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 271 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 271 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 271 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 271 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 296 customer reviews

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David Hansell
Amazing and cozy home surrounded by some of the best scenery Ireland has to offer. Amazingly helpful hosts, friendly neighbors, fair price. You can't ask for more! Stay here!!
David Avatar
Wow, an utterly amazing stay from start to finish in a lovely home. Shane was a top-tier host with impeccable and rapid communications on everything from start to finish. The home is set in some of the most beautiful scenery this country has to offer, and everything in the home is comfy and welcoming.
Alannah Avatar
Loved this Airbnb so much, second the back! Just so peaceful and relaxing!
Jasmine Avatar
This log cabin was beautiful. It was quite out of the way but within 30mins drive we could get anywhere we needed to go to, beautiful beaches etc. This was a beautiful spot for myself, my husband and my dog. It was tranquil, toasty and extremely relaxing. We would highly recommend to anyone!!!!
Alan Reid Avatar
Alan Reid
First class. Spotless clean and everything you need. The girl that did the cleaning was very friendly and told us all we needed to find places to eat near. The hot tub was very handy to relax in. Would definitely recommend and hopefully we will return
Brian Avatar
Amazing stay, we wanted to switch off for a few days away from Dublin with our little dog.

The cabin was super cosy, beautifully decorated and the hot tub was such a nice touch. Kitchen fully equipped and tv with tonnes to watch. Loved every minute. We will be back 😊
Aaron Avatar
Such an amazing experience, couldn't recommend this place and Shane enough. Would've given him 6 stars if it was an option!
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Padraig Harvey
We had a fantastic stay here. It was lovely that we could take a break away together with our dog and the hot tub was an additional bonus. The cabin was clean, cosy and comfortable. Shane was a great host and contacted us to make sure everything was ok. Would definitely recommend to others and will book again in the future.
Padraig Avatar
A beautiful, well-appointed cabin set on an elevated site with a great view of Mulroy Bay, the hot tub on the porch is a real treat. We will definitely be back!
Gerard Avatar
Would highly recommend, grt place to stay
Cathal O'Kane Avatar
Cathal O'Kane
The cottage was very clean and tidy
Interior beautiful.
Kitchen area has everything you need!
Hot tub was great!
A lovely relaxing stay, would recommend to friends and family.
Anthony McNeill Avatar
Anthony McNeill
Fab place for some R&R, especially if you bring your fur baby along. Will definitely be back, just what we needed !
Darren Avatar
Super spot not far from Downings and Murderhole beach - Property very quaint kids loved the hottub to late in the evening then a Shrek marathon in the cinema ! Highly recommend and will be back ourselves in the future
Roisin Avatar
Shane was lovely to deal with, had instructions well laid out. The cabin was beautiful and so relaxing. The hot tub was a real bonus. Lovely scenery around and not to far from some beautiful sights. We will definitely return in the future and would recommend this place for anyone. We are well rested.
Anthony Avatar
Great cabin, great location especially if your bringing a little dog along as I did. Jacuzzi was class, overall great place for some R&R and chill time.
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Lynn mccabe
Fantastic spot, great communication from the owner with my partner. Lovely cabins with all you need and a fantastic hottub with fantastic views and best of all its pet friendly so we were able to bring our dog Millie. Would definitely recommend
Erica Avatar
Although we broke down 20 mins down the road, We were blessed with the locals and how well we were looked after.
Shane was lovely to deal with and so kind to our lovely Collie X Eddie we look forward to returning some day!
Many thanks,
Erica, Declan and Eddie X
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Christine Mcshane
Lovely stay in Donegal, cabin was clean and nicely decorated with everything we needed.
Hot tub was great. Good location just 10 minutes drive to the beach.
Daryl Avatar
Absaloutely brilliant fabulous location and great space
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Bekkie Cunningham
This is our favourite getaway. I couldn’t recommend Davey Johns Forge more! The location is beautiful, close to nearby towns for shops etc, lovely water side walks directly across the road. The cabins are so snug and cosy and Shane is such an attentive host. The cabin was spotless for us arriving, the hot tub on and heated. We brought our doberman with us and there was plenty of room for him too! We keep coming back and will continue to. It has such a homey feel. 11/10.


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Devlinmore, Carrigart, Co. Donegal