Lovely 2bed Apartment sleeps 4/5 near Donegal town on the Wild Atlantic Way
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.(see sheilasplaces.com). In 2012 we bought and renovated the property now called The Snug in Dunkineely, South Donegal, for our own use and also as a Holiday Let. Each of our properties are in wonderful coastal locations directly on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Sheila McDermott purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Sheila McDermott chose Dunkineely
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. One particular treat for us is being able to walk to a choice of 3 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, "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.
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Everything and more
You never know what you’re really going to get when you travel and The Snug was a delight surprise. I can’t say enough about this little place, Sheila’s quick responses to my inquiries, and the awesome location. The tiny (and I mean tiny) and quiet hamlet of Dunkineely is not a destination town but it’s a fantastic home base to make day trips from. The off-street parking is also a huge bonus (people park on the side walk because the road is so narrow). There is a nice little convenience/grocery store a mere block away. One cafe (didn’t try) and 4 bars (I only went to Mac’s and it was great). You’ll definitely need a car to get around. This isn’t a mass transit or even a walking area. The sights and experiences of Donegal require a car.
This is a self-catering apt so be prepared to supply your own TP once it runs out. Everything else was extremely well provided. There is a washing machine (no dryer) and a dish washer. Internet worked flawlessly. There is also a lovely back yard. You can gaze out onto a farmer’s field and Inver Bay — very peaceful.
Small warning: the walls are thin. Not sure if the adjoining apt had full-time renters or other travelers but it can get noisy. I needed ear plugs at night to sleep.
I would return to The Snug in a heartbeat: absolutely loved it.
Comfy flat with beautiful views.
This was our first village accommodation on this trip. It was certainly handy to everything. It was in a good location for our exploration of the area. The flat was spacious, clean and fresh. The kitchen was very well equipped and the beds were warm and comfy. The views were lovely.
Can't wait to return to The Snug!
We loved everything about The Snug, the location in Dunkineely was charming and well situated, the views to the south of Galway Bay and Ben Bulben were inspiring, the beds and the living room were very comfortable, the kitchen was fully equipped, there was even a washer and dryer. There's a small market called Floyd's just down the street, we were able to make breakfast every morning before we set out to explore amazing County Donegal. Sheila was very esponsive and pleasant to deal with. Hope we make it back one day!
All you would need for a comfortable relaxing break
We had the upstairs property which has 2 good sized bedrooms and a cozy lounge. The kitchen was well appointed and the whole flat was clean and modern. There is a large shared back garden which is secure and our two small dogs loved it! The village has a small shop for provisions and 4 pubs - we enjoyed the music and craic in Macintyres and at least 2 of the pubs have beer gardens. There is no restaurant as such in the village but Mary Murtins in the next village is good and there are plenty restuarants in Donegal Town and Killibegs A taxi back from Donegal town is around 30 Euros though there is a bus service. Overall this was a great place for a break and we hope to be back - maybe to try the ground floor apartment (we got a sneeky peek at this from our neighbours!)
Wonderful Weekend Getaway
We had a great time in Dunkineely. Following a busy week of traveling throughout Ireland, it was the perfect relaxing way to end our holiday. The apartment was immaculate and very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. I wasn't expecting such a beautiful view of the sea and mountains! Would definitely recommend this find to others! Thank you Sheila!
Lovely time, amazing view!!
Beautiful apartment, amazing view! Well equipped kitchen, well stocked bathroom. Very friendly proprietist. Comfortable heated beds. Laundry facility with dyer. Highly recommend it!
A truly fabulous location directly on the Wild Atlantic way between Donegal Town and Killybegs. Guests have many options. Favourite outings of previous guests include Sliabh Liag(a must), Glenveagh National Park, A trip to Aranmore Island, Golf at Nairn, horse riding at the equestrian Centre in the neighboring village of Bruckless.. trip to Glencolmcille.. Silver Strand.. so many choices ...