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The Old Rectory Coach House

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location and lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Emer5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very well decorated and very clean."

    Lots of books and games. Lots of extras eg bikes and paddle boards So close to beach !!! Not a major problem but wish there was an extra toilet up stairs. Keep up the good work

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is an ideal property for us, really close to the beach, pub and walks ."

    . all on the doorstep!! The enclosed garden was a real treat for our little dog too!! It’s a very comfortable house, cosy and warm , comfortable beds and an amazing shower!! We regard this house very highly and wouldn’t hestitate to commend it.

    Thank you very much. Sorry about the water cut in the village , glad to hear Kenny helped you out! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Mar 2024

  • "Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for a gorgeous weekend by the sea."

    The property was exactly as it looks online - beautifully decorated with all home comforts. Literally a 2 minute walk from the beach and all the local amenities. It was perfect and can't wait to go back.

    Thanks for the positive comments ! Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2023

  • "A tastefully converted former coach house situated on the shore of Loch Swilly, within a stone's throw of the beach and everything the village has to offer."

    Whether you're looking for adventure and wish to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, or are needing some down time and seeking an escape, this is the perfect spot regardless of the time of year. We all love coming here, and honestly can't wait to return - that probably says it all. Thanks Michael!

    Thanks Alan. Much appreciated feedback and we look forward to your next visit ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second visit to the property."

    We enjoyed our stay just as much second time round. Close to all amenities minutes from the beach and so peaceful.

    Great to have you back Noel. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to improve things. A few enhancements coming early December . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had such a lovely stay at the coach house that we regretted not booking it for longer!"

    The house is comfortable, beautifully decorated, and we felt instantly at home there. It is very private and only a couple of minutes walk away from the beach, restaurants and bars. We can't wait to stay again!

    Thank you very much. Your comments are greatly appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee-anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and great location - photos don’t do it justice."

    10 out of 10

    Thanks Cathal ! We aim to please Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathal5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location and beautiful property."

    However our stay was marred by the large number of feather-filled cushions, upholstery, bearskin rug etc., which unfortunately triggered allergies and resulting discomfort. We decided to cut short our stay by 2 nights as a result. Understand that not all guests will suffer from this issue, but in our case, it pretty much ruined our holiday, so is something that either needs to be addressed, or clearly mentioned in the property description for future guests.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry about the feather cushions as we decided they were a more luxurious option for the property and remain of this opinion. (The Coach House is also used as a family ‘extension’ to our home next door when not rented) We have added a note on the website advising of feather sofa cushions. We were not aware of any early departure. We consider your overall category scores a trifle harsh considering Property Owner

    Reviewed by Niall2.5Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful property in an excellent location!"

    The decor and furnishings are beautiful and it makes for a very cosy and comfortable stay. Having the beach and playground 2 mins away was excellent for our two young boys, but even the garden behind the cottage was gorgeous for a bit of outdoor play. I would definitely stay here again!

    Thank you for your positive feedback it is very much appreciated! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very pleased with decor and lay out had a very relaxing stay and would recommend this listing to friends and family and will be booking again."

    Thank you for your positive comments and we are delighted you’re coming back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Jul 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with basin, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Garage
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Smart TV
  • Multi fuel stove
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • WiFi
  • Private driveway with space for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, gravelled area, barbecue (stored in the garage) and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.8 miles
  • Note: Sporting equipment such as bikes, stand up paddle boards and a 2 person kayak stored in the garage, accessible to guests at own risk
  • Note: The tumble dryer is in the garage
  • Note: There are steps in the garden; please take care
  • Note: the beds all have electric blankets that can be plugged in and used in the winter if desired
  • Note: Due to the stairs at the property it is not suitable for children under 2
  • Note: Some pillows and cushions are feather

The property

Nestled within the County Donegal village of Rathmullan is The Old Rectory Coach House, a charming, three-bedroom cottage.

Traditionally furnished, and retaining some of the home’s original features, The Old Rectory Coach House is well-positioned near the shoreline, a haven for watersports and outdoor enthusiasts, accommodating up to six guests.

Travel down and park up on the private driveway, arriving at a pretty garden, with blooms, mature shrubs and seating dotted throughout.

Step indoors to reach the kitchen/diner, fully-equipped for a self-catered stay, where you can prepare and enjoy meals, or opt for an alfresco affair within the pet-friendly outdoor space.

The sitting room offers a homely feel, with a lovely open fire to light on cooler evenings, before sloping off to sleep in one of the three bedrooms on offer, including two doubles and one twin.

A ground-floor shower room services the bedrooms, where you can prepare for your coming days, starting off locally in the village, where you can stock up on the essentials, dine out, try your hand at kayaking and windsurfing at Rathmullan Bay Beach, or hike through Rathmullan Wood.

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.

For a hub of activity, head to Letterkenny, where you can practise your swing, shop, dine out, 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.

However you spend your trip, experience County Donegal from The Old Rectory Coach House.

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

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: Some pillows and cushions are feather

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas