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Two Luxury Pet Friendly Apartments on the Wild Atlantic Way in South Donegal - The Snug Garden Apartment (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property
apartment
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Dunkineely Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Two Luxury Pet Friendly Apartments near Donegal town on the Wild Atlantic Way

Newly refurbished to the highest standards since we bought the property in Jan 2012. Two very comfortable, spacious, well-equipped and completely separate holiday apartments in quiet seaside location with great beaches and wonderful views of the sea and mountains . "The Snug" is located off the Main Street in Dunkineely, beside shop and 4 nice pubs ( some with entertainment) and is just 10 minutes drive to Donegal town. The location is ideal for exploring Donegal - whatever you fancy. Choices include great walking routes, several sandy beaches, several golf courses, water sports, fishing, island trips, music & dance. You could plan day trips from here to the Cliffs at Sliabh League, Glenveagh National Park, Bundoran Water World, The Giants Causeway. For those who like to cook for themselves the kitchen has everything you would need, or if you prefer to dine out there are many good restaurants to choose from. The place is ideal for pets, with wooden floors / tiles and a huge enclosed garden.

Details for The Snug Garden Apartment (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2) 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

This beautiful apartment is finished to the highest standards with everything you could need for an enjoyable stay. Access is from the back of the house beside a gorgeous patio with wonderful sea views and large enclosed walled garden. Lovely bright spacious living room cum Kitchen has everything you could need (ideal for pets).

Large luxury en-suite Bedroom complete with KS bed (and travel cot).

Bright living room has very comfortable leather furniture and solid fuel stove - this also heats the water and radiators and offers a very cosy accommodation for all weathers (storage heaters also).

The kitchen is well equipped, with everything to the highest standards and an every growing collection of Willow Patterned Crockery for your comfort.

Wonderful views from kitchen, bedroom and patio area to St John's Point with Benbulben in Sligo in the distance!

Plenty of extras provided for your comfort - everything to the highest standards.

Ample towel supplies and bedlinen included

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Sheila McDermott
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Sheila McDermott

We are a family of 4, living on a working farm in Sligo.

We have been happily involved in the Self Catering business since 2006 with our very popular Beach House in Aughris. In 2012 we bought and renovated another property The Snug in Dunkineely, South Donegal, for our own use and also as a Holiday Let.

Both properties are in wonderful locations on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Sheila McDermott purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Sheila McDermott chose County Donegal

We bought this property in November 2011 because we love the area and believe that Dunkineely is a wonderful scenic location with so many options on the doorstep.

We were particularly keen on the property after being lucky enough to get a window seat when we had lunch in nearby Castle Murray on the first day we went to view it. We chanced on the place whilst driving around and couldn't believe our luck. Between the view across McSwynes Bay and the wonderful food we were smitten!

One particular treat for us is being able to walk to a choice of 4 decent pubs, some with regular entertainment. There is a great atmosphere in the pubs in the village and everybody is just so friendly. As one of our guests reported last year, "they get to know you first!"

What makes this apartment unique

The house is in a super location, it feels quiet and secluded yet is just tucked in snugly off the main street.

We have done a big renovation on the house, with two completely separate units ( upstairs or downstairs), each equally comfortable.

We have a little Yorkshire Terrier and he loves our outings to The Snug because we can close the gate and let him roam freely in the garden.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

The Snug Garden Apartment (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 17 reviews
5

Simply fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We discovered the snug last year and spent 5 fabulous days discovering Donegal and the surrounding area. This year we decided to extend our stay to 10 nights as we loved it so much. The snug has everything you need to have a relaxing break -situated only 10 minutes from killybegs and 15 minutes from Donegal town.

It's the perfect getaway with a beautiful enclosed garden, with amazing views , which our dog loved, a walled patio area, ideal for an early morning cup of tea while you take in the peace and tranquility that surrounds you. That's providing you can actually drag yourself out of the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in!

Dunkineely's residents will offer you a very warm welcome to the village and Macs bar, situated just a few doors away, offers great hospitality and craic every evening and the traditional night in Macintyres each Wednesday is not to be missed.

If cooking on holiday is not your thing - no problem, Baskins are open 6 nights a week and the food is fab.

We're already planning our return trip to the snug next year - this time for a full 2 weeks!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Good visit

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Cosy cottage in beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Sheila was very accommodating when we had to change our booking. The apartment is perfect for visiting NW Ireland as it has several beautiful locations nearby: St John's Point and Fintra beaches are both stunning. The enclosed garden was very useful for our dog and had fantastic views. Inside, the apartment is simply furnished, but very comfortable (the bed in particular). Tea bags and milk were provided, which were much appreciated. Dunkineely also has shops, a restaurant and at least 3 pubs, so you can experience Irish hospitality without getting in to your car. Overall, a lovely break. Thanks, Sheila.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Spotless place. Everything you need for your stay

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous apt . Great base for exploring Donegal. Our dog really loved the big big garden. Will be going back .

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Great property, conveniently located to all local amenities. The Snug had everything we needed and more. Having previously stayed in the owners other property in Aughris we knew we were in safe hands. Both properties are a home from home and all the better for allowing dogs. Sheila is always at the end of the phone if you have any questions and there is plenty of useful information on file in the property. We would highly recommend a visit to either location.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Good rental with a cleaning problem

  • 2 of 5

The apartment had everything we needed but we would not be honest if we did not mention the need for a thorough cleaning. There is a strong smell of dog, must and mold. It would be a fine value if the cleaning issue gets resolved.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry to read this feedback. We have a totally dedicated caretaker, Cait, at The Snug but unfortunately she was not prepared for a changeover where the previous guest had 3 dogs. She rang me on the changeover day as she was concerned with the dog smell and told me of the issue which was compounded by your early arrival time. Unfortunately we didn't have a contact number for you as in that week we could have offered you a switch to The Annex of our Beach House property at Aughris, Sligo We will continue to allow pets as the Garden Apartment is ideal for pets. However in light of this experience we will specify that we allow ONE dog only and we will also not allow early arrivals in future so that there is always enough time to do a full and thorough cleaning each time.
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Knock
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Macs
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Belfast
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Castle Murray
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
St Johns Point
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Just some options ...

