Big Old Double Bedroom in main haus

Other - Private room · Water Street, Donegal, Donegal, Ireland
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Please note 12 WATER STREET IS NOT OUR ADDRESS, YOU MUST READ OUR HOST DIRECTIONS VERY CAREFULLY TO FIND OUR LOCATION.

OLD MILLERS HOUSE HOMESTAY

Once you have booked please read and understand our Host Directions which will accompany the Booking Confirmation, this will give our exact address. We will also email you a map link once your booking is confirmed.

We offer a basic (similar to a hostel room), but comfortable and quiet private room with access to a bathroom/ shower room in our big old country house. You are provided with linen, towels, a hairdryer and some little extras.
If you want, you can share our sitting room and kitchen, please feel free to cook in our kitchen, we would love to share a meal with you. In good weather conditions, drinks, breakfast, a dinner al fresco or even a bbq would be possible in our yard.
Ideal base for exploring the attractions of Donegal, Sligo, Derry, Fermanagh or Tyrone, sea- and landside.

Part of the main house (a former millers house, 200 years old approx ) is at the moment slowly being restored .

Local facilities, shops, restaurants and local attractions in Donegal Town are just a short walk away. The once thriving Tweed industry of Donegal (loom weaving) is kept alive with two manufacturing workshops nearby.

The house is just a short walk from the bus stop and we have secure & private parking if you are travelling by car/motorcycles or bikes.

We are close to the river Eske and fishing (in season), there is a also wide range of water sport available locally (kite-surfing, surfing, sailing, canoeing/kayaking, diving). Other activities include hiking/walking loops/trips e.g. on the nearby Bluestack Mountains, cycling, horse riding or golf.

As well we are pet friendly and one of our family pets (3 tomcats, 1 kitty and our dog; all living outside) will probably greet you on arrival.
During your stay we are trying to give you the most of Irish hospitality and charm and are flexible with a lot of things. Tá fáilte romhat anseo.

Contact us for more details.

GERMAN DESCRIPTION

Dies ist ein ehemaliges, altes Müller-Haus (um die 200 Jahre), das zur Zeit langsam repariert/ renoviert wird. Unser Haus befindet sich in unmittelbarer Nähe des Stadtzentrums und besitzt sichere, kostenfreie Parkmöglichkeiten (private Zugangstraße).
Wir bieten ein einfaches, dennoch sehr komfortables, geräumiges, helles und ruhiges Doppelzimmer (das Platz für ein Zustellbett hat) mit Zugang zum Duschraum/Badezimmer an, das gegenüber einem vergleichbaren Zimmer im Hostel mehr Privatsphäre und Extras erlaubt. Gerne können unsere Gäste die Küche und unser Wohnzimmer (mit Kaminfeuerstelle & TV) mitbenutzen und mit uns teilen.
Wetterbedingt gibt es außerdem die Möglichkeit, draußen auf dem Hof einen frischen Espresso, ein Glas Wein oder gar ein Barbeque zu genießen.
Unsere Lage ist ein idealer Ausgangspunkt, um die Nordwestküste Irlands/Nordirlands (Donegal, Sligo, Derry, Fermanagh und Tyrone) zu erkunden.
Donegal Town selbst bietet Sehenswürdigkeiten wie zB das Donegal Castle, die alte Klosterruine mit integriertem Friedhof (wunderschöne Aussicht auf die Donegal Bay) und hübsche, zT überraschend quirkige Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Cafes und Restaurants rund um den Diamond (Hauptplatz) an. Die fast verlorengegangene Tradition der Donegal Tweed-Industrie wird in zwei Schaumanufakturen in der Nähe demonstriert.
Eines unserer Haustiere (drei Kater, ein Kätzchen & ein Hund; alle Tiere wohnen außer Haus) wird Sie vielleicht bei Ihrer Ankunft begrüßen. Wir mögen es, Gäste zu unterhalten und geben gerne lokale Tipps, damit Sie Ihren Aufenthalt in unserer eindrucksvollen Umgebung noch interessanter gestalten können.

Kontaktieren Sie uns für weitere Informationen.

