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 163 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 163 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 163 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 163 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 175 customer reviews

Spencer Reed Avatar
Spencer Reed
Stayed at one of Shane’s cabin over Paddy’s weekend, and it was the perfect experience. Great for a staging area for exploring the surrounding area. Also, the cabin is very modern, clean and cozy, it was a very relaxing place. The hot tub is great too!
Spencer Avatar
The cabin was perfect! Cozy, modern and unique and Shane and his team keep it very clean. Shane was also highly responsive whenever I had questions. Would highly recommend to anyone, especially those looking for a place to stage adventures into the surrounding areas!
Alannah Avatar
Great place to stay for a quiet few nights away! Highly recommend to anyone, Shane was a great host!
Emma Avatar
We stayed up in Dave’s John’s forge for 2 nights and it was so beautiful and peaceful! I couldn’t recommend the place more stunning views, gorgeous cabin very modern and up to date!
The hot tub looked out over the bay and at night was stunning with fairy lights around!
Shane and Family were so helpful giving all details on how to use everything in the Cabin. It was a great weekend all round and would highly recommend!
Thanks again Shane and Family for an amazing weekend!
Amanda Avatar
Our stay at Davey John's cabin was fantastic! Our host, Shane, was really lovely, super responsive and very helpful! Everything was perfect from the moment we checked in. Shane provided us with clear instructions for our check-in before we arrived and they were so helpful! The cabin felt like a home away from home and was so beautiful inside and out. It was absolutely spotless and very well laid out. The bathroom was beautiful, hotel standard for sure! The bedroom has the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in, so cosy! The highlight of our stay was the hot tub! We spent a fair few hours in that over the weekend and it was bliss! The area is also very beautiful, lovely surroundings and so peaceful. We will definitely book another trip for sure, maybe for a little longer next time (we wanted to stay there forever!). I would highly recommend this place for your next trip, honestly, you won't be let down! Thanks so much Shane, you are a diamond host!
Jane Avatar
We had a great stay in the cottage and Shane was a great host. Very helpful!
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Amanda Morris
Such a beautiful place to stay. Felt like a home away from home and was so clean and cosy. The hot tub was amazing, we spent most of our weekend in it! The cabin had everything you would need for your stay and the host was so lovely too. The bed was probably the most comfy bed I've ever slept in! The area was quite peaceful and there's a lake across the road which we could see from the cabin. Only about a half hour drive from Letterkenny which wasn't bad at all! Would definitely recommend 👌🏻
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Anna Mcnevin
My boyfriend and I stayed in cabin 1 for two nights and it was absolutely amazing. The cabin has a lovely view and is fully furnished with the most comfortable bed!! We also had access to a private hot tub which was so nice. It was the perfect way to relax. Before we arrived I was sent links to videos on how to set up the hot tub etc, this was extremely helpful. Shane is an amazing host and is completely on the ball around messaging and checking in. I would highly recommend staying here!!
Enda Avatar
We had a fantastic time here. A lovely spacious property in a beautiful lakeside location in Donegal. Lots of picturesque scenery for nature walks etc nearby and only a 20 minute drive from Letterkenny. The beds were very comfortable and the property was very clean with modern kitchen and shower facilities. The property is particularly unique for the outdoor hot tub and the indoor cinema projector which was a huge bonus. Couldn’t recommend staying here enough. Check in and check out was very easy too and the location is easy to find with lots of parking. Only two of us stayed but it can comfortably fit 6 with lots of space and comfortable beds. Highly recommended
Chandana Avatar
Very nice and cosy stay. 1 request would be- if we had fencing between the 2 airbnbs. Otherwise thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub!
Chelsea Avatar
Lovely place
Michael Avatar
Shane was an absolute gentleman, top quality venue and host. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to visit Donegal.
Julie Avatar
Great stay here, beautiful views. Would recommend.
Shane was a great host and explained everything very well.
Courtney Avatar
We absolutely loved our time at Davy John's Cottage. The hot tub was especially loved after a long day of hiking in the cold. would definitely recommend staying here!
Sarah Avatar
Jonathan Avatar
We had a wonderful break in Shane's cabins. It is definitely an excellent place to go if you want peaceful surroundings, excellent views, and a comfortable stay. Shane was incredibly proactive with his messages to us and wanted to make sure we had the best experience. His instructions were clear and the accommodation was perfect. Would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in such a stay.
Des Avatar
One of the nicest places I have ever stayed. Host was brilliant, place was spotless and location was beautiful. Will definitely be back again
Eoin Avatar
Brillant stay all was perfect
Emma Avatar
Great place to get away for the weekend! Gorgeous views from the cabin looking out at the bay. Would definitely recommend!
Roisin Avatar
we loved our stay thank you


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