My daughter and I stayed in the self catering cottage in the garden of Frewin House grounds. The owner was very friendly and informative. The cottage itself is, I think, a converted barn with bags of character and charm and a lot cheaper than the bed and breakfast (we did see the main house, which is equally beautiful). The cottage is equipped with everything you could need, apart from a washing machine, and dishwasher, but hand washing detergent is provided, if you need it . I took towels, but didn't need to as they were provided too. The cottage would be ideal for a couple or family of three( with a travelcot) as only one double bed in the bedroom. You pay extra for heating, hot water, electricity, but the owner didn't charge me as we used so little, which was kind of her.
The most important thing travellers need to know is that if you struggle with mobility at all, the cottage would not be suitable as the stairs to the bedroom are narrow and steep, which the owner warned me about before I booked. The bed is also quite raised, so much so that a step is provided to help less agile people climb on to it. Don't let that put you off though as once up, it's a very comfortable bed.
In terms of location, it's on the outskirts of Ramelton, about 15-20 min walk down a steepish hill to where the small town is, which has a fab pub and restaurant 'The Bridge Bar'. The food at the pub was excellent, reasonably priced (about £12-15 for a main) and large portions. A starter and side dish would be enough.
In terms of location, Ramelton is a good place to use as a base to explore Donegal from.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Country house bed & breakfast accommodation. Frewin is a former rectory and located outside the picturesque village of Ramelton in County Donegal, which is on the Wild Atlantic Way. Frewin comprises 4 double bedrooms, with sitting room, library and dining room for guests plus 2 person self catering cottage in the garden. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Frewin Hotel Ramelton
- Frewin House Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland