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The Beachhouse

(Ref. 1096813)

Meenlaragh near Gortahork, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Just book it."

    You will not be disappointed. Such a lovely relaxing week. Best beaches right on your doorstop and the Beachhouse has everything and more to make your stay 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Jolene5.0Jul 2024

  • "The Beach House is a luxury property, with everything you need to have a lovely holiday."

    The view from the house is fabulous, and the house has all the facilities you need for a relaxed break. All set in a beautiful part of Donegal!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback so glad you enjoyed your stay Regards Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2024

  • "This was our second visit to the beach house having stayed there at Christmas ."

    House is simply stunning and in beautiful tranquil setting . It was so lovely to meet Linda the owner who was really friendly and helpful Norman & Rainbow Moon

    It Was lovely to meet you Norman and Rainbow thank you for your lovely comments hope you had a good run around Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2024

  • "Wonderful holiday had by all & we didn’t want to leave."

    Luxurious Beachouse & yet so homely with everything & more you could ever want or need. House perfectly tidy. Free standing bath gave us a little home Spa experience. Great thought & love went into every detail of this house. Surrounded by such natural beauty, the views were stunning & relaxing. Beach nearby for walking, swimming or R&R with nature. Good size Supermarket nearby. Visited Glenveagh National Park twice & brought our bikes & so worth a visit. Definitely going to return next year. Finally thanks to the Sykes Team for all they did to ensure our holiday plans went so smoothly.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2024

  • "Stunning cottage with beautiful interior design throughout."

    Had a fabulous stay. Location fantastic, property excellent. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage. Can’t wait to get back. Thank you again for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful house in a wonderful setting."

    We absolutely loved the house and would wholeheartedly recommend it. Thank you to the owners for understanding that dog owners like a bit of luxury too.

    Reviewed by Nuala4.7May 2024

  • "What a beautiful house."

    Simply stunning. We will be booking again for next year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2024

  • "If you are looking for a relaxing holiday this is the ideal place."

    The house is beautiful and has everything you need. The views are stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2024

  • "Luxurious / high spec accommodation in a wonderful setting."

    Sinéad was very attentive to ensure we had everything we needed. Hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Fionnan5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Beech House was just simply amazing, the pictures just don't do it justice ,every little detail was thought of ,the views were stunning, just to sit and watch the water was so peaceful, such a beautiful high end house, the house keeper does an amazing job ,she had thought of every little detail, we will be back and we can't wait ."

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful house in a stunning location."

    Cannot recommend highly enough. Special thanks to Sinead very helpful.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2024

  • "The best ever place we have ever stayed we total love this place, the location is great the house is out of this world we totally love it."

    David Mel Hannah sh

    Thank you David Mel and Hamish so glad you had a lovely time look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "+ House was fantastic."

    Very clean and spacious. It had amazing views and it was great being able to walk across the dunes over to the beach at low tide. Very luxurious, and would 100% visit again. Underfloor heating made it very cosy and warm. Owner very helpful when we had power cuts during storm Isha and Jocelyn! - If bringing a dog, the garden is not secure especially when you bring a pup with zero recall! Also there was no baking equipment or casserole/presentation dishes for food. Or hairdryer.

    Hi Mark glad you enjoyed the house and survived the storms ! Will make sure there’s baking equipment and dishes for your next visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jan 2024

  • "Hands down."

    Thee best rental we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. To echo almost every other review, pictures do not do this gem justice. It’s like an interior designer planned every aspect of this home. The design, the quality and the sheer luxury is second to none. Views out of this world. It was a storm almost every day of our visit and we loved watching it from the inside through many of the picture windows. We 10000% will be booking again. Actually don’t want to share it with anyone else. Top tip: don’t feel the need to pre buy and pack food and drink. The local spar has absolutely everything you may need. Thanks for sharing your home with us. Look for are to staying again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The views are tremendous no matter the weather. Well equipped, cosy and spotless. Sinead easily reachable to answer any queries. The beach is a short drive and was great for our dog. We really enjoyed our stay, the proximity of the sea has a real healing property for my wife, much needed after some recent losses. In the kitchen a sieve would be handy and a cafetiere (we brought one!). Thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Beachhouse is absolutely beautiful with amazing views, the house was so ..."

