DescriptionSeaside Thatch Cottage is located to the south of Dungloe along the Wild Atlantic Way and has views over the bay towards the Atlantic Ocean. This traditional property can accommodate up to 10 people and is an ideal base for an outdoor adventure holiday, as it is close to one of Donegal's best surfing spots, Dooey beach. Ardara town, with its restaurants, pubs with a traditional music scene, is a 20 min drive away.
Wild Atlantic Way
The holiday home lies along 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.
Traditional Irish Cottage
The holiday home has 5 bedrooms to sleep 10 people comfortably. The kitchen and utility room are fully equipped for a self catering holiday. Relax around a real fire after a day spent exploring the west coast.
Seaside Thatch Cottage is just over 7km from 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 10km 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.