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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 customer reviews

Jane Avatar
We had a great stay in the cottage and Shane was a great host. Very helpful!
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
Michael Avatar
Shane was an absolute gentleman, top quality venue and host. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to visit Donegal.
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!
Roisin Avatar
we loved our stay thank you
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
Alex Diamond Avatar
Alex Diamond
What can I say - another amazing break in a beautiful cottage! Shane is a top host - goes way out of his way to ensure everything is perfect. Looking forward to our next visit!
David Avatar
Shane is an excellent host who was highly responsive and always keen to help. The cottage is in a great area close to lots of fantastic beaches, golf courses and excellent bars / restaurants.
Ciaran Avatar
House was spotless
Very comfortable and homely
Lovely views
Highly recommended
Maureen Avatar
Highly recommended, really enjoyed our time in the Log cabins - superb accommodation, very clean, great facilities, tastefully decorated. Great Host with good communication before, during and after stay. We will certainly recommend to our friends. We'll be back!!
Jennifer Avatar
We had a wonderful stay in this cosy cottage in a beautiful part of the country. Lots of stylish decorative touches, and the lounge and master bedroom were lovely. Shane, our host, was extremely helpful and communicative, and responses to requests straightaway. The lovely bay is right across a (fast but quiet) road from the front of the cottage and Shane had a kayak available if desired; there was good outside space; excellent location with close proximity to amazing beaches and scenery. In all, a great place to say.

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.