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Ocean Sail House

(Ref. 1003167)

Termon near Dungloe, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Being pet friendly it would be really ideal if an area of the garden could be fenced in to allow the pets some freedom outside."

    Reviewed by Rory4.7May 2024

  • "We stayed for just six nights , but would have loved to stay longer."

    The house was perfect, clean, comfortable, with everything we could possibly need. The scenery is breathtaking, you really are overwhelmed by the beauty of the west coast. Amazing walks nearby. The Strand Bar was just a 20 minute walk away and was the perfect place to finish a long walk. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Darrell5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely brilliant house in an unbelievable location."

    Had a great week here, would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great house in beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2024

  • "A fabulous house in a beautiful location."

    So many extra special touches made this one of the best houses we’d ever stayed in. Irene was a great host. Lots of lovely walks straight from the door for young and old alike to enjoy. Even braved an October dip in the sea. And to top it all…great craic in The Strand Bar.

    Reviewed by Orla5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent rental property."

    easily the best equipped kitchen we have ever had. fantastic views. easy access to all Donegal has to offer lovely remote local pub that was an easy 10 minute walk.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this lovely house, views are stunning and house equipped with everything we needed, just lovely"

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Jul 2023

  • "The house is beautiful and the views from it are spectacular."

    There is every utensil in the kitchen to cook from home. The house is a 5 minute walk to a beautiful, clean beach and another 5 minutes to the little village pub which is an absolute must to visit. Irene, who looks after the house, is super helpful, nothing is too much bother for her and is at the end of the phone for anything. I’d go back in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2023

  • "Well appointed with fabulous views."

    Local pub very friendly and central to all things Donegal

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0May 2023

  • "We had a one week stay in the Ocean Sail House and everything was great."

    The house itself, the stunning ocean view from combined kitchen / living- / dining room and the handling of all organisational matters with the housekeeper Irene. We enjoyed every minute and hope to come back one day.

    Reviewed by Ulrich Erwin5.0May 2023

  • "Maghery is a beautiful part of Ireland the views of the sea are spectacular."

    We were disappointed we stayed in February the underfloor heating did not function leaving a family of 5 living in one room. Anyone staying in the winter months needs to confirm prior to setting off the heating is working turned on and has been on for at least a week prior to arrival to let the house come to a living temperature.

    Hi Lucinda I am sorry this has happened during your stay you arrived on Sunday and the plumber was out on Monday unfortunately you did not contact Irene the whole week you were there to say the heating had not come on. If you had the plumber would have been out straight away to resolve the issue. We encourage all our guests to contact Irene if there are any issues with the house etc We cannot resolve any issues if you fail to report them to our housekeeper it is very unfortunate you did not contact Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucinda2.5Feb 2023

  • "Amazing place, beautiful house very nice people."

    This is my second Christmas with this place and I'm very happy. I can 100% recommend it this place.

    Reviewed by Sylwester5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great house."

    Well layed out and comfortable house and the facilities provided excellent. Will hopefully return next year

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really loved the house, facilties and of course the views."

    The house was to a very high standard and the owners were only a msg away if needed. I would recommend this property and location to anyone and hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous property."

    Very modern and comfortable. Spacious and everything you need. View amazing and location to village pub and community centre with cafe and beach brilliant. Irene very helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house feels like home the moment you enter."

    The views are amazing and the house as every amenity conceivable. We will be back

    Reviewed by Sebastian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very modern house in beautiful location."

    4mies from dungloe and all pubs and restaurants. Very quiet with only sound of the waves crashing on shore. Picnic table on deck is a great new addition from last year,but needs a parasol for sunny days. All in all agreat place to unwind and relax.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in this gorgeous family home."

    Irene was always available and was incredibly helpful in suggesting places to eat/ places to go etc. The house was immaculately clean and a new suite of furniture arrived during our stay. Would love to go back with our grandchildren The beach is a short walk away, not as close as I thought from the pics on the website but the views from the house are breathtaking.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our weeklong stay at the Sail House."

