The name is Irish for "Sanctuary".
The cottage is situated in an area known as Carrowmore, on an elevation; on the lower slopes of Farragan Hill, just to the north of, and overlooking Malin Town. The "back" of the cottage faces the "front" or south side, from which the most magnificent panoramic views of Trawbreaga Bay and the Inishowen Hills can be enjoyed.
The house occupies a large property surrounded by a gravelled drive, with an entrance that is "sign posted" by two distinctive stone pillars; - useful markers when arriving for the first time.
All the "rear" facing rooms, have magnificent views, either from the ground floor windows or upstairs sky-lights. The large, well illuminated, fully equipped kitchen has both a gas range and an Aga stove. The living area has a large open fireplace, and the sun room offers a quiet retreat with magnificent views. In good weather, one may enjoy the view from the patio area. There is also an outside hot-tub, which can offer a more relaxing way of socialising.
The cottage has much to offer, and its warm, friendly ambience, almost makes one look forward to a spell of bad weather, just to stay indoors and enjoy the space.
Malin is a quaint little village surrounding a triangular, tree bordered village green. It has a fine hotel, with its own restaurant and two bars and there are two other pubs, a diner, two shops, a beauty salon, and various other small services conducting business in the village. The village has twice received the coveted accolade of Irelands Tidiest Town.
The nearest sandy beaches are at Culdaff to the east, or the Five finger Strand and Lagg Beach to the west. Either way is an approximate ten minute drive.
Two equestrian centres are in the vicinity, so if you fancy an early morning gallop on the beach, or a leisurely trek in the hills, you can choose between the Malin Stables, just over the bridge towards Carndonagh, or the Rose Cottage Stables on the Lagg road.
There is a nearby golf driving range a little further, on the Carndonagh road. The famous Ballyliffin Golf c ...