For a truly unforgettable getaway, you can’t go wrong with a stay on this private waterfront estate in Donegal.
A stunning house on Malin Head, it is the perfect remote escape that you can share with up to five of your friends or family.
You’ll get to enjoy the rugged beauty of the North Atlantic coastline in this unique but surprisingly affordable place.
Welcome to Breasty Bay House
The three-bedroom house is on a private waterfront estate on Malin Head in the north of County Donegal.
It has private sea access and is perfect for all your favourite coastal activities from fishing to viewing dolphins and stargazing.
The host even states, “if you are lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis”. It can’t get much better than that.
For film buffs, this place is incredibly unique. It was used for filming on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2016 with the peninsula within the estate grounds being where the Millennium Falcon was constructed.
You can take a walk at sunset to the rocky outcrop of the film set and admire the wild coastline.
A remote coastal location with a private waterfront estate
One of the main highlights of this place is the incredible location, right on one of the northernmost peninsulas of the country.
It’s also based on a 60-acre property which is only shared with one other cottage, so you’ll feel as though you have the entire coastline to yourself.
The property has its own seaside access for fishing and it’s not uncommon to see dolphins or basking sharks in the water nearby.
The high cliffs and rock pools are incredibly picturesque at sunset, although the host does warn that if you have children they should be supervised at all times.
Stunning interior design
The house itself is also incredibly beautiful and the interior design is simply stunning. There’s plenty of windows and natural lighting with views out over the coast from multiple rooms.
The furniture is rustic yet polished with wooden touches and lots of earthy tones. The cosy lounge area is where you can easily spend the evenings, with a wood-burning stove and large windows looking out to sea.
What you can expect if you visit
There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms in the house. There’s plenty of space to spread out with a large kitchen and lounge areas to relax by a cosy fire.
Other amenities include a washing machine and dryer, cable TV, fully self-catering kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, stove and oven, private entrance to the property and an outdoor patio.
How much a night will set you back
You might expect that a place like this would be rather expensive, but you’ll be surprised that it’s quite affordable when shared with a group.
However, it does have a three-night minimum stay which might not suit everyone. So, I put in three nights for six guests sharing in March 2021 (note: there’s no guarantee things will be back to normal then).
Here’s how much it worked out at:
- Total: €1,083
- Per person: €180.50
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Elisha is a freelance writer, content creator and blogger and her work can be read in Lonely Planet, Remote Lands and Matador Network. You’ll usually find her travelling in offbeat places or hiking wherever there are mountains; always with a camera in hand.