Description(Reference number: 68473)
The house is located on an elevated site overlooking the town of Buncrana and enjoys panoramic views across Lough Swilly to the hills of the Fanad peninsula. The house was originally built in the early 1900s and still has the thick outer walls of a traditional property.
To the rear there is an elevated wood deck area which takes full advantage of the sea views on offer. Buncrana town centre with its shops, restaurants and swimming pool is a 2 min drive away, while the golf courses at Lisfannon and a local 9 hole course are within easy reach.
Buncrana is the largest town in the Inishowen Peninsula and it lies along the route of Irelands Wild Atlantic Way driving route. It has a full range of tourist amenities, as well as fine restaurants and lively bars. The town boasts a leisure centre and swimming pool, cinema, golf course, pitch and putt, play park, clean safe sandy beaches and many activities for children.
The holiday home lies just off the route of the "Inishowen 100". This is a senic drive which takes the visitor on a roughly circular tour of the Inishowen Peninsula. 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.
Just over 15km from the holiday home is the fabulous Ballyliffin Golf Club. The two golf links courses at Ballyliffin have been described as the Ballybunion of the North. Both courses have large undulating greens, deep bunkers and fairways that are as challenging as the nearby crashing Atlantic surf. Shanton House overlooks the local 9 hole course and is only minutes away from the 18 hole course at Lisfannon.
A few kilometres beyond Ballyliffin golf club is the Doagh Famine village. 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
The ancient and historic walled City of Derry is just a 30 minute drive away. A scene of much conflict in the latter part of the 20th century, Derry is today one of Ireland's most vibrant cities. Following the end of the troubles, the city has redeveloped much of its former character and charm. Derry was UK City of Culture in 2013 and will also hosted the 2013 All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil . The city's annual Halloween Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish Festival Calendar..