Bunagee Cottage Culdaff Beach, Culdaff

5 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 10

Bunagee Cottage Culdaff Beach

Free Wi-FiOpen FireCot & Highchair

This delightful 'Home from Home' is just one mile from Culdaff's spectacular Blue Flag beach, and site within the confines of Culdaff village, with views out to the river estuary and sand dunes beyond. The cottage has five bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a lovely comfortable living space with double doors leading on to a large open plan kitchen and dining area. From there, patio doors lead onto a lovely private garden with an outdoor seating/dining area with barbeque provided.


A five minute walk takes you to the centre of the village for the morning paper and a lovely coffee and tray bake at Cul a Ti. Or get your steps in before breakfast, walking out to the beach along the river estuary and looping back along the footpath into the village, a beautiful 2 mile walk in all. If you're an early bird you'll catch the sun rising over the beach. Spectacular! Or head to Bunagee Pier and see the days catch being landed. Or catch Amazing Grace set sail on her daily dolphin watching excursions. Culdaff is charming. Make sure to pop into the local pubs for a bit of craic. McGuinness' Bar and The Culdaff Arms offer live music throughout summer. McGrorys, established in 1924, is a family run pub/restaurant, serving great food, and hosts traditional Irish music sessions a couple of times a week in summer, or catch a live band in the Backroom. Look out for Jenny's Pop Up bakery during summer, the cupcakes are 'yummy'!

Surrounding Area

Culdaff lies in the northern part of the Inishowen peninsula, - a unique, scenic microcosm of all that Ireland has to offer. The Inishowen Peninsula (The Isle of Owen) is bounded by the Atlantic ocean in the north, Lough-Swilly to the west and Lough Foyle in the east, with the historical city of Derry at its south eastern tip. The peninsula is famous for its spectacular scenic drive, the Inishowen 100, recently voted "Ireland's most breathtaking coastal drive". Of the 159 Discovery Points along the Wild Atlantic Way, 39 are in County Donegal. Of these, 10 are situated along the Inishowen Peninsula highlighting the impressive beauty and unique character of the area. Discovery Points inlcude Inch Island, Lisfanon Beach, Dunree Head, Mamore Gap, Pollan Bay, Malin Head, Culdaff, Kinnagoe Bay, Inishowen Head and Magilligan Point Viewpoint.

Other nearby attractions and activities include Grianan of Aileach. Wild Ireland, Inish Adventures, the Wild Alpaca Way, Amazing Grace Yacht Charters, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Greencastle Golf Club  and Redcastle Golf Club to name but a few.

In the summer months, travel to West Donegal and/or Nothern Ireland's Causeway Coast is even more accessible with ferry crossings available from Buncrana to Rathmullan across Lough Swilly, and from Greencastle to Magilligan Point across Lough Foyle, both worth doing if just for the spectacular scenery on the way.  

Facilities & Living Space


  • 5 bedrooms to sleep 10 (max 8 adults), plus 2 babies/toddlers
  • Bedroom 1, King bedroom, ground floor
  • Bedroom 2, Master King bedroom with en suite, first floor
  • Bedroom 3, Double bedroom, first floor
  • Bedroom 4, Double bedroom, first floor
  • Bedroom 5, Wooden bunk beds, first floor, with 40" flatscreen TV for kids movie nights
  • Bathroom 1, WC and basin, ground floor
  • Bathroom 2, Bath, Separate shower, WC and basin, first floor
  • Bathroom 3, Shower, WC and basin en suite, first floor
  • Lounge with open fireplace, double doors to open plan kitchen/dining area
  • Internet access, games and books provided
  • SMART TV (Freeview & RTE options), DVD & CD players provided (dvd/cd library provided)
  • Open plan spacious kitchen/dining area, seats 10 plus 2 high chairs
  • Fully fitted kitchen, gas hob, electric oven, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Kitchen features electric kettle, gas hob kettle, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee machine, juicer, electric whisk
  • Utility room, washing machine, outside clothes line, iron and ironing board, 2nd fridge, microwave oven
  • Oil fired central heating and electricity included
  • Stair gates, 2 x high chairs available upon request
  • Cot/fold-out beds for 2 additional children available upon request,, fee applies
  • Solid oak wooden floors throughout, porcelain tiles kitchen/dining/utility
  • Front entrance and ground floor wheel chair accessible
  • Large back garden looking out to river estuary & sand dunes, patio, large round picnic table, BBQ
  • Front garden with two seating areas
  • 5 minute walk to village, shop, cafe, pop up bakery, pubs and McGrorys restaurant
  • 1 mile walk to Culdaff’s Blue Flag beach
  • 15 minute drive to Ballyliffin Golf Club
  • Under 5 minute drive to Bunagee Pier for dolphin watching and fishing trips
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Quiet and peaceful location
  • Ideal touring base of Inishowen and Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way

Living Space

  Open plan kitchen/dining area with double doors leading to garden and patio

A professionally fitted, modern and spacious open plan kitchen/dining area. Appliances include a gas hob, electric oven, integrated fridge-freezer, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee machine, electric juicer, electric whisk.