    Our only criticism probably relates to it being early in the season. However, the house lacked quality cooking pans and several things were not functional (the TV upstairs and the lamp in the downstairs living area). That said, we are likely to return to Sail House in the future.

    Reviewed by Courtney4.4May 2022

  • "We chose location of house to sea, amazing pictures on page and we were so disappointed at the cleanliness, broken utensils, ripped and tatty furniture."

    The house could do with a makeover at the price they charged, even the garden was unusable, we didn't use lounge upstairs due to remote missing (owner left note in book reference this). Cows with calfs freely grazing in garden. Tried to call Irene but wouldn't connect. A great shame for my family

    Reviewed by Tess2.2May 2022

  • "We all loved the property and the location."

    The living area and the fire for the evening were splendid. The only difficulty we had on first 2 days was no hot water. A phone call revealed this had simply not been switched on and thereafter the problem was resolved. We are a group of 4 older women and the mattresses downstairs, specifically the single beds are far too thin and difficult to find comfort on. Probably fine for children. All in all we loved the house and the space it offered us and had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Apr 2022

  • "Hi all. I can 100% recommend it this house and location for holiday."

    Everything was good,beautiful Ocean View,hous was clean,owner left for us clear information about the rules. Me and my family want to say thank you so much for everything. And we planning to come back on summer time.

    Reviewed by Sylwester5.0Dec 2021

  • "Nice house."

    You can find everything you need.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2021

  • "Die Einrichtung (vorallem der Wohnbereich/Küche sind in der Zwischenzeit etwas verlebt und könnten in nächster Zeit mal aufgebesert werden, ebenso die Heizung."

    Ansonsten ein tolles Haus mit fantastischem Blick und Ausstattung.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Oct 2021

  • "Great house in fabulous location with panoramic views over the Atlantic."

    Beach, pub and café within a few minutes on quite country lanes. Great base also to tour Donegal.

    Reviewed by Garrett5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous, out of the way, place to stay."

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful house!"

    Had the most enjoyable stay. Would book again in a heartbeat. Facilities were great and the owner even had coffee, tea etc available. Views were stunning especially with the large windows in the living area. The wood-burning stove was the cherry on top! The only issue I had was that the telephone number provided wouldn’t connect from Northern Ireland, so this could be updated to enable contact about key collection prior to stay.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved the house however we picked the location due to its proximity to the the beach and local water sports."

    We have 4 teenagers and we had promised them water sports, kayaking, surfing etc. We tried to book several times prior to our arrival and to no avail. When we arrived we rang Maghery coaster adventures again eventually got through and they told they might bring us out. But we heard nothing back, very frustrating! We eventually drove 1 hour to Dunfanaghy for water sports!

    Reviewed by Eimear4.7Aug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage with stunning views in a great location."

    We had a great time overall. House very well provisioned. A couple of well meaning comments; house was clean but needed a good general deep clean, behind beds, under armchairs, stairs, light fittings . The front downstairs bedroom is rather gloomy.. bright / white bedding would help as would a new mattress on the double bed. Directions to cottage completely inaccurate..cottage is in Maghery, turn right at strand bar ( coming from Dungloe. Very small Single lane track... follow for 1-2 km past the famine walls.. left into Cul de sac ( sign posted).

    Reviewed by Mariyam4.7Aug 2020

  • "Nice quiet scenic location."

    Reviewed by Paschal5.0Aug 2020

  • "We highly recommend staying here, the house is fantastic, the views alone are amazing, as is the location and the village of Mahery itself is a really beautiful place."

    The beds are really comfy and the rest of the house is very well equipped, especially the kitchen a fabulous place to cook in and enjoy your meals. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this stunning house, it is a very warm and welcoming place to stay. Our lovely host Irene, was very kind and helpful about the area and where to visit and eat. We fell in love with this house and look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jul 2020

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  • This property has won the Gold award for best property in Ireland
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with feature free-standing bath
  • Small bathroom with basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor family room with double and two single beds, 1 x ground-floor king-size
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and woodburning stove
  • First-floor sitting area with balcony and electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating, electric fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV upstairs and downstairs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • High chair, cot and stairgate available on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 4.9 miles, pub within 0.8 miles
  • Coffee shop open seasonally within 0.8 miles
  • 10 minutes walk to the main beach
  • Note: for local history, activities amenities please have a look at
  • Note: This property has won the gold award for best rental in Ireland
  • Note: There is not a fence in the enclosure or garden
  • Note: Pets must stay downstairs
  • Note: There is no car charging permitted at this property.

