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The River House

(Ref. 1121620)

Ramelton, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "The River House was beautiful inside and right across from the river."

    We felt as though we were staying in a castle! The house is well-maintained with antiques and many personal touches. If going to the lovely town of Ramelton, stay here!

    We are really delighted you enjoyed the town and the house. Thankyou for your kind words and for coming to stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Feb 2024

  • "We are seasoned travellers around Ireland and beyond and prefer to self cater, stay in a comfortable place and relax and explore… the River House by far is one of our most brilliant experiences!"

    ! We are impressed by the decor , quality of furnishings, utensils, artwork, furniture, the beds! shower, jacuzzi, outdoor patio area, extensive garden and a glorious open fire .. which was lit religiously every day!! The location allowed us to venture up the Fanad peninsula and over to Rosguil at our leisure and we took in many hikes and extensive beach walks at Ballyhiernan, Ballymackstocker and Rathmullan. The convenience of the Blue Goat Deli (truly excellent coffee from a truly eccentric owner!!), the Lennonside Butchers and the Bridge Bar Restaurant as well as the famous Ranch Food truck is fabulous!! We purchased loads of fresh mussels and scallops and vegetables at the weekly Thursday market directly outside our front door! Our hosts were remarkably responsive, respectful of privacy and allowed an additional night as well as a late checkout. This is a space to savour, you will find comfort, a beautiful ambience and an attention to detail which is extremely rare to find…. I am so glad to have discovered this rarity…. We will be back!!!

    Thankyou Joe, It has been an absolute pleasure hosting you. We look forward to your return. Kind regards Karena Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Sep 2023

  • "There seemed to be a water leak in the downstairs bathroom."

    Not bad but annoying. The downstairs bedroom wasn't 100% clean, bed linen was marked. The rest of the house was lovely.

    Hello Gayle Yhankyou for your visit and valuable feedback. I have sent someone out to check the downstaris bathroom. Im very sorry about the problem with bedlinen. If you come again, please report any problem such as the marked sheets immediately to our agents, and we will resolve the issue. Kind regards Karena Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gayle4.4Jul 2023

  • "Top class accommodation."

    Extremely comfortable. Highly recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Ramelton. Only found SkyTV difficult to operate. Perhaps not being used to this system.

    Reviewed by Isabella5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful property, very spacious & clean… The beds were very comfortable and it had everything that you could possibly need."

    We would highly recommend it and would definitely stay again.

    Thankyou Ann, We look forward to seeing you again. Karena Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with Sky TV, 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Second-floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with balcony
  • Utility
  • First-floor dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, safe
  • TV with Sky, TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Ample roadside parking
  • Rear patio with furniture; balcony with furniture, and barbecue; multi-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and the coast 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior and across the gardens
  • Note: There are two put up beds for extra flexibility

The property

Resting rurally in Ramelton, County Donegal is The River House, a wonderful three-storey property, welcoming six guests and one furry companion.

Enjoying a prime position near a host of amenities and upon the riverside, whilst offering guests flexible sleeping and living arrangements, a stunning multi-level garden, and a characterful interior, the property delivers the perfect base for a family escape.

Park up on the roadside before entering into The River House and ascending up to the first floor; here you will find the light-flooded open-plan living space, offering a well-equipped kitchen, a relaxed dining area, and a homely sitting area with a balcony onto the elevated patio.

Next door you will find the charming dining room, set up for formal meals with the woodburning stove alight, before descending to the ground floor, where you can relax in the sitting room with one of the many books on offer in hand.

When sleep calls, select between a ground-floor king-size with Sky TV and access to the rear patio, serviced by a shower room, and a king-size and a twin, both set on the second-floor, serviced by an indulgent bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.

Awaken to a stroll around the pretty gardens before travelling beyond The River House to stock up on the essentials, dine out and visit the stunning landscape of Lennon River Waterfall.

Travelling further afield, enjoy a round of golf at Letterkenny Golf Club, or if you'd prefer an activity for all the family, head to Letterkenny Activity Centre, to try your hand at archery, the high ropes, and go karting.

Finish off your getaway in a nature-filled surrounding by hiking across Glenveagh National Park, the second largest reserve in Ireland, touring Glenveagh Castle, and following the walking trails through Mullangore Wood, offering breath-taking vistas of the nearby lochs.

Experience a true break by booking The River House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €350.

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.

Please note : This property does not accept Stag / Hens or Similar groups.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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