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Contemporary, luxury house, panoramic sea views, on Wild Atlantic Way. Free WIFI

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 130 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Secluded seaside location very close a lovely blue flag beach. 4 beds to sleep 8

Tara's House is a stunning, contemporary, luxury holiday home with 4 bedrooms to sleep 8. It is set well back from the road protected by a large rock outcrop that ensures privacy. You can hear the waterfall at the top of the site from the garden It has spectacular sea views overlooking Lough Foyle and the Atlantic and there are large hardwood picture windows to make the most of the views from within and and a spacious deck to enjoy the views and sea air from the garden. The house is 2 mins walk to a popular local pub, 10 mins walk to a blue flag beach, and is on the route of the new Wild Atlantic Way route and on path of the Inishowen Head walk and it a short walk away from Stroove lighthouse. It is also on the route of the beautiful 'Inishowen 100' scenic drive. There is one very large open plan living area with windows/doors to 3 sides giving superb sea and countryside views. The house is fully equipped to a very high standard with all new furniture and fixtures and fittings. The house is approx. 3 km from Greencastle village and about 8km from the seaside town of Moville where are restaurants and cafes.

Guest Comments: 'Stunning House, stunning views. Had a lovely ‘chill out’ break. Will definitely return. Many thanks'. Ron and Jackie, Portstewart, N Ireland, June 2008

'The perfect peace of Tara’s House, the luxury yet the simplicity, the reason for its being. The thoughtfulness and consideration of the owners. Thanks for a perfect haven of rest'. Jim, Kate and family, Belfast, July 2008

'Beautiful House – stunning location. We had a great week (despite the weather). Will definitely return. Many thanks'. Murray family, Co Down, July 2008

' The best holiday house we have stayed in, at home or abroad. First class holiday'! Will and Frances, Mill Hill, London, July 2008

More Guest comments: 'Stunning house, outstanding views – the best holiday we have had as a family or alone – ever'! We’ll be back. John and Amy, London, August 2008

'Wow! We all loved this place from the minute we arrived. We’ve really enjoyed out time here'. Frank, Jill and family, Sevenoaks, Kent, August 2008

'Lovely house, great location, fantastic beaches. We’ve really enjoyed staying at ‘Tara’s House’ – hope to come again soon'. Jeannie, John and family, London, August 2008

'Beautiful house and location – we had a wonderful week here'! Doherty Family Derry, August 2008

Further Information: The house is only an hour and a half by car from Belfast Airport and forty minutes from Derry Airport (along an extremely scenic route). From Dublin it is about a four hour drive.

Activities in the area include sailing, shore walks, shopping, theatre and cinema in Derry or Letterkenny, summer festivals, sea angling, golfing (Greencastle, Ballyliffen and Redcastle), hill walking, scenic drives, Greencastle Maritime Museum, Guns of Dunree Military Museum, The Cairn Visitors Centre, Doagh Island Familm Village and Malin Head - Irelands most northerly point.

Visit us soon and explore the rugged unspoilt beauty of Inishowen, ' the undiscovered treasure of Ireland' for yourself.

More Details

Owner
Kate Wilkinson
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 August, 2018

About Kate Wilkinson

We built Tara's House in 2008 - a real labour of love and we are very proud of the house and we love to share this very special place with our guests. It was designed by an architect family member and we all survived to tell the tale! We have replanted a rose that used to grow at the original cottage on the site as a memento to the history of the site.

Kate Wilkinson purchased this house in 2008

Why Kate Wilkinson chose Carrowtrasna

The site has the most amazing sea views and as the locals say 'it's feels different up here in Stroove'. It's a much longer story than that - which we'll tell you if you come and stay!

What makes this house unique

Tara's House is unique in so many ways, not least it's contemporary design - a refreshing change from the usual dormer bungalows you see across Ireland. It is safe, private and best of all has completely wonderful sea views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent view. Great spot to relax with friends and family
Nov 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Carrowtrasna

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The main bathroom is finished to a very high standard with beautiful bronze wall and floor tiling. In addition to the bath there is also an electric shower. The en suites are also beautifully finished, each with a walk in power shower with integrated light and extractor fan. All three bathrooms have shaving lights.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
  • Two of the bedrooms (the red room and the blue room) have ensuite facilities with walk in power shower, toilet and sink finished to the highest standard. Each bedroom has very high quality duvets and pillows and we provide you with freshly ironed 100% cotton bed linen. Towels are also provided. One king size bed, two doubles and two single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house has underfloor heating with individual controls for each room. As the house is all on one level and tiled or fitted with wooden floors and is therefore very wheelchair friendly. We will consider pets as long as they do not go into the bedrooms and keep off the sofa! Please tell us about your pets if you make an enquiry. Cancellation: We offer a full refund up to 8 weeks before arrival. After this, a refund will only be given if the dates are rebooked by another guest Please note: This house is not available for parties of any description including school formal 'after parties'. If the house is booked for this purpose without telling the owner refunds will not be given.

