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Hillyard House Hotel


  • Three Star Quality Assurance
Three Star Quality Assurance
1-5 Castle Avenue, Castlewellan, Co Down, BT31 9DX
Hillyard House Guest House


After being extensively renovated by its new owners, Hillyard House was officially opened in August 2020. Originally a nine bedroom guesthouse, Hillyard House has been reborn into a luxurious 20 bedroom, boutique style accommodation. We are truly a 'hidden gem' nestled in the small market town of Castlewellan in County Down, Northern Ireland. You can find us just before the entrance to the beautiful Castlewellan Forest park which is our adopted 'back garden'.

Conveniently located less than one hour’s drive from Belfast and less than two hours from Dublin, we offer a wonderful experience for our guests to enjoy a relaxing break with all the 'little things' that make a difference. Our beautifully decorated bedrooms offer a modern and homely haven. Each room offers individual coffee machine, air conditioning and spacious bathrooms. Most of our rooms offer superking sized beds which add to our guests comfort. All rooms are decorated to reflect the same theme with the inclusion of local photography to welcome our guests to the local area.

The 'Yard Restaurant’ offers a wide selection of locally sourced foods to suit the most discerning of diners. We have a salt meat ageing chamber in the restaurant and highly recommend our locally sourced beef cooked to perfection on our broiler as well as our in house freshly baked breads.

Mrs Coleman’s Bar is also available for guests to enjoy a wide range of delicious beverages including locally sourced craft beers, gins and a selection of cocktails expertly mixed by our awesome bar team.

Each guestroom offers modern open plan furniture, including dressing table, stool, mirror, storage area for hanging clothes and table & chairs. TVs, individual LOR coffee machines, air conditioning and spacious bathrooms are included in every guestroom. All rooms are key card operated for guest convenience and also include local photography pictures, complimentary spring water and a hairdryer. An iron and ironing board are available on request.



  • Licensed
  • Restaurant on Premises

Children & Infants

  • Cot & Highchair Available

Establishment Features

  • Laundry Service
  • Lift/Elevator

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - Close to many golf courses in the area
  • Wifi

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Family Room on request

Room / Unit Features

  • Hairdryer Available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • TV In Bedrooms

Special Offers

  • Afternoon Tea

    Monday - Saturday from 1pm - 4pm.  Minimum 2 peple per booking.

    £25pp or £30pp with Prosecco. 

    Book Now or phone 028 4377 1010

    Food & Drink Offers - redeem this special offer immediately

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  • Two night Golf Stay and Play Package at Hillyard House, Castlewellan, County Down. 

    Experience the ultimate golfing getaway with two nights of boutique hotel accommodation in a charming double room (complete with our legendary cooked breakfasts for two each morning) and enjoy the thrill of three rounds of golf with the Heart of Down Golf Passes (for two people valued at £250), granting access to five of the very best local courses. All this for just £444 total!

    Additionally, make your golf break extra special by making a reservation for a delicious dinner in our onsite Yard restaurant and a visit to the adjoining Mrs Coleman’s Bar is a must as it provides the perfect setting for 19th hole drinks, live music and lots of craic!

    County Down has some of the best golf courses in Northern Ireland. 

    To make it easy for you to experience them, we have partnered with some of the best local golf clubs:

    Ardglass, Kilkeel, Spa, Warrenpoint & St Patrick's. 

    Each with breathtaking landscapes and quality courses, offering you a hassle-free trip packed with exceptional golf.

    Stay with us and enjoy: 

    • Two nights bed and breakfast in one of our beautifully appointed guest rooms(full Irish breakfasts available both mornings)

    • A great value golf voucher providing you three rounds of golf at up to three local golf courses of your choice (see Heart of Down Golf pass)

    • Outstanding hospitality at Hillyard House including The Yard Restaurant and Mrs Coleman's Bar


    We have partnered with some of the best local golf clubs to ensure that a world-class golf experience will be enjoyed in the breathtaking natural beauty of County Down. Relax and enjoy three rounds of golf included as part of your stay.


    To be a true success, a golfing break needs to have hospitality as good as the golf! Make the evenings memorable with great food at The Yard Restaurant and drinks at Mrs Colman’s Bar. 


    Subject to Availability (with tee times).

    Accommodation Offers - redeem this special offer between 01/05/2024 and 31/12/2024

    Golf Stay & Play - redeem this special offer between 01/05/2024 and 31/12/2024

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