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5 Harbour View

(Ref. 1066790)

Fahan near Buncrana, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice house we enjoyed staying there."

    Also very nice town. There's activities to do if you arrive with kids.

    Reviewed by Simona4.7Dec 2023

  • "We loved the house and the view was amazing."

    We would definitely rent again. Did I mention that view?! The beds were comfy and the space was great. We enjoyed the kitchen and felt lucky to enjoy the picnic table outside. The weather was perfect. Liked having the washer and dryer available too. We had to call Sinead for help w the heat and she got us sorted right away. Some constructive comments: The house looked like it hadn't had guests for awhile. The house was clean but there was bug debris in window sills, corners and along woodwork. Not a big deal - we understand but it probably should have had a look around before we arrived. The hot water in the master bath was a bit hard for us to figure out and we made due but the water pressure was terrible. We ended up showering in the other bathrooms. You might take a look at that. Thanks for sharing your lovely house!

    Reviewed by Collette4.4Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful property and spotlessly clean!"

    If I had any suggestions at all, it would be perhaps more seating as we could not all sit down together in the evening. However this would not prevent me from staying here again. The views were to die for, photos do not do it justice :)

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything was great."

    There were items left in cupboards and freezer by previous guests. The house was very large and big enough to accommodate all our family. Very nice

    Reviewed by Nancy3.8Sep 2023

  • "This was our second time to stay in Fahan and our first in 5 Harbour View."

    The house did not disappoint - comfortable, airy, spacious and clean with the most fantastic views over Lough Swilly. Our host Sinéad was so helpful and attentive, and she was happy to help with anything we needed. The house is well positioned within easy driving distance of the most spectacular scenic views and attractions including Fanad Lighthouse, Glenveagh National Park and Dunree Fort. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in nearby Buncrana, less then ten minutes drive away. Highly recommended and we look forward to returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2023

  • "Property was absolutely beautiful and perfect for our family getaway."

    Water pressure in the showers was a bit poor though. However, when we had the issue with the leak in the utility, Sinead was very calm, kind and professional.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was huge and a great size for two families."

    Lots of space for adults and kids. The location was breathtaking and even the position at the top of the hill wasn't a problem (we got good exercise!). The nearby Railway Tavern was great. Highly recommend it for dinner. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. The kitchen had most things needed to cater for a large party (maybe a wok or larger frying pan would be great). A few of bits of feedback: 1) The tumble dryer heater didn't work so nothing got dry. This meant we had to put the heating on to dry clothes on the radiators. 2) The showers in the two ensuite bathrooms were poor. The one in the biggest bedroom was just a dribble. Luckily there was a 3rd bathroom we could use 3) The dining room table wasn't big enough to comfortably fit 8 people around it (even 4 of them children) so we couldn't eat together, which was a shame. I think this would really irritate guests with more than 8 adults. Clearly, the house is large enough to cater for big parties but some of the facilities are not, so it would be helpful to feed this back. None of these things stopped us having a wonderful time but if they were resolved I would have given 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Katie4.1Jul 2023

  • "House was on a very steep slope with several hairpin bends."

    It offers wonderful views from every window. Unfortunately for a large house the kitchen was sparsely provided for cooking family meals and the oven wasn’t clean. Overall it was an enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2023

  • "The property is very gorgeous, well kept and very clean."

    We had the most fantastic time with my family. The only problem is the ensuite showers, there no water pressure at all. There was no floor mats on the kitchen floor and it would be nice to have a fruit basket in the property. Otherwise our stay was great.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic weekend at your home."

    Views were stunning and weather made the weekend. A couple of pointers that we think could be beneficial to other holiday makers: The house is equipped to cater for a large amount of people, given its the holiday season,. and the weather being so good, there was only 1 picnic bench for people to sit. (Albeit, I had messaged prior to arriving to ask the question, we were able to bring our own seats) The cutlery drawer was full of crumbs and had to be cleaned out prior to use. The oven and grill took forever to heat up. We were only cooking bacon. All in all, a fantastic location and a brilliant weekend. Thanks

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8Jun 2023

  • "The view was beautiful and the property was very clean."

    However the point of contact we had was unfriendly and not entirely helpful. It states there is underfloor heating in the property but this is not the case. The kitchen was not well equipped and we had to go out to buy utensils, some of which we left there for future guests. The water pressure in the en-suites was pathetic, we ended up having to use the main bathroom/downstairs shower room. Also the sink in one of the en-suites appeared to be blocked meaning my grandparents couldn't use the facilities in their room either. Ordinarily we wouldn't complain but there were too many inaccuracies/inadequacies for us to overlook it. We wouldn't stay here again and wouldn't be able to recommend it.

