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 132 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 132 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 132 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 132 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 me and my extended family and we enjoy spending time here with each other whenever we can.

Rae 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.

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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 146 customer reviews

Margie Avatar

Shane was extremely responsive, helpful and kind. The cabin was very clean and adorable. The location was perfect for exploring different parts of the county. We also worked a couple of days from the cabin and the wifi was perfectly fast. We would definitely stay again!

Shane Avatar

Enjoyed our stay, cabin is lovely and cosy

Dylan Avatar

I went here and stayed with my girlfriend for my birthday, it was an amazing weekend all thanks to Shane, he really went above and beyond with the hospitality he brings to the table and his knowledge on the area is second to none, 5 stars all round everything was in immaculate condition, hot tub was the icing on the cake would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quite weekend away and beautiful scenery all throughout, Shane is by far the best host I’ve encountered on here! Would definitely come back what a wonderful place!

Clem Avatar

Excellent luxurious log cabin!
Great location to explore N. Donegal.
Shane the host was so helpful before and during our stay.
The personal touches like videos how to work the hottub made it all so easy. And so enjoyable! The hottub in the moonlight was our personal highlight after a long day exploring and dinner each evening. Also a huge range of tv channels meant one rainy morning was well spent on Disney+ viewing 🙂

10 out of 10! Thanks!

Lorcan Avatar

Lovely place. Shane was very attentive over our stay and helpful with any queries we had. Also the YouTube videos where helpful

Dan Avatar

Shane's cabin was a delight. It was spotlessly clean, comfortable, and Shane's communication and the cabin info he provides makes staying there even more enjoyable. It was a nice change from our other holiday lodging plans...we cooked some meals for ourselves, relaxed in the hot tub, made friends with the cows and bull behind the cabin, and took a wee bit of...not downtime, but we slowed down a much-needed bit in the middle of our long whirlwind Ireland holiday. The location is rural but not too remote; there are small shops, a grocery, gas stations and a few dining options nearby. The view of Mulroy Bay and across it from the cabin is grand and, while the weather for our stay in October could have been better, it almost didn't matter while soaking in the tub with a protective overhang, some privacy, and a nice beverage.

Cara Avatar

We had a lovely few days at the cabin, really clean, the bed was supper comfortable and the hot tub and views were amazing!

Aron Avatar

Great place to stay.
Brilliant host

Claire Avatar

We really enjoyed our stay in Cabin 2. A lovely, modern cabin in a really peaceful setting. Perfect location - so many beaches, landmarks and great places to eat & drink within a short drive. We stayed for 2 nights with our dog & hope to book again in future. The hot tub was the icing on the cake!

Richard Avatar

We stayed at Shane’s cabin in September. It is a great place to stay and relax. All facilities are excellent. We really enjoyed the hot tub as it was just what was needed after a long journey. Shane shared excellent videos on how to use everything. No issues with our stay at all. Richard

Jayne Avatar

a lovely cabin. perfect for us and the dog. very clean and comfortable

Bekkie Avatar

We really enjoyed this stay, the cabin was lovely and the location was amazing. Shane was great and we didn’t have to worry about anything!

Tom Avatar

Had a great time staying here. Would definitely go back. Great location, very peaceful and quiet.

Faye Avatar

If ur thinking of booking this place… do it … you won’t be disappointed… it is perfect. Beds are comfy , projector screen is great, all kitchen utensils you need , hot water constantly , beautiful view and best suprise of all … a hot tub . Perfect stay! Thankyou

Michelle Avatar

We recently stayed in the cabin with our two furry friends. we had a wonderful and relaxing time. Everything within the cabin was wonderful- the furnishings, the accessories, the appliances, the spaces and of course the hot tub. There's access to the waterfront across the road. it's a lovely location with Carrigart and Downings less than 10 mins away. You can explore further afield as well (recommend some hours in Ards Forest), but we really just enjoyed some beach and forest walks, and then chilling in the cabin in the evening. the kitchen has ample space to cook comfortably. The hot tub is a lovely treat, finished by a lovely shower. The TV was greatlynpositionednto give it an in screen cinema feel. We had a green patch next to the cabin where the dogs could stretch and go to the bathroom when needed. Our eldest dog has great recall and doesn't roam. Our latest rescue was on lead and suspect she will be a roamer (aka handful) so would need to keep an eye on her in future! Would recommend this spot for something different. Shane was a great communicator and even has videos to explain certain functions. We will be recommending to friends for sure.

Shanaun Avatar

Brilliant host! Had a beautiful stay in the cabin, was everything we want, with the most gorgeous views!

Sean Avatar

Stayed 3 nights and loved it. The accommodation is of an excellent standard and the location perfect for visiting North Donegal beauty spots. Hot tub was an additional luxury as was the big screen to watch sport and movies. Highly recommended!!

Sarah Avatar

We had a lovely stay in the log cabin. It was in a nice location. It was very clean and a lovely interior. Our host Shane was very helpful and welcoming.
We enjoyed the hottub.

Mary Avatar

A very relaxing holiday in a luxury cabin with a fantastic soft tub to really put the icing on the cake! We will definitely be back next year.

Ashley Avatar

We have just left the cabin after our weekend stay and there is no words to describe how incredible the cabin is. From the moment we booked it Shane has been in contact and as he isn’t based on site has provided the most helpful videos on everything you need to know about the cabin. The cabin itself is stunning, comfy bed and sofa and all the amenities you could need. It is perfectly located near to the most beautiful beaches Donegal has to offer. We can’t thank Shane enough and we look forward to visiting again in the future.



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