Lovely stay in the Mourneview. Johnny and Lyn are great hosts.Rooms were lovely and warm. Beds were very comfortable. Very nice bathrooms . We got dropped into Carlingford Village every time we needed it. Breakfast was first class. I would thoroughly recommend this place.
My wife and I, both in our early 50s, stayed at the Mourneview B&B from 25-August through 30-August. This was our first time staying at this property, and we were in Room #8 on the main level of the house. We did not travel with children. Some notes re. our stay: * Location: As advertised, the property is located ~1 mile from the village of Carlingford. The directions on the B&B website are accurate, and there is adequate signage directing you to the property regardless of the direction you are coming from. * Communication: We worked primarily with Lyn leading up to our visit. We communicated via email, and she was always timely and thorough with her responses. I had some questions about local attractions (car ferry, etc) prior to arrival, and Lyn always responded with the requested information. While onsite we worked with Lyn, her husband, and some B&B staffers, all of whom were courteous and exceptionally helpful. The communication before and during our stay was outstanding. * Parking: Plenty of secure parking at the B&B property. This is a real difference-maker, as it appears other B&Bs in the village of Carlingford only offer side-street parking. We never had an issue at Mourneview getting in/out of their property. * Cleanliness: This is one of the hallmarks of the facility, and it shows. Everything is clean and orderly, from the bedrooms to the sitting area to the breakfast room. There is plenty of room to move around without “clutter” and all of the linens were fresh and clean. * Décor: Simple and tasteful, which is our preference. There are some interesting pictures on the walls, but also reminders that this is a private home (ie, picture of grandkids). There is nothing exotic about the decorations anywhere in the house, and again, this was to our liking. * Bedroom: We found unit #8 to be cozy and plenty big. It is equipped with a queen-sized bed, two (2) sitting chairs, two (2) nightstands (one on each side of the bed), and a coffee table. The wardrobe was large/spacious and had plenty of room for our items, including space to store empty suitcases. There is a large window (that opens) overlooking the yard that allows for plenty of natural light. The hardwood floors do not creak, and the nice touches of chocolate snacks and tea were appreciated. The room locked with private key, and there are ample outlets. There is no refrigerator in the room, nor is there a safe. * Bathroom: The two items most important to us when staying in a B&B are 1) hot water, and 2) good water pressure. Both boxes were adequately checked. The bathroom is of average size with a toilet, a pedestal sink, a wall mirror and a towel rack mounted to the wall. The shower (no tub) had good water pressure and the aforementioned hot water was plentiful. There is a fan, as well a ledge to place toiletries, etc. A frosted window (that opens) allows for good natural light and fresh air. * Breakfast: We had the full Irish breakfast most days, and it was good and plentiful. We were offered other main entrees, including scrambled eggs and French toast. Coffee/tea and toast were provided, and there is a buffet complete with fruit, yogurt, cereal/granola and juice. The breakfast room (like the rest of the property) was spotless and the view of the Mourne Mountains leaves little doubt as to the namesake of the property. Some other observations: * Free and good WiFi throughout the house. * Lyn was upfront that they would not proactively provide linen service due to COVID restrictions, but all we had to do was ask for new ones and they would be provided. We did this a few days into our stay and our request was met promptly and without fuss. * The drive from the Dublin airport to the B&B is slightly more than an hour. * The house and property are VERY quiet at night. We never heard anyone coming/going, which was nice. * We travelled with another couple who stayed in room #3 (I believe) that was in the upper level of the house. They had to take stairs to access the room, but the staircase was wide and did not creak. Our travel companions were just as pleased with the accommodations and the value, although they remarked their bedroom was a little smaller than ours and their bathroom (and especially the shower) was certainly smaller than ours in Room #8. * As noted, the B&B is situated about a mile from the village of Carlingford. We initially thought about walking from the B&B into the village one night, but the road is windy and it is DARK. While Lyn offered to drive us, we took our own vehicle and it worked out fine. If you’re looking for a place that has lots of bells/whistles with high-end luxurious finishes, this is NOT the place for you. But if you want a comfortable, clean and cozy place to use as a home-base to explore the often overlooked northeastern part of the Republic, you’ll find yourself at home at Mourneview. The price of 95 euros a night is absolutely worth it.…
Stayed 2 nights in this comfortable B&B. We were made very welcome in the guest house. Our bedroom was spacious; our bed very comfortable (6’ wide). Tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Very tasty breakfast of orange juice, choice of cereals, fruit salad and yoghurt, cooked breakfast of fried egg, bacon, sausages, tomato and black pudding, with either tea of coffee. It was served in a sun room with wide vistas of the surrounding hills and countryside. A problem with the shower was fixed for the second morning. We had some difficulty in finding the property on our first evening, even with sat nav. Un pèlerin
The Mourneview is a really lovely B&B, spotlessly clean, easy distance to town by car, and host Lynn drove us to town on occasions too. Our room had stunning views and was v comfy. Breakfast was superb.
We stayed here as a family of 4 for one night. Our room was spotlessly clean as were all communal areas. The view from the breakfast room was spectacular!! Breakfast was lovely. Hosts very nice & welcoming. Would recommend.
Stayed here for one night when at a family wedding in Carlingford. Very clean spacious and en-suite bathroom. Views beautiful from every area of the property. Hosts very pleasant and accommodating. One negative room was freezing 🥶
Return visit for me and I can’t recommend this place enough. Great location, spotless and beautiful rooms, comfy beds and hosts that are so welcoming and can’t do enough for you. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else when heading to Carlingford! Great breakfast too!
Had a brilliant welcome from the very friendly hosts. Sophia gave a great tour of the rooms! Stayed as a large group for NYE and it was exactly what we were looking for. Plenty of taxis in the town so was no hassle at all getting back there after the NYE festivities an was nice to be a little bit away from the village. Hosts gave excellent advice on what to do in the area and breakfast set us up for the day. Will definitely stay again on our return to Carlingford.
Couldn't fault this place. Friendly hosts, room was warm and cosy, comfy bed, spotless and gorgeous breakfast. Great views too. The owners even ran us into carlingford at night. Def recommend this place.
We were two couples travelling Dublin to Belfast and this was the first place we stayed at in Ireland. This B&B left us with a great first impression. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming; the rooms were spotless; breakfast was good; and we were only a few miles from Carlingford, an interesting town with some architectural features dating to the 12th century.