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Newtownards Private Estate, Co Down DN100

Location: North East
Availability: Private functions
Accommodates: 16 guests
Ref No: DN100



This magnificent manor house stands in its own 270-acre demesne overlooking the Irish Sea, in County Down, just 40 miles (64km) south east of Belfast Airport. It has been renovated to the highest standard , combining the graciousness of yesteryear with modern comfort and convenience.

The Italianate Palazzo style mansion has been in the Dunleath family for 170 years. It was built by the eminent architect Sir Charles Lanyon and has been afforded Grade A * listing as being of exceptional architectural importance. The house is surrounded by 30 acres of pleasure grounds and is situated within the walled demesne of some 270 acres. The total Estate runs to over 1200 acres and is home to one of Northern Ireland’s largest dairy herds.  It also includes significant acreages of arable crops and mixed woodland.

Group Visits and Tours of the house and gardens may be arranged but must be prebooked.  They may be personally conducted by Lord and Lady Dunleath and can be tailored to specific interests.  After the tour, refreshments may be provided in the Conservatory. Please note, the house is not open to the public on a daily basis and tours or group visits are available by prior appointment only. Please contact Elegant Ireland for more information.

From time to time small groups may stay as guests of the owners for a minimum of two nights.

Visitors can enjoy the magnificent reception rooms, including the Library, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Billiard & Smoking Rooms and the Conservatory.

Accommodation information:

12 bedrooms 10 bathrooms + 1 shower room

Ground Floor: Five reception rooms plus conservatory. One double bedroom with adjacent bathroom.

First Floor: Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. One double bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Two double bedrooms sharing one bathroom

Second Floor: Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Two twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. One house shower room.

Front bedrooms have views to the Irish Sea, whilst those at the rear overlook the gardens.


Belfast International Airport, 64 km (40 miles)
Belfast City Airport, 29 km (18 miles)
Belfast City Centre, 32 km (20 miles)
Newtownards, 16 km (10 miles)

Amenities in the area:
National Trust properties at Mount Stewart and Castle Ward are only a short drive away. Portaferry provides a ferry link to Downpatrick, with its Cathedral and burial site of St Patrick, and onwards to the Mourne Mountains and the incomparable golf links at Royal County Down Golf Club. Shooting, sea angling, archery, falconry and other activities can be arranged with advance notice.

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Price Guideline

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