An Teach Illanmore is a luxury modern holiday home with private access to Doaghbeg beach, situated in a stunning area of the Fanad Peninsula – 5km from the seaside village of Portsalon. The holiday home is blessed with a wonderfully scenic and peaceful location. From its elevated site above the secluded Doaghbeg beach, the holiday home enjoys superb panoramic views over Lough Swilly towards Dunaff Head and the Inishowen Hills
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The holiday home has been carefully designed to make maximum use of natural sunlight – and to enable the visitor to enjoy the stunning vista outside. All 4 bedrooms together with the dining area and the living room enjoy breathtaking sea views.
The holiday home is situated in very peaceful location and has direct access down to the Doaghbeg beach. The spectacular Great Arch at Doaghbeg is a short walk north. Indeed there are numerous caves and natural arches along the coastline in the vicinity of the holiday home – including the dramatic “ Seven Arches”. There is even your own ‘private’ cave on the beach in front of the house.
This is a really beautiful house & location
This is a really beautiful house & location. The beach at the end of the garden is lovely and a great spot for kids to explore and any of the beaches we visited locally were breath taking. The drive from Rathmullen to Portsalon is also spectacular if you get to do it. We will definitely return.
We all find this little corner of Ireland magic
Thanks again for an incredible week in Donegal. This is our second time at An teach Illanmore and we just fall more and more in love with the place. We are four siblings who live in different parts of the world but we all find this little corner of Ireland magic, as do our partners and kids. Please don’t ever mow the meadow, we love the walk to the beach. It’s hard to leave but we’ll be back.
The house has been a haven of peace and comfort
Writing on the last night of a fantastic stay in this georgeous corner of the world. The house has been a haven of peace and comfort for us at a busy and daunting time, and we’re already looking to coming back asap. We’ll miss the beach at the end of the garden and all the other charms here on offer, but will take some great memories home along with a lot of photos.
The views are so good you may never want to leave
Truly one of the most amazing and unique setting of any Airbnb we’ve ever stayed at. The private access to the natural setting is phenomenal, and the house is wonderful as well! The views are so good you may never want to leave, but make sure you do. Take the trail down to the beach and explore the cave and you’ll be rewarded with a memory you’ll cherish forever. Our family certainly will. Don’t hesitate, book it.
Pamela was super helpful and responsive
The house is in the MOST beautiful location and is an incredible spot for a family or group to enjoy the beauty of Port Salon and the wilds of Donegal from. Pamela was super helpful and responsive, the house was clear and had everything we needed. We can’t wait to get back again, just heavenly.
Breathtaking views over the lough
A great time by all was had at An Teach Illanmore. We had a fantastic week and got up to a number of fun activities including surfing, golf and even a bonfire on the beach. The house itself was lovely with breathtaking views over the lough.
Stunning from start to finish
An amazing stay in a beautiful house in a stunning location. Stunning from start to finish. Despite inclement weather, still the best stay we have had in Ireland. Highly recommended place to stay with or without family. Its simply outstanding.
We’ve had a wonderful holiday here
We’ve had a wonderful holiday here. There have been lots of things for all seven of us – aged from thirteen to eighty-two – to enjoy, but the best have been the sights and sounds nearby , such as the walk by road to Pollaid Great Arch and back home by the beach. We ventured further afield to the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh and it is absolutely fantastic- well worth the journey.
We would retire here in the morning
We really loved it here and if we could we would retire here in the morning. We are so sorry to be leaving this lovely house which is only outshadowed by by the beauty all around it – in the sea, the beaches,the mountains and the wildlife. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are back again.
The house has everything you could ever need
A beautiful, peaceful house in an idyllic setting. If you want somewhere to recharge and relax this is it! The house is perfectly situated for exploring the Fanad peninsula with the lighthouse and superb beaches on your doorstep. The beach with sea cave beyond the garden is amazing and our kids loved it. The house has everything you could ever need including WiFi and the kitchen is fully equipped. A dream location, we wouldn’t hesitate to book again.
“Stunning” was the word we’d read in all the reviews
“Stunning” was the word we’d read in all the reviews. Now, we understand. Words don’t really describe the place….the house the grounds, and especially the beach. Just beautiful. Communication either the host was just right, too. You won’t go wrong. Book with confidence.
