DescriptionBallywhoriskey House is a large modern 6 bedroom holiday home with a wonderful coastal location on the north western tip of the beautiful Fanad Peninsula. The holiday home is just 850 metres from the idyllic Port a Ling beach. It is also just 10km from the iconic Fanad Head Lighthouse and 11km from the Mulroy Bridge which provides access to the neighbouring Rosguill Peninsula.
Ideal for Extended Families and Small Groups
With comfortable accommodation for up to 12 people, this spacious holiday home is an ideal base for a group of friends, two families or an extended family wishing to spend a self-catering holiday in this unspoilt area of north Donegal.
Small walking groups will also find the holiday home an ideal base for rambling around the beautiful Fanad Peninsula. It is also a good base for golfers who prefer a more tranquil base for their golf outings – Portsalon Golf Club is 13km away and the two championship courses at Rosapenna are just 15 km away via the new Mulroy Bridge.
Within walking distance of the holiday home, there are a number of fine sandy beaches, rocky inlets and coves - ideal playgrounds for children of all ages. Less than 2km from the holiday home is the fabulous Ballyhiernan Strand. Ballyhiernan Strand is home to the Adventure One Surfing School.
Adventure One is the leading ISA (Irish Surfing Association) approved school on the north coast of Donegal and operates right throughout the holiday season.
Ballyhiernan beach is also ideal for swimming, walking windsurfing and kite flying. Within easy driving distance there numerous other top class beaches including Portsalon Blue Flag Beach, White Shore and Tramore on the Rosguill Peninsula.
Sea angling is also popular in this part of the Fanad Peninsula. The holiday home is close to Ballyhoorisky Pier and to the remnants of an old pier. Fishing off the rocks close to the dramatic Fanad Lighthouse is well worthwhile. Trout angling is available at nearby Kindrum Lough and also at the Meadows Trout Fishery in Rossnakill (12km).
The narrow winding coastal roads around Ballywhoriskey House pay their part in ensuring a slower pace of life. These roads are ideal for walking and cycling. Indeed the wider Fanad Peninsula is criss-crossed with winding country roads and mountain tracks – perfect rambling terrain.
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way hugs the coastline of the Fanad and Roguill Peninsulas and the visitor can use this driving route to explore this beautiful part of Ireland. The Fanad Head Lighthouse is a Signature Point on Wild Atlantic Way and is now open for tours during the holiday season.
The northern tip of the Fanad Peninsula is an area of remarkable scenic beauty with narrow winding roads, small lakes, sandy beaches and areas untouched by modern society. Ballywhoriskey House is an ideal base to explore this beautiful part of Donegal