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 286 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 286 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 286 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 286 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 320 customer reviews

Zuriñe Barbosa Avatar
Zuriñe Barbosa
An amazing place to stay.
Lovely activities and great views really close to the cabin.
Absolutely recommended!
Shane as an amazing host always aware and friendly and helpful.
Great choice for vacation or even for a weekend.
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Niamh Donegan
A lovely stay with our German shepherd for one night over Easter. The place was clean and spacious. The surroundings were peaceful and it was the perfect setting to relax in the hot tub and enjoy a glass of wine!
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Alan B
Amazing place. Close to some shops and restaurants so not struggling to find anything.
Very cozy with great views and the hot tub is the cherry on top. Would highly recommend for anyone to book.
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Ailish Deeney
Had a wonderful nights stay at Davey Johns. It was clean, easy check-in and had all the amenities we needed. We ate and drank at ‘The Old Glen Bar’ which made the trip too. Would 100% rebook!
Evin Avatar
I recently stayed at this quaint and charming cottage. It was such a lovely trip, it was the middle of winter and we had a cosy warm and comfortable stay. The cottage boasts modern amenities you might not expect of a cottage such as a hot tub and projector screen with access to all your streaming preferences. It was a very enjoyable escape from the city and in the heart of one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. (even in the winter)
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Lydia O'Donnell
Fabulous experience this past weekend at a cabin! Great accommodation, beautiful location, wonderful relaxing hot tub experience. So pleased we could bring our puppy and enjoy a wonderful weekend get-a-way! Thanks Shane!
Lydia Avatar
Fabulous weekend at Shane’s. Lovely accommodations and hot tub experience was the relaxation we needed. Really enjoyed the fact that we could bring our puppy too! Thanks again!
Lee Avatar
We had a lovely time at Shane's place. Ecerything was as described. Communication was excellent and loads to do and see in the area. We would happy return for a stay again in future. Highly recommended
Islam Avatar
Really enjoyed our stay in cabin 2 . The place is nice and clean the hot tub was amazing. Would highly recommend .
Dearbhla Avatar
It was honestly the perfect location to just just unwind after a special day. Having the hot tub on constantly made it so enjoyable to end the night and start the day by relaxing in it. The cabin was super clean and the bedroom was magnificent. One of the best nights sleep we’ve had. Definitely recommend and will be back during the summer to try out the outdoor stove x
Jason Avatar
Loved our stay, Shane our host was excellent, responsive and gave excellent instructions on how to work everything in the house. Wud definitely come back here!
Patricia Avatar
The cottage is in an idyllic location. It’s a traditional build with a quirky layout but was ideal for our NYE/winter break. The hot tub and cinema screen were especially welcome. It’s a short drive to any shops or pubs so not ideal if you want to walk but the views and peaceful location make up for this.
Luke Avatar
Really enjoyed our stay here, very scenic and a great spot for a chilled night away.
Amy Avatar
Thanks Shane really enjoyed staying in cabin No 2 hot tub is great addition a slightly later checkout would be ideal but other than that 5stars happy new year!
Nick Avatar
An escape for sure. The novelty of a log cabin and hot tub sold it to my friend and myself. Cosy, clean and quiet. Nice touches inside. A little bit difficult to find the entrance as no landmark or light at night. Would have liked a microwave and hooks on back of the doors! Shane was a great host who went the extra mile sorting out our bedding problem asap. So grateful that he accepts house dogs. Will aim to return.
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g g
A fantastic stay in one of the cabins - the cabin was immaculate and beautifully decorated & so cosy. Dog friendly and our two dogs settled right in. Shane was a great host and very helpful both before and throughout our stay. The hot tub was fabulous on the stormy Donegal nights and we had everything we needed - a real home away from home! Just a perfect spot both to explore Donegal and to relax.
Dominic Avatar
This place was absolutely stunning and so cosy! Myself, my wife and our dog had the best time. The cabin is amazing and the bed is so comfortable! Hot tub is always a must and it did not disappoint. Most of all, the host Shane was amazing and so attentive. Highly recommend
Gillian Avatar
We had a lovely stay in one of the cabins - the decor & furnishings are beautiful and clearly a lot of thought has been put in to making it so nice & cosy - we had everything we needed, the hot tub was fab and made up for the weather! Dog friendly too & our two settled right in. Lots of info from Shane before we arrived & very helpful during our stay - thank you!
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Ev Kibs
Was looking for a quiet place to unwind over the Christmas period and this is the perfect spot to go very peaceful and serene..The cabin is well presented with all amenities also very warm and cosy.Checking in was easy and all worked perfect in short what you see on the booking is what you get no tricks.. The host also kept in touch to make sure everything run smooth..Would highly recommend and book again.
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Prem Chander
We had a lovely stay in Cabin 1 which is in a great location with a lovely hot tub. Lots of places to visit nearby.
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.


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