Located on a stunning stretch of west Donegal coastline, Rectory Holiday Cottages is a development of eight holiday properties in the seaside village of Maghery. Just 6km from Dungloe, famous for its Mary from Dungloe festival, this peaceful setting is safe for children and thanks to the sandy beach nearby, it makes for a great family holiday destination.
Each cottage can accommodate seven people and has a living room, dining room with an open fire, three bedrooms, a toilet and shower, and downstairs toilet. Kitchens are fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, toaster, fridge and cooker. The cottages have central heating too and bed linen can be hired by overseas visitors. Guests can make use of free turf too during their stay, so there’s no excuse not to have a nice cosy place after a day out in the fresh air. They will also enjoy the convenience of a nearby shop and pub.
Maghery Lough is located beside the cottages. The lough is a special area of conservation because of a rare plant that grows in the lake. The lake is stocked with trout by the Rosses Anglers. If visitors would like to wander further afield, there are plenty of amenities and attractions nearby, including Glenveigh National Park, Dunlewey Lakeside Centre, and Mount Errigal for those looking to stretch their legs. This mountain is Donegal's highest and a haven for hill walkers and mountain climbers. Sliabh Liag Cliffs are another must see on the south west coast of Donegal. They are some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe with a 300m drop into the Atlantic Ocean below. There is a beautiful walk on ‘One Man's Path’ taking you to the summit of Sliabh Liag. Fishermen and women will be tempted by the salmon, brown trout and sea trout fishing. Meanwhile, golfers are spoiled for choice with Cruit nine-holes course 21km away, Gweedore nine-hole course 25km away and Portnoo 18-hole course 35km away.
If even more adventure is required, Aranmore Island is a 20-minute ferry trip from the fishing village of Burtonport. Two companies operate the ferry service one of them operating a fast ferry service. The scenery going to and from the island and on the island itself is stunning. Other local activities include bird watching, sea angling, pony trekking and water sports – so visitors can look forward to a fantastic trip all round.