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.

4.8 Stars - Based on 29 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.

4.8 Stars - Based on 29 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.

4.8 Stars - Based on 29 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.

4.8 Stars - Based on 29 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.

4.8 Stars - Based on 29 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.

4.8 Stars - Based on 29 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews

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!
Patricia Avatar
The cottage is in an idyllic location. It’s a traditional build with a quirky layout but was ideal for our NYE/winter break. The hot tub and cinema screen were especially welcome. It’s a short drive to any shops or pubs so not ideal if you want to walk but the views and peaceful location make up for this.
Osama Avatar
Shane was great and the place was beautiful,
we had a minor accident so we had to cancel the trip but nothing to do with the place or Shane
David Avatar
Wow, an utterly amazing stay from start to finish in a lovely home. Shane was a top-tier host with impeccable and rapid communications on everything from start to finish. The home is set in some of the most beautiful scenery this country has to offer, and everything in the home is comfy and welcoming.
Darren Avatar
Super spot not far from Downings and Murderhole beach - Property very quaint kids loved the hottub to late in the evening then a Shrek marathon in the cinema ! Highly recommend and will be back ourselves in the future
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!
Sarah Avatar
Tutto perfetto, la casa è accogliente e comoda anche per 6 ospiti! Il giardino è molto piacevole, abbiamo visto le stelle cadenti!!! Ci siamo innamorati del Donegal!
Erin Avatar
Great stay opposite Mulroney Bay. Nice cottage with comfy beds and a powerful shower. Shane was a great host, very responsive to messages and very helpful!
Aine Avatar
Me and my friends absolutely loved staying at Shane’s cottage. It was just like the photos! We particularly loved the private outdoor area which had such beautiful surroundings. Shane was extremely responsive and helped us out with any questions. The pull down screen was great for watching a movie as a group, we thought it was a great and unique facility! It was a perfect base for exploring Downings and made for a lovely staycation. Thank you!!
Caoimhe Avatar
Old style Cottage with newly renovated features. Excellent facilities, very private with amazing bay views. Had a lovely time with family and newborn baby it was a added bonus that we could bring our family pet. Would definitely reccomend
Hazel Avatar
We had a lovely break away. Would recommend Shane as a host. Shane was very helpful and couldnt have done more to help us.
Sophie Avatar
Really enjoyed our stay at Shane’s home. Lots of lovely beaches and places to eat just a short drive away, plus beautiful outside area to enjoy the good weather (if you’re lucky enough to get it!) 🍀
Rebecca Avatar
A beautiful homely cottage which was perfect for a weekend getaway with the added bonus of the hot tub. 10 minutes into Downings which was easy to get to with local taxis. Shane was very helpful & provided us with all the information we would need for the cottage as well as checking in with us during our stay.
Highly recommend to everyone & looking forward to the next stay.
Thank you!
Amy Avatar
Very good location and accommodation
Jennifer Avatar
Loved this spot so much! The cottage has great character, was clean and super cozy. The area is beautiful and there are some great local pubs to visit. Highly recommend!
Louise Avatar
Shanes place is Great little place to stay for a chilled out weekend. The hot tub was a great added feature. Was lovely to sit in the hottub taking in the views across the lake. We loved our stay and will definitely stay again.
Mark Avatar
the cottage and location was excellent and provided us with a good base to explore the local area.
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

Getting Your Keys

If the lockbox feels like it won’t open

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.