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Cottages for rent in County Donegal

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Entire cottage · Lettermacaward
Beach house for 4+ PRIVATE BEACH + 7 acres, Pets
Detached luxury, spacious Donegal stone cottage overlooking 'our' sandy beach (i.e. a beach accessed only via our land, or by boat). You get your own detached home + parking and outside space + 7 acres of land. Sleeps 4 in 2 large bedrooms (one kingsize, one twin), pets OK (fee payable after arrival), WIFI & Netflix - great for kids, couples or families. Just one of the loveliest locations in Ireland.
$161 per night
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Entire cottage · Lough Eske
Luxurious modern cottage
This modern, luxurious cottage is truly special. It is located in the Tawnawully mountains by Lough Eske. It is set on 12 acres with a river running through it and a tumbling waterfall right by the cottage. Only 15 minutes drive to Donegal town, which has some really nice restaurants and bars. There is a castle to explore in the town and a wonderful craft village with a very good cafe. Ten minutes drive to Harveys Point and twelve minutes from Lough Eske castle, both reputable 5 * hotels.
$105 per night
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Entire cottage · Ardara
The Wee Pink Cottage
Nestled among the trees on a quiet country road, this stunning wee cottage boasts a unique sense of tranquility and privacy. This location has an abundance of the best that nature has to offer. The Bluestack Way runs along the renowned Ownea Salmon River, which is only a stone's throw from the house. Explore the nearby trails and forestry, enjoy a good book under the Wisteria pergola or simply soak in the hot tub - whatever takes your fancy!
$178 per night

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Holiday cottage to rent in County Donegal

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Entire cottage · County Donegal
The Red Bridge Cottage
$78 per night
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Entire cottage · Killybegs
Beachcombers Cottage - Modern Luxury -WIFI-Netflix
$103 per night
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Entire cottage · Portnoo
The Cart House at Teach Neilí
$97 per night
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Entire cottage · Glenlee
Puffin Lodge~Private Access to Beach ~Free WiFi
$87 per night
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Entire cottage · County Donegal
Fig Cottage Marble Hill, Dunfanaghy
$144 per night
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Entire cottage · Dunfanaghy
Annie Briney's Cottage
$82 per night
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Entire cottage · County Donegal
Mollie’s cottage - 3 bedroom cottage with hot tub.
$194 per night
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Entire cottage · Malin Head
Skildren cottage with 60 acres of waterfront
$339 per night
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Entire cottage · Lettermacaward
Donegal Beach Cottage I with Sea Views
$89 per night
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Entire cottage · Kincasslagh
Rosie’s cottage
$76 per night
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Entire cottage · County Donegal
Traditional Thatched Cottage (PET FRIENDLY)
$90 per night
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Entire cottage · County Donegal
Idyllic Lakeside Cottage with Hot-Tub
$145 per night

Cottages in County Donegal with free parking

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Entire cottage · County Donegal
SEAL COTTAGE+ PRIVATE SANDY BEACH+WIFI
$187 per night
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Entire cottage · The Braes
BUMBLEBEE COTTAGE 🐝 Traditional Thatched Cottage
$184 per night
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Entire cottage · Malin Head
Portmor Cottage
$124 per night
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Entire cottage · Clonmany
Mary Carpenter's Cottage
$77 per night
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Entire cottage · Gortahork
Joe's House
$78 per night
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Entire cottage · Carrickfinn
Dunmore House - Cottage by secluded beach
$73 per night
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Entire cottage · County Donegal
Private Thatched Cottage - with views
$103 per night
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Entire cottage · Doocharry
Kitty's cottage in lovely Donegal
$111 per night
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Entire cottage · Dungloe
Maghery Beach Cottages (No. 1) Yelo Dungloe
$112 per night
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Entire cottage · Loughanure
Donegal Thatched Cottage on Wild Atlantic Way
$79 per night
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Entire cottage · County Donegal
Paddy Joe's Barn
$148 per night
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Entire cottage · Inishowen
Buliban Cottage
$97 per night

Vacation rentals in County Donegal with free parking

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Entire cabin · Fintown
Cosy Cabin with Stunning Glenveagh Views
$82 per night
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Entire place · Malin Head
Portmor Log Cabin
$140 per night
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Hilltop Hideaway
$224 per night
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Entire cabin · County Donegal
Central Donegal Woodcutter's Cabin
$43 per night
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Entire cabin · Glenties
The Hare's Leap - Highland Cabin
$85 per night
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Hut · Ballyshannon
Romantic seclusion with lake water lapping.
$109 per night
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Entire place · Lettermacaward
Sea-View Architect's Retreat for 2, WIFI, dogs OK
$140 per night
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Earthen home · County Donegal
Cropod - 'Best Get Away in Ireland' Hillpod
$99 per night
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Barn · Rathmullan
The Barn
$108 per night
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Treehouse · County Donegal
The Birdbox, Donegal Treehouse with Glenveagh view
$82 per night
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Barn · Glenties
Traditional stone shed in Donegal
$78 per night
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Entire cabin · Malin Head
Ineuran Bay Cottage,Malin Head Co. Donegal Ireland
$53 per night

Your guide to County Donegal

All About County Donegal

Located in northwest Ireland, County Donegal is a natural oasis revered for its rugged coastlines, glistening lakes, and boundless unspoiled splendor. The mountain of Errigal looms over a region whose inland terrain features a trove of rivers, glens, and sprawling valleys. Several epic hiking trails crisscross the county, including Muckross Head and Glencolumbkille Cliff in the far west, and the Inishowen Head Loop, a five-mile coastal trek that brings you along bog roads and past a World War II lookout tower. County Donegal’s vast coastline, part of the Wild Atlantic Way, is a road tripper’s paradise, full of rocky headlands and soaring sea cliffs that rise from remote beaches and bays.

There are dozens of cities and towns in County Donegal, many of which contain just a handful of residences. In the county’s namesake town, colorful homes line streets and canals and the large town square is surrounded by shops and pubs. Letterkenny, the county’s largest town, welcomes visitors to its towering neo-Gothic Cathedral of St. Eunan and St. Columba and the nearby 19th-century Glenveagh Castle. This region is one of the last true strongholds of the Irish language, with 30,000 native speakers still residing here. Home to the medieval Donegal Castle, the 7th-century hillfort at Grianan of Aileach, and many folk festivals and thriving Irish traditions, County Donegal is rich in cultural and natural wonders alike.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in County Donegal?

Spring, summer, and early fall are full of sunny days and warmer temperatures perfect for traversing County Donegal’s landscapes. Temperatures dip in winter, so it may be best to pack an extra layer or two. It rains throughout the year, regardless of the season, making waterproof clothing essential.

Many of County Donegal’s annual events focus on Irish traditions and customs. The Atlantic Irish Fest is a five-day celebration held in January along the coast and features live music and cultural talks about Ireland’s history. In July, the Earagail Arts Festival showcases local performers, artists, and speakers at venues throughout the county. The town of Ballyshannon hosts a festival dedicated to folk and traditional music in early August.


What are the top things to do in County Donegal?

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park near Letterkenny is a lush green expanse of oak forests, lakes, waterfalls, and rugged mountains. The park spans nearly 4,000 acres, with a number of walking trails to explore. Situated within the park is the picturesque 19th-century Glenveagh Castle. Take a guided tour to peruse its interior, which is decked out in its original furnishings.

Slieve League Cliffs

Rising nearly 2,000 feet from the sea about an hour’s drive west from Donegal, the cliffs at Slieve League are some of the highest in Ireland. Trails meander along the clifftops, including a hiking path that leads to the top of Slieve League, which provides sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Donegal Bay, and the Sligo Mountains.

Arranmore Island

Make the 20-minute ferry hop across from Burtonport, midway down the west coast, and wander across its tranquil beach. The jagged cliffs are home to fulmars, while the waters below teem with gurnard and mackerel. Electric bikes are available to hire, and you can cycle past resident sheep up to whitewashed Arranmore Lighthouse.

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