    I am disappointed to read your feedback. I was not aware that you had bought utensils nor that any was needed, I would have sorted that instantly. I had emailed all the information on the house to you and then had correspondence regarding the heating that night which I explained how to use again, I received your messages re a dog that you thought was stray but you didn’t take into the house re the pet policy - with smiles and funny emojis so I assumed all was well when I responded. There are four bathrooms yet had I been aware of the sink in one I would have had a plumber on site. Your message to me was “The place is stunning and so clean, so a massive thank you for this” I look after a number of properties, and this is the first time I have been called unfriendly – disappointing when you are only made aware of it in a review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bethan3.1Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic property in superb location with the only blemish being the showers as there was hardly any water."

    Also furniture protectors for chairs would be beneficial as they make such a noise when moved. Other than that facilities were what you would expect and the beds were comfortable.

    Reviewed by Max4.1Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property in beautiful elevated position."

    Very spacious. Would visit again

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Jul 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x family room with king-size and single with TV, balcony and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x family room with king-size and single with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating and 2 x open fires
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front lawned garden and balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 0.9 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: There are a number of steps throughout the ground floor that may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility, please take care
  • Note: This property is positioned at the top of a steep hill so a car is recommended
  • Please note: This property does not allow any stag, hen or similar parties of any type as it is in a residential area, If there is any disruption to neighbours caused by parties you may be asked to leave

The property

Buncrana 3.9 miles.

Idyllically positioned in a desirable area atop Gollan Hill, on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Fahan, in County Donegal, rests this remarkable four-bedroom holiday home, 5 Harbour View.

Boasting a contemporary interior and framing spectacular sea and mountain views, 5 Harbour View makes an excellent base for a group celebration to Ireland.

A spacious driveway greets you at the foot of this elegant black and white holiday home, making unloading your belongings an easy task whilst allowing the opportunity to explore your wider surroundings at your leisure.

Stepping inside, remove your coats and shoes following a lengthy journey and delight at the underfloor heating warming your toes as you follow the stunning porcelain tiles through to the sitting room, where you can look forward to snuggling up in front of the open fire to enjoy a movie marathon with your loved ones of an evening.

Moving through the property, discover the spacious kitchen, flooded with natural light bellowing into the room through the floor-to-ceiling windows and fit with a range of fabulous conveniences sure to entice any budding chef to rustle up a plethora of culinary delights throughout your stay.

Choose between spending some quality time together with your better half as you dine over candlelight at the breakfast bar or gather together with your loved ones in the adjoining dining room; a lovely spot to enjoy a game of cards with a spectacular view, whatever the weather.

In the summer months, carry the conversation outdoors with a sociable seat on the balcony, where you relish your tranquil location as the fresh sea air breezes past with a crisp glass of wine in hand.

When day draws to night, retreat indoors and unwind before bed with a blissful soak amongst the bubbles in the elegant family bathroom, or make use of the spacious walk-in shower to dust off any sandy toes.

Settled on the first floor you'll find four fabulously-presented bedrooms, two family rooms, each with a king-size and single bed and access to their very own en-suite, perfect for beating those morning queues, alongside two sumptuous king-size bedrooms.

In the morning, enjoy a leisurely wake-up before packing the essentials and heading to the glorious sands of Lisfannon Beach, where you can spend a lazy day lounging with a good book in hand, paddle the shores of the tranquil waters, or even watch the breath-taking sunset across the horizon in the late evening.

The nearby restaurant, The Railway Tavern offers the perfect spot for an indulgent meal and a spot of live entertainment at the end of fun-filled day, whilst The Red Door Country House is ideal for those wishing to dine whilst soaking up the most superb views of this picture-perfect area.

Journey north along the coast and visit the coastal town of Buncrana, where you'll find a host of local amenities to assist with your self-catering needs, as well as the well-kept course at Buncrana Golf Club and the peaceful gardens of Amazing Grace Park, offering a truly lovely spot to enjoy a stroll.

Further afield you'll find Derry, famed for its gated walls dating back to the 17th century, whilst Letterkenny offers fun for all of the family to enjoy, with the Tropical World zoo, Arena 7 Entertainment Complex and the go karts, foot golf and zip-wire at Letterkenny Activity Centre.

Make memories that will last a lifetime with a stay at 5 Harbour View.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1066983, together sleeping up to 20 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €450.

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.

Please note: This property does not allow any stag, hen or similar parties of any type as it is in a residential area. If there is any disruption to neighbours caused by parties you may be asked to leave.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas