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3 Coastguard Station

(Ref. 1151550)

Rathmullan, County Donegal Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "We could not fault 3 Coastguard Station at all."

    It is a welcoming homely property that had every amenity required. It has been a thoughtfully restored historic building that just feels fab and truly cared for by the owners. The location of the house could not be more perfect, we loved the convenience of ditching the car and being able to walk to local restaurants and the pub is just a few doors down! We adore the beach so having it literally on your doorstep is both practically and visually amazing, great for our sea dips too! The window seat in the cottage is my favourite spot, the beach and sea view was simply stunning. We have been regular visitors to Rathmullan for 14 years and when our usual holiday home was sold last year we were so sad because we didn’t think we would find another to match it. Lucky for us we feel we hit the jackpot with 3 Coastguard Station and look forward to returning again soon. Separately, we would like to commend the property owner on being responsive to our queries before and during our stay. It took Sykes 2 days to respond to our initial query and by that time we had already arrived at the property. They then took another 2 days to fully answer by which time we had checked out of the property. We are lodging a separate complaint around Sykes customer services which should absolutely have no reflection on the property or owners. We paid a high rate for the property via Sykes and would expect they have high standards of customer service to match, sadly that was not our experience. It was our first time using Sykes and we would be reluctant to use them again in the future. It would be such a shame if Sykes shoddy customer service damaged business for the property, the owner's don’t deserve that because the property is excellent.

    Thanks Roisin, We very much appreciate your review and rest assured we will be onto Sykes Cottage to insist that they provide the customer service that our guests deserve. We look forward to having you as guests again very soon. Kindest, Jenni Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Jul 2024

  • "The house is beautiful - very cosy, stylish and welcoming."

    It is in a fantastic location and we had so much fun there. It helped us truely fall in love with Donegal. We were very sad to leave and look forward to hopefully being able to book the house again next year.

    Hi Suzie, We’re so glad that you enjoyed our home as much as we always do. It’s nice to be able to share a very special place with others. Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to having you as guests again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzie5.0Jun 2024

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Downstairs guest bathroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Third shower in Utility Room in Shed
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
  • Oil central heating
  • Broadband Wifi
  • Double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, bean-to-cup coffee maker, stand cake mixer, kettle and toaster
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Fuel and power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Non-enclosed front terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 500, Pub 70m, Beach 50m, Cafe 100m
  • Note: Due to the stairs at the property it is not suitable for children under 2
  • Note: There are steps up to the property, please take care
  • Note: Some pillows and cushions are feather
  • Note: This property cannot accommodate Saturday check ins

The property

3 Coastguard Station is a delightful holiday home perfect for those seeking a relaxing seaside retreat in the village of Rathmullan, County Donegal.

Boasting an open fire for evenings in and en-suite facilities, this lovely property offers a wonderful and inviting base for families and friends.

Step inside this charming home and discover the welcoming open-plan living space, complete with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, and a sitting area featuring an inviting open fire - ideal for socialising with family, cooking together and enjoying wonderful meals.

Leading off from the living space, you will find three well-presented bedrooms; a super-king-size with an en-suite, a double room, and a twin room, providing plenty of space for all the family to unwind after a day of exploring.

Take a moment to step outside onto the terrace, where you can relax with a morning coffee or enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the stunning views overlooking the beach.

Explore the charming village of Rathmullan, where you can enjoy a meal at the Water's Edge, Beachcomber Bar or Rathmullan House - or indulge in some delicious treats or at Belle's Kitchen, Rathmullan.

Spend some time soaking up the sun at Rathmullan Pier, taking in the stunning views of the coastline.

With Glenveagh National Park a car journey away, peppered with beautiful loughs, lofty peaks, and guided trails, be sure to visit the remote grounds of Glenveagh Castle, ending your day with vistas of Astelleen Burn Waterfall.

Try your hand at kayaking and windsurfing at Rathmullan Bay Beach, or hike through Rathmullan Wood.

Practice your swing at Portsalon Golf Club, currently ranked in the top 25 courses in Ireland by Golf Digest and only a short drive from the stunning Ballymastocker Beach.

For a hub of activity, head to Letterkenny; dine out and brush up on your local knowledge and visit the Tropical World Zoo, whilst Derry, one of the largest cities in Northern Ireland can be reached by car, with the St Eugene's Cathedral, Museum of Free Derry, and River Foyle all awaiting.

Take a leisurely stroll through St Columb's Park, and end the day with a meal at The Old Docks Bar & Grill.

With so much to see and do in the area, your stay at 3 Coastguard Station promises to be a memorable one.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €400.

About the location


Letterkenny 15 miles.

Nestled on the shore of Lough Swilly on the Fanad Peninsula, the quaint village of Rathmullan has a colourful history. It was from here that the last of the Celtic chieftains fled Ireland, now known as the Flight of the Earls, and there is an interesting heritage centre in the village commemorating this vital event in Ireland’s history. This sleepy seaside village offers a variety of local shops and pubs and a long sandy beach ideal for lazy days. The Fanad Peninsula is a haven for walkers, hikers and nature enthusiasts, and boasts a stunning coastline. The summer ferry crosses Lough Swilly to Buncrana, opening up Inishowen and beyond, and it’s only a short distance to the town of Letterkenny.

Note: Due to the stairs at the property it is not suitable for children under 2
Note: This property cannot accommodate Saturday check ins
Note: This property has a 3 night minimum stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas