“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”
Modern cottage style bungalow
Modern cottage style bungalow
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- 3 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 6
- 1 baths
About our home
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 is (90sq meters) and 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 a small living room with TV and doors leading out to a conservatory. We do not have internet access or telephone in the cottage, however there is free WiFi at various restaurants/pubs nearby.
This is our second home and is our quiet retreat, (which is 2 hours from our first home, so unless we are on a simultaneous swap, we will be able to meet you and hand over the keys) 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.
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 in the small town there is a visitor centre to celebrate his life and success. Just outside Dungloe is the small village where he was born called Kincasslagh. On the Inishowen peninsula we have the Famine Village, rated number 2 of things to do in County Donegal on trip advisor.
The nearest large town 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.
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) http://www.ireland.com/en-gb/itineraries/wild-atlantic-way/donegal-in-5-days/
We prefer the opportunity to swap directly simultaneously or non simultaneously rather than points.
- Vacation Home
- No pets
More about us
- 1. Due to family commitments at present, we are unable to travel outside Europe, but are happy to accept rental for our cottage. We have been married over 30 yrs (no children) and are non smokers. We have recently taken early retirement and would like to travel more. We will respond to all enquiries.
- 2. During our professional life we have travelled to various different countries throughout Europe and have also visited USA, Canada, Japan and Israel.
- 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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