Dunfanaghy, Ireland is a prime spot in County Donegal on the country’s northwest coast. The town name translates to “fort of the fair field” and it’s not hard to see why once you arrive. Overlooking Sheephaven Bay on its west side, Dunfanaghy is home to a number of soothing natural sights which includes the Derryveagh Mountains in the distance and those of the Wild Atlantic Way. Travelers have made their way here for a hearty slice of Irish countryside life throughout the years and haven’t come away disappointed. With that in mind, more are taking the time to find places in Dunfanaghy to stay that will add embellishment to their experience in a serene way. Check out this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Dunfanaghy and book one for your upcoming trip!
Located less than ten minutes away from Horn Head is this vacation rental, which is an entire home. It overlooks New Lake, which is only a short distance away. The home can accommodate up to six guests between three bedrooms, with three and a half bathrooms available. It’s set up to provide visitors with an immersion into the Irish countryside atmosphere, and it’s also not too far from some of Dunfanaghy’s local attractions such as the Ards Forest Park. The amenities on hand here include a washer and dryer for laundry needs, a full kitchen, and an indoor fireplace.
Light, bright with beautiful viewsDunfanaghy, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsmodern and comfortable place with a great viewgreat & warm house with a great open kitchen / lounge with fireplace and a stunning viewhuge tv in living area with main channelswe had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and stress freekitchen v well equipped only thing that isn't working is the microwave but it didn't bother usthe house is 'spotlessly' cleanlovely comfortable house spotlessly clean and all the facilities we neededexceptionally clean and prompt response when communicated withthe house was beautifully decorated and spotlessly cleanthe house is spotlessly clean and very well equipped
Host:sarah and jeff were great hostsjeff & sarah are great hostsas hosts they were fantasticthanks to jeff and sarah for being such great hostsgreat hosts who responded quickly to any queriesRead more reviewsfantastic location only a few minutes walk from the beautiful dunfanaghya wonderful house in a beautiful locationfantastic house in a great locationfantastic house in a brilliant locationbeautiful house in a beautiful location
This vacation rental is tucked into the hills that are close to Horn Head, and a little ways from Dunfanaghy itself. It consists of a traditionally constructed bungalow, and is airy with regards to its interior design. Hornhead Mews can hold up to four guests between two bedrooms. There’s a cozy kitchen available along with the bathroom, and the amenities here include wireless Internet access, an indoor fireplace, and a space for those who need to work on laptops.
Hornhead MewsDunfanaghy, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewscosy 2 bed cottage with lovely views of dunfanaghy and muckishthe shower had a good strong pressure and there was never a shortage of piping hot waterthe house was cosy and inviting with a beautiful big open plan living and dining roomthe house was incredibly clean and comfy
Host:host is very accommodating and thoughtfulour host urusla couldn't have been anymore helpfulursula was a wonderful hosttop class accommodation and really friendly hostursula is a great hostRead more reviewsbeautiful house and great locationbeautiful location and easily accessible to nearby townamazing place to stay and in a great location 10/10we had a great time at ursula's cute placea nice walk across bridge into town centre
This apartment offers those staying here a chance to relax in a roomy place that allows for the opportunity to roam the hills and the shoreline that composes part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s on the second floor of a home, and it can accommodate a total of two guests in one bedroom with one bathroom available to them. Its location puts it in decent walking distance to the shops within Dunfanaghy itself. There’s a full kitchen combined with a living room space here, and the other amenities provided by the host includes cable television and wireless Internet access as well as an indoor fireplace.
Wild Atlantic Way ApartmentDunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewshad a lovely stay at brids apartment spacious with a complete kitchen wifi and on the high streeta previous review noted he heating not working but the apartment was lovely and warm throughout our staythe bed was extremely comfortablefor that alone the apartment is very good value for moneythe apartment was really nice very bright sparkling clean great furniture and very comfy bedreally clean and comfortableapartment was spotlessly clean and comfortabletraditional decor clean and comfortablegreat apartment very clean and comfortablethe apartment was very clean and comforting
Host:the host is very friendlybrid was a great hosteveryone was very friendlybrid is a great host who responded to our messages very quicklythanks for hosting me bridRead more reviewsgreat location in townperfect location for small town experiencea great location for a relaxing weekend awayfantastic location and really cozygreat central location warm and comfortable
Situated not too far from Dunfanaghy’s beaches and the village itself, this vacation rental is a entire home with enough privacy to allow guests to enjoy the town and its surroundings with serenity. The home can host up to five guests with three bedrooms at their disposal. There’s a large kitchen that has all the modern trimmings available. The amenities that are up for grabs here include an indoor fireplace, oil heating, and free parking on-site for those driving in from other areas.
