Self-Catering Accommodation at Termon House
Former 18th century land agent’s house located in the Gaeltacht with three bedrooms.
For 3 young kids, hubby and me, Termon house was the place to be. Fantastic house, kids had great fun, the four days flew and nobody wanted to go home.
This house is a wonderful tribute to all those involved in saving it for the future and those who now maintain it. Strong winds and wild seas, most beautiful.
Lovely views from all the windows and lovely walks. My favourite were all the window seats. They were very comfortable beds and furniture. I won my first game of monopoly. I love playing monopoly! I am eleven. We came the day after my birthday.
Termon House, set on a stunning beachfront location along the Wild Atlantic Way, is a perfect escape destination. Located in the heart of the Gaeltacht area this property is ideal for a true ‘get away from it all’ holiday. Whether it is searching the beach for treasure, mixing with the locals or simply a wish to while away the time reading in front of the open fire, Termon House ticks all the boxes.
Termon House was built by the Marquis Conyngham in the 1770s for his agent, but archaeological remains in the immediate surroundings (an old lime kiln and the remains of a clachan) indicate a much older occupancy.
The house has a stormy history. Local anecdotes and archaeological evidence present a picture of absenteeism, land clearance, and emigration. A beautiful and unique defensive Famine Wall still surrounds the house. The wall, a unique vernacular structure, was built around the house as the final public works project designed to alleviate suffering during the famine in 1847.
Approximate location of Termon House, Dungloe, Co. Donegal