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Luxury Home with views over Lough Swilly to Inch Island

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,852 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful with 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9 people. Walk to beach & restaurants

Views extend over Lough Swilly to Inch Island. Well located in Donegal County, on the must see Wild Atlantic Way. Walk to the blue flag beach, marina and two good restaurants. Enjoy the spacious garden with outdoor furniture and a BBQ. Also perfect for a winter get away. Relax with fireplaces in the kitchen, dining room and lounge plus eco friendly underfloor heating throughout which will ensure a cozy stay with period features. The 5 comfortable bedrooms all have sufficient cupboard space, luxury mattresses and crisp white line plus bath towels. 2 Bedrooms are en-suite and there is a family bathroom. Downstairs is a separate toilet. Free wifi and ample parking is available. The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, double door fridge freezer, 5 ring gas hob, oven, microwave and coffee machine. The separate utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer. The dining room table extends to easily seat all guests. The kitchen leads to a sun room with double doors onto a patio. Enjoy nearby activities such as golfing, hiking, cycling, horse riding or bird-watching etc. Perfect to explore Ireland's natural beauty and history.

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Marina

Nigel is Irish and Marina is South African, studied in Glasgow and Leeds respectively. Currently living near Cape Town but that could change. Happily married, love children and dogs but adopted a cat! Enjoy the outdoors and traveling.

Marina purchased this house in 2015

Why Marina chose County Donegal

Donegal ranks as the coolest place on the PLANET by National Geographic for 2017. the house is on the start of the Inishowen peninsula 100mile scenic route. Walk to the Red Door or the Firebox Restaurants and the blue flag Lisfannon Beach (1km) via the Lough Swilly Yacht Club/Fahan Marina.

Visit the Ancient hilltop fortress Giannan of Aileach 1700BC with 360 degree views over Lough Swilly (12km); Fort Dunree Military Museum (17km); Malin Head which is Ireland's most northern tip with breath-taking scenery and cliff walks (40km). Bird-watch or walk on Inch Island Wildfowl Sanctuary (5km away); Stroll from Crana River (7km away) to Ned's Point & along the shore of Lough Swilly to the sandy beach at Stragill Strand.

Golf at Ballyliffin which boasts two championship links courses (28km); on your doorstep is the historic North West Golf Club's links course (4km); also Buncrana Golf Club 9 hole links course (6km) and Letterkenny Golf Club (40km).

Hike Glenveagh National Park is a remote wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes and waterfalls in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains (55km).

Horse Rides offered by Crana Stables in Cleenagh (10km) or Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre in Clonmany (23km).

Cycle Inishowen in Carndonagh hire out bicycles (26km);

Inish Adventures in Moville (36km) offer multiple water and land based activities including canoes/sailing/surfing/SUPs.

Bushmills Distillery is Ireland's oldest working whiskey distillery (76km); Fanad Head Lighthouse 1811 perches on the cliff (77km); The Giant's Causeway, a World Heritage Site with its impressive columns of hexagonal basalt rocks (80km); Slieve League's highest sea cliffs in Europe (126km); The Titanic Museum in Belfast (132km) which Lonely Planet named the top place to visit in 2018!

What makes this house unique

A stylish house with tranquil surrounding to escape, relax and enjoy or discover lots to see and do on your doorstep and enjoy the warmth of Irish hospitality and the natural beauty of County Donegal.


County Donegal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2852 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom En-suite to main - toilet , shower , Basin and mirrored cabinet
    Bathroom downstairs - toilet , Basin inset on cabinet & mirror
    Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Bath + separate shower, toilet, basin and mirrored cabinet
    Bathroom En-suite - toilet , shower , Basin, mirror and cabinet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Super King Size with luxury mattres, en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Super King Size with luxury mattress, en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Super King Size with period features and seaviews
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , All bedrooms crips white linen & cupboards
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • All rooms are spacious with besides cabinets, lamps, cupboards and mirrors.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Home with views over Lough Swilly to Inch Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely house, amazing views, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Very well designed high spec 5 bed modern house in a quiet village, with spectacular views over Lough Swilly, in a perfectly situated location for seeing the wonderful beaches and cultural treasures of the Inoshowen peninsula and County Londonderry. Fantastic stay, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location for touring Inishowen Peninsula. Very relaxing and feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

So great to relax and enjoy this beautiful, big home in a well maintained, upscale subdivision. Very very clean, great decor, great rooms - bedrooms, dining room, sitting rooms, bathrooms. Appliances very modern and so convenient to use. Nearest town about 10 minutes drive, two great restaurants within walking distance. Owners extremely friendly and easy to contact if any questions/concerns. Since this is a self-catering home, need to ensure you buy/bring appropriate toiletries and cleaning products if needed. Overall, we loved staying here! Views outstanding across from the home and surrounding area. Felt like home to us!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Buncrana - Rathmullan (summer)
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
North West Golf Club Buncrana
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
97 Kilometres
M2 to Belfast
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
The Red Door
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Lisfannon Beach (blue flag)
Car: recommended

Located in a pretty village, within walking distance to the beach and 2 restaurants/bars. Sheep graze on Golan Hill behind and over the water on Inch Island. Yet still close to all amenities in Buncrana Town (7km away) and the historic walled City of Derry City (18km away). Surrounding areas have natural beauty to explore with adventure, golf, history and famous tourist attractions. Best of both worlds where you can relax in peace and quite or fill your days with sights and delights of Ireland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $433.43

No hen, stag or other parties or events. No groups of under 25 year olds. Number of people as per booking may not be exceeded. Booking under false pretenses will result in cancellation without refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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