Dunree yurt (ADULT ONLY)
- Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
The Owner Says
There is a designated period of the summer (July 22nd - August 5th) when the WHOLE site is reserved for adult only bookings. If you are looking for a peaceful or romantic break then this is the time to book.
Dunree yurt is situated in the same field as Crocullia but is set a little lower down. It has fantastic views across to the Inishowen Peninsula and you will get a wonderful sunrise here if you are an early riser. You can see across Lough Swilly to Fort Dunree (Dun Fhraoigh which means ‘fort of the heather’) and to Dunree Lighthouse.
Inside the yurt you will find a woodburning stove, a king sized bed and a sofa bed. Outside you will find a small firepit, and a picnic table and bench. There are also poles for hanging your hammock (provided) if the weather allows. Peaceful and tranquil, you will hear nothing but the early morning birdsong. Dunree is just a stones throw from the stile which takes you over to the hills behind our site for a morning walk and also to the organic garden and chicken run.
This yurt is probably the most private and secluded of all of our yurts - it is 150 metres or so to the toilet and shower facilities block. Make sure that you are quite happy with a 3-4 minute night time walk for use of facilities.
Perfect for a couple on a romantic getawauy or a sole occupant seeking peace and quiet.
About Portsalon Luxury Camping
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.
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.
Portsalon Luxury Camping is located at Portsalon Luxury Camping, Cashelpreaghan, Portsalon, Co Donegal
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.