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Mount Royd Country Home

Carrigans Near Derry, Donegal, F93 YX24

Review Score: Superb 9.7/10

8km from Derry City

Meet your host…

Josephine Martin

You will receive the warmest of welcomes at our family run B&B in Carrigans, near Derry-Londonderry. I will be happy to give you some great tips on where to visit locally. Our guests enjoy my home baking and our breakfast is cooked to order just the way you like it. We hope you visit the Martin Family at Mount Royd B&B soon.

F93 YX24

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.

An ivy-clad period home boasting 4-star luxury, Mount Royd Country Home is a delightful haven in breathtaking County Donegal. Only 8km from Derry City, the bed and breakfast offers superb Irish hospitality and sumptuous home baking courtesy of the welcoming Martin family. Visitors can discover the area’s heritage at Grianan of Aileach, a cluster of ancient structures, including a ringfort, on top of a majestic 800ft hill. Outdoor lovers can take on the impressive Scalp Mountain, explore Inishowen Peninsula and roam the idyllic Glenveagh National Park. Visitors won’t fail to be enamoured by rugged Donegal. Visit Dunmore Gardens just across the road where Agatha Christie was a regular visitor in the early 1920's and is believed to be the inspiration for some of her thrillers. 

How to get here

From Lifford: take the N14 towards Letterkenny approximately 1.5 miles from Lifford take R265 on your right-hand side for St. Johnston, Carrigans 1 mile from St. Johnston.

From Letterkenny: take N14 towards Lifford and approximately 8 miles take R236 on your left-hand side for St. Johnston, Carrigans 1 mile from St. Johnston.

From Derry: take A40 and stay on A40 to Mount Royd 4.5 mils approximately A40 signed from the bottom of the Double Deck Bridge in Derry.

Mount Royd B&B is at the top of the Village in Carrigans next to the Church of Ireland Church(blue Building).

Sat Nav: Lat (54.951300) - Long (-7.425007)

  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score




10 Feb 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Beautiful home, cozy, comfortable and WONDERFUL breakfast. Thank you Josephine and Charlie!

Martina F

03 Dec 2021 
Review Score: 6/10

Mount Royd is a luxury country house with beautiful surrounding gardens.The room was spacious and beautifully decorated with bottled water and treats. The level of service is excellent,a warm welcome awaits you on arrival,the ambiance is cosy,refined and very relaxing. Josephine and Charlie are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast was exceptional and the service was first class.l travel a lot and Mount Royd is definitely a firm favourite,l can’t wait to go back. I enjoyed the chats with Charlie,his knowledge of history is exceptional and Josephine is just the best cook and baker,it definitely was the best breakfast l ever tasted.I would give 10 stars if l could,a visit is definitely a must.

Host's Reply:
Dear Martina, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and gracious review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here at Mount Royd. We aim to make everyone's stay here special. We hope to see you again soon. With best regards, Josephine and Charlie.

Philip and Breege O'Reilly

01 Sep 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

The nicest B&B we have ever stayed in. Everything was 1st class, the bedding, the crockery, the decor, the breakfast complete with home baking, the hospitality. Actually, scrap my first line.... This B&B beats most hotels. Grade A on everything. We will definitely be back and have recommended to friends. Staying here is an experience in itself.

Host's Reply:
Dear Philip and Breege, thank you for your very kind and glowing review! We are glad you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for recommending to your friends. We hope you will stay with us again. Kind regards Josephine and Charlie

Noel MacEntee

27 Aug 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

Must be the best BandB in Ireland. I cannot improve on other first class reviews, suffice it to say that I spent 3 wonderful days and nights with Mr and Mrs Martin and Mount Royd will be first on my list when ever I visit Donegal again.

Host's Reply:
Dear Noel, it was wonderful to have you for the three days and thank you for your kind review. We hope you will choose to stay with us again. Best wishes for the festive season and 2022! Josephine and Charlie

Barry & Brigid McDonnell

18 Nov 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Charlie and Josephine are at the heart of this B&B. Their passion and dedication shine through in everything they do and have done in their time here. Their home is a stunning period residence and the decor that Josephine has expertly overseen reflects this. Charlie expertly looks after the stunning gardens. We were welcomed with a cup of tea and home baked cakes. A lovely touch that is not offered in all B&Bs. Here we were made to feel welcome on arrival. Our room was a beautiful bedroom and one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in. Josephine and Charlie are a pleasure to interact with and they put their guests at ease the moment you meet them. The breakfasts are superb and beautifully presented. Josephine obviously loves her role and this is reflected in her attention to detail, her striving for perfection and often surpassing those standards, the attention to detail in the bed linen / matching towels in the bathroom, beauty products in the bedroom, sweets discretely placed in a wooden jewellery box and her exceptional taste in interior design. Mount Royd is a very special place but it's that wonderful couple, Charlie and Josephine who contribute substantially to it's uniqueness. Our experience here was exceptional. We're looking forward to returning in the not too distant future.

Host's Reply:
Dear Barry and Bridget Many thanks for your kind and gracious words in your review of Mount Royd it was much appreciated and gratefully received We are delighted you choose to stay with us and perhaps you will return again Warm regards Josephine