Castles In Derry - Drenagh House Londonderry

Drenagh House 


Drenagh is a magical private home set in 1000 acres of parkland and surrounded by a ring of majestic Irish oak woodland. Available to hire on an exclusive basis, Drenagh is one of Ireland’s least known yet finest late Georgian country houses.

 An Ancestral Family Home
The original house at Drenagh was known as Fruithill, and was built over 300 years ago by Robert McCausland. In the early 19th century the famous Irish architect Sir Charles Lanyon, was commissioned by Marcus McCausland to design and build the great neo-classical Georgian house that we see now. Today, Robert McCausland’s direct descendant, Conolly McCausland, lives at Drenagh with his wife and children.

The main house accommodates up to 24 guests, with room for a further 6 guests in the Dower House, an elegant Regency Manor House within the estate. In the bedrooms there are four-poster beds and in the bathrooms, claw-foot baths. Large windows open onto unsurpassed views of the Donegal hills and Sperrin Mountains.

Reception and Dining Rooms

The main reception rooms downstairs offer a magnificent and relaxed setting for anything from tea parties or a quiet dinner à deux to conferences and formal banquets. From any of the rooms, glimpses of Drenagh’s lush gardens can be caught over soft green lawns. The Main Hall has capacity for 70 people seated; the Morning Room for 60; the Billiard Room for 40 and the Salon for 25. One or more rooms can be used as required.

The Dining Room will hold 50 for a formal dinner or wedding breakfast and offers a fabulously opulent setting to suit any variety of corporate or private events. Guests will be served the best of fresh local produce, from a wide range of award-winning food producers. Top quality wines are also available.

Golf, Cricket, Fishing, Riding
Drenagh has its own private cricket ground, while fishing and riding can also be arranged, either on the estate or nearby. Access to local world class golf courses, including Royal Portrush, as well as wonderful sandy beaches are within easy driving distance. It would be difficult to find a more perfect place to enjoy a special birthday weekend or to entertain VIP business clients.

Location and Airport Transfers
Drenagh is situated a short distance from the historic City of Derry, near the old market town of Limavady. This magical 1000 acre estate lies in the shadow of the great cliffs of Binevenagh Mountain and the Mussenden Temple, both landmarks on our dramatic North Atlantic coastline. For visitors who are flying in by passenger or private jet, Drenagh is only 8 miles from City of Derry Airport. A limousine or helicopter service is on hand to transfer guests from City of Derry, Belfast International or Dublin Airports - directly to the Estate.

Facilities and Services at Drenagh
- Wedding - Drenagh holds a licence to conduct civil wedding ceremonies either in the house or in the Moon Garden
- Conference facilities
- Corporate events
- Gardens
- Private cricket ground
- Croquet lawn
- Horse riding
- Cycling
- Golf
- Fishing
- Walking
- Spa treatments
- Chilling!

Activities and Attractions nearby
Access to nearby world class golf courses
Six Blue Flag beaches within half an hour’s drive
The Giant’s Causeway
Bushmills Whiskey Distillery (oldest whiskey distillery in the world)
Historic walled City of Derry less than 20 miles away
Proximity to the beautiful landscapes of Co. Donegal.

Contact Information

Drenagh is situated in the North West of Ireland, near the old market town of Limavady and the historic City of Derry.

Estate Office
Co. Derry
BT49 0HP
N. Ireland

Tel: +44 (0)28 7772 2649
Fax: +44 (0)28 7772 2061
Email :

Telephone from Rep. of Ireland: 048 7772 2649

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