Driveway through the treesThe back of our house with lovely views looking to Aghla mountain
Relax in the hills of Donegal


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This listing is now closed, but please check our new listings "Meadowsweet Hill Lodge" on the same location with 3 different private rooms sleeping 4 people in two of the rooms (including a romantic 4 poster bed) and two people in the "Honeymoon" room with cosy Futon King size (listed asap). - If you look for nature in a most beautiful setting off the beaten track, this place is for you!


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

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Weekly Discount: 9%
Weekend Price: $46 / night
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Description

The space

Our place is situated in a very quiet, hidden away and peaceful location. It is tucked into a scenic woodland well off the beaten track where we welcome you into our family home.
We are a family with a working organic farm and try our best to live a sustainable life using solar panels, wood burning stoves, growing our own food in in a large polytunnel and in outside gardens. We also harvest and blend our own herbal teas - come and try!
We want to welcome you to the place we love and invite you to just relax, wind down and feel comfortable.

Guest access

Our guest's will have access to our farm with places to just sit and relax and to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. In the morning we will serve you a continental breakfast. We provide evening meals on request and you can always relax in our shared living area from where you can overlook the ever changing light on Aghla mountain, or get yourself a book from our library. We can also give you the lend of our bikes.

Interaction with guests

We will always welcome you with a warm Irish welcome and with freshly homemade bread and tea (or coffee). We love having guests and often share the evening meal with them, sometimes music and board games and simply welcome you into a friendly family atmosphere. We can teach you to bake homemade bread or to make homemade wine. But we also respect your privacy if you wish.
We can recommend you walks, places to see, where to go for a good session, and help you along if you have any questions or requests.
If you like to walk and explore we provide you with maps and routes and a compass.

The neighborhood

We live about 5km outside the next small village of Fintown and are linked via a mountainous back-road to the picturesque town of Glenties (half an hour drive). We are surrounded by forests, lakes, streams and rivers on the foot of Aghla mountain. We are located right beside a waymarked walking way called "The Gaeltacht/Sli na Finne Way", which makes it a great place for walking and exploring. About half an hours drive from us we have several stunning beaches. The highest cliffs of Europe are nearby as well as Glenveagh National Park.
This is also an area well renowned for traditional music. Some famous fiddlers are living nearby and you will find regular traditional music sessions especially in the Glenties area.

Getting around

There are bus connections from Glenties to the main village of Fintown as well as from Letterkenny to Fintown. If you don't have a car we can give you a lift on arrival from Fintown to our place (which would be a 2 hours walk) and of course on return.
If you have a sat-navigation system in your car we can give you the exact GPS coordinates to find us.

Other things to note

After a day of walking or exploring why not enjoy a relaxing time in our infrared sauna with music of your choice? We will provide you with towels, bath robes and a freshly pressed juice after the use of the sauna. The rates for using the sauna is 7 Eur per person.
We provide you with an evening meal on request. Rates are: 12.50 EUR for a freshly made vegetarian dish and 15 EUR for a dish including meat (chicken or fish). We always try to cook seasonal with the freshest produce coming straight from our garden.
If you're out and about for the day we provide lunch packets on request to keep you going. Rates: 5 EUR per person.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No smoking in the house please.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Juha User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay with Marion and Gavin! The farm is wonderful and we felt very welcome and comfortable!

Lubica User Profile
April 2017
Great family with 2 amazing kids, they made us feel very welcome. If you are looking for a location out of busy town, this is truly perfect place to relax So many beautiful walks around and very relaxing and quiet area We enjoyed the music evening when Marion and her amazingly talented daughter Fiona played few beautiful Irish tunes Thank you!!!

Florence User Profile
April 2017
Marion's house is in a really really quiet and beautiful area! The room and the breakfast were both perfect, especially the homemade bread! We had the chance to hear some traditional musical performance by the family and had a great time playing boardgames with them! We would surely stay there again and we highly recommend the place!

Arnau User Profile
April 2017
The family was wonderful and the place is awesome! We had a nice time with Marion, Declan and the children (music session included!). Go there! La família és meravellosa i el lloc és increïble. Vam passar un dia genial amb la Marion, en Declan i els seus fills (sessió de música inclosa). Aneu-hi!

Lisa User Profile
March 2017
We had a very great time with Marion and her family. They are so friendly and welcoming. They don't hesitate to share time and activities with you : food, traditional irish music, walk, lovely animals... the house is very nice and confortable, lost in the middle of the mountains, you can't find a better place to discover the hidden treasures of Donegal. Thank you very much again Marion. Lisa and Kieran.

Frederic User Profile
November 2016
A lovely family in a lovely house in the middle of the forest !

Elise User Profile
October 2016
We had a wonderful time in Marion's home and were treated like part of the family. We went along with them to one of their local music nights and experienced Irish culture at its best, away from the tourist hotspots. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

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Fintown, Ireland · Joined in February 2014
Marion User ProfileMarion is a superhost.

Hello, we are a family of 4: Declan + Marion with our two children.
We loved our first experiences as Airbnb hosts with our B&B. We met so many wonderful people and it as was a joy and pleasure to invite each one of them to our home, to get to know them and to make them feel welcome. That's what we want to continue to do.
With our first listing (Relax in the hills of Donegal) closed we now offer the following exciting listings: Our "Wonderly Wagon", a lovingly restored original bow-top gypsy caravan and our newly finished Meadowsweet Hill Lodge where you can either choose to book one of the three private rooms or the whole Lodge. We put all our passion into the self-build Lodge connected to our dream to own one day Ireland's smallest hostel. But it had to be so much more than a hostel where people meet and get together, it had to be something special and extra cosy! See for yourself!
We have often volunteers from all corners of the world staying with us in our home to help with different projects and in the garden. Our very next project will be to restore an old fishing boat into an accommodation with the theme of a pirate ship!
We all love and often play Irish traditional music together. I love and write poetry (one book published in Germany), I'm also a herbalist and a very keen gardener producing herbal tea's. Declan and I visited this area some years ago and fell straight in love with the nature, culture and people here. And now we simply want to share this beautiful experience with you!

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