DescriptionCarolina 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 – “The Lake of Shadows”. 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 Ned’s Point.
If you don’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
Golf at the North West Golf Club at Lisfannon (6km). The internationally renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club is just 22km away.
Enjoy bird watching at the Inch Wild Fowl Reserve (15km)
Visit Grianan of Aileach. This is a 5000 year old neolithic stone fort located on a hilltop at Burt, with commanding views of loughs Foyle and Swilly.
Go fishing on the Crana River or at the Pollan / Fullerton Dam
Visit the ancient walled City of Derry on the banks of the Foyle - Uk City of Culture 2013
Take a day trip to the majestic Glenveagh National Park (65km) in the Donegal Highlands
Go walking on the many coastal pathways, woodland, and hills on the Inishowen Peninsula
Explore the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle are just some of the top attractions in this area.