Hotel The Old Schoolhouse Inn

100 Ballydrain Road, Castle EspieNewtownardsBT23 6EAUnited Kingdom

About Hotel The Old Schoolhouse Inn

Hotel The Old Schoolhouse Inn is a hotel and restaurant located 20 minutes outside Belfast in the County Down countryside.

All 10 guest rooms are decorated in a modern style and come with private bathroom as well as flat-screen TV with Freeview and free Wi-Fi.

Hotel The Old Schoolhouse Inn offers free self-parking onsite. Wedding space is available.

The Will Brown Schoolhouse Restaurant features a comfortable, modern atmosphere. They utilise fresh produce and ingredients from their kitchen garden whenever possible. The restaurant has earned many accolades including 2 AA Rosettes. Classic dishes include Beef Bourguignon, fish and chips, and sirloin. The restaurant also offers a Sunday lunch, an extensive wine menu, a kids menu, and vegetarian menu.

Nearby attractions include Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Strangford Lough, and Mahee Island Golf Club. Pirates Adventure Golf is six miles away.


100 Ballydrain Road, Castle Espie, Newtownards, BT23 6EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2897541182 | Fax: +44 2897542583 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Pleasant Accommodations

Rooms are stylish and modern. Recently refurbished, they come with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Rooms are spacious, clean, and tidy, and include free toiletries, hairdryers, ironing facilities, and coffee/tea making facilities.

Excellent Dining Options

Guests love the evening meal which is well presented and courteous of the onsite head chef who prepares delicious dishes at what most guests say are reasonable prices. Cuisine is first class and portions are large.You'll also want to feat on the home-cooked Ulster breakfast in the morning which is served in a cosy breakfast room.

Fantastic Guest Relations

The staff at this hotel is warm and friendly. Guests say the staff spoils you and makes you feel like the most important guest. This is all done with professionalism and genuine warmth.

Negative Reviews

Rating Overview

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8.9 out of 10 based on 157 reviews