Rathmullan House

Rathmullan, Co. Donegal

Second-generation owners Mark and Mary Wheeler continue a 60-year tradition of welcoming guests to their Georgian-cum-Victorian house in landscaped grounds and gardens, with a sandy beach on Lough Swilly. More

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Second-generation owners Mark and Mary Wheeler continue a 60-year tradition of welcoming guests to their Georgian-cum-Victorian house in landscaped grounds and gardens, with a sandy beach on Lough Swilly. Stay at New Year and you can join the villagers for their annual dip – at other times, snuggle in by a turf fire in Batt’s bar or one of the lounges, or take a stroll to discover champion trees, a tranquillity garden with plashing fountain, and a Victorian walled vegetable garden. Bedrooms are highly individual with carefully chosen antiques, perhaps a wall of vintage plates. Rooms in a contemporary wing have French doors to a balcony or patio. Most sought-after are bay-window rooms in the main house with views across the lough to the hills of Inishowen. You can dine in the Cook & Gardener restaurant under a blue tented ceiling, on dishes such as locally landed fish and Donegal farmed meats, with home-grown vegetables and foraged wild garlic – maybe roast black sole, wild mushroom linguine, or roast rump of Lisdergan lamb. Alfresco Pavilion also offers stone-baked pizza. Sailing, horse riding and golf are all available nearby.

Hotel details

Address

Rathmullan
Co. Donegal
F92Y A0F
Ireland

Telephone

00 353 74 915 818

Bedrooms

32. Some on ground floor.

Open

open all year except 24–27 Dec, 6 Jan–6 Feb.

Facilities

bar, 2 lounges, library, TV room, playroom, cellar bar/pizza parlour, restaurant, in-room TV, wedding facilities, 15-metre heated indoor swimming pool, 7-acre grounds, EV charging, lounges wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, 6 interconnecting family rooms, cots available.

Dogs

some pet-friendly bedrooms (€20 per night), not allowed in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from €160, singles from €90. Set-price menu €42–€50 (2/3 courses). 1-night bookings refused Sat and bank holidays.

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Last updated: October 15, 2021