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Mount Royd Country Home

Carrigans Near Derry, Donegal, F93 YX24

Review Score: Superb 9.8/10

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

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



Olaf and Tobias

23 Mar 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

We arrived at a rainy day and had a warm welcome with tea and cakes. We learned the difference between double and twin room and got a twin with hot-water bottle in the bed. What a great surprise. The breakfast could be chosen from a list the night before. I had my first breakfast with salmon and scrambled eggs. Besides the cerials fresh cut fruits and self made fresh orange juice.

Host's Reply:
Many thanks for your lovely review of our home, so glad you were comfortable and warm on such a bad wet day. Josephine

Mary Englund

20 Nov 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Yes! 10 stars to Josephine and Charlie. The breakfast, as already described, is outstanding. I was tempted to try the porridge and whisky/Bailys/honey from the menu, but was driving, so decided against that, but still wish I could have tried that. The residence is impeccably clean, with a decidedly Victorian vibe throughout. We were the only ones staying the night we were there and they were so sweet to make a fire in the sitting room for us. Top marks for this B&B!

Host's Reply:
Many thanks for your recent review so very glad you enjoyed your night with us.Josephine

Judy and Bennett Threlkeld

11 Nov 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

We wish we could more than 10 stars to this B and B! Where to begin? Josephine and Charlie have thought of everything a guest might want or need during their stay, including in your room a tea set, lotions, water, shampoo, washcloths, etc. Our room was spacious with a sitting area. They gave wonderful advice of tours to take and where to eat. The absolute highlight, however, was their award winning breakfast. The array and quality was astonishing! You select the night before from a varied list of food and drink. In addition, they provide at least a dozen choices of fruits, freshly squeezed orange juice, cereals, several breads plus a specially baked bread every day. Chefs at high quality restaurants have nothing on the quality of their breakfasts! This lovely home is within easy access of Derry and perfect location for sites along the northern Antrim coast and Donegal area of northwest Ireland.

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much for your recent review of Mount Royd and so gald you enjoyed your stay with us, we are delighetd to be part of your holiday memories in Ireland. And hope to see you one day again Josephine


11 Nov 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic... lovely hosts, great rooms.. so much value for your money... the breakfast is second to none.. will be back for sure and stay longer than just 2 nights... best from Switzerland

Host's Reply:
Thanks for your recent review of Mount Royd, so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to see you again soon Josephine

Becky Smith

30 Oct 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Josephine and Charlie were wonderful hosts. The room was like being transported back in time- beautifully decorated and personal touches everywhere. Room had a really nice sitting area to relax and view the gardens. Breakfast was delicious and the presentation was just gorgeous- you could really tell that she enjoyed cooking for her guests. Thank you for welcoming us to your home!

Host's Reply:
Thank you for recent review of Mount Royd and your kind words. We look forward to see you again Josephine