About The Wheelhouse

The Wheelhouse Cafe and Pods Burtonport Donegal

Welcome to The Wheelhouse Cafe and Pods, your ultimate destination for a unique and unforgettable experience in Burtonport, Donegal. Nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Burtonport, Ireland. Our cafe and pods offer a perfect blend of comfort, relaxation, and scenic beauty. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area, The Wheelhouse is the place to be.

The Wheelhouse Cafe 

Located in the heart of Burtonport, our establishment is known for its warm hospitality, exceptional service, and stunning views of the surrounding area. Our cafe serves a delectable range of dishes, prepared with locally sourced ingredients to ensure the freshest flavors. From hearty breakfast options to sumptuous lunches and delicious snacks, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

It is not just about great food; it’s also a hub for community gatherings and socializing. With its cozy and welcoming ambiance, it’s the perfect spot to catch up with friends, enjoy a leisurely meal, or simply unwind with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Our friendly and attentive staff are always on hand to ensure your visit is a memorable one.

The Wheelhouse Pods 

The Wheelhouse also offers a unique accommodation experience with our exclusive pods. Situated just a stone’s throw away from the cafe, our pods provide a tranquil retreat amidst the beauty of Burtonport. Each pod is thoughtfully designed to offer modern comforts while immersing you in the natural surroundings. Equipped with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and panoramic windows, our pods provide a cozy sanctuary for a peaceful night’s sleep.

What sets The Wheelhouse Pods apart is their proximity to the breathtaking attractions of Burtonport and the surrounding areas. From the moment you step outside your pod, you’re greeted with stunning views of the rugged coastline, pristine beaches, and charming harbor. Explore nearby areas such as Arranmore Island, which is just a short ferry ride away, or take a leisurely stroll along the coastal paths and soak in the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean.

Located along the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way in the fishing village of Burtonport, County Donegal, The Wheelhouse offers an experience like no other, with amazing scenic views that would take your breath away we offer glamping accommodation as well as in-house dining and catering services.

Burtonport is a charming village located in County Donegal, Ireland.

Here are some things to know about Burtonport:

Coastal Setting: Burtonport enjoys a beautiful coastal setting, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The village is surrounded by picturesque landscapes, including sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and stunning views of nearby islands.

Gateway to Arranmore Island: Burtonport serves as the gateway to Arranmore Island, the largest inhabited island in Donegal. Regular ferry services operate from Burtonport Pier to Arranmore, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore its natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. Check out the view at the lighthouse. Or drop in to Early’s Bar for refreshments.

Fishing Heritage: The village has a strong connection to the sea and a rich fishing heritage. Fishing has been a traditional livelihood in Burtonport for generations, and you can still see fishing boats and nets dotting the harbour. The local community takes great pride in their maritime history. 

The Wheelhouse Cafe Burtonport County Donegal Ireland
Glamping Pods Burtonport Donegal with with Hot Tub

Wheelhouse Glamping Pod Site: Burtonport is home to our glamping pod site on the side of a lake, offering a unique accommodation experience for visitors. These nine cosy and comfortable glamping pods provide a blend of camping and luxury, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the natural surroundings while enjoying modern amenities.

Outdoor Activities: The area around Burtonport offers a wealth of outdoor activities. From hiking and biking along scenic trails to water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and surfing in the Atlantic waters, there is something for everyone who enjoys an active lifestyle and exploring nature.

Traditional Music and Culture: County Donegal is known for its vibrant traditional music and cultural scene, and Burtonport is no exception. Visitors can experience traditional music sessions in local pubs, where talented musicians gather to play traditional tunes. The village also has cultural centres and events that celebrate the local heritage.


Close Proximity to Natural Wonders: Burtonport is located in close proximity to some of County Donegal’s natural wonders. Glenveagh National Park, with its pristine lakes and mountains, is just a short drive away. The awe-inspiring Slieve League Cliffs, one of Ireland’s most breathtaking coastal attractions, are also within reach.

Warm Hospitality: Like many places in Ireland, Burtonport is known for its warm hospitality and friendly locals. Visitors can expect a warm welcome and a genuine willingness to share the beauty and culture of the area with visitors.

Peaceful and Relaxing Atmosphere: Burtonport offers a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. The village’s serene surroundings and natural beauty provide a perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Whether you’re interested in exploring the stunning coastline, immersing yourself in traditional music, or simply enjoying the peaceful ambiance, Burtonport’s Wheelhouse Glamping Pod site offers a delightful experience for visitors to County Donegal.
And beside the pods you will find the Wheelhouse Café which has a full menu all day including a great Breakfast Roll, washed down by truly great coffee.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Wheelhouse Pods

How do I make a reservation for a table or order a takeaway from the café?

You can call ‘The Wheelhouse café‘ directly on +353-74-95-42840 or email TWHCBurtonport@gmail.com (please note that there may be a delay in response to emails during busy periods so we recommend calling in)

Does the café / glamping pods site have wheelchair access?

Yes, we have extensive wheelchair access on our premises.

Is your restaurant dog friendly?

The Wheelhouse Café is designed to be Dog Friendly, because we are dog lovers, so you can sit at at our specially designed outdoors area only. We have covered outdoor space in case there is any rain. Dogs do have to be on a lead and under supervision at all times, for their sake and the sake of other customers, especially children. So do bring your furry friends along and we’ll be sure to keep them happy! Be sure to stop by this café as you meander along the Wild Atlantic Way.