'Ballyholmes', a detached house in Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland

Comfortable Modernised Home with Sunny Private Garden, Ideally Located where Mountains Meet the Sea

Quiet Location, 5 Minutes From Beach And Town Center Amenities With Easy Access To Mourne Mountains

Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)


Rates: (GBP)

£450 - £600WEEKLY
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  • Property type:House/Villa
  • Sleeps:6 (3 bedrooms)
  • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet access


Property description

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 dining kitchen with TV/DVD player, with sun room opens out onto an enclosed private garden with sun trap patio and BBQ area. There is a bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, and an additional toilet and basin. The sitting room has a cozy wood burning stove and TV/DVD player with a view of Donard. Wifi available. Garage for easy storage of bikes golf clubs etc. and off road parking. Large porch/boot room provides additional storage for wet gear. This bright clean property is located on a quiet road less that 5 minutes walk from the town's main street and promenade and Royal County Down Golf Course. Newcastle, an ideal location for walkers, cyclists, golfers and outdoor enthusiasts. Tollymore and Castlewellan forest parks and Tollymore Mountain Centre close with climbing wall and MTB course. 1 hour to Belfast and 2 to Dublin.

Accommodation description

Bedroom 1 King size double bed with wardrobe and drawers; Bedroom 2 Double bed and drawers; Bedroom 3 twin beds wardrobe and shelves.

Bathroom 1; Electric shower; toilet; basin in vanity unit; small bath.
Additional toilet and basin.

Modern Kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, hob and double oven, dishwasher, fully equipped with pots and utensils. Washing machine in garage. Extending table and six chairs, soft seating in open sun room, doors to private garden.

Living Rooms:
Soft furnishing and seating comfortably for 6. TV/DVD player. Wood burning stove.

Large entrance porch for coats, hats, boots, outdoor clothing and push chairs.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
Towels and bed linen included - duvets on beds.

Garden, Parking, Barbecue.

Washing Machine, Oven, Microwave, Iron, Hob/Stove, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher.

TV, Internet Access, Central Heating.

Location Type:
Mountain, Beach.

All facilities on one level, one step in and out of property.

Private secure sunny grassed garden (approx 15m x 12m), suitable for small children. Sunny patio with garden furniture and gas BBQ. Small garden to front of property and off road parking for 2 cars.



Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
1 July 2013 - 31 August 2013 £ 90.00 £ 600.00 3
1 September 2013 - 21 December 2013 £ 75.00 £ 450.00 2
22 December 2013 - 4 January 2014 £ 90.00 £ 600.00 2
4 January 2014 - 12 April 2014 £ 75.00 £ 450.00 2
12 April 2014 - 26 April 2014 £ 90.00 £ 600.00 3
26 April 2014 - 28 June 2014 £ 75.00 £ 450.00 2
28 June 2014 - 30 August 2014 £ 90.00 £ 600.00 4

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.

Changeover day
Normally Saturday but flexible.

Booking notes
Please contact owner.


'Ballyholmes', a detached house in Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland

About the area

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

Royal County Down 5 links course 10 minutes walk. Many other courses close by within easy driving distance.

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.

How to get there
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

House swap
House swap considered

Guest reviews

3 reviews
in total with an average rating of



Reviewed by: Julia, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 24 April 2014

Date of stay: April 2014

"Excellent holiday house"

This house was perfect for a family break in Newcastle. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. We spent our time in the big kitchen and sun lounge at the rear. Peaceful location a few minutes walk from the shops and promenade of Newcastle. We had fantastic weather and made the most of the Mourne Mountains, Murlough beach and Tollymore Forest Park. We visit Newcastle regularly, so will definitely be back.

Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers and families with young children

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Reviewed by: YT, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 1 April 2014

Date of stay: March 2014

"Adorable little house"

This little bungalow is lovely. Slept 6 adults with plenty of room for everyone and luggage, spotlessly clean, towels supplied, and all appliances (dishwasher, iron) in good working order. Shame about the weather - we would've loved to have a BBQ in the garden. Owner was really helpful, prompt with returning deposit and happy to answer questions when we had a last-minute packing panic. The photos don't do it justice. It's a sweet little house and we all had a great time there. Location is really good for walking into town/seaside promenade as well but you'd need a car to see the Tollymore Park. 5 stars well-deserved.

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers and families with young children

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Reviewed by: Heartland, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 16 August 2013

Date of stay: June 2013

"Mourne View"

All facilities were as described and provided an excellent base for our stay. 5 minutes from town and beach was accurate and the absence of parking charges was an unexpected bonus! The owners provided a friendly 'hands-on' service and their home was welcoming - a 'home from home' . The town had excellent facilities eg shops, restaurants etc and the people were most friendly.

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car and sightseeing

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About the Owner

David and Helen, who own this property, both work in education. David is a local, with extensive knowledge of walking, canoing, 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.

Year property purchased: 2010

Why this location?

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.

What are the unique benefits of the property?

Everyone who stays here comments on how comfortable and relaxing it is. The house has good outdoor space in the private garden for BBQs on sunny days, 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. There is also 2 TVs/DVD CD player (with our CD collection!!) and ipod docking station.

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'Ballyholmes', a detached house in Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland

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