The Hideaway came about as a result of our purchase of Shore House in 2016, which had a small field attached to it. One day we noticed a fairy tree ready to fall from the ditch at the edge of the field so we asked the fairies permission to move it. The answer came back on a warm summers evening in the form of their messenger, the dragonfly which circled the field and lay to rest in the centre confirming that this was where the tree should rest. Once we moved the fairy tree our dream began to grow and the field soon became our beautiful garden developing into a true place of natural beauty for trees, shrubs and all sorts of wildlife to thrive. We were so excited by the number of little creatures that choose to move in and how the trees and plantlife responded to their new setting that we decided we must share this with others. And so guided by the fairies The Hideaway was born......
The hideaway can cater for 12 guests in total with maximum 3 guests per pod. Only paid guests may be on site at any time. Small gatherings are permitted and quests are expected to be mindful of their neighbours and keep noise levels down in the evening. The Shebeen has a full sized pool table that requires euro coins and there is a free library of books for guests to enjoy. Wifi is limited given the location and available in the communal areas only. The Shebeen will be open in the morning and close weekdays at 10.50pm and at 11.45pm Friday and Saturday; this coincides with the closing of the site kitchen for health and safety reasons and guests are given plenty of notice when they stay. Guests can enjoy the garden area and fairy path and can book a wheel barrow of seasoned wood, basket of turf and marshmallows for €10 on arrival. Unfortunately the site is not wheelchair friendly as yet and no animals are permitted apart from our dogs due the neighbouring farmers cattle and sheep. The Hideaway is situated near a main arterial route into Inishowen so some traffic noise is expected. Because we are in the country, guests are asked to be mindful of closing doors behind them as there may be the odd mouse running around.