Newly renovated home along the Wild Atlantic Way

Newly renovated home along the Wild Atlantic Way




Jul 2015

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our family home is perfect for anyone who would like to explore beautiful Donegal. Spacious, south facing (the sunsets are out of this world), equipped with everything needed for a trip with children, all amenities literally within walking distance, comfort, cleanliness and character. Our house is a 1950s house with high ceilings which we then renovated to create a large open plan kitchen and living area.

My childhood summers were spent house swapping with other families around the world. We had such unforgettable, positive experiences and now I want to recreate those memories with my own family.

We have lived here since we got married in Nice, France (somewhere we’d love to arrange a house swap to again) and now our Labrador and two children aged 5 and 3 have completed us. We both work in education so are excited to spend our summer months travelling and exploring the world. We spend our free time as a family walking, surfing, hiking, eating out and spending time with family and friends. We’re a friendly family and look forward to engaging with others during this home swap experience.


More about us

  1. We both work in education so have time off in the summer to travel.

  2. We have two children aged 3 and 5.

  3. We love spending time outdoors, especially at the beach, which is minutes from our home.

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Where is it?


The Town of Buncrana (Pop.5000) is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly, on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal - the most northerly county in the Republic of Ireland. It lies on the world renowned Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) drive which terminates at Malin Head, Ireland's most northerly point 40 KM away. Every twist and turn on the Inishowen peninsula alone offers spectacular views of dramatic coastlines, tumbling hills and empty pristine sandy beaches.
Buncrana is blessed with beaches, promenade, scenic coastal walks, river parks and most impressively, sunsets. As the shoreline faces westwards toward the hills of Donegal on the opposite side, the setting sun and long northern daylight combine to paint spectacular shadows on Lough Swilly (which translates as ‘lake of shadows’).
This location provides opportunity for water sports, golfing, cycling, hiking, fishing, wildlife observation (the famous Inch Level migratory-bird sanctuary is at the southern end of the lough 10 Km away) and other outdoor pursuits.    

The town has every amenity required for your stay: there is a variety of restaurants, pubs for music and craic, nightclubs, a leisure centre, playgrounds, an independent cinema (one of the first and last in the country!). There are supermarkets, chemists, banks, shops and churches. Buncrana is convenient for day trips to the historic city of Derry, the famous Giant’s Causeway and coastal drive, the locations for some Game of Thrones sets, Glenveagh National park in the west of Donegal and the famous Fanad Light House. There is lots more besides. The real adventure however, is exploring and going where the road takes you and the people you meet – the essence of a Donegal holiday.  

Buzzy restaurants
Ubiquitous, Oscars, Sherpa, Railway Tavern, The Red Door
Cool bars
O’Flahertys Bar, The Drift Inn
Cozy cafés
Fisherman’s Wharf, Tank and Skinnies, The Lily Rose, The Coffee Cup
Bit of culture
Amazing Grace Country
Walks in the park
Swan Park
Spot of exercise
Shore Walk to Father Hegarty's Rock
Day tripping
Ballyliffen, Culdaff, Malin Head, Derry, Dunree, Giant’s Causeway

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