Hillside Cottage - Downings, Downings

4 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 8

Hillside Cottage - Downings


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Hillside Cottage is a superb 4 bedroom home-from-home holiday retreat located on a hill side above the popular seaside village of Downings in North Donegal. From its wonderful elevated site the cottage enjoys breathtaking views over Downings harbour and beach, Sheephaven Bay, Rosapenna and the North Donegal Highlands.

Hillside Cottage has an open plan design on the gound floor with the living and sunroom areas enjoying superb coastal views. The Cottage is just 2 minutes walk from the village pubs, hotels and takeaways. The beach is 5 minute walk and only a few minutes drive from Rosapenna golf resort. 

The 2 double bedrooms upstairs are ensuite, located off a scenic gallery with velux windows. The 2 twin rooms downstairs boast great storage and there is also a large main bathroom with power shower and a separate bath on the ground floor.

The suntrap to the front of the house has 2 picnic benches and a BBQ for eating and drinking outside and a fully enclosed area to the rear of the cottage with a clothes line. There is plenty of outdoor enclosed space if you wish to bring a small boat or your surfboards. 

Hillside Cottage is one of our favourite places to unwind, relax and enjoy sea views from the sunroom and we hope your stay in Downings is equally as enjoyable. 

 

The Downings Area

 

The Downings area has an abundance of tourist amenities. It boasts two first class championship golf links at Rosapenna  - the superb Sandy Hills course and the more traditional Old Tom Morris course - our personal favourite! Or why not try the driving range. The Meevagh Dive Centre in Carrigart is situated between Mulroy Bay and Sheephaven Bay and offers diving all year round. Charter boats  based at Downings offer sightseeing trips around the local bays . They also cater for deep sea angling with Shark, Bottom, Wreck, Sand, Bluefin Tuna, Tope & Reef fishing.

The Blue Flag beach in Downing village is a mecca for water sports enthusiasts – including wind surfers, kite surfers, swimmers and water skiing . More secluded beaches are dotted around the Rosguill Peninsula. The Magherabeg Leisure Centre in Downings  is a modern leisure centre which is open to the public and features swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and gym.

But if you are looking to just relax, why not take the 5 minute walk to the beach and stop off in Martin's Harbour Bar for a pint or go to McNutt's for tea on the pier.

The Atlantic Drive

Hillside Cottage is near the starting point of the renowned Atlantic Drive – a truly spectacular coastal drive around the rugged Rosguill Peninsula.  On the western side of the peninsula the road skirts the shores of Mulroy Bay northwards towards Melmore Head. Along this route there are several fine sandy beaches and secluded inlets. There are also dramatic views of the Fanad Peninsula and the Mulroy Bridge. On the other side of the peninsula the road follows the shoreline of Sheephaven Bay – with wonderful views of Tory Island, Horn Head, Muckish Mountain and Ards Forest Park.

Less than 5 km away is the Mulroy Bridge that links the Rosguill and Fanad Peninsulas. This will make it much easier for visitors to the holiday home to access attractions such as Fanad Lighthouse, Portsalon Beach and Golf Course and the Knockalla Coast Road.

Local Attractions and Amenities

  • Golf at nearby Rosapenna Golf Club – featuring two classic 18 hole links course. Other superb courses in the general locality include Dunfanaghy and Portsalon
  • Enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches on your doorstep – Downings, Tramore Strand, Melmore, Tra na Rossan
  • Enjoy diving in the clear waters of Mulroy Bay and Sheephaven Bay - the Meevagh Dive Centre is based in nearby Carrigart
  • Go sea angling or sightseeing on Sheephaven Bay - licenced charter boats are available at Downings
  • Visit the enchanting Ards Forest Park
  • Avail of the leisure facilities at the Magherabeg Leisure centre in Downings
  • Take a trip around the spectacular coastal drives in the region -   the Atlantic Drive, Horn Head, Lough Salt Drive and the Fanad Drive
  • Visit Glenveagh National Park, with 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood and bogs. Glenveagh contains the largest red deer population in Europe. Within the National Park Glenveagh Castle and gardens are well worth a visit on their own
  • Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk.
  • Climb Muckish and Errigal. Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal is a demanding climb and once on the summit you can see for miles around.
  • Take a day trip to Tory Island

Please note that no dogs or pets are allowed. 

Facilities & Living Space


Facilities

  • 4 bedrooms sleep 8 comfortably (2 ensuite double rooms)
  • Large downstairs bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Open plan design on the gound floor
  • The living space has a cozy open fire
  • Comfortably furnished to feel like home-from-home
  • TV and DVD player
  • Living space opens out to conservatory sunroom
  • Sunroom enjoys superb panoramic views over Downings beach and Sheephaven Bay- use the binoculars for an even better view
  • Comfortable wicker furniture in the sunroom
  • Modern fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave
  • Fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle
  • Dining table and 6 chairs
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in separate utility room
  • Iron and ironing board, outside clothes line
  • Garden to front and rear
  • 2 picnic benches to the front of the house
  • Fully enclosed area to the rear
  • 0.5 km to Downings Blue Flag Beach
  • 0.5 km shops, pubs etc in Downings
  • 1km to the start of the Atlantic Drive
  • 1.5km to Rosapenna Golf Links and Tramore Strand
  • 6km to the Mulroy Bridge


Living Space


Kitchen with Dining Area  Kitchen with Dining Area

Hillside Cottage has an open plan design on the ground floor. There is a stylish modern fitted kitchen with an adjacent dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped for a self catering holiday including dishwasher. There is a separate utility room at the back door with washing machine and tumble dryer.

 

Living Area  Living Area

The tastefully furnished and decorated living area has a wooden floor and cozy open fireplace. For home entertainment there is a TV and DVD player. The living area opens out to a sunroom area with panoramic coastal views.

 

Conservatory  Conservatory

Hillside Cottage has a sunroom area that forms part of the open-plan ground floor and enjoys panoramic views of the coastline around Downings village. It features comfortable wicker furniture and is perfect for quiet relaxation, reading a book or using the binoculars to watch the activity on the beach, the boats out on the waves and spot people in the village.

 

Conservatory  4 Bedrooms

Accommodation in Hillside Cottage is made up as follows:-

  • Bedroom 1: Twin Bedroom - ground floor
  • Bedroom 2: Twin Bedroom - ground floor
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bedroom - ensuite - first floor
  • Bedroom 4: Master Bedroom - ensuite - first floor

There is a large bathroom with bath and separate shower located on ground floor

Conservatory  Upstairs gallery

Conservatory  Downstairs bathroom

Conservatory  Separate utility room


Tariff



Season

Tariff

July/August

€ 850

May/June/September

€ 700

October

€ 650

Easter/ Christmas

€ n/a

New Year

€ n/a

Rest of Year

€ 650

Weekends (2 nights) from

€ 350

Bank Holiday Weekends ( 3 nights) from

€ 450



Booking Details

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of a minimum of €100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period. 

  • check in 4pm, check out 11am 
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement

This owner accepts PayPal

PayPal Accepted

What's Included

  • bed linen
  • central heating
  • electricity

What's Not Included

  • towels

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Contact the owner

Contact: Sam / Antoinette
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2013
Telephone:00353 85 8250410
 00353 4784005
 
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.1939
 Longitude: -7.8439

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