Highly recommended cottage for 4 or 5 people in a marvellously scenic area of the Fanad Peninsula of Donegal yet to be discovered by so many. There are great views of land and sea from the huge window of the sunroom, and the panorama is even better outside. There are beautiful sandy beaches nearby, the iconic Fanad Lighthouse is a short drive away and it's only a ten minute walk to the lively and welcoming Lighthouse Tavern.
Four of us stayed at the cottage over Easter weekend. The two bedrooms are small but comfortable and warm; and one of the group slept on the pull-out sofa-bed in the sunroom. We lit fires in both the living-cum-dining room and in the sunroom stove and both worked really well, as did the central heating; we cooked in the corner kitchen and found everything we needed, except for a baking dish; and we spent hours in the sunroom watching the light play on the sea and sky and reading happily on the large sofas.
The cottage would be very suitable for young families as there's a lovely garden and rocky little hill outside.
Fanad's fame is spreading since the historic lighthouse opened for visitors, and we enjoyed a really interesting guided tour (as Gaeilge/in Irish in our case, also available in German as well as English) and the fantastic views of Lough Swilly, Malin Head and out to Tory Island from the tower. There are plenty of good walks in the area; Ramelton and Rathmullan are both well worth a visit for their history and scenery; there are woods and sheltered corners on both Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay, and as elsewhere in Donegal, miles upon miles of unspoilt beaches. The famous Great Arch not far from the cottage is most regrettably inaccessible to walkers at present but that may change in due course. The Pier Restaurant in Portsalon is popular and has great views, though portions that could be halved and still be filling.