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THE MANOR HOUSE
High Street, Donaghadee, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
A magnificent and historic Grade I listed
Manor House in an idylic harbour town setting
The Manor House encompasses the size and grandeur of that of a fine country seat, yet is uniquely position on its own private grounds in the bustling harbour town of Donaghadee. The Manor House is approached either by the pedestrian entrance with a pathway leading to the front door or the arched vehicular side entrance with electric gates which arrives into the courtyard. While the house impresses by its grandeur and scale, it exudes character and style which are enhanced by its unique architectural and decorative features, all of which make it a fabulous family home. Over the centuries the house has had some remodelling enabling entertaining at a grand scale, while also still cosy for more intimate family gatherings.
The house presents a two storey facade, six bays long to the High Street, with six pane Georgian sashes throughout, the ground floor has an attractive doorway and fanlight, and a portico of two fluted Roman Doric columns.
The return facade, facing Manor Street is of two bays, with full length windows on the first floor betraying the location of the ballroom / drawing room.
The house moulds the street corner with easy assurance, having enough garden to allow privacy, and not too much to suggest withdrawal from town life, a feature of the house is the returning staircase which disappears up to the attic rooms.
In recent years the house has benefited from investment including all re-wiring at ground floor level and substantial parts of the house, the chimneys have all been relined and all windows have been repainted with linseed oil.
The Manor House is located between New Street and High Street. The property offers an incoming purchaser enormous potential. The accommodation throughout the main house is versatile to suit a fine family home combined with opportunities to create an income stream for the self-contained apartment and potential in the basement. Alternatively The Manor House would make a very special boutique hotel or “Hidden Ireland” style guest house.
Accommodation in brief:
- Formal dining room
- Drawing room
- TV room
- Sitting room
- Guest WC
- 4 principal bedrooms (with 3 ensuite bathrooms)
- 2 main bath / shower rooms
- 3 attic bedrooms with separate WC and shower room
- Kitchen & services rooms
Annex apartment with separate entrance with following accommodation:
- Living room
- 2 games rooms
- Basement with 7 rooms, 2 cellars, boiler room & work shop
Location and Amenities:
The historical town of Donaghadee is situated in the Ards Peninsula on the North Coast of County Down and about 16 miles east of Belfast. Donaghadee is the closest point to Scotland; indeed on most days the Scottish coast is visible. This was a critical factor in the development of the town and up until the middle of the 19th century the town served as the major point of entry from the English mainland to the island of Ireland. Aside from the historic buildings reflecting its rich heritage, Donaghadee has a picturesque seafront, offering views across the Irish Sea to the North and Eastwards to the Scottish Coast. There is a good choice of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops catering for all everyday requirements.
There is an abundance of amenities at hand on the Ards and North Down Peninsula. The keen sailor could not be better placed, Donaghadee Harbour is within a 5 minute walk of The Manor House and is home to the vibrant Donaghadee Sailing Club. During the summer months there are boat trips to the Copeland Islands and fishing charters. The award-winning marina in Bangor is the largest in Northern Ireland. The entire peninsula is dotted with pretty towns and villages such as nearby Groomsport, Helens Bay, Portaferry and also interspersed with sandy beaches and a choice of coastal walks.
There are a number of excellent Golf Courses including the local parkland course at Donaghadee Golf Club and slightly further afield the Bangor Golf Club and The Royal Belfast Golf Club, Irelands oldest club established in 1881.
Remarkably, given its proximity to the numerous attractions of the Ards peninsula, The Manor is less than 40 minutes away from Belfast city and airport, with daily flights to London, the rest of England, Scotland and further afield. Belfast city centre boast all the amenities and shopping one would expect in a modern European city together with world class tourist attractions such as the Titanic Experience.
Strictly by appointment with Colliers International, please contact David Menary on the following correspondance:
- [email protected]
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