This place is a real find. It is very similar to properties you would find in Ireland’s blue book at about half the price.
Naima, the manager, made us feel very welcome.
This was a treat for my friends 40th and what a treat it was! - for both of us.
We live in Belfast and the Manor House is like stepping back in time. We traveled 15 miles and about 200 years. The decor is incredible. The entrance hall (see photo) is something else.
We checked in.... we were taken aback by the beautiful rooms. We stayed in Copelands and Crommelin. We had a soak in our free standing baths, got ready at our vintage dressing tables and after dinner at pier 36 we relaxed in the back sitting room with the fire lit and our feet up the chimney.
Breakfast was freshly cooked and delicious,
Fantastic accommodation in a huge period Manor House. No lack of space. Dine at a twenty foot mahogany breakfast table with attentative service. Close to everything in Donaghadee, particularly Grace Neil's bar and restaurant.
What a pleasure it was to be allowed to experience this beautiful Manor House with many of its original features, a welcome change to the purpose built hotels we usually frequent around the world.
Crisp white sheets, delicious breakfast, spotlessly clean and friendly hosts who could not have made us more welcome.
Spoilt for choice with what to do in the area, we ended up doing it all. Mount Stewart, one of the best National Trust properties we have visited, Castle Ward another gem in their portfolio, seals at Murlough Bay, ice cream at Strangford, a delightful ferry crossing, the north coast with a detour to the Giants Causeway and last but not least, a tour bus around Belfast, including the Titanic exhibition - brilliant.
If you're a Game of Thrones fan then you will not be disappointed. Multiple references in this part of the world to many of the scenes.
We are considering a return visit to host a long overdue family reunion. The charming surroundings will offer us different "breakout" areas to catch up and even enjoy dinner, supplied by a local caterer.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and its history with us. We saw the charming village of Donaghadee in a totally new light.
This was a great stay for two nights, huge rooms, comfy beds with crisp white bed linen, Great host Naima who cooked a delicious breakfast both mornings, good central location and just across the road from a cosy pub, one of Ireland's oldest, Grace Neills
would highly recommend
Enormous rooms, great breakfast, beautiful decor (manorial!), relaxing atmosphere and a perfect hostess.