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Favourite MTB-Friendly Places to Stay

Posted on September 2, 2014 @ 9:35 AM in Mountainbiking

We know that when you're planning your mountain bike holiday in Northern Ireland, it is good to have a few recommendations of accommodation providers who fully understand your wants and needs as a mountain biker. 

As such, we have taken a look at our website statistics (very scientific) to put together a list of the most popular MTB-Friendly accommodation options near each of Northern Ireland's mountain bike trail centres. 

We have listed the top 3 most popular accommodation providers near each trail centre however you can check out our Mountain Bike Holidays page for a full list of MTB-Friendly accommodation providers in Northern Ireland as well as 'Where to Eat/Drink' near the trails and how to plan your mountain bike holiday in Northern Ireland.  


Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails: Graceys BarnGracey's Barn

If you fancy staying pretty much half way between Castlewellan and Rostrevor and value loads of mountain bike friendly facilities such as utility/wet room, washing machine, tumble drier and secure bike storage then Gracey's Barn in Rathfriland is for you! This modern converted barn provides a cosy retreat after a long day on the trails. Gracey's Barn sleeps 4 people comfortably and rates start from £85 (€107) per night.  

Other popular accommodation options near the Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails include Life Adventure Hostel in Annalong and Hutt Hostel in nearby Newcastle.  


Rostrevor MTB Trails: Kilbroney Caravan & Camping Park
Kilbroney Caravan and Camping Park

The Kilbroney Caravan & Camping Park is situated right next to Rostrevor's trailhead allowing you to literally ride off the trails and straight to your caravan or tent. It is hands down the most popular mountain bike friendly accommodation option in Northern Ireland with nightly rates starting from as little as £13.90 (€17.50) per night. 

Other popular mountain bike holiday accommodation options near the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails include Crotlieve Barn and Rostrevor Holidays self-catering cottages. 

Davagh Forest Trails: The Shepherd's RestShepherd's Rest

Just 3 miles from the Davagh Forest Trails and with token Irish Pub on-site, it's no wonder The Shepherd's Rest is a favouirte amongst visiting mountain bikers. There is always a warm welcome on offer and more MTB-Friendly facilities than you can shake a stick at including bike wash, service block, laundry, secure storage, BBQ and picnic area. 

Other popular accommodation options near the Davagh Forest Trails include Glamping Pods @ The JungleNI in Moneymore and the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown

Blessingbourne Trails: Blessingbourne Apartments Blessingbourne

One of Blessingbourne's most unique characteristics is that you can stay in luxury self-catering apartments with the mountain bike trails literally passing within metres of your doorstep. These award winning cottage style apartments cater for two to five people and guests can look forward to homemade wheaten bread, jam and shortbread on arrival. Apartment rates start from £199 (€251) for two nights. 

Other accommodation options near the Blessingbourne Trails include The Valley Hotel and nearby Clogher Valley Country Caravan Park

Chris Armstrong
Chris Armstrong  Mountain Bike Officer

Chris looks after all things mountain biking in Northern Ireland's a tough job but someone's gotta do it!

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