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 328 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 328 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 328 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 328 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 364 customer reviews

Ross Avatar
Fantastic accommodation with all the amenities you could ever need and more. It’s often hard to please everyone and even with a large age range in our group we all loved Davey Johns Forge. A great mix of modern and traditional and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or book again. Shane was an amazing host, he left comprehensive instructions and guide books so there is no real need to ask for anything, but when I did reach out he was on the ball with his responses and also checked if everything was going well half way through the stay. I cannot fault accommodation or host!
Gavin Avatar
We stayed in Cabin 2 for 2 nites for our anniversary in May 2024 & it was amazing! So peaceful & relaxing, we were able to bring our dog too which made it even more perfect! Shane was super quick to respond to every query we had no matter the day or time! Fantastic service! Nespresso machine & milk frother, TV with loads of channels should you need it, hot tub which was ready to use 24/7, such a fab location, very secluded which was just perfect for us & only 10mins drive to the nearest town for food etc! 10/10! Can't wait to back already
Tracey Avatar
Perfect and exactly what we were after. Was a lovely wee home with everything we needed. Very relaxing and quiet.
Sean Avatar
Great spot - clean, easy to find, and very responsive host
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Stephen Creane
I brought my partner here for a suprise for our anniversary at Shane's place : Davey Johns cottage and cabins. We stayed in Cabin 2.
And to say this place is spectacular is an understatement but I will try write with words how our experience went.
From the second we walked in there was a bunch of roses left out followed by flowers an chocolates placed on the bed with a bottle of Prosecco that was chilled all from request the hosts did amazingly.
The decor is modernly an beautifuly decorated throughout. The bed is something else iv never slept in such a comfortable bed in all my life had the best sleep me and my partner as it is so quite and very very comfortable bed.
The setting outside is the best setting for romantic vibes with peaceful as you have your own hot tub which you can use 24/7 which is a huge bonus, you have your own fire stove also that you can sit beside taken in the stars sipping on a glass of wine or beer. Lights above hottub gives off a nice romantic chill vibe.
Shane was very responsive to all my questions and he's instructions where very clear. Absolute brilliant host. We will be back to this place AGAIN. The views around the area are absolutely breathtaking. I think to understand this place you gotta stay here to experience what it has to offer. I highly recommend this stay 110percent.
We Will Be Back!!
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Stephen Avatar
Absolutely Amazing Spectacular place would highly recommend this stay here. The hosts/host/Shane is amazing to deal with plus very responsive.

Easy instructions.

Quite,clean,peaceful,romantic,modern,great vibes.

You gotta stay here to really experience what this place has to offer.
We will be back here AGAIN!!

Views are absolutely breathtaking around daveyjohns, would highly recommend a stay here 110percent without a doubt.

iv never slept so comfortably in all my life the bed is something else very very very comfortable.

Hot tub you can use 24/7 which is a huge bonus lights above it makes it a great vibe for romantic plus your own fire stove to chill off taken in the stars while sipping on a glass of wine or beer.

Had a very romantic chill peaceful weekend here with my partner celebrating our anniversary together.

Host/Hosts hit my requests right on point couldn't of asked for better absolutely amazing.

Hope to be back soon,

Stephen & Natasha.
Martina Avatar
Great location 👌 we had a wonderful time and will be booking again. We ate at The Olde Glen Bar and would highly recommend it. Everything you need for cooking.making cocktails. Barbque. Hottub. It was just great thankyou Shane.
Emily Avatar
We had a great stay, the accommodation was great and had everything we needed. Great location too, peaceful and an easy base to explore the surrounding area. Would stay again!
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Caitlin Graydon
Myself and my husband enjoyed four days in cabin 2 and we absolutely loved it!
The cabin was clean and tidy and it had everything we needed for our stay. The decor is gorgeous and so luxurious 🙂 we loved the hot tub so much and the fact that it was always ready to go was fantastic. The tv was set with everything we could have possibly wanted to watch with all the streaming services available. The bed was sooo cosy! It was hard to get out of it in the morning. I’m glad we did though because we had the most peaceful and tranquil escape in Carrigart. The views from the cabin were absolutely breathtaking and we drove into Letterkenny to visit tropical world which was so much fun! If you are thinking about booking a stay just do it! You will not regret it! Myself and my hubby are home now and feeling very refreshed and rejuvenated. Also amazing that pets are allowed and we will be sure to bring ours next time! 🙂 thanks so much ❤️
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Caitlin Avatar
Amazing stay! Beautiful tidy and clean. The decor was so luxurious. Comfortable bed and the hot tub was amazing! The scenery was gorgeous and we felt so at peace. The tv had all the streaming sites. The cabin was equipped with everything we needed to make our stay super comfortable and amazing. We would love to come back
Tom Avatar
Good location, easy to find and get into. Cinema room was great and enjoyed the hot tub. Would recommend. Plenty of walks nearby
Vincent Avatar
The host was great gave us all the information we needed. The location was beautiful. The cabin itself was lovely, clean and as described.
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Alice Louise
The cabin was immaculate, hot tub was a treat and Shane and hosts were always just a text away. Would 100% come back again!
Clare Avatar
Beautiful spot - and a gorgeous home ♥️♥️ well worth a visit!! Made memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much to Shane, a wonderful host!
Sarah Avatar
Had a great 2 night stay at cabin one.
Very cosy with all the essentials and more. From the hot tub, media choices and kitchen amenities there is really no need to leave the cabin.
However, we ventured out to climb Mount errigal and enjoy some of the local reasturants also. The climb made the hot tub even more enjoyable. Everything you need for a wholesome weekend!
Lydia Avatar
Amazing trip for family to see the area of Donegal and have the home base of such wonderful accommodation. Shane has hosted us before and we can’t wait to come back soon 🤗
Nahia Avatar
Had a lovely stay here. Beautiful views and love the fact this dog friendly!
The jacuzzi was absolutely what had me hooked on the stay and it was worth every penny!
The air bnb is in great condition and so clean. Perfect place to get away for a few nights. Stunning at night also with the outdoor lighting and being out in the countryside can see the beautiful stars.

Shane was a great host and was very clear with instructions. Thank you again for an amazing stay. Was exactly like the photos I had a great time 🙂
Catherine Avatar
My family and I had a wonderful stay here! Beautiful location!
Darragh Avatar
Great spot, very friendly host. Would recommend to all visiting the area.
Lisa Avatar
We had a wonderful , peaceful stay .
The cabin is just amazing, everything we needed in an fab scenic area. Hot tub is unreal
Also . Exactly what we were looking for to bring our precious puppy with us also . Lots of lovely beaches close by and lovely little towns and villages all just a short distance away . Such a lovely break away highly recommend.


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