Daisy Cottage - Self Catering Holiday Home Donegal Ireland ~ 5 Bedrooms
- Type: House
- Sleeps: 10 (5 Bedrooms)
- Nearest Beach: Inver (5 km)
- Change Over Day: Saturday
- Access: Car Advised
- Wheelchair access
- Non smoking only
- Pets considered
- suitable for children
- suitable for the elderly
- Winter lets available
As Daisy Cottage is also our own holiday home too, we have equipped it with everything needed to make it your home away from home also.
The kitchen, being the heart of any home, is well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glasses, cutlery, tea towels, dishcloths etc. There is a large side by side fridge/freezer which dispenses ice and chilled water. The large dining table accommodates 12 where everyone can gather as food is prepared. Nearby, in Killybegs, you can buy freshly caught fish on the pier almost daily. Along with the standards such as dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, toaster, etc. the kitchen also has many extras such as a juicer, veg/fish steamer, toasted sandwich maker, and lots of coffee making items (milk foamer, espresso jug, coffee maker, etc.).
The comfortable living room has three sofas, an open fire, flat screen TV (with sky channels including the Kids Channel), DVD player and DVDs, CD player and CDs, books and board games.
Our bedrooms are all comfortable havens with good quality mattresses, two pillows per guest and good quality cotton bedding. Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms (one with a king size bed, the other with a double bed) both en suite, 2 twin bedded rooms and a family bathroom with bath. Our third double bedroom is on the ground floor and has an en suite wet room. Each bedroom has a good quality hairdryer.
We supply snowy white towels for your use (2 face/wash cloths, 2 hand towels, and 2 bath sheets per guest per week). Beach towels are also supplied for trips to nearby sandy beaches where you can take a picnic using our picnic dishes and cold boxes.
PATIO AREAS, GARDEN & GAMES LOFT
At the back of Daisy Cottage we have a large, covered patio with tables and seating for up to 12. The covered patio adjoins the south facing, walled and private orchard garden and just outside the back door there is a small patio with a table and two seats. In the building to the back of Daisy Cottage there is a games loft where we have a pool/air hockey table, darts board and football table.
In our utility area we have a washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer, iron, ironing board and pegs for the washing line which can be extended across the covered patio area when needed.
CATERING FOR GUEST WITH LIMITED MOBILITY
The entrance at the front of Daisy Cottage is on the ground floor and the entrance to the back door has a ramp leading up to the door. Inside, we have one double bedroom downstairs which has a double bed with an electric blanket, bedside cabinets and a wardrobe. Adjoining the bedroom is a large wet room with a shower, loo (with grab rail if needed) and sink. We can also supply on request a sturdy chair for use in the shower. All our light switches are at the lower level so easily reached should one be using a wheelchair.
BABIES AND VERY YOUNG GUESTS
Daisy Cottage is a perfect family home away from home with its high locked gate at the back, walled garden and patio area. We also supply many baby and toddler things on request and these include: high chair, travel cots (2), baby stroller/push chair, baby gates for the stairs, baby walker, baby bouncing seat, changing mat, potty, socket covers, beakers, plates, bowls and cutlery, electric steam steriliser, books and DVDs, playing cards, building blocks, beach toys, a pop up tent (great for taking to the beach to protect little ones from the sun), and bats and balls. We also have a popcorn machine and even tiny baking sets and aprons for toddlers. We can arrange babysitting locally if needed.
OLDER CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULTS
We have a wii console (bring your own games), an ipod docking station, broadband access and computer, games loft with pool/air hockey table, darts board, football table).
Two fishing rods and landing net (bait can be bought from the shop across the road), cold boxes & ice blocks & flasks, beach towels.
The Donegal Region
Dunkineely lies at the head of the promotory St. John's Point where the scenery is outstanding. There is a small coral beach there and the diving at the point is among the best in Ireland ~ and if you are lucky you might just catch a glimps of dolphins. Around the village is a Heritage Trail which includes one of the oldest Celtic Crosses in Ireland. There are dolmens, burial cairns and the like in the area too. Nearby there is an open farm which also offers horse riding. Inver Beach is a few kilometers away and is a lovely, quiet sandy beach. In the village itself there are pubs where traditional Irish music can be heard on various nights. The village also has a shop, diner, hairdressers, taxi and so on. There is a bus service between Dunkineely and Killybegs and Donegal Town and a local taxi service. There are many restaurants and cafes all around and most are family friendly. More formal dining can be enjoyed at Harvey's Point or Castle Murray House (which is not even half a mile from the house).
