Bluebell Holiday Home is located in a tranquil coastal valley on the eastern shores of Lough Swilly in North Donegal. Situated just a few metres from the Owenerk river, the holiday home is sheltered by Dunree Head to the south and by Lederg Hill to the north. Just 600 metres from the front door is the secluded Crummieâ€™s Bay which has a beautiful sandy beach. The beach â€“ also known as Portbane beach â€“ is accessed via a path through a fieldâ€“ there are no roads to cross.
The holiday home has 4 bedrooms to sleep up to 8 people comfortably. A feature of the house is the large windows on both floors which helps brings the outdoors inside. The living area and master bedroom enjoy lovely views over open fields towards the dramatic headland that contains the Fort Dunree Military Museum. The large grounds to the front of the house are awash with bluebells in early summer â€“ hence the name.
Just 1km from the holiday home is Fort Dunree. The fort is located on a rocky promontory on Dunree Head and is accessed over a natural fissure. The fort is now a military museum with detailed exhibitions, many restored guns and an old military camp â€“ some of the lookout posts can be seen from the holiday home. There are also displays about the birds, marine life and coastal vegetation of the local area. Other facilities include a gift shop, auditorium and trail walks. The Fort cafÃ© is open to the public and there are picnic benches with truly dramatic views over Lough Swilly.
The Beautiful Inishowen Peninsula
The holiday home lies just off the route of the "Inishowen 100". This is a senic drive which takes the visitor on a roughly circular tour of the Inishowen Peninsula. The route includes dramatic coastal scenery plus a fine collection of ancient forts and monuments, traditional craft centres, and a dozen or so friendly villages. Scenic highlights include the Gap of Mamore, and Malin Head - Ireland's most northerly point
Just over 15km from the holiday home is the fabulous Ballyliffen Golf Club. The two golf links courses at Ballyliffin have been described as the Ballybunion of ...