traditional Donegal coastal cottage in private location with great views over the lough!
The Times: Best Irish Cottage! WIFI
The Times: Best Irish Cottage! WIFI

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: $23 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $58
Security Deposit: $288
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price: $80 / night
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The space

Named in the Sunday Times (Travel) as one of 'Top 20 Places for the Summer in UK or Ireland' 2012!

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

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.

The neighborhood

The most unspoiled and beautiful part of Ireland!

Getting around

You'll probably need a car.

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 :)

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Flexible booking allows holidays of any length starting any day of the week minimum stay 2 nights. However we do not allow you to leave one empty night that we cannot then sell.

Pets - we welcome well behaved pets and a maximum of 2, there is a surcharge (please contact us about this) but I ask please to clear any waste from garden and depose of it in a responsible way and never allow them on the sofas or beds, thanks. It is VERY important that pets are kept on leads when they are not in the garden, there are lose 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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

121 Reviews

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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!

Christine User Profile
May 2017
We stayed 2 nights at Greg's place, and it wasn't long enough. It is a traditional Irish cottage, and everything is as on the website. Greg has built an underground pod studio in the garden, so presumably at some point when it is occupied you may get neighbours. Great location for walking, visiting Slieve League or just chilling in the garden or by the peat fire. Definitely recommended!

Leanne User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely beautiful place. We stayed for a long weekend but it wasn't enough as there is so much to see and do. Next time we will book in for an extra few days. Looking forward to it already.

Richard User Profile
April 2017
We had a fantastic four nights in Greg's quirky and historic cottage. Its remoteness is arguably its chief attraction - you really do feel as if you are squirrelled away in a hidden corner of Ireland. The peace and tranquility is really something else (as our the pitch black night skies). At the same time, it's a perfect place for exploring southern Donegal and for doing some great walks/treks. We hope to return in the future.

Mary User Profile
April 2017
Lovely cottage. Try to arrive before dark,as it's very isolated.Directions great. Mary,the person in charge of everything is a great character,,,a real gem. She'll help you with anything. Authentic Irish cottage with modern conveniences.

Olan User Profile
April 2017
Gorgeous cottage in a very scenic and quiet location. Definitely a place to stay if you need to truly get away. The cottage was very comfortable and clean. Lots of lovely walks and day trips around the area. A real haven, we will definitely be back.

Phillip User Profile
April 2017
It's a wonderful secluded and idyllic location. The cottage has the old world charm to allow you to totally relax and unwind. Stock up on supplies and you've got your perfect hideaway, little gem. Thank you.

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Greg User Profile

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.

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