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Holiday rentals in Rathmullan

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Home in Rathmullan
Large House, Stunning Views & Private Beach Access
Lady Margaret's is a mile North of the lovely village of Rathmullan, with direct access from the house down on to the stunning Kinnegar beach via a private garden path. Sharing a gate and driveway with our house, this large spacious house is very versatile & has great views over Lough Swilly. It is extremely well set up for all guests, but especially for families with young children/babies or bigger groups. Perfectly located for people attending events at Rathmullan House or Drumhalla House.
15–22 JanIndividual Host,
£246 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews
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Home in Rathmelton, Ireland
Serene and cosy Victorian house in Ramelton
A little nugget of calmness nestled on the banks of the river Lennon, this newly refurbed 3 bedroom Victorian house is one of Ramelton’s hidden gems. Within walking distance of all local amenities it is perfect for those wishing to simply relax, enjoy and soak up all that this historical Georgian town has to offer. For those wishing to explore the many beauty spots Donegal hosts or perhaps enjoy a round of golf in one of our world class golf courses, Ramelton is a perfect base for any stay
12–19 JanIndividual Host,
£148 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 106 reviews
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Flat in Fahan
Elsonore House, Beautiful 1880’s beach front apt.
This stylish and loving restored apartment is the perfect spot for a romantic break, or a stop along the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s minutes walk from the highly acclaimed firebox grill and the award winning restaurant The Red Door. Amongst the many local attractions are Wild Ireland, Lisfannon Golf Club, the fun town of Buncranna, and Griannan of Aliach fort. It’s the perfect place to relax, recharge and gaze out at the beautiful view.
3–10 NovIndividual Host,
£85 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 120 reviews

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22–29 DecIndividual Host,
£116 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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30 Dec – 6 JanProfessional Host,
£94 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 117 reviews
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16–23 OctIndividual Host,
£281 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 130 reviews
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1–8 OctIndividual Host,
£80 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 162 reviews
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19–26 DecIndividual Host,
£377 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 131 reviews
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Shells Beach House
1–8 OctIndividual Host,
£144 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 17 reviews
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Boutique Holiday Home - Two Beaches 500m
30 May – 6 JunIndividual Host,
£192 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 10 reviews
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Shoe Trader's Terrace
14–21 SeptIndividual Host,
£98 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 20 reviews
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Beach House
18–25 JulIndividual Host,
£158 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 41 reviews
Home in Rathmullan
Spacious 4 bed Villa style house beside the beach
17–24 SeptIndividual Host,
£234 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 18 reviews
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Superb Sea view apartment, at Fahan Co. Donegal
15–22 OctIndividual Host,
£104 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 51 reviews
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Home in Rathmullan, Ireland
100 year old Farmhouse 3 mins to beach
5–12 JanIndividual Host,
£148 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 22 reviews

Your guide to Rathmullan

All About Rathmullan

The peaceful village of Rathmullan sits on the western banks of glacial fjord Lough Swilly in County Donegal in the north of Ireland. Rolling green vales and dramatic mountains form the backdrop to this village on the Fanad Peninsula, with Knockalla Mountain rising majestically to the north.

The tranquillity of Rathmullan today belies its significance in Irish history — this was the site of the pivotal Flight of the Earls at the beginning of the 17th century, when two prominent noblemen and established aristocratic families went into permanent exile. The event is commemorated with a statue on the shore. The town’s past can also be traced through the ruins of the Rathmullan Priory and Rathmullan Fort, standing guard on the shore.

In recent years, this small community has become a popular seaside resort, boasting three kilometres of sandy beach lined with trees. Sunbathers look out across Lough Swilly, the Lake of Shadows, to Buncrana and Inch Island, while windsurfing and mini-golf are also on offer. A pier stretches out into the water, where anglers try their luck for ray in the evenings and ferries transport cars and passengers across the water to Buncrana during the summer months.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Rathmullan

Rathmullan is around 15 minutes from the rugged North Atlantic Coast, so from the autumn to the spring, the village can experience strong winds and prolonged periods of heavy rain that blow in from the Atlantic Ocean. As the summer months approach, the days get longer and temperatures begin to rise, although there is always the chance of an Irish shower. July and August are when the village is at its busiest, but the vast expanse of beach means that you always have room to roam. There’s a popular three-day regatta in August that has been held for almost 200 years. Visitors flock to the village to see a host of different events on the water during this time, including the Parade of the Boats.

Top things to do in Rathmullan

Rathmullan Wood Nature Reserve

Around a 30-minute walk from the centre of Rathmullan village, a one-kilometre walking loop will give you a taster of what the 33 hectares of National Nature Reserve Rathmullan Wood have to offer. The site is home to a beech plantation and mixed native woodland, where you can spot ravens and sparrowhawks overhead and bilberries, hard ferns, and bluebells on the ground.

Rathmullan Priory

The ivy-clad ruins of Rathmullan Priory sit on the outskirts of the town overlooking the sea. Dating back to the beginning of the 16th century, the site has a chequered history, from its time as a priory used by Carmelite monks to its later incarnations as a barracks, a castle, and a private residence.

Ballymastocker Bay

Voted one of the best beaches in the world, Portsalon Beach on Ballymastocker Bay is around a 25-minute drive north of Rathmullan along the Wild Atlantic Way. This sheltered beach boasts a mile of white sand, with countryside behind it and views across the fjord of Lough Swilly to the Inishowen Peninsula. Lifeguards are on duty between June and September.

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