Get away from the hustle and bustle

De-stress and re-charge

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.

  • Both houses have hot tubs
  • Unique location right next to Spelga Dam
  • Getaway for a break for an affordable price
  • The great outdoors – mountain walks on your doorstep and top restaurants close by

“We call the Mourne area our home and couldn’t think of a better spot to relax and escape. The area is perfect for getting out into nature or just getting some peace and quiet away from it all.”

Kathryn Hanna
Owner, Mourne Holidays

Northern Ireland’s highest rental accommodation

Relaxing activities

(that won’t break the bank)

Narnia Trail

“That part of Rostrevor which overlooks Carlingford Lough is my idea of Narnia” This family trail seeks to capture the imagination of children of all ages.

Castlewellan Forest Park

‘Animal Wood’ is designed for four to eleven year olds and is located beside the Peace Maze one of the world’s largest permanent hedge mazes.

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,

Dogs welcomed

They deserve a holiday too!

(And no need to pay for kennels)

My favourite local 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 amazing local activities

Cranfield Alpacas

Take a gentle stroll on the beach with the friendly Alpacas or simply relax in their charming company whilst enjoying the most stunning views.

Life Adventure

Perfect for the older kids. Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board and Mountain Bike adventures in Castlewellan Forest Park.

Silent Valley

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

Fantastic food for all budgets

Our houses have everything you need to prepare and cook for yourselves, but if you fancy a night off from the cooking and washing up, here are some of our recommendations for family-friendly places to eat that all serve amazing food.

Cunninghams, Kilkeel

Perfect for a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner. And while you’re there be sure to stock up on supplies for a BBQ.

The Galley, Annalong

Perfect for families whether you choose the award-winning fish & chips from the takeaway or enjoy the informal, relaxed and friendly restaurant.

Villa Vinci, Newcastle

A locals favourite with a menu inspired by their Mediterranean origins and offers something for everyone.

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