Lakeside Luna & Kuba (one property)

Traighenna Bay, Donegal on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
Guests: 2       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Lakeside Luna & Kuba (one property)

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about the property

Bespoke lakeside shepherd's hut on the shore with cool outdoor 'cube' for fireside evenings overlooking the bay, on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way!

We're lucky enough to own a wonderful piece of land on Traighenna Bay, a sheltered stretch of water on Ireland's famous 'Wild Atlantic Way'. We've designed and built 'Lakeside Luna' to sit on the edge of a beautiful pool, and also 'Kuba' alongside where guests can enjoy their evenings undercover with a wood-burning stove. It's an entirely self-contained private unit that is comfortable all year round.

Luna has been carefully designed to contain all the essentials - a quality (full-size) double bed, fridge, cooker etc, and a small shower and toilet room inside. Outside you've decking and Kuba, an 'outdoor cube' we designed so you could enjoy the views fireside in any weather.

A 5-minute drive will take you to Dooey beach (one of the finest in Ireland) or there are smaller, sandy beaches on the way. You can walk to the shore from Luna, but it's best to nip into the car for the really nice sandy beaches. Locally you'll find an amazing coastline, small-towns, good food, Glenveigh National Park and plenty to fill weeks of day trips.



latest review

Loved Luna and kuba. The directions getting there were good and it was nice to meet Greg. On arrival it was spotless and there was a good information pack. We had a lovely stay with everything being...

Ian C, August 2017

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£382 (based on 2 staying)
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£581 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor)

facilities at Lakeside Luna & Kuba (one property)

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
media & technology
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

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


  • Parking for 1 car
  • Decking and exclusive use of your own small pool 
  • Access via gated drive


  • Double bed (good mattress)
  • Drop-down table
  • Electric 'wood-burner' (note Luna is double glazed and insulated like a modern house). 
  • Hot water in the kitchen and bathroom
  • Fridge with small ice box
  • Sink for washing up
  • Small oven grill microwave
  • Shower room with full-size shower, toilet, handbasin


  • Woodburning stove (first basket of fuel supplied)
  • Seating and a huge window to enjoy the view in any weather
  • Note - Luna is a 'one-off' unique 'hut' and not part of a large 'glamping development'. Nothing is shared - it's like having your own cottage. 
  • Use of washing machine at our thatch cottage, a short walk up the track. It's located in a small utility room accessed directly from outside. 

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 - 5-minute drive - your village with 2 shops, petrol, hairdressers, pubs
  • Dungloe town - a 12-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. - 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 (video)
  • 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 Lakeside Luna & Kuba (one property)

Loved Luna and kuba. The directions getting there were good and it was nice to meet Greg. On arrival it was spotless and there was a good information pack. We had a lovely stay with everything being there. We were very impressed with the booking process and the stay that we will definitely consider using UTT again

- Ian C,
August 2017

Luna is a spectacular and unique place to relax, it's a hidden gem! (but easy to find with the help of googlemaps!) We wanted a weekend to chill out but also to get out and explore during the day. There was plenty of places nearby for us to visit. We stayed for two days and we experienced every season! but even if it's raining (and be prepared for this!) it doesn't take away from the breath-taking surroundings of the Wild Atlantic Way. We explored a number of beaches (when the sun was shining) right on our door step, as well as visiting the cliffs of Sliabh Liag 45 mins drive . But for us Luna and Kuba was the best bit of our stay. We wanted to relax and we couldn't have picked a better place to relax in. We sat in Kuba our first night, fire on, looking out onto the beautiful country side and watched the sun go down with glass of wine. Heaven. The bed is great size and comfy, kitchen is well equipped, and the shower has plenty of hot water (perfect to come back to after a day of exploring the Wild Atlantic Way) - a great host and left all the information we needed for our stay. Wish we could have stayed a full week, we will definitely be back! - Jamie

August 2017