|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
This delightful modern 'home from home' is situated in the peaceful and quaint village of Culdaff. The cottage has five spacious bedrooms, a large open plan kitchen/dining area with all mod-cons, three bathrooms, a comfortable lounge with traditional open fireplace, as well as patio area and barbecue. The garden to the rear of the property is fully enclosed and offers a safe play area for children. From the driveway to the front door there are no inclines or steps, which allows easy wheel chair access. The cottage is a 5 minute walk to Culdaff village, and a 1 mile walk to Culdaff's blue flag beach (footpath all the way). The beach is made up of a mixture of strands and coves offering a variety of activities including walking, body boarding, surfing and beach casting, and offers lots of rock pools for beach combing and exploration. There's a fantastic children's play park located on the beach dunes offering plenty of play activities for both young and older kids.
Local Area: On the east end of Culdaff beach, you will find the car park, and a well equipped children's play area. On the beaches west side, you will find a picturesque little fishing harbour protected by a breakwater known as Bunagee Pier. The pier is a popular spot for anglers to cast a line.
Culdaff has several sandy coves popular for surfing and body boarding.
There’s also plenty of places of great natural beauty to visit close by Malin head, Kinnego Bay and Five Finger Strand to mention a few.
On wet days families can take advantage of the indoor amusements at Redcastle hotel where there is also a luxurious spa and swimming pool.
Surrounding Area- Inishowen: The Inishowen Peninsula represents a microcosm of all that Ireland has to offer in the way of scenic beauty, and this is best viewed by taking a tour of the drive known as the Inishowen 100, - so named because of its approximate 100 mile length, which follows a roughly circuitous route around the edge of the peninsula. You will be impressed by many different types of terrain, coastal and inland, rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, the unique character of the towns and villages along the way, and above all the changing light, which can alter a scene viewed from the same position in so may ways. - This is perhaps why Lough Swilly, which borders Inishowens western coast is otherwise known as The Lake of Shadows.
Do not expect to complete the tour in one day, you will want to stop and explore the landscape, linger in the towns and villages or simply stop to take in the beauty.
We had a brilliant time, the cottage and location were fantastic. Absolutely perfect for us. I would have no hesitation in re-booking this cottage or recommending it to anyone.
The home was just as described, and it was well maintained. This is a very comfortable home in a beautiful location. My family really enjoyed their stay, and we have every intention of returning for another holiday.
We stayed at cottage with our 2 boys and other members of our family in July.
The house is without doubt the best equipped house we have had the pleasure of staying at. Sharon and Glenn had covered all the bases and some.
If you have a baby, there is a beautiful rocking chair for feeding, changing station and even baby monitors.
The kitchen table comfortably seats 8 people and the kitchen is equipped with every utensil you will need.
We spent most of our time in the kitchen but living rooms seats 7, although the cream sofa is a tad uncomfortable.
Bedrooms are comfy and bathrooms were spotlessly clean.
The house is situation in a quiet cul-de-sac, about a 5 min walk will bring you to the local shop and a few pubs. Another couple of minutes will bring you to McGrorys - this pub is outstanding amazing food and a good pint of guiness.
The beach is a good 25 min walk, we took the car to the beach everyday, plenty spaces to park. The beach is truly beautiful, even on rainy days.
I can't recommend this property enough, its just fantastic!
As you drive up to the property it looks every bit as good and you'd imagined from the descriptions given by the owners. But when you get inside the property it is like stepping into the Tardis! We were a party of 8 adults, 2 children and one infant. Not once did we trip over each other. Yes, we were helped by the glorious weather during the fist week of June in Donegal so that we could make good use of the patio furniture and the bench outside the front of the property in the evenings, but the interior of the house is extremely spacious with good sized rooms. The solid wood dining table with 8 chairs spaced around it, and a couple of stools for the children and a high chair meant we could all eat together. The en-suite and main bathroom upstairs and downstairs cloakroom are more than adequate for a large group such as ours was. The back of the house overlooks the meadows to Culdaff beach sand dunes which is a view difficult to tire anyone. A five minute drive to the north takes you to Bunagee Pier where you can watch the day's catch being landed and drive roughly the same distance to the south and you arrive at the car parks for the beautiful 'Blue Flag' Culdaff Beach itself. The beach sand and dunes are ultra clean and the sea water crystal clear. The gently shelving, sandy beach meant that it was safe enough for the children to play in the water under mild supervision without any fierce under-tow. Culdaff itself has everything a holidaying family would need with local pubs and restaurants, village stores and petrol filling station which also boasts a good take-away. The Inishowen Peninsula is packed with a wide variety of destinations to suit the whole family and of particular note is the Famine Village in Doagh which 'will' surpass your expectations. Malin Head is, of course, a 'must see' destination being the most northerly point of Ireland and only around half an hour from Culdaff. The Giant's Causeway is not too far away either but check that the ferry from Greencastle is running before heading that way or go via Londonderry.
In short, the whole area is for us, the jewel in Ireland's crown and staying at Bunagee Cottage (91 Cara Bay) was the icing on a very enjoyable 'cake'!
Although Culdaff has been a holiday venue for my family all of my life ( A modest 50 years) this was the first time we had decided to visit at Christmas. We came across Bunagee Cottage online and although in the higher range of cost for rental in Culdaff we decided to go ahead with the booking. There is always that nervousness when having rented or booked a property online that that it would not live up to the images and descriptions provided but the house itself was lovelier than expected. Having driven from London and tired from the journey we were greeted with a blazing beautiful fire, the smell of peat burning, every facility in terms of kitchen, bathroom and sleeping facilities already provided and with an extra special touch of Christmas decorations and welcoming gifts.
