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Relaxing and peaceful modern home, Culdaff Beach, Donegal

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

The cottage has five bedrooms, and can accommodate 8 adults and 2 children

This delightful modern 'home from home' is situated in the peaceful and quaint village of Culdaff. The cottage has five spacious bedrooms, a large open plan kitchen/dining area with all mod-cons, three bathrooms, a comfortable lounge with traditional open fireplace, as well as patio area and barbecue. The garden to the rear of the property is fully enclosed and offers a safe play area for children. From the driveway to the front door there are no inclines or steps, which allows easy wheel chair access. The cottage is a 5 minute walk to Culdaff village, and a 1 mile walk to Culdaff's blue flag beach (footpath all the way). The beach is made up of a mixture of strands and coves offering a variety of activities including walking, body boarding, surfing and beach casting, and offers lots of rock pools for beach combing and exploration. There's a fantastic children's play park located on the beach dunes offering plenty of play activities for both young and older kids.

Local Area: On the east end of Culdaff beach, you will find the car park, and a well equipped children's play area. On the beaches west side, you will find a picturesque little fishing harbour protected by a breakwater known as Bunagee Pier. The pier is a popular spot for anglers to cast a line.

Culdaff has several sandy coves popular for surfing and body boarding.


There’s also plenty of places of great natural beauty to visit close by Malin head, Kinnego Bay and Five Finger Strand to mention a few.

On wet days families can take advantage of the indoor amusements at Redcastle hotel where there is also a luxurious spa and swimming pool.

Surrounding Area- Inishowen: The Inishowen Peninsula represents a microcosm of all that Ireland has to offer in the way of scenic beauty, and this is best viewed by taking a tour of the drive known as the Inishowen 100, - so named because of its approximate 100 mile length, which follows a roughly circuitous route around the edge of the peninsula. You will be impressed by many different types of terrain, coastal and inland, rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, the unique character of the towns and villages along the way, and above all the changing light, which can alter a scene viewed from the same position in so may ways. - This is perhaps why Lough Swilly, which borders Inishowens western coast is otherwise known as The Lake of Shadows.

Do not expect to complete the tour in one day, you will want to stop and explore the landscape, linger in the towns and villages or simply stop to take in the beauty.

More Details

Glenn kilkey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a brilliant time, the cottage and location were fantastic. Absolutely perfect for us. I would have no hesitation in re-booking this cottage or recommending it to anyone.
Jun 2010
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Culdaff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Ground floor, wheel chair accessible
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Ground floor, wheel chair accessible
  • Sleeps 8 adults and 2 children comfortably. Cot and additional travel cot available upon request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Electricity and oil fired central heating included. All bed linen, hand towels and bath mats provided. Please note that bath towels and beach towels are not provided.


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Relaxing and peaceful modern home, Culdaff Beach, Donegal
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful house in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday while staying in this fabulous cottage at end of August.

Great location - quiet and tranquil. Close to a fantastic beach, shop, bars and restaurant.

The owners, Sharon & Glen, had the place perfectly prepared for our arrival - immaculately clean and well equipped. Their generosity & hospitality were second to none.

The weather during our stay wasn’t the best, but there were books, board games, freeview and DVDs for those rainy days & evenings. The open fire was a cosy treat in the evenings. Not an exaggeration to say it was home from home!

We would most definitely recommend (and look forward to a return) visit to Bunagee!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in Culdaff village James and that the cottage met you and your family's expectations.
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A very comfortable home from home!

  • 5 of 5

Bunagee cottage is in a great location with local shops and pubs right on your doorstep. We stayed over the New Year period in a group of eight adults and we all found the house to be very comfortable and could not find any fault whatsover. Everthing has been well thought out to ensure guests have everything they need. The open fire which was already set was very welcome and a great place to sit and chat with our friends in the evenings. Lots of lovely beaches and walks are located nearby. Many thanks to Liz for returning my Kindle which had been left behind.

