|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||3000 square feet|
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|Theme||Adventure, Golf, Romantic, Beach, Mountain, Village|
Description from the owner
The 4 star Downshire Manor Apartment comprises half of the former Downshire Hotel and, as such, is bursting with original period features. The house has been lovingly restored in a classic yet homely style and the roof terrace showcases a stunning sea view. It has the potential to sleep eight people comfortably and provides ample space for all guests and their needs.
This fine Georgian building is also in a prime location, cosily nestled between the Mourne Mountains and the golden beaches of Dundrum Bay. The village of Dundrum itself boasts a coffee shop, two award winning restaurants, several pubs and plenty of local shops to stock up...Read more
Downshire Manor Apartment
Dundrum, County Down, Northern Ireland
Additional Location Information
Location Type Beach, Mountain, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$257 - $302||$272 - $302||$1,359||$0||1 night|
|Feb. 8 2013 - Mar. 31 2013||$257||$272||$1,359||-||1 night|
|All Other Dates||$302||$302||-||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $151 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
A deposit of £100 confirms your booking with the balance due 6 weeks before your arrival together with a £100 returnable security deposit. Deposits and balances can be made by cheque or cash on arrival. For bookings made within 6 weeks of commencement the total amount of rental including security deposit will be due at the time of booking. Provisional bookings can be made by telephone or email .
Non-refundable deposit of £100.00, made payable to Karen Markey is required to reserve the accommodation with balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival, together with £100 security deposit. For bookings made less than 6 weeks before arrival the total amount is payable on booking.
A security deposit is required, made payable to Karen Markey to cover the cost of small breakages & cleaning above and beyond what is reasonable and/or expected or the loss of house keys. This will be banked but is refundable within 7 days of the end of the letting period. You will be responsible for any damage done to the property and its contents by yourselves or your guests. Please advise us immediately of breakage or damage during the letting period so that we can remedy them.
When you book a holiday home you are entering into a legally binding contract. If you are forced to cancel, for whatever reason, under the law you will be liable. Any cancellation should be made in writing. An attempt will be made to re-let the property and if this is successful either in total or part, then a refund or part refund will be made. If re-letting is unsuccessful, then all monies paid will be forfeit.
Terms & conditions
Saturday to Saturday - weekly lettings, short breaks by prior arrangement. Tenants may collect the keys after 3.00pm on the day of arrival. The property must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. The hirer is liable for the cost of any breakage's, losses or damage to the property. For short breaks the same arrival/departure times apply. The contract of hire is between the hirer and Downshire Manor Apartment. Provisional bookings will be held for 5 days pending receipt of £100 deposit, which will be banked. If this is not received we reserve the right to re-offer the property. A contract is deemed to be made when a confirmation of booking is issued. We reserve the right to terminate the hire without notice and without refund if the number of occupiers is exceeded and (at our discretion) to make additional charge. All furniture, furnishings & equipment to be kept on site. For ease of housekeeping please leave the house in the same condition as when you arrived, clean, all rubbish removed and the furniture in its original place. We would like to advise you that this is a non-smoking property. Due to the age of the house the staircase is quite steep and may not be suitable for infirm, very young children will need to be supervised, regretfully it is not suitable for pets. The tenancy created by this agreement is a holiday let within paragraph 9 or part 1 to schedule of the Housing Act 1988.
CONTACT OWNER PATRICK MARKEY 07711609712
EMAIL: (email: hidden)
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What Past Guests Are Saying
New York City, New York
Comfortable and Convenient
Patrick and Karen were very welcoming on our arrival, despite our showing up exhausted and several hours late due to a delayed flight. The apartment was very comfortable. The kitchen was well equiped and we made frequent use of the espresso machine. The location is great. Two fine retaurants as well as a first rate pub (the Tonn Ruray) are just steps away. There are plenty of scenic walking trails here. As for golf, this is truly heaven. And coming from the States, it was nice to be in a small town with the locals instead of on a resort with other tourists.
Belfast, United Kingdom
This apartment was amazing ! Stayed with some friends for a good old catch up, nice meal, and few drinks. Couldn't ask for better - the bedrooms (all the rooms in fact) were beautifully decorated, and my bed was sooo comfy !
Has everything we needed - and more !
Had lovely meal in restaurant across the street then spent a fun night in a music bar in Newcastle.
Sun was shining next day so we walked along the beautiful beach to Newcastle.
All in all a great visit - would highly recemmond it !
Very comfortable stay in a great location
Excellent service from Karen and Pat and a very comfortable and well furnished apartment.
Location also excellent for Coastal and mountain walks. Very friendly bars and reasonably priced restaurants close by.
The only additional facility to improve our overall experience would have been a second shower
Fabulous apartment in great location
Excellent communication all the way made booking very easy and a very warm welcome on arrival, including a cream tea with home made scones. Plenty of room for our party of 7 (single room was small) with very comfortable beds and loads of fluffy towels. A very well equipped kitchen including the most amazing coffee machine. Lots of attention to detail and a lovely location, the whole Downshire Manor experience was a pleasure from beginning to end.
