Unique House - part traditional part modern, beautiful interior.
Featured in the Irish Times newspaper style.
Large open plan layout - great for a group/family to be together yet have space.
Amazing cliff top views of mountains & Donegal Bay.
Abundance of activities & attractions very close.
Remote, but local pub and shop close walk.
You won't find a house or view like it...& it's reasonably priced!!
Donegal named by National Geographic as the coolest place on the planet for 2017!!
This is a stunning home that we love and have been using ourselves for many years - we've decided to share it. Check out the photos, it's just such a wonderful home perched up on top of the cliff overlooking Donegal Bay.
Featured in the Irish Times newspaper - (URL HIDDEN)
Hopefully it's apparent from the photos but this is NOT AN ORDINARY HOUSE - the house itself is AMAZING, as are the views. I'm comfortable to stick my neck out and say that as I know you'll love it. If you don't believe me then check out the reviews so far. Just in case you're someone who doesn't read the reviews I've taken a few exact quote examples to give you an idea...
'This house is spectacular! Truly stunning views matched by a comfortable, modern, luxurious house. If it's available, just book it.'
'I've lived in Ireland for 17 years, and have never stayed in a holiday house that comes anywhere close to this one.'
'Absolut the best house you can stay at the coast of Ireland!!!!'
'A completely beautiful house surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. I could not recommend this house more'
'Wow just Wow. Great house and what a location.The views are amazing. '
'This house is unbelievable - the pictures don't lie - the views are spectacular. We almost didn't want to leave the house because the views were so amazing!!'
'This house is just amazing! We felt like millionaires living there'
'Wow! What a house and what a view.
Don't waste your time looking around for something better - This is the place!'
'Don't think twice - you MUST rent this house!!'
'a MTV style crib that won't break the bank'
THE HOUSE! - it's designed to be open and social, modern but still cosy.
The kitchen/dining/living area is all open in the shape of a large L. The setup is perfect for a group of people cooking at home, or just hanging out and socialising. The kitchen is a large well fitted out space and has a huge picture window out to the bay. The kitchen extends out via a large island to the dining area. This turns a corner into a spectacular more than double height lounge/living room, with double height windows again out to the beautiful Donegal Bay view. A huge amount of light comes through to the living area side of the house as to it consists mainly of glass to take advantage of the views. The photos illustrate it somewhat, but they really don't do it justice and are limited to 24.
Polished concrete floors throughout living area - looks great, but also a great conductor of heat for the geothermal heating system and underfloor heating. Nice to be eco-friendly and just a little warm underfoot sometimes in Donegal! There's a fireplace in the living room - it's a stove so not a roaring open fireplace, but we usually open it and it's nice to sit around.
The bedrooms are all large, and each has its own character, all good wardrobe space. Each bedroom has a bathroom, all of which are a good size, and 2 of which are ensuite.
The main bedroom has our favourite view from the house to welcome you when you open the curtains in the morning. There is also a large walk in wardrobe room. The bathroom is ensuite. It has really high ceilings, with a huge walk in shower. There is a large sink that's built into an antique dresser. Add in the gorgeous tiles and it's a room with a lot of character!
Orla, the other family member, is the artistic one. And she had a lot to do with the next bedroom - again a big room, lots of quirky beautiful little features, the main one being the bed headboard that she made. The ensuite is a wet room with beautiful glistening marble mosaic tiles, a very modern sleek sink...minimalist, but touches like the antique mirror being backlit and shells from the nearby Rossnowlagh beach warm it up. There's also a disco ball in the bedroom I forgot to mention : )
There's another room which is probably the cosiest room. Then the spare room where there is a couch that folds out into a bed. This has beautiful views of the Dartry Mountains (the famous Benbulben). Both of these are not ensuite but have large bathrooms right next to them.
All the bathrooms have showers were you can set the temperature on the wall before you get in...seems like a bit of an extravagance, but pretty damn good actually.
