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County Donegal holiday house in Gortahork close to beaches and golf

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Wonderful Bay View holiday house with a Full size pool table. Sleeps 9

This house is located in the picturesque village of Gortahork near the Ostan Loch Altan Hotel close to shops, pubs and restaurants. To take full advantage of the wonderful Bay views the bedrooms are on the ground floor. The reception room is on the first floor. The full size pool table is in the gallery room also with beautiful Bay views.The interiors are tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Ground floor, bedroom 1- with en-suite shower room, wash basin WC. Bedroom 2, adult bunk with single bed. Bedroom 3, double bed. Bathroom with separate shower, bath, wash basin WC. All bedlinen & towels supplied. First floor lounge, Bay views, open fire, TV, DVD player, music centre. Kitchen/diner- freezer, microwave, w/machine, table seats 6 and balcony leading out to fully enclosed garden. Second floor, gallery/loft with Double bed and full size pool table. Off road parking, patio furniture. A non smoking house. Sorry no pets.

The owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

What makes this house unique

This beautiful property is spacious, catering for people of all ages. It boasts, breathtaking scenery of Ballyness Bay. Taking relaxing walks or hikes in the countryside or a stroll along many of the glorious beaches. This House is so close to the heart of a quiet village, near to Teac Billies Pub. This Pub is not to be missed for the legendary Traditional music held every, Tuesday Night. Musician's travel from around the country and further a field just to play here. And with its lead back atmosphere, you can sit back, relax and take in the joys of what this beautiful, stunning part of Donegal has to offer. This is why I fell in love with this property and Gortahork Its just a relaxing place and enjoyable place to be. It has something for everyone!


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Castlefinn Donegal
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Teac Billy's
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Ostan Loch Altan
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Falcarragh Beach
Car: recommended

Just an hours drive from Castlefinn Airport the house is situated in the grounds of Ostan Loch Altan Hotel which is right in the heart of Gortahork and is ideally placed for touring the beautiful coastal surroundings. Gortahork is a small village in the Irish speaking Gaeltacht area were the beautiful Irish language can be experienced. The surrounding area has golden sandy beaches at Falcarragh, Magheroarty, Dunfanaghy and the blue flag beach at Marble Hill were water sports and surfing are catered for. Golfing is provided at Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy which also has horse riding available. Glenveagh National Park is a short drive away were you can tour the beautiful castle and gardens. There are boat trips to Tory Island and for Sea angling that leave Magheroarty pier, Fishing is also provided for in local rivers and lakes. There are indoor swimming pools nearby and children's play park at Dunlewey Centre, Errigal and Muckish mountain provide great walks and climbs.

Golf: Golf course at Fallcarragh 9 hole.

Golf course at Dunfanaghy 18 hole.


Gortahork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , With en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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County Donegal holiday house in Gortahork close to beaches and golf
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Great place. Easy to collect/return keys and very nice accommodation.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet location and great base for all the activities around Gortahork

  • 5 of 5

A spacious, light and lovely warm house over 3 floors. 9 of us stayed here and all of us thought it was ideal for entertaining family as well as a base for all the walking and beach visits we did. Owners instructions were clear regards who to contact if any issues arose - and there were none. Housekeeper was friendly, helpful and on hand if I needed anything too. Great kitchen /dining room with plenty of plates/pots and pans etc. Right beside the hotel if you fancy not cooking and if you've got transport you're not far from other villages for a change of scenery. I heartily recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 🍀? Thank you very much for your excellent review, we really appreciate your extremely kind comments, thank you. And thank you also the cleaner is ever so helpful. Gortahork is a beautiful part of Donegal. The people are so friendly and welcoming. Glad you loved your stay and have treasured memories. Come back and stay again. With kind regards, Céad Mile Fáilte. 🍀?🍀? Ray
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Overall a great stay

  • 4 of 5

Fab property in a lovely location. Modern, clean and in a picturesque part of Donegal. Great facilities - the games room was very popular.

Made to feel very welcome.

My only advice is to be more clear about what to do with the keys upon exiting the property as I was a little unsure.

But overall: highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not bad at all

  • 2 of 5

The house is very good. The view was not as good as you expect. You can use the hotel for your meals it's good. There's also a pub across the street.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, clean house, with modern comforts in gorgeous setting.

  • 5 of 5

The holiday house in Gortahork is beautiful, with all the modern amenities one needs, a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, three floors of living space for a large group to spread out. My husband and two children and I had more than enough space to be comfortable. The house is steps away from a wonderful pub, Teac Billie, that has all the charm one would want in an Irish village pub. The proprietor of the pub was friendly and welcoming, and we learned a great deal about the village and the area around. We were sorry to miss the live music they have there weekly. The house is close to lovely sights and great hiking--Mount Errigal, Glenveagh Castle, The Poisoned Glen, the beach at Dunfanaghy, and more. There's a well-stocked shop across the road. I recommend the house for large parties and families with children. Gortahork is far from the madding crowd. We encountered very few foreign tourists, which was a plus for us. We felt as though we were experiencing authentic Ireland.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 🍀 Thank you ever so much for the outstanding review, we really appreciate you comments. Gortahork and the surrounding areas are the most picturesque of Donegal. The people are so friendly and welcoming. Glad you loved your stay. Come back and stay again. With kind regards, Céad Mile Fáilte. 🍀🍀 Ray
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Good Experience

  • 4 of 5

Great location, clean home and when we had issue with washing machine, a representative of the owner came right over to help. I recommend this home.

Joe from Seattle, WA USA

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joefor your kind response. Glad you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Donegal. Many thanks. 😊
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $134.99

Departure time will be 10:00 am.
Arrival time 4:00 pm.
Departure/arrival times may be flexible depending on availability.
When other parties are arriving on the same day, people need to vacate at 10am to give housekeeper time to clean.
Cancellation fee £40. 60 days before arrival. 50% of booking cost One month before arrival.
Thank you for your understanding.

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.

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