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Up The Hill

Downings (Ref. 1105670)

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

Reviews

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Brian

    “We are a family of 6 (2 grandparents and 2 kids 10 & 13) and the house was absolutely perfect for us.”

    It is so spacious well laid out. The decor and finishing date very cool and the owners certainly have great taste. Lots of lovely little touches like the hand written local guides on wear to eat and what to do as well as use of equipment in the garage like golf clubs and boogie boards for surfing. The beds were comfy and waking up to the view from the front room in the morning is breathtaking. The way the property is laid out with the kitchen and lounge out in the balcony is fabulous - I spent ...

    It is so spacious well laid out. The decor and finishing date very cool and the owners certainly have great taste. Lots of lovely little touches like the hand written local guides on wear to eat and what to do as well as use of equipment in the garage like golf clubs and boogie boards for surfing. The beds were comfy and waking up to the view from the front room in the morning is breathtaking. The way the property is laid out with the kitchen and lounge out in the balcony is fabulous - I spent most of my time on the balcony watching the weather change and then for the stars to come out at night. As with most places we have stayed there was a few niggles and the owners contacted us starlight away and took care of them for us and checked in during the break to see if everything was well (again a nice personal touch.) All in all we would highly recommend the House on the Hill and Downings as a place to base yourself for exploring Donegal.. the wee town had everything we hoped for and more (bonus of the annual music festival being on and some of the best restaurants we have eaten). The value for money for what you get is a perfect package. Thank you Helen for sharing your lovely home with us Brian

    - Brian, July 2022

Summary

  • Reverse-level, over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor super king-size with TV, sofa bed, and en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor super king-size with TV, 1 x ground-floor twin with 4' doubles
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, hand held shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, air fryer, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 4 x TV, music system for CDs or to use Bluetooth, ample CDs, DVDs and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • First-floor terrace with furniture (stored in garage)
  • Bike storage
  • One well-behaved small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: Pets not allowed on the furniture and excess sand must be washed off! There is not a secure garden but there is a large green space available for exercise
  • Dog mess must be cleaned up immediately and disposed off in available local bins – NOT household rubbish bin
  • Note: There are stone steps up to the property
  • Note: This property is split-level and unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar

The property

Up The Hill is a stunning, three-storey detached house overlooking the Wild Atlantic Way in Downings, County Donegal.

A reverse-level property, you'll find everything you need for a self-catering stay for a family of six, with bright and airy living spaces to enjoy the stunning views overlooking Sheephaven Bay, Muckish Mountain beyond and even Tramore Beach.

When you arrive there's off-road parking for two cars and stone steps leading up to the entrance; Up The Hill has been finished to a high standard with a homely interior and contemporary amenities.

Head straight up stairs to the first-floor, open-plan living area where the fully-equipped kitchen is sure to please the family chef with an AGA, built-in appliances, and plenty of preparation space.

Large windows and skylights bring in plenty of light and frame far-reaching views of the coast, which you can admire whilst dining with your loved ones at the table for eight.

Spend relaxing evenings in the sitting area with plush sofas and a TV for evening entertainment, or if you haven't had enough of those stunning views, step onto the first-floor terrace to take in the sunset. You'll also find a barbecue at Up The Hill to dine al fresco on summer evenings!

Back inside, the ground floor hosts a cloakroom to freshen up after the day's adventures, as well as two bedrooms, each beautifully furnished with cheerful hues. The super king-size has a large window so you'll wake up to sea views, as well as built in wardrobes and a TV, and the neighbouring twin room has two 4' double beds, storage space, and is ideal for younger guests.

Both bedrooms are served by a contemporary bathroom with a roll-top bath, heated towel rail, and generous walk-in shower to unwind after busy days.

Down the stairs, another en-suite bedroom awaits with a super king-size bed, ample storage and a cot – this open plan room boasts a seating area with TV and a music system.

When it's time to explore, Downings is a great base for exploring County Donegal with the Wild Atlantic Way on its doorstep; dine at the popular Fisk Seafood restaurant located next door to the Harbour Bar (5minute walk) or a stroll down to the Goose & Gander Pizzeria, but if you prefer cooking at home, there are a selection of convenience stores nearby.

There are many more options and details can be found in the helpful Visitors Book at the house.

The highly regarded Olde Glen Bar with its Bia Box for daytime eating and stunning dining room for evening meals – cooked by the acclaimed Ciaran Sweeny and his team – is a 15 minute drive away but you should make a reservation ahead of your visit as it gets very booked up.

Take a stroll along Downings Pier or head to Downings Bay Beach for a refreshing swim with gorgeous views of Monks Bay, The Three Beaches, Ards Forest and Muckish Mountain.

Just north of the property brings you to Boyeeghter Bay, or Murder Hole Beach.

For avid golfers, Rosapenna Golf Pavilion is a short drive away and close to Tramore, a beautiful stretch of sand to walk, sunbathe, or paddle the shores.

For more attractions, visit the historic Doe Castle or pack your hiking boots to explore Glenveagh National Park, a sprawling landscape with a deer forest, lake, and mountains; there's something for the whole family, including Glenveagh Castle and Astelleen Burn Waterfall.

A recently completed section of the Old Donegal Railway Line for walkers and cyclists is a must in the area along with the boardwalk just outside Carrigart.

There are ample cycling trails, walking trails, fun family pitch and putt and footgolf on the doorstep.

Boat trips and fishing too.

Further afield, you'll find Letterkenny, a large town where you can visit a variety of animals at Tropical World, enjoy family-friendly activities at Arena 7 Entertainment Complex, and discover local heritage at Donegal County Museum.

Adventure awaits at Up The Hill.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

About the location

DOWNINGS

Letterkenny 19.5 miles;

This wonderful little village rests along the coast of County Donegal in Ireland, and is an excellent base for those looking to enjoy the region's delights. Downings is a popular tourist spot, home to a small choice of places to eat, as well as hosting a lively bar and a handy shop. The glistening coastline rests right on your doorstep, offering walks and cycle routes aplenty, not forgetting the scenic Rosapenna Golf Pavilion. The Glenveagh National Park is within reach, a magnificent deer forest hosting a lake, castle and towering mountains. Thriving Letterkenny is also accessible by car, lined with vibrant buildings and hosting much to see and do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season