We booked this as my friend had seen it on Sawdays and thought it would be an unusual place to stay.
It is someone’s home, and is stuffed to the rafters with an enormous collection of antiques, Persian rugs and even a zebra skin rug on the Hall floor.
Our bedroom was enormous with an ensuite bathroom with claw foot roll top bath with hand held shower.
We were looked after by Naima the manager who produced a lovely breakfast both mornings.
Good location for the harbour and the many restaurants nearby.
Our only small gripe was our rooms were not made up during our stay.
If you like the minimalist look this is not the place to stay.
A depressing night's stay in a gloomy room full of black and white etchings (all of them askew!) and lacking charm. With the outside temperature in the 20s, we were surprised to find the central heating on full blast. We couldn't open the windows to let in some air as they were stuck down by layers of paint. They also hadn't been cleaned for years.
Elderly visitors please note that there are plenty of stairs and most rooms do not appear to have a stand up shower.
On a positive note - an excellent breakfast.
The Manor House in Donaghadee is a special place because of its history, décor and location. It was a pleasure to stay here and we were given wonderful hospitality.
Located in the midst of the town, it is within walking distance of all facilities and places of interest. Moreover, its very walls speak of the history of the town and its region.
We rented the Manor House via Air B&B. A family of 5, we enjoyed all 4 of the huge bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, 2 livings rooms a massive dining room and use of the spacious and very well appointed kitchen. The manager lives on site and was very welcoming and helpful, allowing us full run of the rest of the house.
Full of character, super location and a chance to live like gentry for a few days. I really couldn't recommend it highly enough for rental or B&B.
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.