Your Donegal Getaway
We would like to welcome you to our cottages and we hope you will feel at home during your stay.
A small bit of information how we started our self catering accommodation.
Danny’s family had been farming in this area since 1957. Danny took over the family farm in 1989 in which he farms mainly Charolais cattle. The cattle grazed on the site where the cottages lie today. There were also two derelict houses on site with a tree at the back of one of the houses. This tree still remains today in the shrub bed at the front of cottage no. 1.
The cattle are out grazing in the fields during the summer months and are housed during the winter months.
In 2003 we decided to build our first two cottages and the first self catering guests arrived in October 2004. In 2006 we added our third cottage along with the hot tubs. In 2010 was when the play ground was added and has proved very popular with the children that stay.
We also have our two resident donkeys who go by the name of Jedward! They love to get a treat from our guests and are very friendly. Sometimes they may not be grazing in view of the cottages.
The WiFi is open under Millstone Cottages guest.
Liam is our local taxi man. Please give him a bit of notice if you would like to use his taxi service. His number is +353 863536334.
Heating in the cottage
The dial switch to turn on/off the heating is located in the utility room above the tumble dryer. There are three locations in which the dial can be set.
On - If you set the dial at On the heating will stay on until you turn it off.
Off - everything is off
Timer – Where the arrow is pointing that is what the time is at that moment . You can pull out each little slot out the way on the dial to set the heating. Each slot is 15 minutes so if you pull out four slots then the heating will be on for one hour. You can do this different times all at once on the 24 hour lock. Don’t forget to have it at timer!
When the oil heating is turned to constant on it will heat the radiators and the water. You need the water heated from this system for the shower and bath upstairs. The shower downstairs is electric so it is instant hot water.
You will find a bin located in the utility room. This bin is for your domestic/food waste. When the bin is full please place it in the Green wheelie bin outside. Nappies can also go into the green wheelie bin.
The Blue wheelie bin is recyclable for paper and plastic.
There is a third bin outside for bottles and cans. At times you may see that this bin has been removed as it can fill rather quick! If this bin is not there during your stay you can leave whatever bottles and cans in the utility room.
The information below are a few of the tourist attractions and restaurants within the area. The hours of opening may vary from summer to winter months. You can find most businesses on Facebook. The restaurants usually display their menu’s on facebook or their websites.
Cottages with Hot Tubs
The hot tubs are checked throughout your stay.
Local Doctor +353 7491 53500
Out of Hours Doctor 1850400911
Milford Pharmacy +353 7491 53134
Milford Garda Station +353 7491 53060
The Traveller’s Inn, Main Street, Milford, F92 NH79
Eat-in or takeaway. Opening hours for food: September – June, Thursday 4pm Friday to Sunday 12.30pm to 9.00pm.
Late June – end of August Serves food seven days a week.
Tel: +353 7491 63499
Ripples Restaurant (over looking Mulroy Bay) : 5 – 7 minute drive from the cottages in Kerrykeel, F92 VX00. Eat-in or Takeawy
The Narrow Quarter Coffee House and Bistro: Main Street, Kerrykeel, F92 AY0X
Tel: +35374 9150764
Eat-in or takeaway. Opening hours Wednesday – Sunday 9.30 am – 5.30pm
Max’s Café Main street Milford , F92 Y0P8
Mainly takeaway. Tel: +353 7491 53688
Opening hours Sunday to Wednesday 4pm – 10pm. Thursday to Saturday 1pm – 11pm.
New Dragon Chinese Takeaway Milford. F92 PF86
Open 7 evenings a week. 4.30pm – 11pm.
Tel: +353 7491 63260
Burger Jacks Takeaway. The Lagg Filling Station, Milford, F92 PNX6.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 4pm to 10pm.
Tel: +353 87 7555168
Apache Pizza, Main Street, Milford, F92 CHP3.
Opening hours: 7 days a week. 4pm – 12am (Delivers to the cottages)
Tel: +353 7491 63463
Places of interest
Beaches: Rathmullan 15 minutes drive from cottages, Portsalon 15 minutes, Downing 20 minutes.
Glenveigh National Park – 25 minute drive. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Donegal.
Errigal mountain – popular for climbers. Tallest mountain in Donegal. Approximately 30 minute drive.
Malin Head – The most Northerly Point in Ireland
Aran Mor Island – Well worth a visit. One hour drive to Burtoport harbour. Then there is a car ferry crossing to the island.
Places for the kids to visit.
Arena 7 , Letterkenny. Bowling alley kids play area and great restaurant for everyone.
Century cinema and century playarea, Letterkenny. Great entertainment complex and great food.
Lurgybrack Open Farm, Letterkenny, F92 D627. Opens Easter – September. +35374 9122683
Tropical World, Letterkenny, F92 H763. Mini Zoo. +3537491 29528
Eco Atlantic Adventures . If you like to do Kayaking, hillwalking etc then this is the place for you. They can be contacted on +353 862250599.
Mulroy Clay Pigeon Club, Loughnakey, Milford. +353 863149426.
Horse Riding Stables
Ashtree Riding stables, Coole, Cranford, F92 KX81. Tel: +353 749153312
Carrigart Riding Stables, Carrigart. Tel: Kenneth on +353 87 2276926
If there is anything that we can help with during your stay please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.
Dolores mobile is (00353) 876190240
Enjoy your stay,
Danny & Dolores.