DescriptionAn Caislean Roise is a luxury modern 3 bedroom holiday home with a scenic location near the popular surf and beach resort of Rossnowlagh in South Donegal. The holiday home is delightful, spacious, and enjoys wonderful panoramic views over the coastline in this beautiful part of Ireland - views that stretch from Benbulben, and Mullaghmore in Sligo all the way across Donegal Bay towards St Johns Point and dramatic Slieve League cliffs in south West Donegal
The coastal setting is best appreciated in the wonderful conservatory style living area. This lovely living space features a cathedral style ceiling and is overlooked by a minstrel gallery. The high ceiling together with large windows provide a wonderful sense of space and light. The living area opens out to beautiful dining area and a stylish modern kitchen. In fine weather the decking area to the front of the house can be used as a second dining area or for simply relaxing and enjoying the superb coastal views. The house also has a second living room and 3 comfortable bedrooms to sleep up to 9 people. The spacious master bedroom has superb ensuite facilities. There is also a bathroom on the first floor and a wet room style shower on the ground floor – very handy after a visit to the beach. A garage is available to store equipment such as surf boards, bicycles, golf clubs, fishing rods etc.
Rossnowlaghs superb beach is a short drive or a 20 minute walk from the holiday home. The beach is not only a top surfing venue but also popular for walking, swimming, kayaking, pony trekking and kite flying. Surfing lessons are available from several surf clubs / schools located in the area. This vibrant seaside resort has a number of fine restaurants including the Smugglers Creek, the Gaslight and the Sand House Hotel.
Even closer to the holiday home is the quaint pier and harbour at Creevy – a popular venue for watersports and sea angling. The scenic Creevy Coastal Pathway passes around the harbour – northwards towards Rossnowlagh and southwards towards the Erne Estuary and Ballyshannon. The historic town of Ballyshannon is just 6km from the holiday home. Reputed to be the oldest town in Ireland, Ballyshannon is located at a point where the mighty Erne system meets the sea. Today it is vibrant town with a good selection of cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops.
An Caislean Roise is the ideal base for exploring not only Donegal but also the 3 other counties on its doorstep - Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh. Within an hours dive of the holiday home the visitor will find historic Donegal Town, the Marble Arch Caves, the Ulster American Folk Park, Belleek Pottery, Yeats Country, Sligo Town, Mullaghmore, Lissadell House and the Fermanagh Lakelands. The fabulous new Lough Erne Golf Resort is only 45 minutes drive away. With recent access improvements the magnificent Slieve League Cliffs in South West Donegal are proving a major tourist attraction.
Local Amenities / Attractions
Surfing - Rossnowlagh has excellent surfing and the European Championships have been held here a number of times. Bundoran is also a top class surfing venue
Golf - superb 18 hole links courses are located at Murvagh, near Donegal Town and at Bundoran
Crafts – Britton and Daughters Gallery is located beside the Sandhouse Hotel. On display you will find a vast array of artwork by Barry Britton and his daughter Easkey. There are also beautiful craft shops in Ballyshannon and Donegal Town – the Donegal Craft Village is located in the latter
Angling - An Duanai Mara Charter Boat is a fully licensed vessel based at Creevy Pier. It offers deep sea fishing, shark angling, and sightseeing trips on Donegal Bay
Horse Riding - There are a number of Equestrian centres in the region including the Five Oaks Ranch in Ballyshannon and Donegal Equestrian in Bundoran.
Cycling - South Donegal abounds with small, winding roads which offer spectacular views around every corner and are ideal for cycling.
Beaches - In addition to Rossnowlagh there are fine beaches in Bundoran and Murvagh
Leisure Centres - Ballyshannon Leisure Centre has 25m indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and fitness suite. Waterworld in Bundoran is one of Ireland's leading Indoor Aqua Adventure Playgrounds.
History and Heritage - Visit the the Donegal Historical Society Museum located in the tranquil setting of Rossnowlaghs Franciscan Friary. Other historic sites in the locality include the ruins of Kilbarron Castle and Wardstown Castle. Donegal Castle and the ruins of Donegal Abbey are located in Donegal Town.
This luxury modern holiday home overlooking Donegal Bay is an ideal holiday base for the holiday maker wishing to explore the beautiful coastal region around Rossnowlagh in South Donegal