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Melody Farm: cozy little house on 25 acres, tranquil and relaxing

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Loads of outdoor activities for all ages, the peninsula is surround by the coast on all sides
The front of cottage is a real sun trap. And the outdoor fireplace is great at night
Raspberries grown out the back. Wild billberries (like blue berries) are everywhere in August.
1 of 20Loads of outdoor activities for all ages, the peninsula is surround by the coast on all sides
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Stay and experience the easy-going, friendly, Donegal way of living. Down a long private drive on our own farm with natural bog-land and a river. National Geographic named Donegal #1 place on the planet to visit - ahead of Peru #5, Canada #7, India #9, South Africa #10, New Zealand #11. And they gave Inishowen peninsula the title “the jewel in the Donegal Crown ...a beautiful area ..still feels undiscovered ..squeezes the 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way into a 4.5-mile nutshell” The house itself is cosy, clean and well cared-for and last summer guest rooms were refurbished. It's centrally heated by radiators and also has a fire-place in the living-room. The living-room is relaxing with plenty of seating (sofa, rocking chair). The kitchen is modest with a dining table for 4-5 and plenty of ...Stay and experience the easy-going, friendly, Donegal way of living. Down a long private drive on our own farm with natural bog-land and a river. National Geographic named Donegal #1 place on the planet to visit - ahead of Peru #5, Canada #7, India #9, South Africa #10, New Zealand #11. And they gave Inishowen peninsula the title “the jewel in the Donegal Crown ...a beautiful area ..still feels undiscovered ..squeezes the 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way into a 4.5-mile nutshell” The house itself is cosy, clean and well cared-for and last summer guest rooms were refurbished. It's centrally heated by radiators and also has a fire-place in the living-room. The living-room is relaxing with plenty of seating (sofa, rocking chair). The kitchen is modest with a dining table for 4-5 and plenty of crockery. The utility room leads to the back door and is kitted out for preparing meals. There is a gas hob, an electric oven and a large microwave. There are plenty of pots, pans and oven dishes. We have an under-counter fridge and a washing machine. Your bedrooms are both downstairs. The first has a giant double bed and is at the front of the house. Your second bedroom has a double & a single - handy when there are extra kids along. Extra fold-out beds are on upstairs landing, easy to set up in living room. There are plenty of bedspreads, sheets, pillows and throws. Note: It is a 4 bedroom house but we list it as 2 bedroom because the upstairs rooms are not decorated to guest standard - we keep these for when family are staying. The house has been our family home, and has generations of mementos (old pictures of the great-grandparents, paintings, nick-nacks ...right down to our raincoats and hats!!) dotted here and there ...so the place has a real lived-in feel. We welcome you to immerse yourself in history and atmosphere ...but if you are mostly drawn to minimalist holiday rentals this might not be to your liking. *******2 Options are available******* - a hosted B&B experience or - have the place entirely to yourself as self-catering We spend a lot of time here in the summer, so can offer a hosted B&B experience if you are just passing through. If you prefer, you can opt to have the entire place to yourself it's no problem - just specify when you enquire. During winter months (when we're not staying here) our neighbour puts the heat on a day before you arrive so it's nice and toasty for arrival. The house is cozy and a great place to spend a winter weekend enjoying life's simple pleasures with friends. Or in spring & autumn around the fire-pit outside after dark. The area is a walker's paradise. Boreens or hill walks are plentiful and in winter you've a good chance of catching the Aura Borealis from the coast. There are local websites which indicate the best times to see it. *******Summer 2018 update******* Ronan has built a wood burning pizza oven out the front! It makes the most amazing pizzas in 3 minutes flat! ....after you've light the fire and has it heating 4 hours in advance :)More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We're pretty reasonable individuals, but prefer no pets or smoking inside. Please separate waste into the recycling container provided. Organic waste goes in the second one. On check out please bring both with you and drop off in Carndonagh or Moville where there is a recycling centre open until 4pm each day.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Kevin S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:46%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Is this holiday rental clean?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Lovely rural area, relaxing and tranquil. The only noises are a farmer or a cow off in the distance. Abundant with wildlife: pheasants, hares, 3 cuckoos living nearby. Perfect for walking and exploring. Very safe for children, tucked away from the little local road, down a private drive. Roam freely through the fields and out to our preserved bogland. Guest comments Ester, August 2017: 'Spent a wonderful 5 days walking in the day. A very precious little place with a warm and homely feel ensuring complete relaxation. Very nice people living in the area and very safe. Angela, May 2017: 'This location in Inishowen is a wonderful place to stay for a break, a beautiful home ..if you like dark night sky's this is the place to stay.'
Getting around
Culdaff is a sleepy village with a water pump in the village green, Malin Town won the Tidy Towns Competition and Gleneely village is the nearest but just has 2 pubs: sadly the village store closed recently. Greencastle is an active fishing port that has a little seafood restaurant. The Shrove lighthouse is worth the trip and has a little beach that is postcard perfect. Carndonagh is best for food shopping. It has a big, well-stocked Supervalu with everything you need including a butchers and fishmongers in-store. Lidl is in Buncrana. Take a trip to Doagh Isle Famine Village, Trawbrega Bay, fishing in Bonagee or Malin Heand and Ballyliffin if you love golf.
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