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A comfortable Home within easy walking distance of Donegal Town and perfect for

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Ballydevitt Retreat is a 3 bedroom holiday home located 1.5km from The Diamond in the heart of historic Donegal Town. This comfortable self-catering accommodation is an ideal base to explore the beautiful landscape and coastline of South West Donegal.

The holiday home is located in a quiet residential area and has a large enclosed lawn and patio area. It has 3 bedrooms to sleep 5 comfortably along with a bathroom with bath and shower. The cosy living room has a wood burning stove. There is a fully equipped kitchen and utility room. The holiday home has Pay-as-you-go WiFi

Historic Donegal Town

From the front door, it is a short drive or leisurely walk into the centre of Donegal Town. Donegal Town is one of 5 designated Heritage Towns in the county and is steeped in history. The perfect symbol of this history is the iconic Donegal Castle on the banks of the River Eske. Major restoration in the 1990s has made it an atmospheric place to visit; rooms are furnished with French tapestries and Persian rugs.

A Vibrant Tourist Centre

Donegal Town is also a vibrant tourist centre with a great selection of hotels, shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The renowned Magee of Donegal shop on the Diamond is well worth a visit. On the outskirts of the town is the quaint Donegal Craft Village. The workshops in this village are leased to professional artists and crafts people. You can meet the artists and watch them working with glass, bronze, textiles, wood, paint and precious metals. Visitors have an ideal opportunity to purchase unique Irish craft and design; one-off pieces that are simply not available anywhere else.

Central Tour Base

Donegal Town is a great base to explore South West Donegal – from the surfing hotspots of Bundoran and Rossnowlagh to the dramatic sea cliffs at Slieve League. To the north is the majestic Bluestack Mountains which provide wonderful hillwalking terrain. There are superb beaches nearby at Murvagh and Rossnowlagh. The Donegal Golf Club at Murvagh is one of the finest links courses in the country.

Local Activities / Attractions

Take a trip on Donegal Bay onboard the Waterbus

Play golf at the Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh (15km)

Go Surfing at Rossnowlagh (20km) – there are several surf schools based here

Go Walking - Many well-signed walks can be enjoyed in the nearby Bluestack Mountains.

Horse-Riding - There are several horse-riding and trekking establishments in the area where you can enjoy an afternoon on horseback, riding through some of Ireland's most beautiful scenery.

Cycling - South Donegal abounds with small, winding roads which offer spectacular views around every corner and are ideal for cycling.

Within an hours drive of the holiday home, there are numerous top class tourist attractions including Glenveagh National Park, The Glencolmcille Folk Village, The Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, the Marble Arch Caves in Fermanagh and Slieve League in South West Donegal - the highest sea cliffs in Europe.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About The Owner

I was born in Donegal my parents live very near this house. I work in the UK and long to move back one day permanently.

The Owner purchased this house in 2016

Why The Owner chose County Donegal

This was my Grandparents house and holds fond memories of my years growing up in Donegal where the air is fresh and the scenery stunning.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house tastefully decorated, great location for touring Donegal.

Lovely log fire and well equipped house. Convenient for town and The beautiful Lough Eske Castle. Lots of things to do, beaches to explore, mountains to climb and stunning scenery.

Great comfortable base to come back to after a day exploring beautiful Donegal
May 2017
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County Donegal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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A comfortable Home within easy walking distance of Donegal Town and perfect for
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Nice safe accommodation

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A nicely appointed cottage just outside town. Although you could walk to town, we found the road quite narrow so we were not comfortable walking. Everything we needed was found in the cottage. Beds and pillows very comfortable. Owner very quickly responded to questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
City of Derry
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
262 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $18.51

We request that no hen/stag parties allowed and any breakages must be reported, please

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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