Rathmullan House is truely blessed by location. It can be found near the picturesque village of Rathmullan (scene of the Flight of the Earls 1607) and is surrounded by mature gardens, mountains, loughs and beaches. The original house was built as a summer retreat and a ‘place to bathe’ for Bishop Knox of Derry in the 1760’s. It was later bought by the Batt family who extensively renovated the gardens and house in the 1870’s to a grand Victorian style. The Batt family were linen brokers and the founders of the original Northern Irish Bank. Their Belfast townhouse is now Purdysburn Hospital so they must have had a few quid!  The Batts remained here until the 1940’s after which the house was aquired by the Holiday Fellowship who used it as as a centre for walking holidays for 20 years. It was then aquired by Bob and Robin Wheeler in 1962 who lovingly transformed the house back to it’s original grandeur and opened as Rathmullan House as a 22 bedroom boutique hotel. It’s pavilion dining room was designed by the famous architect Liam Mc Cormick in 1969. It is now run by the 2nd generation of Wheelers whose family all still create the magic of running one of  the finest small hotels in the country. Check out the incredible food, the craft beer and especialy the pizza in the underground Tap Room.