'County Donegal has the richest scenery in the whole country. It has a spectacular 200 mile coastline - an intoxicating run of headlands and peninsulas - with the highest sea cliffs in Europe'. Rough Guide to Ireland.
Experience the magic of the Donegal coastline from your own living room at Arden Mhor and have a fabulous base to explore further afield.
Arden Mhor is a comfortable, bright, spacious house wonderfully situated with magnificent views of Donegal Bay.
New central heating system. Recently refurbished kitchen and bathroom. Large dining room, ceramic tiled and wooden floors. Open fire in living room (television, music system) patio and laundry.
Four double and one single bedrooms. Sleeps 9 + 1.
Mullinasole is a picturesque hamlet around a small harbor and pier. One mile from blue flag Murvagh beach and world class Donegal links golf course. Close to Donegal Town and Rossnowlagh surfing beach. Perfect for relaxing, walking, cycling, riding, fishing and exploring
The house: The house has an open fire, huge picture windows and basement with laundry room. Spacious living area and bedrooms, walled patio with patio furniture and Bar B Q.
Donegal: Enjoy a Blue Flag sand beach just 2km from the house, Rossnowlagh international surf beach, the Blue Stack mountains, Lough Eske, numerous other beaches and lakes, the Glencolumbille Peninsula and the intoxicating Atlantic coastline including Slieve League. Further afield are the Glenveagh National Park and Inishower Peninsula. Close to local tranquility or lively Donegal town. Donegal town is excellent for shopping especially tweed, woolen and work by Irish artists. Also, Donegal Castle and abbey and Water bus tours. Donegal is perfect for cycling, walking, horse riding, golf, swimming, surfing and fishing.
Getting there: Getting there: Sligo and Derry airports - 1 hour. Belfast (air and ferry) - 112 miles (3 hours). Dublin (air and ferry) - 138 miles. (3 - 4 hours) Knock airport - 82 miles. (2 hours)
Although growing up in London, we made the long journey 'home' every summer to Donegal.
After our family out grew relatives we had the good fortune to stumble upon, or rather be directed to, the gorgeous hamlet of Mullinasole.
About 40 years ago my Uncle took my parents for a stroll up a small hill in Mullinasole. Now, he said, turn around and look at the view.
It was breathtaking !
If you were to build a house anywhere in Donegal what better place than here ... ?
When you look at the views from the living room at Arden Mhor it is easy to wonder why you ever spend any time looking at anything else.
So when you visit Arden Mhor you'll find two very lived in leather chairs gazing out of the window. One day we might move them but not yet ...
The house itself is a terrific, comfortable, modern but simple and easy to live in family holiday home.
There are no white carpets or fragile breakables to worry about.
You can leave your body boards on the back patio/yard, wash your wet-suits in the outside tap and leave your crab fishing buckets by the back door.
Then come inside and snuggle by the open fire in cosy chairs. Have some dinner, a glass of wine and read a book.
Or pop down to the Salmon Inn for a pint of Guinness and watch the sun-set over Donegal Bay.
Above all relax and enjoy yourself !
Arden Mhor is located in the quiet harbor of Mullinasole, a stunning location as part of Donegal Bay and the dramatic Atlantic coastline. The immediate vicinity is a delightful shore with a hinterland of rolling countryside. The Blue Stack Mountains provide the back drop to the beautiful view from Arden Mhor. Very close by is the gorgeous blue flag beach of Murvagh and a little further along the coast (accessible by a beautiful shore walk from Murvagh) is Rossnowlagh surf beach.
Golf: Donegal is a golfers paradise.
Donegal Murvagh is one of the longest links courses in Europe. It is beautifully situated at Murvagh surrounded by the Atlantic ocean against the back drop of the Blue Stack mountains.
Bundoran has an 18 hole championship course in a fine coastal setting. It hosts two international competitions and a summer open.