Straid Croi, Kildarragh - Dunfanaghy, Dunfanaghy

6 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 14

Straid Croi, Kildarragh - Dunfanaghy

Pets AllowedOpen FireCot & Highchair

A Spacious and Luxurious Holiday Home

Straid Croi is the perfect holiday home for gatherings of family and friends, walkers and golfers alike to have a great time together under one roof and fully experience everything that beautiful North Donegal has to offer. Ideally located between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy, Straid Croi sits in the tranquillity and beauty of Kildarragh, looking directly onto Muckish Mountain. It’s within touching distance of  ArdsFriary, Ards Forest Park and its blue flag beach. McCarrys Bar is just 1km up the road and serves great food Friday to Sunday.

This luxurious and spacious 6 bedroom house with sumptuous king-sized and double beds, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite) is furnished to high quality throughout. The house, flexibly caters for up to 14 people (7 beds) and pets, in a totally relaxing and therapeutic atmosphere.

The large, fully equipped kitchen and relaxing lounge with wood burner are the focal points at the end of the day to wind down and enjoy each other’s company. The children (as well as the adults) have the option of a snug room (6th bedroom), with 40" TV, a selection of DVDs, Nintendo 64 & board games to keep them occupied and content. 

Ideal Base to Explore North West Donegal

The central location of Straid Croi is ideal, as it offers a huge choice of activities and sites within a short drive, to suit all ages of active or less active minds and moods.

The bustling town of Dunfanaghy, with its many boutique shops, restaurants, and pubs is a 6 min drive, the Blue Flag Marble Hill Beach and Portnablagh Harbour 4 mins and the renowned Ards Forest Park within walking distance, as well as some of the most beautiful scenery and walks in Europe nearby. You will struggle to find a better collection of unspoilt beaches, such as Killyhoey, Tramore, Ards, Downings Back Strand and the Friary anywhere in the world. 

Activities For All

Whether you are walking the dogs, building sand castles, surfing, body boarding, fishing, site seeing, horse riding, golfing, cycling or just relaxing, you will not fail to see and experience something different and amazing every day.

Golfers are spoilt for choice with a central location to the challenging Championship Links Courses at Rosapenna (Sandy Hills & Tom Morris), Gweedore, Cloughaneely and Portsalon as well as the local Dunfanaghy GC which all have spectacular scenery and give a challenge to all handicaps.

Local Amenities / Attractions

A short list of things to keep everyone occupied and happy every day;

  • Enjoy hours of family time on the beautiful unspoilt beaches on your doorstep – Killahoey,  Tramore, Ards and Marble Hill, finished off with a coffee or an ice cream at the Shack
  • Enjoy a spa experience at the Shandon Hotel and get that well-deserved pampering
  • Watch Sky Sports at Arnolds or the Oyster Bar with family and friends in a buzzing atmosphere
  • Food shopping is in Cresslough or Dunfanaghy and definitely experience the market during the summer 
  • Try surfing – there are 2 surf schools based in Dunfanaghy – Jaws Watersports and Narosa Life where you can hire wet suits and surf boards
  • The kids can have great fun sea jumping at Harrys Hole along from Marble Hill beach
  • Have a quiet drink and a game of pool at McCarrys before enjoying the short walk home – 0.5km
  • Play golf at one of the great courses nearby and enjoy the craic and beautiful settings 
  • Take a trip around the spectacular Horn Head drive to experience spectacular scenery
  • Go horse riding  from the Dunfanaghy Riding Stables at  Arnolds Hotel, where adults and children are ably looked after
  • Visit the enchanting  Ards Forest Park with its miles and miles of forest and beach walks
  • Go crab hunting at Ards Friory when low tide, get lucky and spot the inquisitive seals, with a consolation ice cream and/or coffee if not 
  • Climb Muckish and Errigal. Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal is a demanding climb and once on the summit you can see for 50 miles around
  • Browse the local Art Galleries and Craft Shops
  • Dine at the award-winning Mill Restaurant or enjoy different tastes at Lizzie’s Bistro, Patsy & Dans, The Cove, Starfish, Arnolds, Café Arnou or Molly’s. Eamonn’s taxis can get you home at a reasonable price.
  • Enjoy a coffee at Buttermilk, Portnablagh Harbour. Browse the art gallery and watch the world go by. Pier jumping for the more adventurous or sea angling for the more sedate
  • Visit the Dunfanaghy Workhouse Exhibition & Cafe whilst the kids enjoy the Craft Club and playground
  • Take a short ferry trip to Tory Island, a nature lovers paradise, the lighthouse and the  Eerie Island Tale aswell as beautiful scenic views 
  • Visit Glenveagh National Park, with 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood, and bogs. Glenveagh contains the largest red deer population in Europe.  Within the National Park, Glenveagh Castle and gardens are well worth a visit on their own. The scenery is spectacular
  • Go fishing on Lough Sessiagh Lake for brown trout with boats available and bank fishing permitted 
  • Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk
  • Failing all that, sit back in relaxing Straid Croi, read a book and enjoy a guaranteed long sleep

There is so much to do, you will need and want to come back!

