Davey John's Forge - Cottage and Cabins

An Old Irish Cottage and two Log Cabins all with their own Private Hot Tubs situated opposite Mulroy Bay in North Donegal just minutes from Carrigart, Downings and some of Ireland’s best beaches.

4.9 Stars - Based on more than 345 Guest Reviews

Two Luxury Log Cabins with Private Hot Tubs

We have two log cabins on site. Furnished to a very high standard with private hot tubs.

4.9 Stars - Based on more than 345 Guest Reviews

Traditional Irish Cottage

Our beautiful cottage sits opposite the wonderfully picturesque Mulroy bay. Perfectly located close to some of Ireland’s best beaches our cottage is family holidaying at its best.

4.9 Stars - Based on more than 345 Guest Reviews

Pets Welcome

We’re true dog lovers at Davejohn’s Forge. Guests are encouraged to bring their four legged family members and enjoy the freedom of the local beaches together.

4.9 Stars - Based on more than 345 Guest Reviews

About Us

Luxury Pet Friendly Self Catering Accommodation In the Heart of North Donegal

Just minutes from the famous beaches of Tramore and Downings and across the bay from the world renowned Fanad Lighthouse you’ll find the quiet townland of Devlinmore. It’s here nestled into the hillside that my Grandfather (Davey John) had his local forge. In its day the forge was a busy enterprise where all manner of  metal fabrication and much needed repairs were carried out.

As children we used to spend two weeks every year enjoying the seaside and watching ‘DJ’ solve problems of all kinds for local fishermen, farmers, shopkeepers and trades people.

Now we take pride in sharing his legacy and this beautiful part of the country with visitors from all over the world.

Davey John’s is a labour of love for my extended family and I and we enjoy spending time here with each other whenever we can.

Shane Teskey

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Cottage & Cabins

In total, Davey John’s can accommodate 11 guests. Each cabin sleeps 2 (King Size Bed) and the Cottage caters for 7 (1 King, 1 Super King, 2 Bunk Beds and 1 Single). They can be booked together for family getaway’s or separately as a couple’s retreat.


Hot Tubs


Bunk Beds


Parking Spaces

The Cottage

Our Old Irish Cottage with Private Hot Tub

A wonderful mix of the traditional Irish cottage with modern touches the cottage provides the perfect backdrop to any family holiday. The wonderfully thick stone walls will wrap you in a comfortable sense of history and belonging that makes you feel right at home from the moment you cross the threshold.


  • Sea View and Access to the Bay
  • Private garden with Hot Tub, Table, Chairs and Cushions
  • Outside Chiminea, Perfect for sitting next to on a clear night and marvelling at the night sky.
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen with Gas Hob, Electric Oven, Air Fryer, Fridge, Kettle, Toaster, Microwave, Washer Dryer, Dishwasher and all the Cutlery, Crockery and Saucepans you’ll need.
  • Three bedrooms sleeping 6 comfortably (2 Double Beds and 1 set of Bunk Beds)
  • Family Bathroom Suite with Power Shower, Toilet and Vanity Basin
  • Dedicated Work Area with WiFi
  • Private Parking just in front of the Cottage
  • Huge cinema screen with access to Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Spotify and hundreds of TV channels
  • Bluetooth Speaker for enjoying the TV or Music throughout the cottage or outside on the Veranda
Cabin 2 Front

Luxury Log Cabins with Private Hot Tubs

Nestled into the hill above the Cottage with a view directly over Mulroy bay are our Log Cabins. Made from Scandinavian Pine and built to the highest possible standards, no expense has been spared in making this cabin the perfect couples getaway.

  • Total luxury in our award winning Hot Tub
  • Sea View and Access to the Bay
  • Private Veranda with Table, Chairs and Cushions
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen with Gas Hob, Electric Oven, Air Fryer, Fridge, Kettle, Toaster and Cutlery, Crockery, Saucepans etc.
  • King Size Bed with McNutt Tweed Headboard and Bed Runner
  • Private Bathroom Suite with Power Shower, Toilet and Vanity Basin
  • Dedicated Work Area with Super Fast WiFi
  • Private Parking just in front of the cabin
  • 43″ Flat screen TV with access to Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Spotify and hundreds of TV  channels.
  • Bluetooth Speaker for enjoying the TV or Music throughout the cabin or outside on the Veranda.
Food & Drink

What’s for Dinner?

