Modern cottage style bungalow

Modern cottage style bungalow


Jun 2015

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

We prefer the opportunity to swap directly simultaneously or non simultaneously rather than points. Currently we can only consider travelling to U.K. and Europe.

There is a minimum stay of 5 nights for points.

We are sorry we have to include this section, but in the past we have had Swappers requesting Swaps for “High Season” and only offering us “Low Season” swaps to their homes, others request a “Cleaning fee etc”
We normally offer all our Swaps without any charges, however, when requesting a Swap, please be clear, we play fair;
If you only offer us “Low Season” swaps then we will only offer you “Low Season” swaps. If you request a “Cleaning/Linen Charge etc” we will also request a “Cleaning /Linen Charge etc” from you. (This also applies when making a point’s swap)

Our cottage is located on the famous Atlantic Drive (8 miles circumference) which boasts beautiful and breathtaking views of the rugged Rosguill peninsula coastline in Donegal, part of one of the five main sections of the Wild Atlantic Way. The cottage has 3 bedrooms all with double beds, one with an en-suite. The bathroom has a shower (no bath) there is a large kitchen/dining area with a patio door leading to the garden area and living room with TV and doors leading out to a conservatory. We do not have internet in the house but we get reasonable 3G and 4G reception, and there is free WiFi at various restaurants/pubs nearby.

Anyone visiting will require a car which is essential to get around. It is overlooking Mulroy bay, and only 1 mile from the Downings beach and village and 2 miles from the village of Carrigart both of which have convenience stores. Other small villages within 10-15 minutes drive are Milford, Ramelton, Creeslough (home town of famous Irish singer Bridie Gallagher) and Dunfanaghy. There are 3 beautiful beaches within 2 mile radius of the house, Tramore, (this beach is a lovely peaceful 2 hour walk) the Strand and the Downings. There are a number of beautiful walks of varying grades around the area, two mountain bikes can be made available for your use, if requested in advance.

There is a wealth of activities available locally: Pony Trekking, Angling, Hiking, Watersports and Golf, with the famous Rosapenna golf course set in 800 acres of peaceful grounds, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean across the bays of Sheephaven and Mulroy, with its luxurious 4-star hotel boasting two 18-hole championship golf courses.

Downings harbour is a popular fishing destination with Rosguill Charter boat hire based there.
There are many small pubs in the area with traditional Irish music evenings and a short distance from the house is the thatched Singing Pub known locally as An Sibin Ceoil. (Free WiFi available)

The newly constructed Blaney Bridge 2 miles from Carrigart connects the Rosguill and Fanad peninsulas. Within a few miles there are various point of interest; Salt Lake, Ards Forest Park, Glenveagh National Park, Dunlewey Centre with boat trips on the lake, Mount Errigal, Kilmacrennan with it’s thatched cottage and going further from the area you have the Bloody Foreland headland leading to the area of Dungloe. This is the area that Daniel O’Donnell comes from and just outside Dungloe is the small village where he was born called Kincasslagh. Not forgetting the Mary from Dungloe International Festival The festival is centred on a pageant bringing young women from all parts of the world to Dungloe hoping to be crowned as ‘Mary from Dungloe’. On the Inishowen peninsula we have the Famine Village, rated number 2 of things to do in County Donegal on trip advisor.

The nearest city from the house is Letterkenny, (about 25 miles) the largest in Donegal and then a further 20 miles is the historic city of Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland, crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene, which is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe, with it’s 17th century walls which are accessible for walking around (1.5km) and still preserves its Renaissance Style street plan to this day. In summer there is an open top tour bus with commentary to take you around the city. The city also claims Europe’s largest collection of cannon whose origins are known precisely. Many of them thundered in anger over the two seventeenth century sieges. The city also has a vibrant cultural and music scene, in addition to many pubs and restaurants.

Experience one of the wildest, most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring routes in the world. Wherever you travel along the Wild Atlantic Way you’ll find magic, adventure, history and beauty in abundance. Take the 5 day tour of Donegal (356 miles)


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More about us

  1. 1. Due to family commitments at present, we are unable to travel outside UK and Europe. We have been married over 30 yrs (no children) and are non smokers. We will respond to all enquiries.

  2. 2. We are both retired living on the family farm in N. Ireland; Marlene was a biochemist working in a large hospital lab., and Ivor was an mechanical/electronic engineer working for a multi-national electronics firm.

  3. 3. We also enjoy crossing over to UK mainland to travel around by car and would also consider short breaks and non simultaneous exchanges... We love our cottage and would treat your home as we do our own.

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Where is it?


Set in a quiet area overlooking Mulroy Bay within close proximity to many lovely beaches and lots of rural walks some starting from the cottage door. This area attracts many tourists during the summer months, yet it is free and easy to explore the many wide open spaces without congestion.

Buzzy restaurants
Donegal Boardwalk Resort, Beach Hotel Downings. Mullroy Woods Millford, Rathmullan House.
Cool bars
The Singing Pub, Harbour Bar Downings
Cozy cafés
McNutts Coffee House, The Galley Downings
Retail therapy
McElhinney's Ballybofey, Donegal Town, Letterkenny
Bit of culture
An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny
Walks in the park
Glenveigh National Park, Ards Forest Park
Spot of exercise
Magherabeg Leisure Centre, Rosapenna Golf Course
Day tripping
The Famine Village, Donegal Castle/Donegal Town

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