Downings Coastguard Cottages self catering holiday homes are adjacent to Rosapenna's splendid championship golf links with commanding views from the site over Sheephaven Bay. Explore Donegal’s rugged North-West and stay at Downings Coastguard Cottages.
Based at Rosapenna, the site of Downings Coastguard 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, children’s playground, and a purpose-built dive centre among its amenities. Downings Coastguard Cottages are Fáilte Ireland Approved and come each with 3 bedrooms. They 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.
Type D Apartment - on the upper level only of a two storey tower (it has ramp access and is all on one level with no stairs)
3 bedroom round stone-faced - Sleeps 6
1 double en-suite bedroom.
1 double bedroom.
1 twin bedroom (2 single beds).
Bathroom (bath & separate shower unit)
Downings Beach (Trabeg) and Tramore beach are both within a mile of the cottages. A couple of miles away lies Trá na Rosann on the famous Atlantic Drive.
Downings is a picturesque fishing port, famous for the production of traditional Donegal tweed. The team at Downings Coastguard Cottages can arrange tee times and preferential green fees at the Rosapenna Golf Resort. Aside from golf, an excellent equestrian centre and a modern leisure centre are nearby.
The peninsulas in this lovely corner of Donegal offer spectacular drives and walks, including the exciting Atlantic Drive which starts in Downings. Medieval Doe Castle, Ards Forest Park and Glenveagh National Park and Castle are only minutes away by car.
In and around Downings
The cottages are 0.7 miles from Downings village where there are a selection of pubs including the Harbour Bar; the Singing Pub; and bars at the Beach Hotel and the Downings Bay Hotel. Many of the above serve food. There is also a convenience store in the village for all those essentials, as well as a McNutt's Coffee House serving home-cooked meals & home-baked delights.
The facilities at the Magherabeg Leisure Centre include a pool, sauna, steam room, and a well-equipped and spacious gym.
Carrigart (2 miles)
The Main Street offers a choice of supermarkets; Galanta Gift Shop selling authentic Irish crafts; a selection of pubs; a café; and a restaurant at the Carrigart Hotel. Just off the main street is a well-kept public park, and the Carrigart Riding Stables which offer horse riding across the sand dunes and strands of the locality.
Carrigart also boasts Donegal’s first purpose-built dive centre, Mevagh Dive Centre. Experience wreck, scenic, or drift dives. Facilities include a shop, changing rooms, lecture room, and provision of all necessary equipment.
Within 30 minutes drive
• Medieval Doe Castle, near Creeslough.
• Fanad Head Lighthouse
• Ards Forest Park, Creeslough.
• Famine Exhibit at the Workhouse, Dunfanaghy.
• Horn Head Drive, Dunfanaghy.
• Beaches at Marble Hill and Killahoey
Within 1 hour drive
• Glenveagh National Park and Castle.
• Ionad Cois Locha (Lakeside Centre), Dunlewy.
• Grianán Aileach, spectacular ring fort located at Burt.Get the full listing »