There are 5 lovely bedrooms. The 2 at the back of the house having a glorious view over Culdaff Bay. The main bedroom is ensuite and there are 2 other bathrooms. We needed as large a house as this because although there was only the three of us initially. My Wife, myself and my 9 year old son . we were having a number of relatives staying over the Christmas period. The winter weather in Culdaff is extremely mercurial, our first week there was as mild as spring and we spent over 2 hours every day exploring the beautiful beaches and climbing rocks. the next 2 and half weeks the weather was wilder but equally as exciting. I think I now prefer the winter weather to the summer. As with all relatives at xmas we love to see them arrive and we love to see them go so the first and last bits of our holiday were just wonderful.
There is no wifi in the house and I would encourage Glenn and Sharon to keep it that way. We read books, we played games, we got out all because of the lack of wifi. If needed all email can be checked in McGrorys hotel.
The only thing I felt was slightly missing was the absence of Irish stations on the television. For us emigrants its lovely to fall back into the culture of Ireland for a while although we survived without the late late show.
Bunagee cottage provided us with a wonderful holiday and on a personal note my health was challenged in 2015 and my stay in Culdaff was wonderfully recuperative.
A beautiful holiday was had by all and I look forward to returning to Bunagee cottage soon.
Have just spent the May bank holiday at Bunagee Cottage. There were 10 of us in total, ages ranging from 21 months to 79 years. We were really impressed with the well equipped and spacious kitchen. The kitchen table was large enough to accommodate us all at mealtimes which was a very important aspect of our weekend away. As the weather was inclement at times the children could colour in at one end of the table while some adults enjoyed a board game and we were still together. The house was very child friendly with stair gates, high chair cot and buggy. The garden was enclosed, so safe for the children to play. We enjoyed the open fire in the evenings which was an added bonus. As our grandchildren were 21 months 3 and 5 years of age we didn't eat out, but Mc Grorys pub looked very inviting. I could thoroughly recommend this house. It was accurately described, clean and well maintained.
Das Haus ist sehr schon in einem kleinen Neubaugebiet gelegen, wo überwiegend Familien aus Nordirland sich ihr Wochenendhäuschen gekauft haben. Die Lage ist abends und unter der Woche sehr ruhig, da die meisten Familien nur am Wochenende hierher kommen. Das Haus ist sehr gut ausgestattet und hat auch viele nützliche Dinge für Familien mit Kindern zu bieten: Kinderwagen, Hochstuhl, Reisebett, Kinderspiele etc. Das Haus ist sehr geräumig und modern ausgestattet mit Kamin, neuen Küchengeräten und hat einen eingezäunten Garten mit Terrasse. Die Abwicklung mit Bezahlung in EUR und die Schlüsselübergabe haben problemlos geklappt. Das Ortszentrum mit Pub und kleinem Tante Emma Laden ist nur 5 Gehminuten entfernt. Zum Strand ist man allerdings ca. 20 Minuten zu Fuß unterwegs. Der Strand ist schön und sauber, aber das Wasser im April bei 8° Grad zu kalt zum Baden.
Culdaff is located 8km north of Carndonagh to the north of the Inishowen Peninsula.
The village is visually charming and its present design dates from the 18th century. The village has a grocery shop and three pubs. McGrory's is a renowned, family run pub situated in the heart of the village. It is noted for a fine selection of quality food and drink, traditional Irish music and a friendly welcome, it also has a separate restaurant serving top quality locally sourced produce.Derry, 35km, has all the shopping you’d expect of a large provincial city. Nearby is Culdaff Bay with its Blue Flag beach and Bunagee Harbour which is a centre for angling and water sports.
Shore walks, Hill walking, Fishing and Sea Angling, Sailing, Surfing and Swimming, are just some of the activities available for the more energetic. For the golfing enthusiast, the well known Golf Club at Ballyliffin is not far, and there are also golf clubs at Greencastle, Buncrana, and Redcastle.
Golf: Ireland is justifiably famous for a number of things – the people, the scenery and the sights. It’s also one of the world’s leading destinations for golf. A golfing trip to the Emerald Isle will not only convince you of Ireland’s golf pedigree, it will also challenge any perceptions you had about the quality of the great game in Ireland. Internationally, Ireland’s commitment to golf was rewarded with the staging of the Ryder Cup 2006, and was also named International Golf Destination of the Year 2004 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. With over 400 golf clubs including a third of the world’s natural links courses, and a slew of exceptional championships courses in spectacular locations, it’s no wonder that Ireland attracts over 240,000 golfers from all over the globe each year.
Courses local to Culdaff are Greencastle, Redcastle and the world famous Ballyliffen golf links which is Ireland's most northerly links course. It comprises 365 acres of spectacular dune land and is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains with the only other boundary being the Atlantic Ocean.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£173|
A non-refundable reservation deposit of euro150 (per week's stay or shorter) with balance to be paid six weeks prior to arrival date.
A damages deposit of euro 200 is payable upon arrival. This will be returned within 5 days of departure date provided no damage has been caused to the property or contents.
THIS IS A NON SMOKING HOUSE