An Shorlán, Drumaweir, Greencastle, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland.
This lovely holiday bungalow sited on a half acre site above the Fishing Village of Greencastle with spectacular views of Lough Foyle, Beniveneagh, the Atlantic and the surrounding Antrim Coastline. It is an ideal base for a family holiday in a safe and peaceful location whether you are having a staycation or travelling from further a field. An Shorlán provides excellent self-catering accommodation with great facilities in an absolutely beautiful place to relax at a reasonable price. For a memorable holiday in this beautiful part of North East Inishowen you need look no further than An Shorlán. An Shorlán is a DOG FRIENDLY PROPERTY that offers plenty of outdoor space for your four legged friend.
An Shorlán Facilities:
Three spacious bedrooms to sleep six people all on the one level.
a. A double bedroom with WC & superb Sea views of Lough Foyle and Antrim Coastline.
b. A double bedroom with country views.
c. A twin bedroom with fitted furniture and superb Sea views of Lough Foyle.
Additional Camp Bed available for a seventh guest
Cot and Highchair available on request. Reliable Babysitting service can be arranged.
The owner can provide an extra bed if required to.
The main living room has a leather suite, TV with Saorview, an open fireplace with spectacular views across the River Foyle and the rugged coastline of County Derry..
The spacious main Bathroom is fully tiled and has a Bath and separate Electric Shower cubicle.
The kitchen is bright and spacious with a breakfast bar and a dining table to seat 6 plus people, cooker, microwave oven, large stainless steel fridge freezer, dishwasher, and stereo.
Utility room has a sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and airing cupboards.
An Shorlán has wooden and tiled floors throughout the entire property.
Outside clothes line, iron and ironing board.
Extensive gardens to the front and rear of the property making it ideal for children and pets at play. This property is a great hit with dog owners. The owner has also provided goalposts, trampoline and a selection of toys for our younger visitors.
A Large outdoor garden shed is provided for storage.
Outdoor furniture and charcoal barbecue are provided
Cot, highchair and reliable babysitter are available on request.
Bed linen, towels provided free of charge.
Oil Fired Central Heating.
Pets are welcome at An Shorlán.
An Shorlán is an ideal touring base for Inishowen, discover the hidden gems along the Wild Atlantic Way. Tour the Causeway Coastline via the Car Ferry at the Harbour in Greencastle.
Extensive car parking to front and rear of the property.
The proprietor will meet you at the Ferry Terminal in Greencastle and show you the way to An Shorlan and advise you on all the aspects of An Shorlan. Also all useful information (where to eat and local attractions to visit) and emergency numbers are at hand in An Shorlán.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kinnagoe Bay Beach is less than 10 minutes drive. 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Derry City airport, Airport Rd, Eglinton, Co. Derr 35 km, Nearest railway: City Of Derry 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE:
Welcome to Greencastle, in North East Inishowen. The area can boost many fine tourist attractions including scenic locations beaches, Castle and Church ruins, a Maritime Museum, a car ferry, a busy fishing port, fresh fish and seafood served in our Kealey's Restaurant, coastal walks and much more.
Martello Tower and Fort:
In 1801 the Martello Tower was built in Greencastle overlooking the Foyle on the threat of an invasion to Ireland by Napoleon. The Tower was extended to a Fort in 1812. The Donegal Militia was the last military force to be stationed there.
Richard de Burgh, Red Earl of Ulster constructed the Northburgh Castle in 1305. Edward took the Bruce this castle in 1316 following an invasion from Scotland. He was then crowned King of Ireland. Edward subsequently lost his power in the same year and the castle was restored to De Burgo's who remained in control until 1333.De Burgo's grandson ws killed that same year bringing the Norman influence to an end in this part of the Country.
The shore walk at Greencastle takes you past the Martello Tower and the Northburgh Castle towards Shroove. Another novel feature of the village is the newly refurbished picnic area adjacent to the Post Office. The local townlands of the Greencastle district are identified and translated into Gaeilge on local stone.
Greencastle Golf Links:
The Golf links at Greencastle runs along the shore road very close to the edge of the Foyle. The 18-hole links has well matured fairways, greens, Clubhouse, bar and catering facilities. Visiting groups and societies welcome.
The scenery as you approach this beautiful cove is quite breathtaking as you descend to the exquisite sandy beaches of Kinnagoe Bay where in 1970/71 divers from the Derry Sub-Aqua Club discovered the Spanish Armada Transporter, La Trinidad Valencera. The 1,100-ton wooden ship was badly damaged in a storm and sank 2 days later on 16th September 1588. Many artefacts from the ship can be seen in the Tower Museum in Derry. At the entrance to Kinnagoe there stands a bronze plaque on which charts the location of the 23 Armada ships that floundered along the rugged coast from Co. Kerry to Co.Donegal.
