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Charming And Modern 3 Bedroom Irish Cottage Near The Sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathroom Two Storey Irish Cottage

Located on the grounds of a grand Irish manor hotel, #3 Rathmullan House Cottages is a charming 3 bedroom cottage that sleeps 7. Master bedroom with ensuite is located on the ground floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms - a large one with 3 single beds and a smaller room with a double bed. All interiors are brand new with all new furniture and decorations. The cottage is located on the stunning large grounds of the hotel, entrance is through the grand gate and past the traditional gatekeeper's house. Lots of patio space and a large field for children to play in (complete with a great tree for climbing!). The village is just steps away.

Explore the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way from here - perfect base for this stunning coastline exploration!

More Details

Inge de Boer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Inge de Boer

Intrepid traveller with a degree in hotel management and lover of new experiences and of meeting new people from all around the world.

Inge de Boer purchased this cottage in 2013

Inge de Boer purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Inge de Boer chose Aghavannan Near

I holidayed here with my family for many years and when this cottage came up for sale, it was too good to pass up. A perfect place to regroup, relax and recharge.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is unique - on the grounds of a luxury hotel in a quaint Irish fishing village, steps away from a beach and the village shops. Sit at the kitchen table, drinking your coffee and watch the hedgehogs and bunnies go past in the field!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Very nice well-kept and clean house, the house is quite well equipped has most everything you could need. The location is very nice only 3 minutes’ walk to the beach, great for walks and jogging.

The Rathmullan village is very small but it has a few pubs and restaurants and one small grocery shop, all within walking distance.

Should I return to Rathmullan I would stay in this house again."
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aghavannan Near in Rathmullan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom attached to master bedroom with electric shower, large wash basin and toilet. Upstairs bathroom with electric shower, large wash basin and toilet. Note: no bath tubs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With Ensuite
    Bedroom #2 - 3 Single Bed , Large airy bedroom with skylight
    Bedroom #3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master bedroom downstairs with ensuite (European King size bed 160cm x 200cm). Large bedroom upstairs with 3 single beds. Smaller bedroom upstairs with 1 double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Charming And Modern 3 Bedroom Irish Cottage Near The Sea
average rating of 4.571429 based on 9 reviews

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

An excellent size for us, our two young daughters and a guest. House is well decorated and had everything we needed. An easy walk to the beach, the hotel and the playpark. Weather wasn't great, but that wasn't the accommodation's fault :). We managed to get a few bales of peat briquettes from the nearby shops for a cosy fire on our nights in. The Eurospar in nearby Ramelton is a good place to get groceries; Letterkenny isn't that far away either.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We took a last minute break to Inge’s cottage in Rathmullan. Confirmations of booking and payment all went very smoothly. On arrival we were met by Seamus and his wife who showed us around the cottage and the heating etc. The cottage was perfect, exceptionally, clean ,very tastefully decorated and well equipped. The surroundings are beautiful. The cottage is in the grounds of the hotel with a scattering of similar properties in a wooded surrounding. Only a couple of hundred yards away though a wooded path is the beach. What more could you ask for! We ate in Tapps pizza restaurant in the cellar of the hotel and our meal was lovely. To top it all we had an exceptional meal in An Bonnan Bui in the town. All in all a beautiful cottage in superb surroundings. Looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Spacious and bright in an excellent location

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and managed to visit nearby beach every day.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top class accommodation

  • 5 of 5

2nd stay in this house - love everything about it

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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What a gem

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic house set in most idyllic grounds few steps from gorgeous beach and fabulous tap room bar! House decor lovely and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Inge a pleasure to deal with and we definitely hope to have a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Great cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay in this lovely cottage. Well presented and maintained we felt at home as soon as we arrived. We found the location ideal. On the grounds of the Rathmullan house hotel( check out the pizzas) and just a couple of minutes walk has you on the long sandy beach. The village centre is also very close for visits to the cafes and bars.

Would highly recommend this cottage and the service from the owner was excellent.

Will definitely return for another holiday to Rathmullan and a stay in this cottage

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
The Cellar Bar, Rathmullan House Hotel
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Lough Swilly Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Otway Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
The Elm Tree, Rathmullan House Hotel
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Rathmullan Beach
Car: necessary

Rathmullan (Irish: Ráth Maoláin, meaning 'Maoláin's ringfort') is a small seaside village on the Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. It is situated on the western shore of Lough Swilly, 11 km north-east of Ramelton and 12 km east of Milford. Rathmullan was the scene of the Flight of the Earls in 1607.

There are also the ruins of a medieval Carmelite Friary in Rathmullan which was built by Eoghan Rua MacSweeney in 1516. The Friary was sacked by the English garrison from Sligo in 1595. In 1607, Rathmullan was also said to have seen the last of the Gaelic Order, most notably the Clan Ó Néill and the Clan Ó Domhnaill, during the Flight of the Earls to the Continent. This 'flight' took place from Portnamurray on the southern edge of the town. In 1617 the Friary was occupied by the Protestant Bishop of Raphoe, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Andrew Knox, who turned it into a stronghold during the colonisation of County Donegal during the Plantation of Ulster.

In the 18th century Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 Rising was held in Rathmullan after his capture in Buncrana, ]. In the 19th century there was a British battery situated near the pier to defend Lough Swilly from a possible French invasion during the Napoleonic Wars. This battery still stands and today serves as a heritage centre.

It is a stunning, laid back holiday town with many activities for any family or couple.

Also, it is just a short 20 minute drive from the famed Ballymastocker Bay, voted the second best beach in the world by readers of the Observer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Aghavannan Near, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018 (High)
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £43.91
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.74

Full payment to confirm booking.
Deposit into Bank of Ireland account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.