The property

Dungloe 4.9 miles.

Situated in a beautiful spot to overlook the simply stunning scenery of the Atlantic Ocean is this unique and inviting house, Termon near to the town of Dungloe.

The house has unique designs and quirky features, suited to a group looking for a peaceful and idyllic stop in Ireland.

Beginning with the open-plan living space which will be your social hub, you can find high-quality appliances in the kitchen area where delicious meals can be whipped up while others lounge on the sofas a step down below in the sitting area.

Serve up on the dining table with a glorious backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean through the large tall windows, you won't have had a dining experience like it.

A large Smart TV is perched on the wall with a selection of DVDs to choose from, so why not come together for a movie night before you hit the hay.

The ground-floor continues to impress with the addition of two bedrooms, the king-size benefiting from the same beautiful views so you can wake up to the ocean, while a family room with a double and two singles is a great spot for a family with little ones.

Feel refreshed after a hot shower in the stylish ground-floor wet room before beginning your day of adventure of the Irish coast.

On those rainy days or quiet evenings, enjoy the hidden hideout of the property, head up the open-tread staircase passing a beautiful feature stained glass window, and come to the first-floor sitting room where a large and inviting plush sofa is there for you to sink into and enjoy the heat from the electric fire.

On warmer days, sit out on the balcony which comes off this room and take in the rays while the views continue to amaze.

Completing the property is the master bedroom, where a free-standing feature bath sits before the windows, creating an air of luxury, opposite the king-size bed, you are sure to love winding down your evening with a warm soak in the tub.

When you are wanting to venture out and explore the area, put on your walking boots and simply step outside, starting with a walk down to Maghery Beach to enjoy the sands and the crisp clear waters, and interesting heritage sights locally and the Termon Stone Circle.

Head into Dungloe to enjoy a spot of lunch in one of the several restaurants and pubs available, before exploring further by hiring some bikes, or take a lesson from the Wild Atlantic Surf School at Dooey Beach.

For diving enthusiasts, take a trip to Burtonport and Arranmore where there are amazing dive sites and ship wrecks to explore.

There is also the local fresh oyster farm where they do tours where tourists can see the whole life cycle of the oyster from seed to jumbo size spectacular views of the bay and they get to open and taste the wild fresh Atlantic oyster at the end of the tour.

Nearby there are bike rentals, guided walks, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling and Maghery Coastal Adventures, there is a 10 minute walk to the beach and a 15 minute walk to the nearest pub..

Whatever your reason for visiting Ireland, be it adventure, or a peaceful break, Termon will serve as wonderful and unique accommodation for you and your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location


Arranmore Island 7.5 miles; Letterkenny 32 miles.

Up until 1762, entry into the town of Dungloe in Donegal was only possible via the stepping stones dotted over the river. Thankfully, now visitors from all over the world can take the much easier route over Donegal Bridge and enjoy this charming town in County Donegal with ease. Dungloe is known locally as 'The Capital of The Rosses', the name given to this region of the county. The town, which has become recognised as a centre for traditional Irish music, has a selection of shops, bars and eating places, as well as events taking place throughout the year, including the annual 'Mary from Dungloe' festival. A fisherman's paradise, the area has over 130 lakes and rivers and is renowned for its fishing and great sea angling, with several charter boats available in nearby Burtonport, from where diving can also be enjoyed. There are also daily boat trips from the harbour to Arranmore and Rutland Island. Wonderful wildlife can be found in the bogs and reed beds, while golfers will love the variety of golf courses found in the surrounding area. With hills and mountains to explore, the dramatic coastline to enjoy and so much to see and do, this is sure to make the perfect base for your Donegal holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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