Westbrook House is located on the Western Side of the Inishowen Peninsula, along the Inishowen 100 and Wild Atlantic Way scenic route. Approaching Westbrook you will cross an historic structure called Wilson’s Bridge. From this point you will discover a picture perfect period house adorned with landscaped gardens, running alongside the Crana River, see above. At the front entrance you will be welcomed by owner and hostess Mary Margaret. A local of Inishowen, Mary Margaret, pictured below, will take the time to provide an insight into the wealth of experiences that can be had in the Peninsula, which includes walks at nearby Swan Park, the Buncrana Shore Front and Fort Dunree.
Falling In Love With Westbrook House, Inishowen
Westbrook House, a beautiful Georgian building was constructed and occupied in the 18th century by Judge James Wilson, who also owned two historic Mills, located at Swan Park and nearby Tullyarvin Mill. Recognising its history and potential, Mary Margaret recalls how she “instantly fell in love with the building” when viewing it in the 1970s. Since purchasing in 1977, Mary Margaret and her husband have carefully renovated to retain, where possible, original features including; windows, bedrooms and an Aga cooker, pictured above. This charming, renovated stove, still functions as the heart of the building, used by Mary Margaret to heat the home and cook meals for guests.
Home From Home At Westbrook House, Inishowen
At Westbrook House, a Board Failte approved building, you can choose from single, double and family rooms, lovingly named after Mary Margaret’s daughters. That home from home feeling is emphasized in the furnishings and in the optional hearty breakfast prepared each morning. On the upper floor is a cosy space where you can enjoy a book, tea and coffee and experience views from the balcony towards the gardens and Crana River, see below.
During your stay you will notice that Mary Margaret is an avid collector of antiques, which are displayed throughout the house. Every object has a story, including the unique gifts sent to Mary Margaret from visitors to Westbrook that are dotted around the world. You will notice that the collection tells a interesting story about Inishowen and the experiences you can have within the Peninsula.
By staying at this beautiful Georgian house you can explore its peaceful grounds, see above, discover original features of this historic property and use this location as a point to explore the wider Inishowen Landscape.Visit Westbrook House