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Contemporary, luxury house, panoramic sea views, on Wild Atlantic Way. Free WIFI

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Secluded seaside location very close a lovely blue flag beach. 4 beds to sleep 8

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.

More Details

Owner
Kate Wilkinson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

About Kate Wilkinson

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

Why Kate Wilkinson chose County Donegal

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent view. Great spot to relax with friends and family
Nov 2013
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Amenities

Carrowtrasna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The main bathroom is finished to a very high standard with beautiful bronze wall and floor tiling. In addition to the bath there is also an electric shower. The en suites are also beautifully finished, each with a walk in power shower with integrated light and extractor fan. All three bathrooms have shaving lights.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two of the bedrooms (the red room and the blue room) have ensuite facilities with walk in power shower, toilet and sink finished to the highest standard. Each bedroom has very high quality duvets and pillows and we provide you with freshly ironed 100% cotton bed linen. Towels are also provided. One king size bed, two doubles and two single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house has underfloor heating with individual controls for each room. As the house is all on one level and tiled or fitted with wooden floors and is therefore very wheelchair friendly. We will consider pets as long as they do not go into the bedrooms and keep off the sofa! Please tell us about your pets if you make an enquiry. Cancellation: We offer a full refund up to 8 weeks before arrival. After this, a refund will only be given if the dates are rebooked by another guest Please note: This house is not available for parties of any description including school formal 'after parties'. If the house is booked for this purpose without telling the owner refunds will not be given.

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Contemporary, luxury house, panoramic sea views, on Wild Atlantic Way. Free WIFI
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 166 reviews
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House was perfect for us. Views to die for!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday here and hope to return. Cottage is a great base for exploring with fab beaches near by. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Ultimate relaxation in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing time in this wonderful house. Tara house is fully equipped with everything one would need for your stay. It is very clean and well maintained. It is located in the most wonderful setting with beautiful views of Lough Foyle and relaxing on the decking with a glass of wine is a really lovely experience. From the moment we got there we felt at home. The owners had left a welcome gift and whenever we needed anything at all they were very responsive and lovely to deal with. I would highly recommend Tara house to anyone who would like to visit this beautiful part of Donegal.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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very good

  • 4 of 5

Poor that there was no soap for 3 bathrooms.There needs to be a check on the utensil drawer and some cooking equipment. However the house is very comfortable and very well equipped & a view to die for over Loch Foyle.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Martin. We do not provide soap as it would lead to too much waste with part-used bars of soap being discarded after each guest has stayed. I will check the kitchen equipment and make sure it is up to standard. Best wishes. Kate
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5

Breathtakingly beautiful view.....when Sun is shining or moon is out

  • 5 of 5

House is wonderful. Gavin and Kate are super and want to make sure your stay goes well. Would love to stay there again in future.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful property, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a long weekend as it was close to a wedding venue we were attending. Dealing with Kate was a breeze from the start, she made everything very clear and simple to book and pay for.

When we arrived we were greeted with a bottle of wine and apple tart which was a lovely touch. The house was very clean and had lots of facilities.It has an amazing opened planned living and dining area which leads out onto decking at the rear of the house overlooking lough Foyle. The 4 rooms are very spacious with very comfy beds and the 2 en suite bathrooms make it ideal if you have a full house. I would highly recommend this property for a family stay, or groups of couples as we were. We had a great weekend at Easa Breac and we hope to return in the future.

Thanks again Kate.

Neil

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed here for a weekend.

Everything about the place is just fantastic. The finish on the house is fab. It's beautifully decorated. And the site that it sits on .The views from the house are absolutely brilliant.

Thank you to Kate and her daughter for the very warm welcome.

I just want to say

Fantastic,fabulous,beautiful,wonderful,

Are just a few of the words we can say .

All in all we had a brilliant time .

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Owner's Response: Hi Maureen, Thanks for the really lovely review and we are so happy you all had a good weekend. Will hopefully see you back sometime soon! All the best. Kate
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Belfast International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Michael Johns
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Belfast/Larne
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Greencastle Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Derry
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M2 in N. Ireland
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Kealeys Seafood Bar (Award Winning), Greencastle
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Big White Bay (Blue Flag) and Little White Bay
Car: necessary

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!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund