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Very good
3 reviews
Porthaw beach at low tide
Cashel faces west
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Secluded and tranquil setting
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Buncrana, County Donegal

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Dromara, United Kingdom
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“Great location but basic house”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We stayed here for a week in June 2014. The house itself is very basic with no homey touches. It gives the impression of a house that has been bought to let out and furnished as cheaply as possible (and the tv is the smallest you can possibly buy, much to my husband's disgust when trying to watch the World Cup!) There has not been much thought put into what a family might need when staying here - for example, there is only two cereal bowls in the cupboard though the house is meant to sleep 6! If you are planning to cook while you are staying here, there is little in the way of oven dishes etc and what there is looks ancient (either someones cast-offs or charity shop purchases)

That said, the house was clean enough and the kitchen is fully equipped with mod cons. The location is AMAZING and for us, that was what really saved a house which we would have otherwise rated very poor. It sits right by a beautiful beach which we had mostly to ourselves and we enjoyed several walks along the coastal path which runs right by the house.

The setting is not as secluded as the photos suggest - there are many other homes in very close proximity, most of which seem to be other holiday rentals. We had noisy neighbours at one stage which was a little annoying but luckily our stay didn't overlap with theirs much.

This house has so much potential. With a few finishing touches, a bit of thought put into what guests might need and a decent set of patio furniture it could be a lovely place to stay. As it is, you don't get much for your money and if we were to return to this area we would rent the house next door which has a lovely outdoor seating area and a slide in the garden for the kids!

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: The location
Liked least: It was a bit cramped
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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