Glen View - Buncrana, Buncrana

5 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 10

Glen View - Buncrana

Sea ViewsFree Wi-FiCot & Highchair

Glen View is a 5 bedroom holiday home located within large private grounds surrounded by mature woodland. It is 5 minutes walk away from Porthaw beach on the shores of Lough Swilly and just 3km from Buncrana – the largest town on the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula. The holiday home also lies along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way. The house is wheelchair accessible.

Split Level Design

This split level design holiday home has the advantage of two separate living spaces. Both have floor to ceiling windows which provide ample natural light and also offer views over the mature gardens towards Lough Swilly.  

The main living room has direct access to an exterior raised decking area with outdoor furniture – a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sea views. The 5 bedrooms can accommodate 10 people comfortably and there are bath/toilet facilities on each of the 3 house levels.

The holiday home is located in Porthaw Glen which is a designated area of special conservation in Inishowen. 

Along the shores of Lough Swilly

From the front door, it is a short walk down to Porthaw Beach – a sheltered and sandy beach on the shores of Lough Swilly ( The Lake of Shadows).  Just beyond the southern end of the beach is Neds Point Fort (an ancient British Army Fort) and the Lough Swilly RNLI Station. It is actually possible to walk all the way into Buncrana Town along the coastal path walk that passes Neds Point Fort, Buncrana Castle, O'Doherty's Keep and the beautiful Swans Park River walk.


Buncrana is a vibrant town nestled between the shores of Lough Swilly and the Inishowen hills. It has a full range of tourist amenities, as well as fine restaurants and lively bars. The town has two golf courses, pitch and putt, play park, clean safe sandy beaches, coastal footpaths and many activities for children. During the summer months, a ferry operates to Rathmullan which provides easy access to the beautiful Fanad Peninsula.

Local Attractions / Amenities

  • Visit the Fort and Military Museum at Dunree (10km)
  • Enjoy some of the many fine sandy beaches in  the locality - in addition to Porthaw there are fine beaches at Lisfannon, Stragill and  at Crummie's Bay (Portbane beach)
  • Visit the newly renovated Isle of Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin (25km) This wonderful attraction depicts life in Donegal at different stages throughout history in an informative and enjoyable tour
  • Golf at the North West Golf Club at Lisfannon (6km). The internationally renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club is just 22km away.
  • Enjoy bird watching at the Inch Wild Fowl Reserve (15km)
  • Visit Grianan of Aileach. This is a 5000-year-old neolithic stone fort located on a hilltop at Burt, with commanding views of loughs Foyle and Swilly.
  • Go fishing on the Crana River or at the Pollan / Fullerton Dam
  • Visit the ancient walled City of Derry on the banks of the Foyle
  • Take a trip around the famous Inishowen 100.  This is one of Ireland's most scenic drives. The route includes dramatic coastal scenery plus a fine collection of ancient forts and monuments, traditional craft centres, and a dozen or so friendly villages. Scenic highlights include the Gap of Mamore, and Malin Head -  Ireland's most northerly point
  • Take a day trip to the majestic Glenveagh National Park (65km) in the Donegal Highlands
  • Go walking on the many coastal pathways, woodland, and hills on the Inishowen Peninsula
  • Explore the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle are just some of the top attractions in this area.

Facilities & Living Space


  • 5 bedrooms to sleep 10 (1 ensuite)
  • ground floor level - en-suite bathroom: toilet, handwash basin and shower"
  • first floor - toilet, handwash basin and bath
  • lower ground floor - toilet, handwash basin and shower
  • main living room has floor to ceiling windows
  • main living room enjoys sea and garden views
  • 42inch television, dvd player
  • direct access to the exterior raised decking area
  • decking area has outdoor furniture to seat 6
  • second living room with dining area also enjoys sea and garden views
  • floor to ceiling height windows
  • wood burning stove
  • large dining table to seat 8
  • sofa seating area
  • direct access to garden
  • 32 inch tv
  • library of books, selection of games
  • modern fitted kitchen
  • cooker, microwave
  • dishwasher, fridge freezer
  • washing machine in separate utility room
  • iron and ironing board
  • outside clothes line
  • located within large private grounds surrounded by woodland.
  • tarmac driveway and parking area

Living Space

Living Spaces  Living Spaces

The holiday home has the advantage of two separate living spaces.
Both rooms have floor to ceiling windows which provide ample natural light and offer views over the garden towards the sea. The main living room has direct access to the exterior raised decking area. It features a 42-inch tv and dvd player.

The second living space has seating and dining areas. It features a wood burning stove and has a 32inch tv and a selection of books and games. It also has direct access to the garden outside


Kitchen  Kitchen

The holiday home kitchen has fitted units and a tiled floor. Appliances available include cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer.

A separate utility room has a washing machine


Bedrooms  Bedrooms

Accommodation in this split level holiday home is as follows:-

  • Bedroom 1: Double - first floor level 
  • Bedroom 2: Double - first floor level - cot available
  • Bedroom 3: Twin - lower ground floor
  • Bedroom 4: Double - lower ground floor
  • Bedroom 5: Double Ensuite - ground level

Bathrooms/ Toilet Facilities

  • First Floor: Toilet, handwash basin and bath
  • Lower Ground Floor: Toilet, handwash basin and shower
  • Ground Floor Level: En-suite bathroom: toilet, handwash basin and shower




July/August ( per week)

€ 1050

May/June/Sept/Oct (per week)

€ 750

Easter/ Christmas (4days)

€ 900

New Year(4 days)

€ 900

Rest of Year (per week)

€ 550

Weekends (2 nights)

€ Enquire

Weekends (3 nights)

€ Enquire

Booking Details

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

  • check in 3pm, check out 11am
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement

What's Included

  • bed linen
  • electricity
  • central heating
  • Travel Cot and highchair (on request)
  • free wifi

Contact the owner

Contact: Kathleen
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2017
Telephone:00353 87 3415666
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.1411
 Longitude: -7.4748

What they say

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