Traditional Donegal holiday cottage on its own waterfront, overlooking Traighenna Bay in the Rosses, on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.
Traighenna Bay is a house of two halves - a traditional thatch Irish cottage to the front, and yet with a contemporary glass and wood extension to the rear where there are fine, open views over Traighenna Bay. This traditional Donegal cottage was the former home of Greg, the architectural historian who founded Under the Thatch. It's a simple place, full of light, and comfortable year-round. The chief delight is the panoramic view over the bay and the fact that it's ideally placed for exploring the best of Donegal.
The 'modern rustic' cottage has two good-sized bedrooms (and a double sofabed in the lounge), an open fire (as well as central heating), wifi and plenty of land. There's a huge dining table from where you can eat or work. You can walk to the shore or drive (5 minutes) to a choice of sandy beaches, good pubs (traditional music) or the village. In less than 15 minutes you can be in town (Dungloe - the heart of the Rosses), in the Glenveagh National Park, in real wilderness mountainside or on a choice of truly amazing beaches. The property is down a short, gated drive so ideal for dogs, or continue down the track to Lakeside Luna if you'd like to have more accommodation at this location.
Lounge - with open fire and comfortable sofabed (sleeps 2 if required)
Master Bedroom - Kingsize bed with sea view
Twin Bedroom - Two (adult size) single beds
Bathroom - Freestanding contemporary bath and large walk-in shower with powerful shower.
Small pool and picnic bench alongside
Enclosed front garden
Parking for up to three cars
Utility Room with washing machine
Outdoor loo with a view (note there's a full bathroom with toilet inside!)
Travel cot, high chair, baby gate all available on request (no charge, but ask in advance as we share them between properties).
You're right on one of the most beautiful shorelines in the world. Most people spend their days discovering the many beaches (there are hundreds), the great local food and welcome in the pubs, and walking across 'wilderness' landscapes.
Dooey Beach - 5km of sandy beach (also walking distance) - known for surfing (5 minute drive).
Lettermacaward - 5 minute drive - your village with 2 shops, petrol, hairdressers, pubs
Dungloe town - 12 minute drive - 'Capital of the Rosses' with supermarkets (Lidl, Aldi, Supervalu, The Cope), pubs (10) and the Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre
Maghery Beach - horse-riding on the beach - 20 mins. drive