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Shooting Star Barn

SuperhostCounty Donegal, Ireland
Entire guesthouse hosted by Barry & Roisin
4 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
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Shooting Star Barn is a converted traditional Irish threshing barn situated at the end of a private lane in a very tranquil scenic area with a stunning view of Muckish mountain - Donegals very own table top. Perfect for those seeking a secluded hideaway close to beaches, mountains, forests and stunning countryside.

The space
The barn consists of a large open plan living area with a sofa bed, double bed and TV. There is also a games area featuring a full sized American pool table and dart board. The kitchen dining area consists of basic cooking facilities ( 2 ring hob and grilling machine), kitchen table and chairs, large fridge freezer, washing machine and all pots, pans, crockery and cutlery required to enjoy your stay – there is also a basic larder provided (condiments/tea/coffee/pasta/rice). The barn is heated by oil which is managed from our cottage adjacent to the property and there is a gas stove in the living area also provided. There is a large bathroom with shower and amenities.

There is a seating and alfresco dining area out front where you can drink in the stunning view of Muckish mountain along with your favourite wine.

Guest access
We'd love for you to treat our Donegal converted barn as a home from home. Our own cottage and a few other outbuildings are on the same land these are for our own use and not accessible to our guests.

Other things to note
We are centrally located in a beautiful part of Donegal and we have some stunning walks on our doorstep in lanes around a traditional Irish working bogland. With only a ten minute drive to Glenveagh National Park, Ards Forest Park, Dunfanaghy village and the beaches at Downings and Atlantic drive this is the ideal location for a peaceful or active family holiday - your choice! It would also make an ideal artists retreat with an abundance of outstanding natural beauty right on your doorstep. For cyclists, climbers and those who want a more active holiday this is a great base to explore the surrounding areas.
The barn is approx. 3 miles from the local village Creeslough which means ‘Belt of Lakes’ and you will see why when visiting the area as we are surrounded by fantastic trout fishing lakes (permits available online in advance). There is also a large convenience store/petrol station that opens to 10pm most days and stocks most items you may need during your stay. The village also has a café, 2 pubs and a takeaway. There is also a church, school & small health centre.
A visit to Glenveagh National Park is a must which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and if you are very lucky you may see a Golden Eagle soaring above Glenveagh Castle during your visit.
Your visit would not be complete without a trip to Ards Friary and Ards Forest Park both of which are approx. 10 mins drive from the house. Ards Friary is a working Franciscan retreat nestled at the edge of Ards estuary and overlooking the entrance to the Atlantic. There are some wonderful walks and a very nice café for your well-deserved coffee and tray bake after the walk.
Ards Forest Park is an Irish national park that has a multitude of walks to suit all types from casual walkers to more experienced hikers. The park itself has a bird sanctuary, marshlands, beaches, a playpark and is the perfect place to visit in any weather…on hot days this can get busy so get there early. There are no shops or cafes in Ards Forest Park, but there is a lovely picnicking and barbecue area so you need to bring your own packed lunch or disposable BBQ. Please note there is a 5 euro entrance fee payable in coins only.

Finally you will find Dunfanaghy village and Carrigart/Downings close by both of which have stunning beaches and a choice of sports such as kayaking, surfing, golf and horse-riding alongside places to eat out and pubs. Letterkenny is only 20 minutes drive where you will find plenty of shopping choices, restaurants and pubs.
Shooting Star Barn is a converted traditional Irish threshing barn situated at the end of a private lane in a very tranquil scenic area with a stunning view of Muckish mountain - Donegals very own table top. Perfect for those seeking a secluded hideaway close to beaches, mountains, forests and stunning countryside.

The space
The barn consists of a large open plan living area with a sofa bed, double bed and TV. There is also a games area featuring a full sized American pool table and dart board. The kitchen dining area consists of basic cooking facilities ( 2 ring hob and grilling machine), kitchen ta…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

First aid kit
Free parking on premises
Hangers
Washer
Smoke alarm
TV
Heating
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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County Donegal, Ireland

We love the area for its diverse scenery of mountains forests and stunning beaches which in some areas roll into one glorious afternoon walk. On our doorstep we have access to a natural turf bog with stunning walks and loads of wild life from Irish hares to golden eagles.

Hosted by Barry & Roisin

Joined in October 2016
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We fell in love with Donegal after holidaying there over the years and had hoped to move there some day. Ten years ago we done just that and upped sticks from Belfast N. Ireland and moved into our traditional Donegal cottage. We've converted an old traditional threshing barn on our property which we now call Shooting Star Barn. We invite you to come and enjoy a stay in this idyllic hideaway nestled among the Hills of Donegal. We look forward to welcoming you to one of the most beautiful, unspoiled parts of Ireland!
We fell in love with Donegal after holidaying there over the years and had hoped to move there some day. Ten years ago we done just that and upped sticks from Belfast N. Ireland an…
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We live in the adjacent cottage and are available if you need anything or any advice about the area during their stay.
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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