The Fairy Tree Folly

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Downings, Donegal, Ireland
Your host, Lesley
7 Reviews
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The Space

Set on Ireland's famous "Wild Atlantic Way" in the rolling hills of North Donegal, The Fairy Tree Folly offers unique and bespoke travel experience for those wanting to explore the real Donegal.
Robert and Lesley Newberry have been residents of Donegal for nearly 20 years and have made Downings their home.
Situated in the private grounds of Ship's Cottage on Atlantic Drive, The Fairy Tree Folly offers a unique and bespoke travel experience. Built under and around a fairy tree, This cozy double bedroom with en suite shower room is available to rent throughout the year and is perfect for those who want to experience the real Donegal. Panoramic views overlooking Rosapenna Golf Resort and the tranquil surroundings make this the ideal retreat.
Perfectly situated to explore the North West of Ireland with amenities and attractions on the doorstep.

Facilities available
•Free WIFI
•Mini Fridge
•HD TV with Freeview
•CD player
•Towels Provided
•Breakfast is optional and available upon request at an extra cost.

Activities Nearby
•Equestrian (nearby)
•Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
•Garden Visits
•Golf nearby
•Scuba Diving
•Walking (established walks)
•Walking – Hill walking (recommended routes)
•Water Sports

Fort Dunree
Fort Dunree is a military museum with special emphasis on coastal artillery and the military history of the North West.

The Workhouse
The Dunfanaghy Workhouse Craft & Exhibition Centre

An tSean Bheairic
At the Donegal Visitor Resource Centre, you can immerse yourself in the lives of our rural ancestors from Falcarragh and its surrounding region.

Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains and pristine lakes.

Gartan Outdoor Education Centre
The Centre provides a wide range of Adventure Sports Activities, Environmental Education Courses, Team Building, Management Training and Adventure Sports Training.

Leo's Tavern
Nights of Traditional Music. Also we now (email hidden) menu to a restaurant standard.

Donegal Airport
At Carrickfinn, on the top North-Western corner of Ireland, Donegal Airport opens up the North-West for the leisure and business traveller.

An Mhuc Dhubh
Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway

The Folk Village Glencolmcille
The Folk Village Museum offers an excellent guided tour for the visitor. In the tour you will experience life as it was in the 1700’s, 1800's and 1900’s.

Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Centre
Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Visitor Centre in Co. Donegal Ireland offers a unique experience in the Fishing and Carpet making history for visitors who venture to the shores of this picturesque town situated on the Donegal coastline.

Deane's Equestrian Farm
Deane's Farm is located on the North-West coast of Ireland between the rolling Donegal hills and the majestic Atlantic Ocean.

Donegal County Museum
Donegal County Museum at High Road, Letterkenny was opened in 1987. The building once formed part of the town's Workhouse which was established for the relief of the poor duing the Great Famine of (phone number hidden).

Donegal Adventure Centre
Donegal Adventure Centre is Ireland's largest surfschool based in Bundoran, County Donegal and this year we celebrate a decade of providing exciting adventure sports, outdoor activities, surf lessons and fantastic service to schools, families and adult Groups.

McElhinneys of Ballybofey
Ireland’s finest department store, and also one of the largest at over 90,000 sq ft, McElhinney’s has been offering its customers an unparalleled range of product with an unequalled level of service since 1971.

Lifford Old Courthouse
The Old Courthouse in Lifford, Co. Donegal is one of the finest examples of a purpose built courthouse in Ireland.

Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium
The state-of-the-art planetarium features accurate depictions of our night skies and multi-media presentations depicting fantastic educational voyages through the universe.
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Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Can we go back to the Fairy Tree Folly? We were intrigued by the name and delighted by the real thing. Lesley and Robert have obviously put a lot of love into the creation of this beautiful space. While we didn't get a chance to meet Lesley, Robert was just great - meeting us in town, giving us plenty of good advice, and making sure we were OK. The space itself is so freaking cool - our favourite elements were the stove (complete with turf for heating, Irish style) and the many little thoughtful decorative touches. We adored picnicking outside the Folly gazing down at the stunning landscape, and we slept like kings. Strong wifi, hot shower, and easy parking were all bonuses. Would highly recommend a stay at the Fairy Tree Folly.

    June 2014
  • Lesley's cabin is located on a hill from which you get an amazing view on the unique landscape and the peninsula. Sleeping there was a unique experience.

    The room is very cozy and, despite its size, it features everything you need: a comfy large bed, an old-school wood stove and a bathroom with an unexpected large and hot shower.

    Lesley is a lovely host, she was super fast in answering to our text messages and she provided us many useful information to get the best out of our trip.

    June 2014
  • Had a great time in this little (but surprisingly large) "cabin". There was plenty of space in the room and attached bath. Everything was clean, there were plenty of conveniences, and the area is great for exploring. The room did get a little chilly, so make sure to keep the fire going! Thanks!

    April 2014
  • We were met in the local village and brought up to the fairy tree folly -incredible views, a warm fire already lit with buckets of fuel for the night. From fresh towels to a cool jug of milk -it was a hotel experience in a cabin the size of a double room! Wonderful, will likely be back next time we're exploring the west of Donegal :)

    January 2014
  • This was such a nice spot to stay! A cozy private little cabin overlooking the gorgeous rolling hills and bay. The bed was very comfortable, and we stayed toasty warm with the heater in the room. They have a kettle, tea, and coffee which was very handy. Bob even put some fresh cream in the cutest little mini fridge for us to enjoy.The rain held off until nightfall, and it was something magical to fall asleep to the sound of rain falling on our little cabin in the country.

    We enjoyed some amazing hill walks, and the Atlantic drive. Also checked out the thatched roof pub just down the street on Bob's recommendation, and it was great local spot with good pub food and beer.

    One note- when you arrive, they might ask to meet you in town and have you follow them back to the home. That's what we did, and it was very necessary, as I don't think we could have ever found the place on our own. Once we knew where it was it was easy to get back, but finding it the first time would have been difficult as it's tucked away nicely. This is the rugged countryside after all! Bob was super speedy meeting us, so it was no bother, but just be forewarned.

    Would defiantly stay here again! We only wish we could have stayed much longer, as it's such a beautiful location.

    August 2013
  • Lesley was a wonderful host. Her place, the Fairy Tree Folly was absolutely perfect. Decorated to a high standard. The view and location were fab. We loved being so close to so many beaches and the lovely Atlantic.

    August 2013
  • Lesley and her family were great hosts both very friendly and accommodating. The room is very comfortable and well laid out with lots of thoughtful features and is a great alternative to a B&B as it separate from the main house and has private entry although breakfast etc is available if requested.

    July 2013
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