    The Beachhouse is absolutely beautiful with amazing views, the house was so clean and everything you needed for a perfect stay provided, we thoroughly enjoyed our week, in honesty we didn't want to leave

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was the most amazing experience in a pristine and super-cosy house and exquisite setting."

    Our best rental ever. We didn't want to leave. Everything we could think of was provided and much more. Thank you for making this adventure possible.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2023

  • "The beechouse was the best I've ever stayed in."

    The interior design the cleanliness was brilliant. The location is fantastic.

    Thank you David glad you enjoyed it look forward to welcoming you again Regards Linda Ps hopecHamush enjoyed it to Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week in the Beach House."

    We were met by Sinead who was so helpful and gave us very useful information about local events happening during our stay. Communication was great with her. As previous reviews have said, the house really is better than the pictures! It is thoughtfully and tastefully decorated with lovely art work throughout the house. The views are to die for from every window! It is so lovely to sit and watch the changing views with the tides. It was warm and cosy and perfect for relaxing in the evening after a day spent exploring the local area. Every possible thing you could need is provided, it was the best equipped house we have stayed in, and it was spotlessly clean! We have stayed in many holiday houses over the years and this was our favourite yet, will be hard to beat! We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Carleen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a great location."

    Photos don’t do the property justice. Thought some of the pictures made it feel a bit stark and bare, in fact the property felt luxurious throughout. Everything is of a very high quality with a huge secure garden area leading down to the sea shore

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a glorious week at the beachhouse."

    ..despite the mixed weather...on dry days was lovely to sit out on the balcony and take in the views and on wet windy weather you could appreciate your cosy and comfortable surroundings watching the wild weather outside in this exceptional property. As other reviewers have said, the pictures do not do it justice. Well decorated in tones drawn from surrounding landscape. Sinead helpful in providing us with instructions as to how to access local irish tv channels. Beds are very comfortable, quality linens etc, fabulous ensuite bathrooms, particularly master bedroom suite...Great facilities eg utility room, dishwasher tumble drier etc ...just bring a hairdryer...access road a bit 'rural' but driveway round property excellent. Will definitely return next year if we can. Many thanks John and Michelle

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful, pristine condition, amazing views, extremely comfortable, loved it."

    Reviewed by Seamus5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was an exceptional house to stay in, the photos don’t do it justice!"

    Amazing views from the back and even seats overlooking the estuary (if you’re lucky enough and it’s not raining). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, was here for my 50th birthday, everything was provided and was lovely decor and comfort (quite unusual in some holiday let’s to have both). Would definitely book again if we ever come back this way!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Beachhouse was even better in real life than the gorgeous photos on web site."

    Everything has thoughtfully been designed for comfort with plenty of space and beautifully decorated. Having plenty space around house was fantastic too with two dogs and great access to beach walks to tire them out. Will be highly recommending this to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2023

  • "Sinead the caretaker was very helpful from the start of our visit to the end."

    The property was immaculate we just didn’t want to leave! We just couldn’t find a thing wrong, the location & views were outstanding.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Aug 2023

  • "This house was stunning with spectacular views of the sea and the mountains."

    The whole house was beautifully furnished with lots of lovely features. I couldn’t fault it. It’s an excellent spot for touring Donegal with a range of fabulous beaches nearby along with Mount Errigal which is an enjoyable climb.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Outstanding house with beautiful views."

    Everything in the house is so well thought out. So peaceful, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Although we had rain most of our stay it didn't stop us getting out and about. We had a really enjoyable week would highly recommend The Beachhouse. Pity there is only 5 stars to mark ...its a 10 from us.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just back from this beautiful property the interiors and Layout of the house is outstanding the photos don’t do it justice the views are just amazing!"

    !! The master bedroom is a dream! We had a lovely relaxed stay and even when the rain comes you can relax and enjoy your surroundings in the luxurious comforts ! Would highly recommend this dream house with dream views

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Jul 2023

  • "My family and I had an amazing stay at the beach house, amazing views and so peaceful, for my dogs to be able to walk straight out the back door onto a private beach I don’t think they wanted to come back home."

