Carrowhugh Cottages - Greencastle, Greencastle

3 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 6

Carrowhugh Cottages - Greencastle


Sea ViewsPets AllowedTraditional PropertyOpen FireCot & Highchair

About 2km north east of Greencastle, on the slopes of a hill called Crocknasmug, Carrowhugh Cottages overlook the mouth of Lough Foyle. Looking across the bay into Northern Ireland, this is the narrowest point across the Foyle before it broadens into a wide expanse of water that only narrows again as it approaches Derry and turns into the River Foyle.

The views are spectacular, and one can see across to the pier at Magilligan Point, where the ferry from Greencastle makes its connection, the lovely stretch of beach known as Benone Strand, and the Mussenden Temple, perched precariously on the edge of a cliff at Downhill, on to the Seaside resort of Port Stewart.

The two cottages have their similarities and differences.
One is a traditional style thatch, (with blue doors) which originally only had two rooms, but now has a slate roofed extension which doubles its size, allowing for the inclusion of an additional bedroom and a bathroom. It comprises 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room, and a large kitchen-living room area. It has retained much of its original look, with authentic furnishings and decoration to match the period, - and will delight anyone who fancies spending some time in an original Irish cottage.

The other cottage (with green doors) is a pleasing, modern, compact two storey dwelling, with 3 upstairs bedrooms and a separate toilet, a downstairs bathroom, fully equipped kitchen area with sitting room and fireplace. Both cottages have oil fired central heating.

Greencastle

Greencastle, the nearest town, is a commercial fishing port and has the National Fisheries College. It has a picturesque harbour area, and there is a ferry service crossing the Foyle on a regular basis. - convenient for car trips to the Giants Causeway, Bushmills, Dunluce Castle, and other attractions along the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. (...and saving an additional 78km by avoiding the drive around the Foyle.)

The town almost certainly got its name from the old castle, which in turn may have got its name from the green freestone with which it was built. The castle, which is now a ruin, was known as the De Burgo Castle, and was built in 1305 as a base to provide a stronghold for Norman power in the North West. It was named Northburg and was built on the site of a much older fortress. There is a more modern Martello Fort beside the ruin, built by the British during the Napoleonic Wars to stop a possible French Fleet from invading.

With the decline of the fishing industry, Greencastle has become more of a holiday village. There has been much building of new homes in recent years. A Maritime Museum and a Planetarium in the town are well worth a visit. There is also a small golf course near the shore.
A few km down the road is the larger town of Moville, where one can enjoy a variety of restaurants and pubs.

Activities

Hill walking has become an increasingly popular activity, and there are some spectacular walks in the area. A rewarding coastal walk would be along the cliffs from Inishowen Head to Kinnegoe Bay, with its beautiful beaches and the site of the wreck of the Spanish Armada vessel, the La Trinidad Valecera, which went down in 1588.

Facilities & Living Space


Facilities

  • 2 bedrooms - traditional cottage
  • 3 bedrooms - modern cottage
  • bathrooms
  • main living area of each has open fireplace
  • tv, dvd
  • fully fitted kitchens
  • electric hob and oven
  • microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher in both
  • washing machine, tumble dryer in both
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • patio furniture
  • 1km to lovely sandy beach
  • 2km to shops, pub etc in Greencastle
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base
  • ample parking
  • pets welcome


Living Space


kitchens  kitchens

Both kitchens have electric hob and oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine, kettle and toaster, dishwasher and tumble dryer
Both have a dining area with table and chairs, tiled floors and a fireplace.
The traditional cottage has a solid fuel burning stove in the fireplace.
The modern cottage has a sitting room combined with the kitchen area.

living rooms  living rooms

The traditional cottage has a separate sitting room.
The modern cottage has its sitting room integrated with the kitchen area.
In both cottages, the sitting rooms have an open fireplace, and a TV with DVD.

Both cottages have oil fired central heating (metered @ 1euro per hour).

living rooms  bedrooms

The traditional cottage has two bedrooms to sleep up to 6.
One bedroom has a double bed, the other bedroom has double and single bunk bed plus 1 single bed.

The modern cottage has 3 bedrooms to sleep up to 6.
Two bedrooms have double beds and the third has 2 singles.

bathrooms  bathrooms

The traditional cottage has a bathroom with a bath, basin, toilet and a separate shower.

The modern cottage has a bathroom with a bath, basin, toilet and a separate shower, as well as a separate upstairs toilet and basin.


Tariff



Season

Tariff

june july august

€ 490

rest of year

€ 390

week end 2 nights

€ 150

weekend 3 nights

€ 190

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Booking Details

Non-refundable booking deposit of euro100 per week - with balance on arrival

This owner accepts PayPal

PayPal Accepted

What's Included

  • bed linen
  • electricity
  • towels - but not beach towels
  • central heating

What's Not Included

    beach towels

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Contact the owner

Contact: Brigette
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2007
Telephone:+353 86 1616951
 +353 87 2271947
 +353 86 3285512
brigettegortlee@live.com
 
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.2266
 Longitude: -6.9488

What they say

visited the cottage this summer.cottage covered in a floral display of beautiful summer blooms.Entranced by tranquil and special setting of this quirky little place. Chilled out and dreaming of a return. Thanks to Brigette who couldnt do enough for us.

Dee and Mervin Lane Watergrass Hill CORK

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