Mezzanine sleeping area with bathroom and  dining area beneathKitchenette and stairs leading to the mezzanine
Idyllic cottage retreat in Donegal

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Gleann Leithin Cottage is a cosy converted byre situated in a very tranquil scenic area.
The view from the cottage looks towards the beautiful Glendowan mountains and Glenveagh National Park.
Ideal for a peaceful retreat or a great base to explore

The space

The cottage consists of an open plan living, dining and kitchenette area with a double sleeping mezzanine above.
There is a small bathroom with an electric shower.
The kitchenette contains an electric hob, microwave oven and small fridge.
Guests have access to a washing machine in an adjacent outbuilding.
The space is heated by a wood-burning stove with fuel provided.
The guest cottage has a private garden, seating area and barbeque to the rear.
As the byre was originally part of a small farm, our own traditional cottage sits on the same site.

If Gleann Leithin Cottage is unavailable for the dates you are interested in, please check out our other listing.
The Hide is a cosy, handcrafted cabin nestled on a slope at the opposite end of our house from the cottage.

Guest access

Glenleighan Cottage shares the site with our own house but guests have use of their own private garden at the rear.
There is access to a washing machine and dryer in an adjacent outhouse.

Interaction with guests

On arrival we will welcome you ourselves.
On the rare occasion that we will not be available to greet you, we will arrange for someone else to be there.
As we live close by, we will be on hand to help with any queries you may have but we aim to ensure that you have privacy while staying with us.
We will be happy to help with arranging tours and providing information on the many varied local activities.

Other things to note

While a car is a great way to see the county, if you visit without one and enjoy hiking or cycling, there is much exploring that you can do from our doorstep. We can provide bikes and maps of the locality to get you started.

We live in a Gaeltacht area rich in traditional Irish culture such as language, music and the arts. There is a wide choice of traditional music available in local pubs
Donegal also has a wealth of festivals throughout the year such as the Errigal Arts Festival, attracting many renowned Irish and International artists to the area.

If you would like to bring an element of pampering into your holiday we have a trained Neuromuscular Therapist who can pay a house call to the cottage and provide treatment for a specific injury or a general massage.
We can also recommend a visit to The Maghery Bay Salon to enjoy a seaweed bath overlooking the
beautiful Maghery beach. This is less than a 30 minute drive from us.

Taking a 15 minute drive from our house will connect you with The Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

As we used to live in the cottage ourselves and it is essentially like an extension of our home, we ask that you please respect the building and contents and leave it as you found it.

We don't have a cleaning fee so we ask that you please leave the cottage clean and tidy.

If you would like to smoke we ask that you please do so outside and use ashtrays provided.

We recycle as much of our waste as we can and ask that you please follow our simple recycling system which we will explain to you on arrival.



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
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

219 Reviews

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Finbar User Profile
July 2017
What a lovely place. Beautiful surroundings, wood burning stove, great hosts. what more could you ask for. Thanks guys! I recommend this cottage highly!

Anne- Maire User Profile
July 2017
My son and I spent two beautiful days in a quaint cabin surrounded by verdant mountains, sheep and sky. This is one of the magical places to visit, if you are looking for serenity. Pete and Anna are very kind hosts. The best!

Chelsea User Profile
June 2017
We had an absolutely perfect stay at Pete and Anna's. It was so nice to relax in beautiful Fintown. The cottage was the perfect stay for the two of us and exactly as advertised. We were so sad to leave! We will definitely be back to visit in the future :) Chelsea and Matt

Chad User Profile
June 2017
first time we tried a break like this,loved every minute,pete and anna were the perfect hosts,there if you need them,but never imposing,made us feel like we had our own little piece of Ireland.lovely family,lovely location,will be back soon. Chad &Kitty

Benjamin User Profile
June 2017
Both places are just beautyful and cosy. The perfect place to charge your batteries and to discover the great landscape of Donagal county. Anna & Pete are lovely hosts!

Heather User Profile
June 2017
Staying at the cottage was like a piece of heaven on earth! Cozy, peaceful and with a view that is astoundingly beautiful! It felt like home and I can't wait to go back! Pete and Anna are the nicest people you'll ever meet and went out of their way to be helpful and make me comfortable. I'd give it 10 stars if that were possible!

Guy User Profile
June 2017
A great place for solitude if by yourself Quaint and cozy but stairs are steep and if you are over 6ft tall your feet hit the roof when laying down . A bit of a drive to see anything.

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Donegal, IrelandJoined in June 2014
Pete And Anna User ProfilePete And Anna is a superhost.

We moved to Donegal twelve years ago and converted our traditional byre and stone cottage where we now happily live with our two young children.
In 2016 Pete completed our second little rental, The Hide, meaning we can be more self sufficient, working more from home while meeting all the lovely people who visit us.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of the most beautiful, unspoiled parts of Ireland!

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