Guest Access

You have full access to our kitchen and sitting room, feel free to cook, relax, watch tv or grab a book from the library for some reading.

Interaction with Guests

Tell us all about your travels and we will give you local tips on sightseeing, pubs, music etc.

Getting around

There is public transport available for excursions, day trips etc.
We can loan out one or both of our bikes for a small fee to help you exploring the area.

Other Things to Note

BREAKFAST
Breakfast is provided on the basis of an honor system, please feel free to eat what you like and leave a little something in the kitchen honesty box.
Get Juicy with our new Hurom 600 slow masticating juicer. Yum!
If you have any special dietary requests we will try to meet your needs.
Please contact us if you require more details.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $22 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $224 /week
Monthly Price: $757 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • My husband and I had some last minute travel adjustments and Julia and John got back to us quickly so we had a place to stay. We got in pretty late and headed into town for dinner. They (email hidden) nearby. In the Morning they made us some great breakfast and we had some nice conversations before hitting the road again. Very friendly people.

    July 2014
  • Julia and John were both very welcoming, they offered us tea at arrival and a great breakfast in the morning
    They gave us many useful tips to bisit he Donegal region
    The room was big and confortable, we had a private bathroom
    The dog of the house is very nice, funny and quiet

    June 2014
  • Thanks so much for a lovely stay. I enjoyed the visit, the house, and exploring Donegal. It was great to meet you both, and have the opportunity to chat. It really set a good tone for the rest of my stay in lreland.

    June 2014
  • My boyfriend and I were only in Donegal for one night, and were very pleased with our stay here. Julia spent time chatting with us when we arrived, offering suggestions for the neighborhood. We had a fun evening (email hidden) watching the World Cup and listening to a local storyteller, followed by great late-night conversation with John and another guest at the house. As opposed to a more expensive B-and-B, staying here felt like being guests in a local home, offering a more authentic experience.

    June 2014
  • Nous avons passé un très bon moment chez Julia et John (et Bruno). La chambre était parfaite et nos hôtes, très accueillants !

    May 2014
  • Staying with Julia and John was, without a doubt, a major highlight of our trip so far. We were immediately welcomed with a cup of tea and excellent conversation. Exactly what we needed to settle in. Great recommendations for sites to see around Donegal. The room was comfortable and clean, and I particularly enjoyed getting to hear about the history of the house, as well as getting to cuddle with Bruno the dog by the fireplace :)

    May 2014
  • Many thanks for your kind hosting. It was just what I needed - advice on what to do in Donegal, a big restful room with a super comfortable bed and, of course, lovely Bruno the dog pretending to still be a puppy. I hope your plans for rescuing the house come off. It is a very charming place.

    May 2014
  • We had a nice stay with Julia and John. As previous guests have stated, the room was very large. It was a little chilly our first night so we were given a space heater for our second night, which did the trick. We loved the fire in the main lounge area. J & J were very accommodating and made great suggestions of where to go. There was a problem with the water, which was cut off one morning. They are working on getting this fixed. We enjoyed our late night chats with John, and we did get a few tunes on the guitar. We also had some nice breakfast conversations.

    May 2014
  • We had such a lovely time with Julia and John. They're place is lovely and very close to town. Great food and pub recommendations and wonderful company. Thanks so much to both of you. Sarah, Mel and bec. Give Bruno a big hug from us!

    May 2014
  • Still dreaming of the bread, delicious coffee and cosy bed. Julia and John were very friendly and welcoming, we enjoyed our evening chatting over tea and fireplace. And playing with Bruno. The house has lots of character and quirks. We'll be back!

    May 2014
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works very hard, loved to travel/explore, shared great experiences of adventures and hospitality, enjoys dreaming, brain waving, likes italian, thai and more good food, reads all sorts; especially scandinavian crime fiction (fan of jo nesbo, sarah lund and saga noren) listens to a wide range of music, loves sunshine, fresh air, outdoor spaces, the salty sea & water, nordic walking, cross country skiing, swimming, cycling, a mean cup of coffee and the darkest possible chocolate, spices (esp. cardamom & cinnamon), my funny cats & our big "catdog" Bruno
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