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The Ferry House

Ramelton, County Donegal (Ref. 1074125)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Marie

    “Loved the Ferry House!”

    It was a gorgeous property 3/4 minutes drive outside of Ramelton. It’s a great base for exploring that part of Donegal with Glenveagh National Park and great beaches in Port Salon and Rathmullan not too far by car. ...

    It was a gorgeous property 3/4 minutes drive outside of Ramelton. It’s a great base for exploring that part of Donegal with Glenveagh National Park and great beaches in Port Salon and Rathmullan not too far by car. The beds were super comfortable and it was brilliant being able to take our 2 dogs, who loved the enclosed rear garden and beach /Lough walk in front of the house. The House has good facilities but the bathrooms were a bit outdated and if you have older guests the step down to the upstairs bathrooms can be a bit tricky. Some additional bits in the kitchen, like egg cups and providing some milk and bread for arrival would be a great touch to add. Have already recommended to friends and family.

    - Marie, April 2022

The property

Ramelton 2.9 miles.

This characterful historic house sits on the water’s edge of Lough Swilly close to the heritage town of Ramelton, in County Donegal.

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.

There is a bright and airy sitting room, complete with two sumptuous sofas arranged in front of an open fireplace.

The farmhouse-style kitchen is appointed with plenty of worktop space, an electric oven and hob, as well as a Rayburn cooker, adding a cosy ambiance in the colder month; a scullery off the kitchen has the dishwasher, washing machine, sink and an extra fridge. The central hall works as the dining room, providing seating for 8, and has a woodburning stove.

There is also a rear entrance, where you can dry off your coats or wet paws, 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 two 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, with an outdoor table and chairs provided in the summer.

At the front of the house is a small area of lawn overlooking the lough and the private road leading 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 a short drive away, where you will find a couple of restaurants and pubs, as well as 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, and 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 indulging in a crisp drink or meal in the renowned Rathmullan House Hotel.

Nearby, there are plenty of walks of a good variety of lengths, including the two dominant hills, Mount Errigal and Muckish, whilst Glenveagh National Park also offers great walking and cycling opportunities 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.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath ,with shower head attachment , basin, bidet and WC; there is one step down into the bathroom, 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Second bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Hall dining room with woodburning stove
  • Large sitting room with open fire.
  • Central heating
  • Rayburn cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for three cars is under trees less than 50m from the house with short term parking available for loading and unloading right by your door
  • Partly enclosed garden with lawn, stone paved area and table and chairs in the summer
  • Two (well-behaved) dogs welcome, €35 charge per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking on the premises
  • Shop and pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar
  • Note: There is a seawall between the house and the shore which is hazardous to climb over, you can safely walk on to the shore just past the house by the old ferry
  • Note: There is one step down into the en-suite bathroom leading from the king-size bedroom

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €450.

About the location

RAMELTON, COUNTY DONEGAL

Letterkenny 8 miles.

The sleepy heritage town of Ramelton, County Donegal, sits at the start of the Fanad Peninsula, where the River Lennon joins Lough Swilly. Cut into a wooded valley, Ramelton dates back to the 17th century and the distinctive architecture of the warehouse buildings on the quays dominate the village. Ramelton has a colourful history as one of Donegal’s most important ports, with ships arriving from the Carribbean in the 1800s to export linen made in the village. Though quieter nowadays, an abundance of welcoming local shops and pubs still welcome visitors, and there are ample opportunities for fishermen and golfers in the region. The picturesque Fanad Head is just a short distance away, as are beaches at Rathmullan and Dunfanaghy.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas