Bring the whole family including the puppy

They deserve to have fun too!

Accommodation that ticks all the right boxes

With hotel grade beds, a unique setting next to Spelga Dam and all the comforts you want when away from home, our choice of 2 houses are both designed to give you peace and quiet (and peace of mind). It’s all here for you and your family to enjoy.

  • Fenced gardens so your dog is safe
  • The Mourne area is incredibly dog friendly with many restaurants and cafes that allow dogs
  • A separate utility room where your pet can sleep in comfort (Spelga house only)
  • The great outdoors – mountain walks on your doorstep and countless adventures and activities in the area

“We have 2 dogs of our own and it can make holidays more expensive as we often have to put them in kennels. We’ve always preferred to take our dogs with us as they really are part of our family, and we want you to enjoy your dogs in the Mournes too.”

Kathryn Hanna
Owner, Mourne Holidays

Great walks and beaches for dog lovers

Our favourite activities

(that won’t break the bank)

Castlewellan Forest Park

Castlewellan Forest Park has a great selection of trails. A fantastic place to spend a whole day whether it be walking for miles or a short dander supplemented with a cuppa!

Kilbroney Forest Park

The popular walk to the Cloughmore Stone is a lovely 5 mile circuit, through the forest at the start but opens up to stunning views over the Lough.

Slieve Donard

Climb the highest mountain in Northern Ireland. On a clear day the Isle of Man, Wicklow, Donegal, Wales and Scotland can be seen.

My favourite dog walk

Cloughmore trail via Fiddler’s green

“I used to walk this trail every summer with my family when I was younger and now I still love seeing the variety of wildlife throughout the year. ”

Kathryn Hanna
Owner, Mourne Holidays

Other favourites we recommend for dog lovers

Cranfield Beach

Take a gentle stroll on the beach with man’s best friend whilst enjoying the most stunning views.

Tollymore Forest Park

Tollymore covers almost 630 hectares and offers the most amazing panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and sea.

Silent Valley

Ringed by mountains, ‘The Valley’, located within the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, houses beautiful parkland, lakes and a pond.

Pet friendly places to eat

If you fancy somewhere to enjoy a relaxed meal after a day of exploring our beautiful area or a hidden gem for great coffee and a fresh bun that are all dog-friendly, the Mournes has the answer.

Olive Bizarre, Newcastle

A brilliant spot for a quick coffee & bun or their immaculately served best-selling Afternoon Tea. With seats outside.

Hugh McCann’s, Newcastle

With an open fire and a warm welcome, you will enjoy the splendour of the traditional Dog Friendly Irish pub. With designated dog friendly areas, inside and out.

Crawford’s bar, Rostrevor

Part of The Rostrevor Inn, relax in a traditional Irish pub with live music and award winning restaurant.

All your essentials are still close by

Although you are high up in the mournes, our houses are still only a short drive away to local amenities such as shops and restaurants. TESCO also will deliver to us, so you can order ahead and have it delivered when you arrive.


9.2 miles, 14 min drive

For ASDA, Cunningham’s Butchers, EUROSPAR & KWM Wines & Spirits


10.3 miles, 20 min drive

For Tescos, LIDL and SuperValu and a selection of smaller specialist shops. Tescos delivers to Spelga if you want to plan ahead.


12.6 miles, 21 min drive

For Sainsbury’s, Tescos, Iceland, LIDL and The Quays and Buttercrane Shopping Centres

Still have questions? We’re happy to help

We want our guests to know they are making the right choice by booking to stay with us at Mourne Holidays. So, if you have any questions about the house or the area please just let us know and we will be happy to offer our advice.

Kathryn Hanna

Owner, Mourne Holidays


Land Rover

Adventure Tours

Mourne Holidays offer exclusive Land Rover adventure tours. Take a guided trip out and around the Mournes. Stop for a picnic, or let us take you to one of the local craft beer distilleries. Don’t worry, we will bring you back to so you can enjoy some of the product! Up to 5 people can fit in, so belt up and get ready to enjoy the Mournes in the best way possible.

We visited Spelga House and thought the accommodation was fantastic. It was big, clean & very comfortable. The location was really unique and it was great being so close to the Dam. I’d highly recommend staying here with friends or family. We also did the Land Rover Adventure tour up Pigeon Mountain and had a ball. Edward was a great tour guide. You won’t be disappointed. Great fun!

No one wanted to leave! We will definitely be back and I would highly recommend anyone to stay here, it’s perfect! Thanks, Kathryn for having us.

Amazing accommodation!
Great for kids, swing set, games room with pool table and large garden. Perfect for a family holiday with stunning views from Spelga Dam.
Kathryn is a fantastic host and we will certainly be back