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West Town

Malin Head, County Donegal (Ref. 904378)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2022

  • "The best thing about this property is the view, absolutely stunning."

    The house itself is just about OK. My biggest disappointment was that the level of cleanliness was below my standard especially the showers (soap / water marks and dirt in corners) and the inner frames of the windows were filthy, many areas were not dusted. However the kitchen was clean and very nice, the cooker is brilliant. My second, issue and the reason why I will not return is that the 2 double beds are small doubles, even though the rooms are large enough to accommodate king size or even superking. A small double for 2 adults, is very uncomfortable even if you're a cuddlely couple, we had very little sleep during the week and returned home exhausted. It baffles me that any holiday home owner would even consider a small double especially in the master bedroom, a large bed is such a basic comfort requirement, it's hard to have a relaxing holiday if you can't get a good night's rest. Another issue, though it bothered me much less was that the promised starter pack was not provided.

    Reviewed by ElodyOct 2021

  • "The views from the cottage were spectacular- even though sometimes they hid behind clouds that made their appearance even more special."

    The cottage itself was so spacious and well equipped for our needs - the upstairs lounge alongside the main downstairs living area felt a real luxury to have. Malin Head is a really interesting area, we explored close to the house and enjoyed the 5 finger strand beach regularly. We also took a couple of longer trips out as well as we didn’t have sunshine everyday but if you wanted to explore a lot you may want a more central location - we tended to venture 30mins beyond the house and there was plenty to see and do within that distance but there’s still plenty more of Donegal to see on our next trip.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Picture of this house dont do it justice ."

    Its huge and very impressive . The view is stunning and facilities great . Nice walk down to the beach and kids didnt want to leave . Very relaxing and wished there was a way to book the sauna too as it would have been a great addition . Will be returning soon as its now on our favourites list . Thanks

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "There were an abundance of beautiful beaches to discover, mountain hiking and cycling and an unforgettable boats trip on which dolphins joined us to play around the boat."

    The house had all you could wish for, wonderful views, a very well equipped kitchen and lots of space for all of us, with quiet corners for the ones who needed to do some work as well. My morning cycle around Malin Head before breakfast was beautiful, so tranquil, stunning landscape, views and the wonderful scent of blossoming heather in the air. If I could have one wish before we come back it would be if the double bed in the room with the ensuite toilet could be changed to a little more upmarket model. But that is really the only wish I would have. And we will most certainly be back!

    Reviewed by JanAug 2020

  • "Beautiful location and great views."

    Well stocked kitchen. Helpful check in person. A very comfortable stay. Would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by CharlesSep 2019

  • "This is a lovely property."

    Ideally located for a relaxing break away, good aspect but the interior of the property is looking a little tired and would benefit from freshening up.

    Reviewed by BernieSep 2019

  • "The house has amazing views and is very comfortable."

    .. essential for a holiday where the weather is variable. I spent a long time searching for a place like this and was delighted that it is even better in reality.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2019

  • "Danes like REAL coffee!"

    ! We really missed, something so simple as a coffee machine or caffetier which would have made our coffee brewing much easier. A gas lighter for tea lights for "hygge". EU transformers for duffers like us who left them at home! Unfortunately we had awful weather and the fantastic view from the house only revealed itself a couple of times. If and when you see it, treasure it and take some photos, because it is a wow factor.

    We are delighted that you generally enjoyed your stay in West Town and in particular, that you appreciated the wonderful views. It is always a shame when there is a prolonged period of bad weather and we hope this did not mar your experience too much. References to the lack of coffee-making facilities are surprising, as the last time these were checked the house was equipped with a Cafetiere and a large espresso pot. If one or both is missing, we are sorry for your inconvenience and please rest assured that these will be replaced. Thanks also for pointing out that the lights above the cooker needed to be replaced. It is really important that we find out issues such as this as soon as possible. This particular issue would have been attended to more quickly had you first contacted the Property manager rather than contacting the owner through Hogans. Many thanks for your feedback, which is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeslieAug 2019

  • "The cottage is situated in a beautiful part of the world."

    The view from the cottage is spectacular with the added bonus of the there being so much wildlife to see. Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Hen Harrier, Buzzard, Harbour Porpoise, Seals and Dolphin all seen from the garden. Malin Head and the surrounding areas are a fantastic places to explore. The cottage itself was great and comfortable. It has the potential to be upgrade to a higher star rating and we would thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by TomJul 2019

  • "The house was very suitable for all our needs."

    The view from the living room, dining area and kitchen we will never forget.The weather was brilliant which made our site seeing great. I would recommend the Innishowen area of Donegal to everyone.

    Reviewed by SeanJun 2019

  • "This place is a treasure both in its location and its level of comfort and cleanliness."

    The bad reviews by some people are unjustified nit-picking claptrap, typical of social media.

    Reviewed by J SJun 2019

  • "Beautiful views from the window."

    Lots of space in the house, Really lovely area to explore We found the kitchen a bit grubby, oven not clean, cupboards, drawers. Didn't seem to be any cleaning products to clean, ie bathrooms, w.c. Couldn't find a hoover. Didn't stop us having a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by SydnaApr 2019

  • "The views from this cottage are AMAZING!"

