Straid, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Elegant grandeur awaits you on an escape to the beautiful, historical Georgian property that is the Glen House.
Glen House is a beautiful Georgian property that sits surrounded by mountains, rivers, waterfalls and even offers sea views. This grand period home with its 6 bedrooms, sleeps 14 guests, and is the perfect place to gather with extended family or a group of friends. Take a break away from life’s usual stresses and strains to relax and reconnect with nature and each other. The pretty village of Clonmany is 1.5km from the Glen House and it’s scenic location is part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Sweeping mountains, golden beaches and waterfalls makes it the perfect destination to enjoy all the outdoor activities available near by.
The Glen House which dates back to the early 18th century, has been lovingly restored by My Donegal Escape since we became the proud owners in 2005. With its relaxing and comfortable interior design all the rooms are full of county charm. The ground floor has a kitchen, a dining area that can accommodate 20 guests, making it a great space to gather together, a sun room with views over the grounds and the surrounding mountains and an elegant sitting room. The first floor has 6 individually designed en suite bedrooms, some with sea views.
The location of the Glen House means our guests will enjoy beautiful mountain and sea views. There is no better way to enjoy these views than relaxing in one of the outdoor areas with a glass of wine or dining alfresco with the family. The lawn area to the front of the property is where you can sit and enjoy the distant sea views towards Malin Head. To the side of the property, alongside the river that runs down from the Glenevin Waterfall, is a decked area with seating. A foot bridge offers direct access to the walk to the waterfall. Please note that during the summer months we operate an onsite craft shop next to the foot bridge.
From €1,600 to €3,000 per week
Please contact us for rates for shorter breaks.
Option to accommodate an extra 5 guests, please contact us for more details.
Bedrooms & bathroom
First floor – 6 Bedrooms all with en suite shower rooms. (4 Double – 1 Twin – 1 Triple)
All Bedrooms en-suite, Close to Beach, Beautiful gardens, Off Street Parking
Sorry no pets allowed.
Tullagh (1.5km), Pollen Strand (5km)
Arrivals and departures
Arrival Day: Friday during July and August.
Arrival Time: 4.30pm
Departure Time: 10.30am
Times may vary due to Covid-19, please refer to your booking.
Oven, Gas Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing Machine, Dryer, Coffee Machine, High Chair, Travel Cot.
Your stay includes
Smart TV, Netflix, Broadband WiFi, Information Guide, Bed Linen
Towels, Shower Gel, Shampoo & Conditioner. We also provide dry goods for the kitchen including – Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Cooking Oil, Salt & Pepper.
The picturesque village of Clonmany sits among a number of local beauty spots that include hills, rivers, beaches and even a waterfall.
The village is famous for its family friendly week long musical festival that take place every August. This popular event is one of Irelands longest running festivals.
It is located on the Wild Atlantic Way route, which is one of the longest defined coastal route 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.
Inishowen is a perfect place for lovers of the great outdoors with kayaking, surfing, horse riding and cycling all available locally.
Glen House is situated just beside the Urris Hills, which is a hill walkers paradise and home to the family friendly Glenevin Waterfall walking trail with its magical Fairy Trail.
We provide maps for our local walking trails to anyone who wishes to take to the hill. With some of Donegal finest beaches on our doorstep, Tullagh Bay and Pollen Beach are the two closest. A fun filled family day out is never far away.
For golf lovers Ballyliffin Golf Course, hosts of the Irish Open 2018 is just 6km away. The area is also a perfect destination for cyclists who enjoy it for leisure or as part of a club. Mamore Gap has been a favourite challenge among cyclists for many years.
SURFING OR HORSE RIDING
Surfing or Horse Riding on the shores of Tullagh Bay (1.5km) is guaranteed to create special family memories. This horse shoe bay with its golden sands will provide hours of family fun on one of the most scenic beaches in Inishowen. Pollen Beach (5km) in Ballyliffin also has a children’s play park.
Nancys Barn which is located in the heart of Ballyliffin village, proudly came home with first place in the World Seafood Chowder Champions in 2018. Make sure you call in to try this wonderful world award-winning seafood chowder. Open for breakfast and lunch all year round, they also extend their hours to include a evening bistro menu during the busy summer months. Make sure to book to avoid disappointment.
ROSE CRAFT SHOP
Rose Craft shop is located at the Glenevin Waterfall and offers a beautiful selection of Arts and Crafts from local crafters. They also serve coffee and a wonderful selection of Irish made ice cream. Its 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 breathtaking 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 in a little tradition style cottage next to their studio.