From the dining area patio doors lead onto the outdoor dining/seating area, whilst double glass doors lead into the lounge. This creates a beautiful open plan concept providing plenty of space for all the family to enjoy.

The adjoining utility area provides a washing machine, iron and ironing board, outdoor wash-line, a second fridge and microwave oven.

  Lounge area with double doors leading to kitchen/dining area

Spacious lounge features comfortable modern seating and a traditional fireplace which adds a warm cosy atmosphere. Double glass doors lead on to the kitchen/dining area, giving the benefit of an open plan concept when desired, or the doors can be shut to give a cosy atmosphere on a winters evening by the fire. Natural light floods into this area from both the front and back of the house.

Internet access is provided free of charge, SMART tv, RTE options, DVD & CD players are provided including a selection of music and film options.

  Bedrooms x 5

5 Bedrooms which sleep up to 10 (max 8 adults). We can accommodate a maximum of 2 additional babies/toddlers (travel cot with mattress or fold-out bed available upon request, fee applies).

The master bedroom has a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. 

There are four other bedrooms.

The ground-floor bedroom is suitable for wheelchair access.

1. 1 Master King bedroom, en-suite bathroom, first floor
2. 1 Double bedroom, first floor
3. 1 Double bedroom, first floor
4. 2 Single bunk bedroom, first floor
5. 1x King bedroom, ground floor, wheel chair accessible

  Bathrooms x 2 1/2

2 bathrooms on first floor:

En suite features electric shower, basin and WC

Main bathroom features bath, electric shower, basin and WC

Ground floor features basin and WC

  Landscaped gardens front and back featuring seating areas

The fully enclosed landscaped back garden features a paved patio area, with solid circular wooden picnic table and a large charcoal BBQ.

The front garden also features seating areas to enjoy the evening sunshine.




Summer week

€ 1575

Easter/Halloween/Xmas & New Year

€ 1575

Rest of Year week

€ 1395

Weekend/Bank holidays

€ On request

1 night B&B (exc high season) min 6 adults

€ On request

Booking Details

Non-refundable booking confirmation deposit of 200 Euro is required for each week of stay or less at the time of booking - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period.

This owner accepts PayPal

PayPal Accepted

What's Included

  • Electricity
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Bottled gas for kitchen stove
  • Bed linen
  • Hand towels & bath/shower mats
  • Tea towels, dishcloth & sponge
  • Starter pack cleaning products, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, kitchen foil & cling film
  • Starter pack tea, coffee & sugar
  • Starter pack bathroom paper & hand soap
  • Complimentary welcome basket

What's Not Included

  • Bath & beach towels

Availability Key

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Availability for Bunagee Cottage

November 2023
December 2023
January 2024
February 2024
March 2024
April 2024
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June 2024
July 2024
August 2024
September 2024
October 2024

Contact the owner

Contact: Glenn Kilkey
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2006
Telephone:0044 7764350180
 0044 7764350180
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.2903
 Longitude: -7.1649

What they say

Ideal home in ideal location

As you drive up to the property it looks every bit as good and you'd imagined from the descriptions given by the owners. But when you get inside the property it is like stepping into the Tardis! We were a party of 8 adults, 2 children and one infant. Not once did we trip over each other. Yes, we were helped by the glorious weather during the first week of June in Donegal so that we could make good use of the patio furniture and the bench outside the front of the property in the evenings, but the interior of the house is extremely spacious with good sized rooms. The solid wood dining table with 8 chairs spaced around it, and a couple of stools for the children and a high chair meant we could all eat together. The ensuite and main bathroom upstairs and downstairs cloakroom are more than adequate for a large group such as ours was. The back of the house overlooks the meadows to Culdaff beach sand dunes which is a view difficult to tire anyone. A five-minute drive to the north takes you to Bunagee Pier where you can watch the day's catch being landed and drive roughly the same distance to the south and you arrive at the car parks for the beautiful 'Blue Flag' Culdaff Beach itself. The beach sand and dunes are ultra clean and the sea water crystal clear. The gently shelving, sandy beach meant that it was safe enough for the children to play in the water under mild supervision without any fierce under-tow. Culdaff itself has everything a holidaying family would need with local pubs and restaurants, village stores and petrol filling station which also boasts a good take-away. The Inishowen Peninsula is packed with a wide variety of destinations to suit the whole family and of particular note is the Famine Village in Doagh which 'will' surpass your expectations. Malin Head is, of course, a 'must see' destination being the most northerly point of Ireland and only around half an hour from Culdaff. The Giant's Causeway is not too far away either but check that the ferry from Greencastle is running before heading that way or go via Londonderry. In short, the whole area is for us, the jewel in Ireland's crown and staying at Bunagee Cottage was the icing on a very enjoyable 'cake'!

Steve, Peterborough, 30 May 2016

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