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 48 Guest Reviews

King Size Luxury

A peaceful night’s sleep in your king size bed awaits behind the shuttered windows of the cosy attic room.

4.9 Stars - Based on 48 Guest Reviews

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Your fully equipped kitchen has everything you’ll need while away from home. A Gas Hob, Electric Oven, Air Fryer, Fridge, Washer Dryer,  Dishwasher and all the Utensils, Pots, Pans and Crockery you’ll need are provided.

4.9 Stars - Based on 48 Guest Reviews

Family Bathroom Suite

The cottage comes with a recently modernised bathroom suite offering unlimited piping hot water in the power shower. The perfect way to freshen up after an afternoon kayaking on the bay.

4.9 Stars - Based on 48 Guest Reviews

Private Garden with Hot Tub

The half door in our kitchen takes you into your own private garden. We love spending time here enjoying the bay view or the night sky while keeping warm in front of the chiminea.

4.9 Stars - Based on 48 Guest Reviews

Pet's 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 48 Guest Reviews

About the Cottage

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.

Decorated in a rather eclectic style throughout, the cottage sleeps six comfortably in its three bedrooms.

Walk through the front door into the hall and you’re right away in the centre of the house. To the right is a double bedroom with shuttered windows and an adjoining bedroom where the bunk beds are perfect for kids of all ages.

Upstairs is the cosy attic room that’s surprisingly large. The king size bed boasts the best views of the bay and with four chests of drawers and a wardrobe there’s lots of storage space.

Back downstairs and into the lounge where you’ll find the wood burning stove, two chesterfield suites and a huge cinema screen complete with cinema sound that you can enjoy movie nights in on.

Step through into the kitchen and enjoy the recently renovated space where a half door leads into the garden and a newly discovered window takes on the job of the wine cellar.

What You’ll Enjoy

  • Sea View and Access to the Bay
  • Private garden with Table, Chairs and Cushions
  • Outside Chiminea, Perfect for sitting next to on a clear night and marvelling at the night sky. Fire pack available.
  • 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.
  • 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 the RTE Player
  • Bluetooth Speaker for enjoying the TV or Music throughout the cottage or outside on the Veranda
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Guest Reviews of the Cottage

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 48 customer reviews

Olivia Avatar
Shane is a great host, he gave great instructions and was very helpful and kind. He was prompt to respond to any questions we had and was extremely helpful. We all had a great time in the cottage. It is a beautiful home with stunning countryside. The cinema and the hot tub were a great hit.
Tom Avatar
A great spot in stunning Donegal. Super comfy bed!!
Rachel Avatar
This was a lovely, cozy cottage with such charm and warmth. I wish we had more time to stay and enjoy it, but it was certainly a welcome respite for our evening and we felt like we’d been welcomed into a true Irish home.
Lydia Avatar
Thanks again for another amazing stay! Beautiful cottage, peaceful surroundings and lovely beds! It was a pleasure that we hope to repeat.
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!
Sean Avatar
Great spot - clean, easy to find, and very responsive host
Paul Avatar
Very warm and cozy cottage hidden away from everything. We were left with comprehensive instructions and guide books to help us if required and Shane was responsive when we had a question. Projector with stove on was amazing and hot tub was also amazing. I would very much recommend to others to stay.
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.
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
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!
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 🤗
Catherine Avatar
My family and I had a wonderful stay here! Beautiful location!
Alexander Avatar
We had an amazing weekend at Shane's cottage - really cozy place & the hot tub was just amazing. Shane was super helpful when we had a question which made our stay really enjoyable!
Paul Avatar
Ideal place for a peaceful break. So many beautiful beaches nearby. Close to plenty of restaurants in Downings and Carrickart. Dunfanaghy is only about 20mins away. The children loved the hot tub and movie projector. Enclosed garden was ideal for the dogs.
Ann Avatar
This was a great immaculate house with all the facilities as advertised and all in excellent order. Shane was in touch to check all was well in the house as it was. There are no negative comments Ican make about this holiday let only positive.
Barry Avatar
Wonderful stay at Shane's cottage; would very much recommend to others ++++
Christine Avatar
Thank you for a lovely stay in your cosy cottage. The cinema & hottub really made it; we would love to stay again in the future 👍
Philip Avatar
Great spot
Evin Avatar
Shanes cottage is a charming and rustic place to get away from the city. We visited in the depths of winter to a very cosy and comfortable environment. The hot tub was the perfect temperature and a lovely little addition to the property. You are a short drive from Downings and the natural beauty that the area offers - a full selection of streaming options made the winter evenings inside feel just like a home away from home. Detailed instructions, and information along with helpful video guides make the visit to this cottage seamless.
Jason Avatar
Loved our stay, Shane our host was excellent, responsive and gave excellent instructions on how to work everything in the house. Wud definitely come back here!

Getting Your Keys

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Getting the Cinema Going

Our guide to getting the cinema up and running in the lounge



Super Fast & 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. Cottage guests can park right outside the door.

Bedroom Comforts

We have a King Size bed in the Attic room, Double bed on the ground floor. Both come with mattresses that are ‘Hotel Quality’. Fresh linen and towels are also provided.

Cottage Entertainment

The 32″ TV has terrestrial channels along with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus. The ceiling mounted projector offers an awesome cinema experience for movie nights in.

Washer Dryer

The Cottage has a washer dryer and a portable clothes line if required.

Pets Welcome

As Dog lovers ourselves, pets are very welcome in the Cabin. We have a dog bed available and a cage if you need to pop out on your own.

Computer Station

iI you need somewhere to work there’s a dedicated work station in the downstairs bedroom.. You’ll have access to plenty of power sockets and the internet over a TP link.

Cycling, Golf and Water Sports

We have plenty of 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 inside please
  • No large parties or events
  • Pets should not be left alone in the cottage 
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.