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Description: Downings Coastguard Cottages are set within Rosapenna's splendid championship golf links with commanding views over Sheephaven Bay. Based at Rosapenna, the site of the cottages overlooks the small

Downings Coastguard Cottages are set within Rosapenna's splendid championship golf links with commanding views over Sheephaven Bay. Based at Rosapenna, the site of the cottages overlooks the small traditional fishing village of Downings, well-known for the production of Donegal tweed. Carrigart, just over a mile away, is a picturesque village with a pretty park and a purpose-built dive centre among its amenities. Our 4 star Fáilte Ireland Approved cottages, each with 3 bedrooms, offer an ideal base for exploring Donegal's rugged North-West with Medieval Doe Castle, Ards Forest Park, and Glenveagh National Park and Castle only minutes away by car. Within a mile lies Downings Beach which is safe and is a base for sailing and windsurfing courses during July and August. Meanwhile Tramore Beach is a walker's paradise sweeping around the bay for miles. Nearby, walk, cycle, or drive the stunning Atlantic Drive; go horse-riding across the strand at Mulroy Bay; or enjoy a swim at the modern Magherabeg Leisure Centre in Downings. For the golfing enthusiast, let the team at Downings Coastguard Cottages look after tee times and green fees for you at either Rosapenna's classic Old Tom Morris golf links, or Sandy Hills, a challenging modern golf links also part of the Rosapenna Golf Resort.

By car one should take the national route for Letterkenny. From here one should travel on the N56 until taking a right turn signposted Carrigart / Downings (R245). Continue on this route until the left turn for Rosapenna / Downings (R248). More detailed directions are provided on confirmation of booking. The nearest Bus Éireann bus station is at Letterkenny. This is about a 40 minute drive from the cottages, or circa 22 miles. Private bus services from the Dublin and Galway routes stop at Creeslough, a village about a 15 minute drive from the cottages, or circa 8 miles. Bus services from Glasgow and Belfast also stop here. · Dublin - Donegal: · Galway - Donegal: There are no railway lines in County Donegal. Therefore the nearest train station is at Derry (also known as Londonderry) which is about an hour and a half to drive from the cottages, or circa 45 miles. There are 2 regional airports serving the North West. Both have daily services to and from Dublin. Donegal Airport is circa 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive from the cottages / 40 miles. Derry Airport is just over 1 hour and a half to drive from the cottages / 52 miles. The nearest port is at Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Port of Larne is about 3 hours from the cottages / 120 miles.

Unique to our Type A cottage is a lockable utility room accessible from outside the gable-end of each cottage. As well as housing a washer-dryer, sink, and worktop area, this offers a secure place to store wetsuits, water sports equipment, and golf clubs.

Each Type A cottage has 3 bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms, and a twin bedroom (2 single beds). A fully-tiled shower/toilet (no bath) serves the double and twin bedroom, while the double master bedroom has a shower/toilet en-suite. Cots can be provided for either of the spacious double bedrooms, if required.A comfortable living room/lounge greets you inside the front door, off which is a beautifully fitted modern kitchen designed to make light work of food preparation. A breakfast bar with high stools complements the kitchen. With an electric heater in the lounge for those slightly chilly evenings and full oil-fired central heating for unseasonable or winter season cold snaps, the cottages are snug and cosy year-round. The living room has a 21 inch TV, DVD player, stone fireplace (open fire not available) and electric heater, while the adjoining conservatory/dining-room enjoys commanding views over Sheephaven Bay. The kitchen is fully equipped with a four-ring electric cooker with grill, oven and extractor fan; dishwasher; refrigerator; microwave oven; toaster; and electric kettle. All utensils, crockery, and cutlery are also provided.






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