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Offering glorious architecture, exquisite hand-crafted furnishings and the rugged wilderness of North West Donegal, a stay at Breac House is sure to delight, indulge and inspire.

Breac.House is a truly luxurious home away from home, where contemporary design blends with traditional craftsmanship to culminate in perfect comfort. Situated on Horn Head, one of Ireland's most spectacular headlands, you're invited to escape from the world and revive in the lavish surroundings of this spectacular house, which celebrates tradition, modernity and the landscape's natural beauty.

The award-winning architects behind Breac.House - Tarla and Antoin MacGabhann - devised this exceptional retreat with the natural surroundings in mind. Designed to complement this dramatic landscape, where mountains meet with sea and sky, Breac.House offers striking design combined with natural materials - creating a home that catches the eye without compromising this beautiful setting.

What's more, every opportunity has been taken to bring the glorious outside in, with panoramic views from every room of Breac.House. Whether you're taking in the commanding Muckish and Errigal mountains or marvelling at the power of the Atlantic waves crashing on the beach, you'll soon feel part of this spectacular headland, connected with the landscape that surrounds you.

During your stay at Breac.House, look forward to the tranquillity of your own private room, as well as the chance to relax in the lounge, the library and on the terrace. Your hosts will cater to your needs in the subtlest of ways, providing you optimum privacy at all times. From delivering a delicious seasonal breakfast each day through your own personal hatch, to setting up all the ingredients for an unforgettable cocktail hour, they'll deliver the finishing touches for an extra special stay.

As well as your own private outdoor space, offering the chance for even further immersion in the landscape, your stunning bedroom features every hand-crafted luxury with your comfort in mind.

Sink into your spectacular super-king bed, custom-crafted by local joiners from premium oak and topped with a heavenly Irish-made mattress. You'll enjoy the sweetest of dreams cocooned in organic, fair trade sheets and a duvet made from Irish wool. And with hand-woven Donegal tweed throws and cushions to complete your sanctuary, this tranquil haven offers a true homage to the expert work of local artisans.

Whether you're waking with the sunrise or gazing at the stars from your oak window seat, you're guaranteed sensational vistas all day long, while your custom-built oak servery features additional essentials and sweet treats. Finally, next door is your stunning en-suite terrazzo bathroom, with a rainfall shower and local organic seaweed products for sheer relaxation!

When you're not resting in your room, playing board games, curling up with a book or warming yourself beside the indoor or outdoor fireplace, take the chance to get even closer to nature. Taking its inspiration from ancient Irish ‘sweat houses ‘ found in the region, the newly added sauna is completely off-grid by using only stone, wood and water. It provides the ultimate in post-exploration setting and incredible mountain views. 

With your picnic backpack in tow - filled with delicious homemade goodies courtesy of your hosts - explore Horn Head below ever-changing skies. Whether by foot, by bike or even on horseback, you could chance upon historic houses, Napoleonic towers or even Neolithic stone circles; you never know what treasure lies around the next bend.

Horn Head is one of those places where time can stand still, and Breac.House is one of the most superb ways to enjoy it. So the next time you need to escape to the beauty of nature, surrounded in perfect luxury, Breac.House will be waiting for you.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted, please note that this is an adult only retreat.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Dunfanaghy, County Donegal
Cost (from): £220 per night (low season)
Sleeps: 2 per room
Bathrooms: 1 per room
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 573

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Rooms sleep 2, super king-size bed, custom crafted oak bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, wet room shower, rainmaker shower heads, organic seaweed products, daily breakfast,  tweed throws, window seats, private terrace/balcony, complimentary bottled water, tea & coffee making facilities, library, boot room, kitchen, lounge, terrace, garden.

Local activities

Cliff walks, forests, beaches, horse riding, cycling, walks, hiking, festivals, local handicrafts.

At a glance

At a glance

  • Architect-designed house in dramatic Horn Head, Co. Donegal, built by local craftsmen and offering exceptional B&B accommodation - adults only
  • Each super-king bedroom sleeps 2
  • En-suite terrazzo bathroom and private outdoor space
  • Hand-crafted furnishings by local artisans
  • Panoramic views from every room
  • Enjoy seasonal breakfasts, picnic backpack lunches and cocktail hour!
  • Relax in lounge, library or on terrace
  • Explore Horn Head on foot, bike or horseback

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