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Moville Boutique Hostel

Availability: Jan - Dec

Address: Malin Road , Moville , Inishowen , Co. Donegal
Tel: +353 (0)74 9382378
Email: movilleholidayhostel@googlemail.com

The hostel is largely of stone and on different levels and was converted from our old farm buildings. It is located in woodland where two glens converge and rivers with trout.We are within the 60km speed limit of Moville. The building includes several en suite rooms, conservatory living room and has been restored keeping the original character yet with all required amenities.

There is full central heating, open fire. Private, double ( en suite) and dormitory bedrooms are available. The hostel charge includes all bed linen and use of all facilities (kitchen, TV & games rooms, library and utility room etc.) with tea/coffee etc. provided. Camping is available with use of all hostel facilities. Our nearby main house called “Gulladuff House” of the local Gulladuff Townland, is the oldest continually inhabited house in the area and predates the town of Moville that was built largely since 1835.

This House, built on the site of two earlier cottages, is from the 1700s. Two rivers meet close to the hostel and in front of the house. The main river then does a spectacular U-turn in the woods. There are 4 bridges altogether and one can walk to the town over two of them. Two are archaeological sites and one is reputed to be the oldest in Ireland and dated from the 6th century as built by St. Patrick. It is associated with nearby 0.5km distant early Christian monastic settlement of Cooley Cross where there is a Celtic cross (pre-Christian) and monastic ruins including a corbelled “skull house” or oratory. The Corn Mill, with which we share our entrance, was originally part of the overall property.

The hostel and house are in woodland settings with two rivers on either side and a large pond on the other. There is much wildlife including a rookery, bats, varied birds, and frogs, badgers and foxes. We also keep chickens, geese and ducks and have a pony.There are several unusual and interesting mature specimen trees, as well as wildflowers. Two glens converge along the two rivers and join in front of the House where there is a sweeping lawn for camping. The main Bredagh River has brown trout and occasional sea/white trout and guests are welcome to fish or paddle.

  • Highlights
  • Older restored stone building of character in woodland setting
  • Ensuite and private rooms
  • Library & games room
  • See irelands oldest bridge and many archaeolgical sites in the vicinity
  • Camping available & 5mins walk to town centre and coast