Shanton House Buncrana, Buncrana

4 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 8

Shanton House Buncrana

Sea ViewsFree Wi-FiPets AllowedOpen FireCot & Highchair

About Shanton House

Shanton House is located on an elevated site overlooking the town of Buncrana and enjoys panoramic views across Lough Swilly to the hills of the Fanad peninsula. The house was originally built in the early 1900s and still has the thick outer walls of a traditional property.

To the rear there is an elevated wood deck area which takes full advantage of the sea views on offer. Buncrana town centre with its shops, restaurants and swimming pool is a 2 min drive away, while the golf courses at Lisfannon and a local 9 hole course are within easy reach.


Buncrana is the largest town in the Inishowen Peninsula and it lies along the route of Irelands Wild Atlantic Way driving route. It has a full range of tourist amenities, as well as fine restaurants and lively bars. The town boasts a leisure centre and swimming pool, cinema, golf course, pitch and putt, play park, clean safe sandy beaches and many activities for children.

The Inishowen 100

The holiday home lies just off the route of the "Inishowen 100". This is a senic drive which takes the visitor on a roughly circular tour of the Inishowen Peninsula. The route includes dramatic coastal scenery plus a fine collection of ancient forts and monuments, traditional craft centres, and a dozen or so friendly villages. Scenic highlights include the Gap of Mamore, and Malin Head -  Ireland's most northerly point.

Golf in Inishowen

Just over 15km from the holiday home is the fabulous Ballyliffin Golf Club. The two golf links courses at Ballyliffin have been described as the Ballybunion of the North.  Both courses have large undulating greens, deep bunkers and fairways that are as challenging as the nearby crashing Atlantic surf. Shanton House overlooks the local 9 hole course and is only minutes away from the 18 hole course at Lisfannon.

Doagh Famine Village

A few kilometres beyond Ballyliffin golf club is the Doagh Famine village. This centre provides a great variety of exhibitions telling the story of the Irish Famine. It is also a place where the local customs, traditions, folklore and history of the Inishowen Peninsula are preserved in a permanent way

A Day Trip to Derry

The ancient and historic walled City of Derry is just a 30 minute drive away.  A scene of much conflict in the latter part of the 20th century, Derry is today one of Ireland's most vibrant cities. Following the end of the troubles, the city has redeveloped much of its former character and charm.  Derry was UK City of Culture in 2013 and will also hosted the 2013 All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil . The city's annual Halloween Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish Festival Calendar.

Facilities & Living Space


  • 4 bedrooms to sleep 8
  • Bedroom 1: King on ground floor with sea views
  • Bedroom 2: Double with sea views on upper floor
  • Bedroom 3: Double with sea views on upper floor
  • Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom on upper floor
  • Bathroom on ground floor
  • Bathroom on upper floor
  • Spacious living room with large screen tv
  • Open fireplace and sea views
  • Kitchen with solid fuel stove
  • Gas cooker and dishwasher
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Kitchen has views over Lough Swilly
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Garden to front of house
  • Raised wood deck to rear with sea views
  • Ample off road parking
  • 1km to Buncrana town centre
  • 20 min drive to Historic Walled City of Derry
  • pets welcome
  • free wifi

Living Space

Kitchen  Kitchen

The homely kitchen features a solid fuel stove and has views over Lough Swilly.

  • dining table and 8 chairs
  • dishwasher, large fridge freezer, gas cooker
  • washing machine and tumble dryer in separate utility


Living Room  Living Room

The Living room is located to front of the house and like the kitchen has panoramic views over Buncrana town and Lough Swilly. This room is comfortably furnished and features an open fireplace and widescreen tv. The house has free wifi.


Bedrooms  Bedrooms

Shanton House has 4 bedrooms to sleep up to 8 people. A cot and highchair can be provided on request.

  • Bedroom 1: King on ground floor with sea views
  • Bedroom 2: Double with sea views on upper floor
  • Bedroom 3: Double with sea views on upper floor
  • Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom on upper floor


Bathrooms  Bathrooms

The house has 2 bathrooms, one located on the ground floor next to the king size double bedroom and one located on the upper floor next to the 3 bedrooms.


Elevated Wood Deck  Elevated Wood Deck

A special feature of Shanton House is the elevated wood deck area to the rear of the house. This vantage spot has views over the surrounding countryside, Buncrana and Lough Swilly. The perfect spot to relax and unwind after a day exploring the Inishowen Peninsula.




July / August / Easter

€ 950

May / Jun / Sep / Oct

€ 850

Rest of year

€ 800

Christmas week

€ 800

New Year week

€ 800

Weekend (3 nights)

€ 450

Booking Details

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid on arrival.

  • check in 4pm, check out 11am
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement
  • Security deposit of €200 will be required on hand over of keys and will be returned on departure if no damage caused.


This owner accepts PayPal

PayPal Accepted

What's Included

  • Bed linen and towels
  • Heating
  • Cot and highchair on request

What's Not Included

  • electrcity is metered 


Contact the owner

Contact: Bridie
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2016
Telephone:+353 86 1692446
 +44 7896 620413
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.1189
 Longitude: -7.4451

What they say

My whole family stayed here for the weekend of the 22nd to 25th July and i would highly recommend this property for famililies or groups who are looking for a quiet and peaceful place to stay, the views from the front of the property are truly amazing and is only a short drive to buncrana. We had a great time when we were there and i have to say the owner Bridie was so friendly and helpful and nothing was to much bother.  We will definitely return here in the future.

Maurice Kane

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