There are many scenic drives to take, perhaps the most famous being the Sliabh Liag cliffs which are the highest approachable sea cliffs in Europe.
You can see my photographs of the area by going to http://www.flickr.com/photos/donegalireland/
Horse riding, golf (about 20 minutes drive away), diving, surfing, hill walking, mountineering, fishing, boat trips, etc.
Travelling to Daisy Cottage:
Donegal Airport ~ 67km/42miles
City of Derry Airport ~ 102km/63miles
Dublin Airport ~ 251km/156miles
Belfast International Airport ~ 184km/114miles
Larne (County Antrim) Ferry Terminal ~ 210km/130miles
Dublin Ferry Terminal ~ 251km/156miles
Sligo Railway Station ~ 83km/51miles
Derry Railway Station ~ 90km/56miles
Go to www.aaroadwatch.ie/routes and type in where you are travelling from and then to Dunkineely, County Donegal for the route and the km/miles.
Nearest Travel Links
- Airport: Donegal Airport (67 km)
- Ferry: Larne, County Antrim (210 km)
- Railway: Sligo (83 km)
DEPOSIT €200 upon booking. BALANCE six weeks prior to arrival.
Electricity is by meter (€1 and €2 coins). Oil by litre (metered).
Suitable types of Holiday Dunkineely
- Golf Course
- Horse riding
- Hill Walking
- Covered patio area with table & seating for 12.
- Small patio with table and chairs for 2.
- BBQ (fuel available in village store).
- Walled, south facing orchard garden.
- Smoking permitted on patio area but not inside house or games loft.
Exterior Facilities in Daisy Cottage - Self Catering Holiday Home Donegal Ireland ~ 5 Bedrooms
- Parking space
- Private garden
- Secure parking
- Separate utility area with washing machines, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board.
- Loft games room with pool/air hockey table, football table, darts board etc.
- Free broadband internet & computer.
- ipod docking station.
- wii with sports games.
- DVDs, CDs, books, board games.
- Baby Guests: cot, travel cotS, highchair, baby gates, etc. supplied on request.
- Hairdryers, beach towels, cold box, picnic dishes, etc.
- Two fishing rods.
Facilities in Daisy Cottage - Self Catering Holiday Home Donegal Ireland ~ 5 Bedrooms
- CD player
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Dish washer
- DVD player
- Internet access
- Linen provided
- Log fire
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Bedrooms / Bathrooms
- Bedrooms (5)
- Bathrooms (1)
- Ensuite (3)
Sleeps a Maximum of 10 people:
- Single Beds (4)
- Double Beds (3)
- Cots (2)
- Dining Seats (12)
- Lounge Seats (8)
Tariffs Currency Conversion
Note: * JULY AND AUGUST
€800 if using 4 bedrooms
€900 if using 5 bedrooms
WEEKENDS & SHORTER STAYS
ONE BEDROOM (1 or 2 persons) ~ €250
EACH EXTRA BEDROOM: Add €50
EACH EXTRA NIGHT: Add €50
PeriodJan - 1st May
Period1st June - 29th June
Period30th June - 31st August
Period31st August - 28th September
Period28th September - 18th December
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
To view complete guest book comments go to: http://catherinemac.weebly.com/guests-comments.html
Selection of comments from guestbook
"If Carlsberg did holiday cottages this would be the one!".
"Just a wonderful cottage, very spacious and well equipped - thanks for the goodies and the warm welcome. Fantastic location close to Castle Murray House where we had a beautiful 50th celebration party. Great local beaches, friendly shops, fab fish and chips. And we had a beautiful day trip to Silver Strand beach Malinbeg."
The following comments are from our first seasons guests (2009)
"A lovely house, very very well equipped. It had everything we needed and the perfect size for our 3 familites! ... The kids enjoyed the games room and the wii. Thanks again for a wonderful stay in Daisy Cottage ~ we loved it ... and we loved Donegal."
Mrs. Roche, Kildare, Ireland
"The house was a great size for two families."
Mr/s Smith, Wicklow, Ireland
"Thank you for a wonderful holiday."
Mr/s Dean, Donegal
"We had a lovely weekend, really enjoyed our stay. Hope to come back soon!"
"Had a great time. Love the house."
Mr. Duffy, Belfast
"The best house of the Ireland."
De La Calle Family, Madrid, Spain (who had rented 3 other holiday homes during their month long trip around Ireland).
"Sincere thanks for the generous hospitality. Thoroughly enjoyed our week-end. Hope to return again. Thank you."
Mr/s Graham, South Africa
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