Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal
Bed & Breakfast
+353 (0)74 913 6940
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Staggering views fill this design-driven Donegal escape (for adults only). Walk wild Atlantic routes, taste the terroir & seaweed-steam your cares away


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

€355 per night

The Experience

Breac House is a conversation-starter of building, all the more striking for its proximity to sleepy Dunfanaghy. Epic views over sea and Mount Muckish pour into vast rooms that showcase fine Donegal materials, from Ardara quartize to Fanad granite. 

Enjoy the discreetly delivered daybreak service in your spacious, sea-view bedroom. Coffee is ground nearby; the honey and pottery are local. Breakfast proper follows – with organic dairy treats and local organic smoked salmon. Save space for your bike-ride or day-trip picnic, dropped at your door in a house-designed backpack. 

Warm hosts Cathrine and Niall – he summered here as a child – live upstairs and give you hand-drawn maps, binoculars and bikes to borrow.

Walk Horn Head from the door, visit Tramore Strand or take a private garden sauna. It’s a quick drive to The Rusty Oven, The Cove Restaurant or Patsy Dan’s pub. Enjoy a nightcap with the late-setting sun beyond endless windows.

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We think you'll love

  • The striking yet sensitively designed building
  • The romantic sauna for two in the garden
  • The complimentary seaweed baths
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You should know

  • It’s a drive or 25-minute walk home from Dunfanaghy
  • There are steps up to the ‘seaweed bath’ room
  • No children


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
4 Doubles


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Mid-November - early March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Picnic lunch included.


Breac House is a kind of Irish Shangri-La, especially for two people who live in a very urban part of Brooklyn. Topping a hill, the four-room inn looks out onto green fields where cows and sheep lounge, and the village of Dunfanaghy sits on the far side of a sandy estuary. But what makes Breac House so special is the care that proprietors Neill and Cathrine take to create an environment that exudes peace, beauty and harmony. The bountiful breakfast and the hiking lunch are curated with natural local foods—homemade breads, artisanal cheese, jams and smoked salmon and trout. Not to be missed!

David, Brooklyn, NY

Just go! It's perfect in every way. The wonderful views, the outstanding food, the level of comfort and attention to detail of the aesthetics of the house, and Cathrine and Niall's generous hospitality.

Jill, London

Cathrine and Niall are entertaining hosts, happy to share stories about the local area and their efforts to highlight the cream of Donegal's local producers. The grass-roofed outdoor sauna and the pre-breakfast 'daybreak' service are favourite touches. A slick, modern yet very genuine experience, with owners motivated by their desire to share Donegal with the style.

Kerry, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You’re high on a hillside above Dunfanaghy, far from prying eyes. Relax on your private balcony or terrace overlooking the garden and farms below. First-rate walks begin on the doorstep and the Wild Atlantic Way passes close – Horn Head is an essential loop. Dunfanaghy is a half-hour walk and has artisanal gifts, café-galleries like Buttermilk and a great pub, Patsy Dan’s. Clean beaches, fishing and golf are within easy reach and Glenveagh National Park is just 30-minutes’ drive, the perfect day-trip.

Local points of interest from Cathrine Burke

  • Whether you want to lose yourself in nature or throw yourself into the Atlantic ocean, there’s something here for everybody. Soak up culture, art, music, poetry, from small galleries and local festivals in the area.
  • Near Breac.House, take a hike on foot or trek on horseback. Play an unhurried game of golf. Spend a peaceful lakeside morning waiting for trout to bite, or surfing or swimming in the bracing Atlantic.
  • NW Donegal is rich with culture. Experience local crafts-makers, wander around historic houses, immerse yourself in a summer festival or watch a game of Gaelic football between local teams. Language, music and tradition are particularly strong in Donegal.
  • Bike over hills and along clifftops at the edge of Europe. Walk across sand dunes to golden, uninhabited beaches. Spot deer running wild through the National Park. Diverse in landscape, rich in history, there’s a lifetime of exploring on hand
  • From small cafes to acclaimed country house cooking, whatever you crave, NW Donegal has lots to offer those in search of authentic Irish taste and flavour.
  • Have a pint of Guinness and world class seafood fresh from the Atlantic. Or try an award-winning local stone-baked pizza made from unexpected local and seasonal ingredients.


Cathrine Burke

Owners Cathrine and Niall love guests to experience their contemporary hideaway on Ireland’s edge, created after years spent travelling, dreaming and tasting. They’re passionate about collaborating with local makers, who provide everything from seaweed soaps to Donegal tweed throws. Cathrine and Niall’s vision was to bring together authenticity, design and privacy in a luxurious B&B within walking or cycling distance of things to do.