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Welcome to Manse on the Beach

Take time out to re-energise, re-focus and re-invent yourself at the Manse on the Beach, our adult only, boutique guest accommodation situated in the heart of Northern Ireland’s stunning Ards Peninsula.

Originally built in the 1850s, the Manse on the Beach overlooks a two mile stretch of sandy beach in the tranquil village of Cloughey – the absolutely perfect place to get away from it all, and just a short scenic drive from Belfast. 

Enjoy our designer rooms with stunning sea views, doorstep beach access, tranquil spa facility, a variety of custom designed communal areas and an extensive walled garden. We pride ourselves on our ability to create truly amazing experiences and on our attention to detail for all aspects of your stay.

Talk to us to find out more about our bespoke offerings for individuals and groups. Whether you want us to host your special event, to chill out, to enjoy a range of water sports, to explore the local attractions, or just to enjoy a top class meal in a range of local restaurants, you will create treasured memories with us that will last you a lifetime. 

We also offer unique retreat stays where you can engage in holistic yoga and wellness therapies. Check out our events page for more details.

Dine and stay option

There are several quality restaurants serving delicious local seafood nearby and worth a visit while at The Manse.

Fancy a night in? We provide a variety of dine in options. Contact us for more details. 

Haven Spa facilities

On site, we are pleased to be able to offer luxurious spa facilities, which include a sauna and jacuzzi bath. These are available to book on an hourly basis for a small additional charge.

Hire as a venue for large groups

Manse on The Beach is the perfect place for your special event, or to spend time with a group of friends or colleagues. We have seven spacious king/twin ensuite rooms which are superbly appointed. We offer a range of communal indoor and outdoor spaces to dine and relax in, including our delightful ‘outdoor room’ which allows you to enjoy our mature landscaped gardens at any time of year. Our Haven Spa facility is just what you need to unwind after a day of activity. It includes a wet area, luxurious sauna and large whirlpool bath. Massage and body treatments can also be arranged on request.

Activities

Cycling
We have mountain bikes and e-bikes to hire for trips along the quiet coastal roads around the tip of the peninsula. We are privileged to have mountain bike trails in Castle Ward, across the Lough.

Kayaking
Hire our double sit on top kayaks for Cloughey Bay or along the coast from Portavogie or Kearney. Bouyancy aids and back supports are supplied. Please bring your own wet suits.

Tennis
The village has a vibrant tennis club. The three hard courts were opened in 2018 and can be hired from the local clubhouse. Racquets are available at the Manse.

Pet friendly

For most events, and at a small extra charge, we can also accommodate your special member of the family. We love pets and know they will add to your experience. We have a large walled garden and an inviting beach across the road for you and your pet to enjoy.

We offer:

  • Deluxe beds
  • Welcome pack of treats
  • Bowls for water and dinner if required


Why not book our local mobile dog groomer who will pamper your pet as you enjoy some ‘me time’?

The Manse is a special place so we ask that you check with us before you make your booking to ensure that we can accommodate your needs. We only welcome dogs who are people friendly and other dog friendly. Our pet guests must be kept under control and on a lead when on site to allow all our visitors to enjoy the peace and tranquility we try so hard to create. Your pet must be accompanied at all times when on site and must not be left alone in your guest room at any time. We have a separate dog-friendly breakfast room for guests with pets, so you can relax and enjoy our wonderful breakfast together!

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WINNER OF CHANNEL 4's 'FOUR IN A BED'

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We are delighted to be able to share that we took first place in Channel 4’s ‘Four in a Bed’ competition which first aired on Saturday 7 May.

With a very high standard of competition, we were a little nervous about the result. The episodes were filmed in September 2021 and if you missed them, they will be shown again later in the year.

With thanks to our worthy opponents, to Channel 4 and Studio Lambert North, and of course to you, our guests, who make it all possible.

Brian and the Manse team.

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