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Knockalla yurt

Europe Ireland Ulster Donegal Portsalon Luxury Camping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
Gorgeous, cosy yurt that can sleep 2 adults and 2 children. It has a perfect view of the sunrise and fabulous views of the bay and of Knockalla Mountain. It is furnished with a comfy king sized bed with luxurious bedding. A sofa bed is provided for sitting next to your cosy woodburning stove - this will also fold down for extra sleeping space.

The Owner Says

This cosy yurt is situated lower down on our site.  Situated for a perfect view of the sunrise, it has fabulous views of the bay and of Knockalla Mountain.

It is furnished with a comfy king sized bed with luxurious bedding. A sofa bed is provided for sitting next to your cosy woodburning stove - this will also fold down for extra sleeping space. It  has bedside cabinets for storing your belongings. There is a lockable front door, smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm for your safety.

Outside the yurt is a hammock, fire pit and barbeque area and a picnic table with benches.

Knockalla yurt is situated about 120 metres from the toilet/shower facilities in a quiet and unspoilt setting. You are able to drive to within about 10 metres of your yurt to unload your car.

If you are booking two yurts as a group book 'Ballymastocker' with 'Knockalla'. They are situated in the same area but are set far enough apart to offer you total privacy and seclusion. Facilities include a great toilet/shower building - clean and well maintained and a lounge/kitchen building. It will take you two or three minutes to walk to the buildings.

This yurt sleeps two adults and two children comfortably. If you have more than two children try 'Mulroy' yurt which is larger.

About Portsalon Luxury Camping

Suitable For

Suitable for couples and families. There is a designated period of the summer (from July 22nd to 5th August) which is reserved for adult only bookings. The site is in a rural location and the focus is on peace and quiet. Groups by prior arrangement only - great for multi-generational family gatherings.  No overnight adult groups and adult party groups. Sorry but we have a strict no pets policy. We are unable to accommodate tents, caravans, motorhomes or campervans.

Nearby

Donegal has 13 Blue Flag beaches, more than any Irish county. The 3-mile long sandy stretch of Ballymastocker Bay (just 1 mile from site) is one of the most spectacular, sweeping from Portsalon to the Knockalla coast road. Just 7 miles from the site to the north is the Fanad Head lighthouse, a great spot for whale watching. Nearby Ballyheirnan Bay is home to Adventure One Surf School (00353 87 628 5565) – all abilities welcome. Five Fingers Strand on the Inishowen Peninsula boasts some of the highest sand dunes in Europe – a great spot for some seaside solitude. While even further east, Kinnagoe Bay is a top spot for sea fishing, with the Armada shipwreck of La Trinidad Valencera a magnet for pollack, dogfish, bass and flounder. Donegal Bay Waterbus (00353 74 97 23666) runs 75-minute tours, departing from the pier in Donegal Town (around an hour's drive) – make sure the camera's charged for snaps of the seal colony and Bluestack Mountains. Glenveagh National Park is Ireland's second biggest. It's home to the country's largest herd of red deer and the formerly extinct golden eagle were reintroduced into the park in 2000.

Food & Drink

Complimentary organic fruit, veg and free-range eggs are available to guests in season. The well-equipped communal kitchen has everything you're likely to need, with the Gala convenience shop supplying a wide array of groceries, plus a deli, off licence, and takeaway pizzas at weekends. The Narrow Quarter is a cracking wee eaterie which serves hearty Irish fayre. Warm up with a steaming hot pot of Mulroy Bay mussels after a day spent in the surf, then pop in to The Stores Olde Worlde Bar for a pint of Guinness in the fireside snug. You need to have at least one night of excess on your holiday, and Rathmullan House (00353 74 915 8188) is the perfect place to splurge. This early-19th century, 4 star country house hotel hosts The Cook & Gardener Restaurant. This is sophisticated cuisine celebrating the best of Irish produce, with the all ingredients either locally sourced or grown in Rathmullen's Walled Garden.

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Location

Portsalon Luxury Camping is located at Portsalon Luxury Camping, Cashelpreaghan, Portsalon, Co Donegal

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Getting There

From Letterkenny: At the 'Pole Star Roundabout' (circular sculpture made of telegraph poles) take the 3rd exit R245 signposted for Ramelton and Milfod. Continue to Ramelton approximately 7 miles. At the T-junction in Ramelton take a left and follow signs for Milford. Half a mile after the Milford Inn take the right turn for Kerrykeel on the R246 (this is immediately after a large Lidl supermarket on your right). Continue on for about 4 miles to the village of Kerrykeel. At Kerrykeel turn left past Paddy Mors pub and follow the shore road north along the banks of Mulroy Bay. Continue on for about 7 miles and you will arrive in Portsalon village. Look out for a crossroads with Dunleaveys XL and the Blueberry and Barnacle Café and restaurant on the corner. At this crossroads, take the left hand turn up a steep hill. The entrance to Portsalon Luxury Camping is on your right hand side approximately 1 mile up this road – look out for the sign post.

Follow the signs up the lane to the reception.

Bus Éireann runs buses to Letterkenny from throughout Ireland, including a regular service to and from Derry. Patrick Gallagher Coaches (00353 74 953 1107) runs a regular Letterkenny to Belfast service, while John McGinley Coaches (00353 74 913 5201) does a Dublin to Letterkenny run.

There are buses daily from Letterkenny to Portsalon. This is a new rural transport service with the following current times: 7.45am Portsalon to Letterkenny; 5.45pm Letterkenny (departs from outside ‘Mr Chippy’ on the Tesco roundabout) to Portsalon.