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.
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.
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
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?
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. .
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
With Fibre to the home we have some of the fastest internet speeds in Ireland. Last time I checked it was 465 mbps!
There’s plenty of parking at Davey John’s. Cabin users can park at the top of drive with Cottage guests outside the door.
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.
As Dog lovers ourselves, pets are very welcome to both the Cottage and the Cabins.
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.
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!
- Check In: After 15:00
- Check Out: 10:00
- No smoking
- No parties or events
- Pets are allowed
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.
Have a Question?
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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.
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!
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 316 customer reviews
The cabin is comfortable and fully furnished. Never stayed in a place where one of the best bluetooth portable speakers provided.
Lots of choice on tv and as I mentioned before the blue tooth speaker was great to listen to our music while relaxing in the hot tub
Kitchen is well equipped, and although there are a few restaurants close by, we did use the air fryer once which was convenient.
Bed was comfortable and Shower was always hot.
The entire house was well insulated and was always warm.
Shane is very responsive and helpful and kept in touch as and when we needed anything.
I feel bad I disturbed him during his Christmas eve dinner with his family by asking couple of questions🙈🙈.
I would certainly recommend cabin which is located in a amazing surrounding.
Thanks Shane for the best stay I ever had.
Ps The hot tub in the cabin was damn!!🙏🏽🙏🏽
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