Customer Testimonials for The Sea House, Toberkeen, Dungloe

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We had a wonderful time at the Sea House and appreciated Shona’s help. Everything worked out well and we put on quite a few kilometers driving in the area. The weather cooperated well during the entire visit so that helped us quite a lot. Lovely place to just stay in place and enjoy the house and the environment. Dungloe had pretty much everything we needed. Look forward spending time again in the Sea House.

Fred Moy

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Our stay in Dungloe and the cottage on the Ocean was fabulous. Beautiful area and wonderful people. Sharon was very helpful and responsive. We ran out of oil and lost heat and got water and it was addressed within a couple of hours when we called. Deb and I would come back anytime. I highly recommend staying here.

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John Larsson

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The sea house in Toberkeen was love a first sight. Its magical views over the bay with  forever changing landscape colours and  its cosy comfortable tasteful and beautifully arranged interior ticked absolutely all our boxes.

The fresh scones on arrival, the warm welcome and the turf fire for the colder evenings were added treats that made our stay even more authentic. 

There is nothing we would change and nothing we missed (not even the sunshine) during our stay with our family of 4 at the sea house. In fact, we loved it so much we returned two year running and cannot wait to come again. We could recommend it to anyone in search of beauty, tranquility, authenticity, taste  and comfort.

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Karine Kieran Alice and Lucas

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The Sea House, in Toberkeen, Dungloe, is a perfect cottage hideaway with all modern conveniences. On arrival we were greeted with home baked scones and fresh flowers. There is a spacious kitchen dining area and two comfortable living rooms separate from the bedrooms and washroom area. The view of Arranmore and the sea is breath-taking, and as the cottage faces west we experienced magical sunsets every evening.

The silence was lovely. A local hare was a visitor in the mornings and nice birds flitted in the garden. The neighbours were friendly and Dungloe itself was vibrant with the annual Mary from Dungloe Festival. We will be back. 

Marian OBrien

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We had a very pleasant time in your house. You arranged the house in a way that just everything was there. We felt like living in a design-house and we enjoyed the wonderful views. We had one day with rain from the beginning of the morning till the end of the evening; no problem, from behind the large window in the living room we watched the seals and the changing tide. I must confess that we were happy that during the other days we had sunshine too so we could go out. Too bad we only could stay 6 days! Oh, and let me not forget to say that Sharon was a wonderful hostess..

Joost Dijksman

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My two children and I stayed at The Sea House in early June and found it simply the best self-catering cottage we have ever stayed in. It has been carefully restored to provide exquisite accommodation in a stunning position overlooking Aran Island and the Atlantic. The surrounding area is also rich in wildlife such as seals and otters. I shall look forward to returning in the future.

Roger Rankin

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The Sea House is a delightful, welcoming, warm cottage with all you need for a stay in beautiful Donegal. The view from the picture window across the bay constantly changes with the tides and weather. It was all we were expecting and more.

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Angela Forr

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Hello Natasha 

We had a perfect time and came home well relaxed, although had to leave a day early as ferry was cancelled because of a storm, and we had to reschedule. 

The house was perfect and I loved your design touches - the colours, the curtains and the crockery - everything really! It was such a pleasure to go out and come back to the place ,to look out at the tide going in and out and the sunsets. 

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We would love to hear about your other place when its finished could you let us know? 

Here are the words I put on trip advisor - mostly though its difficult to put into words - just perfect! 

Many thanks for your attention. 

We have had holiday rentals for years in the West of Ireland, but have to say that this house and the friendliness of the people was outstanding. A perfect house for relaxing and unwinding, with the best taste in interior design and a well equipped kitchen. Everything spotlessly clean and bright but cosy even on a rainy day. Thank you for the lovely welcome and we hope to visit again soon.

Kind Regards 

Pat Brennan

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Dear Natasha

Sorry, it took me longer to write the review as I thought... not the writing, but taking the time to do so...

I tried to explain, that this was the best cottage ever and you have done a fantastic work. We do hope, we can return. Maybe not next year, but for sure, we want to return.

