About this listing
Soldier's Cottage sits in a beautiful location within the mature grounds of Fort Royal Country House. This cosy 2-bedroomed cottage offers family comfort, and magic outside- 8 acres to roam, a tennis court, and direct access to 2km of sandy beach.
Fort Royal lies in an idyllic location on the shores of Lough Swilly in North Donegal, in the picturesque harbour village of Rathmullan.
Soldier's Cottage sits in a beautiful location within the mature grounds of Fort Royal Country House, formerly one of the county's most well-known hotels. This cosy and characterful 2-bedroomed cottage offers a living room with cable TV and DVD player, and fully equipped kitchen/dining room. Upstairs are a double and a twin bedroom, and bathroom with bath/shower.
The real magic though lies in the beautiful grounds outside- you will step out of the door into 8 acres of wonderfully mature parkland and gardens, including rolling lawns, a sheltered, peaceful kitchen garden, and a well-stocked arboretum. You will have direct, private access onto one of the best beaches in County Donegal, with 2 km of unbroken sand sloping gently down into Lough Swilly. Your private tennis court (shared between the four residences on site) has among the best views of any court in Ireland!
The shops, restaurants, pubs and amenities of the village are a few minutes' stroll along the beach or road, and the local area is an ideal holiday destination for walkers, cyclists, golfers and watersport fans alike- everything you need is on your doorstep. Alternatively, there can be no better place than Rathmullan to simply change down a few gears, kick back and relax...
All of the above!
The cottage was basic but more than adequate for our needs. Alison made us feel very welcome. The beach is only a short walk away and Rathmullan itself is a charming village.
We had a thoroughly good time at Fort Royal. cottage basic but absolutely suited our needs with two young kids. Great access to a lovely, sandy beach where we went jogging almost every day and enjoyed horse riding, building sand castles, etc, despite very rainy days. Loved the grounds of Fort Royal which felt very safe for our 3 year old to run around in. An Stad, the Beachcomber and Belle's Kitchen were excellent places to eat. Enjoyed the Rathmullan walking tours with Deirdra Friel which leave from the harbour twice a week.
We hope to come back. Alison very friendly and we look forward to seeing her project progress!
This is an enchanting place to stay. Its beautiful gardens, tennis court and direct access to the golden strand make it an ideal place for a break with children. The cottage was basic but really warm, clean, comfortable and with plenty of hot water. We hope to return soon, bringing more of our friends and family with us.
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About the Host, Alison
As a busy working mum, I know the value of making the most of family time and trips away, and want to make your stay in our place in Donegal as relaxing and memorable as possible!