Above the dining area in a walled off mezzanine area is the den. There's a flat screen TV with surround sound, gaming system (useful for kids and adults alike!), some dvds, board games, comfortable couch and chairs - the chill area!
Kitchen pretty much has everything you'll need (check just in case there's something you're particularly after) and for coffee lovers there's a Nespresso machine.
THE VIEW! - 180 degree views of sea and mountains. We've included a few photos, but really it just doesn't do it justice either in how it looks or how it changes from minute to minute. To the west you can see the Dartry mountains in Sligo, the famous Benbulben, Mullaghmore head and the old gothic style castle. On a clear day you can see the Nephin mountains in Mayo! Following the eye around from west to east it's the expanse of Donegal Bay and the hills over the other side, then to Rossnowlagh strand (which is a 2 minute drive), round to the Devil's Bit mountain the other side.
The sunsets are stunning - I've included one or two, but space limits.
The house has a wonderful open plan layout and can really suit either a couple who want an amazing space to themselves for a few days or a family or two families staying together. We do try to price it so that it's affordable for a couple, particularly during the week. For families and bigger groups there are 4 bathrooms for the 4 bedrooms - so lots of space for each other.
We've also had small business meetings, small yoga/qigong retreats, small family events. Depending on what you want to do and the completeness of the information you provide we are open to things like this but aren't making any promises - basically ask us and tell us as much as you can and we'll let you know if we're willing to go with it. There may be extra cost involved depending on circumstances.
It's a great base - there's a HUGE amount of things within driving distance...people love the place as a base - you can easily head further north into donegal or west to sligo/mayo. We can give you plenty of tips to make sure your stay is the best it can be.
And it's really not a bad place to be holed up in case the Irish weather isn't being too cooperative!! There's a beauty in that strong west of Ireland weather, and a great vantage point of the bay to watch it. Some of the best times I've had there have been in that kind of weather, just hanging out with family/friends. Many people have commented they didn't want to leave the house to go places, I've felt that way myself many times when I've been (URL HIDDEN) just a great place to be cosied up in.
There is wired fast fibre broadband unlimited, you can stream to the TV whatever you like (there's a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) chromecast device there but you can bring your own should you choose), some board games, books, old surf magazines.
We will of course do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. So talk to me - let me know what you're interested in, what you're hoping to get out of your stay. We want you to leave feeling like you cant wait to get back.
USEFUL THINGS VERY NEARBY...
- Small shop with all the basics 3 or 4 minutes walk from the house, so if you run out of anything you'll be able to get it here.
- Great pub 10mins walk...the Smugglers Creek is an award winning pub with great atmosphere and good food...very easy to park up there for a while (unfortunately this could be a 2 minute walk but there is an issue with the 'short cut' over insurance with a neighbouring property so it is necessary to take the long 10 minute walk around)
Toegang voor gasten
You'll have the place to yourself, nothing's off limits - that I can think of!
Interactie met gasten
We want to make sure you get the most out of your time here.
There is a key box next to the door and we can provide you with the combination so you can get into the house. We will more than likely either be there to meet you, or come and meet you shortly after your arrival.
Please take the opportunity to give us as much information as you can as soon as you can before you arrival and then we can do our best to point you towards making the best out of your stay. Of course if you need anything during your stay contact me and we'll sort it out.
We'll be available for last minute directions on the phone, there to meet you, help you settle in. If you need it we can provide a phone and local simcard - handy day to day stuff and easy to get hold of us if you need anything or have questions.
It might be possible to arrange some food/basics for you before you arrive if there's enough notice and if that's something you would like done - so please let us know in advance if that's something you'd like done and be specific...we'll see what we can do.
Only people who have officially booked to stay are allowed in the property. Any extra people Is defined as a party. Events or Parties are down as a 'Yes' under the listing details - this is only in the case that you fully inform the host in advance re the exact nature and details of the party/event and is subject to the host's consent.
No smoking in the house.
No surfboards in the house - the front door key also opens the garage, you can pop them in there.
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