DescriptionRooskey House is a lovely 3 bedroom holiday home set in peaceful countryside just outside the small village of Lettermacaward in West Donegal. The holiday home is just 1.5km from the bridge that separates the Gweebarra river from its namesake estuary. The wonderful Dooey Strand is 3km from the front door. This green coast award beach has become a popular surfing destination in recent years years.
Wild Atlantic Way
The holiday home lies just off the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and is an ideal base to explore this scenic driving route along the ruggedly beautiful West Donegal coastline.
A Relaxing Getaway
The holiday home has 3 bedrooms to sleep 6 people comfortably. Two of the bedrooms are ensuite and there is also a ground floor bathroom. The tastefully furnished and decorated living room has glass patio doors out to the garden. The kitchen and utility room are fully equipped for a self catering holiday. The kitchen has a small dining area but also opens out to a large dining room with glass doors leading out to a furnished patio area.
Sheltered by Trees
There is a large lawn to the front of the house with mountain views To the side there is a small cluster of mature trees and a shed for storing bicycles, golf clubs, fishing rods etc. To the back there is a small sheltered lawn and paved patio area. The holiday home has ample parking for 3 cars.
Rooskey House is just over 1km from the centre of Lettermacaward. On the way into the village you pass Elliots pub – a renowned Irish music venue. The village, known colloquially as Leitir, has a shop and another pub with a cafe – The Gweedore Bar. A third – Packies – has a dramatic setting on the way to Dooey Beach.
Lettermacaward is located in the southern part of the Rosses region of West Donegal – a region famous for its numerous lakes and fishing. There a number of small lakes in and around Lettermacaward itself and the village is also a short distance from the renowned Gweebarra fishing river. Permits are available to fish this river.
Golf and Beaches Nearby
Dooey Strand is a 5 minute drive from the holiday home. This superb beach is characterised by large sand dunes – a great playground for children of all ages. The beach is a consistent Green Coast Award winner for its cleanness. Dooey Strand is also a great location to learn surfing. Dooey faces out to the Atlantic Ocean and is perfect for long bracing walks.
Just over 12 km from the holiday home is the fabulous Blue Flag Beach at Narin. Narin and Portnoo Golf Course if located along the length of this beautiful beach and provides the golfer with a true links course challenge.
Ideal Walking Terrain
The winding coastal roads and inland mountain tracks that surround the holiday home provide ideal walking terrain for the keen rambler. Cycling is a popular local activity. In the wider region around the holiday home there are a number of Waymarked Way walking routes including Slí na Rossan and Slí na Finne .
The holiday home is also a central base to attend the various annual festivals and other organised events that take place in this part of Donegal. In Glenties (11km) there is the Patrick McGill Summer School, the Harvest Fair Festival and the Fiddlers Weekend. In Dungloe (15km) there is the Internationally renowned Mary from Dungloe Festival and a festival dedicated to the local writer Peadar O'Donnell. In Portnoo there is an annual seafood festival.
A number of great day trips can be enjoyed from the holiday home. These include Glenveagh National Park, Arranmore Island, Historic Donegal Town and the Slieve League Cliffs along with the Glencolmcille Folk Village. During the summer months you can take a short railway trip along the dramatic shores of Lough Finn.