    A short 5 minute drive to another beautiful sandy beach, the holiday home is one of the best I’ve stayed in and we will definitely return. So relaxing and a very spacious modern home 10/10

    I am so glad you enjoyed yourself looking forward to seeing you back again Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful family week spent in this beautiful house."

    The views were amazing even in the rain, the house has everything you need and as a family is the favourite holiday house we've ever stayed in. The owner was very friendly and helpful and there were plenty of beaches, walks and castles to keep us busy in the area. Would highly recommend the Beachhouse for a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Beachhouse is a fabulous property, architecturally designed and coordinated."

    Luxurious throughout, from the bedrooms, to the bathrooms, and not forgetting the upstairs kitchen/dining/living area. In a quiet location, but very close to Magheraroarty pier, and beach. We had a lovely time, and will be back.

    Thank you for your great review so glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you again Regards Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful location and property, we had a fabulous holiday and we’re lucky enough to witness some of the most spectacular sunsets during our stay."

    You will not be disappointed

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is an exceptional property and location."

    I’ve stayed in AirBnBs in ten different countries but this is by some distance the best quality accommodation I’ve ever stayed in. I would be back tomorrow if I could.

    Reviewed by Eoin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Property/Location was so peaceful and relaxing."

    Family and pets really enjoyed being so close to the beach and the ocean. Views from property were outstanding. Property has so much room inside that our group of 5 plus 2 pets were perfectly accommodated. Gas barbecue was easy to use, and cleanliness in and around property was to a very high standard. Very sad our holiday there is over!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2023

  • "Hi There, Our weeks stay was brilliant from start to finish."

    The Beechouse was really clean and comfortable. Its location was really convenient for local pier, beach, etc. We would really be interested in booking another week in this house, if not this year, definitely next year. We used the wooden deck chairs at end of garden in evenings for a few drinks, such beauty all around!!! We had a minor problem with batteries for window blinds but managed to rectify this ourselves, by swapping around batteries. Also, maybe an idea going forward, would be to erect a glass shelter around garden deck chair area, It got quite cold there in late evenings. But, on the whole, a very enjoyable and comfortable week was had here by my wife and I, our daughter and her husband and also our son, plus our little 12 yr old terrier dog. Larry Mc Cole, Dublin.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect in every way."

    Beautiful house and surroundings. Could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful Beach House - fabulous views, tastefully decorated with everything you can think of for a fabulous, comfortable holiday."

    I kept pinching myself, exploring Ireland we enjoyed, breathtaking views, stunning beaches and didn’t want the exciting adventures to end. Prepared to be wowed at Beach House!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Simply splendid."

    Lovely house, tastefully decorated, fantastic setting. We really enjoyed our stay. The beach beside the harbour, where the Inishbofin ferry launches, is fantastic. We had a lot of rain during stay and the Beachhouse was the perfect spot for very comfortable relaxation with views to die for.

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Mar 2023

  • "Amazing house,with amazing views, comfortable warm,spacious."

    Helpful and kind owner, highly recommend this lovely cottage.Thank you for a relaxing, peaceful stay.Sharon.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2023

  • "This property is more than we expected."

    Our hostesses was very friendly and reachable. The house is very lovely and the view was more than ideal. Privet garden not over looked. It is walkable from the property to it’s own little paradise at the bay. Fun for family with kids who wanted to spend a day at the sandy beach or a nice walk with your pet. Very quiet location for anyone who wanted to be away from city and noises.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Yet again another fabulous holiday, we are back at Easter for a week and so excited to be going back to an amazing holiday home and location."

    Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your lovely home again . Andrea Chris and two very happy dogs Poppy and Daisy.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Feb 2023

  • "The house was even better than the high expectations we had from the description and reviews."

    ..spotless, comfortable, excellent facilities and decor and amazing views. We really enjoyed our stay there and would definitely recommend it .

    Reviewed by Patrick William5.0Jan 2023

  • "One of the best vacations of my life, this amazing house brightened up the harsh weather."

