DescriptionGort na hUisce is a modern 3 bedroom holiday home located in the coastal village of Rosbeg along Donegals rugged south west coastline. The holiday home is within easy walking distance of the local pier and beach and is just 5km from Portnoo and 6km from the beach and golf resort of Narin. The Heritage Town of Ardara is 12 km away.
This newly built “eco-house” is super-insulated and triple-glazed, with heat-recovery ventilation, log-burner with back-boiler and solar water heating. The emphasis throughout the holiday home is on space and light. There are stunning sea views over Slieve Tooey, Tormore Head and Inishbarnog Island to Dawros Head. There are 3 bedrooms to sleep 6 comfortably. The gardens to the front and rear of the holiday home also have sea views
A Coastal Settting on Donegals Wild Atlantic Way
Rosbeg itself is a very picturesque coastal village - in effect it is a collection of houses fronted by sandy coves which are in turn sheltered by jagged rock formations. It has a small pier with slipway which is ideal for launching small boats. Swimming, fishing, sea kayaking and sailing are popular local activities.
The local pub - Joe's Seafood Bar - is a Donegal Good Food Tavern and has been voted as one of the pubs in Ireland with the best sea views.
Sheskinmore Nature Reserve lies just to the east of Rosbeg. The reserve is a large area of sand dunes, lake and marsh that lies between Kiltooris and Ballinreavy Strand. It is regarded as one of the most important Nature Reserves in Ireland and has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Wildfowl Sanctuary. Sheskinmore is open to the public all year round, and offers families & nature enthusiasts many of the wonders of nature unique to Ireland.
The Rosbeg-Portnoo Sailing and Watersports Club use the sheltered waters between Portnoo Pier and Iniskeel Island to encourage and promote watersports in the area. They have a fleet of Topper Topaz dinghies as well as a variety of other crafts to help revive the seafaring traditions of sailing, whilst also helping to promote the area as a watersports haven in West Donegal.
Local Activities / Attractions
Enjoy some of the beautiful unspoilt beaches in the locality - in addition to Tramore Strand at Rosbeg there is White Strand and Narin Blue Flag Beach
Visit some of the many ancient monuments in the countryside around the holiday home including Lough Doon Ring Fort, Inishkeel Island, the Kilclooney Dolmen, and Ardara Fort at Hillhead.
Golf at Narin & Portnoo Golf Club
Enjoy some of the many well established festivals in the locality - the Harvest Fair and Fiddlers Weekend in Glenties and the Cup 'o Tae and Bluegrass Festivals in Ardara
Explore the Sheskin More Nature Reserve
Find numerous peaceful roads and country lanes to walk - the Dawros Peninsula is dotted with patchwork fields, small lakes and gentle rolling hills. There are also 2 Waymarked Ways in South West Donegal - The Bluestack Way and Slí Colmcille
Fish on the River Owenea Fishery between Ardara and Glenties
Take a trip on the Fintown Railway - the only working railway in County Donegal which runs along the shores of the stunning Lough Finn
Take a Day trip to some of Donegals top attractions - Glenveagh National Park, the Slieve League Cliffs and the Glencolmcille Folk Museum