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Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

6 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

6 Beds

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About this listing

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.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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The space

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.
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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules

It is an old, special house. Please take care and behave like at home :-)



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Steven User Profile
April 2017
If you like being in the midst of a beautiful landscape, like being woken up by the sound of sheep and want to enjoy one of Ireland's finest areas, we highly recommend staying in the old school house. It's a beautiful place with a great vibe and the surrounding area offers many nice outdoor activities. It was a pleasure staying there and Laetitia was a great help.

Bianca User Profile
July 2016
We had a lovely week at the old school house in Glencolmcille. The location of the house is fantastic surrounded by hills and sheep. Laetitia and Monica did everything to make us feel welcome. The surroundings are really beautiful. We especially liked Silver strand, Slieve league and the village of Ardara.

John User Profile
October 2015
We much appreciated the bottle of wine and chocolate. It was good to have heating on a timer as we were out most of the day. The kitchen and the bedroom warmed up well. On arrival we tried a fire in the sitting room but it filled with smoke so we didn't use it. The OS map and brochures were very helpful as we visited many parts of Donegal. The School House is in a beautiful though isolated position. It would be good to provide geographical coordinates for reaching it, particularly in the dark, though we managed ok because we had planned well using street view.

Robin User Profile
August 2015
Laetitia communicated very well with us and left plenty of information about the local area in the house for browsing. We had no trouble with anything and really enjoyed our stay, in spite of the mostly bad weather. The house is neatly designed and makes good use of the space available, with a large kitchen and living area with an open fire place on the ground floor: exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed the remoteness and peace of the valley, and the adjacent hills are ideal walking areas with trout lakes at high level on both sides of the valley. The bicycles on offer were enjoyed as well. Another stay is being planned!

Robin User Profile
July 2015
Laetitia'shouse is absolutely stunning located in what is perhaps the most beautiful scenery in the whole west coast of Ireland. And we drove the ca. 2000 km wild Atlantic way... The house itself is old and full of charm and has ample place for a family. The views directly from the house are amazing.

Giada User Profile
July 2015
We set out to Gleann Cholm Cille with the idea of a quiet, peaceful holiday before our baby arrives, and that's exactly what we experienced in Leatitia's old school cottage in Mín na Cross. The location in South West Donegal is stunning and the accommodation is perfect for a couple's retreat: no phone, no internet (though it took some time to adjust to the different information patterns!), a cosy sitting room with a majestic fire place, mountains and sheep all around us. The facilities were very good, a very well stocked kitchen, clear instructions from the host on how to use everything, and an architecturally interesting building dating back to pre-independence times. The locality is brilliant to say the least: driving through gorgeous valleys, mountains, windy bog roads, hidden beaches and there's lots of history embedded in the place from the Stone Age times. We absolutely loved our stay there and would thoroughly recommend it. Just make sure you have a car, plenty of fuel, and good maps (some were provided in the cottage)! Slán,  Giada & Emmet

Kahlil User Profile
June 2015
Really lovely house. Quiet and peaceful, just what we were looking for. The communication was clear and helpful. The host provided great advice about the local area. We would definitely stay here again. Many thanks.

Zurich, Switzerland · Joined in August 2012
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I like travelling, reading, cooking in foreign countries and at home. We are a family of four. My kids were born in 1996 and 1998.

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