34. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
open all year, except midweek during December, December 24-27, January 6–February 6.
4 sitting rooms, library, TV room, playroom, cellar bar/pizza parlour, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (terrestrial), wedding facilities, 15-metre heated indoor swimming pool, 7-acre grounds (croquet).
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per person B&B €80–€145. D,B&B €115–€190. A la carte €50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Lawns run down to a sandy beach on the shores of Lough Swilly from this engaging country house, built for a bishop in 1760 and enlarged by serial extensions. It has been in the Wheeler family since 1962, and Mark and Mary are the second generation to run it. In lounges and library there are deep armchairs, paintings, antiques, ticking clocks, blazing turf fires. The Raja Room recalls colonial India. The older bedrooms are large, even huge, lovingly put together, idiosyncratic. Some have lough views; some interconnect. Those in the Regency wing, added in 2004, are more contemporary, with balcony or patio. In the Cook & Gardener restaurant, fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden, and locally landed fish, feature in such dishes as seafood chowder; hand-picked Burtonport crab linguine; roast breast of free-range Glin Valley chicken, champ, garden leaves and shallot purée. Guide readers love the ‘totally relaxed feeling’, the ‘charming staff’, the ‘incredible walled garden’, and the ‘delectable wood-fired pizzas’ and Italian ice cream in the subterranean Tap Room. A breakfast buffet of ‘delightful surprises’ is also appreciated. Golf courses abound. (L and PS)
Wild Atlantic Way Special Offer
Book 3 Nights Bed and Breakfast arriving midweek in September or October, and enjoy your Wild Atlantic Way adventure. With so much to see and do in Donegal, 1 night is often not enough! With this three-night offer a complimentary upgrade to a superior bedroom will be included. Also Included in your stay will be an entry to One of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, Fanad Lighthouse, a signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Come and explore the ‘coolest place to visit in the world’ according to National Geographic magazine and ask about the guided tour! 3 Nights B&B €225 per person sharing. Please quote Good Hotel Guide Wild Atlantic Way Offer.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
Fish off Rathmullan Pier, or take a boat trip.
The second oldest golf course in Ireland, with a 9-hole course.
Brave the freezing waters in a wet suit.
One of Irelands finest craft beer breweries just 2km from Rathmullan House.
Championship standard links golf just a short drive from Rathmullan House.
One of Europe's most beautiful lighthouses now open to visitors following major investment and refurbishment.