Eating Out

Treat yourself to one of Donegal’s best seafood experiences at Fisk or tuck in to a mouth watering thin crust pizza at the Goose and Gander. Our local guide to eating out has some of our favourite restaurants.  .

Eating In

Fancy a take away or going the whole hog with a home cooked extravaganza?  Our guide to eating in lists the local take aways, shops, butchers and fishmongers you’ll need to the perfect meal at home.

Words cannot even describe how much of an amazing time we had here. The log cabins are absolutely beautiful and I used the opportunity for myself and my best friend from London to have a girls trip. Shane was an absolute legend of a host and could not have been more welcoming. Mulroy bay is absolutely gorgeous and we had some great fun in the local pubs. Would go as far as to say it was the best trip of my entire life. X




Free WiFi

With Fibre to the home we have some of the fastest internet speeds in Ireland. Last time I checked it was 465 mbps!

Free Parking

There’s plenty of parking at Davey John’s. Cabin users can park at the top of drive with Cottage guests outside the door.

Bedroom Comforts

We have King Size beds in both the Cabin and the Cottage and the mattress’s are ‘Hotel Quality’.


There’s a bosch dishwasher in the Cottage but Cabin dwellers have to go old school with a bottle of Fairy Liquid and a sponge.

Washer & Dryer

The Cottage has a washer dryer and whilst there is another dryer in the garage we recommend a local laundrette for Cabin dwellers.

Pets Welcome

As Dog lovers ourselves, pets are very welcome to both the Cottage and the Cabins.

Computer Station

iI you need somewhere to work there’s a dedicated work station in both the Cottage and the Cabins. All have plenty of power and internet access.

Cycling, Golf and Water Sports

Bike storage on site along with a set of Golf clubs and a Kayak if you’re feeling adventurous. 

Horse Riding

We’e spoiled with two excellent riding schools within a 10 minute drive of Davey John’s. Carrigart Riding School and Ashfield Riding School are both great!

House Rules
  • Check In: After 15:00
  • Check Out: 10:00
  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed
Cancellation Policy

Full refund for cancellations up to 30 days before check-in. If booked fewer than 30 days before check-in, full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking and at least 14 days before check-in. After that, 50% refund up to 7 days before check-in. No refund after that.

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Location & Nearby Attractions

Davey John’s Forge is in Devlinmore, a quiet townland in North Donegal perfectly situated just 4 km’s from Carrigart and 11 km’s from Milford.


There are many restaurants within a 10 minute drive of Davey John’s. Logues of Cranford is closest (just 5 mins away), Carrigart has the One 8 and we like to visit Fisk, The Goose and Gander, The Singing Pub and Glen Bar too. Check out our local Restuarant guide on AirBnB here.

Sight Seeing

When it comes to sight seeing, you’re truly spoiled for choice in North Donegal. There are so many beauty spots it’s hard to list them all. To set the scene I always take visitors around the Atlantic drive (12 km’s) and across the Harry Blaney bridge to visit Fanad Lighthouse. Check out this guide for other places to see during your stay.


Take a hike up Errigal Mountain, visit Tory Island, explore the gardens at Glenveigh Castle, tour the local beaches, take Kayaking lessons, play Golf at the Rosapenna, go Horse Riding or take in the heavenly views at Wood Quarter. If it’s adventure you want, you’ve come to the right place! 

Local Pubs

Casey’s in Downings (also known as The Harbour Bar) is a great place to visit for a lovely view of the bay and a friendly pint. If you’re lucky there will be some live music to enjoy too. Stroll down the town and you have the Downings Bay and Beach Hotels or the Cocktail bar in the Goose and Gander is always worth a visit. Grab a taxi and head over to the Glen Bar where you’ll find one of the best pints of Guinness around or if you’re after a local pint be sure to stop in Logues of Cranford.

TV & Entertainment

If you’re staying in the cottage you have the use of our HD projector and HUGE screen which offers the entire Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus catalogues. Cabin dwellers aren’t forgetten about though with a 43″ Flatscreen but if you’re craving that ‘Big Screen’ experience the cinema in Letterkenny is only 30 mins away.


