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An Shorlán Self Catering Acc

from £36 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

View of An Shorlan from the front lawn

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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 stunning views over the Foyle and the rugged coastline of Northern Ireland.

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 enclosed 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 and 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)
Access Car advised
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

Features and Facilities

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
Access Parking

The Province of Ulster region


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.

Northburgh Castle:

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.

Kinnagoe Bay:

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

Just Kayak:

Kayaking, archery, canoeing, orienteering, pier jumping are some of the activities available at Just Kayak on the shorefront in Moville.

Moville Pottery:

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

Glenlevin Waterfall:

This stunning 30 feet Pól an Cás waterfall is located at Glenlevin on the outskirts of Clonmany village and is well signposted. .

Mamore Gap:

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.

Malin Head:

"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.

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11 Sep 2014


"Wonderful cottage"

We stayed with our two young children and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mary made us feel so at home and welcome. The cottage is fantastic - with lots of homely touches. Lots to do in Greencastle and surroun… More

7 Aug 2014


"A very cosy and welcoming home in an ideal location"

An Shorlan is a fantastic property for a holiday in Inishowen. The house is cosy and feels more like someone's home than a holiday home. The garden and location is perfect for young children set … More

8 Jun 2014


"Donegal Tranquility."

We were met at Greencastle Ferry Port by Owner Mary Gillens charming daughter and escorted to An Shorlan.
The bungalow is situated high up in Greencastle so there are wonderful views to be enjoyed.
everything you require is here in this clean and homely holiday retreat.
I was with my Wife, Mum and Dad not forgetting our Springer Spaniel Dog.
We sat in the garden for hours enjoying the sunshine and comfort.
All facilities such as bedrooms and bathrooms are well decorated and easy to use.
For us we normally do not return to a holiday destination but for An Shorlan we will make an exception.

6 May 2014


"An absolutely beautiful home from home!"

A beautiful bungalow, set in a lovely location. Very clean and everything you need for a family break. The kids loved it. Will most definitely be back!… More

1 May 2014



An Shorlan is the perfect holiday home. Everything we could have asked for. Home away from home. Scenery breathtaking, fab beaches. JD enjoyed your great garden. Great stay will be back. Thanks Mary… More

18 Oct 2013



The house was so clean and tidy. It was a pleasure to stay there and surrounding scenery was spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

18 Sep 2013



my finace and myself took a weekend break here in the middle of September with our dog susie. Mary the owner even came and met us in the town and took us to the house so that we didnt get lost. The … More

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