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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
David Hughes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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.

Amenities

Newcastle Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

Great value, good location with mountain views. Very homely and everything you could possibly need. Would recommend. Lovely stay thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, very cosy! Equipped with all facilities required! Very welcoming and helpful couple in david and helen! Nice touch with welcome basket with relevant local information and a complimentry bottle of wine! Great location to local promenade within reasonable walking distance for my four year old son who had a great holiday! Would definately reccomend and stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Good

  • 5 of 5

Good accommodation

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Very comfortable property, has everything you need for a great stay.

  • 5 of 5

Four mature guys staying for a long weekend. Found the owners, Mr & Mrs Hughes, very helpful and accomodative. The property has all you need for a great stay in this beautiful part of Ireland. Can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Comfortable home with easy access r to the Mournes

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this comfortable and cosy bungalow. It was very well equipped and it is in a great location within easy walking distance to the seafront and a short drive away from great mountain walks and climbing. It was dog friendly with a large tiled kitchen area and an enclosed garden at the back accessed by patio doors. We hope to be back for a longer holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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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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.

Coast/Beach:

Newcastle beach is 5 minutes walk. Murlough nature reserve with beautiful walks through the sand dunes and beach 3 miles.

Travel:

Belfast 1 hour (Belfast City Airport); Belfast International Airport 1.5 hours; Dublin airport 2 hours.

Distances:

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.