DescriptionPortnamurry Lodge is a beautiful eco friendly holiday home located in the village of Rathmullan in County Donegal. Located just above the historic Portnamurry Bay the cottage enjoys wonderful views of Lough Swilly, Inch Island and the Inishowen Hills.
The cottage has been designed to make maximum use of natural sunlight - for both energy and light. Solar panels have been installed. Other eco friendly facilities include:
wood pellet burner for central heating
energy efficient appliances
low energy light bulbs
underfloor heating and wifi to connect to the rest of the world.
The holiday home is finished to a high standard with a strong emphasis on space and natural light in each area of the house. There is a superb ensuite master bedroom on the first floor which enjoys wonderful panoramic view of Lough Swilly - \"The Lake of Shadows\". Another spacious double bedroom is located on the ground floor. A large wet room/toilet is adjacent to this bedroom - making the ground floor wheel chair accessible. The accommodation is completed by a twin bedroom on the first floor.
The Waters Edge Restaurant and Bar is only 250 metres from the holiday home. Here you can enjoy excellent bar food or fine dining in a superb setting. A short 10 minute walk brings you into the centre of Rathmullan village. This charming village is surrounded by dramatic coastal and mountain scenery. It is now one of the most popular destinations in Donegal for family holidays. In addition to the wonderful sandy beach the village has a selection of lively pubs and fine restaurants - including the award winning Bunnan Bui Restaurant. Horse riding can be enjoyed at the Golden Sands Equestrian Centre. There are also two modern charter boats based at the local marina - these are used for both sea angling and sightseeing on Lough Swilly. An excellent childrens\' playground is now located at the harbour area of the village.
The central location of Rathmullan in North Donegal makes it an ideal base to tour this beautiful part of Ireland. The spectacular landscapes of the Fanad, Rosguill and Inishowen Peninsulas, the unspoilt Donegal Highlands, the magnificent Glenveagh National Park and the ancient and historic walled City of Derry are all with an hours drive of the cottage
Local Activities / Attractions
Take a trip along the spectacular Knockalla Coast Road
Golf at Portsalon Golf Club. This classic 18 hole links course is 20 minutes drive from the cottage
Go sea angling on Lough Swilly
Enjoy pony trekking at the Golden Sands Equestrian Centre
Enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches on your doorstep – Rathmullan, Kinnegar Strand, Portsalon
Climb Muckish and Errigal. Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal is a demanding climb and once on the summit you can see for miles around.
Visit Glenveagh National Park, with 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood and bogs. Glenveagh contains the largest red deer population in Europe. Within the National Park Glenveagh Castle and gardens are well worth a visit on their own
Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk
So for a holiday experience where good food, superb beaches and wonderful scenery are all on your doorstep, look no further than this first-rate holiday home in beautiful Rathmullan