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Newly Renovated Home - Ideal for Exploring Newcastle and The Mourne Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom house with Mountain Views and a 7 minute walk to the beach promenade

Newcastle is noted for the friendly welcome of its residents, its unique setting at the foot of Slieve Donard and on the Irish Sea, the stunning scenery and the historic homes and castles within easy driving range.

This home provides a relaxed and safe base for your family as you explore this area of outstanding beauty.

The house has 3 double bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 people and has private off street parking. There is also a Living Room, Sun Room, Dining Room and Eat-In Kitchen.

The location is ideal for visiting local attractions, dining out and a variety of outdoor activities.

There are stunning views of Slieve Donard from the living room and sun room. Fully renovated and upgraded in the spring of 2013.

The house is a 7 minute walk from the Newcastle Beach and Promenade which have stunning views of the Irish Sea and Slieve Donard mountain.

It is an ideal launching pad for playing the famous Royal County Down golf course, venue for the 2015 Irish Open, as it is only a 10 minute walk.

Some of our travelers have also come to climb Slieve Donard. You can start your trek up the mountain right from the house.

More Details

Peter Brannigan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Peter Brannigan

This home is owned by a brother and sister that grew up in the South Down area and we have extensive family in and around the town of Newcastle.

Peter Brannigan purchased this bungalow in 1997

Why Peter Brannigan chose Newcastle

Our family are from the Newcastle area and this has been our family home since the 1990's. We grew up in Downpatrick, a historic town 14 miles from Newcastle. One of us lives locally and the other lives in the USA, visiting and staying in this home as often as is possible.

What makes this bungalow unique

This home is ideally situated for relaxed exploration, golf enthusiasts (Royal County Down, Ardglass, Downpatirck and Kilkeel Golf Courses) and those wishing to enjoy the stunning scenery and amenities available in the South Down area. The location is perfect for people of all ages since the walk to the center of town is totally flat and takes about 7 minutes.

It is also ideal for those with or without cars given the extensive bus system from the town and the wealth of amenities available within walking distance of the house.

Tollymore Forest park is about a mile away and is perfect for family picnics, hiking or relaxing with beautiful mountain views. Explore the Hermits Cave and the Stepping Stones across the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would highly recommend this house, me and my friends stayed for a weekend break. As soon as I walked through the door the owner Joan welcomed me and showed me around the house. It was in brilliant condition, very cosy. Also she went through everything I needed to know. She also kindly left some refreshments. It was the lowest price I looked at and was definitely the best refurbished. It was brilliant to find that it was only a few minutes walk from Newcastle town and beach. I had an amazing time here and I will be back for sure. I would recommend this place for any breaks away or a family break. I had a ball.
Feb 2014
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Newcastle Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Newly Renovated Home - Ideal for Exploring Newcastle and The Mourne Mountains
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Fabulous Family home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the spaciousness and comfy home, it was so great to have room the stretch out on our two week vacation to visit family in Newcastle

The whole booking process was seamless, our hosts were very responsive and helpful throughout our planning and welcomed us warmly to their house.

The house was well equipped for our basic cooking needs, a fab washer and dryer, 3 great bedrooms with clean and comfortable beds. We even had a wee camp bed added to the expansive sun room for our 22 yr old son and he slept well. This house is very comfortable for a group of 6.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An unbelievable stay and vacation!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My thanks and gratitude to Joan and Peter for being such wonderful hosts to me and my five travel companions to their home in Newcastle. I thought it might be a little tight for 6 Adults (5 women and myself!) but everything about their home and Newcastle was perfect. Joan even drove our two friends to the bigger grocery store when they came in via bus when we were not there! The home was spotless and really felt like home. There were two living rooms and a dining room. The 3 bedrooms were just right. we would gather in the main living room in the evening to recap what wonderful times we had that day. The grounds were beautiful and we were able to sit out on the patio some nights and gaze at the stars. During the day, we could spot the top of the Mourne Mountains. We even took advantage of the washer dryer. The people in Newcastle and Ireland were so wonderful to us throughout our stay. Newcastle was a perfect place to call home and to visit other sites conveniently (Belfast/Derry/Giants Causeway/Dundrum Castle/St. Patricks grave). Newcastle is a wonderful town with wonderful people/food/etc. What views of the Mourne Mountains and sea! It was really a vacation of a lifetime and Joan and Peter's home and hospitality couldn't be matched! Highly recommended to stay at their home.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and friends, Thanks so much for your review and I think you win the prize for seeing most sites in a week in Northern Ireland. It was great welcoming you all and we hope to see you back again. Thanks for being such great guests. Peter and Joan
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Clean, spacious

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a good experience. The host was very nice and responsive when we let her know the shower clogged.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very spacious, bright and a short walk to town

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious house and could easily accommodate a family or at least four adults. It is bright, sunny and warm. There is off street parking for at least two cars and is an easy, flat walk into town in less than ten minutes. It is also surrounded by the glorious natural beauty of the area. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay - especially since you came such a long distance from the other side of the world. The closeness to town and the fact that it is a level walk is something that many of the people that have stayed with us have appreciated. Thanks for also noting the beauty of the area. The Mourne mountains was the inspiration for CS Lewis to create Narnia. We look forward to hopefully welcoming your family again some time in the future.
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Excellent holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable house for our 3 generations on vacation, the children enjoyed playing in the large enclosed garden while the adults could relax on the patio, in the living room or bonus sun room with great views of the mountains.

Joan & Peter are very accommodating hosts who left a much appreciated welcome package of goodies & responded quickly to any issues that we had with the property.

The location in the beautiful Mourne Mts. with scenic drives & walking trails is also ideal for walking to the town for shopping, recreation or wining & dining!

Would definitely stay here again as would the other members of my family too. We all had a great vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in the beautiful Newcastle

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Newcastle and I highly recommend this lovely little bungalow as a base for your stay. Myself, my husband, my two young children and my mother had a much needed break in July this year. Before I booked Peter was more than helpful about the suitability of the house and area to our needs. He, with Joan's help went to great lengths to source a travel we cot for us for our stay which was greatly appreciated. Upon arrival Joan met us warmly at the door and had very thoughtfully provided a few essential food items to get us started. Our kids devoured the yoghurts and we very much enjoyed our cuppa and fresh wheaten on arrival! The house catered for our every need and we were delighted to be walking distance of the shops, restaurants and promenade. It was also fantastic for our kids to have a private back yard to run around in when we just fancied a quiet glass of wine outside in the evening. One major highlight for me was the lovely power shower, essential after a day on the beech! Its the little things in life! This is a lovely little holiday home, I hope we can come back very very soon! Thank you very much to Peter and Joan for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carole, It was our pleasure to welcome you and your family as guests. We are happy to hear that it provided a good base for your relaxing vacation. The weather always helps of course, especially for relaxing in the garden. We always want to make sure that the accommodation will work for the guests before they book and we appreciate the excellent communication beforehand which helped us provide what you needed. Thanks for your kind words and it is the least we can do. We look forward to welcoming your family again in the future. Peter and Joan
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Belfast International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
In Town
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Royal County Down
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Slieve Donard Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Newcastle Beach
Car: not necessary

Royal County Down golf course is a 7 minute walk from the house.

The Mourne area has seaside villages, mountain drives, mountain climbing, horseback riding and extensive outdoor pursuits.

Tollymore Forest Park provides beautiful walks of various levels of difficulty and stunning views.

Belfast is an hour away with international entertainment at the Waterfront - site of the MTV Music Awards.

Many Game of Thrones locations are within driving distance including Tollymore Forest Park which is about a mile away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $137.93
Cleaning and Laundry Fee $68.97

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.

PLEASE NOTE: You can expect to hear back from us within a few hours. However, if you do not see an email response from us within 24 hours, please check your Spam and Junk folders and add our email address to your safe senders list.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.