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The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Newtownards

4-star4 stars
100 Ballydrain RoadCastle Espie, NewtownardsNorthern Ireland BT23 6EAUnited Kingdom

4-star inn in Ballydrain with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Quite clean
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The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Newtownards

from $66
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open select days.

What’s around The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Newtownards


  • Nendrum Monastic Site - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Scrabo Tower - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Pirates Adventure Golf - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Scrabo Country Park - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Knock Golf Club - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Gilnahirk Golf Club - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Somme Heritage Centre - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Stormont Parliament Buildings - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km

Getting around

  • Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City) - 23 min drive
  • Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Belfast Central Station - 24 min drive
  • Bangor Station - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 17 reviews

The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Newtownards
Very Good8.0
B&B style as opposed to Hotel.
Entered the Restaurant as opposed to accommodation and quickly sorted and greeted by a lovely hostess. Shown our room which was large and well set out with a very spacious Bathroom. We were given a list of features to visit by hostess which was well researched and received, visiting the local Castle are which is now a WWC area. Really pleasant wandering and great coffee. Dining that evening we were well cared for by the las in charge of Restaurant and we were served a meal which would not be out of place in top City area. Next morning, slight down with shower over bath unable to be set at consistent temp, spiking occasionally. Breakfast was freshly cooked and excellent. Toured the district visiting Antique stores, there are a few in close proximity and marred only slightly by rain. Great bed again providing a sound night sleep, shower issue again, but fantastic breakfast. Hostess again offering suggestions we ventured back to Belfast, markets on Mothers Day and different accommodation.
William, us2 night trip
The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Newtownards
Amazing food, service. Comfy bed, lovely view. Gorgeous stay! Great value for money
David, ie1 night romance trip
The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Newtownards
A Delight
It was great and the Breakfast wasn’t wonderful. I would highly recommend this hotel
ralph, gb1 night romance trip
The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Newtownards
Great service
A Traveler, gb1 night romance trip
The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Newtownards
Nice and quiet
We had a very nice stay at the hotel, nice big clean rooms. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Only bad point was the fact the restaurant was closed on the day we were at the hotel, but it was ok.
David, ca1 night romance trip

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The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Newtownards

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