"The Big White Bay":
Located close to Inishowen Head this lovely cove "The Big White Bay" overlooked by Shroove Lighthouse is 10 mins drive away. Its main attraction has to be the fact that it is a European Blue Flag Beach. There is also a picnic site and cliff walks with the holy well at "Port-a-doris" " (Port of the Door") nearby
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium:
Greencastle is an important fishing port so it is only fitting that this heritage and culture is displayed at the Maritime Museum and Planetarium located at the Old Coastguard Station overlooking the harbour. Gift Shop, Tackle and Tea Room also available. In front of the Museum is the striking Monument of Remembrance erected to the memory of all those who were lost at sea in the Inishowen Peninsula.
Kealey's Seafood Bar & Restaurant:
Situated on the harbour in Greencastle. Locally caught seafood and the famous Greencastle Chowder - some of the best in Ireland.
Fresh Seafood and fish can be purchased daily at Greencastle Seafood's
Lough Foyle Ferry Company LTD:
Offers a 15 min shuttle service from Greencastle to Magilligan Point that gives the opportunity to travel to Coleraine, Visit Waterworld and Barry's Amusements at Portrush, Limavady, the world famous Giants Causeway, Rope Bridge, Bushmills Distillery or visit Northern Ireland's largest indoor attraction the recently opened Titanic Museum in Belfast. Travelling on the Ferry saves 49 miles driving.
An Shorlan is within 10 minutes walking distance to BIM Training College and Greencastle Fishing Village where there is an award winning Kealey's Seafood Restaurant, Cairn Visitor Centre as well as several local pubs with live music all within walking distance of An Shorlán.
Local Festivals e.g. Vintage Car Rally, Dylan Fest, The Greencastle Regatta with open-air concerts and the Clonmany Family Festival one of the oldest and most popular open-air festivals with 11 of Ireland's top bands.
The lively town of Moville located along the banks of the Foyle is 2 miles drive away where there is one of Donegal's first signposted Slí Na Sláinte or walk for health that takes you along the riverside towards Greeencastle and back again. There is a children's play park right on the shorefront as well as picnic benches.
Sailing and Sea Angling:
Is available locally at the Piers in Greencastle and Moville.
Cooley 18 hole Pitch and Putt Golf:
Overlooks the Foyle at Moville and is a great attraction for all the family.
Signposted shore path walks from Moville to Greencastle
Kayaking, archery, canoeing, orienteering, pier jumping are some of the activities available at Just Kayak on the shorefront in Moville.
Located on the outskirts of Moville visitors can watch the Potter Lowry Wasson "throwing" the clay or visit the Gift Store and Coffee Shop.
Redcastle Golf Hotel and Leisureland:
Visit the Redcastle Hotel nestled along the banks of the Lough Foyle and experience the heated salt water Thalassotherapy pool and fully equipped Gym. The hotel has a golf Course and kiddie's paradise the indoor Fun Park, Leisureland
Doagh Famine Village Visitor Centre:
Located on the Isle of Doagh on the route to Ballyliffin this is one of Inishowen's top visitor attractions, which traces the changing times of Irelands during Famine to the present time. Exhibits include, Orange Hall, Mass Rock, An Irish Wake etc
Ballyliffin Golf Club:
Is now regarded as one of the finest golf complexes in the world having two of the finest championship links. Nick Faldo is a regular visitor to the club. A golfers' paradise
This stunning 30 feet Pól an Cás waterfall is located at Glenlevin on the outskirts of Clonmany village and is well signposted. .
Mamore Gap is located 5 miles north of Buncrana towards Urris. The "Gap" is 800ft above sea level and offers spectacular views of Leenan, Urris, Dunaff Head and the Atlantic and the Inishowen peninsula. It is well worth your while to stop and take in the magnificent vista below you. At the base of the mountain lie 5 traditional thatched cottages.
"Visit Banba's Crown" at Malin Head Ireland's most Northerly point. View an area of great scenic and historical importance. From here you can see Tory Island, Horn Heed, Bloody Foreland and Dunaff Head away to the west. From here you can visit Just 2 miles away at Portmore Pier you can purchase the Wild Atlantic Salmon, live lobster, crab, oysters and mussels (when in season)
The City of Culture" is a 30-minute drive away. Take a stroll on the pedestrian "Peace Bridge" opened in 2011 that links the East and West banks of Derry/Londonderry.
Take in a West End Show at the Millennium Forum, the North West's largest theatre.