House near beaches and hills - Beautiful Inishowen

House near beaches and hills - Beautiful Inishowen


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

We overlook the banks of the river Foyle where it meets the Atlantic and have a modern sunny easily heated house which offers all you will need to enjoy comfort and quiet relaxation during your stay. The lounge has a solid fuel stove which heats the house making it lovely and cosy, ( and oil central heating is also available). The front of the house receives the sun in the morning whilst the back of the house is sunny from mid morning to evening making it ideal to barbeque and sit out to enjoy the sun set after a great day at the beach. Alternatively, the conservatory offers a light airy space to relax and while the time away.

We are close to Malin Head which is where part of the latest Star Wars Film was made. Game of Thrones has also been filmed here. We have Greencastle golf links 5 minutes drive, Ballyliffin Golf Course and Royal Port Rush. Donegal was described as the coolest place on earth by national geographic 2017.
Our location is at the beginning/end of the Wild Atlantic Way with stunning scenery. The area is beautiful for Hiking, Sea Kayaking, Swimming, Sailing, Cycling or just relaxing. We have some bicycles and wetsuits you can use. The house is close to many different beaches, some of which are great for surfing. The car and foot ferry in Greencastle village village takes you a ten minute ride to Northern Ireland, so you can do day trips to the Giants Causeway and many other interesting and beautiful places including Belfast.
Greencastle village is 2 minutes by car or 10 minutes walking where you will find a local shop, pubs restaurant, takeaway. We have a lovely seafront walk also. Moville is a larger town, 4km, and has more grocery shops, eating places, childrens play ground, kayaking and sailing. The historical city of Derry is 30 minutes by car.
(Derry City Airport 40 mins, Belfast International 90 mins, Belfast City airport 120 mins . All these airports are in Northern Ireland UK. Dublin (Republic of Ireland) 3 hours.

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Who we are

  1. We have four children aged 21, 17 and twin girls who are 14. We enjoy getting out in the fresh air on land or sea and seeing new places and Dan scuba dives.We have done two house swaps so far and really enjoyed them.We respect different traditions and ways of living and taking care of your home during our stay will be top priority. We have a small and a medium dog which we sometimes bring with us, but if they cannot travel with us or be looked after we can make alternative arrangements. We look forward to talking to you and arranging a swap to suit all of us.

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Where is it?

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Our house is located in a quiet cul de sac, in a small development, which is safe for children. A few minutes walk down the road is the traditional fishing village of Greencastle with breath taking sea front walks and the fishing harbour. A small vehicle and passenger ferry operates from Greencastle to Magilligan between March to October. A selection of beaches depending on whether you want surf paddling bathing or strolling are all available near by. Hill walking, golfing, including Greencastle, Ballyliffin and Royal Port Rush golf courses, scuba diving , sailing, wind surfing, surfing, Kayaking (Inish Adventures) swimming , rock climbing are all available in the immediate area or a short drive away in this undiscovered area of Donegal. Malin Head; the spectacular and most northerly point in Ireland, used for filming Star Wars (Great coffee available at top of hill) is a half our drive. Game of Thrones was also filmed in this area.The 10 minute ferry ride from Greencastle over Lough Foyle to Magilligan gives you access to the beautiful North Antrim coast and the famous Giants Causeway. There are a couple of local shops, 2 restaurants, 2 cafes, bars,post office, maritime museum a mile away. Moville town is 5 minutes by car and offers more shops bars and restaurants. We are on the bus route to the Walled Historic city of Derry where you will find all the usual amenties a small city has to offer, theatre, cinemas, cafes,bars, museums, guided tours and bus rides, art galleries etc. By car - Derry city 30 minutes, Derry airport 45 mins, Letterkenny 50 min, Belfast 2 hours by car. Arriving by plane, the City of Derry airport is nearest then Belfast International (1.5 hr) and Belfast City (2hrs), Dublin (3hrs) . A great bus service called the airporter is available from Belfast City and International airports to Derry and vice versa. From Derry it is possible to get a train or bus to Belfast and other destinations.

Best restaurants
Kealy's Seafood Restaurant, Greencastle. IN MOVILLE: Inish Fusion, Foyle Hotel, Rosatos Pub, Redcastle Hotel
Nightclubs,theatres, cinemas in Derry
Favourite cafés
Olivia's, Norris's, Cosy Cottage, Barron's in Moville
Where to go shopping
Moville(small shops). Carndonagh, Derry, Letterkenny
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
Cooley Cross, Greencastle Harbour, An Grianann Fort, Shrove Lighthouse, Fort Dunree, An Grianan. Derry City Walls and guided tours
Local walks
Greencastle to Moville shore front and many beaches
Places you love to exercise
Top day trips
Malin Head, Kinnego and Culdaff Beaches,Giants Causeway, Derry City

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