*NEW - 'Teach Mhici' - Miki's Cottage

Dooey beach, Traighenna Bay, West Donegal, North-West Ireland
Guests: 4   Pets? pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

about the property

Traditional Donegal cottage by the shore with access to private sandy beach. Sleeps 4, dogs welcome.

A traditional Irish vernacular cottage, completely refurbished for 2017, and sitting on the shore of the Atlantic with access to our private, sandy beach. 

Teach Mhiki (Irish for Miki's Cottage) is the result of a substantial renovation and restoration project by Under the Thatch...but, we feel, worth it as it has the most wonderful location...and location is everything. Spend your days fishing or crabbing, or reading in your private cove, then home to the turf fire and fall asleep listening to the sound of the waves. 

There's one (Kingsize) bedroom, and a small (double) loft over the main living space. We've added a large comfortable bathroom, and insulated everywhere before we lined it in wood from the loal forest. It's a simple, but wonderful place. Come and enjoy one of the most remarkable and unspoilt coastlines in Europe...and start with your own. See our lovely video of Miki's here



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£538.00 (based on two staying)
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£866.00 (based on two staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Double

facilities at *NEW - 'Teach Mhici' - Miki's Cottage

wifi broadband available
farm or rural location
young children welcome
beach (within walking distance)
open fire / woodburner

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travel info

You can easily fly by lowcost carrier but we prefer the greener (and nicer) route by ferry with your own car. Ireland is such an amazing country, and you'll find so much to do and see 'en route'.

Note Aer Lingus often have deals as cheap as Ryanair/ Easyjet and fly to 15 UK airports

Fly to:

Sail with either Stenaline or Irish Ferries to:

  • Belfast via Liverpool/ Stranraer (2 hr. 35 mins. away)
  • Larne via Fleetwood (2 hr. 40 mins.)
  • Dublin via Holyhead/ Douglas (3 hr. 30 min.)
  • Dun Laoghaire via Holyhead (3 hr. 35 mins.)
  • Rosslare via Fishguard/ Pembroke Dock (5 hr. 15 mins and and an amazing drive)
    (Tip - ferries cheapest Mon>Thu)

in detail

The cottage is centrally heated throughout and has a large turf-woodburner (first basket of turf included). Every window (apart from bathroom) has a sea view. 

The cottage has WIFI included free. Although we expect it to always be available, like any accommodation provider we cannot guarantee it. Phone signal on 'Three' and 'Vodaphone' and possibly other untested networks. 

Ground Floor:

  • Living Room/ Dining/ Kitchen - open plan. Turf burner, two sofas.
  • Kitchen - with oven, hob, microwave, fridge (small icebox), toaster, kettle
  • Bedroom - Kingsize bed and great mattress
  • Shower-room - with large walk-in wetroom type shower, 'rainfall' shower head. Heated towel rail (towels provided).

Loft: - with double bed


  • Access over 7 acres of hill and shore
  • Parking 
  • Picnic bench and other bench
  • Gated access down to our private sandy beach or 2 minute walk to adjacent large sandy beach 


local area

Your'e right on one of the most beautiful shorelines in the world. Most people spend  their days discovering the many beaches (there are hundreds, literally), the great local food and welcome in the pubs, and walking across wilderness landscapes. 

  • Miki's Beach - on your doorstep - it's yours!
  • White Strand Beach - 2 minutes walk - great bathing, turquoise waters
  • Dooey Beach - 5km of sandy beach (also walking distance) - known for surfing  
  • Lettermacaward - 5 minute drive - your village with 2 shops, petrol, hairdressers, pubs
  • Dungloe town - 14 minute drive - 'Capital of the Rosses' with supermarkets (Lidl, Aldi, Supervalu, The Cope), pubs (10) and the Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre
  • Maghery Beach - horse-riding on the beach - 20 mins. drive
  • Sliabh Liag - Europe's highest sea cliffs (amazing) - 45 mins. drive
  • Horse Riding at Dunlewey - 40 mins.
  • Glenveagh National Park/ National Park  - 45 mins
  • Belfast city - 2hr 35 mins. 
  • Ardara 'Heritage Town' (cafes, pubs, tweed/weaving) - 20 mins.
  • Donegal County & Events Guide
  • Local angling, boat trips & local walking (video)
  • Glencolmcille Folk Village & beach & pubs - 55 mins.
  • Ulster Folk Park - one of best open air museums in Europe - 1hr 20 mins.
  • Derry ('Londonderry') - fascinating UK City of Culture 2013 -  1 hr. 20 mins. 
  • Giant's Causeway - 2 hr 10 mins - or also see Derry on the way

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*NEW - 'Teach Mhici' - Miki's Cottage

*NEW - 'Teach Mhici' - Miki's Cottage

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£538 to £866 for 1 week

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