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Sea View overlooking Dungloe Bay/Arranmore Island

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April view over Dungloe Bay and Arranmore Island from cottage

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This very spacious holiday cottage stands in its own grounds with an open plan dining / conservatory / lounge area with doors on to a patio area, separate sitting room with open fire, kitchen and utility room all with excellent views to watch stunning sunsets. There are two double bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath on the ground floor. On the first floor are two large twin bedrooms and a shower room with wc.

The holiday cottage is an ideal base from which to explore the hidden gem that is Donegal with the most blue flag beaches in Ireland - where there are no strangers only friends you have not met !

Situated on an island studded bay, Dungloe is an important game angling centre with 130 lakes there is some superb salmon, trout and sea trout fishing. The local wild bog and reed beds are a perfect haven for wildlife and support a wide variety of birds offering some lovely walks and hikes.

Chill out,relax and enjoy life at a very different pace.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Maghery 4.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carrickfin 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The house is designed to give you stunning views of the surrounding area from the open plan kitchen/dining/living area, conservatory, sitting room and en suite bedroom.

All modern conveniences including deck chairs and sunloungers are provided along with a broad range of books and the board games you have but don't have time to use at home.

For those who are a little more energetic we have two high quality mountain bikes and for walking we have a range of many sizes of wellingtons to allow you enjoy the locality to the full - a climb up the hill at the back of the Cottage is a must........

Two cots and two high chairs are also available on request.

Further details outdoors

The property sits on a hill side site where you are free to climb and roam and you may get the occasional visit from a small herd of red deer. It is advisable to bring climbing boots or wellingtons (some provided) to get the most from exploring this location.

A small shed stores some beach toys and this can be used to store/dry your wetsuits, golf and fishing gear, etc.

There is adequate parking space for at least 4 cars behind and at the side of the house.

Further details

* Local tourist attractions and all local details provided in information pack on arrival - here are some websites to check out in advance to help your break :

www.danielodonnellvisitorcentre.com

www.maryfromdungloe.com

www.globosapiens.net/travel.../Dunlewy-1063.html - all you need to know about climbing Mount Errigal - really nice climb and brilliant views.

www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie

www.dunleweycentre.com/

www.cruitislandgolfclub.com

www.narinportnoogolfclub.ie

www.rosapenna.ie

www.donegaldirect.com

www.oakfieldpark.com which is well worth a visit

Walkers check out - www.letswalkdonegal.com, www.activedonegal.com, www.walkireland.ie , www.donegalwalkerswelcome.com, www.sliabhliagwalkers.com

Also Donegal has the most Blue Flag Beaches in Ireland - closest Blue Flag is just beside Carrickfinn Airport.

* We prefer Saturday to Saturday rentals during July and August but will consider special requirements as needed.

The Donegal region

Donegal is the most northerly county on the island of Ireland, but still only three hours from Dublin. Explore wild rugged Atlantic shores and peaceful tranquil lakeland, dense woodland and wide open spaces.

Visit the beautiful Glenveagh National Park and Castle, or explore one of the many touring routes - travel from Horn Head in Sheephaven Bay to Malin Head in Inishowen and pass through some of the most picturesque towns and villages and witness spectacular coastal views.

In the south of the county, the famous Donegal Bay stretches from beautiful Bundoran to Donegal Town and onto Glencolmcille. View it all from the sea cliffs of Slieve League while watching fishing boats from Killybegs bringing home their fish catch.

Experience the heritage and culture of the Donegal people who are renowned for their special warmth, welcome and friendliness. With Ireland’s largest Irish speaking Gaeltacht region you can immerse yourself in language, song and dance. Beidh fáilte romhat i nDún na nGall.

Donegal provides a brilliant backdrop for an activity holiday. Golfers need not go far to find a green, anglers can cast upon the many lakes, rivers mighty Atlantic Challenges Sea anglers. Escape to the unpopulated areas by bike or by foot and walkers are spoilt for choice with routes at both high and low level, as well as waymarked routes. Trek along the vast landscape on horseback with many equestrian centres throughout the county or partake in something a little more demanding at one of our outdoor adventure centres where watersport enthusiasts are well catered for.

The county is also home to some of the finest restaurants and the most delightfully prepared dishes to be found anywhere in Ireland. The people of Donegal have never lost the art of preparing good food, authentic dishes and cuisine that is truly delicious. It is a place where the rich wilderness and rugged landscape provide only the freshest of local produce. With many restaurants and pubs offering good cooking, a hearty meal is always on the menu.

