Mountain Views - Gortahork, Gortahork

5 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 10

Mountain Views - Gortahork

Open FireCot & Highchair

The cottage is located in the northwest of Donegal and makes an ideal base for your family self catering holiday. The village of Gortahork is 3km to the east of the cottage and the fabulous sandy beach at Magheroarty is also 3km away.

This extra spacious home has 5 bedrooms, one of which doubles as a playroom complete with pool table. The cottage enjoys views of the Donegal hills including Errigal and Muckish.

North West Donegal

All around The Cottage you will find rugged peninsulas, clean beaches and towering mountains. The visitor will find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk. West Donegal is famous for its natural beauty - from the majesty of Glenveagh National Park to the wild Atlantic views along Bloody Foreland. Magheraroarty Strand is a popular venue for windsurfing. There are 2 golf courses within a 15 minute drive of the holiday cottage - at Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy.

Tory and Inishbofin Islands

A short drive from The cottage will take you to Magheroarty harbour. At the pier there are regular ferries to both Inishbofin (10 minute boat trip) and to Tory.

Inishbofin is a small, enchanting island far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. It has beautiful white sandy beaches and unusual cliffs and caves. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight, supporting a population of the rare and elusive corncrake, while large numbers of barnacle geese fly in from the Arctic each autumn to remain for the winter.
Tory Island is 9 miles off the mainland. It has been inhabited since the earliest times and is rich in archaeological and monastic sites and includes the remains of a round tower. Tory is famous for its school of ‘primitive’ painters who were encouraged by the internationally famous painter, the late Derek Hill.

Local Activities and Attractions

  • Take a trip around the spectacular Bloody Foreland
  • Enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches in the locality - at Magheroarty itself and at nearby Falcarragh
  • Golf at Falcarragh, Gweedore and Dunfanaghy - all within a half hours drive of the holiday home
  • Visit Dunlewey Lakeside Centre - Facilities include restaurant, tea-room, craft shop, adventure play areas, pets & animals, storytelling, boat trips on Dunlewey Lake, guided tours and weaving demonstrations.
  • Take a day trip to Tory Island or Inishbofin Island. The ferry service to Tory Island is available from Derryconnor several times a day - weather permitting
  • Climb Muckish and Errigal. Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal is a demanding climb and once on the summit you can see for miles around.
  • 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
  • Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk. Slí an Earagail - a Bealach na Gaeltachta Waymarked Way - passes through the locality

Facilities & Living Space


  • 5 bedrooms to sleep 10
  • one bedroom doubles as playroom with pool table
  • large bathroom with bath and separate shower located on ground floor
  • master bedroom is ensuite
  • living room with open fireplace
  • TV, dvd, cd/radio
  • views of Mount Errigal and Muckish
  • fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker
  • microwave and dishwasher
  • fridge and freezer
  • washing machine and tumble dryer
  • iron and ironing board
  • outside clothes line
  • separate utility room
  • outdoor furniture
  • 3km to Gortahork village and 3km to Magheroarty Beach
  • Windsurfing and boat trips to Tory Island
  • 5km to Dunlewy Activity Centre
  • 4km to Teach Jacks Pub
  • 20 mins drive to Glenveigh National Park
  • golf at Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy
  • lake at back of house for fishing
  • ideal touring base
  • pets welcome

Living Space

Kitchen  Kitchen

The Kitchen is located to the rear of the house and there are views of surrounding landscape.
- electric oven
- fridge and freezer
- microwave and dishwasher
- washing machine and tumble dryer
A separate utility room adjoins the kitchen.

Living Room  Living Room

The living room features an open fireplace and is equipped with tv and dvd. There is a selection of board games for the kids. The large windows enable lovely views of Errigal and Muckish, the surrounding countryside and the hills of north west Donegal.

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

Bedroom 1: ground floor double bedroom, ensuite, views of ErrigalBedroom 2: ground floor double bedroomBedroom 3: ground floor double bedroom views of ErrigalBedroom 4: upstairs twin bedroomBedroom 5: upstairs games room, pool table, bar, double bed settee

Playroom  Playroom

The 5th bedroom is a games room which consists of a pool table, bar, 2 & 3 seater sofa along with a 2 seater bed settee. There are also 2 camp beds - this room would sleep 4 children.





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Booking Details

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro150/150 stg per week - with balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to the letting period.

  • euro200 security deposit
  • check in 4pm, check out 11am
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement

What's Included

  • bed linen
  • electricity
  • central heating
  • cot and highchair (by request)

What's Not Included


Contact the owner

Contact: Cara
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2011
Telephone:0044 7933933728
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.1303
 Longitude: -8.2092

What they say

We have been travelling to Donegal for over 15 years renting accomodation and must say Teach Cara is by far the best house we have booked.  No-one wanted to go home at the end of our holiday. Thank you so much.

The Wilsons

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