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Tara's House, Stroove, Greencastle, Donegal

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Min stay varies
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Tara's House is a stunning, contemporary, luxury holiday home with 4 bedrooms to sleep 8. It is set well back from the road protected by a large rock outcrop that ensures privacy. It has spectacular sea views overlooking Lough Foyle and the Atlantic Ocean and there are large hardwood picture windows to make the most of the views from within and and a large deck to enjoy the views and sea air from the garden. The house is 2 mins walk to a popular local pub, 10 mins walk to a blue flag beach, is on the path of the Inishowen Head walk and it is a short walk from Stroove lighthouse. It is also on the route of the beautiful 'Inishowen 100' scenic drive. There is one very large open plan living area with windows/doors to 3 sides giving superb sea and countryside views. The house is f...Tara's House is a stunning, contemporary, luxury holiday home with 4 bedrooms to sleep 8. It is set well back from the road protected by a large rock outcrop that ensures privacy. It has spectacular sea views overlooking Lough Foyle and the Atlantic Ocean and there are large hardwood picture windows to make the most of the views from within and and a large deck to enjoy the views and sea air from the garden. The house is 2 mins walk to a popular local pub, 10 mins walk to a blue flag beach, is on the path of the Inishowen Head walk and it is a short walk from Stroove lighthouse. It is also on the route of the beautiful 'Inishowen 100' scenic drive. There is one very large open plan living area with windows/doors to 3 sides giving superb sea and countryside views. The house is fully equipped to a very high standard with all new furniture and fixtures and fittings. The house is approx. 3 km from Greencastle village and 8km from the seaside town of Moville where are supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. Free WIFI is included in the rates, as is heating and electricity. This house is not available for parties of any description including school formal 'after parties'. If the house is booked for this purpose without telling the owner refunds will not be given.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
It is essential you ask if your pet can stay so we can advise you of the house rules. Guests must be over 21 years of age and strictly no parties are allowed. Any booking made under false pretences will not be allowed access and no refunds will be made
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Kate W
Hosting since October 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe will always come and say hello to our guests as soon as possible after your arrival, to both welcome you and tell you about the area and answer any questions you may have. We live 5 minutes away in Greencastle so are on hand to help throughout your stay and to sort out any problems that may arise with the house (this doesn't happen often)
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Magpie1303
Magpie1303
1 contribution
Four of us stayed for a luxurious holiday in this comfortable house with stunning views out to Loch Foyle. We were warm on the days that proved chilly because of underfloor heating but really enjoyed our deck sunning ourselves on bright days. We ate very well at Kealys seafood restaurant and enjoyed drinks at various pubs. There are so many places to visit for walks and the beaches are beautiful. We would recommend this house for most people and it is all on a level though for a wheelchair user the drive is very steep and the showers are not chair friendly.
Visited April 2022
Written 20 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Explorer from Dublin, Ireland
Explorer from Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
We stayed in Tara’s house at the end of October 2021. It was extremely comfortable for 2 families (4 adults, 4 children, 1 dog), with 4 bedrooms and lots of bathrooms. The kitchen/living area is perfect for cooking big meals, whilst the children can watch movies and play, and the view of the sea out the window can only bring a smile to your face. Strove lighthouse was a short walk down the hill, and not far past that we had coffee and cake! Greencastle itself is a good walk / 5 min car spin and is an extremely welcoming spot. Tara’s house is quiet, remote, private, and a safe spot for children to potter around. The house is completely accessible, all on ground level, and honestly, it couldn’t have been a better location for our trip. Kate and Gavin, the owners, left us lovely treats upon arrival and were extremely helpful if we had any questions. We are already planning our next holiday.
Visited October 2021
Written 31 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Teddybuggy
Teddybuggy
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
We had the most amazing week in Tara’s House. Definitely one of the best houses we have stayed in and the views are out of this world. The house is very spacious, beds very comfortable with high quality linen and towels. The kitchen is well stocked, lovely outdoor seating area, plenty of board games and books to keep you entertained. So much to do in the surrounding areas, beautiful loop walk, beaches within walking distance. We did a day trip to Derry and did a fantastic walking tour. Did another trip to Malin Head, it is about 35 min drive from the house. Kate and Gavin were so attentive and the treats on arrival were very much appreciated after a long drive. This is a house that we would love to come back to. 5 stars and a very happy family after a week of relaxation. We are only sorry we didn’t book two weeks! Thank you Kate & Gavin!
Visited July 2021
Written 24 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Escape01247066463
Escape01247066463
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We have just returned from a fabulous family holiday. Not only was the weather fantastic but the house itself was amazing(a real home from home). What a view to wake up to in the morning!! We had a 1 year old and a 20 months old child with us and the garden and patio were ideal for them to play in(an added bonus would have been a little gate to prevent them escaping out to the car parking area). The surrounding beaches are magnificent very sandy and perfect for the children. The little treats left for us were very much appreciated. We would highly recommend Tara's House and hope to return at some future date.
Visited August 2020
Written 18 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JohnScottKelly
JohnScottKelly
Belfast, United Kingdom11 contributions
Fantastic rental. Great views, facilities, and location. 10 min walk to the beach, lovely welcoming gifts on arrival and floor heating was top quality. Brought our dog who loved it. We’ll be back.
Visited September 2018
Written 30 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bill B
Bill B
Belfast, United Kingdom4 contributions
Well what more can I say everyone else who wrote a review for "Tara House" has not missed a thing. Brill hone for a holiday with great views across the Foyle. Thank you to Kate and Gavin for a wonderful stay. We WILL be back Thank you.
Visited May 2018
Written 20 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax399192
Relax399192
Hi Bill, Thanks for staying at Tara's House and taking the time to write us a lovely review. We hope to welcome you back soon! All the very best. Kate
Written 26 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John G
John G
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions
the directions to the house were accurate and easy to find it was clean and warm with an unexpected welcome pack on arrival there was plenty of space even for a family of eight with the added bonus of lovely views over Loch Foyle if you are looking for comfortable relaxing holiday in a scenic location this is for you I would recomend it to any family.
Visited April 2017
Written 15 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Terrye Toland
Terrye Toland
Norfolk, VA24 contributions
Stayed at Tara's recently with extended family. Having been to Ireland many times I can tell you that Tara's is absolutely in the top 1% of places to stay. The house itself is huge with 2 ensuite master bedrooms and 1 twin and 1 double room that share a bathroom. It was big enough to easily accommodate 6 adults and 2 children. The kitchen, dining and living room have an open space concept which makes it large and airy. The view from this area is SPECTACULAR and the giant windows make it impossible to ignore. Being Ireland, the scenery changes constantly as the sun and clouds roll by and over the water and you can enjoy this vision as you sit on a very nice deck sipping your tea or cocktail. I might add here, that you are standing in the south of Ireland and looking over Lough Foyle to the north. When in service there is a ferry that can take you over in a short time and save you time in the drive to the sights in the north. The yard is also quite nice and well kept. The kitchen and bathrooms are modern, as is the whole house, but not in the utilitarian way so common in Europe. Couches and chairs were comfy. The house is very private as it sits on a hill just below the road and there are no other houses next to it. Yet is only a short walk to the local pub and beaches. There is also an old Norman castle nearby and many beautiful beaches and drives along the Inishowen Penisula. Kate and Gavin are attentive owners and we enjoyed meeting and talking to them. We have told many friends about Tara's and we are hoping to bring them to Ireland in the future and we will definitely be planning on staying there. It's a fantastic place to relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of Ireland. The pictures of this house are very good but do not give it full justice.
Visited June 2016 Travelled with family
Written 26 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Safari621724
Safari621724
Hi Terrye, Thanks so much for the lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back in the future. All the very best to you and family. Kate and Gavin
Written 4 October 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephen R
Stephen R
Belfast, United Kingdom23 contributions
We stayed here in the first week of May 2016. The accommodation is excellent. The three doubles and the twin were all lovely rooms. Cooking facilities were spot on. There is plenty of room for a family run around outside though the reality isn't just as big as appears from the photographs. The kitchen/living room area was perfectly suited for the extended family with just a little care needed for the tiled floor. The views are splendid and the whole house at a very comfortable temperature. There are plenty of drives/walks nearly and the children loved the Lama a short distance up the road. Moville is very handy and there is an excellent take-away on the main street, Good food, good quantity, good price. There is also a shop selling Maud's ice-cream! The house was clean & everything satisfactory. We did have to clean out the filter of the tumble dryer to make it work and similarly with the filter on the washing machine, but these were quickly attended to. A brilliant stay.
Visited May 2016 Travelled with family
Written 19 May 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

