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Elly House is located on the hillside to the north west of Rathmullan village and has truly superb views over the surrounding countryside and across Lough Swilly to the hills of Inishowen. You are free to explore and ramble through the sixty acres of farmland and forestry belonging to the house - ideal for the hill walking enthusiast.
4 bedrooms to sleep 9 (all bedrooms on upper floor)
1 x double master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
2 x double bedrooms
1 x bedroom with bunk beds + single bed
large bathroom on upper floor - with electric shower
main living area with open fireplace
28inch widescreen tv and dvd player
conservatory with superb views
original wooden floors and ceilings carefully restored
pool room with open fireplace + tv and video
oil fired central heating throughout
fully fitted country style kitchen.
Elly House is situated in a quiet and peaceful rural location yet is only a ten minute drive from Kerrykeel (3 miles) and the seaside village of Rathmullan (3 miles) with its wonderful sandy beach, lively local pubs - often featuring traditional music - and car ferry service to Buncrana. Visit the local Flight of The Earls heritage centre which tells of the last days of the great Irish chieftains or take a trip on Lough Swilly aboard one of the charter boats which operate from the small marina at the pier. The pier is also popular with water sport enthusiasts and sea anglers.
The local Golden Sands Equestrian Centre organises pony trekking sessions and holds week long courses for children in horse grooming and care. For the golf enthusiast, it's only a 15 minute drive to the magnificent 18 hole links course at Portsalon while Ireland's second oldest golf course, Otway (9 holes) is only a 5 minute drive away.
Donegal's largest town, Letterkenny, is a 25 minute drive along the coast of Lough Swilly. This thriving town has a wide selection of shops and restaurants, and also features, a multi screen cinema, An Grianan Theatre, swimming pool, a lovely town park and Arena 7, a new kids adventure playground.
Crossing the Swilly on the car ferry from the pier at Rathmullan you arrive at Buncrana which also has a leisure centre with swimming pool and one of Donegal's finest outdoor kid's play area. Travelling onwards from Buncrana enables you to visit the many attractions Inishowen has to offer:
The Gun's of Dunree - military museum
Ballyliffin Golf Club - very popular links course
Greencastle Maritime Museum - the history of seafaring in the area
Doagh Island Famine Village - tells the story of the famine in Donegal
If you venture further and take the car ferry from Greencastle you will be able to visit The Giant's Causeway and Bushmill's Distillery, two of Northern Ireland's top attractions
Book Elly House now to ensure you experience a truly memorable holiday in this beautiful part of north Donegal.