St Johns

Bunbeg, County Donegal (Ref. 1075553)

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Courtyard with picnic benches
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile, beach 0.7 miles

The property

Resting in the heart of the thriving village of Bunbeg, County Donegal is St Johns, a delightful cottage home to a stylish décor and off-road parking.

This charming dwelling is close to the beach and local amenities making it ideal for a small family or group of friends looking to explore the Irish coast and the Glenveagh National Park which is reachable by car.

Stepping into the property, the open-plan living space invites you in to kick off your shoes and watch the TV after a long day of discovering your surroundings while you sink into the plush sofa.

From here, happen upon the compact but amply-equipped kitchen where you will find an array of integrated appliances such as an electric oven and hob, a dishwasher and a handy washing machine to freshen up your clothes between activities.

Whip up a delicious breakfast ahead of an action-packed day of exploring the local area, and enjoy it at the breakfast bar with a hot cup of coffee to start the day.

As the evenings draw to a close, make your way to the bedrooms to rest your head before another adventurous day; the property hosts three bedrooms, each delicately decorating with a neutral décor which is present throughout the property, allowing plenty of natural light into the space.

You will find a king-size double bedroom, with a gorgeous feature fireplace, storage for your belongings, and views out over the courtyard and dense woodland to the rear of the property.

From here, happen upon another king-size double bedroom fit with a solid chest of drawers and an armchair where you can escape to indulge in a book for the afternoon.

Completing the interior of the cottage is a twin room, ideal for friends sharing or younger members of the group, and a family shower room where you can freshen up and prepare for the day's excursions.

Outside, the patio provides the perfect summer social space; hosting two picnic benches and backing onto dense woodland, the private courtyard makes the area for savouring a glass of wine in the last of the summer sun.

Just on the doorstep of the cottage you will be pleased to discover a handful of quaint pubs, such as Teach Hiudaí Beag's, renowned for Irish traditional music and café's such as Cafe Kitty, a traditional café with a delicious homemade menu.

A short walk will take you to Sean Óg Bar & Restaurant a fantastic bar which offers food and live music throughout the year, the ideal place for an authentic Irish pub experience.

For days out while you're at the property take a trip to the luscious sandy beach which is less than a mile when walking and home to the famous Bunbeg Wreck, affectionately referred to as 'Bad Eddie's Boat' or 'Cara Na Mara', a 1970s shipwreck and tourist hot spot.

Avid walkers, cyclists and explorers alike will relish in a day at the Glenveagh National Park, exploring the many terrains of the rolling hill tops, oak woodland and exquisitely tended gardens and grounds in of Glenveagh Castle.If you are travelling with animal lovers or younger guests, a scenic drive will bring you to Tropical World, a family-friendly day out for all ages where you can discover the plethora of butterfly species in the butterfly house and their mini zoo, which houses a number of birds and mammals.

Choose St Johns for a relaxing retreat in a breath-taking part of Ireland.

About the location


Tor 8 miles; Donegal 45.7 miles; Glenveagh National Park 16.8 miles.

The harbourside village of Bunbeg is a small village resting at the mouth of the Clady River. Home to quaint shops, pubs and restaurants within the village and the nearby Magheraclogher Strand plays provides good bathing opportunities along the sandy stretch resting around half a mile from the village. Resting between Derrybeg and Gweedore, the area is renowned for its thriving Irish-speaking culture, with its old Irish customs such as traditional music, theatre, Gaelic games playing an essential role within the community. There are plenty of attractions, historic sites and landmarks within the area such as the Bunbeg Wreck, also known as "Bad Eddie's Boat" or "Cara Na Mara", a shipwreck from the 1970s and a popular attraction amongst tourists. Further afield is the wonderful Glenveagh National Park, which is reachable by car and boasts enchanting landscapes of oak woodland, the Derryveagh Mountains. There is also a 19th century mansion with beautifully kept gardens and grounds overlooking a quintessentially Irish glen, making Glenveagh and the surrounding areas the ideal destination for explorers or for those looking for a tranquil day out.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas