This family owned cottage has been inhabited by members of the same family for over one hundred years. It is a traditional two room Donegal style cottage with a thatched roof. The cottage has been recently lovingly restored and renovated in order to allow some conveniences such as electricity and modern plumbing, yet retains its old worldly charm and appearance.
The interior has two rooms. - A cosy front living room, consisting of a kitchen, and a lounge area, with seating and a fireplace, a table with chairs etc. The backroom is the bedroom, which includes a small en-suite. The cottage has been well insulated and dry-walled, so it is dry and warm inside, and the central heating is by way of a solid fuel stove in each room. A good supply of turf and wood is available.
Because of its size, the cottage would be ideal for individuals or couples wanting the feel of an authentic Irish cottage. It is also suited to artists, writers and musicians, needing a quiet place for inspiration.
The cottage is situated on the northern shore of the Isle of Doagh, - not really an island, but a small peninsula which separates Trawbreaga Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
A quiet road is all that separates the cottage from the waters edge, and the cottage is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Crockmore Hill, behind the cottage has a path to the top from where one has panoramic views of the surroundings.
Trawbreaga bay has a narrow channel connecting to the sea, and through which 80 percent of its water volume is emptied twice a day by the tides. The bay area is a designated wildfowl sanctuary of international ornithological importance, owing to the diverse populations of migratory birds, including Whooper Swan, and Barnacle and Brent Goose.
There are many quiet roads and paths for walkers to enjoy a quiet ramble on Doagh Island.
Pollan Beach is a lovely 2 mile stretch of beach on the west side of the isle, which has Carraickabraghy Castle and The hissing rock on its northern end.
Looking west, you cant help noticing the prominent rocky sentinel some 3km offshore, called Gl ...