“Spacious house in scenic location” 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,
This quaint former fishing hub is now a fantastic beach destination on the North Coast of County Donegal. Get in touch with the Irish culture and explore the incredible scenery of the area. Book your holiday rental in Downings for a real slice of the Irish seaside experience.
Located in the Rosguill peninsula, and the start and finish point for the Atlantic drive, Downings is not short of breath-taking views. Spend your days just drinking in the lush beauty of this coastal Irish town.
A former significant fishing port turned tourist hotspot, there's still a substantial fishing interest in the local community, with frequent visits from international game fishermen, and many opportunities to get stuck in yourself!
What to Do
Hop in the car and do the Atlantic Drive, one of the most dramatic scenic routes in all of Ireland.
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Enjoy a charming holiday deep in Irish seaside culture and surrounded by stunning views, and book your holiday rental in Downings.
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Lovely base for exploring beautiful Donegal
We loved our stay at Carraig Donn. The house is clean and beautifully presented. Superb views of Sheephaven bay from the front of the house. The bedrooms are spacious with really comfortable beds. Good wifi and excellent value for money. Highly recommended. …
Ard Na Mara, Atlantic Drive
I booked this lovely house for a group of female friends for the Halloween break and it did not disappoint. Stephen has created a real home from home but with extra luxury added e.g the games room, open fire complete with kindling, fire lighters, coal and logs on site, a great choice of DVD movies and a view over the Atlantic too. The facilities here are fantastic, and having 3 bathrooms is so unusual in a holiday let. Tramore beach, the nearest blue flag beach is stunning and we enjoyed long walks here whatever the weather. We came to Ard na Mara to chill, have some fun time together, re-charge our batteries and create lovely memories ... we did all of these and wouldn't hesitate to return in the future. Thanks Stephen, it was a pleasure. …
Absolutely loved this house, it was a real home from home, it had all its orders, everything you needed was there. It's so cosy and had a lovely wood burning stove in the living room. The views from the house were spectacular, I only wished I could have stayed longer. The owners very kindly left us 2 bottles of wine. I highly recommend this place if your looking to stay at the Downings, I will definitely be booking again in the future. Thank you Brendan & patricia …