Customer Testimonials for John Owens House - Fanad

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“Joe’s cottage is located in the picture perfect Fanad Peninsula. Our family have been coming to Fanad since early childhood for over 40 years and it never fails to weave its magic spell over us. Fanad is awe-inspiringly beautiful and Joe’s cottage is snugly situated in a secluded spot overlooking the Atlantic, it’s headlands and Tory Island. It’s a 10 minute walk from Fanad Lighthouse and a 5 minute drive to Ballyhiernan Bay, one of the worlds most perfect beaches, or can go find your own beach, there’s one for every occasion. The cottage is a great base to explore North Donegal, or as I prefer to just walk, read, think and savour the beauty of this piece of heaven. The cottage is warm, spotlessly clean and well-appointed with everything you’d need for a comfortable stay. Susanne looks after the cottage and is accessible at any time, but otherwise respects privacy completely. I can’t describe how deeply rested and uplifted a week in Fanad can leave you and Joe’s place is a perfect base to enjoy Fanad in all its glory. Thank you Joe and Susanne and looking forward to another visit ASAP. Brendan

Brendan.


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 “Thanks for all the fab memories we’ve made, simply superb, we would retire here tomorrow. Loved everything. This is something that should be on everybody’s bucket list.”
Thank you Robbie and Margaret.

Robbie & Margaret.


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Joes place is a great spot for getting away from it all with great beaches close by and beautiful scenery on your door step. It’s a real home away from home”

Neil and family


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Beautiful, idyllic home.. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.”

Sara


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A wonderful place to stay. Quiet, great views of the Atlantic. Fully furnished home with lots of space for the three of us. We felt welcome and loved traveling the Fanad peninsula and County Donegal.

Janice Porter


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Superb location with a stubbibg view over the Atlantic. Comfortable house with everythinh you need for a relaxing, natural holiday and a good base to discover the nirth of Donegal. great communication as well. Highly recommendable!

Chris Vdp


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What a truly treasure of a spot! We wish we had been able to have more time as we loved staying here. The awesome views of the sea, being able to walk to Fanad Lighthpouse. The cozy fire inside and Susann's friendly greeting. It was the highlight of our trip. Thanks so much.

Tammy Van Nierop.


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We spent 4 days at Joe's lovely cottage and wish we could have stayed longer. The house itself is really comfortable and has everything you need for a great stay.The location is beautiful and there is so much to explore in the are. Susanne was really welcoming. Already thinling of coming back for another visit.

Aine Kelly


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Very clean, comfy beds, lovely coal fire, has everything you need. Fnatastic locationnear the beautiful Fanad Lighthouse and coastal drive. I would definitely stay here again.

Jennifer Black


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Excellent!

Clare Webley


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John Owens House is such a beautiful place to stay, added to by the scenery, Would recommend to anyone.

David Hutton


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The house was spotless and cosy but what was really amazingwas the location, you could see the sea from the sitting room.

Sarah Leamy


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Incredible! The views from the propertyare outstanding - truly breathtaking. The house has everything you could possibly need. The house was clean and pleasant - very warm and welcoming. We will be returning as often as possible. Highly recommend!

Niall Toal


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A really great home to take a break from the fastness of life.Joe was very communicative. The house has the most breathtaking views of the Wild Atlantic Way. The ocean is just down from the back garden. A morning view of the ocean starts your day. Susanne, who greeted us on arrival, was so nice. The lighthouse, about a mile away, is worth the trip. Definitely a few days here will work wonders. Thanks a million Joe, I'll be back.

Damien O Faogain.


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Great location, very nice scenery, lovely beaches. Recommended.

Tomas Ruzgys


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Joe's cottage was lovely. It was clean and comfortable. The facilities and decor made it feel really homely. The view from the back garden was amazing. Great place to stay for a relaxing getaway.

Kelly Louise


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Great weekend away with my partner and friends. Joe's place is inan idyllic setting up near the Fanad lighthouse, just a ten minute walk up and around. We didn't take the tour but the walk along the coast and exploring the World War lookout ruins was good enough for us. The house was super clean and comfortable (and SO quiet). The fire was fantastic and heating the place in an instant. Great little pub around the corner also - Susanne and James made our trip extra welcoming.

Nicola Black


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Had a wonderful time in Donegal. The icing on the cake was staying John Owens House, a fantastic place and location. We will definitely be back.

John Coll


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What a wonderful place to stay.

Gordon Lucas


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Lovely location and everything you would need is in the cottage - a real home from home and it's actually better than it's described. The nearby Lighthouse Tavern is a real gem.

Jim Moody


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This is a beautiful cottagewith everythinh you need. It is modernbut still with the feel of a cottage. It was so cosy which was great for a Jnauary weekend. The house was very clean and Susanne, the caretaker, was very helpful. The area is stunning and the people are the friendliest we have met. The local bar, The Lighthouse Tavern, is just a five minute walk away. The food and the coffee there is amazing.

Margaret Reynolds


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A wonderful base to explore a beautiful location.

Stephen Reville


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Beautiful house near the ocean! Quiet and nice place! Beautiful views and places around.

Aneta Kotkowska


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Perfectly situated and wonderfullycosy, we really emjoyed our break at this cottage. So glad we chose this property! Lovely walks in all directionsand some great coffee shops just a short drive away. Just what we were looking for.

Patsi Mitcham


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Brian Corner stayed in John Owens House at the end of June and here’s his review.
“A perfect home away from home, in one of the most beautiful corners of Ireland, far from the madding crowds. The house is well-equipped and comfortable, with stunning views out over the Atlantic--unusually calm and placid while we were there in perfect weather--but it would be just as good to be snug and dry inside while the elements rage. Just around the corner, the kind and hospitable staff at the Lighthouse Tavern were always ready to provide tasty beverages and meals. This week was a much-needed real holiday, in a real home, surrounded by real people who were not shy about coming over for a chat. Thanks so much, Joe, for generously sharing your home place. Highly recommended!”