Response from Patrick Markey - 06/08/2011
Glad you had a great trip and enjoyed staying at the Downshire Manor,
we look forward to seeing you when the British Barebow Championshps
are in town again
Regards Pat and Karen
excellent property wedsite not as good as the place pat and kare
booked with pat
no problems very helpful
house is so beautfull everything you need is there also karen's homemade scones and cream when you arrive also traybakes
coffee machine great
beds are excellent thought i was in 5** hotel
grandchildren catered for every DVD you could think of
Cleanliness was ***
wedsite is good but much better whern you walk through door
open fires and all set ready ro go also beautfull towels in all bedrooms
everything you need karen has thought of
also dundrum is so beautdful beachs and castle lovely
of main street but very quiet
booked for next year but longer next time
couldnt thank you enough for making a great family break
Wonderful accomodation in a Fabulous Location
I had the most amazing weekend at the Downshire Manor apartments in March with some girlfriends. The apartments have been lovingly decorated in a style which is in keeping with this gorgeous old home. Location is superb in the heart of Dundrum within walking distance to the beach where we were able to walk 6 miles into nearby Newcastle which is a busy small town with some great coffee shops, shopping and Restaurants. Back in Dundrum we had a fabulous dinner at the Dundrum Inn then listened to some great music at the Tonn Ruray Pub just down the street. Karen and Patrick are very professional Landlords who went out of their way to accomdate us from the minute we made inquires into our reservation. Although I was there with some girlfriends I would higly recommend Downshire Manor apartments to families with children and anyone just looking for a great vacation in Northern Ireland. I look forward to returning again.
New Years Holiday
The owners were extremely obliging and helpful, and made the six of us feel perfectly welcome. The apartment is more like a house (we had the top two floors of this beautiful period guest house to ourselves) and downstairs is a great little cafe, not to mention the fabulous restaurant next door and the pubs across the street. A great getaway, conveniently located for sight-seeing and excellent value for money.
Response from Patrick Markey - 01/04/2011
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again sometime.
Karen and Pat
Wow! What a great place
This is a magnificent house located in the lovely village of Dundrum. This house has been lovingly furnished and each room is finished to a high standard. From the fires set in the two sitting rooms with big comfy couches to the big kitchen table with allegro the coffee machine for beautiful coffee on tap. All of us loved the huge comfy beds ideal for the spacious bedrooms. We had a great night in the Mourne Seafood Restaurant which was right next door. With the tea rooms down stairs no cooking was required at all. The purpose of our trip was to go hiking in the Mournes and it was ideally situated for this purpose. Looking foward to going back here in the winter.
Response from Patrick Markey - 08/20/2010
Caroline Thank you for taking the time to write a review and delighted you enjoyed your stay at Downshire Manor Apartment.
Look forward to seeing you again. Karen and Patrick
Girls' bookclub weekend trip
Holywood, Co Down, Northern Ireland
A delightfully unexpected jewel of a find
Going on the recommendation of a girlfriend who had stayed here before, and who raved continuously about this beautiful period townhouse, we booked in for the weekend with high expectations. There was no need for any worry - we were met by the friendliest of owners who showed us around our magnificent accommodation and there was nothing too small for them to sort out for us if anything arose during our stay. Occupying the first and second floor of a corner site, the sea views are delightful (must check out the loo with a view), the furnishings have been tastefully selected (my brand new bed was outstanding) and the rooms are so cosy with a real fire glowing in the evening. To top it all, the adjacent seafood restaurants are first class and of course Dundrum itself is as pretty as a picture nestling at the foot of the spectacular Mourne mountain range. Overall, a delightfully unexpected jewel of a find.
Back to Nature
My family and I really enjoyed going to Dundrum, the house is spacious and
comfortable. The scenery is beautiful and the Sunday market is just 2 minutes
walk. The fish restaurant next door is a Must. Newcastle is a 10 minute drive
with lots of things for the kids to do. Long walks on the beach and good food.
Excellent will definately be back.
To The Manor Drawn.......
After unsuccesfully searching for accommodation for 8 people in Newcastle - i tried nearby Dundrum. I was soon drawn to the spectacular Downshire Manor. It was first class! From the moment we arrived - Mrs Markey made us cappucinos from a coffee maker that would have made Mr Starbucks jealous - we could see we were in for a very comfortable stay. Very well equiped - a welcome pack not only containing the basics, but also coal/wood for the numerous open fires (and outdoor chimenea) plus wine and Gordons gin in the fridge!! The pubs are within a minutes walk - one has a bookies right next door, ideal for losing a fortune on the Grand National as all but one of us did - a great chippy over the road and a tea shop downstairs (lovely breakfasts).
We have already booked again for next year - say no more!
What a spot!
We have always enjoyed staying at this property as it is very homely and convenient to everything. It's always great when you are lucky enough to catch the owners in town as they is very hospitable!