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10, The Gardens, Croaghross

44 reviews
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
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Hi, Please take a look at our beautiful house and its stunning surrounding area. It is very special to us and our two girls and we are sure that you will come to love it also. The web settings don't allow us to select properly - but the house can sleep 7 in three bedrooms. There are two double rooms and one room with double and single bed. Our home has been built with a strong traditional theme in mind. We used natural building products where possible and also employed some features that would have been used in days gone by. Coupled with up-to-date plumbing, electrical and insulation techniques, this home is as comfortable as it is beautiful. We are one of fourteen in a cluster managed as a whole to ensure that the area remains neat and tidy. The house has been built with efficien...Hi, Please take a look at our beautiful house and its stunning surrounding area. It is very special to us and our two girls and we are sure that you will come to love it also. The web settings don't allow us to select properly - but the house can sleep 7 in three bedrooms. There are two double rooms and one room with double and single bed. Our home has been built with a strong traditional theme in mind. We used natural building products where possible and also employed some features that would have been used in days gone by. Coupled with up-to-date plumbing, electrical and insulation techniques, this home is as comfortable as it is beautiful. We are one of fourteen in a cluster managed as a whole to ensure that the area remains neat and tidy. The house has been built with efficient energy saving features in mind. All houses feed off a central gas tank, the wastewater is treated to the strictest environmental standards and there are recycling bins within walking distance. *Our house has been awarded 4-star by the Irish Government's official body. We are audited on an annual basis. The Site Our traditional-style holiday home has been built within the wall of the vegetable and fruit gardens that belonged to the Portsalon Hotel, which was situated nearby. These walls were kept as near to the originals as possible. A gate protects the site. This offers the occupier a sense of security and being in touch with the past history of the area. The site occupies a beautiful elevated aspect overlooking the sea and is adjacent to the beach and a short walk from the golf course. Activities Within walking distance... If you are looking for somewhere to come for a care free quiet holiday, this is the place. Our house is comfortable and warm. There is a pub and restaurant exactly 137 steps from door of house to door of pub. It was awarded the Egon Roney Award in 1995 and will serve you an excellent pint of Guinness by a peat fire, get you your bread and milk and send you on your way with the best fish and chips in the North West. No worries about who is going to cook or drive home. There are two more shops in Portsalon, where you can get just about anything you might need for a couple of weeks holiday. There are another two restaurants and two pubs in Portsalon. Portsalon Beach was voted by the British newspaper 'The Observer' as being the second most beautiful beach in the world. The beach and pier are no more than two minutes walk away. The beach is two miles long, has beautiful white sand and is mostly empty by normal standards. Ballymastocker Bay is within Lough Swilly and protected by Knockalla Mountain so the beach is protected from the worst of the Atlantic weather. It is great for walking and exercise. Portsalon Golf Club is 500 yards away. The golf course is an 18 hole par 69 links course, and has been around since 1891. It is one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland, is beautifully designed in the true tradition of the 'out and in' links course. It is open to non-member but does not offer club hire. It is well worth bringing your own clubs. Even if you do not play the game, the course runs along the edge of the beach and offers a lovely walk with fantastic views. Who are we? We are Susan (from Armagh) and Gerry (from Belfast). We are not using the house at the moment as we are currently working in Africa. Gerry is helping to develop fish farming in rural areas. Susan is a physiotherapist, overwhelmed with patients, but also encouraging foreign physios to visit and share their specialist knowledge with local professional associations. If you hit the contacts button – you will get in touch with my mum who is looking after the house and its bookings for us – thanks Mum! Enjoy, and don't forget to leave your comments . Susan & Gerry *We are audited by the Tourism Standards Assessments Ltd - the Authorised service provider to Fáilte Ireland. Failte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland responsible to the Government Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism. Last assessment 23 Feb 2012 ref 123974 by Ann Marie Blake http://www.discoverireland.ie/Where-To-Stay/the-garden/57646 More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
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Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic week in Portsalon. Kids loved the beach and as the sun was shinning the whole week , kids loved every minute of it 👍 Perfect location and everything you could possibly need in the house . Can’t wait to get back already 🍀

