Ideally located along the Wild Atlantic Way, and within easy reach of Sliabh Liag (Europe's highest sea cliffs), Lough Anna Cottage is available to let either as an entire house or a single private room (hosted by the owner).
Situated 2km from Glenties, which is east of Ardara and north of Donegal town, this traditional stone-built cottage is about 200 years old. It is in good condition with reasonably spacious and comfortable rooms. It has one medium sized bedroom with a double bed and one bedroom with two bunk beds, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living room with a working fireplace. There is the possibility of an additional bed which can be made up in the room with the bunk beds.
The cottage is fully furnished and the kitchen has a large and good quality gas/electric cooker, table, chairs etc. There is also a washing machine, but no television and no tumble dryer. Washing is generally dried on the line outside or on an inside dryer rack in bad weather. Both wood and turf are supplied for use in the living room fire place. The house also has a good oil-fired central heating system. All household linen and cleaning is included in the price. It is set in about an acre and a half of woodland and meadows with its own private drive and parking space. There are two friendly cats, who live both inside and out. If people prefer, they can remain outside for the entire duration of their stay.
For a single room only (sleeps two or three with additional bed made up) - €45/night plus €15 supplement for 3rd person. Full irish or light/continental breakfast included.
For the entire cottage - €90 for one night, €80 per night for two or more nights. Will sleep up to 5 persons. Self catering only.
For both options, an evening meal can be provided on arrival by request - €12 per person.
Guests have access to all areas of the house and garden.
Interaction with Guests
I live in a secluded and private location with complete tranquility, yet am surrounded by very caring and helpful neighbours. This sort of sums up Donegal : peace where you want it and help when needed. Add to this the stunning coast line and mountains, walking opportunities and great wealth of traditional music, the pubs and their people and you have a place I call home. - a little slice of heaven.
Public transport in the immediate area is a little limited. Buses from Dublin and Dublin airport are very regular, but most go as far as Donegal Town which is 35km from Glenties. I occasionally give lifts to people who have come without a car, but most come here by car.
Smokers welcome as long as they refrain from smoking indoors. House should be left reasonably clean and tidy, given that there is no cleaning charge.
Please be aware that there are two resident cats.
Nice place to stay, in the countryside, it's very quiet. It's a good price for value.
We had a lovely experience staying at the Cottage. Allaye welcomed us and made us feel very at home. She provided wonderful directions and suggestions of where to go during our stay in Donegal. The breakfasts were delicious, too. The Cottage itself is very cozy and the scenery was lovely. We would definitely return.
Great house, beautiful fire, homely atmosphere. Helpful directions, gorgeous area.
The weekend my boyfriend and I spent at Allaye's cottage in Donegal was the best Irish experience we had in 2 years we have been living in the beautiful Ireland.
Allaye's cottage is surrounded by fields and deepened in silence, it's the perfect place to relax. It is the perfect Irish experience. An open fire, a tea with a delicious scone (home backed by Allaye, fantastic baker by the way), tons of books, a local pub just 10 mins from the Cottage where musicians gather every Saturday for a very interesting "jam session" (which I regret not being able to see).
On top of that, Allaye is the perfect host, always going above and beyond to make you feel at home. She gave us perfect suggestions on what to see in the area and she prepared us two amazing breakfasts, with home made scones and jams and marmalades.
Great experience, we will be back!
Even though Allaye couldn't be there the weekend we stayed at her cottage, we felt very comfortable and welcomed during our one-night stay. It was so cozy and special that it was probably the highlight of our roadtrip. Allaye seemed to be very helpful and gave us all instructions we needed. It was amazing!
Allaye was a lovely host- giving us instructions that took us to the cottage and then awaiting us at the cottage with tea and scones.
The cottage was so brilliant, cosy and unique that we decided to stay one night longer than initially intended. The maps and guides in the cottage took us to some great viewpoints and caves in the afternoon while in the evening a hike to the village close by gave us the opportunity to meet some local Irish that welcomed us with open arms. To put it in a nutshell: the stay at Allaye's cottage was probably the highlight of our Ireland holidays.
Allaye's house is a very special and cozy place. We found being there was one of the highlights of our little trip! Allaye was a very good host, lighting the fire when we came and feeding us with nice baked goods. She is a good conversationalist and knows how to do the good things and enjoy them.
We would have loved to stay longer, since this endroit is a retreat.
Writer, baker and teacher living in Ireland. Beautiful cottage in the heart of county Donegal (Republic of Ireland) to let with flexible times and rooms available. Great country location...
Loves people, cats, traditional Irish fiddle music, especially Donegal playing, countryside, fine cooking and food, nature.