    It is pretty remote, but the views are worth the drive. Very well stocked with all the items we needed to cook & clean. The cottage itself was beautiful and comfortable. We would stay again!

    Reviewed by SheriApr 2019

  • "Lovely view and house but could do with a good clean could also do with a few things fixed i."

    E.. toilet seats

    Reviewed by LornaDec 2018

  • "Owner a little unfriendly and passed a comment on keeping house as we found it to my youngest son."

    As there were 4 of us all male. But how we found it, was broken toilet lid, toilet roll holder ripped off wall. Towel rail half pulled off wall. Chewing gum on settee and rug. 2 toilets unuseble as blocked. Would I stay in that house again. No.

    Many thanks for your valuable feedback, we are very disappointed that one of our properties has seemingly let us down and not provided you with the experienced that we had hoped for. We will be contacting the owner of this property shortly regarding the points you have raised. If need to contact us then Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipDec 2018

  • "Location Caretaker Owner."

    ... Everything

    Reviewed by SvenNov 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    it was exactly as it was described by sykes. at one stage there was 6 adults staying with plenty of room. a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "The view is beyond beautiful!"

    I will dream of it.

    Reviewed by ShawnaApr 2018

  • "Lovely house and brilliant location with amazing stunning views."

    Easy access to surrounding places to visit.

    Reviewed by GarethMar 2018

  • "JUST ODD THINGS MISSING THAT YOU WOULD USE/LIKE AT HOME BUT WASNT ANY PROBLEM."

    LOVELY COTTAGE IN A BRILLIANT LOCATION

    Reviewed by ErnestSep 2017

  • "Amazing views, location was perfect."

    Can't fault the property, great value for money.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2017

  • "It was amazing vacation."

    The cottage was perfect and the owner went above and beyond our expectations.

    Reviewed by ErinOct 2016

  • "The graffin family we had a lovely week away over easter 2016 ."

    IT,s just a pity u could not get to use the sauna . But all in all a good time was had by all

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2016

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Summary

  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite basin and WC), 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove
  • Utility
  • First floor sitting room
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden and enclosed rear lawned garden with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Beach 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are two steps to access property
  • Note: red door colour has now changed to black.

The property

A delightful, detached cottage set in an elevated position, in the scattered hamlet of Malin Head, County Donegal.

Situated on the well-loved Wild Atlantic Way, this Malin cottage exudes a welcoming feel from the moment you arrive, with sublime views stretching out to sea to greet you.

The accommodation at this Malin cottage is largely set across the ground floor, with a wonderful open plan living area that’s bright and airy, offering delightful accommodation for special time together with family or friends.

There is a separate sitting room on the first floor; with a large picture window taking full advantage of the exceptional coastal vistas, this is a perfect place for quiet reflection or getting lost in a good book.

This Malin cottage has three comfortable ground floor bedrooms, and there are two ground floor shower rooms (one an en-suite) and a bathroom for added convenience.

Outside, there is a lovely lawned garden with patio, which is enclosed for additional safety, and within walking distance of this Malin cottage guests will find two beautiful beaches as well as Banba’s Crown, Ireland’s most northerly point.

This area of Donegal, with its wild, windswept scenery offering a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

There are ample walks along this jagged and spectacular coastline, and golfers will adore the quality Balyliffin course nearby before ending the evening in one of the local pubs for authentic Irish music.

Visit the towns of Carndonagh, Buncrana and Letterkenny for boutique shopping, restaurants and lively bars, or take a day trip to Derry.

This away-from-it-all location is one that you won’t fail to fall in love with, so book your Malin cottage today.

About the location

MALIN HEAD, COUNTY DONEGAL

Carndonagh 8 miles; Culdaff 10 miles; Ballyliffin 14 miles; Derry 33 miles.

Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula is famous for being the most northerly point in Ireland. It is home to some of Ireland’s most beautiful rugged coastline and stunning sandy beaches, which together provide ample fishing opportunities and a haven for birdwatchers, artists, photographers, walkers and golfers. The picturesque area has even been taken advantage of and used as one of the filming locations for Star Wars. Take a walk up to Banba's Crown, the most northerly headland in Ireland, and take in the spectacular scenery and stunning views, which on a clear day, stretch for miles around. A walk around Malin Head is just over five miles and takes a little over two hours so why not stop off for a refreshing drink at Ireland’s most northerly pub and enjoy the views? Only a short drive away lies Balyliffin with a beautiful beach and two world-class championship links golf courses, while Inishowen has five golf courses set amongst stunning scenery. The Famine Village on Doagh Island near Ballyliffin is open all summer and attracts thousands of visitors. A day trip for all the family to enjoy is the traditional walled city of Derry; discover a part of Ireland's history and heritage in St. Columb's Cathedral, tour the walls and enjoy the Tower Museum. With all of this plus pubs, restaurants and shops to enjoy, there will be something to keep everybody occupied.

Please note: This property has a minimum stay of x7 nights.