An Teach Illanmore is a luxury modern holiday home with private access to Doaghbeg beach, situated in a stunning area of the Fanad Peninsula – 5km from the seaside village of Portsalon. The holiday home is blessed with a wonderfully scenic and peaceful location. From its elevated site above the secluded Doaghbeg beach the holiday home enjoys superb panoramic views over Lough Swilly towards Dunaff Head and the Inishowen Hills
The holiday home has been carefully designed to make maximum use of natural sunlight - and to enable the visitor to enjoy the stunning vista outside. All 4 bedrooms together with the dining area and the living room enjoy breathtaking sea views.
The holiday home is situated in very peaceful location and has direct access down to the Doaghbeg beach. The spectacular Great Arch at Doaghbeg is a short walk north. Indeed there are numerous caves and natural arches along the coastline in the vicinity of the holiday home – including the dramatic “ Seven Arches”. There is even your own 'private' cave on the beach in front of the house.
Drumnacraig Beach on Lough Swilly, a length of golden sand, is a short walk south. The beautiful Ballyhiernan Bay, on the Atlantic shore, is only 6 km from Illanmore. A beautiful unspoilt sandy beach skirts this bay. This beach is the location of the Adventure One Surf School - the leading ISA (Irish Surfing Association) approved school on the north coast of Donegal.
More beaches await you across the peninsula on to Mulroy Bay at Ballywhoriskey.
A 7 minute drive from the cottage will bring you to the holiday village of Portsalon where you will find a wonderful blue flag beach and a top class golf course. At the village harbour there is a water sports centre where kayaks, pedal boats, wetsuits and boogie boards can be hired.
The new Mulroy Bridge is 15 minutes drive from the holiday home. This bridge links the Fanad and Rosguill Peninsulas and makes it much easier for visitors to the holiday home to access attractions such as Rosapenna Golf Club, Ards Forest Park and Horn Head.
Local Activities / Attractions
Take a trip along the spectacular Knockalla Coast Road
Golf at Portsalon Golf Club – a classic 18 hole links course.
Enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches on your doorstep – Doaghbeg, Drumnacraig, Portsalon, Ballywhoriskey.
Try surfing at the nearby Adventure One Surf School in Ballyheirnan Bay
Go deep sea fishing or sight seeing on Lough Swilly
Go fly fishing at the Meadows fishery in nearby Rosnakill
Climb Muckish and Errigal.
Pony trekking at Golden Sands in Rathmullan
Fanad Lakes fishing
Visit Glenveagh National Park, with 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood and bogs. Glenveagh contains the largest red deer population in Europe. Within the National Park Glenveagh Castle and gardens are well worth a visit on their own
Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk
The Lighthouse Pub, Fanad Lodge for great bar meals, Ripples Restaurant at Kerrykeel, Sarah's Restaurant at Portsalon.