DescriptionLena's Lodge is a comfortable 4 bedroom holiday home located along the Know Head Road to the west of the border village of Muff in County Donegal. It has an enclosed garden to the front and a sun-trap south-facing patio to the side. The Historic Walled City of Derry is just a 5 min drive away and the property's location makes it an ideal base for a touring holiday of Inishowen and the north coast of Northern Ireland.
Large Storage Shed
To the rear of lena's Lodge, there is a large shed suitable for storage of bikes, wetsuits, golf clubs etc - just let us know in advance of your stay if wish to store equipment.
Golf: Inishowen is a golfer's paradise. Redcastle Golf Club has 9-hole parkland golf course in a stunning setting along the banks of Lough Foyle. Ballyliffin Golf Club has a 36 hole course and an ultra modern clubhouse overlooking both courses and the spectacular sunsets over Pollan Bay. There is also an 18 hole links golf course at Greencastle. All these courses are within easy driving distance of Lena's Lodge.
For a day trip you might decide to visit the historic city of Derry or take the ferry from nearby Greencastle and onwards to the Giant's Causeway or perhaps do the Inishowen 100, a wonderfully scenic drive around Ireland's most northerly peninsula.
Local Attractions / Amenities
Take a trip around the famous Inishowen 100 (now part of the Wild Atlantic Way). This is one of Ireland's most scenic drives. The route includes dramatic coastal scenery plus a fine collection of ancient forts and monuments, traditional craft centres, and a dozen or so friendly villages. Scenic highlights include the Gap of Mamore, and Malin Head - Ireland's most northerly point.
The Historic Walled City of Derry is about 5 minutes drive south and is well worth visiting. It has a rich historical and cultural heritage, with many places of interest including the old walled city, museums, art galleries, theatres, cinemas and shops.
Play golf on the beautiful 9 hole parkland course at the nearby Redcastle Hotel. The internationally renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club is a 25 minute drive away (2018 Irish Open Golf venue). Other fine golf courses on the Inishowen Peninsula can be found at Greencastle and Buncrana.
Try kayaking at the Inish Adventures Centre based in nearby Moville (10km). This centre offers inland and sea level kayak training as well as tours by canoe and kayak
Enjoy a stroll along the scenic coastal path between Moville and Greencastle.
Visit the Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin. This centre provides a great variety of exhibitions telling the story of the Irish Famine. It is also a place where the local customs, traditions, folklore and history of the Inishowen Peninsula are preserved in a permanent way.
Visit the Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium in Greencastle. The state-of-the-art Planetarium gives the visitor the ability to see how mariners used to navigate with the stars, and also provide dazzling astronomy and light shows. Facilities include gift shop and tea room.
Use the Greencastle to Magilligan Ferry to explore the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle are just some of the top attractions in this area.