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The Birdbox, Donegal Treehouse with Glenveagh view

SuperhostCounty Donegal, Ireland
Treehouse hosted by Pete And Anna
2 guests1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the treehouse to yourself.
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13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Pete And Anna is a Superhost
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The Birdbox is a cosy, handcrafted treehouse nestled in the branches of beautiful mature oak and scots pine trees on our property. To the front are stunning views towards Glenveagh National Park.
A short distance from The Wild Atlantic Way, The Birdbox is ideal for a fun, peaceful getaway or a great base from which to explore Donegal.

The space
The Birdbox is a self contained treehouse suitable for adults only.
Internally it measures approximately 3.5 x 2.3 metres on the ground floor.
A 30 metre walk along a stepped wooden walkway through a bank of mature trees leads to the decked area of the treehouse.
The last five metres is accessed by a rope bridge.
At the front of the deck you are five metres from the ground.

On entering the space through the double glass doors at the front, you will find a couch on the left and a tiny woodburning stove on the right which heats the treehouse. All fuel is provided.
A mezzanine above the living space holds a standard double bed and is accessed by a small secured staircase on the right. Although you cannot stand upstairs, most people should be able to kneel comfortably.

Behind the stairs is a kitchenette with a double ring induction hob, smaller than standard oven and grill and a compact 46 litre fridge with a little ice box.
Please note, due to it's size, the treehouse does not have a microwave, electric kettle or toaster. We do however provide a little enamel kettle that can be used on the induction hob or the stove when lighting. Toast can be made in the grill.

At the back left corner of the treehouse is a small cubicle holding a flushing toilet and shower.
The one sink in the treehouse is at the kitchen counter.
Both shower and sink have on demand hot water.
While the 'bathroom' is compact, opening the door after your shower and pulling across a curtain creates a dressing area and some privacy.
Very tall people may find it a bit uncomfortable under the mezzanine and in the shower as head clearance is about 1.9 metres.

There is some storage for clothes in baskets on shelves, on hooks provided and in small wooden boxes under the couch.
These boxes can also be pulled out to double as footstools or low coffee tables.
There is a fold out table and stools which can be taken out for dining both indoors and outside.

If The Birdbox is unavailable for the dates you are interested in please check out our other listings.

The Hide is a cosy, handcrafted cabin nestled on a slope at the opposite end of our property from the treehouse.

The Cow Shed is a little converted byre also on our property.

Guest access
A 30 metre walk along a stepped wooden walkway through a bank of mature trees leads to the private decked area of the treehouse.
The last five metres is accessed by a rope bridge.

There is access to a washing machine and dryer in a nearby outhouse.

Other things to note
The closed pubs are a 5 minute drive away and the closest restaurants a 15/20 minute drive away.

While a car is a great way to see the county, if you visit without one and enjoy hiking or cycling, there is much exploring that you can do from our doorstep. We can provide maps of the locality to get you started.

We live in a Gaeltacht area rich in traditional Irish culture such as language, music and the arts. There is a wide choice of traditional music available in local pubs
Donegal also has a wealth of festivals throughout the year such as the Errigal Arts Festival, attracting many renowned Irish and International artists to the area.

Taking a 15 minute drive from our house will connect you with The Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive.
***Please read the listing profile in full to completely understand the space before booking.***

The Birdbox is a cosy, handcrafted treehouse nestled in the branches of beautiful mature oak and scots pine trees on our property. To the front are stunning views towards Glenveagh National Park.
A short distance from The Wild Atlantic Way, The Birdbox is ideal for a fun, peaceful getaway or a great base…

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Private entrance
Hair dryer
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide alarm
Indoor fireplace
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Washing machine

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County Donegal, Ireland

We are centrally located in a beautiful part of Donegal, close to most of its attractions.
The treehouse is nestled in a valley 3 km from the scenic village of Fintown.
The river Finn is known widely for its salmon and trout fishing and permits are available locally for fly-fishing.
In Fintown village, you will find the only operational narrow gauge railway in Donegal. It runs for 5 km beside Lough Finn, which is overlooked by Aghla and Scraig mountains.
The local village has a shop, pubs, church, school, health centre and library.

The closed pubs are a 5 minute drive away and the closest restaurants a 15/20 minute drive away.

The towns of Glenties, Dungloe, Ballybofey and Letterkenny are 15 minutes, 15 minutes, 25 minutes and 30 minutes drives respectively.
There you will find restaurants, pubs and supermarkets.

There are many stunning beaches within a 30 minute drive, offering beautiful walks and a choice of sports such as kayaking, surfing, golf and horse-riding, all of which we can help you to organise.
We are centrally located in a beautiful part of Donegal, close to most of its attractions.
The treehouse is nestled in a valley 3 km from the scenic village of Fintown.
The river Finn is known widel…

Hosted by Pete And Anna

Joined in June 2014
  • 919 Reviews
  • Superhost
We moved to Donegal twelve years ago and converted our traditional byre and stone cottage where we now happily live with our two young children. In 2016 Pete completed our second little rental, The Hide, meaning we can be more self sufficient, working more from home while meeting all the lovely people who visit us. We look forward to welcoming you to one of the most beautiful, unspoiled parts of Ireland!
We moved to Donegal twelve years ago and converted our traditional byre and stone cottage where we now happily live with our two young children. In 2016 Pete completed our second l…
During your stay
On arrival we will welcome you ourselves.
On the rare occasion that we will not be available to greet you, we will try to arrange for someone else to be there if possible.
As we live close by, we will be on hand to help with any queries you may have but we aim to ensure that you have privacy while staying with us.
We will be happy to help with arranging tours and providing information on the many varied local activities.
On arrival we will welcome you ourselves.
On the rare occasion that we will not be available to greet you, we will try to arrange for someone else to be there if possible…
Pete And Anna is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 12:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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