Milk Harbour Holidays is based at the McCann’s homestead at Milk Harbour, which has been home to the McCann family for over 150 years, The McCanns farmed the small holding, built boats and carts for clients from the northern end of Donegal down to Westport. The property is now owned by Steve and Geraldine Barker, who live on site. Geraldine is a niece of the last McCann boat builders, Tom and John. The house and boatshed have recently being renovated and offer two self catering apartments with private entrances, one in the ground floor of the main house and one in the boathouse.
Geraldine will help you make your booking and is happy to provide information to help you plan your holiday before you arrive . Geraldine and Steve live in the main house and will be on hand to welcome you and provide you with any support or advice you need during your holiday..
A special place
Due to our proximity to the sea and to an area of special scientific interest for marine and wild life, we are particularly conscious of our responsibility to maintain and wherever possible, improve, the local environment.
We try to place as little burden on the local environment as possible. Measures we have taken include installing :a new waste water recovery system; an environmentally friendly air to water heating system; and mechanical ventilation system to make our home energy efficient. We also avoid chemicals and manage our gardens sustainably. wherever possible we also source locally. We hope that you will help us in living by the maxim: ‘leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but memories’.
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Together, we will offer you a fulfilling, memorable holiday destination and an unparalleled base from which to explore the region.
Geraldine and Steve Barker,
Milk Harbour Holidays