Ard na Mara House
Ballyliffin, Co Donegal
PRICES & AVAILABILITY
If you’re longing to make an escape that captures all the wonderful elements that Donegal has to offer in one location, combined with luxury self catering, then look no further than Ard na Mara House
Luxury Self Catering Donegal
If you’re longing to make an escape that captures all the wonderful elements that Donegal has to offer in one location, then look no further Ard na Mara House. Perched high on a hillside in the popular coastal village of Ballyliffin, this exclusive home has uninterrupted views over Pollen Beach, Isle of Doagh, Malin Head and Ballyliffin Golf Course, which was home to the 2018 Irish Open. The large, private grounds surrounding the property enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding area and will ensure you enjoy a quiet to peaceful and tranquil escape.
From €800 to €1400 per week
Up to 6 people.
Bedrooms & bathroom
First floor – Master Bedroom with King size bed, dressing room and shower room. 1 Double with King size bed and en-suite shower room – 1 Twin with 2 single bed
Sea Views, Wood Burning Stove – Private Site – Large garden – Off Street Parking
Pets allowed ( with prior consent )
Pollen Strand (1km), Tullagh (7km), Five Finger Strand (18km)
Arrivals and departures
Arrival Day: Saturday during July and August.
Arrival Time: 4.30pm
Departure Time: 10.30am
Times may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
Range Master Cooker with Double Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Large American Style Fridge-Freezer, Washing Machine, Dryer, Coffee Machine, High Chair, Travel Cot
Your stay includes
Smart TV, Netflix, WiFi ( 4g sim hotspot ), Information Guide, Logs and Kindling, Bed Linen, Towels, Shower Gel, Shampoo & Conditioner. We also provide basic dry goods for the kitchen – Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Cooking Oil, Salt & Pepper.
The small friendly coastal village of Ballyliffin on the Inishowen peninsula sits overlooking the stunning Pollen Bay beach with views over Glashedy Island and the Atlantic ocean. The beach also has a eco-friendly play park for the younger members of the family. The village is located on the Wild Atlantic Way route, which is one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world at 2500km long. The Wild Atlantic Way winds its way all along the Irish west coast starting in the north here on the Inishowen Peninsula down to the picturesque town of Kinsale, County Cork, in the south. Ballyliffin is also home to the world famous Ballylffin Golf Club, which hosted the 2018 Irish Open and is a must visit for golf lovers.
The Urris Hills are a hill walkers paradise with breath taking views and are also home to the family friendly Glenevin Waterfall walking trail with its magical Fairy Trail. We provide maps for our local walking trails for anyone who wishes to take to the hill.
With some of Donegal finest beaches on our doorstep, Tullagh Bay and Pollen Beach being the two closest, a fun family day out is never far away.
For golf lovers Ballyliffin Golf Course, hosts of the Irish Open 2018 is just 6km away.
A GAME OF GOLF
Ballyliffin Golf Club is a must visit for golf lovers and is widely regarded as the finest links complex in Ireland boasting two championship links courses. They pride themselves in having world class presentation standards all year round and for offering great hospitality, a spectacular setting and outstanding facilities.
Make sure you pay a visit to Nancys Barn when staying in Inishowen. It is home to a world award-winning seafood chowder. Opened for Breakfast and lunch all year round, they also extend their hours to include an evening bistro menu during the summer.
LOCAL ARTS & CRAFTS
Rose Craft shop is located adjacent to the Glenevin Waterfall car park and offers a beautiful selection of Arts and Crafts from local crafters. They also serve coffee and a wonderful selection of Irish made ice creams. It’s a firm favourite with little and big kids alike.
Hiking the Urris Hills is a great way to appreciate the wonderful views of the surrounding area. There are walks to suit all levels of fitness from the family friendly Fairy Trail walk to the Glenevin Waterfall to the more challenging Urris Lakes Trail.
MORE THINGS TO SEE & DO
Doagh Famine Village tells the story of Irish life from the Great Famine of the 1840s to the present day. A combination of informative story-telling and life size exhibits provides an informative, thought-provoking and at time humorous look at Irish life.
Malin Head is the location of Ireland’s most Northerly Point. It is a signature point for anyone doing a tour of the Wild Atlantic Way. With breath-taking views, on a good day the Scottish Islands, Tory Island and nearby Inishtrahull Island are visible.
Arts and Craft lovers will find a wealth of local talent here in Inishowen. Some of our favourite galleries and workshops include, Mary Crowley Artist Studio, Glendowen Craft Studio, Silver Birch Gallery and Studio, and Ben Holmes Gallery and Studio.
Traditional Music. A number of our local pubs host music at the weekends. For a family friendly session visit The Rusty Nail every Sunday @5.30. Glendowen Craft Studio host theirs on the second Sunday of every month is a cute little tradition style cottage next to their studio.
Surfing on the shores of Pollen Bay is guaranteed to create special family memories. The long stretch of sandy beach looks out onto Glashedy Island and is one of the most scenic beaches in Inishowen. It is an ideal location for all types of water activities. Pollen Beach also has a children’s play park located near the car park.