This characterful, historic, stone built house sits on the water’s edge of Lough Swilly close to the heritage town of Ramelton, (2.9 miles away) in Co Donegal.
It is a most spacious property of 2690 sq ft.
With sea views from all the front windows, The Ferry House is well located for exploring the county, and provides a comfortable base to return to each evening, whether it be with family or friends.
It has a bright and airy sitting room, complete with two comfortable sofas arranged in front of an open fireplace.
The farmhouse style kitchen is appointed with plenty of worktop space, electric oven, hob and a Rayburn cooker which makes it cosy in the colder months.
A scullery, off the kitchen, has the dishwasher, clothes washer, the sink and an extra fridge.
The central hall works as the dining room with seating for 8 and has a wood burning stove.
A games room, at the southern end of the house, has a table tennis table with bats and balls provided.
There is also a rear entrance, where you can dry off your coats or dogs and a Belfast sink to wash muddy attire.
Upstairs there are four well-presented bedrooms; a spacious king-size with en-suite bathroom, a second double room and 2 twin rooms.
There is a second bathroom to serve these three bedrooms.
To the exterior of The Ferry House there is an area of paving stones by the back door and a lawn.
We provide an outdoor table and chairs in the summer.
At the front of the house is a small area of lawn overlooking the lough and the private road to the Boathouse and cottage which are to the south of the Ferry House.
Infrequently, a few cars will pass the house to access these neighbouring houses.
There is a seawall between the house and the shore which it is hazardous to climb over.
You can safely walk on to the shore just past the house by the old ferry.
A few local people walk along the shore with their dogs.
Ramelton, is less than a ten minute drive, and where you will find a couple of restaurants and pubs.
There is a butcher, delicatessen, café, and post office, and on specific days each week, there is a vegetable stall, fish stand and indoor country market.
There is an art gallery selling fine art and pottery.
Slightly further afield is the town of Letterkenny, with it's neo-gothic-cathedral designed by William Hague, a protege of Pugin, there is a museum and art gallery, as well as ample shops, bars and eateries.
Just outside Letterkenny the attractive Castle Grove Hotel provides good food.
Take a drive into the small seaside village of Rathmullan to explore the sandy beach and pier before a drink or meal in the renowned Rathmullan House Hotel.
There are plenty of walks of a good variety of lengths including the 2 dominant hills, Mount Errigal and Muckish.Glenveagh National Park also offers great walking and cycling in a mountain setting with a castle and world class garden.
Beautiful beaches abound in Donegal and watersports on offer include surfing and kayaking.
There are also some of the finest links golf to be found anywhere, including Rosapenna and Ballyliffin.
For bird lovers, Lough Swilly is an important wintering ground for waders and geese, and you can see these and other migratory birds near The Ferry House.
Donegal offers above all wilderness, beaches, wildlife, and golf, and all are easily reached from the Ferry House – your spectacular base on the shores of Lough Swilly.