£92 / night
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Melody Farm: cozy little house on 25 acres, tranquil and relaxing – Home 9104216 Farmhouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Melody Farm: cozy little house on 25 acres, tranquil and relaxing – Home 9104216

  • Farmhouse
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Stay and experience the easy-going, friendly, Donegal way of living. Down a long private drive on our own farm with natural bog-land and a river.

National Geographic named Donegal #1 place on the planet to visit - ahead of Peru #5, Canada #7, India #9, South Africa #10, New Zealand #11. And they gave Inishowen peninsula the title “the jewel in the Donegal Crown ...a beautiful area ..still feels undiscovered ..squeezes the 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way into a 4.5-mile nutshell”

The house itself is cosy, clean and well cared-for and last summer guest rooms were refurbished. It's centrally heated by radiators and also has a fire-place in the living-room.

The living-room is relaxing with plenty of seating (sofa, rocking chair). The kitchen is modest with a dining table for 4-5 and plenty of crockery.

The utility room leads to the back door and is kitted out for preparing meals. There is a gas hob, an electric oven and a large microwave. There are plenty of pots, pans and oven dishes.

We have an under-counter fridge and a washing machine.

Your bedrooms are both downstairs. The first has a giant double bed and is at the front of the house. Your second bedroom has a double & a single - handy when there are extra kids along.

Extra fold-out beds are on upstairs landing, easy to set up in living room.

There are plenty of bedspreads, sheets, pillows and throws.

Note: It is a 4 bedroom house but we list it as 2 bedroom because the upstairs rooms are not decorated to guest standard - we keep these for when family are staying.

The house has been our family home, and has generations of mementos (old pictures of the great-grandparents, paintings, nick-nacks ...right down to our raincoats and hats!!) dotted here and there the place has a real lived-in feel. We welcome you to immerse yourself in history and atmosphere ...but if you are mostly drawn to minimalist holiday rentals this might not be to your liking.

*******2 Options are available*******

- a hosted B&B experience or

- have the place entirely to yourself as self-catering

We spend a lot of time here in the summer, so can offer a hosted B&B experience if you are just passing through. If you prefer, you can opt to have the entire place to yourself it's no problem - just specify when you enquire. During winter months (when we're not staying here) our neighbour puts the heat on a day before you arrive so it's nice and toasty for arrival.

The house is cozy and a great place to spend a winter weekend enjoying life's simple pleasures with friends. Or in spring & autumn around the fire-pit outside after dark.

The area is a walker's paradise. Boreens or hill walks are plentiful and in winter you've a good chance of catching the Aura Borealis from the coast. There are local websites which indicate the best times to see it.

*******Summer 2018 update*******

Ronan has built a wood burning pizza oven out the front! It makes the most amazing pizzas in 3 minutes flat! ....after you've light the fire and has it heating 4 hours in advance :)

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Culdaff is a sleepy village with a water pump in the village green, Malin Town won the Tidy Towns Competition and Gleneely village is the nearest but just has 2 pubs: sadly the village store closed recently. Greencastle is an active fishing port that has a little seafood restaurant. The Shrove lighthouse is worth the trip and has a little beach that is postcard perfect. Carndonagh is best for food shopping. It has a big, well-stocked Supervalu with everything you need including a butchers and fishmongers in-store. Lidl is in Buncrana. Take a trip to Doagh Isle Famine Village, Trawbrega Bay, fishing in Bonagee or Malin Heand and Ballyliffin if you love golf.

Interaction with guest

Depending on which hosting option you prefer we either leave you to enjoy the house all to yourselves ....or are there to welcome you and cook breakfast (mostly in summer months). When we are not in residence our neighbour will give you the key and turn on the heat a couple days before you arrive.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£178.50) €200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We're pretty reasonable individuals, but prefer no pets or smoking inside. Please separate waste into the recycling container provided. Organic waste goes in the second one. On check out please bring both with you and drop off in Carndonagh or Moville where there is a recycling centre open until 4pm each day.


About the owner

Kevin S.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
18 Jun 2019
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

This Farmhouse has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since . Located in County Donegal, the average weekly rate is £643.

The Owner has a response rate of 69% and the property’s calendar was last updated on .


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Send Kevin (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Kevin the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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You can also request a quote from Kevin (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kevin (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Kevin (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kevin (the owner) a message.

If Kevin (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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