DescriptionTully Cottage is a modern 3 bedroom cottage, built in traditional style, with an idyllic setting overlooking Tully (Craghy) Lough just 3km outside Dungloe Town – the capital of the Rosses area of West Donegal and part of The Wild Atlantic Way.
This lovely holiday home is just 300 metres from the lough shore. Tully Lough is one of the main loughs in the Rosses Fishery. The fishing theme is evident in the beautiful living room, this is entered via a modern style half door and features a wonderful high ceiling with exposed beams. An open fireplace provides a warm focal point to this living space (turf is normally supplied). There are superb views of the lough from the living area and from the bedrooms. The cottage has mature lawns to the front and the side with open bog land to explore behind.
Donegal is blessed with some of the most beautiful, and uncrowded beaches in Europe, some sheltered and safe for bathing, some wild Atlantic storm beaches with good surf. There are too many to list but a few minutes drive from the cottage are Maghery, Mullaghduff and Carrickfinn.
Dooey and Carrickfinn are the nearest surf breaks, there are a few “secret spots” and reefs worth exploring around the Bloody foreland and towards Dunfanaghy.
Golfers have a choice of courses at Cruit Island, Gweedore, Rosapenna and Portnoo with many others within easy driving distance.
A Fishermans Paradise
Unsurprisingly, Tully Cottage is an ideal base for the keen fisherman. Not only is it close to the main loughs of the Rosses Fishery, it is also with easy driving distance of Loughanure and the Clady and Crolly rivers. Sea Angling is also a popular activity in the nearby coastal towns of Burtonport and Kincasslagh and there are numerous rock marks, beaches and harbours to be explored.
The area around Tully Cottage is wonderful walking terrain, the highest mountain in Donegal Errigal is just a short drive away. The route of Slí na Rosann passes close by the cottage. Slí na Rosann is a 65km circular route covering much of the Rosses area, which lies between the western reaches of the Derryveagh Mountains and the much indented Atlantic coast of west County Donegal. It is a wonderfully scenic, rock-strewn landscape scattered with more than a hundred lakes, which make it a mecca for anglers.
A 5 minute car journey will take you from Tully Cottage into the bustling town of Dungloe. It has a selection of pubs, cafe's, gift shops and supermarkets including local brands Supervalue and The Cope and international brands Lidl and Aldi.
This vibrant town hosts a number of festivals and other organised events throughout the year catering for almost every taste. These include the internationally renowned Mary from Dungloe Festival which takes place each summer. During this 10-day event visitors to Dungloe are treated to a fantastic programme of music, song, dance and street entertainment.
A major new festival is Seisiún Tir Conaill, a unique Irish festive weekend of Traditional Irish Music. The festival entails a Pub Session Competition, which takes place on the first weekend in June. There is also a festival dedicated to the local writer Peadar O'Donnell each autumn. Nearby Burtonport has a week long summer festival in July each year catering for all age groups.
There are a number of day trips that can be easily enjoyed from Tully Cottage. These include nearby Aranmore Island, the Dunlewey Lakeside Centre, the Fintown Railway and the magnificent Glenveagh National Park. Historic Donegal Town and the famous sea cliffs at Slieve League are just over an hours drive from the cottage.
With its wonderful loughside setting, Tully Cottage is an ideal holiday base for the holiday maker wishing to explore the beautiful Rosses area of West Donegal