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Independent Scholar or Retired Academic

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Fresh air and time to think

County Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
Rates from EUR €1850 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From April 13, 2024 until July 13, 2024
Additional Dates:
From August 3, 2024


This is our second home where we have enjoyed family holidays all year round for the last fifty years. We enjoy this quiet, unspoilt,area where we have now made so many friends over these years. There is NO traffic only the sound of the sea. The house is warm and comfortable with an open fire burning coal or turf. It is easily maintained with maple floors and is simply furnished with tweeds in keeping with the ethos of Donegal and its sustainable woollen industry providing significant employment in the area. Built in wardrobes ia all bedrooms provide ample storage space. With our own business in Interior Design the furnishings and fittings are colourful and comfortable. Established now over fifty years there is an extensive reference library covering local history, Irish history, fish and fishing, Irish birds, Irish wild flowers and butterflies. From the living room window up to eleven species of seabird can be identified The area is quiet, unspoilt with NO traffic noise. We enjoy an island's coastal climate occasionally experiencing up to four seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter in one day. Educated to degree level in Agriculture we have established a colourful seaside garden with a now long established wildflower meadow. The environment is clean and healthy. Activities include walking on numerous, traffic free, small roads with grass growing down the centre. Kilcar, the neighbouring village a twenty minute walk away, boasts a flourishing walking club. Cycling is popular although Donegal's attractive mountainous terrain might explain the popularity of electric bikes. People swim all year round with a safe beach a five minute walk away from our house. Shore fishing, boat fishing and game fishing is all around you. We enjoy the vibrant local community with a well established fully staffed community centre with excellent IT facilities. There is a strong parish council with active local involvement and a community garden now in its tenth year and flourishing. The interesting visitor centre at Glencolumbcille, thirty minutes away by car, attracts writers, artists and potters and as we are located in the 'Gaeltacht' ( Irish speaking ) area students come to learn the Irish language




1,499 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From April 13, 2024 until July 13, 2024

Additional Dates

From August 3, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Flexible by arrangement


House in County Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland

Closest University

Queen's University Belfast

Nearby Universities
University of Galway

Nearest village Kilcar 4kms or a lovely 20 minute walk

Nearby Cities


Comments: Quiet - no traffic. Fabulous view of mountains and sea. Warm and comfortable with underfloor heating. Friendly, helpful community. Garden. Beach - safe swimming all year round. Traffic free small roads for walking and enjoying fresh air.

Explore the Area


  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from EUR €1850 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: 25% of monthly rate as deposit to secure booking. Electricity for heating and cooking is metered and charged at cost. All linens and towels supplied free of charge. Coal and turf is supplied initially and replaced as used. Damage deposit Euro 500.


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: We, the owners, want to greet all our visitors personally to help you to settle in and to say goodbye. Because the property is beside the sea it is suitable for kids under supervision

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with plants or garden

Colourful garden with some tubs may require watering. Wild flower meadow looks after itself.

Comments: General maintenance can be discussed







Cable or Satellite



Dedicated Parking


Temperature Control










Art Studio

Comments: Cleaning service by arrangement. Rubbish disposal. Fresh fish available. Activities include Hill walking, bird watching up to 10 species of sea bird, wild flowers and Kilcar community garden. We will try to make your stay comfortable and useful


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Listing Owner

Member Since 2023

Trust Score (2)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic

Listing Owner

Member Since 2023

Trust Score (2)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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