Second time round for us. And it did not let us down. Weather ranged from brilliant to fair, but it didn't matter. The Tansey's made us most welcome to their fine property. We'll never tire of the rugged landscape and EPIC sunsets of Arranmore/Burtonport area. Oh, and we were slightly addicted to the local "chipper" - "Doodlebugs" where big John looked after us.
Great accommodation, great people, super location - BOOK!
We’ve just returned from a wonderful week at Sea View, Dungloe. When you arrive at the house, the first things you notice are the quiet, secluded location and the stunning views of Dungloe Bay. We were greeted by Mary and Kieran, who were both very friendly and took time to show us around the house and all its features, including a few fun extras for the kids, like a telescope to look across the bay at Arranmore Island, and bodyboards and stunt kites to use on the local beaches. This was a great start to our holiday and got the kids very excited! There were only four of us, but the house could easily accommodate twice as many people with plenty of room to spare. It was very clean and well equipped, and its brilliant layout provides a great choice of quiet rooms in which to relax and enjoy the views.
The house is a short drive (or walk) from Dungloe, where you can get anything you need during your stay but, more importantly, its central location along the Donegal coast makes it the ideal base from which to explore all Donegal has to offer, from the rugged headlands of the Wild Atlantic Way, to Donegal’s many Blue Flag beaches or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you could discover one of the coast’s hidden beaches which you can enjoy all to yourself! There are also a wide range of activities within a few miles of the house, including angling, surfing, kayaking and horse riding. The house is also a good base from which to drive to Glenveagh and Mount Errigal.
We chose to spend our days sea angling in Kincasslagh, bodyboarding in Maghery, kayaking Mulroy Bay, taking in the spectacular views from Crohy Head and exploring some of the local beaches. In the evenings, we enjoyed barbecues on the patio, or on the cooler evenings, relaxing in front of the fire whilst watching the sun set over Dungloe Bay. The views in the morning are equally amazing to wake up to. We only had bad weather one day during the week, and the kids were perfectly happy to spend most of the day lazing around the house, with a trip to the cinema in the afternoon.
Mary and Kieran returned at the end of the week to see us off, and even offered to mind our bags for a couple of hours, so we could fit in one more visit to the beach! This was our second visit to Sea View, and we’ve already booked our stay for next year! We’d happily recommend Dungloe in general, and this house in particular to anyone interested in visiting Donegal.
Stayed for a weekend it this fabulous house, the views and location are amazing. It is such an idyllic and relaxing part of Ireland. The house was beautiful, very spacious and very clean, loads of room for a family and everything you needed for a relaxing stay, even peat left in for a lovely fire. The owners had thought of everything to provide a nice relaxing stay ... would love to stay again :)
What a fantastic house. Brilliant design in a superb location with beautiful views.
My partner booked this for us after many weeks' research. I didn't have a clue where we were going and I must say I was so delighted when I saw it for the first time, as we approached up the driveway. Looking out over the coastline was spectacular.
However, one major flaw in the whole experience was that the house needed some serious elbow grease inside. Clean bed linen and towels, yes. Removal of previous occupants' fridge contents and general accumulated grime, no. However well meaning the owner was, inviting us to help ourselves to whatever was in the cupboards and fridge was just not appropriate. Several jars and bottles of opened ketchup and the suchlike, well beyond their use by date, was really not acceptable. The oven was dirty, the smell from the hob extractor fan was really bad too. There were crumbs/sand on the dining chair seat backs and on other furniture. We had to sweep away clumps of dust and hair on the bedroom floor. The tiled floors in the kitchen and dining/lounge areas were in need of an intense clean. Television worked when we plugged the right leads in, but the screen was dirty, as was the cabinet it sat on. Bathrooms were functional but wall tiles and cupboards were really grimy. OK, I suppose, to leave part filled aerosol deodorants and soaps but used bottles of mouthwash? I don't think so. Not a good start to our holiday at all. Having said all that, this was probably the best property, location wise and design wise, that we have rented in a while. It could be truly fantastic if it was treated to some serious cleaning and removal of all perishable, personal, opened goods. After every rental.
Fantastic location and a house that has been very well designed . But a few things took the gloss off our stay ;
clear evidence the house had not been properly cleaned - clumps of dust/hair in the bedroom
perishable food past use by date left in the fridge
bathrooms in need of refurbishment - cracked tiles/sealant in a poor state
ancient tv in dining sitting area that didn't work
with some hard work and investment this would be a five star + property
Waking up to such vistas and seeing the sun set over Arranmore Island every evening is just fantastic! We hit the jackpot weather wise, so we enjoyed all the close-by beautiful beaches all the more. The house is great, it's got everything you need and both Mary and Kieran are very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great and quiet stay in gorgeous Donegal!
Just one downside: we had to leave the place again...
Thank you for a wonderful stay at SeaView. What a magic location overlooking the bay to wake up to! We visited Arranmore, climbed Errigal and went south to Ardara and the Slieve League during our holiday. Donegal is simply stunning, the people really friendly and we had a fantastic time. SeaView is spacious and well equipped and provided the perfect base for us - thank you again.
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