Carolina Cottage is a lovely 2 bedroom holiday home with an idyllic setting overlooking Porthaw Beach on the shores of Lough Swilly in North Donegal. With a location just 2 km north of Buncrana Town this cottage really has the best of both worlds - a tranquil beach side setting yet with all the benefits of a vibrant modern town a short distance away. Not only that, but it is also a central base to explore the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula and the historic Walled City of Derry.
Idyllic Beach Front Setting
Sheltered by mature trees to the rear the Carolina Cottage is just 40 metres from the golden sandy beach at Porthaw. The conservatory in the holiday home enjoys panoramic views over the beach towards Lough Swilly â€“ â€œThe Lake of Shadowsâ€. These views can also be enjoyed from the front garden and patio area. The cottage is just a few minutes walk away from the Napoleonic era fort at Nedâ€™s Point.
If you donâ€™t fancy driving to Buncrana you can also take the beautiful coastal path into the town. Buncrana itself is the largest town in the picturesque Inishowen Peninsula. It has a full range of tourist amenities, as well as fine restaurants and lively bars. The town boasts 2 golf courses, play park, clean safe sandy beaches and many activities for children
Take a trip around the famous Inishowen 100. This is one of Ireland's most scenic drives and part of the" Wild Atlantic Way". 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
Visit the Fort and Military Museum at Dunree (10km)
Enjoy some of the many fine sandy beaches in the locality - in addition to Porthaw there are fine beaches at Lisfannon, Stragill and at Crummie's Bay (Portbane beach)
Visit the newly renovated Isle of Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin (25km) This wonderful attraction depicts life in Donegal at different stages throughout history in an informative and enjoyable tour