Holiday Cottages, Fanad
This beautiful peninsula stretches north from the village of Milford to Fanad Head and back down to the Georgian village of Ramelton. It has some of the most remarkable cliff scenery in Ireland, including outstanding examples of marine erosion. Knockalla Coast Road offers a spectacular drive overlooking Lough Swilly and Inishowen. The Fanad Peninsula Scenic Tour is a 72 km signposted circuit of the peninsula through breathtaking scenery.
Fanad Lighthouse (pictured above) was built by George Halpin and today serves as a helicopter base for the service and maintenance of all lighthouses along the northern coast.
Along the Lough Swilly coastline there are impressive fortifications, built during Napoleonic times - indeed, one of these, on the shore front in Rathmullan, now houses the "Flight of the Earls" heritage centre while the other 2 are privately owned. Golf courses include the 9 hole Otway course and the fabulous links course at Portsalon.
As you drive along the coastline, the road rises around Knockalla Mountain and you can enjoy the breathtaking views across Lough Swilly to Dunree Fort and Dunaff Head on the Inishowen Peninsula. On the apex of the hill, as the road turns west, you can stop at the viewpoint, for a panorama so spectacular that it is used to promote not only Donegal but the entire island of Ireland. Below you is Ballymastocker Bay bedecked with an array of golden beaches.
Villages and place names of the Fanad Peninsula include - Rathmullan, Portsalon, Kerrykeel, Rosnakill, Milford, Doaghbeg, Kindrum, Glenvar, Tamney, Glasagh, Cashel, Ballyheerin, Rinboy and Glinsk.
Holiday Properties in Fanad
Great Arch Cottage
A wonderful cottage with panoramic views of sea and countryside, Portsalon, Fanad. There are more beaches than days of the week on your doorstep, horse riding, 8 excellent golf courses (within an hours drive), numerous opportunities for hill walking, fishing, angling, boating, diving, surfing and water sports. 20 minutes away at Downings … full listing
Keadue Cottage is a traditional thatched 2-bedroom blacksmith’s cottage, which is over 100 years old, and has been caringly restored. Set in its own picturesque 1/2 acre site on the shores of an inlet of Mulroy Bay, the cottage has a large garden with impressive views of the Knockalla Mountains from the … full listing
Teach Claggan - Fanad
A luxury chalet bungalow on an elevated site affording stunning lake, mountain and sea views and just over 7 min walk to Ballyhieran strand. The chalet is in a peaceful rural setting with superb lake fishing, surfing, championship golf course at Portsalon 6miles, walking, cycling or just relaxing. The Fanad Lodge pub-restaurant … full listing
An Teach Illanmore
An Teach Illanmore is a luxury holiday home with direct access to a private beach, situated in the Doaghbeg area of the Fanad Peninsula in North Donegal. From its secluded site it enjoys stunning views over Lough Swilly towards Dunaff Head, the Inishowen hills and the Atlantic Ocean. The home is in … full listing
Ned's cottage is a beautiful, recently renovated old stone built cottage with stable door. Idyllically located by the sea, close to the stunning lighthouse at Fanad Head, North Donegal the cottage has uninterrupted views over the north Atlantic to Tory Island. This is truly an amazing location for a family holiday. … full listing
A modern 5 bedroom holiday home situated on the shores of Mulroy Bay on the western coastline of the beautiful Fanad Peninsula in North Donegal. The holiday home enjoys breathtaking views over the bay towards the mountains beyond - including Lough Salt Mountain and Muckish Mountain. Located just outside the tiny village … full listing
* Price €90 per night for 2013 * A superb modern 4 bedroom holiday home located on the northern tip of the beautiful Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal. Located on an elevated site the cottage enjoys wonderful views over the coastline towards the Atlantic Ocean. The cottage is 1 km from Ballyhiernan Beach … full listing
Set in the scenically beautiful Fanad Peninsula, this charming, detached 100 year old cottage is ideal for a "get away from it all" break. Just 400meters from the sea. Visitors can view the Atlantic Ocean lapping on Ballyhieran's mile long golden beach. Fanad is renowned for its fishing. For an angling experience … full listing
The Tailor's Cottage
The Tailor's Cottage is a three bedroom holiday cottage nestled in the hillside and located in the townland of Tullyconnel in the northern part of the beautiful Fanad peninsula.Recently refurbished with all mod cons, while still retaining the charachter of a cosy country cottage. The holiday home is surrounded by rugged … full listing
Located on the northern tip of the Fanad Peninsula, Atlantic Rest is a 4 bedroom luxury holiday home offering superb sea views and proximity to a surf school and the fabulous links course at Portsalon. Ballyheirnan Bay with its large Atlantic waves is a short distance away while the imposing sight of … full listing
Kate's Cottage - Fanad
Kate's Cottage is an ideal base to explore the natural scenic beauty of the unspoilt Fanad peninsula. This newly built holiday home overlooks Ballyhiernan Bay where you can join an ISA approved surf school, stroll on the wide sandy beach or explore the rocks leading to Rinboy strand. A local shop and … full listing
Port na Ling
Port na Ling is a superb 4 bedroom holiday home located beside a beautiful secluded sandy beach with stunning views of the North Donegal coastline.For the keen golfer Port na Ling is ideally located between two of the finest links courses in the North West of Ireland - Portsalon and Rosapenna. The … full listing
Murren House - Fanad
Murren House is located on the northern part of the Fanad peninsula and is within easy driving distance of Portsalon golf club and the fabulous surfing beach at Ballyhiernan Bay. In fact, the cottage has lovely views over the bay towards the Atlantic ocean. With the new bridge over Mulroy Bay and … full listing
Fanad Beach House
Located on the north west corner of the Fanad peninsula, our holiday chalet offers an ideal location for young families and couples looking for a quiet, laidback break. The chalet looks out onto the mile long beach, which slopes gently into Ballyhiernan Bay. Fanad Beach House is the ideal location for your … full listing
Logue’s is a charming 3 bedroom Irish farmhouse with a beautiful location overlooking Mulroy Bay. It is situated on the Fanad Peninsula in an area known locally as “Between the Waters”. The holiday home is just 4km from the Blaney Bridge across the Mulroy. This makes Logue’s an ideal base to explore … full listing