Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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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.

The space

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...

Guest access

All of the above!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $65
Weekly Discount: 19%
Weekend Price: $98 / night
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2 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Nancy User Profile
June 2017
This is a beautiful part of the world and an amazing place to stay. The beach at the end of the garden was fabulous.

Luke User Profile
May 2017
The cottage is large and spacious. Excellent location. The host was easily contactable. The only downside was the bathroom wasn't as clean as we would have liked, but on the whole our experience was excellent.
Alison User Profile
Response from Alison:
Thank you Luke for this feedback. You were the first guest after building work and subsequently a massive clean. As the bathroom is the last room to access the cleaners had maybe lost the will to live. Will ensure this is addressed immediately.
May 2017

Laura User Profile
August 2016
Cottage was great! Really close to the wedding we attended at drumhalla house and right on the beach. Seamless check in and departure, couldn't have really asked for more

Rachel User Profile
June 2016
Alison is super responsive and the cottage is super close to Rathmullan House, which was great because we were attending a wedding there. Our biggest complaint was the overall cleanliness of the cottage. It seemed as if we were the first tenants in the cottage for the season and that a thorough cleaning had not been done prior to our stay. We were also quite disappointed that the "path" to the beach was extremely overgrown. We did not event attempt to try and walk to Rathmullan House via the beach as we were in our wedding attire.
Alison User Profile
Response from Alison:
Thanks for your comments Rachel. I will address cleaning and path immediately. All feedback is good
June 2016

Edward User Profile
January 2016
We absolutely loved the Soldier's Cottage at Fort Royal. Just want we wanted for a few days after the New Year. Stunning scenery, loads of space, and a short walk into Rathmullen. The cottage is well equipped and beautifully cosy, once we got the open fire going! Alison was great at communicating before and after our stay, and getting into the cottage was really easy. A great rustic getaway and we'll definitely be back!

Phil User Profile
September 2015
Ideally located on the coast just North of Rathmullan, this was the perfect place for us to stay for a wedding we recently attended. The cottage is a lovely, cosy place, with fairly basic amenities but everything required for our short break. The grounds of the houses backs onto the beach, allowing you to make a scenic walk into the village, or up the coast to Drumhalla house where our wedding reception took place. Special thanks to our host for agreeing to meet us rather late in the evening, after our flight was delayed.
Alison User Profile
Response from Alison:
Phil many thanks for letting me know about those issues. The absence of cleaning materials was a total oversight on behalf of my cleaner and there is no wifi. I don't know how that happened. It is not listed for any other property. This is now amended. Apologies that this mislead you. These comments are very helpfi
September 2015

Shenda User Profile
July 2015
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.

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Alison User Profile

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!

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