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The Ferry House

Ramelton, County Donegal (Ref. 1074125)

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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
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • “Fantastic unspoiled and fascinating location.”

    Truly another world. Huge house, a bit remote but great neighbours. No distance really from great golf, a National Park and sensational coastline.

    Truly another world. Huge house, a bit remote but great neighbours. No distance really from great golf, a National Park and sensational coastline. Heavenly! Jules and Carole

    - Mr Gilmore, September 2021

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 great views, The Ferry House provides a sumptuous base to return to each evening, whether it be with family or friends.

Look forward to curling up in the bright and airy sitting room, complete with two plush sofas arranged in front of an open fireplace, so you warm your toes after a day of walking.

The farmhouse style kitchen is appointed with plenty of worktop space, a Rayburn cooker, electric oven and hob.

The adjacent dining room offers a lovely spot for mealtimes.

There is also a rear entrance where you can dry off your pooch and a basin to wash any 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 each with pleasant furnishings, there is then a further bathroom to serve three of the bedrooms.

To the exterior of The Ferry House is a lawned garden where you can relax at the patio furniture whilst soaking up the fresh coastal breeze, or set the table for some alfresco dining.

Take a short drive into the town of Ramelton, where you will find a couple of restaurants and pubs to enjoy an evening out, as well as local shops to pick up any essentials you may need for your stay.

There is a butchers, delicatessen, cafés, a post office, a weekly country market selling local goods and an art gallery.

Slightly further afar is the town of Letterkenny, with it's neo-gothic- cathedral designed by William Hague, a protege of Pugin, museums, art galleries, as well as ample shops, bars and eateries to spoil you for choice.

Take a drive into the small seaside village of Rathmullan to explore the wonderful sandy beach and pier.

Donegal has an abundance of spectacular scenery and the places to visit are varied.

There are plenty of breathtaking walks and hiking on offer in Donegal including Mount Errigal and Muckish.

Head to Glenveagh National Park for great walking and cycling routes, amongst mountains, a castle and lake views.

Beautiful beaches in Donegal abound with plenty of watersports on offer including 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.

For a spectacular group adventure to County Donegal, choose The Ferry House as your base.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath with shower head attachment , basin, bidet and WC, 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 with woodburning stove and open fire
  • 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
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Large garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Two (well-behaved) dogs welcome, 30€ charge per pet per holiday
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar

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

About the location


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