|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Tara's House is a stunning, contemporary, luxury holiday home with 4 bedrooms to sleep 8. It is set well back from the road protected by a large rock outcrop that ensures privacy. You can hear the waterfall at the top of the site from the garden It has spectacular sea views overlooking Lough Foyle and the Atlantic and there are large hardwood picture windows to make the most of the views from within and and a spacious deck to enjoy the views and sea air from the garden. The house is 2 mins walk to a popular local pub, 10 mins walk to a blue flag beach, and is on the route of the new Wild Atlantic Way route and on path of the Inishowen Head walk and it a short walk away from Stroove lighthouse. It is also on the route of the beautiful 'Inishowen 100' scenic drive. There is one very large open plan living area with windows/doors to 3 sides giving superb sea and countryside views. The house is fully equipped to a very high standard with all new furniture and fixtures and fittings. The house is approx. 3 km from Greencastle village and about 8km from the seaside town of Moville where are restaurants and cafes.
Guest Comments: 'Stunning House, stunning views. Had a lovely ‘chill out’ break. Will definitely return. Many thanks'. Ron and Jackie, Portstewart, N Ireland, June 2008
'The perfect peace of Tara’s House, the luxury yet the simplicity, the reason for its being. The thoughtfulness and consideration of the owners. Thanks for a perfect haven of rest'. Jim, Kate and family, Belfast, July 2008
'Beautiful House – stunning location. We had a great week (despite the weather). Will definitely return. Many thanks'. Murray family, Co Down, July 2008
' The best holiday house we have stayed in, at home or abroad. First class holiday'! Will and Frances, Mill Hill, London, July 2008
More Guest comments: 'Stunning house, outstanding views – the best holiday we have had as a family or alone – ever'! We’ll be back. John and Amy, London, August 2008
'Wow! We all loved this place from the minute we arrived. We’ve really enjoyed out time here'. Frank, Jill and family, Sevenoaks, Kent, August 2008
'Lovely house, great location, fantastic beaches. We’ve really enjoyed staying at ‘Tara’s House’ – hope to come again soon'. Jeannie, John and family, London, August 2008
'Beautiful house and location – we had a wonderful week here'! Doherty Family Derry, August 2008
Further Information: The house is only an hour and a half by car from Belfast Airport and forty minutes from Derry Airport (along an extremely scenic route). From Dublin it is about a four hour drive.
Activities in the area include sailing, shore walks, shopping, theatre and cinema in Derry or Letterkenny, summer festivals, sea angling, golfing (Greencastle, Ballyliffen and Redcastle), hill walking, scenic drives, Greencastle Maritime Museum, Guns of Dunree Military Museum, The Cairn Visitors Centre, Doagh Island Familm Village and Malin Head - Irelands most northerly point.
Visit us soon and explore the rugged unspoilt beauty of Inishowen, ' the undiscovered treasure of Ireland' for yourself.
We built Tara's House in 2008 - a real labour of love and we are very proud of the house and we love to share this very special place with our guests. It was designed by an architect family member and we all survived to tell the tale! We have replanted a rose that used to grow at the original cottage on the site as a memento to the history of the site.
Kate Wilkinson purchased this house in 2008
The site has the most amazing sea views and as the locals say 'it's feels different up here in Stroove'. It's a much longer story than that - which we'll tell you if you come and stay!
Tara's House is unique in so many ways, not least it's contemporary design - a refreshing change from the usual dormer bungalows you see across Ireland. It is safe, private and best of all has completely wonderful sea views.
We stayed here as a group of 4 couples. The accommodation has everything that you could possibly require. The kitchen is well kitted out and certainly we found everything we needed to cook when we were there. The house was lovely and warm with the under floor heating and the open fire added to that. The views from the living room are spectacular. The house is a short walk from a local pub - Michael Johns. They do not take cards though so make sure you've got cash. Greencastle is walkable - about 50 - 60 mins along quiet roads.
Kate and Gavin are very helpful and were able to advise us on where to go out to eat etc.
Our extended family stayed in this beautiful home for an all-too-short weekend. The house certainly lived up to expectation and was even better than presented on the website. It was very well-equipped, spotlessly clean and the additional welcome pack of Kate's home-made shortbread, cake and wine did not last very long with our extended group! We were travelling with 2 small children and my father who has mobility problems - we were all very well catered for and the house provided ample space for everyone to enjoy huge breakfasts in the large kitchen and living space. The views are absolutely amazing and the area is lovely, very close to Greencastle and Moville for local restaurants (Kealey's and Rosato's especially of note), and one of the highlights of Inishowen, the fabulous Kinnego Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already planning our return visit! I would highly recommend Tara's House as somewhere to stay whilst visiting the many attractions of the Inishowen peninsula.
This property was perfect for us (family 2 adults & 2 young children). We loved the house, every room was decorated / maintained to a very high standard and the views just breathtaking! It definately exceeded expectations.
Kate and Gavin were great hosts and on a couple of occasions went above and beyond to help us out.
I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone, we really hope to be able to return here next year.
This was a ladies get away to Ireland vacation. We have been doing rhis trip for 5 -7 years, and by far this was the most wonderful place we have stayed. This home is cozy, comfortable, perfectly planned with breathtaking views, and all the amenities you could ask for. Location was perfect for visiting the northern areas of Ireland, and across the water to Northern Ireland. The Lough Foyle ferry was in operation making the trip to Northern Ireland even easier. Malin Head is about 40 minutes away, as well as many other areas. PERFECT LOCATION & A BEAUTIFUL HOME!! Stay here....you won't want to leave.
We arrived to find some freshly baked treats and a bottle of wine waiting for us, which was lovely after travelling a fair distance, the views from this house are unbelievable, truly beautiful and you never tire of looking out of the floor to ceiling windows. The house is impeccably finished and with 8 of us and a baby the 2 ensures and bathroom came in very handy. Kitchen and living is all one so it's great for socialising as everyone can be in the one room. We hope to return sometime in the near future.
Tara's House is a 10 minute walk from a Blue Flag beach, a 2 minute drive to a links golf course (Greencastle), and is approx 3km from the fishing village of Greencastle, and about 8km to the seaside town of Moville. It is an ideal base for family beach holiday in a safe and peaceful environment. The house also serves well as a touring base for the Inishowen peninsula and Northern Ireland. The historic city of Derry is 30 minutes drive away and the Antrim coastline and the Giant's Causeway can be reached via the Greencastle-Magilligan ferry. The house is a great place for families, couples, friends, golfers, artists and anglers, and also for those just wanting a quiet and beautiful place to relax. Activities that can be enjoyed in the local area include sailing, kayaking, shore walks, beaches, shopping in Derry, Millenium Theatre in Derry, Summer Festivals, Sea Angling, Golfing (Greencastle, Ballyliffen, Redcastle), Hill Walking and Scenic Tours.
Other Activities: Relaxing and doing nothing!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Two nights 400 euro, Three nights 500 euro.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled 3 months before arrival date. Within 3 months of arrival date if the property is booked by someone else then a full refund will be given. If not, no refund will be given.
Pets are allowed as long as you tell us about them at the time of booking and they stay out of the bedrooms, off the sofas and are cleaned up after in the garden.
Reduced weekend rates for couples may be considered from October to March
Electricity and heating (underfloor) are included.
We ask our guests to leave €6 - €12 for rubbish disposal