Corcreggan Mill Camping is an informal campsite on the large lawn between the Mill Cottage and millstream. The campsite is just a short journey from the seaside village of Dunanaghy on the North West coast of Co Donegal.
Our camping facilities are not 5 star as we feel that that ethos can sanitise and ruin the authentic adventure of camping. We prefer to welcome people who want a camping experience that is as close to nature as possible but with all necessary cooking and sanitary facilities provided.
Campers enjoy the freedom to set up their tents as they wish on a large grass lawn (no concrete or intrusive lighting) in a lovely setting between the Owners Cottage and the Mill Stream. There are separate kitchen/dining, shower and toilet facilities available for our campers. There is also a motorhome park for overnight parking of motorhomes and campervans with electrical hook ups.
We have five, very popular, fully furnished glamping tents which can accommodate two, three or four people in each. These military style bell tents are equipped with one double and two single beds; electric lighting and plug sockets; rugs and bedside lockers. They are located in our garden, beside the meditation sanctuary. A full continental, buffet breakfast is included and provided in the glamping gazebo alongside, where there is also a BBQ unit with overhead cover.
As well as offering glamping facilities in one of our fine glamping tents, we also have a 150 year old mahogany railway carriage that has 5 sleeping compartments. There are 2 double bedrooms and 3 twin bed bunks. Behind the carriage there's a self catering kitchen, a dining room and a comfortable sitting room with open fireplace for your use. Also, hot showers, and of course a free and extensive continental breakfast! A full Irish breakfast or a simple evening meal is available at reasonable rates, if required.
For those who want something truly unique, we have a newly restored and converted, fishing trawler wheelhouse which has to be one of the most quirky and romantic glamping units in Ireland. The authentic old wheelhouse is fitted out now with a kitchen, couch/bed, dining and a shower/toilet/WHB room attached. There is also a BBQ on the bow of your ship and, on the roof-patio - large wooden deck-chairs offer the best uninterrupted views from the property over Horn Head, New Lake Nature Reserve and the Atlantic Ocean out to Tory Island.
Besides the comfortable, homely, healing atmosphere on site, there is a wide variety of spectacular scenery nearby or within easy reach. Just across the road is New Lake, a protected wildlife sanctuary and unique eco-system (formed by a natural disaster in 1917). If you want a peaceful, country lane walk, there is none better than the road behind (south of) the hostel, rather than the sometimes-busy N.56. This quiet county road is also a better option for getting to Dunfanaghy on foot or by bike.
To the west of New Lake is the remote and magical Tramore beach; 2 miles of golden sand with no roads or houses, and very few people, just the continuous foam and spray of the Atlantic rollers. This breath-taking beach is only accessible on foot (20 min walk), by way of a grass public footpath from Horn Head Bridge. On the way, there is an ancient souterrain to be visited (if you can find it), while, overlooking the northern end of the beach is a Celtic (or, more likely, a pre-Celtic) stone circle, and, beyond that are sea-arches and blow-holes (the largest and most spectacular is known as McSwynes Gun).
The greater part of the 650ft (200m) Horn Head Sea Cliffs can even be seen from the road if you choose to take the easy option, by following the narrow, clockwise (for the best views) route around Horn Head.
Killahoey beach is easily accessed on foot, from the green in front of Arnold's Hotel, or by foot, bike or car, through the Golf Links, and the car park, onto the beach.
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Rates: From €10 per person per night.
Groups are allowed.
Pets are allowed by arrangement.