We had a fantastic stay at Bradley's Cuan na Long. Mary and Bridget were very friendly and accommodating. I have a slightly biased opinion because they are related to my fiance's family but we really enjoyed our stay. We arrived around 6pm and Mary made a few great suggestions for dinner. Both mornings we had the choice of an Irish breakfast (bacon, eggs, sausage), black or white pudding (not sweet pudding like a Snackpack but it's an Irish food-I liked the white!), served with toast (Bridget makes all of the bread and soda bread from scratch), french pressed coffee, tea, water, choices of cereals, juices, etc. It was so much food and soooo good. The bedrooms and bathrooms (and rest of the house) were large and clean. We had fresh towels everyday. The shower was consistently hot!!! The temperature of the rooms was perfect, especially in the evening and the morning. After a full day of activities, it's nice to come back to a warm room.
There's a 100 year old pub up the road (maybe a 10 min walk). There's a place to get dinner out in the opposite direction (maybe a 5 min walk) that has incredible potato sides.
Across the street there's a beautiful beach. You probably have to walk out 1/4 mile to get to the water and even then it looks really shallow. There was a group of wind surfers while we stayed there. I'm not a wind surfer but the group said this location was perfect for it. It really is a sight to see. The sand is very fine but and can serve as a good running surface.
You're probably going to be traveling but definitely have a conversation with Mary. She's a human GPS and will give you very detailed and useful directions to get the most out of your travels.
I would highly recommend staying at Bradley's Cuan Na Long.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome awaits you at Bradley's, a family run Bed & Breakfast in the centre of the village of Downings on the Rosguill Peninsula. Just opposite our front door is the entrance to Trabeg, the magnificent mile long Downings Beach on the calm, sheltered waters of Sheephaven Bay. Bradley's is an ideal base to enjoy a wide range of leisure activities or to explore some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bradley's Cuan Na Long Bed And Breakfast Downings, County Donegal