Enjoying captivating views of Maghery Lough, the Atlantic Ocean and Arranmore Island on the outskirts of the bustling town of Dungloe is this old country house, The Mermaid.
This spacious accommodation has been designed with large groups in mind, perfect for a number of couples, friends and families seeking to explore Ireland’s rugged coastline and wild landscapes.
Look forward to hosting sociable evenings within the large kitchen/diner with surrounding windows filling the room with natural light and offering picturesque views of your surroundings.
The property is charming with a maritime theme throughout.
Fulfilling your culinary needs is the brightly decorated kitchen, where the designated chef of the group can rustle up a delicious evening meal that the entire family can enjoy together at the formal dining space.
The charm of this room is brought to life by the woodburning stove which rests next to a working piano, promising hours of entertainment during one winter’s evening.
Beyond here is the sitting room where an open fire awaits you and a TV for tuning into to unwind before heading to bed.
If you fancy an hour’s peace and quiet away from the rest of the group, head into the snug with a good book in hand or plan the next day’s adventure.
As the evening draws to a close, retire to the night’s embrace to one of the well-presented bedrooms each boasting plush double beds, ample storage for your belongings and a refreshing ambiance to wake up to each morning.
Look forward to enjoying morning coffee upon the decked area with furniture, where you can soak up the captivating views of the Lough and Ocean.
If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful base, head into Dungloe where a superb selection of amenities awaits you, with many pubs offering traditional Irish music to admire one evening.
From the property you are a short walk away from the beach which is safe for swimming and enjoys picturesque scenery.
Maghery village boasts a pub, a community centre, a sports field and a children’s play park, all within 5 minutes’ walk from the house.
Stunning cliff walks are available around Crohy Head above the village of Maghery.
For those feeling more adventurous, hop onto a boat from Burtonport harbour and travel to Arranmore and Rutland Island, or travel further afield to the Glenveagh National Park where a majestic landscape has reintroduced golden eagles into the skies.
The Mermaid is an outstanding base for a group gathering to this part of Ireland.