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Accommodation: Situated at Castle Espie, Old Schoolhouse Inn is situated on the shores of Strangford Lough which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and also Northern Ireland's first Marine Nature Reserve, one of three in the whole of the United Kingdom. Its other national, European and International designations include: Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area, Areas of Special Scientific Interest and Ramsar site.
Location:A large breeding ground for gray and common seals they are often seen hauled out on the rocks around the shores of the Lough.
Restaurant Award-winning 80 cover restaurant full of old world charm, serving French cuisine de Granmére style. Chef Avril bases her cooking on traditional methods but regularly experiments with new combinations of seasonal fresh produce. Full A la carte and fixed price menu available, excellent wine list and all major credit cards accepted. Dinner from 7.00 p.m. nightly; Lunch (Sunday only) 12.30 - 3.00 p.m. Restaurant is listed in "A Taste of Ulster" Guide.
How to get there:Taking the Newtonards Road out of Belfast, take the A22 road to Comber, turning right at the end of that road and following signs for Castle Espie. We are situated a half mile past Castle Espie at 100 Ballydrain Road.
A non-refundable deposit & booking fee are required to complete the booking.
Please note, if you have booked the Apartment, a further deposit of £100 sterling is debited by the hotel from your card within 2 days of completion of booking.
For all bookings made within 4 weeks of arrival date, full payment is required in advance - payment is debited by the hotel from your card within 2 days of completion of booking.