traditional Donegal coastal cottage in private location with great views over the lough!
The Times: Best Irish Cottage! Pets OK
The Times: Best Irish Cottage! Pets OK
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Named in the Sunday Times (Travel) as one of 'Top 20 Places for the Summer in UK or Ireland' 2012!

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Croaghacullion is a traditional Donegal coastal cottage that enjoys a remarkable secluded position overlooking Lougheraherk (lake) in this, the most traditional and picturesque part of Ireland. You get the whole cottage, in 3/4 acre of land overlooking a lake. Glencolmcille village (shops, great pubs with traditional music, Folk Museum, cafes, is a 13 minute drive).

The cottage sits in the heart of the Irish-speaking Gaeltacht in what is probably the most traditional area of Ireland. You can walk down to the beach from the cottage and you're unlikely to see another tourist, maybe just a lobster fisherman or one of the friendly, farmer neighbours. See more photos of this Donegal cottage. Just sitting on the bench in front can be lovely - you can usually hear the waves from the other side of the mountain.

Stay here to discover one of the most remarkable and beautiful landscapes in Ireland - we doubt you'll ever find better beaches than can be found locally, friendlier people, or such a sense of wilderness. These photos show the walk down to Port beach from the cottage, which feels like the very edge of Europe (9 times out of 10 you'll have the whole bay to yourself), or sit at home and enjoy the views over 'your' lough (lake).

Pets welcome - ask they are never allowed on sofas or beds please. Great place for dogs - enlcosed garden and miles of open mountain walking from the door, with fabulous beaches near.

Guest access

A detached lakeside cottage and about an acre of land, with direct access to open-mountain walking.

Interaction with guests

You'll meet my lovely housekeeper, Mary, who lives in the neighbouring house on the track on the way to the cottage.

Other things to note

Note - this listing has 'live' and correct availability - you can book instantly - no need to enquire if there is availability - the calendar is correct :)


Extra people $21 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $61
Security Deposit $306
Weekly Discount: 2%
Weekend Price $97 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Pets - we welcome well behaved pets and a maximum of 2, there is a surcharge of €20 for 1 dog, €30 total for 2 - payable after arrival.

It is VERY important that pets are kept on leads when they are not in the garden, there are loose sheep on the roads and mountainside. I have a dog myself and I know from experience that most dog owners are very careful - thank you!

Thank you for leaving the cottage tidy. I don't expect you to clean but do wash up etc and leave in a reasonable state for Mary, thanks. Great if you can strip the bedsheets to help her after, thanks.


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

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Bernie User Profile
September 2017
If you wish to experience a "unique" part of rural and quiet Ireland this is the place to stay. Drive or hike a few miles to Port and see sights you can only dream of.

Scott User Profile
September 2017

Therese User Profile
August 2017
Just perfect in every way. Sublime gentle environment. Great walking.

Suzzana User Profile
June 2017
This is the most magical place in all of Ireland. The stay here changed me. For the better of course. Do not hesitate in booking it will be the best stay of your life.

Staying at this cottage was absolutely sublime - our favourite Air BnB experience by far (and we've had many wonderful stays!). The cottage is remote, but the directions Greg provided were clear and easy to follow - and when we did get lost headed to town the view never disappointed! We hope to return!!

Channah User Profile
June 2017
This cottage is fantastic. You will feel as though you are living in a painting everyday. The views from the cottage are gorgeous. We used it as a home base for two out of our three week Holiday in Ireland. Mary was so incredibly welcoming to us and it was joy popping in to speak with her and visit for a few minutes most days. On our last day she even took us to meet some orphaned lambs that they were bottle feeding - so adorable! If you have the time follow the nearby Wild Atlantic Way which will lead you to several beautiful locations that will take your breath away. Also, don't miss out on the beautiful beaches and waterfalls all within a 30 minute drive. Thank you Mary, Greg & Yvonne!!! Our stay was LOVELY!

Corrie User Profile
May 2017
We had a lovely time at Greg's place. The walk to the port and tower was fabulous and we enjoyed the quiet and views. Thanks for a great experience!

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I'm an architectural historian and I restore unusual and historic buildings across Europe and let them for holidays.

I'm a former University lecturer from the University of Wales (archaeology/ architectural history), and have written several books and TV series on architecture. I love great views, privacy and finding the best locations, and then renovating and restoring in an appropriate style.

I speak English, Welsh and Polish, and I understand basic French. Learning Spanish.

My properties are managed by Yvonne and she speaks English and Spanish.

Languages: English, Español, Polski
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