check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Alan George

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

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

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Newcastle holiday apartment

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.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alan George (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

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.


based on 6 traveller reviews

Superb new apartment fully equipped in a quiet location in Newcastle Co Down
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Modern, spacious apartment with great views

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday. The owner went out of his way to meet us with the keys after arriving late in the evening. It was a long journey, but well worth it. The apartment was fantastic - light, modern, spacious, within easy reach of the town centre ...and then there's that view of the Mourne mountains!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words it was a pleasure to have you stay!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Nice current flat in good condition with a great living-room-view towards the mountains. The property is quiet, and removed from the town center, but just a short walk through a park into the core of Newcastle. Alan was very nice; he met us and showed us the property and made himself available if we had needed him for anything else.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words glad to see you anytime!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

Newcastle is the perfect holiday resort for couples and families.

Beautiful promenade and lovely walks nearby. Interesting country parks and houses and the beautiful Mourne mountains on show from the lounge of the apartment. Beautifully decorated and furnished, very comfortable and supplied with everything we needed. Quietly situated but within a short pleasant walk to the front. Thank you Alan for your warm welcome and advice.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

Fabulous stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean, extremely convenient and well equipped. The view of the mountains from the living room is fabulous. Newcastle is a lovely little town with very fine restaurants and lots of outdoor activities. We stayed 3 days and plan to return and stay a week next time We would highly recommend this place to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0

Top marks for a beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this top class apartment. We were met on arrival by the owner who showed us layout and facilities.

The apartment was spotless, modern, beautifully furnished and had all mod cons. It has been maintained to a high standard throughout. This apartment is extremely spacious and comfortable.

It is in a quiet location in a beautiful area and the view from the window overlooks the mountains. It is 5 minutes walk from the centre of Newcastle.

We would strongly recommend this apartment for a holiday and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

a lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

Myself, wife and 3 kids had a marvellous stay at this roomy 2 bed apartment, just 5 minutes walk from the town centre and all local attractions. I was met on arrival by the owner who showed me all I needed to know about the accommodation in a friendly courteous manner. We only managed to stay for 2 nights this time but do hope to get back for longer as it is at an affordable price, not over the top like some places, and really is a lovely spot. 5 stars in my book for this lovely apartment...well recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
14 0


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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Newcastle, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 16/17
31 Oct 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 17
2 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 17
25 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Newcastle, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
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 , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , Travel cot for under 2 available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • All bed linen towels etc supplied
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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!