Big Old Double Bedroom in main haus

Other - Private room · Water Street, Donegal, Donegal, Ireland

The Space



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.

Basic (hostel type), but comfortable and quiet private room with access to a bathroom/ shower room. We are providing linen, towels, a hairdryer and some little extras.
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 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.


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).
Die Unterkunft ist einfacher Art, dennoch sehr komfortabel. Unser geräumiges, helles und ruhiges Doppelzimmer (das Platz für ein Zustellbett hat) mit Zugang zum Duschraum/Badezimmer, erlaubt mehr Privatsphäre und Extras gegenüber einem vergleichbaren Zimmer im Hostel. Gerne können unsere Gäste die Küche und unser Wohnzimmer (mit Kaminfeuerstelle & TV) mitbenutzen und mit uns teilen. Wetterbedingt gibt es 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.

Other Things to Note

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: $23 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $228 /week
Monthly Price: $768 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a great stay with John and Julia at their charming and spacious home in Donegal. The house is very unique and full of character and J&J can tell you all about its history and their exciting plans for its future. We only got to stay one night as it was a short trip on this occasion but the room is very cosy and I would recommend people to stay longer and use it as a base to explore the rest of Donegal and the many interesting sights & scenery in neighbouring counties. Thanks for a lovely stay guys, Mark & Daise.

    April 2014
  • John and Julia did their best. They supplied a beautiful room in the 200 year old house John was born in. The house was clean, quiet and they always had a warm fire going. Problem was, I was sick when I arrived until well after leaving with a flu/cold?
    They made sure I was warm and comfortable. John would mix health potions for me in his juicer machine.
    I read two,very good books John recommend and he turned me on to some incredible music and their dog Bruno!

    They are both very intelligent, travel a lot and I especially enjoyed Julia's story's and viewpoints on everything I had the pleasure of discussing and learning from her.
    Maybe it was good I was sick and just hanging around as I had more time to be with them!

    Well I did get out a little, I followed the advice of J&J and saw a few of the wonderful sights in Donegal, but only a few. Their home is well positioned as a base to explore, only minutes to town center and I would highly recommend staying with them.

    April 2014
  • Tolles Erlebnis mit irischem Flair. Nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten beim Finden des Hauses, wurden wir sehr herzlich empfangen und sofort auf einen eingeladen, obwohl wir früher als vereinbart angekommen sind. Das Zimmer ist geräumig, das Bett bequem, alles in allem super! Danke an Julia & John!

    April 2014
  • super aufenthalt, waren leider nur eine nacht dort! im nachhinein haetten wir laenger bleiben sollen, der raum ist der super ausgestattet und laed gut und gerne ein eine zeit dort zu verbringen! idealer ausgangsort fuer slieve league!
    abends wurds gemuetlich mit feuer und wein und allen moeglichen interessanten unterhaltungen!
    auch die kueche durften wir mitbenutzen und haben sogar alle gemeinsam gefruehstueckt!

    April 2014
  • Julia and John are one of the most friendly people and hosts that me and my boyfriend came across. We stayed a night in Donegal, and upon our arrival they offered us tea and cookies, few minutes later they offered as a soup as it was late in the evening. It was very sweet of them. In the morning John made us breakfast as well as tea and coffee. The location is great, the house is located in the city center, few mins to everything which we found very handy. The house is huge and so is the room, we found it very cozy and comfortable. The place looks better and cozier than the pictures shows. We felt very welcomed and at practically at home at Julia's and John's house. We had great time chatting to our hosts, and playing with the dog. Bruno is definitely another attraction in the house. My boyfriend spent ages playing with the dog and was sad to say goodbye!
    We found the whole experience extremely satisfying and would definitely recommend it to everyone!

    March 2014
    Response from Julia:

    Thanks Fabiola for your lovely kind review :-) Best of luck with your hosting in Dublin. J&J

  • I stayed for 2 weeks with John and Julia and I had a great time! They were very accommodating and really made me feel welcome. The pets were great fun. If I'm back in Donegal I'll be sure to stay there! Just be aware that Donegal can be quite cold at times so bring some warm layers :)

    March 2014
  • Julia and Joe provided the friendliest, homiest Airbnb experience I've had so far. They are extremely friendly and willing to help, be it towels, extra blankets, a hot meal, or travel advice. Place is 2 mins from center of town. Definitely recommend.

    February 2014
  • John and Julia are hospitable and interesting people. They cooked us a most nutritious and tasty breakfast. The bedroom and lounge were extremely spacious. Recommend that visitors arrive in daylight when staying there.

    January 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay in the big, comfortable room. Great bed!
    Very pleasent, friendly hosts. Enjoyed their hospitality.

    January 2014
  • Donegal town is not a touristic place in particular in January but I really enjoyed staying with John and Julia and their pets. The Bluestack way from Donegal town to Lough eske is an enjoyable walk.
    John and Julia do everything to make you feel comfortable in their home. It was my first Airbnb experience and I recommend to go to John and Julia's house if you want to visit Donegal.

    January 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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