Lis na Mara - Dunfanaghy, Dunfanaghy

4 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 8

Lis na Mara - Dunfanaghy

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Lis na Mara is a modern 4 bedroom holiday home situated on a hillside overlooking Marble Hill near the holiday village of Dunfanaghy in North West Donegal. Views from the front of the holiday home sweep spectacularly over Breaghy Head and  Sheephaven Bay towards the Rosguill Peninsula and the restless Atlantic Ocean beyond. These wonderful views can be enjoyed from the conservatory, the living room and from three of the four bedrooms.

Marble Hill

From the holiday home it is a leisurely ½km stroll downhill to the the shores of Sheephaven Bay at Marble Hill. Marble Hill lies on the eastern side of Breaghy Head with Portnablagh -  centred on a lovely harbour, pier and beach  - lying on the western side. The Breaghy headland and its beautiful sheltered Marble Hill beach has been a favourite family holiday destination for generations. The beach is one of two blue flag beaches in the Dunfanaghy area – Killahoey beach being the other. Marble Hill is suitable for  swimming, sailing, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing and windsurfing.
Just below the holiday home is the wonderful 4 star Shandon Hotel. This hotel features a modern spa and wellness centre which is open to the public. The hotel bar, lounge and leisure centre  all enjoy the beautiful vista of Marble Hill Strand.


The holiday home is about 2km from Portnablagh and 4km from Dunfanaghy. Dunfanaghy is a vibrant seaside village with fine restaurants, friendly traditional pubs, craft shops and art galleries. It has an abundance of amenities for the visitor. Killahoey Beach is a mecca for water sports enthusiasts – swimmers, wind surfers and kite surfers. The golf course stretches along the length of the beach and provides a very good golf links challenge. Horse Riding is also available along the beach or among the quiet roads surrounding the town.
Dunfanaghy now has a well established Festival programme which runs throughout the year and includes a Seafood Festival, a Jazz and Blues Festival and a Halloween Madness Festival.

Ideal Tour Base for North Donegal

Lis na Mara is centrally located along the North Donegal coastline. Mountain climbing and hill walking are popular in this spectacular landscape with Muckish, Errigal and the Derryveagh mountains all easily reachable. There are also a number of beautiful coastal and forest walks in the region - including numerous walking trails in the nearby Ards Forest Park. Lying just north of Dunfanaghy is the dramatic Horn Head Peninsula which features a stunning scenic drive and numerous scenic walks.  The entire peninsula  has been designated as an Irish Natural Heritage Area and a Refuge for Fauna (specifically sea birds)

Facilities & Living Space


  • elevated site with panoramic views of Marble Hill, Breaghy Head, Sheephaven Bay and the Rosguill Peninsula.
  • 4 bedrooms to sleep 8 +
  • bathroom with bath and separate shower - ground floor
  • shower room and toilet on first floor
  • open plan ground floor with tiled flooring
  • main living area has open fireplace
  • luxury furniture suite
  • 37 inch tv, cd/stereo, dvd
  • large window providing panoramic views of Sheephaven Bay
  • fully fitted kitchen
  • electric oven and gas hob
  • microwave,fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • breakfast table and 2 stools
  • double doors to conservatory style dining area
  • large conservatory style dining area
  • elegant table and 8 chairs
  • glass doors to patio area
  • panoramic views of Marble Hill and Sheephaven Bay
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • patio area with patio furniture and barbeque
  • 0.5km to Marble Hill Strand - a blue flag beach
  • 0.5km to Spa and Wellness Centre in Shandon Hotel
  • 5 minutes drive to shops, pubs etc in Dunfanaghy
  • 4km to Dunfanaghy Golf Links
  • 4km to Ards Forest Park
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base
  • ample parking
  • sorry - no pets

Living Space

Kitchen  Kitchen

The modern fitted kitchen has an attractive range of contemporary units with stylish worktops, and provides all the high quality appliances you would expect – dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and an electric oven and gas hob. A separate utility room houses a washing machine and tumble dryer. At meal times there are a number of different dining venues available - the island unit in the kitchen, the more formal dining table in the sun room or - weather permitting - the picnic bench outside.

Living Area  Living Area

The bright living area features large windows which offer superb views over Marble Hill towards Sheephaven Bay and the Rosguill Peninsula. From the comfort of the luxury furniture suite you can just sit back and watch this beautiful landscape.  An open fireplace creates a warm ambience.  Above the fireplace  is a 37 inch plasma television.

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

4 bedrooms to sleep 8+

  • 1 x double bedroom - ground floor - king sized bed - sea views
  • 1 x double bedroom - ground floor - king sized bed -
  • 1 x double bedroom - first floor - king sized bed - sea view
  • 1 x family room  3 bunk beds - each with a double + single bunk  bed

The holiday home has a bathroom on the ground floor featuring a bath and double shower. On the first floor there is a shower room.

Conservatory  Conservatory

The beautiful conservatory style dining room in the holiday home has an elegant dining table with 8 chairs. It enjoys superb panoramic views of Sheephaven Bay and the Rosguill Peninsula.





€ 800


€ 800


€ 650


€ 650


€ 650

Rest of Year

€ 600


€ 700

New Year

€ 700

Weekends (2 nights)

€ 350

Bank Holiday Weekend (3 nights)

€ 450

Booking Details

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

  • check in 4pm, check out 11am
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement

This owner accepts PayPal

PayPal Accepted

What's Included

  • bed linen
  • electricity
  • central heating

What's Not Included

  • towels

Contact the owner

Contact: Judith Porter
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2010
Telephone:00353 74 9140115
 00353 86 3030022
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.173
 Longitude: -7.9052

What they say

After almost 16 years of holidays in North West Donegal we have found our perfect location and accomadation.  We had a ball - Kids at the beach club, Mum and Dad at Starfish - Perfect!!!

Frances & Gerry O'Donnell

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