Please send our greetings also to Sharon. We wish you both a lot of energy for all your great work, and of course also for your life :)

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We stayed unfortunately only 7 nights at this fantastic home. We have seen pictures of it before, but when we got there, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the location and also the setting. Natasha has furnished the whole house with so much love to the last details, it just looked like in a magazine for My Perfect Home. Still, we felt at home right away and even with our three children (3, 8, 9), we never felt like they are not allowed to touch anything, like one feels sometimes when you stay at a perfect styled place. We just felt like at home!

The kitchen provides everything needed to cook whatever you want to, the living room is cosy as it can be, the view out of the window just incredible, the bedrooms are lovely furnished.

The children loved to go down to the beach, climbing on the rocks, looking for some oyster shells, and went almost crazy when they saw the seals out in the sea:)

Last but not least: Sharon made as feel comfortable at once. She waited for us in Dungloe, showed us the way to the cottage, she made us feel very welcomed although we were late.

On the table, there were fresh flowers, scones with chocolate and homemade jam, just ready to sit down and enjoy a late cup of tea with delicious scones. Couldn‘t think of a better arrival in a new place, after driving all the way from Dublin with three children in the car:)

We do wish we could have stayed longer, and if possible somehow, we‘ll return for sure!

Maiken Graf

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Hi Natasha,

We stayed at The Sea House for 6 nights and wished we had more!

We were met by Sharon who could not do enough for us, giving us lots of useful information on the local area and welcoming us with homemade scones and flowers. 

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The house is stunning, beautiful views of the bay and view point to look out for seals and watch the oyster men catching oysters.  Thank you Natasha for the privilege of staying at the Sea House.

Our top places were Maghery beach, The Strand Bar Maghery (very friendly local pub with the added addition of donkeys across from them that kept our 6 year old amused), Music Festival in Dungloe.

Look forward to going back soon!

Jane Clarke

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We stayed at the Sea House in July with our two young children. We received a warm welcome which included fresh flowers around the cottage, two baskets full of turf for the open fires and homemade scones! The Sea Cottage is finished to an extremely high standard with lots of attention to detail. Because good weather on Irish holidays is never guaranteed we like to have a really nice indoor space to hang out in if needs be and the Sea Cottage was perfect for lazy days.

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There is lots to do in the surrounding areas including Glenveagh National Park, Fintown Railway, Ards Forest Park and a boat trip to nearby Arranmore Island. In Dungloe itself there were lots of places to experience traditional Irish music which we really enjoyed. This is a very beautiful holiday cottage which I would have no problem recommending.


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Our nine night stay at The Sea House in Dungloe was the most relaxing and enjoyable holiday. My wife found everything you could possibly want in the house and the furnishings and attention to detail are superb. The views across to Arranmore and beyond were a welcome bonus while sitting on the decking in the evening. Already booked for next year.

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Colin Martin

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Dear Natasha, thank you for a wonderful stay at the Sea House. I have seldom stayed in a holiday home which has been so comfortable. It really was like a home from home. The house is absolutely spotless, adorably decorated and wonderfully situated, with a magnificent sea view.

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The four of us had a lovely five days exploring this corner of Ireland which is absolutely amazing. So many sandy beaches , beautiful mountains and very friendly people. Many thanks as well to Sharon, who does a wonderful job greeting the guests and making us feel very welcome.

Eileen Uhl - Germany

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Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay. Brilliant sunsets every evening! And like others have said just to look through the window is amazing. Seals, herons and hares! Beautiful cottage and very well equipped. 

Adrian Welland - Somerset

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Dear Natasha   Wow i mean just wow! The six star sea house has first class attention to detail and talk about location location spot on  a gem of a place to unwind after a day walking the delightful Donegal coast.  Looking through the window of life is spellbinding.  The cuckoo said good morning every day the seals fished happily and the fishermen turned their oyster beds underneath a faithful irish sunshine and her Atlantic breeze.

