Greencastle holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, golf and walking and log fire

An Shorlán Self Catering Accommodation

from £95 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

9 reviews

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View of An Shorlan from one of the large front lawns

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 Home 512134

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

An Shorlán, Drumaweir, Greencastle, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland. This lovely DOG FRIENDLY holiday cottage is 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 afield. 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 Mountain views of County Antrim Coastline.b. A double bedroom with garden views.c. A twin bedroom with fitted furniture and superb garden, Sea and Mountain views. An Additional Camp Bed is available for a seventh guest at no additional cost. A Cot and Highchair are 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 so guests can enjoy the delights of a turf fire. An Shorlan boasts spectacular views across the River Foyle and the rugged coastline of County Derry..The spacious main Bathroom is fully tiled and has a Bath and a separate Electric Shower cubicle.The kitchen is bright and spacious with a breakfast bar and a dining table to seat 6 plus guests, 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. Sited on a half acre site with gardens to the front and rear of the property making it ideal for children and pets at play. A new addition to An Shorlan is a lovely private patio area which is ideal for outdoor dining and relaxing with the bonus of having mountain and Sea views. Outdoor furniture and charcoal barbecue are also provided. This property is proving a great hit with dog owners as it is very dog friendly. The owner has also provided goalposts, small trampoline and a selection of toys for our younger visitors.A Large outdoor garden shed is provided for storage.Cot, highchair and reliable babysitter are available on request.Bed linen, towels provided free of charge.Oil Fired Central Heating. Open fireplace in the Living Room. Pets are welcome at An Shorlán. An Shorlán is an ideal touring base for Inishowen, discover the hidden gems along the Wild Atlantic Way. Tour the Causeway Coastline via the Car Ferry at the Harbour in Greencastle. Extensive car parking to front and rear of the property.Full Irish and UK Mobile Phone signals available at this 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. WIFI now available at this property

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach Kinnagoe Bay Beach is less than 10 minutes drive. 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
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
Notes Pets welcome, Please contact the owner

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
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single 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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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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Review 1-9 of 9

24 Sep 2015


"good value for money"

An Shorlan is well situated to take advantage of the Inishowen Peninsula and the North Coast of Norther Ireland with the Lough Foyle Ferry on its doorstep. The house itself is spacious and has all you would need for a self catering holiday. All furnishings and equipment were in good order and the house had a homely feel. The Landlady was extremely helpful and full of good tips. We would have no hesitation in paying a return visit to An Shorlan.

Hello Gary thank you for your very positive review and I look forward to welcoming you back to An Shorlan in the near future, Regards Mary

12 Sep 2015


"Beautiful cottage and location"

The cottage has everything you need, beautifully furnished and great gardens. Lovely location and plenty to see and do

Thank you for your very kind review and hopefully it will not be too long before you will be back once again to enjoy the great gardens at An Shorlan, Regards Mary

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.

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.

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