About This Listing
Spacious bright bedroom in the annex of a traditional house
Basic (similar to a hostel room) but very quiet and private room. It is a big double bedroom with easy access to a private bathroom in our annex with double aspect views towards our green, lush (slightly wild) back garden. This annex is more or less detached and a walkway away from the main house. Ideal if you require a more private setting to relax.
Simple and basic, but comfortable and very tranquil a place to sleep & rest after a long day driving, cycling, exploring and sightseeing. As this room is very spacious we can provide one (or if even two) extra single bed(s) if you require. Essentials like Linen, towels and a few extras will be provided.
In the main room you will find a small hospitality tray for your convenience. Please ask us if you need more supplies ie. towels, blankets or a space heater for some warmth in case the room gets too cold.
Please note: Due its location and its construction this room is only available from May to November (permitting weather conditions).
The house is close to the centre of town and a short walk from public transport (main bus stop). Private, secure car parking available on private lane way at the main house.
Shopping facilities, Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs are nearby within walking distance.
Please contact us for more details. You're welcome here!
Full access to our kitchen and sitting room in the main house; please feel free to cook, relax, watch TV or grab a book from the library for some reading. WiFi access via a router is available in main house. Weather permitting roaming and enjoying the nature settings
around the house is encouraged as well.
Interaction with Guests
Tell us all about your travel plans or ideas and we will give you local tips on sightseeing, pubs, music etc.
We are accessible to the centre of the town, yet located in a tranquil location, surrounded by a lush, slightly wild green area. A lovely walk towards the nearby river invites you exploring a bit of nature in the middle of Donegal Town.
During the season there is public transport available for excursions like day-trips to the major sightseeing points of the county.
We can loan out one or both of our bikes for a small fee to help you exploring the area.
Other Things to Note
Due to its location, the access (walkway) to the annex room might be challenging for matured visitors, people with mobility issues or families. Please inquire suitability before booking.
Please respect the host and the house (it is our home). Smoking strictly outside only.
Relax and enjoy, play with the pets and have a good time.
John and Julia were wonderful hosts and truly made me feel welcome in their home. The room was comfortable, quiet, and spacious and John and Julia made it very clear that I could ask for anything I needed. We shared tasty meals and warm conversation. I was so glad to have their company, as well as that of their animals, especially dear Bruno! The house was full of character and charm, much like the hosts themselves. This was a lovely place to spend a few restful nights in Donegal!
We had a wonderful time at Julia and John's home! They gave us a warm welcome, a lovely and quiet room and great conversation by the fireplace. We travelled with our five year old daughter and she keeps asking to this day to return to Donegal (we suspect that Bruno, the dog, had something to do with it. He was a very good companion!).
We strongly recommend this house to anyone traveling to this beautiful part of Ireland. It's close to the city center, well placed to explore the county, and the hosts are the best!
Julia et John sont particulièrement accueillants et chaleureux pour leurs hôtes. Leur logement est très bien placé permettant de découvrir la ville facilement.
This location was the second location of our Ireland trip. We thought it would be difficult to find another warm welcome but Julia and John did! So friendly and helpful from the moment we set place. Like everybody wrote John will help you as much as he can, we had such a good time we can describe. We had a lot of good conversations and learned a lot about Ireland and Donegal, that helped us to find some beautiful places along the coast. (glad that John gave us a binocular so we could spot a little seal.) In the evening we seated with Julia, John, Bruno the lovely dog and Rosa (we never forget) at there fireplace listening to John playing the guitar. If you feel home enough and you can cook, ask Julia and John to diner together and I'm sure you get such a wonderful stay like we did!
Real Irish Hospitality. This be it! (-: John and Julia (and their loveydovey chocolate Labrador Bruno) are simply good people. After getting over finding out that there are really no street numbers there (read instructions well and the gate at the stone wall with barking greeting Bruno is the right entrance!), I was warmly welcomed and felt very much at home my entire stay. The old eccentric sprawling house is full of interesting funky pieces of furniture and various knicknacks with a history - my room and bath were prepared with thoughtfulness and care (teamaker, fruit and chocolate and flowers included), with lovely bedlinens on a very comfortable bed. The windows looking out into wild green of the garden are fantastic and I chose to leave the curtains open always to enjoy that view from the minute I woke up. The annex is truly a summer room and can be cold and damp. Great for sleeping and they offer a space heater in case one needs to warm it up a bit. No hot water at the sink but nice hot shower! And private bathroom at such a helpful bargain price.(-; I saw some geusts had mentioned the way to the room: one walks through an annex with an empty swimming pool in it (and stored garden equipment etc). Plenty of space to walk and did not bother me in the least! John even left a whole row of candles on beside the pool edge one night in case I got home from the Pub and couldn't find the light switch. Although they are in this wonderful green spot, it is literally only 2 blocks and 5 minutes to all pubs and Donegal Town center. I chose to not rent a car and it was easy to walk straight to the central busstop - also to get the direct airport bus to Dublin without changing. Donegal is full of beautiful nature walks, fabulous Slieve League a busride away (I saw it from the top and from the sea, on Paddy and Kevin's boat from Teelin pier). Lake Eske only 6km away - Julia dropped me off there on her way to work and I ended up walking home on the Bluestack Way. Even if you don't want to walk everywhere as I did, the short 5 minute walk gets to you several good restaurants and pubs with live music sessions. I couldn't recommend it more - Julia and John will point you to the good places. Thank you so much for the warm hospitality and a wonderful time! Ganz Liebe Grüsse aus Wien! (-:
This host has 102 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Julia
works very hard, loved (+ still loves) to travel/explore, shared great experiences of adventures and hospitality, enjoys dreaming, brain waving, being curious, reads all sorts; esp. Scandinavian crime fiction (fan of harry hole, sarah lund and saga noren), listens to a wide range of music, loves sunshine, fresh air, outdoor spaces, the salty sea & water, moves around with dog walking, cross country/alpine skiing, swimming, cycling, loves a mean cup of coffee and the darkest possible chocolate, spices (esp. cardamom & cinnamon), enjoys my funny cats & our big "catdog" Bruno.
John works as well, is a quiet but very deep character full of hunour, loves reading, reads allsorts of complicated books, has a quirky taste of food (vegetarian & gluten-free), loves dark chocolate + red wine, has an eclectic taste of music (Americana, altrock), plays his tunes on guitar and adores his big dog Bruno