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Kiltariff Hall Country House


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5 Drumlough Road, Rathfriland, Newry, Co Down, BT34 5DN
Kiltariff Hall Country House


Kiltariff Hall is an award winning Victorian Country House on the outskirts of the small market town of Rathfriland. Catherine, your host was awarded the Outstanding Host Award in March 2022 in the independant Accommodation sector for UK and Ireland.

Built in 1888, by our great-grandfather, the house is set at the end of a short drive and is surrounded by mature oak, sycamore and pine trees. The reception rooms are beautifully spacious with high ceilings and ornate cornicing. Breakfast is served in the dining room which boasts a large antique table and a Broadwood grand piano alongside the original fireplaces, pitch pine doors and woodwork. I am passionate about using locally sourced produce and guests can enjoy homemade preserves and soft fruit from the walled garden.

Upstairs the bedrooms are comfortable with well-appointed ensuite bathrooms. The Red Kite Room has a bath and power rain shower and The Blue room has a shower as well as an extra-long king size bed. There are exquisite views of the Mourne Mountains from one side of the house. Guests are welcome to enjoy the mature garden and relax on the terrace.

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There is a wide choice of hill walking trails in the Mournes and we can provide you with maps and directions for most of the walks. Wildlife enthusiasts will not be disappointed . Tours are available from Redkitetoursni as well as general birdwatching/wildlife guided walks. The award winning Murlough National Nature Reserve and Blue Flag Beach is next to the picturesque seaside town of Newcastle, which inspired Percy French to write "The Mountains of Mourne," and is 20 mins drive away. Many Game of Thrones® filming locations, such as Castle Ward, Inch Abbey and Tollymore Forest Park are easily accessible.



  • Cater for vegetarians - I can cater for vegetarians ,vegans and guest with gluten intolerance.
  • Local Produce - I grow as much of my own produce as possible . I like to keep food miles low and use as much local produce as possible.
  • Packed lunch available - Happy to provide a packed lunch or if you would like to replace breakfast with packed lunch please ask.
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve breakfast - Breakfast is also available as room service or I can provide a takeaway service . Please ask for details.
  • Special dietary requirements catered for - Can cater for food intolerance. Please let me know at the time of booking.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - 3

Establishment Features

  • Cater for females
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for males
  • Central heating throughout
  • Gift vouchers
  • Hairdryers
  • Ironing facilities
  • Latest arrival time (24 hr clock) - 2300
  • Private Garden
  • Private rooms
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Robes available
  • Separate guests lounge
  • Showers
  • Slippers available
  • Towels available

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire
  • Television in lounge/TV room
  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Daily rates available
  • Euros accepted
  • Special group rates

Provider Preferences

  • Country house
  • Family Room on request
  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside
  • Max group size - 8
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Village Location

Room / Unit Features

  • Central heating in all units
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Ironing Facilities - Iron and ironing board available on landing.
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sleeps 4
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • TV In Bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly

Travel & Trade

  • Packed lunches available



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