Ard Na Mara
About the home
Ard Na Mara is recently completed luxury holiday home with a spacious open plan lounge, sun room, kitchen and dining area. The lounge has a open fire and house has central heating throughout. The kitchen is modern with a dining area adjoining the lounge and sun room, large windows take advantage of views of Sheephaven Bay, Horn Head, Tory Island and Atlantic Ocean.
The reception hall leads to 2 bedrooms and main bathroom. The staircase leads to the galleria on the first floor adjoining 2 large master bedrooms complete with en suite. Each bedroom has panaromic views of mountains, Horn Head cliffs, Sheephaven Bay and out to the Atlantic.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Downings Beach, 3km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 11|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The style of the house incorporates a blend of contemporary and traditional features. The ground floor has natural pine floors, natural slate and a natural stone fire place. The kitchen is large, well equipped with plenty of storage and breakfast bar. The dining area, lounge and sun room have a southern aspect and benefit from natural light.
There is a 32" TV with Sky and DVD in the lounge and a portable TV with DVD in the main bedroom.
Further details outdoors:
The garden has been extensively landscaped with spacious areas of decking adjoining the sun lounge and leading to natural stone paved court yard on the sheltered side of the house, 'a sun trap on a bright day'. These areas are furnished with loungers, tables, chairs and BBQ available for alfresco dining.
The gardens are well maintained with large lawns and colourful shrubs and flowers in spring and summer.
Parking available for 5 cars.
Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 25% deposit is required on bookings with balance payable 4 weeks prior to departure.
Payment in full required for bookings made less than 6 weeks before holiday.
Security deposit of £200.00 against damages to be included with final payment, refunded after an inspection of the house within 14 days of departure.
Payment can be made bank transfer, cheque or debit/credit cards by paypal ( Paypal 3 % booking fee).
The change over day is Saturday during high season, check for other arrangements.
We do not except groups, families only !
Oil-fired central heating and electricity included.
Bed linen and towels are included, but we ask that you provide your own beach towels.
Checkout time is 11.00 am, check in time is after 4pm.
Games room available with 7ft american pool table, football table and sofa bed, £60.00 per week extra.
The Donegal region
County Donegal presents an ever-changing spectacle of landscapes and seascapes set against a backdrop of mountains and moors, with evidence everywhere of traditional Irish culture. Donegal boasts a vast rugged coastline softened regularly by a succession of beautiful beaches with golden sand and clear fresh waters. Inland, Donegal is wild and unspoilt with winding roads leading to never-ending spectacular vistas.
Golfing and fishing are popular activities in County Donegal and there is no shortage of facilities available. Other major attractions include Glenveagh National Park and Castle, Tory Island, Glebe House and Gallery, Colmcille Heritage Centre, Fort Dunree Military Museum and Abbey Mill Wheels.
The Downings / Ardbane area
The seaside village of Downings a pleasant resort that commands a superb views and has a good sandy beach. Downings is on the rosguill pennisula and its well establised Atlantic drive touring route.
Downings, the peninsula's main fishing village is situated on a lovely curved beach. The beach is ideal for children as the water is very shallow for a long way out.
Things to do in the Downing area;
There are two 18-hole championship courses at the nearby Rosapenna Hotel. The golf courses are a few minutes' drive from the house and include Old Tom Morris Links and The Sandy Hills Links. Golf courses at Dunfanaghy and Portsalon are nearby.
Donegal is rich in waves. Surfing locations nearby include Tramore Beach, Marble Hill Beach, Tra Na Rossan Beach and Ballyhernan Beach. Surfing schools are available during July and August on Marble Hill Beach (Jaws Watersports) and Ballyhernan Beach (Adventure One). Body boards available for hire in Jaws Watersports, Downings.
3) WIND SURFING
Top class conditions offer the enthusiast endless possibilities along the 3 mile stretch of clear Atlantic wind and surf, popular all year round. Irish Windsurfing Series held on the last weekend in July on Downings beach.