Guest Reviews for Davey John's

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 386 customer reviews

Philip Avatar
Lovely couple of nights in the log cabin. It has everything you would need and the hot tub on the deck is a real treat. Shane's communication is brilliant and plenty useful videos provided in advance.
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Helen Scotch
Stayed 1 night in one of the cabins. Wish we had longer!!! It was a delightful setting. We made use of the hot tub and the fabulous hot (& powerful) shower; we didn’t use the cooking facilities at all but it looked great - complete with airfryer! The location was perfect (hubs golfed and I hiked). I’d highly recommend this spot. We had a lovely dinner in Carrigart (and the Centra there is a one-stop-shop for all your needs!). The nearby Tramore beach is just gorgeous.
Emma Avatar
Everything was on demand, the hot tub, instant hot water for showers, WiFi, streaming, and modern and comfortable. I was really grateful to be trusted with my two dogs and share my holiday with them. The garden isn't enclosed so would recommend keeping dogs on a lead as its near the road, but the listing doesn't claim to have this, so I expected it. The divide between the two cabins was a nice touch, and the cabins are far enough apart that there's not too much noise overlap, although if I had a problem with noise, I feel like the host would be responsive.
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Saffron O' Donoghue
The ideal base for exploring Donegal or a remote trip to switch off. Endless beaches and hikes to take in the stunning scenery and your furry friend getting to enjoy them too thanks to the pet friendly service, friendly local bars to enjoy in the afternoon and finish the evening with a private hot tub in a high spec cabin, perfect!
Avital Avatar
Great place, high standard accommodation.
Joseph Avatar
We really enjoyed our stay at Davey Johns Forge.
Shane’s instructions were very ear making it easy to find the cottage, check ourselves in and make use of all the amenities at the cottage.
We especially loved the large projector screen which made the evenings with our small child very special.

The garden was great for our dog, giving him a safe place to run around while we were there.
Saffron Avatar
Shane’s cabins are incredible. We spent a lot of time searching various properties in the area and Shane’s cabins were by far superior and for a reasonable price.

Shane was proactive and welcoming in his communication, the cabins are beautifully decorated and well kitted out with everything you could need for a remote weekend away.

Endless beaches and beautiful hikes on your doorstep, friendly local bars and a spotless hot tub to enjoy in the evening.

Great facility for dogs also - secure gate and garden area for them.
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Olivia Hennessy
Shane is a great host, he gave great instructions and was very helpful and kind. He was prompt to respond to any questions we had and was extremely helpful. We all had a great time in the cottage. It is a beautiful home with stunning countryside. The cinema and the hot tub were a great hit.
Olivia Avatar
Shane is a great host, he gave great instructions and was very helpful and kind. He was prompt to respond to any questions we had and was extremely helpful. We all had a great time in the cottage. It is a beautiful home with stunning countryside. The cinema and the hot tub were a great hit.
Mark Avatar
Very nice place quite and peace was nice for a night away 👍🏻
Mark Avatar
Shane was a superb host and the property was amazing. very peaceful and quiet location, hot tub was a lovely bonus 😊
Andrew Avatar
Cabin was immaculate and perfectly located between many viewpoints such as Fanad Head and Murderhole beach. Would definitely recommend!
Tom Avatar
A great spot in stunning Donegal. Super comfy bed!!
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Jack Shellard
Shane is an amazing host and the cabins are undoubtedly the biggest and best glamping pods in Donegal with a spectacular hot tub and views! Book this place!!!
Michael Avatar
Great overnight stay
Rachel Avatar
This was a lovely, cozy cottage with such charm and warmth. I wish we had more time to stay and enjoy it, but it was certainly a welcome respite for our evening and we felt like we’d been welcomed into a true Irish home.
Justine Avatar
We had a lovely stay, the cabin is so cosy and well equipped, you just don’t want to leave.
Sheena Avatar
We have stayed here a good few times and have always enjoyed our stay hince why we come back! Always warm and clean. Has everything you need for your stay to make it feel like home. Shane as a host has always be great, check ins and is clear with instructions and on hand should you need anything.
Joelle Avatar
We spent the weekend here for my boyfriends 40th birthday. I don't even think I can put into words how amazing Shane's place is, absolutely everything thought off from TV speakers adapters even down to coffee pods and biscuits. Would highly recommend this place to anyone and even better that he welcomed our wee doggy.
This place was 5 stars! Will definitely be back
Lydia Avatar
Thanks again for another amazing stay! Beautiful cottage, peaceful surroundings and lovely beds! It was a pleasure that we hope to repeat.


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