About This Listing
Stunning coastal cottage on 10 acres south facing with extensive water frontage . Very private, the house can't be seen from the road. We share our home with 3 adorable donkeys 5 sheep and 6 hens and 1 very smart goat. Mooring available nearby.
The cottage is simply furnished, a double bedroom for guests, sittingroom, livingroom , kitchen and our delightful conservatory. Full bathroom with separate bath and shower.
Guests are welcome to access all areas. Breakfast is included in the price but if you'd like to fish from the rocks and catch lunch you're welcome to cook , use all facilities and spend the entire day here if you wish. Mooring available nearby.
Interaction with Guests
The donkeys bray early in the morning so no need for an alarm. Call to the henhouse and collect the eggs for breakfast, full Irish or you choose. Eat it at your leisure in the conservatory enjoying the wonderful views and we'll chat about things to do etc.
The views are simply amazing, the local beach stunning, walk to the lighthouse, sketch a scene or just sit on the terrace and admire.
A car is essential as we're 4 miles off the main road but if you're feeling energetic you can take a bike from the shed and cycle around. Ample parking.
Other Things to Note
St. John's Point is famed for it's diving and underwater scenery, flora and fauna, archaeological remains and the award - winning restaurant Castlemurray House. I'm happy to drop and collect so you can have a drink or two.
It's a quiet and peaceful location, care for my animals is paramount. Guests are welome to smoke out of doors.
Michael's place on St. John's Point is amazing. There is a peace and serenity among the waves and cliffs that is difficult to describe. My recommendation is that you stay as long as you can! Michael is a superb host with a vast knowledge of the area. His breakfasts were quite gourmet and plentiful. The room we stayed in was very beautiful with windows overlooking the ocean, a comfortable bed and gorgeous, pressed linens. We can't wait to return!
When you get there, please give Myrtle and her girls a hug from Vivian.
My husband and I stayed one night with Michael and the donkeys and we absolutely loved it. The location is amazing, right out on St Johns Point, with an expansive view of nothing but grass, blue skies (well, kind of, it is Ireland after all!) and the coastline in the far distance, the accomodation is warm, cosy and rustic and Michael is a fantastic host.
I arrived feeling a bit tired and sorry for myself with a head cold, Michael quickly bundled me up with a hot water bottle, fresh coffee, freshly baked scones, jam and cream (the best we have had in Ireland). Despite my remonstrations, I was even fed a glass of lemon, honey and seaweed. He then took my husband off to the pub to meet some friendly locals while I curled up in the bed and slept. Perfect!
When you stay here you are sharing the cottage with Michael. There is only one bathroom and meals are taken in the conservatory out the frint, where its lovely and warm, and you can enjoy the views. He gave us plenty of space, but we also sat and chatted. Which we enjoyed immensely.
The scones were the best we have had in Ireland.
My husband & I were welcomed with freshly baked scones & jam & cream by Michael, who immediately made us feel very welcome to his home. Our cosy, clean & comfortable room had a wonderful view of Donegal Bay. It was a spot to feel relaxed & at ease.
My husband was able to walk from Michael's cottage to the sea, where he caught fish & shared them with Michael.
Michael's intimate knowledge of the area allowed us to explore far & wide! At all times he was available to assist us in any way he could. Thank you Michael for a memorable stay.
A location you can hardly imagine : isolate, quiet and with a wonderful view on the sea. The bedroom is nice and authentic. Donkeys, sheeps and cows are neighbours:). Michael is nice and ready to advice you during your stay.
We had an absolutely marvelous stay at Michael's place. His house is in one if the most beautiful places on earth, the donkeys, goat, and sheep are very charming, and he is a wonderful host. He greeted us with warm scones and tea and made us a delicious Irish breakfast with dress eggs from his hens each day. He also helped us with our itinerary. Highly recommend Michael!
Mickael nous a très gentiment accueilli. Il s'est montré très disponible pour nous : discussion, renseignements sur la région, la culture ...Tout était vraiment parfait, dans un cadre magnifique ! Même le réveil par les ânes !!
Irish breakfast...first class...in front of the sea !
Nous recommandons vraiment beaucoup un petit séjour chez Mickael !
We had a great stay here! The location is amazing, perfect for exploring donegal. Michael was a great host and made every effort to ensure that we felt welcome. The room was very clean and comfortable and the conservatory was such a beautiful space. We would highly recommend this location to anyone!
About the Host, Michael
So that's me on the right hand side, Demelza on he left. It's my facebook picture too. She is the elder daughter and you'll probably hear them before you see them ! An absolute joy, I spend a lot of time with them love walking with them or without them in the hills around. I also love gardening , a few flowers and a little veg. Like to cook love to eat. Very interested on local history and archaeology. I have taught English as a foreign language and tuition is available if required. I speak a little Italian and some school French but language should never be a barrier to communiction.