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The Beach House Apartment

(Ref. 919203)

Buncrana, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect spot for a relaxing break."

    Would definitely be using again

    Glad you enjoyed it Stephen and thanks for comment Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Property was very nice and comfortable."

    Right on the seafront and within walking distance of Buncrana. Paula was very helpful and accommodating. Despite there being a restaurant downstairs the place was very quiet. Would definitely recommend

    thank you Oonagh I am glad you enjoyed it and kind of you to take the time to recommend it Brendan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Oonagh4.7Jul 2023

  • "My family and I absolutely loved our stay at the Beach House Apartment!"

    The location is superb. The apartment is literally on the beach. The views of the water are amazing. Every window of the apartment has outstanding views. The apartment is also furnished to a very high standard and has everything you could need for your stay. There is plenty of parking outside. The apartment is in an ideal location to explore Donegal. Buncrana itself has plenty of bars, restaurants, shops. There is even a play park a short distance from the apartment which my kids loved. I would highly recommend this apartment and hope to be able to go back and stay there again.

    Thank you very much Louise for that great recommendation. I am delighted. you enjoyed the place as much as I do. Best wishes Brendan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was a very comfortable and clean apartment, and just what we wanted."

    It was well equipped for our needs, without any unnecessary extras. The only point to raise is that there needed a bit more clarity about where the refuse bins were, but this was a very minor issue. It certainly didn't affect our enjoyment of our stay, or our expectations, which were just what we've come to rely on with Sykes Cottages. We will be recommending it without a doubt! Thank you.

    Will sort the rubbish bins issue Chris. Thank you for the feedback and I agree. Sykes give a great service to us as well as you. Thank you very much Brendan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2023

  • "Went on the Loch Swilly ferry and saw a pod of dolphins."

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2021

  • "You said on your site that there is no Wi-Fi when actually there is Wi-Fi only when you read the welcome pack do you see this."

    Could put someone off from booking direct off your website.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Sep 2020

  • "We were very impressed with the Beach house appartment, it was just as listed, very comfortable and well kitted out"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2020

  • "The beach house apartment is in an amazing location overlooking the Lough with beautiful sunsets to watch from the balcony and the beach just below."

    It is very comfortable, clean and well equipped, with everything you need to self-cater. We had a memorable time staying here.

    Reviewed by Debby5.0Aug 2020

  • "I spend a week in this apartment with my husband and two children age 5 and 7."

    First impressions were that it was nicer than the photos. Comfortable beds, twin room beds were great, one bed was a futon which I was delighted with as I was worried my 5 year old would fall out of the bed! No upstairs toilet but that didn't bother us. Paula was very helpful, we didn't meet her but she was at the end of the phone and was quick to reply to texts. We had an enjoyable week travelling around Inishowen, and fanad peninsula.

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great location with fabulous views."

    The entrance and common area of the Apartments was very dirty and not cleaned up until nearly the end of our vacation

    Reviewed by Patrick4.1Jul 2019

  • "The peace and the people so friendly pure heaven will return again next year a ..."

    The peace and the people so friendly pure heaven will return again next year a nice place for family to spend time away together

    Reviewed by Carmel4.4Jun 2019

  • "I have been holidaying at the Beach Apartment for four years and love the setting so much."

    As a hiker it is a dream location. However the recently opened restaurant next door is proving to be a problem, mainly because it is open all day until late. This means ( understandably) people wish to walk along the beach after their meal.As such there is quite a volume of people using what had been almost a quiet and dare I say it private beach.This occurred at xmas, so although I will book again for the Spring,I am concerned it will be more populated and therefore noisier. Time will tell.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Dec 2018

  • "Paula, our contact for the duration of our stay, could not have been more helpful in organising the keys, apartment etc for us."

    We had a great time and loved the location and atmosphere of the apartment. All of our needs were catered for, a stair gate was even provided as we have two small children, this was not something we had thought of and were delighted to see. Thank you for making our stay such a happy and memorable one

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Oct 2018

  • "The bed come sofa in the apartment living room was the most uncomfortable sofa I have ever sat on, points out of ten 0 the bed was very hard so I had to sleep in other bedroom,the toilet was downstairs."

    at my age you pee 4 times a night not great, on the plus side the view from apartment was amazing, points out of ten 12 and the people everywhere where lovely and friendly, on another plus the indian restaurant in the high street cook the best curry I have ever had, points out of ten 20

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Sep 2018

  • "The apartment is absolutely stunning and exceeded our expectations."

