Experience World-class Service at Blackwell House

Blackwell House is located in the countryside bordering County Down and County Armagh, 5 miles from Banbridge. This beautiful country house offers lovely rooms, a restaurant and a garden.

The individually decorated rooms at Blackwell House have elaborate design with features including fine wooden furnishings, large beds, fireplaces and embossed wallpaper. All rooms have 600-thread Egyptian cotton sheets, luxury bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers and toiletries, as well as free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities.

A range of traditional dishes is served in the elegant dining room, and you can also relax in the comfortable lounge area, or conservatory.

The surrounding fields and waterways provide a great setting for walking and cycling. From the nearby, historic village of Scarva, you can access the canalside walking route. Belfast is 30 miles away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Blackwell House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 6, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Asian, American, Buffet

Free private parking


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Room Type
1 king bed
2 twin beds
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Hi… we have a dog and wondering which rooms are available to accommodate us with our dog and what is the cost of bringing our dog? Many thanks
    Hi we have 3 rooms which are doggie friendly. the dog package is £30 per night. the rooms are £185pn for the Charleston & Orchard rooms or the Loft S..
    Answered on 7 December 2021
  • Hi Which room would I need to book online to have a private hot tub if this is possible? Thanks
    Hi The private Hot Tub is only available in the Loft Suite this will be avail from the 1st July onwards. If you would like more details of the package..
    Answered on 19 May 2021
  • Are you open Christmas Day for dinner
    Hi, thanks for your message. We are closed over the Christmas period. best regards.
    Answered on 7 October 2022
  • Do you have any decent vegan options for breakfast?
    Good morning, we have a wide Vegan option for both dinners and breakfast. kind regards Steve
    Answered on 12 June 2021
  • Hi Joyce and Steve, I was wondering if there was a jacuzzi on the property ? Thank you, Axelle
    Good evening Axelle, we do indeed have a Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Kind regards
    Answered on 1 February 2021
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Managed by Joyce, Steve and Murphy welcome you to Blackwell House

Company review score: 9.9Based on 68 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Joyce and Steve established Blackwell House 6 years ago and have worked really hard to win the Best Guest house in Ireland last year. We were so delighted to win this award. It made all our hard work worthwhile and showed us that we were indeed on the right track although reading our guests wonderful feedback kept us going in the right direction. Our aims: 1. Our guest is always at the centre of our business 2. We always provide quality, unparalleled service, cleanliness & attention to detail 3. We always serve superb food cooked by Joyce using only local suppliers where possible 4. We want to offer real sense of home away from home in an intimate and deliciously luxurious setting  5. We provide the perfect luxury overnight stay for business executives / business retreats or board meetings / Exclusive private dining opportunities for important clients 6. We do lots of special unexpected things for romantic getaways 7. We are the perfect central base for travellers and we create personalised daily tours around Northern Ireland so you don't miss anything

Property info

A warm welcome awaits you in this Award Winning Luxurious 5* Country House Hotel nestling deep in the rolling countryside of Co-Armagh. Giving a real sense of home away from home in an intimate and deliciously luxurious setting is what we do best. The traditional and the modern are weaved into the fabric of Blackwell House from the sunny intimate corners in the beautiful traditional and contemporary gardens, to the cosy sofas warmed by roaring fires. ​This is a place to relax, and spoil yourself We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service, supported by numerous awards, the most recent being Best Guest House in Ireland and the Best Irish Breakfast Award. It feels like you are staying deep in the countryside but we are only 15 minutes away from the main Dublin to Belfast motorway and also from the Portadown / Craigavon Business Centres. We are the ideal place for romantic getaways, retreats for business and leisure travellers or a central base to explore.

Neighborhood info

Things to do around Blackwell House and beyond -Visit the Game of Thrones Experience (due to open in Autumn 2020) only 7 miles away!  -Just stop and relax in a quiet spot in the Garden Room or sink into a comfy sofa in front of a blazing fire in our Sitting Room where you can forget about the world outside. -Soak in our hot tub with a glass of bubbly -Book a cookery lesson with Joyce - if you would like to learn to cook your own Irish Soda Bread and much more -Treat yourself and book an afternoon tea and tuck into scrumptious, hot, freshly baked scones with ‘lashings’ of fresh Irish cream and homemade raspberry or strawberry preserves. -Excellent walking, cycling and hiking paths among very scenic roads with fields full of sheep or walk from Blackwell House along a 20 mile long canal if you are feeling fit. -Go Shopping at our fabulous Boulevard Centre or in Banbridge High Street -Eat at Sintons At The Bridge or The Pot Belly -Visit The McWilliams Gallery -Enjoy a scenic drive through the Mourne Mountains - Visit Hillsborough Castle - The Queens Residence - Play a round of Golf at one of the beautiful Golf Clubs nearby

Language Spoken

Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: Irish

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner, High tea

Amenities of Blackwell House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Hot tub
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Adults only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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3:00 PM - 6:30 PM


6:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib upon request
£35 per child, per night
2 years old
Crib upon request
£35 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
£75 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
£75 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Blackwell House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

FAQs about Blackwell House

  • Blackwell House is 3.1 miles from the center of Banbridge.

  • Blackwell House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Themed dinners
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bar crawls
    • Open-air bath
    • Movie nights
    • Happy hour
    • Horseback riding
    • Spa facilities
    • Cooking class

  • The prices at Blackwell House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Blackwell House include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite

  • Guests staying at Blackwell House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Asian
    • American
    • Buffet

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Blackwell House on this page.

  • Blackwell House has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Check-in at Blackwell House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.