Rathmullan House

Built as a summer retreat in 1820, this country house on the wooded shores of Lough Swilly has come up in the world since its 1940s hostel days of shared dormitories, sing-songs and potted-meat sandwiches. More

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Rathmullan House
Rathmullan
Co. Donegal
Ireland
00 353 74 915 8188
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

34. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

Feb–Dec, 27 Dec–3 Jan.

Facilities

4 sitting rooms, library, TV room, cellar bar/pizza parlour, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 15-metre indoor swimming pool, 7-acre grounds (tennis, croquet).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B €95–€175. A la carte €50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

Built as a summer retreat in 1820, this country house on the wooded shores of Lough Swilly has come up in the world since its 1940s hostel days of shared dormitories, sing-songs and potted-meat sandwiches. Today, Mark and Mary Wheeler run the fine hotel, the second generation of Wheelers to do so since 1962. There is plenty of space to sit in the series of lough-facing lounges (original ceiling mouldings, comfortable seating); pick a book from the library to read by the blazing turf fires. Individually decorated bedrooms are liberally furnished with antiques – the best, overlooking the lough or the gardens, have a balcony or patio. Travelling with little ones? Two-bedroom interconnecting suites, with a shared family bathroom, have enough space for six. Informal pizza dinners, washed down with Irish craft beers, are taken in the cellar Tap Room. ‘Local produce is much in evidence’ in the restaurant; try pan-seared Mulroy Bay scallops, garden artichoke, black pudding croquettes; roasted Greencastle-landed black sole, cured cucumber, confit potato. Afterwards, walk it all off with a woodland stroll that brings you to the sandy beach.

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Rathmullan House
Rathmullan
Co. Donegal

Guest comments

'We loved the relaxing feel. Georgian family house, antique-filled but not stuffy. Largo room with views down the lough. Breakfast a delightful buffet. Informal dinner in the lovely Cook and Gardener restaurant. Charming staff and walks on the spectacular beach. ' - Lesley and Peter Sevitt - October, 2016

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