 


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Betsi Waldron:
Just got back from Ireland this afternoon. The first week there, we stayed here. What a relaxing, gorgeous place to stay. The house is wonderfully rehabbed and equipped. Susannah who takes care of the property is warm, helpful, and engaging.

The walk to the pub is very doable. Even my husband who is on supplemental oxygen was able to make the walk. Rose as the pub was there for anything we needed if we decided to do a meal there.

Bedrooms were more than ample and bathrooms has some very cool amenities! That mirror in the smaller bathroom was amazing. Hot water right away in the baths was a luxury!

The views are unparalleled. We were fortunate to have sun every day and the sunsets and sunrises were spectacular.

It's remote, but so peaceful. If you're not used to driving on rural Irish roads, give yourself extra time to get there. But, It's worth your time and money!

I would love to go back and hopefully someday, I will!

Thanks, Joe!

Betsi Waldron


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Here’s what Toni wrote about her stay in John Owens House earlier this week.
“We had an amazing couple of days in Joe’s Cottage, helped by fabulous weather. The view of the Atlantic from the garden is awesome. The cottage is equipped with everything you would need. Susanna was very helpful.”

Toni


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Here’s a review from Hilda, a recent guest at John Owens House.

“Can recommend this if your looking for a place to get away from it all. The house is perfect for a relaxing few days and has everything needed for a hassle free stay. The view from the house is unbeatable. We travelled north and south on the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoyed returning to the tranquility of the house. We had the best of weather and enjoyed watching the sun set each night. There's a pub down the road if you want to enjoy a pint. Top score from us. ”

Hilda


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Here’s a review from Susanne, a recent guest from Germany;
“This ist a perfect hideaway. We got a very warm welcome, Joe reacted to our questions very fast. Watched gorgeous sunsets. If I ever come to Ireland again, this is the place where I will stay!”

Susanne from Germany.


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“Lovely, clean cottage with a stunning sea view. Great location for exploring North Donegal. House was in fantastic condition with everything you would need. Thanks for having us Joe. Hope to be back soon!”

Andrew


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From Maureen.

“If you desire a warm and cozy cottage by the sea on the remote Fanad Peninsula, the John Owen House should be your choice. Within walking distance to the Fanad Lighthouse, this charming cottage kitted out with all the mod cons has million dollar views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Fanad Lighthouse. This is the place you want to be ensconced in for inspiration while you write your novel or even if you just want to chill and read a novel. Susanna the caretaker is delightful and she'll pour a good pint for you down the road at the Lighthouse Tavern. Forget about the rest of the world and just take in the glory of the Fanad Penisula. Don't miss an opportunity to stay in this wonderful cottage by the sea.”

 
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Maureen


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Clean, tidy, great scenery, great amenities. Nice and relaxing location just what was needed.

Daniel


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Susanne gave us directions on the phone. We worried we would need an address but her directions were spot on and easier than any address. Great place to relax and amazing views to wake up to. Great kitchen facilities, shower was fab. Great place to stay for chilling out.

Margaret Mary


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We had a great stay at joes, very clean calm and modern house with amazing sea views, the fire was a treat when we arrived. Very recommended and we'd like to come again

Shane


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We were delighted with the place. It was clean and spacious and Susanne was a terrific hostess.

Kevin


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We had an amazing time staying at John Owen's house for three nights in June 2016. Joe and Suzanne couldn't have been any more welcoming or accommodating! Thank you!! The house which was in a very beautiful location was spotless and had everything we needed. It was so quiet and peaceful. A perfect place to get away from it all. We had brought our bikes with us and had a fantastic time cycling in this amazingly beautiful area. Round each corner there was yet another perfect beach or an even more stunning view. Some of the beaches reminded us of the Maldives! The weather was even brilliant - we got sunburned in Donegal which we hadn't expected

Lilian


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Great cottage with spectacular Atlantic sea views in a beautiful location. Susanna is a v warm & friendly host. Very comfortable 4 night stay, cottage v clean and modernised to a high standard. We will def stay again.

Richard


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Exceptional location and great helpfulness to accommodate our check in from Susanne; It was a lovely weekend in a lovely cottage.

Paolo


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It is just outstanding location. It is at the end of the world.. The house is clean, well equipped, warm, comfortable. 100% recommend!!

Zuzana


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Michelle from North Carolina April 5th 2017.

We had a fabulous time here. Booked two nights but ended up doing another as we hated the thought of leaving. Susanna the caretaker is an absolute star. Bring everything you may need with you as you won't want to leave. You can walk to the lighthouse and the Lighthouse Tavern (the only pub) which does food (although your man was away on a family matter while we were there). We went to the pub every night as it was perfect. You can walk down the lane at the house to the beach in only a few minutes. When the tide is out there are loads of rocks and tide pools to explore, and a pebble beach to pick through smooth stones and sea shells. Or there are sandy beaches nearby. So, bring everything with you, write down directions to the house before you go as there is no Wi-Fi and reception in Fanad is spotty, and enjoy yourself. It was a brilliant time, and the locals speak highly of Joe which just makes everything better to know you've booked with someone good.

Joe

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We had a great stay at joes, very clean calm and modern house with amazing sea views, the fire was a treat when we arrived. Very recommended and we'd like to come again.


Shane Keenan


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What a wonderful area and really comfortable house. Including all the amenities. A breath taking view from every angle. The people of the area are so warm and friendly. I highly recommend John Owens House.

Joe McShane. Park Ridge. Illinois

Joe McShane


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