DescriptionAnny Far and Near is a lovely 3 bedroom holiday home located along the beautiful coast road between the popular family holiday resorts of Rathmullan and Portsalon in North Donegal. Nestled into a wooded hillside the cottage enjoys stunning panoramic views over Lough Swilly towards the Inishowen Hills.
The holiday home is 7km north of Rathmullan which has 2 fine sandy beaches. Amenities in Rathmullan include a shorefront childrens playground, putting green, tennis court, lively pubs, several cafes and restaurants as well as antique and bric a brac shops.
In recent years Rathmullan has become a popular watersports centre were sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding lessons are available during the holiday season. There are also two charter boats based at the local pier offering fishing and sightseeing trips on Lough Swilly.
Just 2.5km from the holiday home is Otway Golf Club – a very scenic 9 hole golf course. Along the golf course are 2 secluded sandy beaches overlooked by a Martello Tower. Even closer to the holiday home is the White Strand Beach and Newbridge Breakwater Harbour
A 12km journey northwards along the spectacular Knockalla coast road bring you to the beach and golf resort of Portsalon. Portsalon Blue Flag Beach is one of the finest beaches in Donegal and indeed Ireland. The wonderful Portsalon Golf Club which runs along much of the length of the beach is also one of the top 18 hole links courses in the North West. At the quaint harbour in Portsalon there is a pub, restaurant and watersports centre.
The winding coastal roads and inland mountain tracks that surround the holiday home provide ideal walking terrain for the keen rambler. A popular walk is the Knockalla Ridge walk. This walk along the top of nearby Knockalla Mountain offers outstanding views of Ballymastoker Bay, Lough Swilly and the hills of the Fanad and Inishowen Peninsulas
Wild Atlantic Way
The holiday home lies along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way – Irelands long distance scenic driving route. 22km north of the holiday home is one of the Signature Points on this route – Fanad Head Lighthouse. Tours of this iconic lighthouse are available daily during the holiday season. During the summer season there is also a ferry between Rathmullan and Buncrana which provides easy access to the Inishowen Peninsula.
A number of recommended day trips from the holiday home include the magnificent Glenveagh National Park, the historic Walled City of Derry, Oakfield Park in Raphoe and a tour of the Inishowen Peninsula (via the ferry in Rathmullan)