Lighthouse Ireland

Self catering accommodation in the original lightkeeper's houses at Fanad , Donegal

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Lighthouse summary

Fanad is a working , providing a steadfast service to all vessels at sea.  The light is now fully automated however, the light-keepers have left and their homes have been renovated to provide luxury accommodation for anyone wishing to break away for a time.  The three self-catering cottages boast no wi-fi and a very unreliable phone signal!  Otherwise every modern comfort is supplied to ensure you have the ultimate getaway.

Lighthouse description

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, at the entrance to Lough Swilly,you are ideally placed to watch the sunset and the sunrise.  The Aurora Borealis is visible from here and on any clear night, you will be spellbound by the stars in the night sky. 

The light is 39 metres above sea level and there are 79 steps in the tower. A tour of the is included when you stay in the refurbished self-catering cottages, a unique holiday experience.

The first cottage, Inishtrahull View is a delightful self-catering cottage that sleeps 3-4 with a stunning East facing view of Lough Swilly. Guests can relax by the open fireplace, enjoy a meal in the newly refurbished dining room or take a walk around our stunning . Enjoy a BBQ with glorious views over the Atlantic Ocean on your lovely private stone-flagged patio area.

Dunree View is a cosy romantic cottage that sleeps 2 people. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast with local organic delights in their own private dining room area. In the evening, snuggle up with a good book in front of the wood burning stove in the lounge. Take in the views of the Fanad Hills and Tra bhain beach from your patio area.

Lastly, from the third cottage, guests can watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean in Tory View Cottage. Sleeping up to 4 people, the cottage has a country feel dining area. There are stunning views from all sides with two windows facing south towards the Fanad Hills and the Tra bhain beach. There is an open fire place for making cosy winter fires.

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Lighthouse highlights

  • Part of the Wild Atlantic Way

  • Unique guest experience

  • Stunning views of loch and hills

  • Cosy and very romantic

  • Newly renovated cottages

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