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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



Tim & Gerrie

01 Aug 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Your home is lovely and we enjoyed visiting it and this lovely area. You were even able to provide a good, cozy restaurant for the evening - despite the torrential rains. Your breakfast was the best we had on our entire trip - thank you!

Janet Wolf

05 Jul 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Mount Royd was our favorite place we stayed in Ireland! Everything was clean and extremely comfortable. The beds, in fact, were luxurious, and we appreciated having a sitting room available to guests. Josephine and Charlie couldn't have been better hosts! Breakfast was quite amazing! There was at least 10 different types of fruit, scrumptious scones raisin bread, and toast. And that was just to start. Josephine is an excellent cook--the eggs and bacon were perfect. The coffee was the best I had during my entire 2 week visit all over the island. Besides that, they even offered tea in the afternoon (with those excellent scones, of course). Josephine provided us excellent suggestions for visiting Derry and for eating dinner nearby. She also went the extra mile and gave us coins to use in the Ferry parking meter and helped us contact our rental car agency. She is a gem! Thank you, Josephine and Charlie, for an exceptional experience!

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much for your kind review of Mount Royd. We are delighted to be part of your Irish holiday memories, and so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Many thanks Josephine

Vincent Auger & Sasha Cardinal

04 Jul 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Wonderful place to stay. Rooms are very luxurious (you feel like royalty sleeping there), facilities are clean, the house and yard are beautiful, too. Delicious and very generous breakfasts as well. Would go again without hesitation.

Host's Reply:
Thank you for your lovely review of Mount Royd we are so glad you were so comfortable and you enjoyed our bedroom we loved having you both. Kind regards Josephine

Eva Petters

02 Jul 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Atmosphere of nobility. Exclusive rooms. More than outstanding breakfast. Welcoming and warm-hearted hosts. We would have loved to stay much longer and enjoy the beautiful garden and more special goodies at breakfast! An exception alltogether! In one word: paradise on earth! Thank you so much, Eva and daughter Marie(fans of Ireland)

Host's Reply:
Thank you Eva and Marie for your recent review of Mount Royd , your kind and gracious words we loved having you share our home with us and hope to see you both back again soon Warm regards Josephine

Ulrike und Achim Becker

27 Jun 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Josephine und Charlie waren außergewöhnliche liebevolle Gastgeber. Schon bei der Ankunft wurden wir mit Tee und selbstgemachten Gepäck empfangen. Das Frühstück war sensationell und besser als in jedem Firstklass Hotel (homemade). Unser Zimmer war im englischen Stil gemütlich und mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Darüber hinaus waren Josephine und Charlie kluge Gesprächspartner mit vielen ***** für unseren Aufenthalt. Vielen lieben Dank dafür!

Host's Reply:
Thank you for your recent review of Mount Royd and your very kind words,We loved having you both stay with us, and we will look forward to seeing you both back in Ireland soon Warm regards Josephine