Reviews

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Contemporary, luxury house, panoramic sea views, on Wild Atlantic Way. Free WIFI
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 173 reviews
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A great house in a good location

  • 5 of 5

Tara's house is of impressive modern design, very comfortable and well equipped, with lovely sea views through the large double glazed windows. The owners were very helpful. We visited wonderful beaches on the Inishowen Peninsular and the house is well placed to visit Northern Ireland too. We would happily return.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Property in a beautiful location overlooking Lough Foyle to Nothern Ireland. So relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This house had everthing you need to experience home from home! Lots of light and big windows to bring the outside in and enjoy those wonderful views. Quiet location and a great base for exploring around us. Beaches also superb. We had a great break and would 100% stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderfully comfortable home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Kate and Gavin were fantastic hosts who were helpful and attentive. We very much enjoyed our stay in their beautiful home. Highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Michelle, Thanks for your lovely review and we're delighted you had a good time. We hope to welcome you back in the future. All the best. Kate
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Excellent house with great family space

  • 5 of 5

The house looks small from the outside but is actually quite spacious. The open planning living area, three bathrooms and well sized bedrooms was more than enough for my party of four adults and four young kids (and a dog). The house was both warm and comfortable with excellent facilities so when there were a few rainy days, being housebound was not a problem. The views are breath taking, looking out over the Atlantic coastline of County Derry. The house location is totally secluded so privacy is guarenteed. We've been renting properties over the last few years in Donegal and this has definitely been one of our favorite breaks. The only negative is that one week wasn't enough!

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house, beautiful views and wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with wonderful view. Very spacious and underfloor heating made it very cosy - even in the snow. The outdoor decking and garden made a lovely play space. Kate and Gavin are the most thoughtful hosts - the gifts of home made baking were delicious. Kate and son even rescued us when we got the car stuck up in the mountains! Would thoroughly recommend for a lovely relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property, stunning views and so relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and it won’t be our last!

The property is amazing, very modern and the under floor heating an absolute joy in February!

The views are stunning and everything you need is close by whether it’s a beach, a restaurant or a pub.

Can’t wait to come again!

  • Review Submitted: 18/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Belfast International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Michael Johns
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Belfast/Larne
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Greencastle Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Derry
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M2 in N. Ireland
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Kealeys Seafood Bar (Award Winning), Greencastle
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Big White Bay (Blue Flag) and Little White Bay
Car: necessary

Tara's House is a 10 minute walk from a Blue Flag beach, a 2 minute drive to a links golf course (Greencastle), and is approx 3km from the fishing village of Greencastle, and about 8km to the seaside town of Moville. It is an ideal base for family beach holiday in a safe and peaceful environment. The house also serves well as a touring base for the Inishowen peninsula and Northern Ireland. The historic city of Derry is 30 minutes drive away and the Antrim coastline and the Giant's Causeway can be reached via the Greencastle-Magilligan ferry. The house is a great place for families, couples, friends, golfers, artists and anglers, and also for those just wanting a quiet and beautiful place to relax. Activities that can be enjoyed in the local area include sailing, kayaking, shore walks, beaches, shopping in Derry, Millenium Theatre in Derry, Summer Festivals, Sea Angling, Golfing (Greencastle, Ballyliffen, Redcastle), Hill Walking and Scenic Tours.

Other Activities: Relaxing and doing nothing!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Two nights 400 euro, Three nights 500 euro.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled 3 months before arrival date. Within 3 months of arrival date if the property is booked by someone else then a full refund will be given. If not, no refund will be given.

Pets are allowed as long as you tell us about them at the time of booking and they stay out of the bedrooms, off the sofas and are cleaned up after in the garden.

Reduced weekend rates for couples may be considered from October to March

Electricity and heating (underfloor) are included.

We ask our guests to leave €6 - €12 for rubbish disposal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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