*NEW* Frank the Shipping Container

Traighenna Bay, West Donegal, on Ireland's 'Wild Atlantic Way'
Guests: 2       Wifi: not available       Pets? Pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking), fee applies

*NEW* Frank the Shipping Container

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*NEW* Frank the Shipping Container

Frank started life shipping parts for 'JCB' type excavators from China to Omagh in Northern Ireland. We recycled him as a contemporary shipping container conversion on his own small coastal lake overlooking Traighenna Bay on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way. We named him after Frank Lloyd Wright, an architect hero of ours who was interested (among other things) in testing structural cantilevers to their limit. That's exactly what we've done with Frank - cantilevering him out over the pool of water to such an extent that he even bounces gently. Our little piece of modernism on the Atlantic coast. 

Stay here to explore some of the best and cleanest beaches in Europe (a choice of sandy beaches within a 5-minute drive), to explore the famous 'Wild Atlantic Way' route along the 1100km of Donegal coast, and to visit charming small towns, the nearby Glenveagh National Park, and the many inhabited islands off the shore.  If you've got a larger group our lovely Luna is only a field above and a field above her again is Traighenna Bay cottage - everyone gets at least an acre of private ground. 



latest review

Frank the container lived up to its expectations and much more! Can't recommend this property anymore, the sunset from the outside decking area would rival anywhere in the world! Very special place. -...

July 2020

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£481 (based on 2 staying)
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£915 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor)

facilities at *NEW* Frank the Shipping Container

farm or rural location
media & technology
television and reception
high chair
travel cot
ground floor bathroom

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travel info

You can easily fly by low-cost 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:

  • Donegal - flights to Dublin and Glasgow with Flybe (25-minute fabulous coastal drive to the cottage)
  • Derry (Londonderry) via Glasgow, Liverpool (with Ryanair) and London City (BMI) 1hr. 25 mins. away) - good for Giant's Causeway
  • Belfast International via these departure airports & Easyjet & Ryanair (2 hr. 25 mins.) - good for Giant's Causeway
  • Belfast City via these departure airports & Ryanair (2 hr. 35 mins.) - good for Giant's Causeway
  • Knock via these departure airports & Ryanair (2 hr. 15 min.)
  • Dublin via these departure airports & Ryanair (3 hr. 25 min.)

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 an amazing drive) (Tip - ferries cheapest Mon > Thu)

in detail

Frank is insulated, double glazed and suitable for year-round use. He has WIFI and electric central-heating as any apartment would.


  • Double bedroom with a great mattress, and a 32" Netflix (not terrestrial) TV (Netflix access provided)
  • Shower room with double shower, heated towel rail, toilet
  • Kitchen with fridge-freezer, microwave, fan oven, toaster, kettle
  • Sitting and dining area with fantastic water views


  • Decking and hammock (use with caution) and picnic table
  • Parking for two cars
  • The grounds here are not enclosed for dogs but you're 200 metres or more away from any public highway (after a gate you can close).

local area

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

  • Dooey Beach - 5km of sandy beach (also walking distance) - known for surfing  (5-minute drive).
  • Lettermacaward - 2 km or less than 5-minute drive - your village with 2 shops, petrol, hairdresser, 3x pubs (trad. music every Friday). 
  • Dungloe town - a 12-minute drive - 'Capital of the Rosses' with supermarkets (Lidl, Aldi, Supervalu, The Cope), pubs (10) 
  • Maghery Beach - horse-riding on the beach - 20 mins. drive
  • Portnoo - amazing beach, walk over to the island at low tide - 15 mins. drive
  • Sliabh Liag - Europe's highest sea cliffs (amazing) - 45 mins. drive
  • Horse Riding at Dunlewey - 40 mins. - also, kids play park and mini zoo there.
  • 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
  • Glencolmcille Folk Village & beach & pubs - 55 mins.
  • Ulster Folk Park - one of the 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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customer reviews for *NEW* Frank the Shipping Container

Frank the container lived up to its expectations and much more! Can't recommend this property anymore, the sunset from the outside decking area would rival anywhere in the world! Very special place. - Lee

July 2020

Couldn’t have been happier with our stay! Greg + Lukas have created an amazing space and they’re fantastic hosts. Nighttimes and mornings on the pond deck were such unexpected little pleasures that we thoroughly enjoyed! We’d definitely go back again! Thanks Greg + Lukas. - Kepa

July 2020

Amazing place to stay with lots to do, Greg and Lukas are great hosts and are very welcoming. Hope to be back again! - Calum

July 2020

Such a BEAUTIFUL, peaceful and relaxing stay at this stylish container. Amazing location and hosts who offered so many recommendations both in person and in a lovely guide when we arrived. We will definitely be back, highly recommended!! - Beth

July 2020