Castle View is a modern 3 bedroom holiday home located near the southern shores of Inch Island on Lough Swilly, Co Donegal. The holiday home takes its name from the nearby ruins of an old Oâ€™ Doherty clan castle. Like the castle, the holiday home enjoys panoramic views over the southern reaches of Lough Swilly and the surrounding countryside and is within easy walking distance of a small secluded beach, Mill Bay.
The holiday home has comfortably accommodation for 6 people. The spacious open plan area on the ground floor has large windows providing ample natural light. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances. Outside there are large gardens to the front and rear with an enclosed area ideal for young children.
A Tranquil Base For Exploring Inishowen and Derry City
Inch Island itself is a small island lying just off the Donegal coast at Burt at the start of the Inishowen peninsula . It is connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. It is a quiet place with beautiful and diverse scenery - from the fertile lands on the eastern side to the rugged hills and sheltered coves on the western side. It has a small working fishing harbour, a Napoleonic era fort built into the cliffs and the ruins of an old castle which is located close to the holiday home. The castle was once the property of the O'Doherty Clan of Inishowen. The castle is built on a cliff edge overlooking the Swilly and dates from about the mid 15th century and although it is mostly ruins there are parts of it still in good repair.
Inch Island is also a birdwatcher's paradise. It has a designated wildfowl sanctuary and has large manmade lake filled with swans, geese and many other species of bird. Three species, Whooper Swan, Greenland White-fronted Goose and Greylag Goose, occur in numbers of international importance. This is the area where the swans make their Irish landfall in autumn on their return from breeding grounds in Iceland and there are some excellent vantage points from which to view these majestic birds.
The holiday home is an ideal base for a relaxing getaway and ye ...