Unique & fascinating 200 year old cottage on Trawena Bay

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Jacobs Cottage has been a labour of love by the present owners over the last 18 years. As can be seen from the photographs the end result is a home of great character, warmth and style. The property was cleverly extended in the Scandinavian log cabin style, to incorporate 3 extra rooms. The extension also has a thatched roof and in our view compliments the original cottage extremely wall. A detached timber summer cottage was also added and has provided a modest summer rental income. A charming, enclosed summer barbecue house has enjoyed good use over the years! Privately situated at the end of a long lane, Jacobs Cottage is a rare gem of a property in a stunning location and your early appointment to view is strongly recommended.

The accommodation is arranged as follow;

Painted timber front door to;

Open Plan Kitchen/Living Area; 7.36m x 4.02m exposed painted timbers to ceiling, solid oak floor, open fireplace (with closing timber doors to prevent downdraft when not in use) with mantel over, fitted curtains. Kitchen Area: Base units, granite worktop with tiled splashback, Belfast sink with brass mixer taps over, Tricity Bendix double oven with 4 ring hob, tiled splashback, aperture with stone steps to;

Conservatory; 6.37m x 2.40m high vaulted ceiling & painted timbers, stone floor, glazed double doors on to decked area, magnificent bay & country views

Bathroom; White 3 piece suite, tiled splashback to bath, cupboard below wash basin, double doors to hotpress/ linen cupboard, stone effect tiled floor

Bedroom 1; 4.09m x 3.67m high vaulted ceiling with exposed painted timbers, solid oak floor, fitted curtains, door to;

Lobby; Plumbing for washing machine, wiring for tumble dryer, door to;

Scandinavian Style Timber Log Extension; Incorporating;

Bedroom 2/Office; 4.00m x 3.00m high ceiling, double aspect with magnificent sea view to front, tongue & groove pine to walls & ceiling, solid oak floor, fitted curtains, tv point, half glazed door to;

Bedroom 3; 4.05m x 4.00m double aspect with magnificent bay & country views, 2 sets of double doors to decked area, fitted curtains, solid oak floor

Shower Room; White 2 piece suite, separate shower cubicle, timber walls & floor


Separate 1 bedroom cottage;

(C.60 sq metres)

Timber step to small decked area to side & front enjoying most magnificent views of Trawena Bay, stable doors to;

Open Plan Kitchen/Living Area; Timber walls & ceiling, range  of wall & base units, Belfast sink, wooden worktop, integrated electric oven with 4 ring ceramic hob & extractor canopy, floor to ceiling windows maximising the spectacular view, door to;

Bedroom; Timber walls & ceiling, spectacular bay & country view

Shower Room; White 2 piece suite, separate shower cubicle with electric shower, heated towel rail


Outside; Grounds of c.0.5 acre in total enjoying most magnificent bay & country views, Timber entry gate, lantern external lights to gravel car parking areas sufficient for 2 – 3 vehicles, timber barbecue house, thatched & local stone storage shed for gardening equipment etc., decked area maximising the magnificent view of Trawena Bay, hot tub on separate decked area, ranch fencing to boundaries.


  • 200 year old cottage
  • Unique home of great character
  • Stunning location overlooking Trawena Bay
  • Scandinavian log cabin style extension
  • Enclosed summer barbecue house
  • Hot tub
  • Double glazing
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Beach/shore access from adjacent public road/lane


Proceeding towards Dungloe from the Fintown/Doochary direction, turn left at the T junction signposted Dungloe to the right & Lettermacaward to the left. Continue on this road for approximately 2½ – 3 miles and you will climb a gentle elevation with a white bungalow on the right and 2 green & white cylindrical night-time poles which indicate the lane leading to the cottage. This lane continues for 500 – 600 metres with the property only becoming visible at the end.

Whilst located in quite a remote & very private position the busy local town of Dungloe is only 10 minutes away by car and features 3 leading supermarkets – Supervalu, Lidl & Aldi. Additionally the ever popular town of Dungloe offers a wide range of established local traders, recreational & amenities, in addition to many fine beaches.

Jacobs Cottage, Lettermacaward, Dungloe, Co Donegal