    The location is second to none with the views from the balcony being the best we have ever experienced. The apartment is cosy and quite "quirky", which we really like. Very comfortable main bedroom and it was fantastic to hear the waves at night. We had pretty good weather during our stay but even if the weather is poor, just sitting reading a book, while looking out to sea, is so relaxing and therapeutic. We loved it so much, we are going back next year for 2 weeks!

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2018

  • "It was a fabulous place, location & break."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2018

  • "Unexpected wonderful apartment."

    Paula, the apartment responsable, helpful and very nice. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Maria Concepcion5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a great holiday in Ireland with 3 different locations from Sykes Holidays."

    Next holiday again to Ireland with Sykes!

    Reviewed by Adriaan4.0Jun 2017

  • "This is the perfect apartment for a holiday in Buncrana, County Donegal."

    It's location on Lough Swilly Bay is perfect with fantastic views over the Lough and we enjoyed amazing sunsets from the balcony. The apartment is really spacious and well equipped with all you need for self catering. It's location is perfect for local beaches and or exploring County Donegal. Paula who looks after the apartment was really friendly and helpful meeting us at the apartment on arrival and showing us the workings of the property. We highlight recommend this apartment and will probably book it again ourselves.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2017

  • "All was very smooth and enjoyable- stunning location"

    Reviewed by Mulligan4.8Apr 2017

  • "The Flat was excellent, communications with the caretaker good, quick check in to property, cannot fault it."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Oct 2016

  • "The location of the property is excellent and the caretaker Paula was very welcoming and helpful."

    The only quibble we had was the lack of anywhere to hang or store clothes. There are no wardrobes or drawers in the bedrooms! A simple clothes rail would have made all the difference. However overall we loved our holiday in Buncrana.

    Reviewed by Anne4.6Aug 2016

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  • Over third and fourth floors
  • Two fourth floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Third floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Third floor kitchen with dining area
  • Third floor sitting room.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), WiFi, TV with UK channels only, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free, ample off road parking in car park at rear of property, plus free car park to front
  • Balcony with two chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Restaurant within apartment block
  • Beach 1 min walk
  • Note: Property accessed via internal stairs; there's no lift.

The property

This modern duplex apartment, settled beside the beach, on the edge of Buncrana, County Donegal, offers breathtaking sea views across Lough Swilly and the Fanad Peninsula.

Set over the third and fourth floors, this is an ideal destination for couples seeking a romantic Donegal break, or for families wishing to stay beside the sea.

As you step inside, you'll find a contemporary fitted kitchen with dining area and a door to the balcony, from where you can watch the changing views of the sea as the sun sets across the bay over the Fanad Mountains.

The spacious sitting room exudes style and has been tastefully decorated by the owner to offer comfort and quality during your stay.

There are two bright bedrooms on the fourth floor where you’ll be sure to enjoy one of the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had!

The sandy beach lies literally beneath the apartment, so why not take a stroll, bright and early before breakfast, and watch as the fishermen land their daily catch on the pier? There is also a spectacular shoreside walk, starting at the apartment and stretching for three to four miles depending on the tides, plus the changing skyscape on The Lake of Shadows (the nickname for the bay of Lough Swilly) is a treat for the photographer.

The thriving town is vibrant and bursting with Donegal charm, with a wonderful selection of shops, pubs and cafes, as well as restaurants offering delicious local cuisine.

Buncrana also boasts a playground, golf club, leisure centre and superb coastal walks, making it an ideal spot for all ages.

The peninsula of Inishowen is home to charming seaside towns and villages such as Greencastle, Ballyliffin and Fahan, and is cradled by sweeping sandy beaches.

Watersports such as kayaking, diving and deep sea fishing are also popular choices in this serene area of Northwest Ireland.

An excellent choice for your Donegal break!

About the location


Londonderry 16 miles; Letterkenny 25 miles.

With its sandy beaches and unspoilt scenery, Buncrana is one of Ireland’s most beautiful coastal destinations. The town offers a wide variety of activities and attractions, and with a rich passion for the Arts, and being renowned for its vibrant, artistic heritage, there are many art studios and traditional craft workshops to visit where you can pick up a piece of local design and craftsmanship as a reminder of your Irish holiday. The fantastic beaches scattered along the coastline are big attractions for families and they also cater for watersports enthusiasts with many water-based sports on offer. If you fancy exploring further afield, make the trip to the Doagh Visitor Centre where you can dive into traditional living and explore some of Ireland’s earliest dwellings, including sod and turf houses, and even sample some of the local food and herbal remedies from ancient times! Alternatively, travel to Glenveagh National Park where you'll be met with 16,000 acres of stunning scenery and great walking opportunities.