Winnie Hill Cottage - Culdaff, Culdaff

2 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 5

Winnie Hill Cottage - Culdaff


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The cottage is a neat two bedroom bungalow that sleeps up to seven with the inclusion of a sleeper couch. It has a lounge with an open fireplace, a separate dining room, a fully fitted kitchen, a modern bathroom, an entrance hall passage and the two rear facing bedrooms. A solid fuel Stanley stove in the kitchen fires the central heating.

It is located on an elevated site known as Watch Hill, and is south facing with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Situated less than 4km to the east of Culdaff, and roughly 300m off the coastal road, along a little used farm road, it can be said to be in a quiet and peaceful location.

History

The surrounding area has a rich historical heritage linked to early Christian and earlier pre-Christian megalithic sites. One can find evidence and remains of old monasteries, churches and abbeys, stone crosses, stone circles, standing stones and megalithic tombs. Visit the sites of Cloncha, The Temple of Deen, and The Bocan Stone Circle. There were once monasteries at Carrowmore, Cloncha and Culdaff, suggesting that this small area of Inishowen was once a great centre of skill and learning.

Culdaff


Culdaff is a picturesque village set around a village green and water pump, and originally dates back to the 8th century. The existing village layout is based on an 18th century plantation design, and is built over the site of the old monastery of St. Buadan.

The present day Church of Ireland stands on the foundations of the old monastic church, and the ancient graveyard of Ardmore opposite Mc Grorys was also part of the same site.

The village is set on the banks of the Culdaff River, which is crossed by two stone bridges that mark the location of ancient fords that gave Culdaff its name. In Gaelic, Culdaff is Cul da Ath, or the corner of the two fords.

McGrorys is perhaps the main attraction in the village. Here you will find a small hotel, a fine restaurant and two pubs, - The Front Bar, noted for its fine selection of food , drink and traditional Irish Music, and the Backroom Bar, which is really more of a function room, famous throughout Ireland and beyond for its range and quality of music and entertainment. Another establishment next to the beach car park is the Caratra Lodge which has a pub and restaurant.

Culdaff has a fabulous Blue Flag Status sandy beach, which is about 1km in length, and lies between Dunmore Head to the east and the little fishing harbour known as Bunagee Pier, on its western side. The beach car park has a well equipped and safe childrens play area next to it. Depending on wind and tide conditions, the waves approaching the beach offer great surfing. Also visit the beaches at Kinnegoe Bay, where a Spanish Armada ship sank in 1588, Stroove, at Dunagree Point, and the Five Finger Strand, west of Malin.

Some other local activities include.
Hill walking, Paint Balling, Tennis, Horse Riding - At 2 stables in Malin, Touring and Sightseeing, to mention a few.

Facilities & Living Space


Facilities

  • 2 bedrooms
  • bathroom
  • main living area has open fireplace
  • tv, dvd, cd-stereo - with i-pod dock
  • electric hob and oven
  • microwave, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • immersion water heater
  • 6min drive to lovely sandy beach Culdaff
  • 5 min drive to shops, pub etc in Culdaff
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base
  • ample parking


Living Space


Kitchen  Kitchen

The two kitchen windows allow plenty of natural light, and the colours give it a cheerful appearance.
The fully fitted kitchen has modern storage units on a ceramic tiled floor, and includes an electric hob and oven, stainless steel sink, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster and essential crockery, cutlery and cookware. There is also an iron and ironing board and an outside clothes line.
A solid fuel burning Stanley Stove is used for central heating.

Living Room - Dining Room  Living Room - Dining Room

The lounge and dining room occupy the front section of the cottage on either side of the entrance hall, and both have spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
The lounge is comfortably furnished with two sofas upholstered in a red fabric. The larger three seat sofa can be used as a sleeper couch to sleep another two people. There is an open fireplace, and the floor is carpeted. The TV has a DVD player, and there is a CD-radio-stereo which includes an i-Pod dock.

The separate dining room has a dining table and there are eight chairs.

Central heating is solid fuel fired by a Stanley stove in the kitchen and an immersion heater for hot water.

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

There are two bedrooms to the rear of the cottage, to sleep five.
One has a double bed, and the other has a Trundle bed, which is a bunk bed with a third pullout bed in the base.
A double sleeper couch in the lounge will increase the cottages sleeping capacity to seven.

Bathroom  Bathroom

There is a single bathroom. It is uncluttered, clean, and attractively furnished with modern sanitary-ware, which includes a bath, basin, toilet and an over-the-bath electric shower.


Tariff



Season

Tariff

July/August

€ 450

Easter

€ 450

May/June/Sept/Oct

€ 350

Rest of Year

€ 300

Weekend 2 nights

€ 250

Weekend 3 nights

€ 330

Christmas/New Year

€ 450



Booking Details

Non-refundable booking deposit of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period.


What's Included

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

What's Not Included

  • beach towels

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Contact the owner

Contact: Helen
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2008
Telephone:0044 1332 556566
 0044 7557 480469
 
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.2808
 Longitude: -7.1136

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