The wee wood shed Garden wall at the front of the house

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

A traditional, 200 year old cottage with some modern comforts and many original features. Located on a quiet back road, the cottage is set in private land with a sweeping meadow at the front and many mature trees to all sides. It is about 6 minutes drive from the nearest town (Glenties) and suits those looking for complete tranquility. Good shops, pubs, places to eat in Glenties and nearby Ardara. Stunning mountain and coastal scenery in every direction.

The space

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 ideally for four people, though an additional bed can be provided to bring the number up to five. There is a B&B option for up to three people from September onwards. See 'Rates' below.

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 (and one occasional, additional bed), 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 is one friendly cat, who lives both inside and out. If people prefer, it is possible to rent the house without the cat.

Single night occupancy of the entire cottage is possible but a higher rate is charged: €100.

A B&B option is available for up to three people from the beginning of September : €35 for a single person, €60 for two, €85 for three. An evening meal can be provided on arrival by request - €12 -€15 per person.

Guest access

Guests have access to all areas of the house and garden.

Interaction with guests

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Other things to note

Please read the house description - all the way through - and make sure that this is what you are looking for. I recently had a review which said that the house was too isolated and so would insist that it is your responsibility to inform yourself and ask me as many questions as you like, before booking. I have made everything as clear as possible.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $29
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Smokers welcome as long as they refrain from smoking indoors. House should be left reasonably clean and tidy.

Please be aware that there is one resident cats.



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Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

224 Reviews

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Rosemary User Profile
June 2017
Wow, this is where you go to get away from the 'madding crowd' need a car to get there but time can stand still here if you let it. We took Allaye's B n B option so it was like staying with an old friend, lots of lovely conversations and food around the kitchen table. We were able to shop or eat locally if needed. We explored the local beaches but could just as easily have sat in the garden and read all day with local walks for exercise!

Jenn User Profile
June 2017
Rustic with gorgeous scenery.

Brian User Profile
June 2017
Perfect location, friendly host and wonderful for a get away, would recommend to anyone! and will be back :)

Marilyn User Profile
June 2017
This was a wonderful and quiet location. A neat experience staying in a 200 year old home. Allaye is a great host and cook and full of great information for sites in the area.

Max User Profile
May 2017
I had a lovely time at this delightful place and Allaye was the perfect host. Great breakfast and fresh homemade bread. The area is good to explore too with no shortage of woody walks locally and some great beaches.

Amie User Profile
May 2017
Like an Irish fairytale! Our stay at Lough Anna was peaceful, restful, and lovely. Allaye was a joy to meet and chat with and we wish we could have stayed longer. Charming home and delicious breakfast.

Christina User Profile
May 2017
Allaye's home is in a beautiful part of Donegal. Her home is remote and charming, with lovely details. Allaye is a warm and welcoming host; she made us tea when we arrived late and bedraggled. She had plenty of recommendations for what we could do in the area. Hopefully we'll be able to stay again one day!

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Allaye User ProfileAllaye is a superhost.

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.

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