Traditional Irish 19th Century Cottage which has been refurbished with a spacious and architecturally sympathetic interior design which sleeps five/six comfortably. Downstairs is largely open plan. There is a sitting room, with a traditional open turf fireplace, which is adjoined to a dining area. This leads onto an external, south facing, timber decked patio which offers sea views.
Also on the ground floor is a large kitchen with breakfast bar and adjoining cosy snug with a turf burning stove. This area is linked to a second, timber decked, east facing patio space from which you can watch the sun go down over the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, on the ground floor, there is a fully glazed front porch and to the rear of the cottage a separate utility and bathroom/wet room.
Upstairs there are two large double bedrooms and a bathroom - all with fabulous Atlantic sea views. The contemporary bathroom has a bath which comfortably fits two.
Set in a quiet and peaceful location in the heart of West Donegal, the cottage is set within the Donegal Gaeltacht area where Irish is widely spoken. In the long evenings locals and visitors gather in the village pubs to listen to live traditional music.
The landscape is rugged with an indented coastline of spectacular sandy beaches, bays, coves, inlets and offshore islands.
Culture and Heritage
The village of Derrybeg lies on Donegal's west coast in the heart of the Irish-speaking Gweedore Gaeltacht. Gweedore is located along the western seaboard of Co. Donegal and is regarded as one of the most ruggedly scenic areas of the West of Ireland. Here, the old skills and traditions have survived and the native language is still spoken.