4) CYCLING / MOUNTIAN BIKING
Choice of routes along the coastline, with or without hills, with or without pub-stops. Trail badger web site for details on routes.
5) DEEP SEA ANGLING
Rich pickings of tope, gurnard, flat fish, pollack, mackerel, spotted dog, conger, blue shark & giant skate, local fishing charters available. Contact rosguill charters for day trips, must be booked in advance.
6) BEACH WALKING
A choice of crisp open beaches to recharge the batteries and fill the lungs with healthy Donegal charge. Tramore, Tra Na Rossan and Murder Hole beach are our favourites.
7 - DIVING
Crystal clear waters abound with animal life in and out of abandoned wrecks. Mevagh Dive Centre, Carrigart offer local dive trips.
8 - PITCH AND PUT/ Driving Range
Everybody has to start some time, and here is perhaps the best in the country, or hit a few balls at the driving range.
9 - NATIONAL PARK
We are only a short hop away from Glenveagh National Park in 40,000 acres of ancient woodland and its majestic Mansion.
10 - PHOTOGRAPHY
Opportunities around every corner and headland to capture that elusive shot youâ??ve always longed for.
11 - ANCESTOR TRACING
Well positioned to visit two of Donegal is best equipped sources of the counties heritage at Ramelton & Inch Island.
12 - CRUISE TO TORY AND ARANMORE ISLANDS
Discover the peace and tranquillity of a life style long forgotten.
13 - DOWNINGS BAY LEISURE CENTRE
Relax in the Jacuzzi and steam room after a quiet session in the pool or if our feeling fit visit the gym.
14 - LOCAL SEAFOOD
Enjoy the day-fresh fruits of the sea from local restaurantsâ?¦â?¦.Bon Appetite!
15 - VISIT A TRADITIONAL PUB
Enjoy a bit of craic, a turf fire and some music in the Harbour Bar, Singing Pub or Glen Bar.
How to get there
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There are frequent flights into Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Donegal airports.
Some useful websites are;
Traveling time to Downings;
Derry Airport (85 Km) approximately 1hr
Donegal Airport (55 km) approximately 50 mins
Belfast International Airport (120 km) approximately 1hr 50 mins.
Dublin Airport (280 km) approximately 3 hr 30 mins.
For competitive car hire, book early for the best price.
Activities near Downings
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
09 Aug 2012
Ideal facilities for a family group, especially with young children. A very well equiped house. Located in a traquil and scenic area
21 Jul 2012
We stayed in Ard Na Mara for 1 week in July. The house was big and had more than enough room for our party of 10 (6 adults and 4 children). The house has a great living area with open planned dining and living area with enough crockery and utensils to go around, The house is situated just outside Downings which has a great beach and is close by to Carrigart which has a Centra for groceries. We travelled to Dunfanaghy (30 mins) a couple of days which had a really good golf course €25 and a fantastic beach. The Atlantic Drive where the house in situation has a scenic drive all round the peninsula with stunning views. All in all we had a fantastic time in the house and the area,
04 Jul 2011
We hired Ard na Mara as a place to hold a family reunion - and the house comfortably housed 6 adults, four children and one infant. The facilities were top knotch - all mod cons and we arrived to... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January - April||18 Jan 12||1 Apr 12||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||1 Apr 12||15 Apr 12||£ 690||-||-||1 Week|
|May - June||15 Apr 12||1 Jul 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 760||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 12||30 Sep 12||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|October - December||30 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 690||-||-||1 Week|
|January - March||5 Jan 13||25 Mar 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||25 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 690||-||-||1 Week|
|May - June||7 Apr 13||6 Jul 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August||6 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 790||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|October - December||29 Sep 13||22 Dec 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 790||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Oil-fired central heating, electricity, complementary coal, logs and turf included.
Weekend rates are £340 for 2 nights, £390 for 3 nights and £440 for 4 nights, only available outside June, July, August, Christmas and Easter.
Bed linen and towels are included, but we ask that you provide your own beach towels.
Checkout time is 11 noon; check in time is after 4pm.Book
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