Spelga House

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A large detached, recently renovated high spec modern house, previously owned by the water board and maintains its characteristics. Spelga House has spectacular views of the surrounding Mourne Mountains, and only seven miles from the lively resort town of Newcastle and three miles from Hilltown. The house sits in front of the dam wall, on top of the Mournes, and is the highest located house in Northern Ireland.

Ideal for families wanting to get away to a real warm luxury retreat, or a group of friends having a reunion /walking groups, as sleeps ten comfortably with five bedrooms, (three doubles and two twin) and four bathrooms.

In the evening relax in the jacuzzi spa bath by candlelight and then adjorn to the lounge by the log fire to enjoy the craic. Have your family birthday party or special occasion in the luxury kitchen and large living room at a location to remember.

Soak up the Majestic Mournes with all levels of Mountain Walks on your doorstep.
Nearby attractions include Castlewellan Peace Maize, Silent Valley, Cranfield Beach and Newcastle promenade.
Rooms and Units
1 x 6 Bedroom Unit (sleeps 10)

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The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

Shortbreak Offers

To book these offers, please contact the premises directly.

£330.00 / €438.90
Total Price £330

Subject to availability

2 nights in the Dam House Stargazing with Santa

4 Dec 2015 - 20 Dec 2015

We are doing a very special Christmas experience at the Dam House in the mountains.
This year we are offering families a magical experience Stargazing with SANTA at Spelga Dam.

Santa will arrive on the evening of your arrival, to give you a virtual tour of the heavens using his magical telescope to show the night sky at its best in the high mountains. The Christmas story will be told by Santa himself, and kids will be thrilled with the search for the Christmas Star.
This wonderful time of year will also allow everyone to see the wonders of the winter sky, such as the great hunter Orion and his wonderful nebula, the seven sisters, Taurus the Bull and the mighty Jupiter.

Presents will be delivered to each child, that has been good during the year, before Santa disappears off into the night sky.

A Christmas movie night and hot chocolate will be provided on the second night of your stay, and mulled wine for the adults.
2 nights in the Dam House Stargazing with Santa costs £330 (equivalent of £165 between 2 families)
Price includes accommodation/mulled wine/logs/Santa Visit and presents (house is decorated for Christmas with lights)
New Games room has wood burning stove and snooker table.

* EURO prices are indicative only. Exchange rates should be verified with premises at time of booking. Offers indicating price per person are based on per person sharing.

  • Anglers welcome
  • Cyclists welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Families welcome
  • Golfers welcome
  • Walkers welcome
  • Bikers welcome
  • Film crew welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Mountain Bikers welcome
  • Parking Available
  • Dogs Welcome Inside
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Dogs Welcome Outside
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Ground Floor Bedroom(s)
  • Cot & Highchair Available
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • Private Garden
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
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