recommendations on things to see/do, places to eat etc. The kids are gutted to be leaving. They had a fantastic holiday.
Great location. Clean, spacious and cozy.
Clean and cozy accommodation in a great location either for touring or for a Newcastle based stay. Had everything we could possibly need. We felt very welcome. Thank you David.
Special interest holidays:
Owner qualified mountain walking leader and available for guided walks on request. Owner also has contacts for sailing, kayaking, climbing and mountain biking.
Newcastle beach is 5 minutes walk. Murlough nature reserve with beautiful walks through the sand dunes and beach 3 miles.
Belfast 1 hour (Belfast City Airport); Belfast International Airport 1.5 hours; Dublin airport 2 hours.
Property in Newcastle town. 4 miles to Dundrum town and Norman Castle and the Murlough National Trust Nature reserve. Approx 15 miles from Downpatrick and Saul, St Patrick's grave and monument. Only a further 5 miles to beautiful Strangford village, Strangford Lough, Castle Espie and the beautiful National Trust property, Castle Ward. Strangford Lough and Dundrum bay are particularly popular with birdwatchers as many species of birds over winter here.
All main facilities close by, Tescos 3 mins by car. Many pubs cafes and restaurants to suit all budgets within walking distance
Towels and linen provided. Free BT infinity wifi and TV. Changeover Day: Usually Saturday but can be changed if requested. Normally Saturday but flexible. Notes on prices: A 30% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The remaining balance must be paid 8 weeks before rental commences, with an additional refundable £200 damage deposit. This will be returned within 14 days of departure. Pay by cheque or paypal. CANCELLATION POLICY: Deposit and balance will be re-paid in full if the house can be re-booked.