Angela and Paul Green

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela and Paul, Cosy evenings in front of the fire on a winter's day - Yes, sometimes it's the simple things in life that give the most joy. Glad the house worked out well for you and your friends. And that the Kindle arrived back safely! Will pass on your thanks to Liz.
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4th year in a row

  • 5 of 5

House has everything great place to stay and close to everythin

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Highly Recommend. Clean, homely very well equiped.

  • 5 of 5

This house more than satisfied our needs. Can't think of anything more we could have needed. Our first impression was of a very clean well maintained house. The kitchen was so well equipped and the bedrooms and bathrooms were really well presented. Even travelling with young kids you could arrive with just your suitcases and everything else is available. We had a 2yr old with us and the back garden is well fenced in so we were able to let him come and go outside without any worries. We were holidaying as a family of 8 adults and 1 child and there was plenty of space for everyone though we did spend much of our time in the sizeable kitchen at the table chatting, and playing cards and games. As a family the house provided us with exactly what we wanted and we would have no hesitation in booking it again or recommending to family and friends. Also Sharon the owner and Liz who looks after the house were very nice people to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Very comfortable, well-appointed house

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family has stayed in a variety of properties around Culdaff for many years, and this was by far the best.

Cara Bay is nicely situated between our favourite spots of Bunagee Harbour and the village and beaches of Culdaff.

The house is spacious, well maintained and very tastefully decorated with everything in good working order and a very well-equipped kitchen. It was also spotlessly clean when we arrived.

We couldn't fault it in any way - the only thing it doesn't have is wifi but that turned out to be a blessing as we got our daughter back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A lovely home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The home was just as described, and it was well maintained. This is a very comfortable home in a beautiful location. My family really enjoyed their stay, and we have every intention of returning for another holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Owner's Response: Danielle, good to hear you and your family enjoyed your time at Bunagee Cottage whilst exploring Inishowen and it's beautiful beaches. Best regards, Sharon & Glenn
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
City of Derry
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
McGrory's, McGuinness', Culdaff Arms
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Ballyliffen Golf Club
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Culdaff is located 8km north of Carndonagh to the north of the Inishowen Peninsula.

The village is visually charming and its present design dates from the 18th century. The village has a grocery shop and three pubs. McGrory's is a renowned, family run pub situated in the heart of the village. It is noted for a fine selection of quality food and drink, traditional Irish music and a friendly welcome, it also has a separate restaurant serving top quality locally sourced produce. Derry, 35km, has all the shopping you’d expect of a large provincial city. Nearby is Culdaff Bay with its Blue Flag beach and Bunagee Harbour which is a centre for angling and water sports.

Shore walks, Hill walking, Fishing and Sea Angling, Sailing, Surfing and Swimming, are just some of the activities available for the more energetic. For the golfing enthusiast, the well known Golf Club at Ballyliffin is not far, and there are also golf clubs at Greencastle, Buncrana, and Redcastle.

Golf: Ireland is justifiably famous for a number of things – the people, the scenery and the sights. It’s also one of the world’s leading destinations for golf. A golfing trip to the Emerald Isle will not only convince you of Ireland’s golf pedigree, it will also challenge any perceptions you had about the quality of the great game in Ireland. Internationally, Ireland’s commitment to golf was rewarded with the staging of the Ryder Cup 2006, and was also named International Golf Destination of the Year 2004 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. With over 400 golf clubs including a third of the world’s natural links courses, and a slew of exceptional championships courses in spectacular locations, it’s no wonder that Ireland attracts over 240,000 golfers from all over the globe each year.

Courses local to Culdaff are Greencastle, Redcastle and the world famous Ballyliffen golf links which is Ireland's most northerly links course. It comprises 365 acres of spectacular dune land and is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains with the only other boundary being the Atlantic Ocean.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $246.12

A non-refundable reservation deposit of euro150 (per week's stay or shorter) with balance to be paid six weeks prior to arrival date.

A damages deposit of euro 200 is payable upon arrival. This will be returned within 5 days of departure date provided no damage has been caused to the property or contents.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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