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Influenced by the surrounding landscape, Breac.House combines place, people and heritage to create a unique experience. Positioned on Donegal’s Horn Head peninsula, the house is nestled comfortably in its position amongst the heather and looks out onto the Atlantic and spectacular Derryveagh Mountains. The stay has been meticulously considered to represent the very best that Donegal has to offer. Built by local craftspeople, the legacy of the area is prevalent in the textured designs, materials and surfaces as you move from one room to the next.

A crafted experience

What guests see, touch and taste at Breac.House forms the curated experience that has been crafted by its innkeepers, Cathrine and Niall.

Seasonal landscape

Breac.House are proud members of The Food Coast, a local food initiative in Donegal that connects producers, chefs, house owners and guests to its seasonal produce.

Place and time

The house is a relaxed space with three rooms, each with a private deck. The low slung linear form of the building is a nod to traditional farm buildings found in north-west Ireland.

Breac.House details



Rental type

Bed & Breakfast



House size

400 sqm

Room size

25 sqm + 10 sqm terrace

Year completed



Wood-fired sauna, seaweed bath


Located on the Horn Head peninsula in Donegal

On the doorstep

Pick up the walking map and wander the peninsula, Trá Mór beach is a favourite first destination amongst guests

Nearest village

Dunfanaghy (2 km)

Nearest town

Letterkenny (38 km)

Nearest cities

Belfast (190 km), Dublin (280 km)

By car

A scenic journey from city to house, the bright evenings in summer months make a weekend escape much easier

Electric vehicle hire

Available in Dublin

Electric vehicle charging

On-site charging available

By bicycle

Guests have travelled to the house by bicycle

By bus

Routes available into Dunfanaghy (2 km), then a local taxi or walk

Guest bicycles

There’s a bicycle for each guest and a number of routes from the house


Donegal Airport (44 km) has been voted the most scenic airport







To book

Visit Breac.House’s booking site for availability and booking


Fully booked for 2021 with a cancellation list for rest of the year

Rental type

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms

Owner’s website


Runs from early March to mid-November


Everything is sourced locally: fruit and vegetables are grown on-site and supplemented with two local organic producers, fish and dairy are sourced through the The Food Coast network


Retreats available as 2, 4 or 6 night stays

Our favourites in the area

Morning, Afternoon, Evening. Following a wholesome, seasonal breakfast at Breac.House, head out and discover the heritage and outstanding natural beauty of the Donegal area. Upon your return, relax in the house’s wood-fired sauna or indulge in a seaweed bath for two. Here’s a selection of favourite places as recommended by Breac.House owners, Cathrine & Niall.


Muck ‘n’ Muffins shop

Eagle-eyed guests might recognise the work of Deborah and Emma Moore here – they are the makers behind the pottery that breakfast is served on at Breac.House.

3 km・Get directions


The Rusty Oven pizzeria

Discover this guest favourite in Dunfanaghy, a 25-minute walk away in the local village. Sourdough pizza, a great wine selection and local craft beers – what more could you want? It’s open seasonally, Friday to Sunday and everyday in July and August.

3 km・Get directions


Trá Mór Beach, Horn Head

A short walk away, this secluded spot might well turn out to be a quiet idyll for two. On clear days, you’ll also be rewarded with spectacular views of Tory Island.

2 km・Get directions


The Shack Coffee Company

Stop by for a coffee and wander along the beach at Marble Hill, located within the Sheephaven Bay. The Shack Coffee Company supplies a bespoke coffee blend to Breac.House too.

10 km・Get directions


Tory Island

Located a boat ride from Magheraroarty Pier, Tory Island is Ireland’s furthest offshore inhabited island. It’s home to Tory Island School of Painters, renowned for its folk-art style.

26 km・Get directions


St Michael’s Church in Creeslough

Experience Derry-born architect Liam McCormick’s church – its form is inspired by nearby Muckish Mountain. Step inside this peaceful space and discover the beauty in its details: stained glass windows by Helen Moloney and metalwork by John Behan.

13 km・Get directions

Covid-19: Follow local guidelines and check opening hours before travel

The house and surrounding area

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Breac.House credits
Photography: Al Higgins, Artur Sikora, Koto Cabins, Mike O'Toole, Paul McGuckin, Photo by Kay Atherton (CC BY-SA 2.0)