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Step back in time and get away from it all in an original thatched Irish Cottage, located at the foot of the Gap of Mamore overlooking Leenan Bay beside the “Inishowen 100”, with shops, hotels, restaurants and licensed premises nearby.
Located eight miles north of Buncrana, the Gap of Mamore passes between the Urris Hills at 800 feet above sea level, offering spectacular views of the Inishowen Peninsula and it's beautiful sandy beaches.
There is a choice of four beautiful original 'Donegal Style' thatched cottages. Originally built 150 years ago: they are all similar in style and appearance, and your choice will be determined by the size of your family or group.
Each Cottage has been carefully restored and is fully heated with all mod cons. Features such as thatched bog oak roof, open turf fire, flagged stone floor and old pine furniture create a timeless atmosphere. Each cottage is named after the last owner/tenant who occupied it - Mary's Cottage, Kate's Cottage, Mickey's Cottage, Seoirse's Cottage and Willie Dan's.
Each cottage has a shower room, main living room area with open fire (turf supplied), fitted kitchen with electric/gas cooker, microwave, fridge, dining table and chairs.Cot and highchairs are available on request. Mamore Cottages have a communal washing machine and dryer, with an outside clothesline, iron and ironing board. Bed linen and towels are provided, the cottages have central heating and all come with patio furniture for you to enjoy.
Ballyliffen is home to 4 hotels, a world renowned Golf Course and is located 7 km from the cottages. Ballyliffin Golf Club, Ireland's leading links complex, boasts two Championship Links Courses - The Old Links and Glashedy Links. Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal is Ireland's most northerly golf club.
For hill walkers, the cottages are a good starting point to explore the Urris Hills, if one walk must be chosen in all Inishowen”, this is it. The 'Seven Peakes Walk' in the Urris Hills is said to be one of the finest walks in Ireland.
Visit the Glenevin Waterfall near Clonmany, a short walk from the road, along a well sign-posted safe path with picnic areas and foot bridges criss-crossing the babbling stream along the way.