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Whin Cottage

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Whin Cottage is situated well back from the road, close to the blue flag beach at Shroove. It provides the ideal location for getting away from it all and exploring the spectacular Inishowen Peninsula.

You can spend your days relaxing and enjoying the breathtaking views across Lough Foyle, watching the occasional boat go by, or venture out to see the beautiful sandy beaches at Kinnegoe or Culdaff. Safe for children and lots of golf, walking, or sea sports for the more energetic visitors.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Shroove 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Derry City Airport 35 km, Nearest railway: Derry 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 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
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage is more than 100 years old and has been carefully renovated to provide all the comforts of modern living whilst maintaining it's charm and atmosphere.

The oil fired heating and open fire ensure it is cosy all year round and the fully equipped kitchen has all the utensils needed for self-catering.

Freeview TV in living room.

Fantastic views from all rooms.

Main bedroom with king sized bed and TV.

Bathroom with separate shower and shower fitting over bath.

Further details outdoors

Large garden with BBQ and garden furniture.

Well away from road.

Safe for children.

Parking for several cars.

Further details

Cot and high chair available on request.

Well behaved pets welcome.

The Donegal region

The Inishowen Peninsula is in the most northerly part of Donegal. The fantastic scenery, the ever changing skies and their reflection on the water are a constant delight to watch.

The gentle hills and the rugged mountains are a pleasure for hill-walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.

A great variety of beautiful sandy beaches for water sports and family fun.


The cottage is close to the fishing village of Greencastle. There are restaurants and traditional pubs, a Maritime Museum and Planetarium, a Norman Castle built in 1303 and a Martello tower dating from the Napoleonic Wars.

There is also a golf course, some lovely shore paths and a selection of small sheltered beaches. The ferry from Greencastle to Magilligan gives access to the north coast of Derry and Antrim and such famous sites as the Giant's Causeway.

The seaside town of Moville is about 10 minutes drive and offers shopping , restaurants, traditional pubs with Irish music and a variety of festivals throughout the year.

Other local activities and attractions -




Sea angling

Golf (Greencastle, Redcastle and Ballyliffin)

Scenic tours (Inishowen 100 and Causeway Coastal Route)

Historic City of Derry (30 min drive)

The Cairn Visitor Centre

Doagh Island Famine Village

Guns of Dunree Military Museum

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2 Jan 2014


"Beautiful clean holiday cottage in stunning location."

Thanks very much Alison for providing such a lovely cottage. Especially loved the Christmas tree to keep us in the Christmas spirit over new year!! We will definitely be making a return visit. … More

Thanks for the review, it's good to know that we are maintaining our high standards.

23 Aug 2013


"Wonderful property"

Just stayed here for a week with our children and had the most wonderful relaxing time. Property is beautiful very welcoming and has everything you will need for your stay. The place was spotless and… More

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. I'm delighted that you found everything very satisfactory, we endeavour to make everyone's stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

30 Nov 2012


"The best holiday home we've ever stayed in"

Thanks to Alison who provided a holiday home exactly as described - brilliant sea views and very close to the beach / lighthouse etc. The descriptions / photos don't do the house justice. It is everything we could have wished for and more. And the handover was very relaxed.

It's good of you to take the time to post the review. The feedback is very important to me and a great help to future visitors. I'm glad that you found the information accurate and enjoyed your stay in the cottage so much. Thanks

5 Nov 2012


"Home from Home with fantastic view of Lough Foyle"

Just returned from another brilliant stay in Whin Cottage. This was our 7th visit to the cottage since 2006. If you are looking for excellent accommodation, beautiful views, small sandy beach and a … More

It's great to get such a positive review. We have worked hard over the years to maintain and improve our standards, your comfort is important to us. Thanks

19 May 2011



This house is really a home away from home. Everything one would need is available even hot water bottles. The view is out of this world, although I might be a wee bit biased as I was born in Shrov… More

I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and thanks for taking the time to provide such a positive review.

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:05 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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