No scarcity of sandy beaches: Inver is our favourite.

Walking/Running - find your own route or follow well documented instructions for a guided walk.

Diving - very popular at St Johns Point.

Surfing - Donegal has a huge coastline popular with surfers. Surf lessons are available.

Fishing / Boat Trips - village shop supplies fishing tackle. St Johns Point is popular for fishing. Fresh mackerel caught on the rocks and cooked an hour later- DIVINE!

Golf - lots of choices .

Day Trips : Sliabh League +Glencolmcille, Glenveagh National Park, an Island.

Shopping : Donegal Town, Bellek China or in many of the little villages on your travels. There are lots of craft shops and art galleries throughout Donegal

The children : All the children love Bundoran Water World, its the Slide that gets them hooked!

Music: Whether its traditional or country music you are interested, you will see lots of roadside advertisements of upcoming events.

Coast/Beach:

5 minutes drive to Coral Beach , at St Johns Point.

You will be spoilt for choice with the beaches in Donegal - here I have listed a few that you can research.

Inver - our favourite because of the views + you can go out a long way whilst staying in your depth making it ideal for children.

Murvagh

Tramore Beach at Ardara

Tullan Strand in Bundoran - beautiful, with the option of Waterworld and its ever popular slide for the children!

Narin/Portnoo Beach

Carrickfin

Dunfanaghy

Portsalon

Travel:

Knock Airport - 135 kms. There are many connections from Knock to Germany/France/UK.

Derry Airport - 90kms

Belfast Airport - 200 kms

Dublin Airport 250 kms.

Use of car is recommended although there is a bus stop at the gate with good connecting service from Donegal Town, and from there country-wide.

Distances:

The village is a great holiday base with good grocery and butcher shop, 4 decent pubs , Take Away, Fishing Tackle, Beautician, Hair Salon .

10 miles to Donegal Town, with lovely shops, restaurants, and many tourist treats.

5 miles to Killybegs for lovely fresh fish..

Our favourites of the many restaurants in the area are:

1 mile to a fine dining experience at Castle Murray, St John's Point.

1 mile to Mary Murrins - offering great bar food.

7 miles to The Village Tavern in Mount Charles.

Further Details:

It is advisable to read some reviews from previous guests to get a better feel for the place....

This is an ideal location of people who perhaps want a quiet, scenic, coastal location with a good range of activities. There are great shoreline or hill walks nearby. For those than want to dine in, the kitchen is very well equipped. You could always go down the street to the pub afterwards for a nightcap!

if you enjoy dining out during your holidays there are many many options, just 4 that we would highly recommend ( as we visit them regularly ourselves) are Castle Murray at St Johns Point, Mary Murrins in nearby Bruckless, The Village Tavern in Mountcharles and the lovely Olde Castle Inn in Donegal Town.

The Snug is equally suited for those wanting a base to discover Donegal or for those who want to chill out during their stay and stay local.

Rates & Availability

Dunkineely Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season1
Sep 4 2016 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$74
From
$84
Fri,Sat
$369
$1,317
 
 
High Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$105
$527
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$74
From
$84
Fri,Sat
$369
$1,317
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There are no extras.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, you do not have to stay Saturday to Saturday because we know that the best travel deals are usually mid-week.

Notes on prices:
Min Stay: 2 nights all year round.
July/ August : €80 (£65) per night, €500 (£400) for ANY 7 nights.
Rest of Year: €70 (£55) per night for first 2 nights, afterwards €50 (£40) per night. €350 (£270) for 7 nights. NO EXTRAS
There is an option to do a 2 centre holiday between our property at Aughris, Sligo ( IR340 ) and this property. The distance between the two properties is 90 minutes, it is a good opportunity to explore 2 fantastic coastal locations. Contact us with requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Dunkineely Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Tastefully furnished en-suite bedroom with very Comfortable King Size bed. Note that the bed (60in *80in, 153cm *203cm mattress), has an end-board so if your height exceeds 80inches or if you like to sleep well down on the pillow then perhaps this is not the place for you. This is an ultra-comfortable bed as the feedback from previous guests will attest to. We have been providing accommodation since 2006 and since then we have had one complaint on 06/06/2016 that the bed was too small. So we have immediately added this note to deter any future giants out there.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Both units are completely separate with entrances at opposite ends of the property. The 2-bed unit is on 1st floor ( see steps up to front door in pictures) with the Garden Apt (1-bed unit) entrance to the rear of the house beside the patio. Both are finished to the highest standard An extra fold-up bed and travel cot are available for both units. At the back there is a lovely large walled garden that gets the sun all day long and has wonderful views. To the front there is a tarmacadam drive with off-street parking for 3 cars. Both units equally suit persons wanting to just chill out locally or those who want a base to tour Donegal. This very comfortable accommodation is well located close to lots of activities. You could visit the local sandy beaches or choose some of several outings in the area. There is plenty of tourist information at the house and a great Tourist Information Office in Donegal Town. The location is ideal for children/pets. Outside: There is a large walled garden to the rear which gets the sun all day long. The raised patio area is a sun-trap, with wonderful sea views. The main entrance with gates has tarmacadam drive with private off-street parking for 3-4 cars.

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