Dooey Heights Cottages - Lettermacaward, Lettermacaward

4 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 8

Dooey Heights Cottages - Lettermacaward


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Two cottages to choose from!
While the two cottages are slightly different in size and structure, with one having three, and the other having four bedrooms; interior fittings and furnishings are very similar in style and decoration. For this reason, we have included them both on one listing, and for convenience, the photos, while actually of the larger cottage, could apply to either one. The cottages face south west, are in an enclosed property, and in a quiet, and peaceful location. They can be rented singly or jointly, and would be ideal for a large family or group (if rented jointly.)

The cottages are situated on Donegal's West Coast in the Lettermacaward area, more or less between Glenties and Dungloe, and on a small peninsula facing Gweebarra Bay in the west, with Trawenagh Bay to the north and the Gweebarra River estuary to the south.

Just a little under 2km away, within walking distance, lies the fabulous stretch of Dooey Beach;  - a 3km long strip of sand facing due west onto the Atlantic. The natural formation of Gweebarra Bay seems to have the effect of concentrating the currents and waves entering the bay, making conditions ideal for surfing! Indeed the beach is a popular attraction for surfers from far and wide, and a Summer Surfing School is held in the area for those wishing to improve their skills.

Local Activities

Of course, those who are not into surfing, can still enjoy the beach, the sand, and foam, without having to use a surf board. Other water activities that come to mind include; swimming, snorkelling, - or scuba diving, sailing and other types of boating.

Fishing is very popular in West Donegal, whether fresh water angling in one of the 130 lakes in the area, or deep sea fishing by hired boat.  The importance of the fishing industry in the area is born out by the number of competitions and festivals held at different times of the year, (but mainly between June and October.) sponsored by different angling bodies in the area.
The  most popular of all is the "The Rosses Anglers, Mary From Dungloe Competition" held in late July. An extremely popular event, and one could say that it is an annual highlight for this part of Donegal. For this reason early booking for accommodation over this period is essential.

The festival is centered around a pageant to find a young lady who is crowned “Mary From Dungloe”. (She need not necessarily be called Mary.) The festival has grown in popularity over the years and now regularly attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the area. The creation of the festival was prompted by the release of an old ballad entitled 'Mary From Dungloe' in 1968 by a band called The 'Emmet Spiceland Ballad Group'.

Surrounding Area

Space does not permit one to list all the scenic attractions on offer in this unique part of Ireland.
Along the coast of West Donegal, one can drive from Dunkineely in the south to Dunfanaghy in the north, without leaving the N56, and will be amazed by all the scenic splendours along the way.

A shorter drive is along the R251 route between Gweedore and Letterkenny. See the imposing majesty of Mt Errigal, Donegal's highest peak; visit the Dunlewy lakeside Centre nearby, or continue further along the road until the turnoff to the Glenveigh National Park. A reserve of mountains, lakes, forest and glens. Visit the castle, with its wonderful gardens and tea room, or go for walks around the area, and possibly spot the herd of red deer kept there. The reception area has catering facilities and displays and models showing how the area evolved. There are also audio-visual presentations and guided tours of the castle itself.

Travelling a little further along the R251, at Lake Gartan; one can visit St Columba House and The Glebe Art Gallery, with its unique collection, including a ceramic by Picasso

Facilities & Living Space


Facilities

  • 3 bedrooms to sleep 6 - white door
  • a. upstairs 1 double & 1 single
  • b. upstairs 1 double
  • c. downstairs 1 double & en-suite
  • 4 bedrooms to sleep 8 - green door
  • a. upstairs 2 single
  • b. upstairs 2 single
  • c. upstairs 1 double
  • d. downstairs 1 double & ensuite
  • main bathroom with bath basin & toilet (both houses)
  • en-suites with shower basin & toilet (both houses)
  • utility room toilet and basin (white door)
  • extra main bathroom (green door)
  • main living areas have open fireplace, tv
  • fully fitted kitchens
  • electric hob and oven
  • microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • washing machine, tumble dryer
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • bed linen provided free of charge
  • oil fired central heating included
  • patio area
  • sea views, quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base, ample parking
  • Dungloe - approx 13km Glenties - approx 16km


Living Space


Kitchen  Kitchen

Fully fitted kitchens in both cottages:
Appliances include; electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, kettle, toaster and essential crockery, cutlery and cookware.
A dining area to the front of the house, with table and chairs adjoins the kitchen area, while a utility room and a full bathroom (in the larger cottage) and a toilet and basin (in the smaller cottage) connect to the rear of the house.

Electricity is included.

Living Room  Living Room

The lounge or living room to the right on entering the hallway. In each cottage there is traditional open fireplace. The rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with comfortable seating and include a TV.

Oil fired central heating keeps the cottages warm in winter.

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

The larger cottage has 4 bedrooms.
1 ground-floor bedroom has a double bed and an en-suite.
3 upstairs bedrooms; 1 with a double bed and 2 each with 2 single beds.
(sleeps 8 adults)

The smaller cottage has 3 bedrooms to sleep 6
1 ground floor bedroom with a double bed and an en-suite.
2 upstairs bedrooms; 1 with a double and a single bed, 1 with a single bed.

Bed linen is provided

Bathroom  Bathroom

The larger cottage has:
A downstairs bathroom with a bath, basin & toilet.
An upstairs bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet.
An en-suite with a shower, basin and toilet.

The smaller cottage has:
Main bathroom with bath, basin, shower and toilet.
An en-suite with basin, shower and toilet.
Utility room area basin and toilet.

Towels are provided.


Tariff



Season

Tariff

July/August

€ 550/600

Easter

€ 500/550

June

€ 500/550

Rest of Year

€ 350/400

Weekend (2 nights)

€ 250/350

Bank Holiday Weekend (3 nights)

€ 400/450

Christmas

€ 500/550

New Year

€ 500/550



Booking Details

Prices shown are for 3 / 4 bedroom cottages

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period

  • local refuse collection charges apply
  • check in 4pm, check out 11am
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement

What's Included

  • linen
  • electricity
  • central heating

What's Not Included

  • towels
  • local refuse collection charges apply

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Contact the owner

Contact: Derek Melly
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2007
Telephone:00353 74 9551131 (Work)
 00353 86 1014380 (Mobile)
 ROSALEEN 00353 857301101
 
Sat Nav:Latitude: 54.8671
 Longitude: -8.368

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