OLD MILLERS HOUSE HOMESTAY
A lovely, bright, spacious bedroom in a traditional country house, yet in the middle of Donegal Town
Please note: 12 WATER STREET IS NOT OUR ADDRESS, YOU MUST READ OUR HOST DIRECTIONS VERY CAREFULLY TO FIND OUR LOCATION.
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. During your time you are using these facilities as we retreat (bathroom/shower are not shared during your stay). We provide you with linen, towels, a hairdryer and some little extras. Feel free to ask for extra supplies (blankets, duvet or pillows) and we will help you out. For 3 people an extra single bed can be provided.
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 land side.
Part of the main house (a former millers house, 200 years old approx ) is at the moment slowly being restored. Most of our proceeds will go into our restoration funding.
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 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).
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 und 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.
A warm welcome with tea or coffee on arrival.
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.
Feel free to explore the environment (lovely field walk along the river Eske) or roam in the garden.
Interaction with Guests
Tell us all about your travels and we will give you local tips on sightseeing, pubs, music etc.
We are located in the middle of the town, yet surrounded by peaceful, lush nature.
Everything in town is accessible by short walks.
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 is provided self servicing as we usually leave a small selection in the kitchen; please feel free to eat what you like and if you can, leave a little something in the kitchen honesty box. We would appreciate that gesture.
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.
Respect the hosts and the big old house, it is our home. Please smoke outside only.
Chill and relax, throw the dog a ball.
Don't be a stranger :)
Tell us all about your interest, travels and travel plans.
Julia and John were two of the best hosts I've ever had. I would not have been able to see as much of beautiful land without them. They took me for rides to the coast/beaches and to the mountains and along trails. They're very generous with their food as well, offering me lovely breakfasts and dinners while I was there. I'm very, very grateful for their kindness and willingness to show me the Irish countryside!
The stay with Julia and John was really nice. We were talking a lot and Bruno (=dog, who is also very nice) was surrounding us.
Our room was very nicely done up and they brought us a hot water bottle and an extra heater. They bought us for the breakfast a bread (only for us), which was very nice.
We enjoyed the stay and the location is very good.
Had a wonderful time staying with Julia and John. They are some of the warmest and kindest people I've come across through Airbnb. Along with meeting me at the bus stop, we cooked together each night, and they were very helpful in recommending walks around the area. Their dogs and cats are wonderful as well. This is a rustic home close to town, and the room is very clean and comfortable. A great place to stay when exploring Donegal town and the surrounding area. Thank you both!
I had a very warm welcome in Julia and John's home. This a real home, open to people, where you can share a meal (thank you so much John, the pasta was very much needed!), hear some songs, roast in front of the stove, cuddle dog and cats and enjoy some interesting talks and chats.
The room and bathroom were spotless clean, I enjoyed the small welcoming touches left here and there: fresh flowers, fresh fruits, chocolate, a coffee/tea tray, new soaps and toothbrush.
The house is a couple of minutes walk from the castle and the centre. John or Julia will come and pick you up at the bus stop.
Definitely a place to stay if you feel homesick! And don't be afraid of John's dry Irish humour: it took me a couple of hours to understand it and then enjoyed it immensely!!
Julia and her husband are wonderful hosts! We were greeted at the bus stop and given some good suggestions for things to do and food to eat in town, which was helpful (particularly given that we visited during the off season). Best of all, we were treated to some nice "family time" in the evening - meal sharing, chatting, watching some television, and playing with Bruno!
The location is ideal. Donegal is a small town, and the house is just across the bridge and down the street from the main area of town.
The room itself is great - it's almost a little apartment connected to the house. There's a HUGE room that connects to a bathroom and shower room down a short hallway. After traveling for a while, it was nice to stretch out a bit!
Julia & John were truly fantastic hosts and they made me feel at home straight away. They even helped me to set up/coordinate some activities in the area. The room was HUGE and clean and the bed incredibly comfortable. The inviting stove in the evenings and Bruno (the dog) were bonuses and helped make the Donegal experience unforgettable! I would definitely stay here again.
Julia and her husband were so great! We got in late so they waited up for us. They gave great, easy directions to their home and they were just so delightful! We loved staying there for the night! We had a huge room and they were so caring to make sure we were warm enough and everything was okay. We had breakfast in the morning as well! Our stay was so Great! We would refer everyone to stay with them!
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works very hard, loved (+ still loves) to travel/explore, shared great experiences of adventures and hospitality, enjoys dreaming, brain waving, being curious, likes Mediterranean, Northern European, 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, moves around with nordic walking, dog walking, cross country/alpine skiing, swimming, cycling, loves a mean cup of coffee and the darkest possible chocolate, spices (esp. cardamom & cinnamon), enjoys my funny cats & our big "catdog" Bruno