DescriptionBunbeg Cottage is a lovely 3 bedroom cottage located between Derrybeg and Bunbeg in the heart of the the Gweedore Gaeltacht in West Donegal. All the amenities of both Derrybeg and Bunbeg are within easy driving distance. Most of the amenities are also just a 10 - 15 minute walk from the front door. This includes two of the finest beaches in Donegal - Magheraclogher Strand and Port Arthur Beach as well as numerous small sandy coves and harbours.
Wild Atlantic Way
The cottage is ideally situated for those who wish to explore the Wild Atlantic Way in North West Donegal as well as the Donegal Highlands and Islands. The magnificent Glenveagh National Park is just over 25km away.
A Relaxing Base
The cottage has 3 double bedrooms to sleep up to 7 people. A sofa bed in the cottage Mezzanine can accommodate an extra 2. There is a bright kitchen and dining area and a comfortably furnished living area with open fireplace. A small sun lounge and the Mezzanine provide quiet spaces for reading or relaxing. Outside there is a large back garden with lockable shed.
Gweedore is the heartland of the Donegal Gaeltacht and indeed is one of the largest Irish Speaking areas in the country. As such the language plays a very important part in day-to-day life. The language is complemented by a rich cultural heritage in the area. This is particularly true in the field of music with many excellent traditional musicians originating from the locality.
Local Attractions / Amenities
Enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches in the locality - Port Arthur beach is a Green Coast Award Beach
Try sailing or kayaking with Selkie Sailing based in Derrybeg
Relax in the An Chuirt Hotel Leisure Centre
Golf on nearby Gweedore Golf Club – a challenging 9 hole course. Other courses in the region include Cloughaneely and Dunfanaghy
Visit Dunlewey Lakeside Centre - Facilities include restaurant, tea-room, craft shop, adventure play areas, pets & animals, storytelling, boat trips on Dunlewey Lake, guided tours and weaving demonstrations.
Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk. Slí an Earagail - a Bealach na Gaeltachta Waymarked Way - covers much of the area around the holiday home
Fish for salmon on the Clady river
Take a day trip to Tory Island , Inishbofin or Gola Island. The ferry service to Tory Island is available from Bunbeg and Magheraroarty several times a day - weather permitting
Climb Muckish and Errigal. Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal is a demanding climb and once on the summit you can see for miles around.
Visit Glenveagh National Park, with 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood and bogs. Glenveagh contains the largest red deer population in Europe. Within the National Park Glenveagh Castle and gardens are well worth a visit on their own