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“Urris Hillside Cottage” is located in the beautifully rugged and remote Inishowen Peninsula within County Donegal. This stunning home has been completely updated with all modern conveniences and it is the perfect place to call home while exploring Donegal, Ulster and the North Antrim Causeway Coast of Ireland.
This two level home, sleeps 8. Downstairs has a living room with open, turf burning fireplace, modern kitchen, master bedroom with queen size bed, full bathroom and separate laundry room. The modern kitchen has a refrigerator, freezer, cook top, oven, microwave, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Upstairs has two bedrooms and another full bathroom. One bedroom has a double bed. The other bedroom has 4 single beds. There is Central Heating, loads of turf for burning, washer and dryer, TV, VCR, and DVD player.
Walkers paradise with miles of hills, beaches and country roads to explore.
Come experience the true rugged beauty that is Donegal!
Restaurants: Ballyliffen is located on the North Atlantic Ocean, there are four lovely hotels with full restaurant
menus and great bar food, all within five miles of the Cottage.
Buncrana is a summer destination for local vacationers,
and has many many traditional pubs with food and live
entertainment. There are also many full menu restaurants
in the Buncrana area, all within six miles of the Cottage.
Inishowen 100: The house is located on The Inishowen 100 Scenic Drive. It is a 100 mile long drive signposted touring route around the peninsula and is an opportunity to experience some of Ireland's most breathtaking scenery. Amongst its highlights is Ireland's most northerly point at the wild and rugged Malin Head.
Derry City: Derry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland. It is one of the few
examples in Western Europe of a completely walled city. With the troubles
behind it, Derry offers a tourist friendly environment coupling old and new
attractions with plenty of up to date shopping experiences.
Beautiful property with everything catered for, for a complete and fulfilled holiday :)
We stayed 9 days at Urris Hillside Cottage and were so sad to leave. We have rented homes in several areas of Ireland and this one was certainly a favorite. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, and we were able to just unpack and relax. The kitchen in particular provided virtually everything we needed for self-catering purposes, allowing us to have several "real" meals at our adopted home. We loved having a roaring peat fire every evening and were grateful for hot showers with good water pressure after a restful night's sleep in the absolute quiet of the area. There were only 2 of us in the cottage, but the space would be very comfortable for several couples or a family of 6 or 8.
The Inishowen area is spectacularly scenic, and this cottage's location is no exception. We enjoyed beautiful views from every angle, either looking out the cottage window or driving through the farmland. We had an amazing dinner at the Rusty Nail and enjoyed meals in Buncrana at Oscar's and Ubiquitous as well as other spots around the peninsula. We spent 2 days sightseeing in Northern Ireland (which is easily doable by ferry although that didn't fit with our particular needs - we will try it next time) and also visited local attractions including Fort Dunree, Malin Head, Grianan Aileach and Glenevin waterfall. All were easily accessible and well worth visiting. We also ventured further west to Glenveagh National Park, and all of these adventures allowed us to enjoy even more of the glorious countryside and its many delightful features such as birds, ruins, shrines and of course plentiful livestock and scenic vistas.
Making the arrangements for our stay was simple and straight-forward with excellent communication from the owners. They offered plenty of helpful information both before our visit and at the cottage itself. They obviously take great pride in and care of their wonderful property. We are grateful to benefit from their generosity in sharing the cottage with visitors. We definitely recommend Urris Hillside Cottage and will not hesitate to book it again if we are in the area. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
Loved the peaceful views all round and the quick ride into Buncrana for supplies was great. Highly recommend dinner at the "Rusty Nail" -- it was delicious! We'd love to come back someday, the house is perfect for a family.
I almost don't want to write this review because we don't want to give away our secret of this wonderful place! We had a marvelous time. The cottage is the perfect accommodation -- all the things you need like a kitchen with all the utensils and cookware you need, laundry with supplies, fireplace with peat, etc. The communication with the owner could not have been better. You definitely need a rental car here but if you want to go into town at night and plan to have a few pints you can easily get a cab. The scenery is like nothing we've ever seen. We walked every day and just relaxed, which is how a holiday should be. There is plenty of room here and we can't wait to return. There was also wi-fi and TV with satellite as well as a DVD collection, radio, etc. There are a lot of sights to see all within a short driving distance. I highly recommend this cottage as the perfect homebase for exploring, hiking, and resting. Thank you!
This stunning little home was just what we were looking for: quiet, secluded yet close to the town, with access to uncrowded beaches. Our family of six stayed in this home for two months and there was ample room for all of us! The scenery surrounding this home was just gorgeous: completely green and full of sheep. Coming from overcrowded Los Angeles, we could have moved into this home. It was clean, well-maintained and the Kleins were always available to answer questions. Loved our stay!
A very comfortable and well-furnished cottage with beautiful views. The owners are very helpful, and the property was in excellent condition. There are good walks nearby as well as beaches. The town of Buncrana is not very far away and has a very helpful tourist office as well as stores and restaurants.
The home sits on the southside of the Urris Hills with the North Atlantic Ocean on the northside. You will find miles and miles of deserted hills, beaches and country roads for walking. The town of Buncrana (6 miles away) is a summer destination for local vacationers. Buncrana has lovely hotels and many full menu restaurants also a number of traditional pubs with food and live entertainment. The home is located 90 minutes from Letterkenny, 15 miles from Derry City and the North Atlantic is just over the mountains behind the house.
A Catholic Church is a ten minute drive.
There are many attractions. Some of our favorites are- Malin Head-the northern most point in Ireland, Glenveagh National Park, Ulster American Folk Park, Horseback Riding in the West, Grianan of Aileach Ringed Fort, Dunluce Castle, Giants Causeway, Rope Bridge, Bushmills, Slieve League, Sunsets from the Bloody Foreland.
Other Activities: Explore quaint towns and vibrant traditional nightlife
Golf: There are challenging and scenic Golf Courses located within the Inishowen Peninsula.
Ballyliffen Golf Course 2 - 18 Hole Courses
North West Golf Course 18 Hole Course
Buncrana Municipal Golf Course 9 Hole Course
Redcastle Golf Course 9 Hole Course
Greencastle Golf Course 18 Hole Course
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Please add $15 per night for heat and fuel April, May, October - December
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