Happy Vale - Meelbeg Cottage, Bryansford, Newcastle

Anglers WelcomeCyclists WelcomeFamilies WelcomeGolfers WelcomeWalkers WelcomeBikers WelcomeFilm Crew WelcomeGroups WelcomeMountain Bikers Welcome
Happy Vale, located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, has two luxury cottages Bearnagh and Meelbeg separated by a courtyard. A walking equipment/bike store/heated drying room is provided. The cottages have been designed to suit families, walking groups, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts who want a warm cosy base with mountain walking from the door.

Situated on a hill farm close to Happy Valley in the Mourne Mountains. Happy Vale with a mountain stream running past is a smaller version of Happy Valley.

Meelbeg cottage is ideally suited to a small family or group of walkers/mountain bikers. A well equipped live in kitchen has a leather sofa that easily converts to a double bed. Outside, a picnic table is perfect for groups eating outdoors while enjoying views of the mountains above and the farmland below the cottage. Ample parking space is provided. The cottage is Northern Ireland Tourist Board approved but not star rated.

One bedroom, sleeps 2 in bunk beds
Luxury bathroom with walk in shower and facilities for wheelchair users.

Happy Vale is a showcase for environmentally friendly systems: ground source heat pump linked to under floor heating, solar hot water, solar PV electricity, grey water system from our mountain spring for flushing toilets, external sockets for charging electric vehicles.

Large screen TV
Washing machine
Tumble dryer available (coin operated)
Drying room for outdoor clothing
Microwave oven
Ironing facilities
TV in bedroom
Ample car parking including carport
Free WiFi
Sheets and towels provided

In 2015 Happy Vale were awarded a Silver Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Rooms and Units
1 x 1 Bedroom Unit (sleeps 2)
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Premises listed within this site are inspected every four years to ensure compliance with the relevant tourism legislation. Properties who are star graded are assessed on an annual basis.

Standard price:

From £200

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

From Newcastle follow the signs for Tollymore Forest Park but pass by the entrance and keep following the B180 towards Newry.
You will pass through the village of Bryansford and continue towards Newry on the B180 for a further 4 miles then watch out for Moyad Road on your left.
Continue along Moyad Road for just over half a mile and Happy Vale is on your left after a farm.

From Newry follow the B8 towards Newcastle passing through Mayobridge and then Hilltown.
After you leave Hilltown, turn right onto the B27 following the signs for Newcastle.
Then after a mile turn left onto the B180, again following the signs for Newcastle.
After a further 3 miles, turn right onto Moyad Road.
Continue just over half a mile and Happy Vale is on your left after a farm.
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • DVD Player
  • Ground Floor Bedroom(s)
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Euro Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
  • Anglers welcome
  • Cyclists welcome
  • Families welcome
  • Golfers welcome
  • Walkers welcome
  • Bikers welcome
  • Film crew welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Mountain Bikers welcome
Are you the owner/manager of this business? Click here to update Are you the Product owner? Click here to submit updates.

Premises Address

30 Moyad Road, Kilcoo, Bryansford
Co Down
BT34 5LJ
Northern Ireland

Contact Details

Tel: (028) 6634 8136
Mob: (07811) 287 795