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Superb new apartment fully equipped in a quiet location in Newcastle Co Down

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Great apartment - email for weekend or short stay rates

17 Shimna mile is a newly built first floor apartment in a very quiet residential area only five minutes walk from the centre of Newcastle, the sea or cross the road and head up into the mountains by foot. The apartment faces straight onto the mountains and gives you a wonderful view. Bright all day there is a combined kitchen, living and dining area fully equipped including washing machine, tumble driver, TV, DVD, fridge freezer and yes if you want internet we have that as well!

We have 2 double bedrooms one with en-suite facilities the other adjacent to a full bathroom. Gas heating is very efficient and on cold days this is a cosy apartment. Easy to park, uninterrupted views and great facilities for a relaxed holiday.

Please remember this is a first floor apartment with no lift but the stairwell is bright and easy access - 15 steps.

More Details

Alan George
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Alan George

We are a professional couple who love staying in Shimna Mile as much as our clients

Alan George purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Alan George chose County Down

Newcastle is very unique place nestling between the mountains and the sea. With great outdoor activities, incredible scenery and friendly and welcoming people it's a lovely place to visit. Our apartment is equally welcoming and will be a perfect base for your stay long or short.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Royal County Down Newcastle
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Newcastle nestles at the feet of the Mourne mountains. it is the gateway to an area of natural beauty adjacent to marvellous coastal scenery and beaches, with easy access to Tollymore and Castlewellan forest parks and miles of wonderful walking in the Mourne mountains themselves. This brand new modern apartment is fully equipped and within easy reach to all the area has to offer. For golfers Royal County Down golf course is only 5 minutes drive away. Birdwatchers and nature lovers can roam the Murlough reserve especially rich in the autumn and winter seasons. Hikers will be spoiled for choice with trails. Historians and the spiritually sensitive are only 30 min from the many ancient sites connected with Patrick and early settlements around Srangford Lough. Newcastle is only a small town but has all the shopping you will need plus a great choice of fabulous restaurants in the area. For an action packed or quiet reflective holiday in an outstanding natural environment look no further!

Golf: Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.

The narrowest ribbons of fairways thread their way through as impressive a set of sand dunes as could be imagined. The fairways are surrounded by purple heather and golden gorse, so beautiful to look at but so punishing for any who may stray from the prescribed path.The finest of all links courses, it offers a stern challenge from the championship tees. From the Stableford tees it offers golfers of all standards the opportunity of playing a truly great course with dramatic panorama of the surrounding mountains and coastline.

The Annesley Links at Royal County Down shares the same magnificent setting as the Championship Links and is full of character. Although much shorter than the Championship Links, it is still a very testing course, with magnificent views of sea, mountains and dune land.

Founded in 1889 Golf Digest described it as the best course in the world outside of the United States.

There are many more fantastic courses within easy driving distance.


Newcastle Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Travel cot for under 2 available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All bed linen towels etc supplied
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please note we have a strict non-smoking policy - plenty of room outside! Calm pets with considerate owners welcome!


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Superb new apartment fully equipped in a quiet location in Newcastle Co Down
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Excellent location in quiet residential area close to Newcastle. Wonderful views of Donard.

  • 5 of 5

We had a four night stay. The apartment was well equipped , modern and very tastefully furnished and most importantly very clean. It provided an ideal base from which to access the surrounding area and Newcastle. Have no hesitation recommending it . We would love to return at a later date as we found so much to explore. The only criticism I would make is there was a lack of information on recycling and use / location of bins. Excellent in every way . Thank you for enabling us to have such a lovely refreshing break. Phyllis Plunkett

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you were comfortable and enjoyed Newcastle. Thanks for reminding me about checking guests get all the information they need!
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The perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable, modern 2 bedroom apartment with the most amazing view of the Mourne mountains from the lounge area. Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge/ dining area. Two lovely bedrooms, one ensuite and main bathroom with bath. Beds extremely comfortable and not a sound at night. Alan, the owner was there to meet us with keys etc, very friendly and charming. The apartment is about 7 minutes walk from the main street, promenade and beach. The Anchor bar and O'Hares bars, both with live music are 5 minutes walk away. All in all, we would highly recommend this apartment and would love to stay there again. As a native of Newcastle, this ticked all the boxes.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation in superbe location

  • 4 of 5

A view of the mountains that is second to none; very convenient for the centre of the village. Well maintained property in which we felt very relaxed. Well equipped kitchen, good size main bedroom with an ensuite room and a second bathroom. Beds comfortable. Only minor awkward thing was that the only hanging space in second bedroom was a couple of wall hooks. Friendly owner. Really enjoyed our short break.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys - i hope we can welcome you again in Newcastle Alan
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Lovely apartment in a lovely area.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay a home from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Met by Alan with warm smile and a great welcome. Very spacious and comfortable with everything that we needed. Great views of the Mourne mountains, and short walk to the shops. Looking forward to staying here again when we come back. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for the Family

  • 5 of 5

Myself wife and 2 kids (5 & 7) stayed here for a weekend break.

the location was amazing, 5 / 10 minute walk to the centre of town, with the usual shops, arcades, pubs and restaurants.

Also you can go 5 / 10 minutes the other direction and you are in the middle of nature on a walk along side the river bringing you into the mourne mountains.

Alan was great very friendly and responsive on the led up to our trip and met us on the day we arrived to answer any questions. The apartment was clean and very spacious, it is bigger than the pictures led you to believe.

The view from the living room was amazing and really made you feel like you where experiencing a holiday. At the front of the property there is a maintained garden which is closed of to the public which meant the kids could play outside and we could keep an eye on them from the window.

All in All a great trip and when i am going to Newcastle again i would stay in the same location. I have already recommended it to my family and friends as somewhere to stay.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please ask about Christmas or Easter where special rates apply

Paypal can be used for payments

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.