susie_br2015
susie_br2015
Belfast, United Kingdom1 contribution
This house was easy to find and in perfect order. The first obvious advantage is the view, as you drive into the property. Just stunning. Kate and Gavin had had a quick turnaround that day, but you would not have known that there had been guests there before us. The place was spotless. The wine and beautiful cake made for a very nice welcome treat too! We were travelling with one person with limited mobility. The house was easy for her to navigate, as it is all on one level. We were seven adults for the weekend, but the house felt roomy and not cramped, the open plan kitchen and living room made for a socialable space whilst cooking/dining, the stunning views being the icing on the cake! Having en suites with showers were also a blessing after coming in from walking/ swimming. The area has much to offer and we could have stayed longer than a weekend so we hope to return. Would recommend this property without hesitation.
Visited October 2015 Travelled with family
Written 4 November 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
In the immediate vicinity you'll find Big White Bay our very own Blue Flag beach which is a short walk from the house. There is also a local pub 'Michael John's which is a five minute walk form the house. Greencastle is the nearest village to Tara's House - a five minute drive form the house. It is a commercial fishing port with a very picturesque harbour area and the ferry terminal to take you over to Northern Ireland. Greencastle has three pubs, two restaurants and a fish and chip shop as well as two well stocked conveneince stores. Another 5 minutes down the road is the larger town of Moville which has two supermarkets and a range of other shops and activities. There is a huge range of activities that can be enjoyed in the local area: - Sailing, Surfing, Kayaking and Diving - Sh...
Getting around
You really need a car if you are staying at Tara's House to get to the local shops and also to explore the beautiful peninsula and County Donegal. Public transport is minimal. it is about a 5 minute drive to the village of Greencastle where there are 3 pubs, one restaurant, a garage and 2 convenience shops. The town of Moville is a further 5 minutes where there are more shops, pubs and restaurants.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tara's House, Stroove, Greencastle, Donegal

Tara's House, Stroove, Greencastle, Donegal is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Tara's House, Stroove, Greencastle, Donegal has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Tara's House, Stroove, Greencastle, Donegal has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.