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank maureenroberts59
itsafishybusiness, VR Owner at 10, The Gardens, Croaghross, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Maureen Thanks for your review Delighted to hear that you and your family had such an enjoyable holiday and that everything you needed was there at the house We look forward to you staying again

Reviewed 20 November 2018

A great holiday home and perfectly situated. Well appointed but could do with a bit of modernisation and perhaps some king size beds

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank craigbS1133HW
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Fantastic house and a 2 minute walk to one of Ireland’s most stunning beaches! Handy little take away a few minutes from house which added to the comfort.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Jayne S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

What can I say...we stayed here for four nights midweek and loved it, the house the views absolutely brill. Can’t wait to get back to stay here. There was just two of us but you could easily sleep ten, everything you needed was here and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank c0llyl
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This is a very well appointed, ideally situated house. Beside the beach and golf course with stunning views. And 1 minute from a gem of a pub and a really lovely restaurant. We loved our 6 days here and would highly recommend this house.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank 257tigerk
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Additional amenities & feature info
* Quality pine flooring to hallway, living/dining, master bedroom and all upstairs accommodation with varnish finish * Tiling to include porch / kitchen / utility and en-suite floors and part kitchen / utility / en-suite / bathroom and WC wall tiling * Upstairs bathroom, downstairs WC and en-suite all fitted with quality cottage-style white sanitary ware * New pitch pine quarter panel internal doors with cottage style door furniture * Substantially fitted kitchen with a solid wood doors, ample high and low level units, hob oven, dishwasher and extractor fan * Cottage-style pine staircase * Feature fire place including cast iron stove * Gas central heating Living Room Sliding French-windows with patio, outdoors furniture and wonderful sea view. Armchair, small and large sofa. Set of coffee tables. TV and CD stereo. Kitchen Large, fully fitted with quality units and dining table & chairs. Dishwasher, refrigerator, chest freezer. Gas hob, electric oven and grill. Microwave, kettle and toaster. Complete with plenty of cutlery, crockery, glassware and cookware. Bedrooms Ground floor, double bed and en-suite (shower & toilet). Upstairs, double and single bed and sea-views. Upstairs, double bed. Bathroom & Toilet Facilities Ground floor en-suite toilet and power-shower. Ground floor toilet and wash hand basin. Upstairs toilet and bath/shower unit. Bedding and towels are provided. Utility Room Washing machine and tumble dryer. Sink and cupboards. Clothesline. Other Appliances Radio alarm clocks in each bedroom. Vacuum cleaner. Hair dryer.
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About the neighbourhood
Portsalon is a typically peaceful Irish fishing village bounded to the east by hills of the Inishowen peninsula, and to the west by Knockallagh Mountain (1200ft). It is on the western shores of Lough Swilly in beautiful north Donegal. An area of immense natural beauty the village possesses a superb blue flag sandy beach, which stretches for 2 miles and a picturesque little harbour, and which looks across at the Dunree Hills, backed by the Uriss Hills. It is an area of some historical importance situated as it is in the Fanad district, the ancient territory of the Mac Swiney's. In 1917 the bullion-laden ship Laurentic, was sunk off the coast by a submarine, and amongst the salvage the ship's bell was recovered and can still be seen in Portsalon Church. To the north of the harbour there ar...
How to get there
From Letterkenny, County Donegal: Take R245 northwards through Ramelton to Milford. Take R246, which turns left in Kerrykeel, to Portsalon (turning right at the Ardglass Inn crossroads just before Portsalon). Drive the short distance through Portsalon and turn right at the sign for 'Sarah's Restaurant'. The cottage is in the No 10 of development on the left.
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