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La Petite House. A Home From Home At The Foot Of The Mournes

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Property type house


About the property

Bedrooms 1, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 3

The Space

A self-catering small new building in the back of our garden. It has been described as a 'Granny Flat'!

Situated at the foot of The Mourne Mountains in Newcastle. Our little house has everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

You’ll have the run of the place, so you can live as you usually do, but in your new surroundings.

We are perfectly situated for people attending weddings in Newcastle, being no more than a 20 min walk from most hotels & a maximum of a 10 min (£4) taxi ride away from the furthest.

Guest Access

A flat screen TV with Freeview, electric shower, washing machine, WiFi & a brand new kitchen that's fully equipped with everything you need.

You will also have use of a laptop (French keyboard layout).

We supply breakfast for the 1st night stay. This includes locally made wheaten bread, butter, jam, tea & coffee.

You have access to the garden & BBQ.

Ample parking outside the house or in driveway.

Travel cot & highchair on request.

Basic toiletries are provided.


We're situated at the foot of The Mourne Mountains and less than a 10 min walk to the town center, promenade & Harbour. The Royal County Down Golf Club & The Slieve Donard Hotel is a 20min walk away.

Tollymore Forest Park, 5mins drive caters for many outdoor activities including walking, horse riding and orienteering & has 4 waymarked trails of varying lengths. It also boasts panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and sea. It was also featured in the first episode of series one of Game of Thrones!!

Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs are a beautiful, inexpensive day out in the open fresh air and away from the crowds. Great cafe and good selection of walks both short and some for the more experienced.

Down Cathedral is a Church of Ireland cathedral in Downpatrick. It stands on the site of a Benedictine Monastery, built in 1183. Saint Patrick's remains are buried in the graveyard.

Discover stunning views, and the beauty of the landscape on a bike. There are many cycle routes for all abilities and tours available in the area.

Our guests can get a discount from a local Outdoor Adventure that offers everything from outdoor activities such as canoeing, mountain biking & bouldering..

Other Things to Note

Check-in time is set at from 3pm. But if there are no guest departing that morning, you can arrive at any time. If there are guests & you do arrive early, you can leave your bags with us in our house.

I've made 11 am check-out time though this is flexible if we have no one arriving that same day...

Can you please tell me how many beds need to be made up (1 or 2).

House Rules

No smoking inside the accommodation.

More Details

The Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About The Owner/Property Manager

My partner Sophie & I have travelled to over 33 countries on 6 continents. From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to lining up to meet the Sultan of Brunei, trekking for 20 days in the magnificent Himalayas & exploring India by train (twice!) are just a few personal highlights.

We have now 2 beautiful daughters (6 & 4 years old) which will only change how we travel not stop us travelling. We still have so many beautiful places yet to explore!

We hope our travelling experiences reflect in how we have set up & how we run our little place.

Why The Owner/Property Manager chose Newcastle

Getting Around

The bus station is a 20min minute walk with links to Belfast, Dublin and elsewhere.

The Mourne Rambler Bus Service circles the Mourne Mountains in the summer months usually between the start of May and end of August.

Another great way to discover the Mournes is the Mournes Shuttle Bus Service. It can pick you up at your desired car park and take you out to the start point of your route so you can walk back to the car, meaning you will no longer be restricted to the circular routes and can explore many of the fantastic linear ones in the area also.

The shuttle service runs throughout the whole year, every weekend and can be requested during the week also. In the summer months of July and August the service will be available 7 days a week.

And Peter, the proprietor is a fountain of knowledge of the area!


Newcastle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis


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La Petite House. A Home From Home At The Foot Of The Mournes
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Excellent and definitely will come back

  • 5 of 5

The place is very nice and cozy. 10 min walk to town. Mace the convenience store is just 3 min walk away. The petite house had everything you need even a stove top expresso pot.

Jay the owner is very helpful and available if you need anything. The welcome local baked wheat bread with Ham and butter with tea, coffee and milk is a very nice touch. 👍🏻😀

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both very much for staying! It was a pleasure hosting you. We really hope to see you again in the near future! Jay and Sophie and girls.
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fantastic self catering accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend. Beautiful location, very well equipped clean and comfortable, peaceful but only 10min walk from Newcastle, ideal holiday base lots to do and see in the area.

Jay, Sophie and the girls were all so welcoming

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Jay provided a wonderful place for my hubby and I to park ourselves for 3 nights and explore the area of Newcastle. Very close location to all our activities. Felt like home!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jay was a great host. Very friendly and generous. The room was incredibly clean and full of extras.

  • 5 of 5

Jay was a great host. I wanted to stay longer but he already had it booked for the weekend. He called around an found me another place right nearby on a very busy weekend in town. Nice quiet neighborhood with a quick walk to town and easy access to the trail into the mountains.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you Mike. I hope we meet again in the near future!
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Absolutely perfect house and location:)

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend stayed for 2 nights and all I can say is that was a perfect choice! La Petite is beautifully decorated and furnished house. Very comfortable and supplied with everything we needed. Situated in quite place and surrounded by the glorious natural beauty of the area, within just few minutes walking distance to Mourne Mountains, beach and town centre. Although we didn`t meet the owner personaly, he replied to every question we have had within a few minutes. No issues at all! I would recomended to everyone:) p.s. we loved the locally produced wheaten bread:) Thanks Jason, we will definitely visit you again:)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dziękuję Tomasz! I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at La Petite House. I hope when next you return to Newcastle we will meet in person. Jason
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Compact and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Hi I stayed for 3 nights at La Petite and although I didn't meet the owner in person, I found the accommodation to be in excellent condition with everything one could want for a short stay provided - it was quiet, comfortable & cozy and the wheaten bread, butter & jam was a perfect after our 2 hour drive on Sunday evening! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Newcastle & I would highly recommend this property to anyone thinking of visiting this area. If I visit this area again I will definately come back here if it's available or not booked.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ann!!
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Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
George Best Belfast City Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Anchor Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Royal County Down Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Brunel
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Murlough Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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