Modern & cosy - close to village...Dunfanaghy, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewswould benefit from wifithe cottage was easy to find very close to the village centre comfortable and every amenitiescosy clean and very comfortableit's a comfortable and clean holiday homethe house was perfect for our stay and it was clean and furnished wellan amazing place quite spacious and well maintained
Host:host was welcoming and helpfulshe was lovely and friendlyeileen was a lovely host friendly and welcominggreat host very responsive on communicationshost very helpful and responsiveRead more reviewsgreat house and great location with easy walking distance to the village and close to fantastic beechesthe location for this house is great really close to the town centrecomfortable central semi detachd house within walking distance of the town centrelocation is great just 5 min walk from main steet shops restaurants and barswonderful location close to town and right on way to horn head
This intimate place is located in a glade overlooking the panoramic scenery of Sheephaven Bay. Sandhill is designed to provide luxury comfort, and it’s a short walk to the Killyhoey blue flag beach and less than five minutes from the Dunfanaghy Golf Club. It can accommodate up to two people, although those with a child can also stay here as well. The host is close by in the main home, and they offer amenities such as a television, a hair dryer, and a washing machine and dryer for their guests.
Sandhill Apartment, Portnablagh, Dunfanaghy.
This vacation rental is composed of a bedroom in an apartment that boasts some terrific views of Horn Head and the overall landscape that surrounds Dunfanaghy. It’s in the Portnablagh area of the town, and it can host up to two people during a stay. There’s a balcony that guests can lounge on to take in these thrilling sights, and a nice array of amenities which include a gym, an elevator in the building, and a light breakfast.
Apartment with amazing balcony view
This vacation rental is part of the same apartment that is mentioned in the seventh listing in this article. It’s composed of one bedroom that is suitable for two people, with access to one bathroom. The room also has access to a balcony that gives one a thrilling view of Dunfanaghy and the picturesque landscape around it. There’s a sizable amount of amenities that are on hand here, which include a full kitchen, a washer and dryer for laundry purposes, and the ability to use the gym within the building.
Apartment with amazing balcony views
This vacation rental gives guests a striking view of the Wild Atlantic Way and the surrounding landscape of Horn Head. Composed of a guest lodge, it can accommodate up to two people during a stay with one bathroom attached to the bedroom. The retreat is equipped with Wi-Fi as part of the amenities along with free parking, but note there isn’t a full kitchen on the premises.
Luxury Cliffside Retreat Ocean ViewDonegal, Ireland
Set on a calm road that’s a few minutes’ walk from the town is this charming home that offers up some lovely views of New Lake nearby. The home has gone through upgrades to provide a real welcoming air from furniture to the modernized kitchen. It can accommodate up to five guests with three bedrooms at their disposal. There’s a couple of popular restaurants nearby the home, as well as some pubs. The amenities that are provided by the hosts include electric blankets, an indoor fireplace, and usage of a washing machine.
Dunfanaghy with beautiful view over the New LakeDunfanaghy, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsfantastic views comfortable space and amazingly quick responsesit's comfortable well decorated and the view is beautiful (even better than the photos )it was comfy with some lovely touches and the view to the lake during breakfast is pricelessthe cottage is cosy and we felt very comfortable for our few days therewe also enjoyed having dinner round the table and looking out at the wonderful viewit's very clean and tidy
Host:host was fantastic and very helpfulelizabeth is very helpful and gave us lots of suggestions and answered all our questions promptlyelizabeth came to meet us and was very welcoming and hospitableelizabeth was very helpful and easy to communicate withwe had a lovely time here the house was great and elizabeth was very helpfulRead more reviewsbeautiful house in a stunning locationthe location is great because it's a short walk into dunfanaghy village but in a quiet peaceful spotthe location is stunning and the place is nice and cozygreat place beautiful location and elizabeth couldn't have been more helpfulits a lovely quiet area and perfect for exploring the gorgeous surroundings of donegal
This cozy cottage is adjacent to the middle of the town, and fits in well with the cheery atmosphere. It’s equipped to host up to four guests between two bedrooms. The Martin-Annies cottage is also situated at a decent walking distance to the beaches. Those staying here will be able to enjoy the renovated interior, and the amenities that are offered here include Wi-Fi, television, and parking on the premises.
Martin-Annies Cottage-heart of Dunfanaghy-2 D/bedsDunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsamenities excellent with milk tea/coffee and breakfast cereals providedwe had a great sleep on both nights and your kitchen was warm and cosylovely clean very well appointed cottagethe accommodation was very clean and comfortablegreat clean and spacious place to staythe bedroom was clean and comfortablevery clean and tidy and in a perfect location
Host:friendly host v welcomingshe is a very attentive host and gave us good recommendationsanne was a wonderful hostanne is such a lovely woman and a great hostshe was always available if we had questions or needed help and was very accommodatingRead more reviewsperfect location within walking distance of dunfanaghyan excellent location just a short walk to the centre of dunfanaghylovely cottage located close to dunfanaghyloved this cute cottage great location with everything you needgreat location to the main street literally a 5 min walk
Some last words on staying in Dunfanaghy
Making a visit to Dunfanaghy while visiting Ireland will give a traveler another facet of the country to contemplate. There’s a few things of high appeal here whether you’re content to hit the links, hike through the glades and hills, or if you’re just interested in checking out the pubs in this part of County Donegal. It’s fitting that the places profiled here fit in with the embracing personality of the town’s people and the country on a whole.
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