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

See reviews.

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: 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

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

238 Reviews

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Benoit User Profile
August 2017
Great place to relax Great walk 100 meter from the cottage Not for night clubbers

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.

Victoria User Profile
July 2017
Swallows Nest is a real gem of a place. A mixture of treasure trove and rustic cow barn beautifully combined! Allaye was there to greet us and made us feel very welcome. Her home baked scones were delicious. We had a wonderful night sleep, close to the stars. And we would really recommend the walk to Lough Anna. Couldn't speak more highly of the place.

Ben User Profile
July 2017
Allaye is great, and her place is lovely. Stayed here for the weekend with two friends, and it really was a fantastic experience. The house is super cosy, yet more spacious than I thought it'd be from the photos. Would stay again for sure.

Viviane User Profile
July 2017
Second time there, that speaks for itself !

Rosie User Profile
July 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lough Anna Cottage. It was a beautiful setting and Allaye was an attentive host even though it was obvious that she was a very busy person. Our delicious breakfast before my husband and son set off for their day's bike ride, their third day of cycling the Wild Atlantic Way was the icing on the cake. Thank you Allaye. We might well be back! Rosie, Paul and Jon.

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!

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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.

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