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Cruit Island House and the view toward the Irish mainland at sunset

House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 8

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

Spend your days golfing, walking in the hills, boating to nearby islands or just sitting by the fire enjoying the spectacular views. The house is on a cliff over looking a small beach with plenty of choices of all sort of sandy beaches all around the house and island.

The setting is Cruit Island, where your neighbours are a clutch of thatched-roof cottages, a pony and a golf course. The nearest village is Dungloe, a market town in Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) County Donegal, northwest Ireland. This area has been inhabited for about 4,000 years.

Although the location is rustic, the house has all modern comforts. Donegal House is a 15-minute drive from Donegal Airport, with flights to and from Dublin five days per week, and six flights to Glasgow, Scotland per week.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 7 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Donegal Airport
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, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Cruit Island House sleeps up to 10 people. Three of the bedrooms are en suite; all have stunning ocean views. Double rooms have queen-sized beds; the master bedroom has a king-sized bed. All linens are provided.

The house has two working fireplaces.

In addition to all modern kitchen conveniences and table settings, facilities and equipment include:

• One televisions, DVD, satellite TV, stereo

• Hair dryer

• Laundry and ironing facilities for personal use

• All linens

• A small library

Further details outdoors

Cruit Island House is stand on a cliff with 14 acres of land over looking the Atlantic

The house has a garage.

The Donegal region

County Donegal is located in extreme northwest Ireland. The Atlantic coast is rugged and provides some of the most dramatic views in Europe.

You may use Cruit House as a base for exploring sights in northwest Ireland such as:

The cliffs at Slieve League

Donegal Castle

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park contains 14,000 hectares of mountain, raised bogland, lakes and woodlands. It gets its name from the Irish words meaning “glen of the birches”. There is a scenic drive and plenty of opportunities to get out and walk.

Donegal Castle was started in the 1500s and its history tells the history of the area. The building is partly restored and tours are available.The Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum is a cluster of six small houses that illustrate how local people lived in the nineteenth century.Glebe House and Gallery, Letterkenny, is a historic house in the Regency Style. It is listed as an Irish Heritage site. Access is by guided tour only.

When it comes to shopping, Donegal is known for two things: tweeds and crafts. Magee’s of Donegal Town sells Donegal tweeds and linens in its shop and by mail order. McNutt’s in Downing is a 100-year-old producer and seller of wovens and knitwear. It also has a jewellery shop. The Donegal Craft Village, Donegal Town, sells the produce of local artisans and is worth a look. Too see the studios themselves, the Crafts Council of Ireland operates a Crafts Trail that runs throughout the county. For more information about shopping in County Donegal, visit the Irish Tourism Board.


Cruit Island House comes equipped with a small motorboat for fishing or sight-seeing. The launch is very near to the house. You can also fish from shore. Have a look at this list of good spots from the Irish Sea Anglers Association.

For more serious sea angling, you may wish to join one of the local tours or charters, such as Donegal Sea Angling And Boating Centre, based in Burtonport, only five miles from the Cruit Island, or Tuna Charters Ireland. Donegal Bay Sea Safari, based in Donegal Town, offers tours of the coast in rugged fashion.

Hikers have their choice of easy to difficult walks in this part of Donegal. There are organised tours, such as Walking Ireland, or you can just set out on your own from the house or nearby. Hill walking (or hiking) ranges from easy to difficult in this area. You can join an organised walk or just set out on your own exploring the hills and beaches of Cruit Island.

There are a few rock climbing clubs for those looking for guidance, and, of course, plenty of rocks! The closest opportunity for horse riding is very closeby indeed, in Kincasslagh, at the Inisfree Equestrian Centre.

The pub holds a special place in Irish life. Each neighbourhood has a “local”, where people gather regularly to talk and have a drink. The closest pubs to Cruit Island House are in Kincasslagh, just across the bridge from the island to the mainland. Bonner’s is one of the most colourful, and lone visitors can peruse a selection of interesting books on Ireland.

Cruit Island Golf Club is a difficult nine-hole course located just a short walk from the house, and with its own restaurant and pub. To book a tee time or lesson with a pro, phone the club. The clubhouse is closed during the winter months but open every day May through September.

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19 Dec 2012



What a wonderful home everything you could possibly need it has, and more. We had a group of 9 people . The views are amazing actually breath taking the golf is within walking distance so is the beach. If and when I return no matter if it is just my husband and I we will stay right there. It is close to the airport and you can pick up your rental car at the same time. Beautiful little town of Burtonport is close by as our great little restaurants. Everyone in the group were very impressed that I had found this gem. I hope everyone else will as well.

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