You are viewing a holiday cottage to rent in Ballyshannon, Donegal Bay, County Donegal. It is a Detached Thatched Cottage.
This gorgeous, 300 year old cottage has been recently refurbished and is located less than 3 miles from Ballyshannon and 12 miles from Donegal Town. Both towns are well equipped with shops, craft shops and several pubs and are in a tranquil forest setting, with terrific mountain views and nearby beaches. This cottage is tastefully furnished and full of charm and character, with all modern conveniences, 4 open fires (with coal and turf supplied) and the added bonus of electric blankets on both double beds! The area is popular for game, coarse and sea angling.
Shop. Pub. Restaurant 2 miles. Beach 4 miles.
GF: lounge/diner, kitchen, double (fireplace) with ensuite bathroom and separate shower, double with single (fireplace), shower room ((w/c and whb )).
Electricity and oil central heating included, open fire with fuel supplied, linen and towels included, travel cot, high chair, TV, satellite tv, dvd player, CD, fridge with small ice box, microwave, w/machine, dryer, ipod docking station, hairdryer, electric blankets, fully enclosed garden, garden furniture, locked shed available for storage, private off road parking. Pets welcome.
This friendly, quiet area is perfect for walkers, swimmers, surfers (the beach at Rossnowlagh is only a few minutes away), fishermen, painters, photographers, Traditional Irish Music lovers, links golfers (18 hole golf courses close at Murvagh and Bundoran) and nature lovers.
Some of the local historical sites include Kilbarron Church and Castle, Wardtown Castle, grave of William Allingham (the poet at Ballyshannon), and Donegal Castle, the seat of the O' Donnell chieftains, in Donegal Town.
* Surfing Rossnowlagh has some of the best surfing in the world and the European Championships have been held here a number of times
* Golf - superb 18 hole links championship courses are located at Murvagh, near Donegal Town and at Bundoran
* Walking - The Creevy Shore Walk is a purpose built coastal footpath 10 miles in length running from Rossnowlagh through Creevy to the mouth of the Erne Estuary. There is also some excellent long distance walks such as the Blue Stack Way and Baile na Gaeltachta [the Gaeltacht Way].
*Donegal Town (15km) is of great historical interest and has numerous tourist attractions. Donegal Castle stands beside The Diamond, overlooking the River Eske. Guided historical tours of Donegal Town take place on a daily basis during the summer and the Waterbus takes you around Donegal Bay. The ruins of Donegal Abbey, situated on the bay, are open to the public.
* Creevy Pier - for tours of Donegal Bay, including, Slieve League - the highest sea cliffs in Europe.
* 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.
* Angling - anglers can sample game, coarse and sea angling with sea angling boats available for local chartering. (The first salmon of the season is frequently caught in the nearby River Drowse)
* Waterworld in Bundoran - one of Ireland's leading Indoor Aqua Adventure Playground is located on the seafront in Bundoran (10km)
Cinema, Traditional Music, Childrens Playground 2 miles. Horse riding, Fishing - Lake 3 miles. Coastal walks, Golf 7 miles.
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