Cosy Nook - Ballymichael, Fanad, Fanad

3 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 6

Cosy Nook - Ballymichael, Fanad

Cot & Highchair

Cosy Nook is a little 3 bedroom cottage in north Fanad. Located in Ballymichael, this traditional style stone cottage, has many original features. Two rocking chairs feature in the lounge, along with rich carpeting which add to the comfort and homely character. An affordable, attractive holiday home, it is particularly suitable for off-season holidays with central heating and electric blankets on all beds.

Located Along Wild Atlantic Way

It is located on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way, surrounded by the spectacular coastlines of the Mulroy and Swilly; panoramic views stretch from Horn Head to the Inishowen Peninsula. Come and stay – awake to birdsong, relax on the sheltered secluded patio, soak in the peace and beauty that surrounds you. Walk nearby beaches, trek along the many hill paths and sample the many attractions Fanad has to offer. A refreshing holiday awaits you here in Cosy Nook!   * * * * * For AVAILIBILITY * * * * * Go to OWNER'S WEBSITE above. 

On The Doorstep

  • Refresh your spirit with the sound of the waves at the local rocky strand.
  • Dance like nobody’s watching, sing like nobody’s listening on the local sandy beach: most likely, you’ll have it all to yourself!
  • Lighthouse Tavern – 15 mins walk
  • Lighthouse – 25 mins walk
  • Local Shops and Post Office 2.5 km
  • Nearest Supermarket at Portsalon Crossroads

The Fanad Peninsula

Numerous beaches, shores and lakes in the area offer the chance of surfing, boat trips, windsurfing, sea angling, rock and lake fishing, and hill walking. If you prefer less strenuous activities there are ample opportunities for sightseeing: scenic drives around the spectacular coastline of Fanad and beyond.

If you like a round of golf and some fine dining, Fanad offers that as well. Panoramic views and unspoilt countryside are a real source of inspiration for the artist.

One of Ireland’s spectacular and most photographed lighthouses at Fanad Head is less than 2.5km away - a jewel of the Wild Atlantic Way. A guided Tour to the top of the Lighthouse is an unforgettable experience – a lasting memory of your stay in Cosy Nook.

Activities / Attractions

  • Book a tour of the Lighthouse – open to the public in 2016:
  • Superb beaches all about – within 10km e.g. White Shore, Ballyhiernan, Doaghbeg, Drumnacraig, Portsalon, Blue Flag beach at Ballymastocker Bay beside Portsalon
  • Spectacular scenic drives hugging the coastlines of the Mulroy, or the Swilly
  • Surfing at the Adventure One Surf School in nearby Ballyhiernan Bay – 4.5km
  • Fanad Lake Angling Club, Kindrum. Brown Trout. Fishing permits & Boat Hire:
  • Fishing at the Meadows Trout Fishery in Rossnakill – 8km Tel: 086 8047516 or Facebook
  • Golf at Portsalon Golf Club – a classic 18 hole links course – 10km
  • Eel Burn Pitch & Putt – 4.5 km
  • Championship course at Rosapenna accessible via the Mulroy Bridge
  • Kayaks etc. for hire from Water Sports at Portsalon Pier
  • Deep sea fishing or sightseeing on Lough Swilly. Charter boats based at Rathmullan Piers
  • Activity Centre at Rockhill Park in Kerrykeel.
  • Electric and Hybrid bike hire located across the Mulroy Bridge in Termon. Take the pain out of cycling & enjoy north Donegal’s spectacular scenery
  • Mevagh Dive Centre near Carrigart is Ireland’s largest Centre - all under one roof, with Diving Equipment Sales, Hire, Servicing, Cylinder Testing and our new state of the art Swimming Pool
  • Pony Trekking at Carrigart Riding Stables, Wood Quarter, Carrigart
  • Take Car Ferry from Rathmullan to Buncrana in July & August and explore the Inishowen Peninsula
  • Glenveagh National Park with its Castle and Gardens , an hour’s drive, with 16,000 hectares of woods, mountains, lakes and bogs. Largest red deer population in Europe. Several walks. A must for the first time visitor to Donegal


Facilities & Living Space


  • 3 bedrooms - sleeps 4 - 6. (4 adults max)
  • 2 x double bedrooms: 1 x bunks
  • electric blankets on all beds
  • 1 bathroom with electric shower over bath
  • comfortablycarpeted sitting room with dining area
  • flat screen TV with Saorview (Freeview) channels, dvd player,cd/radio,
  • oil fired central heating & immersion water heating
  • separate kitchen
  • gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • separate Play Shed in back garden - ideal for rainy days
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • cot and highchair available on request
  • small library of books for adults and children, board games, cartoons/films/ music CDs
  • sheltered, secluded back garden
  • patio area with outdoor furniture
  • well-kept lawn to back and front
  • ample off-road parking for several cars
  • local shops and Post Office 2.5 km
  • supermarket at Portsalon crossroads
  • local pub - Lighthouse Tavern - 15 mins walk
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base
  • thank you for not smoking
  • sorry, no pets

Living Space

Living Room  Living Room

The cosy living room of the holiday home is comfortably furnished and recently redecorated. Two relaxing rocking chairs and rich carpeting add to the comfort and homely character. Flat screen TV with Saorview (freeview) channels, DVD player and cd/radio. Library of books and films/music CDs for adults: books /activities /board games /cartoons for children


Kitchen  Kitchen

Galley style kitchen with full size gas cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster and washing machine.


Bedrooms  Bedrooms

Cosy Nook has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 4 - 6 people. The accommodation make-up is as follows:-

  • Bedroom1: Double bedroom
  • Bedroom2: Double bedroom
  • Bedroom3: Two single bunk beds

Electric Blankets on all beds

Bathroom with electric shower over bath.


Dining Area  Dining Area

Oak dining table and chairs in the living area. Drop leaf table folds away neatly.




Easter week

€ 360


€ 290


€ 350


€ 450

Rest of year

€ 260


€ 360

New Year

€ 350

Weekend (2 nights)

€ 200

Weekend (3 nights)

€ 250

Bank Holiday Weekend (3 nights)

€ 280

Booking Details

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

  • See the availability of the cottage using the calendar
  • SATURDAY to SATURDAY rental, except by special arrangement
  • Booking Deposit (non-refundable) of €100 per week – with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period
  • Check in 4 pm, check out 11 am


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What's Included

  • bed linen and towels
  • welcome pack on arrival
  • electricity and central heating

Contact the owner

Contact: Aine
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2012
Telephone:00353 16282468
 00353 86 0561497
Website:Owners website
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.2676
 Longitude: -7.6564

What they say

 We've been coming to Fanad and its environs for the past 17 years, stayed at many different locations and types of abodes, but the cosy Cosy Nook is the bee's knees.  Everything you could want and need is contained within these four walls, and what's more, it all works!  ....  From the welcome from Eileen complete with a plate of (welcome) cakes after a long trek from London,  we settled in quickly and explored 'The Nook': plenty of room, perfectly laid out and tastefully so.  The weather was a star too, and in this Olympic year it was a gold medal of a holiday.  We're already looking forward to coming back.    

Deirdre & Tom, Grenwich

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