Named in the Sunday Times (Travel) as one of 'Top 20 Places for the Summer in UK or Ireland' 2012!
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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$26 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$784 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2239 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
We had a very good stay in the cottage. It is a very special landscape. The cottage is well equipped, especially the kitchen!
Belfast and Dublin are doable for a day trip (one way 3,5 hours). The owner of the Cottage (Greg) is very fast responsing on the email.
We have just returned yesterday from 4 wonderful days at Greg's cottage. The setting and atmosphere could not be better, the cottage has been tastefully restored and furnished in keeping with the traditional property (loved the collection of Swedish clocks!). The scenery in the surrounding area is simply breath-taking - unfortunately it snowed whilst we were there so we were indoors quite a bit but the cottage itself is lovely and cosy and there is plenty of great reading material to keep you occupied! Mary the housekeeper is an absolute gem, she lives just at the bottom of the lane and was so friendly and helpful, we were sad to say goodbye to her, but promised we would come back in the better weather. If you are thinking of booking this cottage don't hesitate - it is a perfect getaway for a couple looking to relax or equally would suit active holidaymakers as there are plenty of marked hiking/walking routes in the area. The roads are also very quiet - you won't see much in the way of traffic (apart from sheep - lol!). Another bonus is that the cottage is pet friendly - being able to bring our 2 dogs was great and it was a holiday for them as well! We will definitely be back. Thanks Greg for sharing your cottage!
Fabulous stay in a very dramatic location. Greg's cottage is comfortable, attractively furnished and well-equipped. January weather conditions in the Glengesh valley changed very rapidly and at times were not for the faint-hearted! The walk down by Port beach on a rough day is bracing to say the least. Housekeeper Mary and husband Columba very friendly. Much recommended.
We had a fabulous stay in the cottage. The decor and furnishings were so charming and the place was very cozy. The hike on the coast near Port was breath taking. A perfect get away from the hustle and bustle! Thanks Greg!
Loved our stay, will return
Absolutely delightful cottage in a truly splendid spot. The kitchen is well equipped for baking & the fire is lovely to return to after a day in the marvellous countryside.
This didn't bother me, but suffice to say the doorways aren't tall-person friendly - just a note!
What a gem. We had a great stay at the cottage, with incredible views and beautiful countryside all around us. The wood burning stove is fantastic. Loved the selection of books and cookery books. The decor of the cottage is really sweet. Mary is just wonderful and full of chat. Thanks for a wonderful stay! A definite recommendation if you are looking for somewhere peaceful and idyllic.
A fantastic cottage in a great part of the world. The cottage is very cosy even in a force 9 gale!!
So much to see and explore in the area or just enjoy the peace and quiet. The cottage is very well kitted out, good cooking facilities and all you need to make for a short or long break. The furniture makes this place even more special and what a pleasure to spend an evening or two in this house.
Greg is a fine host and I'll definitely stay again.