Fodor's Expert Review Frewin House

Rectory Rd., Ramelton, Co. Donegal, Ireland

An elegant creeper-clad manor house with many period features on the outskirts of Ramelton, Frewin's history stretches back to the 1880s when it was a rectory. Its three rooms, all with king-size beds and antique headboards, are themed on mellow Irish colors: buí (yellow), glas (green), and bean (white). Hot breakfasts are cooked to order but the owners focus on yogurt, honey, syrup, and fruit such as berries, figs, melon, and grapefruit sourced from the town's country market, and freshly baked bread. There's also a delightful self-catering stone cottage for weekly rental in the mature grounds. The attractions of the Wild Atlantic Way are on your doorstep and the hospitable owners can help organize walking, cycling, horse-riding, fishing, or golf.

PROS

  • well-appointed rooms
  • delicious breakfasts
  • great location for exploring the area

CONS

  • few extra facilities
  • no bar but try Conway's thatched pub for music
  • limited rooms

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Sophisticated
Residential Area
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 074-915–1246

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms, 1 self-catering cottage
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar., Free breakfast

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