Experience the famous Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland in a traditional 150 year old Irish Home.

Experience the famous Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland in a traditional 150 year old Irish Home.

Paula

 

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

A rural coastal 2 storey house with breathtaking views over the islands in the North Atlantic. Its a cosy 4 bedroomed house that has been renovated with modern touches.
Our home is perfect for active families as it’s close to great water sports, hiking etc. It’s also perfect for a romantic holiday with walks on the beach, views that will inspire the writer and artist in you!
The house itself has a large kitchen/dining room perfect for family meals. Traditional range cooker fuelled by oil that both cooks and heats the water. Cosy living room with wood burning stove.
There is a large family bathroom with electric shower and an inviting bath! There are 2 bedrooms with both double and single beds and a large ensuite master bedroom with double bed.
Private area outside for BBQs and watching sunsets with secure private car parking to the front.
Though cosy the house has stone floors and a few steps inside - so probably wont suit very young children or those less stable on their feet. But do ask if you have any concerns.
Neighbours are friendly and helpful and most can turn their hand to fixing and mending if needed.

The view from the kitchen table is mesmerising! Indeed on some of the wilder winter days, this is the best spot to watch the massive waves crash to shore. A good spot to write that novel!
Its a quiet rural area that is Irish speaking (classes to learn Irish are available locally if you wanted!), but everyone also speaks English! From the house you can walk to one of two local pubs one offering terrific award winning seafood. It’s also possible to walk to the beach for your morning swim, explore a rocky coastline or take off into the mountains.
The local people are private but friendly and the pub offers a great place for a chat, not to mention great Guinness. The local village with a few more pubs and shops is 4kms while visitor attractions including Glenveagh National Park, Tory Island and Ards Forest Park, horseriding and windsurfing are only short drives.
The house and area will offer you a feeling of peace and quiet, but there is enough to do for those who love the outdoors. We would request non smokers only.
The house is 3 hours from Belfast Airport and 5 hours from Dublin. There is also a small local airport Carrickfin with flights from Dublin and Glasgow. We recommend hiring a car from the airport.

Paula and Jim have owned the house now for 18 years and have renovated alot of it themselves. Paula works as a manager in a charity and Jim is presently restoring and building old wooden boats and yachts. In the past we have owned a wine and coffee shop so wine growing countries would suit us perfectly.
We do not need to swap homes at the same time as our Donegal farmhouse is now our holiday home.
Note we do not have a TV in the house but mobile signal with 3 is excellent for streaming.
There is also a large shed for drying clothes and storing equipment such as surf boards, canoes, bikes etc.

Features

More about us

  1. Couple with an interest in the environment and the outdoors

  2. The house is in an Irish speaking area of Ireland

  3. We are open to unique holidays/destinations and dont need to a simultaneous holiday.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

This is a rural area but not isolated. There is great transport to both the local towns and Letterkenny, while a local bus runs to Dublin twice a day- all within walking distance of the house.

Buzzy restaurants
Great local intimate restaurants with terrific seafood.
Cool bars
Traditional music pubs in Falcarragh (5miles from house)
Cozy cafés
Dunfanaghy (10miles) has great coffee shops and craft shops.
Retail therapy
Letterkenny 35 miles, Dungloe 15 miles with everything you would need.
Bit of culture
Numerous festivals locally, craft shops and exhibitions all along the coast.
Walks in the park
Glenveagh National Park is 12 miles away
Spot of exercise
5 miles of beach and the infamous Errigal Mountain for the more adventurous.
Day tripping
Take a boat to the islands and see the sea cliffs with puffins galore

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