Built in the 1930s on the footprint of an older cottage, this dreamy house is filled with rugs, books, flowers, art, and breathtaking views. Pick blackberries in the rambly garden. Stroll to the beach at Dunree.
Prosecco, chocolates, and eggs from local hens greet you. Feather duvets, patchwork quilts, books, magazines and old fishing hats make you feel at home; as does Andrea, whose love for Ireland’s most northerly point, the wind-whipped Donegal coast, is infectious. Scan the surfers from the white sands of Ballyliffin (18km); treasure the view to Glashedy Island. Dive for ancient wrecks off Inishowen Head (an hour’s pootle) or take the coastal route to Inch Wildfowl Reserve, 30 minutes. For restaurants and shops head for Buncrana, an old seaside town with a ferry to West Donegal, and Irish music in the pubs.
Return to the comfort of armchairs by the wood-burner – and watch the weather roll in over the sea.