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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Rita's Retreat sleeps eight, and is situated two miles outside the village of Clonmany at Tullagh Beach. It has direct access to the beach through a private gate at the bottom of the garden. This is an ideal location for families. Hours of fun can be had at the beach building sand castles, and exploring rock pools for catching crabs and shrimp. Horse riding is available on the beach with Tullagh bay equestrian centre The centre itself is a 10 minute walk from the property. They provide a summer school in July and August giving you the opportunity to drop the kids off and enjoy some time relaxing or seeing the sites. The house is a couple of minutes drive from the Glenevin Waterfall and a five minute drive to the world famous Ballyliffin golf course. The Isle of Doagh Famine Village and...Rita's Retreat sleeps eight, and is situated two miles outside the village of Clonmany at Tullagh Beach. It has direct access to the beach through a private gate at the bottom of the garden. This is an ideal location for families. Hours of fun can be had at the beach building sand castles, and exploring rock pools for catching crabs and shrimp. Horse riding is available on the beach with Tullagh bay equestrian centre The centre itself is a 10 minute walk from the property. They provide a summer school in July and August giving you the opportunity to drop the kids off and enjoy some time relaxing or seeing the sites. The house is a couple of minutes drive from the Glenevin Waterfall and a five minute drive to the world famous Ballyliffin golf course. The Isle of Doagh Famine Village and beach is a 20 minute drive away. Derry City is a 30 minute drive if you wish to see the world famous Historical Walled City, with many fantastic resturants and bars. Please do not book this property for large parties that are above the stated capacity, hens or stags as you will be asked to leave the property and no refund will be given.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please do not book this property for large parties that are above the stated capacity, hens or stags as you will be asked to leave the property and no refund will be given.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Julie C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2017
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Reviews (9)
Charlene1588
Charlene1588
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We are just back yesterday from our wee break here. It was amazing waking up every morning and the beach just a stone throw away. The weather was dry which made it even better. The house was lovely and plenty for the kids to do to keep them entertained between toys and puzzles. The kids enjoyed it from start to finish. We would definitely come back.
Visited August 2021
Written August 31, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marco
Marco
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What an amazing place to stay, we really couldn't asked for better. The house was to high standard & plenty of extras to keep the kids entertained. It truly is a beautiful place with a gorgeous beach at the end of the garden. We really didn't want to go home, we really look forward to our next stay. Thank you.
Visited August 2021
Written August 12, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Declan M
Declan M
Strabane, United Kingdom5 contributions
Rita's Retreat is the most perfect place for a family holiday. There's so much to see and do in the local area, from horse riding, hill walking, swimming etc. The owners kindly let you make use of body boards and lilo's. There's also a PlayStation and some games just in case the weather outside isn't great, although don't let a bit of rain keep you inside, Tullagh Bay is just as scenic in adverse weather conditions as it is when the sun is shining. It's such a relaxing place. Falling asleep and awakening to the sounds of the sea is so beautiful and having Tullagh Bay at the end of the garden is like something from a dream. Walking along the strand is so peaceful in the evening time and a great way to spend time before settling down for a fantastic sleep in one of the comfortable beds. I can't recommend this property or the owners, Julie and Sean, highly enough. Thank you for letting us stay again.
Visited July 2021
Written August 3, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Martina Q
Martina Q
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Thank you Julie for the use of your home from home. It allowed me precious time with family. The garden and the beach,with its easy access from the bottom of ur garden, provided hours of fun. So did the green crocodile 😃 Everything we needed was there..the baby bath and the travel cot were great to have. The xbox was a bonus upstairs,giving adults a well needed breather at the end of a busy day. We will definitely be back. Martina👍
Visited August 2019
Written August 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Declan M
Declan M
Strabane, United Kingdom5 contributions
Rita's Retreat was everything my young family could have wished for and more. Communication with the owner was excellent. The house is very clean and spacious with everything you need to enjoy your stay including DVDs, games and even a Playstation!. The location is absolutely stunning, with the beautiful Tullagh Bay beach literally at the end of the garden. The beach is very clean and peaceful and the owners very generously allow you to use the beach toys in the shed (my son loved the crocodile). There are plenty of attractions nearby including Glenevin Waterfall, which is absolutely beautiful. Foodwise, The Rusty Nail is worth a visit but if you don't fancy eating out then you'll have everything you need to cook at the house. I would 100% recommend Rita's Retreat for anyone looking to swap the hustle and bustle of town or city life for some peace and tranquility. Thank you Julie, we'll be back in future for sure.
Visited July 2019
Written July 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Caroline R
Caroline R
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom4 contributions
Just back from a week at Rita's Retreat, everything was perfect from our arrival until we left, this is a clean house, with everything you need for a week away,, in a location that is just amazing, with a beautiful beach at the bottom of your garden :-) We have a 9 year old son who has severe autism and severe learning difficulties, he does not take well to change and has no sense of danger with roads, etc, so to have a secure back garden, with direct access to a beautiful beach was just amazing for us. The house has everything you need without the clutter of 'breakables' and in that sense was perfect for us. As parents with a child with additional needs, it is hard to get somewhere that can cater for our needs, this spot was perfect and we are so grateful to have had a relaxing break with quality family time. I would highly recommend Rita's Retreat and we will be back again and again if you will have us!!! :-)
Visited July 2018
Written July 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jet717796
Jet717796
We stayed for a week in August and had a wonderful family break. The house itself was very clean and comfortable but what makes Rita's Retreat excellent is the direct access to the beach. It was just perfect for our 3 children who were in the water or playing at the rock pools every day. There were even beach toys provided for their use. Overall we had a really relaxing fun holiday and definately would book this accomodation again.
Visited August 2017
Written August 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist722311
Tourist722311
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rita's Retreat. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Written September 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KC-Lpool
KC-Lpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom6 contributions
As a family we spent 5 days at Rita's Retreat and could not fault the house at all. Everything we could need was catered for, the house itself was very clean, well maintained and was very comfortable. The beach at the end of the garden was stunning, and it gave peace of mind to know the children were safe and did not have to go far to get to the beach. The owners provided everything we could possibly need to make our stay comfortable and relaxing and even let the children barrow some beach equipment from their shed !! We would recommend this holiday home to anyone and cannot wait to book again!!!
Visited August 2017
Written August 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist722311
Tourist722311
Thanks for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in future!!
Written August 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lizzyd50
Lizzyd50
Belfast, United Kingdom6 contributions
Just returned from a 3 night stay at Ritas Retreat. Family of 7. The house served all our needs. It was the location and access to a Beautiful Beach at the end of the garden which was totally AMAZING! we were very luck to get great weather as well. Hours were spent between the garden and beach.We tried booking horse riding from the nearby equestrian centre but they were completely booked solid.The nearby waterfall is worth a visit it's a nice walk.Malin Head is 30 min drive and worth it.1 negative point (not me) Some family members were having withdrawal symptoms without WiFi at the property. I would recommend this property for a get-a-way.I will Definitely be back .The transaction and communication with Julie was good.
Visited July 2017
Written July 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist722311
Tourist722311
Hi Liz, Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written July 17, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rita's Retreat.

Rita's Retreat. is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Rita's Retreat. has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Rita's Retreat. has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Rita's Retreat. must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.