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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

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 Newcastle

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Newcastle in County Down

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1; Electric shower; toilet; basin in vanity unit; small bath. Additional toilet and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • 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.
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Great holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

Second time here, we absolutely love Staying here everything was perfect once again! Can’t wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 days staying in this lovely bungalow. The location is great, just a few minutes walk to the shops and the beach. The bungalow is really well equipped & the garden and conservatory perfect on a sunny day. David made us feel really welcome and made sure we had everything we need. This was our first trip to Northern Ireland and I’m sure we’ll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gem

  • 5 of 5

This place is ideally located to explore County Down's delights. The tourist town of Newcastle is in walking distance and the breathtaking Tollymore Forest Park within a few minutes' drive. The house itself is spacious and homely and we were made to feel very welcome by the owner. David gave us some great recommendations on things to see/do, places to eat etc. The kids are gutted to be leaving. They had a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Clean, spacious and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy accommodation in a great location either for touring or for a Newcastle based stay. Had everything we could possibly need. We felt very welcome. Thank you David.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Very homely.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful bungalow. Nice and cosy. Close to the town centre

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Lorraine. D
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Lovely home, great views!

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely home! Very close to local amenities and town, perfect for a short getaway, will be booking again!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 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.


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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.