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Delightful cosy home, a short walk from beach promenade cafes and mountains.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

'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

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.

David Hughes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

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 County Down

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.


Newcastle Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom 1; Electric shower; toilet; basin in vanity unit; small bath. Additional toilet and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King size double bed with wardrobe and drawers; Bedroom 2 Double bed and drawers; Bedroom 3 twin beds wardrobe and shelves.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Private secure sunny grassed garden (approx 15m x 12m), suitable for small children. Sunny patio with garden furniture. Small garden to front of property and off road parking for 2 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included - duvets on beds. Other: Large entrance porch for coats, hats, boots, outdoor clothing and push chairs.


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Delightful cosy home, a short walk from beach promenade cafes and mountains.
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Lovely house really enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at this lovely house, it has everything you need also nice enclosed garden. We would defiantly love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful stay in Newcastle. The house was perfect for us

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Comfortable clean house in quiet area

  • 5 of 5

A really nice house close to shops and beach and playgrounds. Very clean with a back garden closed suitable for small children. Photos don't do the house justice. The owner made us very welcome and was very helpful. My stay was short but I'll come back here if I can and recommend it my family and friends

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great break

  • 5 of 5

Great property with lovely family feel to it. Very clean and well equipped with welcome basket and information about the area. Sun room is great with lovely gardens. So close to town and beach. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Great property, well furnished with everything you'd need for your stay. Welcome pack and information on local sight seeing and other points of interest really useful. Ideal location, close to town centre and beach. Will definitely use again and more than happy to recommend! (Pictures don't do the property justice)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Exceeds expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We booked for five days and could happily have stayed longer. The property was spotlessly clean and really well equipped. The welcome pack was really thoughtful and much appreciated and David was very helpful and could not have been more flexible. The photos do not do the property justice and I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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.

Further Details:

All main facilities close by, Tescos 3 mins by car. Many pubs cafes and restaurants to suit all budgets within walking distance


Rates & Availability

Newcastle Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2
Apr 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 1 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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