Our property is a newly renovated 3 Bedroom cottage with all modern appliences set in a beautiful rural and scenic part of Donegal........this is ideal for people who want to get away and go back in time......Peace and Quiet!!!!!
3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Living Room, Bathroom.
Full house access
Interaction with Guests
The Wild Atlantic Way...........
The most stunning scenery in Ireland...!!!!
Need a car......this is rural Ireland at its best.
Other Things to Note
Our host Declan was very friendly and gave us really clear directions on how to find the cottage, which was tucked away in the beautiful surroundings of Malin beg. Even though our arrival was relatively late, and on a public holiday, we were able to pick up the keys at a time that suited us (which was great!). Once we made it to the house we were pleasantly surprised at how homely, clean and pleasant it was. Decorated to a high spec and comfortable, this made for a really enjoyable weekend break filled with DVD marathons, home cooked meals and plenty of craic.
The house was really well equipped with all the essentials and a few luxuries too (cd player with CDs, ironing board, dishwasher and board games etc). Overall, we had a really great weekend away and as this was our first time visiting Co Donegal, Silver Beach left us with a great first impression.
thank you for your lovely review...it was a pleasure to have you and your friends.
You left our house very clean and tidy and we are so glad you got the peace and quiet that you were after.....i would welcome you back at any time as you were so easy and relaxed to deal with. thank you for your custom.
Declan was a fantastic host, to collect the keys we met him in the triangular-shaped diamond in Donegal town - we still had a good distance to travel from there to the house at the most westerly point of donegal - next stop amerikae. There was just the two of us and our small dog, Hugo.
Declan provided us with the details of the caretaker of the house - a neighbour a couple of doors down, he gave us two numbers for her to call if we needed anything. As it happens the house was perfect and we didn't need to call at all.
On our arrival the stove was set with enough fuel for that that evening. The house also has oil-fired central heating to keep the rest of the house warm. The house is well set up with plenty of towels, two double beds and the bunk beds all made up. Declan has left a host of board games, dvds and books. The kitchen has all the utensils you'll ever need with a nice gas hob and electric oven. In short, it is a very comfortable house - everything you need for a home away from home.
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, the location is magnificent . The view from house is across rolling fields filled with wandering sheep past the martello tower out to the lighthouse on Rathlin o'Beirne Island. Within literally 5 minutes walk is silver strand beach - it is a spectacular enclosed bay and beach. There are a couple more surprises within a short walk including a nifty pier tucked into sea stacks and cliffs.
In the immediate area of malinbeg village, there are few other facilities, there is a small shop and cafe, only recently opened, between the house and the beach. Glencolumbkille is the nearest village with some services and it's 8km away, here you'll find the closest pubs and a couple of slightly larger, but still local, shops with petrol pumps and fuel supplies. There was a very nice welcome in the bar in Roarty's.
For those who like to explore on foot, there is a really nice waymarked walking route north of glencollumcille, its about 11km, well worth doing. The ordnance survey discovery series map 10 covers this area. Experience hikers could consider the 5 hour walk across the mountains from the house to Slieve Liag cliffs -we just drove. We bumped into a group of divers that were staying locally and diving off the aforementioned pier. Apparently you can rent bikes in the area - we missed this when there. Port is an isolated cove north of Glencolumbkille - you can walk there along the Donegal way - or drive the long windy way around, it's beautiful and isolated.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in Malinbeg, and considered the location of the house as splendid isolation from the distractions of modern life. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your comprehensive review, i am so glad you enjoyed your stay and you got the weather to match. You covered a lot of ground in your short stay and you have been the ideal guest to deal with. You left our house very clean and tidy just as you got it. Thank you for your custom.
We spent Christmas in this lovely little spot in Donegal. Declan was an obliging host, easy to contact and prompt with his replies. He was helpful with our questions flexible with our late arrival!
The cottage it's self is beautifully positioned only a couple of minutes stroll to the beach and the views from the front are lovely. Inside the cottage is newly renovated and generally well equipped. We were however lacking a few basics. We were 6 people but there were only 3 towels which proved tricky! There was no washing up equipment or cloths for cleaning the kitchen and only one tea towel. All little things which I'm sure will be remedied. It could also maybe have used another sofa but what was there was nice.
All in all we enjoyed our stay and easily cooked Christmas dinner for 6. The area is stunning and I would definitely recommend a stay here.
Also with it being christmas it was lovely that a great effort had been made with a tree and decorations, thanks Declan!
After collecting the keys of the house from a very welcoming Declan in Donegal Town, we travelled onwards through Killybegs to Malinbeg. The house is welcoming in its modern decor - with all conveniences available and a great big Stove fireplace. The house looks out onto the sea and the island of Rathlinn O'Byrne - a really peaceful view. Just a short ramble up the road from the house you find the steps down to a most wonderful beach - An Tra Mor - and you will want to spend all your time there....A corner of Heaven....Between the haymaking(I can still smell the sweet grass ), the turf-gathering and the calling of the sheep we slowly let go of the 'hustle-and-bustle' of our 'normal' lives and settled into the peace of Glencolumcille and its long Summer evenings...wonderful! With Sligo not too far away one thinks of Yeats and his words..."And peace comes dropping slow there..."...Sweet Donegal.