DescriptionThis traditional cottage is set in a remote area of Gweedore with beautiful views of the Atlantic coastline. Surrounded by mature trees and a stream running through the back garden it is a tranquil place in which to relax, unwind and refresh. Although an original Donegal cottage it has been fully refurbished, offering all the convenience of modern living, but in a setting where time will stand still. The incredible surrounding landscape offers breathtaking views, or for the more adventurous, invigorating and stimulating walks.
Nestled in the Donegal landscape, only 15 minutes drive to Errigal, a few minutes drive from Teach Jacks pub, and a few minutes drive to the beaches of Bunbeg and Magheraroarty, and only 20 mins drive from Donegal airport. A hideaway and retreat, with some of the most stunning views of the islands of Donegal including Gola. Bloody Foreland with its incredible cliffs is nearby. All this within striking distance of the towns of Letterkenny or a little further, Donegal town. It is definitely a small piece of Donegal paradise.
Glenveigh National Park consists of over 16,000 acres of Mountains, Lakes, Glens and Woods, and is famous for its fine herd of Red Deer. The Central feature is the 19th Century Castle surounded by the famous Glenveigh Gardens.
There is plenty to do at the Lakeside Centre for young and old alike. Facilities include Restaurant, Tea-room, Craft Shop, Horse Riding, Adventure Play areas, Pets & Animals, Storytelling Boat Trips on Dunlewey Lake, Guided Tours and Weaving Demonstrations. Also offers traditional music sessions in July & August.
The Ferry service to Tory Island is available from Bunbeg and Magheraroarty several times a day - weather permitting - and is a must for those who appreciate art. There is a school of painters led by the 'King of Tory', Patsy Dan Rogers and exibits can be seen at the Community Hall.
Also available from Bunbeg Harbour - The Gola Island Ferry which will take you on a journey through the islands. You can explore Gola Island which is uninhabited, walk deserted beaches, take in the beautiful scenery......and relax.
Gweedore Golf Course (9 hole) is less than a 5 minute drive from the Beach House. There are several other Golf courses nearby - Dunfanaghy (18 hole) Cloughaneely (9 hole) & Cruit Island (9 hole).
Fishing is available locally for Salmon, Trout, Brown Trout & Sea Trout.
Donegal Airport at Carrickfinn
Donegal Airport is only a 20 minute car journey from the Beach House. Direct flights available to/from Dublin & Glasgow Prestwick. Car Hire is also available at the Airport.