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The Best Place to Staycation in County Down – Clandeboye Lodge

If you’re looking for a place to staycation on the isle of Ireland this summer, look no further than the Clandeboye Lodge hotel situated on the edge of the historic Clandeboye Estate, near Bangor and at the heart of North Down. 

  1. Location – a great base to explore Northern Ireland

The Clandeboye Lodge hotel has the best of both worlds when it comes to location – only a few miles from Belfast city centre but fully immersed in the tranquillity of nature. It’s just over 2 hours to drive from Dublin.

Hotel exterior

Northern Ireland is world famous for its golf courses and County Down has its fair share including the magnificent Royal County Down and historic Royal Belfast. Many other charming courses abound with Blackwood Golf Centre just next door to the hotel and the highly respected Clandeboye Golf Club just a few minutes’ drive away. 

For nature lovers, it’s beside gentle cycle routes, tranquil wooded trails and refreshing seaside walks. Local walking trails include Mount Stewart, Scrabo Tower, Cairn Wood and Crawfordsburn Country Park to name a few.

Beautifully landscaped gardens

For those who want to connect with their senses, the hotel is just a few minutes’ drive from Helen’s Bay beach, popular for sunrise and sunset swimming, paddle boarding and yoga. Everything you need to relax and reconnect.

Of course, you are close to city life too with just a 15-minute drive to Belfast’s bars, restaurants and tourist attractions such as Titanic Belfast. Not to forget, the hotel is right next to the vibrant cultural life of Bangor and North Down. 

  1. Stylish interiors and decor – you won’t want to leave!

Built around the 19th century Ballysallagh schoolhouse, Clandeboye Lodge is the epitome of style and relaxation. The carefully selected, eclectic mix of textures, patterns and finishes make the hotel a sanctuary of stylish interiors.  

Hotel reception area interiors

Whether you choose to sip a cocktail in the hotel library area or in one of their stylish but cosy rooms, every space has been carefully thought through. 

Lounge Suite at Clandeboye Lodge

  1. Brasserie dining – the finest, locally sourced food & fine wines

For the taste of Northern Ireland, look no further than Clandeboye Lodge’s on-site Coq & Bull brasserie. The warmth of the welcome you will receive from the Coq & Bull team is matched only by the quality of its menu, produce, and beautifully presented dishes. They call it good, honest food.

Local, fresh and seasonal food at the Coq & Bull brasserie. 

The food is locally sourced using artisan produce from the farms around the lodge. Grass-fed dairy from the fields of County Down. Vegetables dug from the soil of the Ards Peninsula. Organic chicken and beef reared in Northern Ireland’s rain-washed pastures. Fish freshly caught in the Irish Sea. The Coq & Bull loves local!

Choose to dine indoors or al fresco on their new covered, heated outdoor terrace. 

Outdoor terrace at the Coq & Bull brasserie

4. Packages – a range of staycations to help you relax & reconnect

Clandeboye Lodge has created a range of staycation experiences for you to enjoy and to help you relax and reconnect. The hotel’s staycation packages bring you the full, unforgettable Clandeboye Lodge experience with a little bit of added luxury to make it just that little bit more perfect.

Tranquil indulgence package

A taste of freedom – 1 night B&B, dinner, glass of prosecco, from £180 / €211 for 2 guests.

Tranquil indulgence – 1 night B&B, dinner, VOYA organic spa pack, from £235 / €275 for 2 guests.

Time together – 1 night B&B, bottle of prosecco, dinner, luxury night cap, from £224 / €262 for 2 guests.

The perfect round (Par 3) – 1 night B&B, dinner, 1 round on 18 hole Par 3 course and 250 balls on driving range, from £205 / €240 for 2 guests.

A date with nature – 1 night B&B with a late afternoon Irish Coffee and luxury shortbread plus dinner and a bottle of wine in the evening from £220 / €257 for 2 guests.

5. Hospitality – an excellent reputation for extraordinary hospitality 

Clandeboye Lodge is Northern Irish hospitality at its finest, with friendly, attentive service from dawn to dusk.

Exceptional service at the Coq & Bull brasserie

The Clandeboye Lodge’s exceptional reputation for extraordinary hospitality has been recognised as they were awarded a Travellers’ Choice Award 2021 by Tripadvisor, earning a spot amongst the top 10% of hotels worldwide.

Book with confidence and stay safe

The Clandeboye Lodge was one of the first hotels to be awarded the UK’s Good to Go stamp in recognition of their COVID safety measures. For bookings made directly, the hotel offers free cancellations for up to 24 hours prior to arrival. 

So, what are you waiting for? Book a staycation at Clandeboye Lodge.