    Beautiful home in an amazing location. The house has everything you need and even more. The house is perfectly clean. Pet friendly and we were so happy to have our beloved dogs by our side. We absolutely recommend!!!!! This is the best thing that could happen on my 50th birthday, waking up with a view of the ocean and mountains. We will definitely come back again ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Reviewed by Olga5.0Jan 2023

  • "Stunning! Attention to detail exceptional."

    Beautiful house in a most spectacular location. The views are incredible from the kitchen, master bedroom and outside spaces. Facilities were excellent and we have never been to a holiday home that was so well equipped with literally everything you could need. Fantastic property, very clean & well equipped. Sinead was indeed a five star host. She gave us very useful information before we checked in and maintained good communication with us. The instruction covers every single detail. The property has excellent amenities and we made a lot of use of the kitchen and common space with our group. Sinead also allowed our dogs to stay in the flat with us which was great. We had a great time. Thanks Sinead, we had a lovely Christmas during our stay.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay, the house was stunning and the scenery was breathtaking."

    Watching the sun rise from the bottom of the garden over the mountains and sea, will be a memory to treasure forever. We loved it so much we have booked a return visit next year.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "Friendly welcome."

    excellent, first class accommodation set at a very high standard, every thing you could want is provided. beds were very comfortable and spotlessly clean. shower rooms were fantastic, first class. absolute stunning views from the house. only thing missing was a visitor review book, would have liked to give some positive feedback to future guests.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was more than we expected, the location was perfect situated right on the shoreline which was at the bottom of the garden."

    There was a picnic table and chairs right there when the weather was good you didn't feel the need to move anywhere else as the views where stunning. The house itself has been designed to make the most of the views with the living accommodation being upstairs with the added benefit of an upstairs patio off the lounge complete with gas barbecue and patio furniture, another encouragement not to go far. Great detail has been put into the furnishings and I got the feeling that an interior designer had been employed to ensure that the full potential of the house was achieved. Everything about it has been designed to make your stay there enjoyable. As for the area it must rate as one of the most beautiful areas of the British Isles with stunning beaches of white sand more often with hardly a sole on them and coastal scenery with sea cliffs coupled with majestic mountains. When needing help in asking directions or finding places the local people where more than helpful and very welcoming and polite. I can also recommend the boat trip across to Tory Island for a day out, we will hopefully return in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were blown away with the quality of the house it’s location and especially the quality of the interior and design."

    Everything was pure luxury no expense spared . Sinead who meet us upon arrival with the key’s was very friendly and answered all our questions regarding places to eat and the surrounding area . A guest book would have been nice to write a thank you message to the owner and also give other visitors ideas of places to visit and good restaurants in the area . We had the most amazing holiday, we live in Ireland and we always holiday here with our two dogs this is our favourite holiday house and location to date . See you next year . Andrea and family not forgetting the very happy dogs Poppy and Daisy.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a first class experience, a beautiful house with every facility and comfort you could need in an amazing location."

    The house was exceptional, fantastic interior, plenty of space, comfortable beds, beautiful bathrooms & living accommodation upstairs taking in the views. The lady managing the property is excellent, it was immaculately clean on arrival and very well stocked. Definitely five star rating !!

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautiful house in a lovely spot You can walk to the beach across ..."

    This is a beautiful house in a lovely spot You can walk to the beach across the the inlet Views are beautiful and the way the house is done makes the most of them beds and bedrooms are comfy and feel luxurious Seperate utility downstairs was great for a family beach holiday Wifi was all working when we went Would love to return

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved the house."

    We love the peace and quiet ... Just enough places open to eat in June ... Great house for the two small dogs ...bit sad about no WiFi ...pretty standard these days ...other that that ..excellent house ..high standard Well worth the trip ... Good base to see much of Donegal... definitely going again ...

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2022

  • "This house is absolutely stunning, it is done to a very high standard, has everything you could possibly want and more."

    The views are spectacular and the area is just amazing, I couldn’t recommend this house enough. Amazing only wish we could have a longer in it.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house and location are both absolutely spectacular - just wish we could have stayed longer."

