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23 reviews
The Jays - front of house
kitchen area of kitchen/diner
dining area leading to patio garden
patio in summer
double bedroom - downstairs which has ensuite shower room
bunk room - upstairs
single bedroom - upstairs
lounge (upstairs) with candles in fireplace for summer
another view of upstairs lounge
Family bathroom - upstairs.
Gate of Tollymore Forest Park
Across the road from us - Tollymore Forest Park
Tollymore Forest park - across the road from us
Tollymore Forest Park - new fenced-in childrens play park with picnic tables
Amongst the trees in Tollymore Forest park
By the river in Tollymore Forest Park
local area
one of many  picnic stops
Castlewellan castle and lake
Newcastle seafront promenade
upstairs lounge with fire (in winter)
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Excellent - based on 23 reviews
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Rosie F
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The perfect home-away-from-home!”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We chose The Jays as it was recommended by my husband's brother. He stayed there on a previous occasion. We travelled with two children. I was thoroughly impressed! It was spacious and very comfortable and more importantly for me, immaculate! The Jays has everything you could possibly need on holiday. The owner has obviously thought this through very carefully. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to explore the area around Newcastle Co Down. It is situated right next to Tollymore Forest Park - a superb place for families with children of all ages.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Dec 2015
Thank you very much indeed for your really kind review. We do our best to provide comfortable accommodation for a stay away from home and are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at the house. I tend to agree that having Tollymore Forest Park across the road is a great bonus.
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scotthark...
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A home from home”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was our fourth stay at The Jays, and cannot fault the place. The house is spotless and everything you could think of is provided. The house is just across from the exit gate of Tollymore Forest Park, and also provides a great base for exploring the Mournes. Well and truly a home from home

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Management Response
21 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for your very kind review. We love the position of our house across from Tollymore Forest Park - in the foothills of the Mournes - and are very glad you enjoy it too. We look forward to welcoming you on your next stay.
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Flowry13
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Miss”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We stayed here on 26th July 2015. The house was really lovely, and a quiet area got a good nights sleep, there is everything in the house you need. Its just beside Tullymore Forest, and not far from Newcastle town, thank you Judy we enjoyed our stay.

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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. As you say, The Jays is in a lovely quiet village area, but close to amenities - so ideally placed for a restful holiday.
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Kerry S
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Simply couldn't be better”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The Jays is by far the best self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. We've been 3 times now, and wouldn't hesitate to go back. The cleanliness is flawless, and everything is maintained to a very high standard. All the essentials are there, as are a number of things that are just so lovely to have (for example books, board games etc) The location is perfect - Tollymore Forest is 5 minutes walk, and so much else is within very easy reach. There really are no negatives, as far as we are concerned. It's very evident that the owners of The Jays put a lot of thought and effort into making this a great place to stay.

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Management Response
13 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for your very lovely review. At The Jays we aim to provide clean, comfortable accommodation in an area of great natural beauty and are always pleased to welcome returning guests.
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Traciemou...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Excellent home from home”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Tracie Ray Jessica 14 Ben 12 Cerys 3 Callum 21 mths. We stayed here at The Jays for a week and we absolutely loved it. The house was immaculately clean and very spacious. It had everything a family needs including lots of storage space.there was a welcome pack which was much appreciated. The courtyard style garden was beautiful and a little sun trap. We got gorgeous weather the whole week which made our stay even more enjoyable. We will most definitely stay again next year. Ps Judy Thankyou for the lovely scones :-)

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Management Response
3 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We do our best to provide a clean, comfortable house for family stays and are delighted you enjoyed your time at The Jays. We would be very happy to see you again.
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