A traditional Irish cottage right on the seashore, with direct access to a private sandy beach. Sleeping 4 and with pets welcome (pet surcharge applies), this has to be one of the finest locations on the Atlantic coast of Donegal (and/ or Ireland). Inside has a newly renovated interior, turf fire and is snug all year round with central heating. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves, explore a different sandy beach every day of your holiday, walk the coastline looking for mussels and crabs.
The Guardian (newspaper) gave us a rave review (16 07 17) - full version online.
"The next day we awoke to flat calm, sunshine sharp, sprinklings of high cloud. We walked outside to a scene that electrified the senses: the distinctive smell of seaweed drying in the inlet below; a wondrous vista out to a long bay that looked like it was lit from within. The only sound was a distant tractor on the single-track lane. It’s for elemental experiences like these that people venture to this part of Ireland."
The cottage is centrally heated throughout and has a large turf-woodburner (first basket of turf included). Every window (apart from bathroom) has a sea view.
WIFI - no charge
Phone signal - on 'Three' and 'Vodaphone' - other networks not tested.
Living Room/ Dining/ Kitchen - open plan. Turf burner, two sofas.
Kitchen - with oven, hob, microwave, fridge (small icebox), toaster, kettle
Bedroom - Kingsize bed and great mattress
Shower-room - with large walk-in wetroom type shower, 'rainfall' shower head. Heated towel rail (towels provided).
Loft: - with double bed
Access over 7 acres of hill and shore
Picnic bench and other bench
Gated access down to our private sandy beach or 2 minute walk to adjacent large sandy beach
The entire house is yours.
You've access down to our gated, sandy private beach.
Interaction with guests
We live just 5 minutes away, but we use a keycode access system to make life easier - so we're on hand if you need us, but otherwise leave you in privacy.
Other things to note
Pets - we welcome well behaved pets (maximum 2). There is a fee of €20 for 1 dog, €30 for 2, to be paid on arrival. Pets are never allowed on beds or sofa and we expect you'll clear any mess they make. They'll love being on the beach, but be aware that not all of the garden is fenced.
- Pets allowed (€20/€30 for 1 or 2 dogs surcharge to be paid to neighbouring housekeeper) but we ask they are never ever allowed on beds or sofas. Guests are responsible for any damage.
I'm an architectural historian and I restore unusual and historic buildings across Europe and let them for holidays.
I'm a former University lecturer from the University of Wales (archaeology/ architectural history), and have written several books and TV series on architecture. I love great views, privacy and finding the best locations, and then renovating and restoring in an appropriate style.
I speak English, Welsh and Polish, and I understand basic French. Learning Spanish.
My properties are managed by Yvonne and she speaks English and Spanish.