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with TV and en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, double basin, heated towel rail, bidet and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor 4" double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire and balcony
  • Utility
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 65" TV, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with gravelled area, terrace and furniture
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: The 4" double bed has access on one side and is suitable for one adult or two children
  • Please note:1120664 - Upper Killult & 1137096 The Haven can also be booked along side this property

The property

Gortahork 3.4 miles.

With panoramic sea and mountain views, The Beachhouse is a stylish, detached house resting in Meenlaragh near Gortahork, County Donegal.

The property has been designed to a high standard, with colours and furnishings to match the surrounding landscape, bringing the outside in for a family or group of six's holiday by the sea.

After parking in the off-road space, step inside your eye-catching, contemporary holiday home and climb the stairs to the first floor.

A spacious, open-plan living area awaits with large windows framing the breath-taking views; the sleek kitchen area features quartz worktops, sage green cupboards and everything needed for a self-catering stay, including an electric oven and hob, American-style fridge/freezer and a dishwasher.

Set the table for six with bench seats and cushions to dine with your loved ones at sunset after busy days exploring the coast.

The tasteful sitting area features beach themed colours and a swivel armchair to snuggle up with a book by the electric fire, along with a contemporary corner sofa to host movie nights on the wall-mounted TV.

Why not start your day out on the balcony with a hot cup of coffee in hand?

With idyllic views like this overlooking Mushish mountains, Mount Erigal and the islands of Inishbofin and Inishdooey, it'll be hard to tear yourself away from The Beachhouse!

You'll even enjoy them from the spacious first-floor cloakroom whilst you freshen up before dinner.

Follow the glass balustrade back downstairs where a gorgeous chandelier hangs from the high ceiling.

Throw sandy towels and muddy walking gear into the utility's washer and dryer, before freshening up in the ground-floor shower room with a large walk-in shower and heated towel rail for added comfort.

Three well-appointed bedrooms await sleepy heads with ample storage space, stylish furnishings and unforgettable views to greet you each morning; the master king-size is a large room with a sitting area overlooking the sea and en-suite bathroom, along with twin with en-suite shower room and a 4" double.

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, you'll find a path in the garden leading to the shoreline to take in the views in peace, and why not take a ferry ride out to Tory Island or embark on a coastal path?

In Meenlaragh, dine at a traditional Irish pub after spending the day along one of the many sandy beaches in the area, such as Magheraroarty or Tramore, or exploring nearby villages such as Gortahork and Falcarragh.

A great day out awaits at Glenveagh National Park with an idyllic deer forest, Lough Beagh, Glenveagh Castle and plenty of trails to lose yourself in nature.

Further along the coast you'll find Bunbeg lying at the foot of the Errigal Mountain, whilst Dungloe is a bustling coastal town to fish along Dungloe lake pier.

For a holiday home you'll love returning to again and again, book your stay at The Beachhouse.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

About the location


Glenveagh National Park 11.5 miles; Dungloe 18 miles; Letterkenny 27 miles.

The village of Gortahork is situated on the north western tip of the County Donegal coast, and is an increasingly popular location for surfing and walking. There are several beautiful beaches around the area, and the village is home to the Samhain International Poetry Festival each year. From Gortahork, Glenveagh National Park is easily accessible for a great day out, and with 16,000 acres, it is a walker's paradise. The renowned artist Derek Hill bequeathed his house and gallery near Glenveagh along with his art collection to the nation in 1980, attached is Glebe Gallery and tea rooms which hosts many exhibitions. For a day's relaxation head to nearby Bunbeag which has a swimming pool and a spa area or An Chuirt Hotel which lies at the foot of the Errigal Mountain and has its own health club and spa. Island-hopping is fun for all the family, and from Gortahork, you can charter a boat and visit Arranmore, Cruit Island and Owey Island. Cruit Island is joined to the mainland by a bridge, so is easily reached by car, but chartering a boat is much more exciting! Nearby, the town of Dungloe plays host to the annual ‘Mary From Dungloe’ festival, and is renowned for its fantastic fishing. This is a great location, and an ideal base for touring the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas