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Pat's Cottage,Donegal Costal Retreat.Creevy Pier.
Pat's Cottage,Donegal Costal Retreat.Creevy Pier.

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Newly renovated Pat's Cottage,Donegal coastal retreat, 5 minutes walk from Creevy Pier with Pub and restaurant Idyllic coast location to surf, walk, fish. 5 minutes drive to town.
Sleeps 2 .Ideal for couples
Minimum Stay 3 nights
July &August one week minimum

The space

A unique opportunity to experience life in a traditional Irish stone cottage,originally thatched , but now with a slate roof and all modern amenities. Situated in a stunning location on the edge of the Atlantic with panoramic views. It is ideal for either a quiet retreat or as a base to explore the area.Ideal also as inspiration for artists or writers. Perfect as a romantic getaway for couples. See Wild Atlantic Way or Creevy Experience sites for further info about what is available in the area.
This area is a mecca for all outdoor activities,swimming,surfing,hill walking, cycling,horse riding,fishing, birdwatching,boat trips etc.
The cottage has direct access to a stunning coast walk from Ballyshannon to Rossnowlagh which was developed by the local community.
Please note minimum stay is three nights all year except July and August when minimium stay is one week.
Ballyshannon is the oldest town in Ireland!
Our rates provide for a weekely discount in that visitors get 7 nights for the price of 6. We have found that in the summer time many of our guests do take advantage of this saving and find that our location is very accessible to a wide range of attractions within a maximum radius of one hours drive, e.g. Glenveagh National Park, Sliabh League (highest sea cliffs in Europe), Killybegs Sea fishing, Marble Arch Geo park, Ulster American Folk Park, Belleek Pottery, Lough Erne cruising and fishing, Mullaghmore, Lissadell House (home of Countess Markievicz and the Gore Booth family/William Butler Yeats connections) , and many more.

Guest access

Accomodation comprises large open plan living room/kitchen/dining area with wood burning stove. There is a traditional sleeping loft with a comfortable double bed.
There is an electric hob,a grill and microwave but no oven.
Separate shower room with wood burning stove. Outdoor seating and use of outdoor built in barbecue and fireplace.
Outdoor room for storing bikes, surf boards, wet suits, fishing gear etc. Secure parking.
Self catering with all basic provisions provided. including tea and coffee. We provide a complimentary welcome basket of bread,eggs, butter and milk.
We light the stoves prior to your arrival and provide a complimentary bale of peat briquettes. Additional briquettes are available for use should you require them. Normal price is 4 euro per bale. An "honesty box" is left in the cottage where you can pay for extra bales used.
There are back up electric radiators.
Use of Internet is in the study of the main house right beside the cottage,Guests can access this room directly from the outside.
While there is no cable tv available a DVD player and screen can be provided

Interaction with guests

We live beside the cottage and are available to provide any help and assistance as required.I was born in Ballyshannon and other than a few years away I have lived all my life in this area.We have intimate local knowledge and can advise visitors about the off the beaten track places.

Other things to note

Cottage sleeps 2 people. Quoted rates are for two people sharing.
Minimum stay is 3 nights and 7 nights in July and August.
Profits from your stay in the cottage will go directly to a centre for children with disability in India.See Samuha Ireland website for details,

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $23
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Non smoking.
No pets.
Sleeping loft not suitable for young children because of steep stairs.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

61 Reviews

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Phillip User Profile
June 2017
We really enjoyed staying at this superbly charming cottage. It is situated in a quiet area near the sea and is equipped with all essentials. We would come back here in a heartbeat!

Theresa User Profile
May 2017
This little cottage is located in a quiet and secluded area, ideal for those who like to walk or cycle. There is everything you need in the cottage for a relaxing break. The hosts, Anthony & Olive, were very helpful and left details of places to visit, taxi numbers etc. Olive's homemade brown bread went down a treat!

Chelsea User Profile
May 2017
We couldn't have asked for a better stay. The cottage is comfortable, and the perfect location to explore the area. If we had a longer time in Ireland, we wouldn't have hesitated to stay longer! Thank you for everything!

Edel User Profile
April 2017
Anthony and Olives cottage is ideal if you are looking to escape to the country. It's a great base to explore Donegal by cliff walking, beach activities and coastal drives. Anthony and Olive were very accommodating when we had to change our booking last minute, they greeted us warmly between being very friendly, having the stove fire roaring and Olives famous brown bread we felt right at home. The cottage itself has everything you could possibly need apart from a TV & Wifi which just adds to the sense of escaping! Wifi and TV is available in the main house in a study which is available for guests to use. A special call out on the bed, I've stayed in some 5 star hotels that didn't have as comfortable bed as what's in the cottage! We hope to be back.

Marit User Profile
April 2017
I would recommend Anthony and Olive to everyone who wants to enjoy the rural countryside of Ireland, with a lively center (Ballyshannon) only a few minutes driving away.

Cornelia User Profile
April 2017
A great stay in this cottage, wished I could have passed more time there.

Enda User Profile
March 2017
As hosts Anthony and Olive were second to none. We thoroughly enjoyed Olive's wonderful brown bread, and we were delighted with the provisions so thoughtfully provided for us on our arrival. The stove fires, lit by Anthony, made the cottage feel so warm and welcoming. It was the perfect location for us to attend the Ballyshannon Drama Festival for the nine day duration. We highly recommend Anthony and Olive as hosts, and their beautiful hideaway as an ideal holiday venue.

Ballyshannon, Ireland · Joined in August 2014
Anthony User ProfileAnthony is a superhost.

I am a retired accountant and my wife Olive is a retired Psychologist.We have 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. We are experienced independent travellers and like to get off the beaten track. Since our first extended trip of three months through Eastern Europe and Turkey in a camper van with 2 children in 1985 we have traveled in China,Mexico,Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Our last trips have been to India where for the last three years we spend two months each year assisting a local Indian NGO, Samuha. Profits from your stay in our cottage will go directly to Samuha-Samarthya (see the "Samuhaireland" page on WordPress).

I am interested in all music and have been involved with the annual Ballyshannon Traditional and Folk Music Festival for many years.
We are interested in nature conservation and have an organic vegetable garden and a wildflower garden at the cottage.

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