DescriptionThe Gate Lodge is located next to the stunning 18 hole golf course in Greencastle, North Inishowen. This tastefully renovated property along the Wild Atlantic Way, is within walking distance of the village, harbour, shop, bars, restaurants and local beaches and 2km drive to shroove lighthouse and Blue Flag beach. With 3 bedrooms to accommodate up to 6 people and free wifi, the Gate Lodge is a perfect touring base for sight seeing in Inishowen and has easy access to the Northern Ireland North Coast via the Lough Foyle ferry, which crosses from Greencastle to Magilligan during the summer months.
An Ideal Holiday Base for the Inshowen Peninsula
Greencastle itself is a small coastal town located in the eastern side of the scenic Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. It is situated close to the narrow mouth of Lough Foyle and is just 1km by ferry from Magilligan Point in Co Derry. It also lies along the route of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.
Greencastle Fishing Port
The village has a beautiful setting overlooking Lough Foyle towards the dramatic Benevenagh Mountain. It originally developed as a fishing port but in recent times has become a popular family tourist destination.
This is due to a number of factors including its central location on the Inishowen Peninsula, its easy access to the dramatic northern coastlines of Derry and Antrim and its proximity to the historic walled City of Derry. It is also due to a number of more local factors including Greencastles rich maritime heritage, its friendly pubs, its beautiful 18 hole golf course and the wonderful Shroove beach overlooked by the dramatic Stroove Lighthouse.
Local Attractions and Amenities
Play a round of golf at the scenic 18 hole Greencastle Golf Club – right next to the holiday home. Members rates are available to Gatelodge residents.
The internationally renowned Ballylifffin Golf Club is 30km away.
Visit the Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium overlooking Greencastle harbour. 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 a gift shop and tea room.
Use the Greencastle to Magilligan Ferry to explore the Northern Coastline of Northern Ireland. The Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Portrush, a popular family seaside tourist resort and Dunluce Castle. These are just some of the top attractions in this area.
Enjoy a walk along the scenic coastal path between Greencastle and Moville. A stunning walking route popular with locals and tourists, approx 4km each way.
Take a trip to some of the many fine beaches in the locality. In addition to the blue flag Shroove Beach there are beautiful beaches at Kinnegoe Bay, Culdaff and Five Finger Strand near Malin
Try kayaking at the Inish Adventures centre based in nearby Moville. This centre offers inland and sea level kayak training as well as tours by canoe and kayak
Enjoy some award winning bar food in the locality including Kealys Seafood Bar in Greencastle, Rosatto’s and The Foyle Hotel in Moville, McGrory’s in Culdaff. Other good restaurants include the Boat House at Redcastle and the Redcastle Hotel.
Go sea angling from Culdaff. The Inishowen Boating Company operates 2 purpose built fast charter boats from Bunagee Pier Culdaff (22km). These fully licenced vessels offer sea angling and sight seeing on Lough Foyle.
Visit the newly renovated Isle of Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin. This wonderful attraction depicts life in Donegal at different stages throughout history in an informative and enjoyable tour
Other major attractions in the locality are Malin Head, the Gap of Mamore, Dunree Military Museum and Derry City (28km)