DescriptionCruit Island Cottage is located in a wonderful setting on Cruit Island near Kincasslagh. The holiday home enjoys spectacular views over the rugged West Donegal coastline towards Errigal Mountain on the mainland and is only 200 metres from one of the islands numerous sandy beaches.
This bright and airy cottage features an attractive open plan ground floor with a spiral staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms and a gallery style living area. Local turf is supplied for the open fireplace.
Cruit Island itself is one of the main islands of the Rosses, now linked to the mainland by a bridge near Kincasslagh. It is one of a chain of islands which act as a natural breakwater, protecting the West Donegal coast from the storms which regularly come in from the Atlantic. These islands form an arc, beginning with Owey Island in the north through Cruit, Arranmore, Inishkeeragh, Rutland, Inishfree and Inishal.
Cruit has some of the most beautiful - and uncrowded - beaches in Donegal. The island has a uniquely rugged landscape featuring some spectacular rockscapes. It is mainly flat with narrow winding roads making it ideal walking terrain. The island is also an excellent base for shore angling. The charming 9 hole Cruit Island Golf Club is less than 5 minutes from the holiday home
Cruit Island is also an E.U. designated "Special Area of Conservation". The island dunes are home to a variety of wild flowers and rare bird-life.
The cottage is located 5km from Carrickfinn Airport with direct flights to Dublin and Glasgow Prestwick.
Local Activities / Attractions
Golf on nearby Cruit Island Golf Club – a challenging 9 hole course.
Enjoy peaceful walks, deserted beaches, magnificent rockscapes, a wealth of wild flowers and rare bird-life - all on your doorstep.
Try some of the local award winning restaurants in the region - Danny Minnies in Annagry or the Lobster Pot in Burtonport
Visit Leo’s Tavern in Meenaleck – the home of world renowned Clannad and Enya
Take a trip around the spectacular Bloody Foreland
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.
Take a day trip to Aranmore, Tory Island or Gola Island.
Climb Errigal Mountain
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