Beautiful place with truly incredible views!
Beautiful place with truly incredible views! Plenty of room for quite a few guests – we were travelling with family + in-laws and weren’t cramped. Good location to explore Donegal.
Amazing stay. The location is gorgeous, the house is nice and very well-equipped. And Pamela is reactive and very helpful!
Location was beautiful
The house was lovely! We had a wonderful stay. It had everything we needed and was perfect for two families. Location was beautiful, view from the house is awesome. The host (Pamela) was excellent, very easy to check in and was so helpful throughout the stay.
The views are like a painting
Beautiful location and home. The views are like a painting and we had lovely swims in the sea. Location was perfect for Fanad lighthouse and exploring Donegal.
Spotless, great communication
This house has one of the best views! We had everything we needed, the house is really well equipped, including for a large group and if you are traveling with children. Spotless, great communication before and during stay. We are looking forward to going back in future!
We have come here many times before
We really enjoyed our stay here. We have come here many times before. The house is amazing, we enjoyed going body boarding in the sea, having BBQs. We had a wonderful time here and we will be sad to be leaving today.
Brilliant, superb, wonderful!!
Brilliant, superb, wonderful!! What more can I say. We have had a great holiday and we’re sorry to be going home. An teach Illanmore is a little slice of heaven. We will be back for sure.
We had a wonderful magical time
We had a wonderful magical time here in beautiful Doaghbeg. We are leaving today and are very sad to be going back to normaility. We would love to come back again. We hope everyone who satys in An teach Illanmore has as good a time as wehave.
I enjoyed going through the cave on the beach
I loved staying here! I enjoyed going through the cave on the beach and body boarding at Drumnacraig beach. We went to Ballyhiernan but were sad to see the biggest sand dune had collapsed. We found lots of sand shells on the beach and did a competition for who has the best one. We went on the ferry to Buncarna and drove all the way to Malin Head. We had a brilliant time.
We had such a fun time at An teach Illanmore
We had such a fun time at An teach Illanmore. We went on walks every day on different beaches and on Halloween (my birthday) we went into Derry and dressed up (I went as a dinosaur). We went out for lunch and dinner almost every day and on our last day we had a bonfire on the beach.I really don’t want to leave because we haven’t explored everything yet. PS we also collected shells.
I loved going crab fishing and picking blackberries
In Donegal we had a great time. I loved going crab fishing and picking blackberries. Every day we went to the beach, actually we went about twice a day. And the beach is only over the fence in our back garden!
Bedroom 1: ensuite - ground floor - french doors to patio area - sea views - tiled floor (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 2: double bed and single bed - first floor - superb sea views (sleeps 3)
Bedroom 3: double bedroom - first floor - superb sea views (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 4: twin bedroom - first floor - superb sea views (sleeps 2)
- elevated site with stunning views over Lough Swilly towards the Inishowen Peninsula
- 4 bedrooms to sleep 9 (1 ensuite)
- bathroom -free standing bath and separate power shower -first floor
- main living area has a wood burning stove
- luxury furniture suite
- 32 inch LCD flat screen TV with dvd player
- large corner window and glass patio door providing panoramic views over Lough Swilly and the Inishowen Hills
- stylish modern kitchen with dining area
- electric oven and gas hob
- microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
- conservatory style dining area with stunning sea views
- seats up to 10
- washing machine, tumble dryer in separate utility room
- iron and ironing board
- cot, highchair and stairgate available
- baby sitting can be arranged
- patio area with patio furniture and barbeque
- 100 metres to secluded beach with sea caves
- beach accessible directly from the cottage grounds
- 5 km to Portsalon Village and Golf Club
- 5-minute drive to Fanad Head and Lighthouse
- many gorgeous sandy beaches close by
- 5 minute drive to Fanad Lodge
- 5-minute drive to the Lighthouse pub
- 15 mins to the Rosguill Peninsula via the new Mulroy Bridge
- quiet and peaceful location
- ideal touring base
- ample parking
- sorry - no pets
- free wifi
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