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 boutique accommodation with a farmhouse feel.
In common with anyone who owns and runs their own business we have many hats to wear throughout the year. However, you are most likely to see us in the following roles:
- Geraldine will help you make your bookings, and either arrange activities or point you in the direction, as we well as look after you during your stay.
- Steve will provide support for any activities you undertake whilst he maintains the gardens.
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’.
Stay in touch
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