Ballyboe Cottage is a superb modern luxury holiday home situated between the villages of Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh in North West Donegal. The cottage is set in a tranquil rural location and enjoys wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and coastline toward Tory Island. This beautiful landscape is ever changing with the constantly changing sky. The cottage has sea views to Tory Island and is situated at the foothills of Muckish mountain. This delightful and spacious holiday home has been designed to ensure a relaxing and comfortable holiday experience. It can accommodate up to 8 people in both style and comfort. Two of the four spacious bedrooms are en-suite and have king sized beds - both rooms enjoy sea views.
Ballyboe Cottage is located along the coastal road between Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh. Dunfanaghy is one of Donegal’s most popular holiday destinations and features many fine restaurants and pubs. Falcarragh is a vibrant village located in West Donegal Gaeltacht. Both villages have golf courses and can boast blue flag beaches.
Local attractions: Ballyboe cottage is situated within minutes travel of some of Donegal and Ireland's greatest attractions, including:-
Stunning beaches at Killahoey Strand, Marble Hill Strand, and Falcarragh Beach all less than 10 min away and Magheraroarty less than 25 min.
Glenveagh National Park: About twenty minutes drive away from the cottage this magnificent national park is home to herds of red deer and golden eagles.
Tory Island: Daily ferry trips to Tory, located 9 mile off the Donegal coast, leave from nearby Magheraroarty pier. Although only 4km long and 1 km wide, the island has 2 towns, East Town and West Town.
Dunlewey Lakeside Centre. This centre has lots of different attractions to keep all the family entertained - children's play area, farm yard, boat trips, craft shop, weaving house, audio visuals, etc
Ards Forest Park Located 3km south-east of Dunfanaghy, this wonderful park has marked nature trails and is also a wildfowl sanctuary. Scenic drive at Horn Head nearby.
Other attractions: Gartan Outdoor Pursuits Centre: Situated on the shores of Loch Gartan this is a very popular destination for adventure holiday enthusiasts.
Glebe House and Gallery: This is a Regency house built in 1828 set in woodland and decorated with William Morris textiles and Japanese art. The gallery houses the renowned Derek Hill Art Collection.
Arnolds stables in Dunfanaghy offers horse riding and lessons on local beaches and off road terrain. The Dunfanaghy surf school, 5 miles away, offers surf, windsurf and dive.
An Chriit Leisure- This excellently equipped leisure centre includes a fitness room, steam room, themal jets, sauna, treatments, kids pool & swimming pool.
The area is rich with Arts and Crafts: Galleries include The Art House; Green Door; Workhouse and Greendoor Galleries. Or visit McNutt tweeds nearby.
The area has loads if cf charming restaurants and pubs. We recommend The Cove Dunfanaghy, superb local organic produce. Also great is the Mill serving local seafood nightly. Other great pics include Arnold's, Lizzies, the Starfish Cafe, Muck and Muffins, Buttermilk and more. Local hotels also have superb menus including Lough Altan. Something Fishy does the best takeaway fresh fish and chips for miles.
As you may well be cooking we can recommend the names of good local fisherman for catch and cook. The Green Man deli has a great range as do supermarkets in Falcarragh. There is a local farmers market in the square each Saturday selling locally caught fish and shellfish. The area is also great for foraging.
Finally there are three local lake with Brown Trout and rivers include nearby River Ray.
For kids there is lots on offer locally including Karting, Tropical World, Kids Farm, activity centre Dunlewey, Boat Trips and pony rides.