“Many thanks to Ivor & Marlene for welcoming us to their beautiful holiday home in Donegal. From our initial contact requesting the exchange they responded immediately and in an amazing friendly way. On arrival they were there to meet and greet us with tea and goodies. They left a lovely welcome pack for us. The home is beautiful with fantastic views over Mulroy bay. We fell in love with Donegal, the endless beaches Like Tramore are beautiful. The scenery is breathtaking. Great location to visit The many attractions in the area such as Fanad lighthouse, Horn head and Doe Castle. We Highly recommend Ivor and Marlenes home as an exceptional home to exchange. Many thanks Sheilagh & Sean ”
Ivor & Marlene's reviewsAs a host (8)
“We had the most wonderful time at Ivor and Marlene’s home. Communication was excellent as was the so welcome tea and goodies basket. Hosts par excellence! As well as being delightfully kind and thoughtful, it was great getting all the local knowledge and advice. The kitchen has ever gadget imaginable and meals were a pleasure to prepare . It is a wonderful place to explore the North West from. We would go back in a heartbeat. We wish we could have spent more time with Ivor and Marlene as well as their home. Some wonderful insights into the country. Marlene and Ivor. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Do hope we can return the hospitality soon”
“Had a wonderful time at Ivor and Marlene's house in Downings. We were there for 5 nights with our two small kids and really enjoyed it. Fantastic beaches to visit just down the road, great restaurants in Downings itself and we were golfing in Rosappenna which is world class. The house if very comfortable, clean and well organised in terms of all that you need for a great stay. The sun room is fantastic place to sit and relax and watch the fishing boats going in and out. Ivor and Marlene were great hosts and wouldn't hesitate going back again. In fact we have just arranged another swap for my parents to go and visit this wonderful part of the world. Eoin”
“This was one of the quickest swaps we have ever done, and Ivor & Marlene we’re the perfect hosts. They ran about the previous day to make sure the cottage was warm and stocked up, for our arrival on Sunday. (As we only booked it on the Friday). The cottage is beautiful, well equipped and warm and tastefully decorated. We had stunning views across the loch from the cottage windows/garden. Everything was in order, the situation of the cottage is great to visit places and the beaches around are breathtaking. The village of Downings and Carrigart are quaint and have great shops and market. Choice of restaurants and bars to visit for meals and craic.,! All in all a fab week . Would go back to Donegal in a heartbeat. ”
“Ivor and Marlene were fantastic hosts. They met us at their holiday home and showed us around, even leaving a hamper of delicious goodies for us. A truly lovely couple. And their house was perfect. Wonderful, cosy and super well kept. A place obviously loved and enjoyed by themselves. In a stunning spot too with gorgeous beaches very nearby. A wonderful spot for exploring what donegal has to offer. We had a really lovely holiday. Great spot for kids too. The big garden was perfect for them to run around in. Thanks so much Ivor and Marlene!!”
“Ivor & Marlene are perfect hosts and they have thought of everything you might need in their beautiful,cosy & comfortable holiday cottage. We only stayed for three nights but would have liked to have stayed for much longer as there is so much to see & do in this lovely part of Ireland. Highly recommended! ”
“We stayed at Ivor and Marlene's cottagefor three days in early September. They met us at the cottage and were very gracious hosts who gave us a tour of the facilities and then offered us tea and a breakfast basket, as well as suggesting areas of interest to visit while we were there. The cottage was well equipped , neat, comfortable and is in a lovely area on the northern tip of Ireland. The location is well located for scenic driving tours as well as a day trip into Londerry.”
“We had a really nice stay in Donegal, the cottage is very beautifull, quiet, equiped : perfect ! The email exchanges with Ivor e Marlene were very efficient and detailed, with all information needed. The owners were very kind and helpful with us. I highly recommend this cottage for the holidays”
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.
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