Rockydale is located on a gentle slope overlooking Lough Foyle on the eastern side of the Inishowen Peninsula. It is close to the Redcastle Hotel which incorporates Leisureland for kids and a parkland golf course.
The seaside villages of Moville and Greencastle are a short drive away as is the Lough Foyle ferry which leads you through to the north coast on N.Ireland with its spectacular golf courses and Giant's Causeway Visitors Centre. The Historic Walled City of Derry, City of Culture 2013, (15 min drive) lies to the south and indeed its iconic Foyle Bridge can be seen from the holiday home.
The house enjoys spectacular views overlooking Lough Foyle and the surrounding countryside. Visitors to Rockydale have left us some lovely feedback about the area and its people - when you stay, please take time to read these as they provide some valuable insights on what to do, where to eat, places to visit etc.
The village of Redcastle lies between Moville and Quigley's Point. The Redcastle Hotel; a popular 4 star luxury spa resort, which is set among mature woodland with its own 9-hole parkland golf course and on-site Helipad. It 'oozes charm, style and warm hospitality'. The C-Spa, with its powerful sea therapies, renowned for their dramatic effects in revitalising, rebalancing and healing the body, will ensure the chaos of the outside world is instantly forgotten.
The other attraction is Leisure Land Redcastle; one of Ireland's leading Indoor and Outdoor Leisure and Amusement Centres. If offers a wide variety of entertainment for children of all ages. It is ideally situated in an enclosed area ensuring safety and freedom throughout the day, and activities include: dodgems, small car track, ball pool, junior twist, Eldorado guns, video rooms, multi-lane slide, Santa-Fe trains, Sky mast. Thunder Jets, etc. Amenities include: Restaurant, Shops, tuck shop, Souvenir Shops and Picnic Areas.
Apart from the nine hole course at the hotel, Golfers can also play their game at Greencastle, Culmore in Derry City, Buncrana on Inishowen's west coast, and at the famous Ballyliffin Club with its two links courses. Access to all courses mentioned should be within a fifty minute drive or less.
There is an abundance of natural scenic beauty in the surrounding landscape waiting to be explored and appreciated, and we suggest the motorist take the drive known as the 'Inishowen 100', which circumnavigates the peninsula, over a 100 mile route, allowing the tourist to see most of what Inishowen has to offer.
Should you wish to visit the Northern Ireland Coast , with The Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, and Dunluce Castle among some of its attractions, there is the very convenient ferry service between Greencastle and Magilligan Point. This will shorten the distance considerably, by not having to drive all the way around the Foyle, via Derry.
The Historic Walled City of Derry is about 15 minutes drive south and is well worth visiting. It has a rich historical and cultural heritage, with many places of interest including the old walled city, museums, art galleries, theatres, cinemas and shops.
The nearest sandy beaches are to the north, with a few at Moville, Greencastle, and at Dunagree Point near the Lighthouse. Some very scenic beaches, surrounded by cliffs are to be found at Kinnegoe Bay, where a Spanish Armada Ship, the Trinidad Valencera ran aground in 1588. Further west on the northern coast, is the Blue Flag status beach at Culdaff, which has a safe play area for children next to the car park.
The kitchen is located to the rear of the house and is adjoined by a small utility room which houses laundry facilities (washing machine and tumble dryer). Facilities include:
- electric cooker and gas hob
- large fridge/freezer
- microwave and dishwasher
- kitchen table and 8 chairs
The living room is located to the front of the house and has lovely views over the surrounding countryside towards Lough Foyle and Derry City. Ships can be seen making their way up the lough to Lisahally port. In addition to oil fired central heating, warmth is provided by a solid fuel stove (locally sourced turf and wood are supplied by Yvonne) For your entertainment, there is satellite tv and dvd (Playstation available by request)
Rockydale has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people.
Bedroom 1 - Twin bedroom on ground floor
Bedroom 2 - Double bedroom on ground floor
Bedroom 3 - Double ensuite bedroom on upper floor
Bedroom 4 - Double ensuite bedroom on upper floor
In addition to the 2 ensuite bedrooms on the upper floor, there is a bathroom on the ground floor adjacent to the 2 bedrooms. It has a full size bath with electric shower overhead.
Rest of Year
Weekends (2 nights)
Weekends (3 nights)
Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period.
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