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Lough Anna Cottage, Donegal
Lough Anna Cottage, Donegal
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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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.

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.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people $18 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $36
Weekend Price $73 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

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.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
First aid kit
1 night minimum stay

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Caroline User Profile
October 2017
Allaye's place is awesome! Very homey and cozy. Although no TV, the fireplace and great company made up for it. The location can be a bit hard to find but putting in GPS coordinates definitely helped! To top it off, Allaye makes the best scones! Very generous of her to have a basket of scones for my friends and I for breakfast.

Melanie User Profile
October 2017
If you are looking for an authentic white cottage experience you've found it! Quintessential charm. There is plenty of room in the cottage with 2 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bath. The kitchen has everything you need. There is a fireplace in the living room for use. The cottage is a 5 minute drive to town. The road to the cottage is narrow, allowing for only 1 car, but we navigated just fine. Alleye was a gracious host!

Kirk User Profile
September 2017
If Donegal isn't on the top of your itinerary for Ireland, change your itinerary. We only had one night in Donegal, but if we were to do it again, we would have dedicated a lot more time to this truly mystical land. Allaye's place was secluded, rustic, and absolutely beautiful. Our host was wonderful and prepared scones for the next morning before she left us to ourselves. We wish we stayed so much longer!

Joe User Profile
September 2017
Great secluded location, beautiful scenery. Rasty scones and loving host and cat.

Paul User Profile
July 2017
A delightful cottage with a warm inviting feel and a lovable cat. Great location for basing explorations of county Donegal.

Renee User Profile
July 2017
Allaye was a lovely host and her home was an absolute gem! We had such a cozy night in her home with sweet Maori the cat to keep us company. Our one night stay was much too short, I wish I didn't live so far from Donegal, I hope to come back to stay here again!

Claire User Profile
July 2017
This is a lovely cottage. An absolute must.

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About Allaye

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.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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