In a side valley from Glencolmcille (5 minutes drive, 30 minutes walk) you find our authentic Old School House Meenacross built in 1920. Best place to relax and enjoy the beautiful, wild landscape of Donegal.
Pure relaxation - without phone and internet - in a side valley of Glencolmcille, Donegal. Here is our "Old School House Meenacross" dating back to 1920, the house has downstairs a large kitchen and a living room with fireplace. The floors are the original wood floors from the former school. Upstairs thera are 3 double bedrooms and one bathroom with shower. Hiking, fishing, cooking, reading, sleeping ... given the spectacular, wild landscape of the Irish coast. There is no place in the world in which we can recover better from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The house is owned by 3 people who all live in Switzerland. It is in our possession for more than 20 years. Monica, a young Irish woman, who has the hospitality in her blood, is looking after the house and the guests! The final cleaning of € 80 .-- is not included in the price, but is paid directly to Monica. This price is valid for stays of 3 days. For shorter stays, we will match the price on the number of persons / days.
Bus from Glencolmcille to Donegal, Letterkenny + Dublin
Other Things to Note
There is no mobile phone signal at the house. Next access is 200m up the hill behind the house or in the village of Glen.
It is an old, special house. Please take care and behave like at home :-)
Seele baumeln lassen
Die Unterkunft war einfach schön, gut eingerichtet mit allem was man benötigt, von den guten Schweizer Schälmessern über eine gute Topokarte bis hin zu einem grandiosen multifunktionalen Backofen. Monica war eine sehr große Hilfe und erklärte uns geduldig die Funktionsweise des Ofens und gab super Indider-Tipps zu den umliegenden Orten und Stränden, sehr empfehlenswert!
Perfectly beautiful house in a phantastic area, clean and tidy, a place to relax, to enjoy nature and explore one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. Warm welcome with a sweet suprise from the owner (no, I won't tell more, otherwise it would not be a surprise for the next guests anymore), and very friendly service by Monica - thanks a lot, we will definitely recommend this house to everybody travelling to Donegal!
Charming house, comfortable. The environment was wonderful. Very nice host!
The house is old but charming and typical. The place is quiet, the neighbours, cows and sheeps are really friendly. Laetitia gave us very good advices to discover Donegal area and Monica is very nice. You can relax in this area, go hiking and go the beach. Our favorite beach is trabane. In addition, the redcurrant berries are very good.
Laetitia could not have been more helpful. She was delightful on the e-mail and went the extra distance to help with a particular query about emergency phone contacts (as the house is in a signal-free area!). The house was exactly as it looks on the photograph and was just how we expected (and hoped!) that it would be. The area is wonderful and there was so much to do and so many places to visit. The house is very remote (which we wanted) and incredibly peaceful.
Laetitia owns a little, pretty house in the mid of nowhere but close enough to the next villages to get gas & groceries and without feeling lost. On the other hand this small, charming hut connects you to one of the most beautiful places in Ireland (perfect description provided by Laetitia). We had a wonderful time up there and although the house's facilities being pretty basic (but exactly what we were looking for) nothing is missing! The kitchen is always warm & cosy! Adding to the "must-do-list" comes that Laetitia has been highly approachable and responsive (pre-/post-stay), so was her friend Monica. You will never feel alone if you really need a hand.
Staying at Laetitia's house was definitely one of the most special parts of our trip. It's beautiful and unique and the location is absolutely stunning. The house has a lot of original details and it's easy to picture life here in the early nineteen hundreds. This was one experience we wouldn't want to have missed! I'd recommend it without a doubt.