Dungloe

Dungloe is known locally as the Capital of the Rosses, its Irish name 'An Clochán Liath' (Grey Stone), has its origins in the period before the construction of the Dungloe Bridge in 1762. Prior to this date, entry to the town was by means of stepping-stone across the river.

Dungloe is an ideal touring base from which to explore the west coast of Donegal. One of the main reasons why people come to this area is its fame as a great place for fishing due in no small measure to the work of the Rosses Angling Association. With 130 lakes, the visiting angler can enjoy the superb fishing for salmon, trout and sea trout. The wild bog and reed beds area haven for wildlife and the views of the bay, particularly the cliff views from the Cruit Island Golf Club south to Arranmore, are memorable. Nearby golf courses include the very scenic Cruit Island, Portnoo and Gweedore with many beautiful beaches some of which are Blue Flag.

Glenveigh National Park is approx 40 minutes away and is well worth a visit covering 16,000 hectares and includes Glenveigh Estate, Derryveagh Mountains and Lough Veagh. It is home to Ireland's largest herd of red deer and some roam the hill behind this cottage. Dunlewey Visitor Centre and Mount Errigal are just a few of the many other local major attractions within easy reach.

Also the home of the Mary From Dungloe Festival, which takes place each summer attracting people from all over Ireland and indeed from all over the world. Now also the home of the Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre (www.danielodonnellvisitorcentre.com) ,there are too many attractions to mention individually within a 25km radius of Dungloe - see www.DiscoverIreland.ie (select Donegal then Dungloe and local attractions), www.donegalcounty.com and www.irelandnorthwest.ie. These websites will link you to the many and very varied attractions in the area.

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15 Sep 2014

5/5

"House even better than pictures suggest"

Very relaxing break, was impressed by the size and layout of the house on arrival. Views out of the front windows and sitting on the front porch were incredible. 15 minute walk from the town with a great choice of bars, 5 euro Taxi ride back if required. Owners could not have been more helpful even offering an extra night for free due to a cancellation which is unheard of, would definitely stay again.

Thanks R for your kind words - delighted you all had such a nice relaxing time with us on the hill in Dungloe - you'd be more than welcome in the future. Regards M

3 Jul 2014

5/5

"The house was terrific and exceeded all of our expectations"

The view was fantastic and the location was terrific for exploring, beach and plenty of golf options nearby. The house was very well equipped and the view of the bay from every room was really great. Our only regret was that we could only stay for one week.

29 Apr 2014

5/5

"Superbe location"

Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable dans ce beau cottage qui dispose de tout le confort avec une vue superbe sur la baie de Dungloe ( couchers de soleil garantis! ) Les propriétaires sont … More

28 Apr 2014

5/5

"Lovely comfortable cottage, beautiful area of Ireland"

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Mary and Kieran's house. It is extremely spacious and well equipped. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We loved the nearby beaches and the views fr… More

12 Jan 2014

5/5

"Excellent"

The house was perfect, fully equipped and extremely comfortable and spacious. It is in the most beautiful location with superb views. We have stayed in many holiday rentals in the area and this is one… More

Thanks J & Family for staying with us - we're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we'd love to see you again in the future.

30 Jul 2013

5/5

"Best week ever"

Our family stayed here for a week .We were greeted by the owners on our arrival they couldn't have been any more helpful.The house was better than we have ever could of imagined.A home from home.… More

15 Jul 2013

5/5

"Comfortable, spacious, great location with magnificent views."

Stayed a week and had a great time. House is very spacious, bright and comfortable with all the facilities and equipment you could want, particularly liked the large dishwasher which saved a lot of ti… More

14 Jul 2013

4/5

"Fantastic views, spacious and comfortable house - road access could be better."

We stayed for a week and had a great time. The house is very spacious and comfortable with one of the best views across Dungloe Bay to Aran Island. The kitchen area has all the amenities you could nee… More

28 Apr 2013

5/5

"Wonderful place to stay- Great House, Superb Views, Perfect location."

We stayed there over Easter with our 2 children aged 9 and 5yrs. We would highly recommend it, the house is lovely inside with all mod cons and the owners are great, very friendly and helpful. They th… More

10 Jan 2013

5/5

"Excellent stay- Highly Recommended accommodation"

This is a beautiful place to stay. Secluded enough to feel very intimate and quiet but only a 10ish minutes walk from Dungloe town centre, where the number of pubs for such a small town is astounding.… More

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Calendar last updated:09 Nov 2014

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