Facilities & Living Space


  • flexible accommodation
  • - 5 bedrooms to sleep up to 12 (x2 en-suite king , x2 double, x1 triple bunk, x1 single)
  • - 6th bedroom/snug to sleep 14 (double sofa bed)
  • ample room for pets
  • stair gallery with two seater and table
  • large ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin
  • main lounge area has leather sofas, wood burner
  • 50” flat screen TV, satellite free view, DVD player and DVDs
  • CD/stereo and CDs, book case with books
  • side tables and coffee table
  • large fully fitted, modern equipped kitchen
  • halogen hob, electric oven, microwave
  • dishwasher, large fridge/freezer
  • 4 stack toaster, sandwich toaster
  • fresh coffee maker
  • ample cutlery, glasses, cups, plates etc
  • large kitchen/dining table with 8 chairs (will fit 12)
  • utlility room with toilet, basin, washing machine, iron and ironing board
  • large hallway, with shoe/boot rack and coat hangers
  • cot and highchair on request
  • outside clothes line
  • large lawn with enclosed fenced area to keep dogs and young children safe
  • decking area with garden furniture and BBQ
  • ample parking

Living Space

Kitchen and Dining Area  Kitchen and Dining Area

The holiday home has a large fully fitted, modern kitchen with a full range of cooking and cleaning equipment.  Appliances available include electric oven with halogen hobs, microwave, 4 stack toaster, large fridge/freezer, sandwich toaster, fresh coffee maker and dishwasher.

An adjacent dining area has a large dining table with 8 chairs (will fit 10)

A separate utility room has a  toilet, basin, washing machine and  iron and ironing board


Living Room  Living Room

The lounge in the holiday home has relaxing leather sofas, a wood burner stove and a 50” flat screen TV with satellite free view.  There is a dvd and cd player together with a selection of DVDs and CDs.  The room also features a bookcase with books, side tables and a coffee table.

A snug with a double sofa bed can act as an extra bedroom or additional living space. It has a 40” TV and a games drawer. Games available include chess, draughts, backgammon, Nintendo 64 (Mario Kart, 007, F1, FIFA and many more) Articulate, poker & chips, 5-second rule, table tennis, card games, Scrabble, Risk, Linkee, Monopoly, Cluedo and putting mat.


Bedrooms  Bedrooms

Accommodation in the holiday home is as follows:-

  • Bedroom 1: king sized bed + cot - large wardrobe - en-suite
  • Bedroom 2: King sized bed + single bed - ensuite -large wardrobe 
  • Bedroom 3: double bed with hanger rails and drawers
  • Bedroom 4: double bed with hanger rails and drawers
  • Bedroom 5: triple bunk bed with large wardrobe and drawer
  • Bedroom 6: double sofa bed/snug with 50” TV and games drawer

The main bathroom is on the ground floor and has bath, shower, toilet and basin




July/August/Sept (week)

€ 990/£900

Easter (Week)

€ 990/£900

May/June/Oct (week)

€ 850/£775

Christmas - 4 Nights

€ 900/£850

Rest of Year (Week)

€ 750/£695

Weekend - 2 nights

€ 450/£400

Weekend - 3 nights

€ 550/£485

Bank Holiday Weekend - 3 Nights

€ 650/£575

Jazz Weekend - 2 nights

€ 600/£530

Booking Details

Non-refundable booking deposit of €100 per week - with the balance, plus a €100 breakage deposit to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period. €100 will be returned if no breakages.

  • check in 4pm
  • check out 11am 
  • weekly rental Sat – Sat at peak times except by special arrangement


What's Included

  • Bed linen
  • Electricity
  • Central heating

What's Not Included

  • Towels
  • Refuse Collection - 12 Euro by arrangement with owners

Availability Key

Calendar Key

Availability for Straid Croi

June 2021
July 2021
August 2021
September 2021
October 2021
November 2021
December 2021
January 2022
February 2022
March 2022
April 2022
May 2022

Contact the owner

Contact: Viv & Stewart
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2017
Telephone:0044 7737057689
 0044 7940286374
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.1488
 Longitude: -7.9512

What they say

What a fantastic stay we had. Your house is perfect. There is everything you could need for a great holiday in Donegal. You have thought of everything! Thanks again for taking our booking and we would definitely stay here again!!

The Carrolls

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