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The bird life at Maghery beach is interesting followed by lunch at The Waterfront Hotel. Without question a cottage to return to  dreaming of warming peat fires on cool evenings and a peace and tranquility hard to find anywhere in Europe  A  big hug and THANK YOU  to you

Neil Fish

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Hello Natasha, 

We loved the cottage, that's where I would like to spend more time... big windows overlooking the sea, we didn't miss one sunset, always different from one day to another. 

The house is clean, refurbished with taste, you feel at home straightaway... the scones on the table were ready to be eaten upon our arrival, what a lovely gesture. Bunches of flowers around the house was the little touch I loved the most. You just feel like taking your shoes off, light the fire and relax in one of the comfy sofa or armchairs.

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We really liked the location of the cottage as well, nearly in the middle of nowhere, yet not completely on your own...the little town of Dunloe has everything you need for your shopping. We went for long walks in the wild just meeting sheep and hairy cows... lovely time spent with my husband and my 10 year old daughter. I will keep this address, I already sent it to my friends. Again, thank you very much for the lovely place, we really enjoyed it.

Cécile Thomas - France

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My husband and I have just had the privilege of spending one week at Natasha’s gorgeous cottage. Right from the very start all was setting the tone for s wonderful week.

We arrived at the cottage ,which was easy to find, and met by Shona who showed us around and gave us all the informative information we needed. To our surprise we arrived to warm scones and jam in the table and basics such as tea and milky supplied to make our settling in easy. The cottage is superbly equipped with sooooo much attention to detail.

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It truly felt like home from home. Could not think of s single item that was missing. Very comfortable! At first we thought ‘how could we visit all we wanted to as we would miss out on the wonderful ambiance this cottage has to offer.

Wifi was fast , the lovely cosy fire places ,the great views from every window showing a different aspect of this very quiet part but yet only 5 min drive to Dungloe town which had great restaurants (seafood very good )and music entertainment (high quality ) over the weekend. But be warned if only starts at 22 30. There was so much to do and see in the area. We managed to drive 1500km and walk 60 km in the week.

Lots of variety and hidden gems. Can recommend Ardara village and its waterfall. Great shopping for tweed and Nancy’s pub a must. Be sure to travel further via Glengesh pass and visit Malin Beg and Slieve league. Close to home we loved Annagry and managed to listen to some great music at Leo’s tavern (Enya’s family home)

A trip to Donegal airport and Fanad head is worth the drive. But spending time in the Sea House on the deck or in the cosy lounges relaxing..... is a great option too. All in all you will not regret escaping to Natasha’s gem in this beautiful part of Ireland.

Michelle Wish - Seven Oaks

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Hi Natasha

Sorry for the delay in getting this to you. At last we have found our haven in Dungloe. 

The SeaHouse is just perfect! We have been visiting Dungloe for 15 years and just love it and the surrounding area. Unfortunately the cottage we used to rent is no longer available and we have kept searching over the last 5 years for somewhere as nice and all that we wanted.  Finally we found the Seahouse which we now like even more! The cottage is beautiful, quirky, cosy and so much thought has been put into the decoration and layout. 

The views are gorgeous over Dungloe Bay and over to Aranmore Island. So cosy for a lie in, lazy breakfast then going out exploring and stopping in for a couple of Guinness in Patrick Johnny Sallys or Beedys bar in Dungloe. We also love The Strand Bar in Maghery which is also close. Our favourite time of the day though was getting back to the cottage early evening lighting the fire and candles and having a lovely meal and wine with our favourite music in the background. Sitting by the cosy  fire was just perfect. There is also a wood burning fire in the other room off the kitchen, no TV in that part so you can chill out with a book and enjoy the silence. 

We booked the house very easily online and Natasha was extremely helpful. 

Sharon who looks after the cottage was also so helpful and kind and nothing was too much bother. 

We cannot wait to return to the Seahouse and are counting down the days.

Thanks for everything. 

Rating: 5/5  10/10  1st class! A+++

Jennifer and Paul, Belfast

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