when you get inside the property it is like stepping into the Tardis!

As you drive up to the property it looks every bit as good and you’d imagined from the descriptions given by the owners. But when you get inside the property it is like stepping into the Tardis! We were a party of 8 adults, 2 children and one infant. Not once did we trip over each other. Yes, we were helped by the glorious weather during the first week of June in Donegal so that we could make good use of the patio furniture and the bench outside the front of the property in the evenings, but the interior of the house is extremely spacious with good sized rooms. The solid wood dining table with 8 chairs spaced around it and a couple of stools for the children and a high chair meant we could all eat together. The ensuite and main bathroom upstairs and downstairs cloakroom are more than adequate for a large group such as ours was. The back of the house overlooks the meadows to Culdaff beach sand dunes which is a view difficult to tire anyone. A five-minute drive to the north takes you to Bunagee Pier where you can watch the day’s catch being landed and drive roughly the same distance to the south and you arrive at the car parks for the beautiful ‘Blue Flag’ Culdaff Beach itself. The beach sand and dunes are ultra-clean and the seawater crystal clear. The gently shelving, sandy beach meant that it was safe enough for the children to play in the water under mild supervision without any fierce under-tow. Culdaff itself has everything a holidaying family would need with local pubs and restaurants, village stores and petrol filling station which also boasts a good take-away. The Inishowen Peninsula is packed with a wide variety of destinations to suit the whole family and of particular note is the Famine Village in Doagh which ‘will’ surpass your expectations. Malin Head is, of course, a ‘must-see’ destination being the most northerly point of Ireland and only around half an hour from Culdaff. The Giant’s Causeway is not too far away either but check that the ferry from Greencastle is running before heading that way or go via Londonderry. In short, the whole area is for us, the jewel in Ireland’s crown and staying at Bunagee Cottage was the icing on a very enjoyable ‘cake’!