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 258 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 258 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 258 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 258 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 277 customer reviews

Bekkie Cunningham Avatar
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.
Martin Avatar
Great place, felt right at home. Very welcoming, dog friendly, clean, tidy, stunning views and inclosed area which is great for family's and dogs. Cabin is finished to the highest spec, hot tub was clean and easy to use. Everything was to hand. Will definitely stay again. Many thanks Shane. Martin, Grace and Bell. 😃
Wendy Avatar
We had a lovely stay in Cabin 2 which is in a great location with a lovely hot tub. Lots of places to visit within a short or long drive, whatever suits.
The cabin is comfortable and furnished to a high spec-one of the nicest we’ve stayed in.
Lots of choice on tv and 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 a couple of times which was convenient.
Bed was comfy
Shower was always red hot
Shane is very helpful and kept in touch as and when we needed anything.
I would certainly recommend cabin which is located in a lovely part of the world.
Thank you, Shane.
Liam Avatar
We had the best stay in Shane’s cabin. We were given detailed descriptions on how to get checked in and what amenities there was. Place was spotless and felt right at home. Shane was extremely helpful and made sure we were happy with everything. The hot tub was the highlight of our stay. Highly recommended to anyone. Will be coming back again soon 🙂
Sarah Coll Avatar
Sarah Coll
Couldn’t recommend a stay here more. Myself, my fiancé and our little dog had a wonderful weekend stay a couple of weeks ago, in cabin 2. Our host Shane was great and provided excellent instructions for all of the facilities in the cabin. Beautiful cabin in a scenic location. Will definitely book another stay!
Adam Avatar
Really enjoyed our stay in Shane’s place. Really nice clean and modern cabin and the jacuzzi was the star of the show! Lot’s to do near by including hiking up Mount Errigal and lunch/brunch spots. Shane was a pleasure to deal with helping out with spots to visit. Highly recommend for a nice quiet break
Eoin Avatar
We had a brilliant time staying with Shane at his luxury cabin. He is a gentleman and left us to our own to enjoy our break. We will definitely be returning to here as soon as possible.
David Avatar
My wife and I went to Shane’s for our mini moon and it was exactly what we wanted!relaxing and peaceful and the perfect “base” to come back and relax in after a day out exploring,Wel definatky be back
Sarah Avatar
Such a beautiful luxury cabin in an unbeatable location. Shane’s communication was excellent and he provided thorough instructions for everything, from accessing the lockbox, to how to work the television. Would highly recommend to stay here and we will definitely be booking again in the future.
Matthew Sheridan Avatar
Matthew Sheridan
Our stay at Davey Johns was amazing! The cabin was beautiful with the most scenic views. Will 100% book again and highly recommend to others!
Matthew Avatar
Davey Johns cabin was amazing! Such a peaceful visit! Will definitely be back!
Danie Avatar
Met both Shane and Kate during our stay. Very friendly and helpful. The booking process from start to finish was very easy and the host was always very responsive. The cabin itself was immaculate and homely. We stayed for two nights in cabin 2. Was perfect for a couples retreat. Private and romantic. The hot tub was spotless and a beautiful addition to our stay. It was a short drive to Carrigart and Downings, Where there were nice restaurants and a beautiful beach. Overall it made the perfect stay for just what we needed.
Danielle Avatar
Stayed at Davey John's Forge and Shane and everyone that helps out was absolutely wonderful and very understanding considering circumstances 🙏 Absolutely beautiful relaxing stay would highly recommend to anyone couples, family's too as they have the cottage also 😊 ***** 5 STARS 🤩 Thanks again to all
Paul Avatar
Davy John's Forge is perfect for couples wanting somewhere really nice, private, squeaky clean with lots of extras, comfortable and it has a brilliant hot tub. definitely would recommend it 👌.
Suwanan Avatar
Our group travelled from Dublin to attend a dinner in The Olde Glen Bar. Shane’s cottage was the perfect stay in terms of location and the amount of people his cabin (6 people).

Shane sent us very detailed information in regards to check-in, how to use the entertainment system, heating, hot tub etc. My favourite part is the video tutorials he had ready for us. He was very responsive and friendly.

The all the amenities available worked and were in pristine condition. Every bed was very comfortable even the bunk beds! The cabin has extremely high quality cotton duvet covers. We were able to cook and enjoy a nice breakfast with the 7 ring gas stove (hence the late check out, sorry!)

I 100% recommend!
Anneka Avatar
Shane was amazing at getting us girls sorted out! Couldn’t recommend anymore especially for a girls weekend! Plenty of towels and kitchen utensils for making food! Heating system within the house was amazing! Water was lovely and warm and stayed warm till all of us girls got showered! A short 10/15 mins drive from downings so handy enough to get a taxi in and out from the local town! Amazing couldn’t recommend anymore highly! Thank you for everything!
Chloe Avatar
Very relaxing, wouldn’t know there was anyone else around. A different experience altogether, the hot tub is great too.
Everything there you needed and very well kept. Would highly recommend
Aoife Avatar
We stayed here for 2 nights and had a wonderful time exploring all Donegal has to offer. Another added bonus was the cabin was dog friendly! Shane was extremely helpful and friendly.
Seodhna Gormley Avatar
Seodhna Gormley
We are just home from our family stay at Davey John’s Cottage, we had a great time while there. Cottage was beautiful, all furnished with all we needed! The cinema room was a huge hit as was the hot tub! We had running hot water with in seconds of hitting the button 🙌🏻Close to Carrigart and 5mins drive from Downings. Shane had given us detailed instructions regarding our stay that we needed nothing throughout the week! Looking forward to next year already 🤞🎉
Tim Avatar
We loved our stay. Shane wins the award for super helpful how-to videos. They thought of everything for this cabin. We had questions about the coffee maker and Shane was quick to respond and try to help. Highly recommend!


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