One Shore Street

Donaghadee, Co. Down
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)797 9807970
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£160 - £205
per night

Stay just minutes from the sea in colourful Donaghadee for wild swims, island visits, bird watching and coastal walks


7 beds


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

£160 - £205 per night

The Experience

You’re only 21 miles from Scotland in this harbour town with a lighthouse and you stay in a beautifully restored Georgian building. All the best architectural bits are retained but now there’s a swish Soho-house feel: muted colours, the softest blankets, espresso machines, a fridge for bubbly and a lovely fire in the breakfast room. 

Arrive to a homemade treat. Karen is a gracious host and gives you breakfasts of homemade bircher muesli, avocado on sourdough or classic bacon and eggs. She’ll also help you plan your days. Venture out to good shops and much history – you may spot the local ‘chunky dunkers’ wild swimming group taking a swim opposite.

Join the coast path on foot or by bike, take a boat trip to the Copeland Islands for bird watching and jazz picnics in summer. There are great places to eat a stroll away – try The Harbour & Co, The Lighthouse Bar & Grill or Bull and Claw. You can also visit one of Ireland’s oldest pubs, Grace Neill’s, dating back to 1611. 

One Shore Street - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The very stylish and modern interiors
  • Being so close to the sea
  • The honesty fridge with wine and bubbles
One Shore Street - Gallery

You should know

  • The owners live off-site
  • It's aimed at adults, not designed for children
  • You’re on the main road through town


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £160
1 Twin
1 Twin
3 Doubles
From £160


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Other details
Children over 10 welcome. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 2-minute walk.


This slick operation is on the seafront of bustling, indie-shop filled Donaghadee. Walk or wild-swim from the doorstep. It's got muted and modern rooms with traditional touches, with echoes of the original chemist building if you know where to look. There's lots on locally from gin tastings to cycles and walks on the Mourne Coastal Route. This is the perfect place to pit-stop in style on the coast.

Kerry, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Wake to shore sounds in Donaghadee, a colourful seaside town just 30 minutes from Belfast. It’s stocked with independent shops (as well as seals, herons and otters). Birders can ferry out to Copeland Bird Observatory or use the binoculars to study Scotland’s coast. Visit the lighthouse, pier and Scrabo’s 19th-century tower or cycle the coastal path from Belfast to Donaghadee with lunch at the Dirty Duck. Wild swims and boat trips are popular.

Local points of interest from Karen Bolleboom

  • Welcome to the Jungle…..After breakfast, pay a visit to Wild thing on High Street. A stylish botanical & lifestyle store and posy making workshop. Enjoy a coffee amongst the plants.
  • The brand new Copeland Distillery is a short stroll away and opens its doors in Summer 2019. Book a tour and a Gin tasting. A very enjoyable way to pass an afternoon.
  • Let the wind blow you into one of our warm and friendly pubs. Duck into Pier 36 for a pint or two with the locals. Roaring fires in winter, beer gardens in summer. Craic all year round!
  • You’ve GoT to visit the shores of Strangford Lough (Audley’s Castle and Castle Ward, home to House Stark). A must for nature lovers, the Lough is teeming with wildlife and is one of the best bird watching locations in the country. Bring your camera!
  • Hike up to Scrabo tower. Built in 1857 it is one of Ireland’s best known landmarks with spectacular views over Strangford.
  • Stocking the best of everything Irish & Independent Indie Fude in Comber is the perfect spot to pick up a treat to take home.


Karen Bolleboom

Welcoming Karen and her New Zealander partner John swapped their London careers for a life in Donaghadee. They’ve injected much style into this derelict seafront property, employing only local craftspeople. They live nearby and Karen brims with ideas for things to do locally and further afield. Originally from nearby Bangor, Karen has been away from Ireland for 23 years. The couple were thrilled to save this landmark building from becoming luxury flats and have refurbished it ready for a new generation of visitors to enjoy.