About This Listing
I have a beautiful three bedroom cottage with panoramic views of Falcarragh beach and sand dunes. The premise has a welcoming, informal and cosy feel with a lovely open fire going when it gets chilly.
The cottage has a kitchen, large living room and a shared bathroom with electric shower.
I am renting two rooms which have double beds, wooden floors and large windows. These spacious rooms are comfortable, cosy and relaxing. There are drawers and wardrobes in both rooms and the bathroom is located on the same floor.
Guests have access to their bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room. There will be no access to upstairs.
Interaction with Guests
I'm happy to interact with guests and help them with their needs. I will also be respectful of their space.
The area is close to the beach and the mountains. It's great for surfing, kite surfing, kayaking , hill walking there is also a local golf course.
The local pubs have traditional Irish music if you fancy a pint of the black stuff after your days sporting activities.
The area is steeped in history and local mythology so can provide guests a tour and information of the area they wish .
There is three bus services that pass through Falcarragh , Feda O Donnel who has a daily service to Galway, John McGinley , from Dublin and Padraig Gallagher from Belfast all have their timetables on their websites.
Other Things to Note
I can provide hiking, rock climbing and kayaking sessions , just ask me for details.
Smokers must smoke outside.
Conor has a very nice house at the top of a hill with a splendid view on the coast (that we saw in the morning, the evening was a bit foggy ;o)).
The living room is nice and cosy with a stove and the rooms were just what we needed! He drove us to the pub in the village and we had a nice chat while listening to the gig. He also gave us plenty of tips for our tour of Donegal the next day. Great experience...
Conor was an awesome host. I got the bus from Dublin to Falcarragh (a great, and not too long, ride where you can see parts of the Republic and Northern Ireland) and he picked me up and drove me back to his place. The views are amazing. The sea is basically in his backyard. I could've sat for hours at any one of the numerous windows with a sea view, just watching the weather change and the distant white caps form. His place is very home-y, with a welcoming and pleasant smell of turf/peat from the fire. It definitely gets cold and windy up there (his house is on a hillside), but that's easily solved by pulling the rocking chair up to the fire. And Conor was happy to turn the heat on. I never asked, but he offered more than once. Moreover, the region's weather and its many changes lend a uniqueness to the place. It is a very real place, if that makes sense, and very powerful.
Conor made himself available both to show me around and to suggest things to do. He took me to a number of special places in the area: local pubs, including Leo's Tavern (in neighboring Crolly), a great pub with fantastic music where famous Irish musicians have played; on a driving tour, which he offers to visitors, he took me to the scenic and wild Horn Head, to Doe Castle (the last castle that Cromwell's men got to in their conquest of Ireland), to beautiful beaches where waves came crashing in from a silver sea, and to Bonner's, the cozy pub where the tour ended with a delicious meal while the local Donegal v. Tyrone football (Gaelic style) match was playing.
Conor had great suggestions as well. He encouraged me to wander down to a traditional music fest in Gortahork, the next town over. The music was quality, and so was the conversation I ended up having with two slightly inebriated men from neighboring counties in Northern Ireland, one of whom was neighbors with the great Seamus Heaney!
Conor was very happy to show me around, but he also allowed me to have my own space. Halfway through my stay (4 nights total), I felt comfortable enough around the house that I almost felt like I actually lived there, which I would not have minded. I certainly was sad to leave such a beautiful, special place.
Connor's neighbour met us in town to show us the way the cottage.
A great position to explore the northern part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
The community centre in Falcarrah is a lovely place to enjoy a hearty breakfast.
Connor is a freindly host who enjoys sharing his native language and cuture with his guests.
Connor arranged for his neighbour to meet us in town and show us the way to Connor's house.
A great view of the bay and surrounding area. The northern part of the Wild Atlantic Way is spectacular.
We found that the community centre in Falcarrah is a great place to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast.
Connor enjoys sharing his love of his native Irish language and culture with his guests.
We did not meet Conor, but his neighbor Andrew was wonderful. Helped us with everything we needed. The house is in a beautiful location. It was a bit weird not having the host there since that is, to me, what airbnb is all about. And also because I can't recommend the host since he was not there. But we really enjoyed Falcarragh and we are happy we had this opportunity to stay and get to know the area.
Nous avons passé 4 jours chez Conor. Sa maison est très bien situé, nous n'avons pas eu assez de temps pour explorer toutes les randonnées que notre hote nous a recommandé.
Si vous souhaitez découvrir l'Ireland authentique, oubliez les guides touristique, allez chez Conor!
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About the Host, Conor
I am an easy going, flexible and friendly guy. I enjoy socialising, surfing, mediating and hiking to name a few hobbies. I am a native Irish speaker. If you want to learn a few words I'd be happy to teach you. I have recently taken up surfing and can tell you where to catch the best waves. I have been known to climb the legendary Muckish and Errigal mountains.
My local knowledge is quite extensive and I regularly take friends and visitors on tours of the local area including Glenveagh national park, Falcarragh and Dun Lewey. I genuinely take pride in sharing stories, myths and history about this beautiful area.
I would be happy to recommend any activities for you and I will do my very best to ensure your stay is memorable.
Fantastic food and great community atmosphere also worth a visit for some traditional/folk music on a Thursday/Friday evening .
This has the best traditional music session in the area on a Tuesday evening. Fantastic atmosphere with a strong community feel.
Great place for kayaking with views of the Islands and mountains. I'm a fully trained kayak instructor and I offer kayaking trips in the bay. Only minutes from the house. Ask me for details.
Muckish mountain has the most spectacular panaramic views of the entire area. Well worth a climb via the minor's path. An old Silica mine close to the top of the mountain.
The highest peak in Donegal with stunning views of the entire area. Well worth the effort to climb.
Some of the best sea cliff views in the area. Great place for a long walk and to experience the wild Atlantic way.
Great place for a walk in the forest by the beach. Only a 20 minute drive from the house.
Great place for a walk by the beach and forest. It's a Franciscan monastery with a little cafe for tea, cakes and soup . Child friendly spot with great views. 20 minute drive from the house.
A Victorian castle by a lake with amazing walled garden. It has a very nice cafe for your lunch and tea . Great place for walks and hikes. This place is an Irish jewel.
The petrol station in Crolly village has the cheapest fuel in the area for your continued journey it's best to fill up here.
The Island with Ireland's last remaining king,Patsy Dan Rogers. Patsy is also an artist and sells his art the world over. Great place to experience the old Ireland.Fantastic bird life with sea cliffs.
This Island offers the best rock climbing in Donegal. With well over 300 climbs of different grades. I am a trained rock climbing instructor and can offer you a days climbing here.Ask me for details