About this listing
Newly renovated traditional Irish cottage 5 minutes walk from Creevy Pier with Pub and restaurant Idyllic coast location to surf, walk, fish. 5 minutes drive to Ballyshannon and Rossnowlagh.
Sleeps 2 .Ideal for couples
Minimum Stay 3 nights
A unique opportunity to experience life in a traditional Irish stone cottage,originally thatched , but now with a slate roof and all modern amenities. Situated in a stunning location on the edge of the Atlantic with panoramic views. It is ideal for either a quiet retreat or as a base to explore the area.Ideal also as inspiration for artists or writers. Perfect as a romantic getaway for couples. See Wild Atlantic Way or Creevy Experience sites for further info about what is available in the area.
This area is a mecca for all outdoor activities,swimming,surfing,hill walking, cycling,horse riding,fishing, birdwatching,boat trips etc.
The cottage has direct access to a stunning coast walk from Ballyshannon to Rossnowlagh which was developed by the local community.
Please note minimum stay is three nights.
Ballyshannon is the oldest town in Ireland.
Accomodation comprises large open plan living room/kitchen/dining area with wood burning stove. There is a traditional sleeping loft with a comfortable double bed.
Separate shower room with wood burning stove. Outdoor seating and use of outdoor built in barbecue and fireplace.
Outdoor room for storing bikes, surf boards, wet suits, fishing gear etc. Secure parking.
Self catering with all basic provisions provided.We provide a welcome basket of bread,eggs and fruit.
We light the stoves prior to your arrival and provide a complimentary bale of peat briquettes.
There are back up electric radiators.
Use of Internet is in the study of the main house right beside the cottage,Guests can access this room directly from the outside.
While there is no cable tv available a DVD player and screen can be provided
Interaction with Guests
We live beside the cottage and are available to provide any help and assistance as required.I was born in Ballyshannon and other than a few years away I have lived all my life in this area.We have intimate local knowledge and can advise visitors about the off the beaten track places.
There is convenient public transport to Ballyshannon, but not to the cottage which is 4 kms from Ballyshannon
Other Things to Note
Cottage sleeps 2 people. Quoted rates are for two people sharing.
Minimum stay is 3 nights.
Profits from your stay in the cottage will go directly to a centre for children with disability in India.See Samuha Ireland website for details,
Sleeping loft not suitable for young children because of steep stairs.
We felt very welcome. Digging potatoes for our dinner was great as well as the offer to pick other garden vegetables for our meals. The area was beautiful and as described.
Olive und Anthony haben uns sehr herzlich empfangen. Ihre Tipps für Tagesausflüge waren äusserst hilfreich. Das Cottage ist sehr schön, gemütlich und mit allem Nötigen ausgestattet. Es liegt in einer ruhigen Gegend, nahe eines wunderschönen Küstenabschnittes. Wir hatten eine tolle Woche im Seaside Cottage und würden es jederzeit wieder buchen.
Had a lovely four night stay with my fiancé in this gorgeous little cottage by the sea. Anthony and Olive were the perfect hosts and the cottage was equipped with everything we needed for our stay (and more!). The area is beautiful and very peaceful - highly recommended, don't hesitate to book.
Maison tres sympa et agréable. Avec un côté brocante. Anthony et sa femme sont des hôtes charmants. Les ballades alentour valent le coup d'œil.
Super cottage en pierre au bord de l'océan et bien équipé. Très bon accueil d'Olive et d'Anthony et excellents conseils sur les sites à visiter.
A conseiller sans hésitation.
Le cottage d'Olive et Anthony est superbe et très typique. L'accueil a été très chaleureux et ils nous ont donné plein de renseignements sur quoi voir et faire autour de chez eux. Une découverte : Fowley's falls !
Le poêle à allumer le soir avec des briquettes de tourbe était la surprise du séjour.
Nous vous recommandons de vous arrêter chez Olive et Anthony.
Anthony and Olive were so welcoming to their lovely little cottage- it was their gracious hosting that really made our stay. Even though the cottage is right beside their home we had complete privacy. The cottage is very comfortable and homely. Even though it's an old stone cottage it has all the practical things you need as well as lots of great books to read if the weather isn't great.
About the Host, Anthony
I am a retired accountant and my wife Olive is a retired Psychologist.We have 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. We are experienced independent travellers and like to get off the beaten track. Since our first extended trip of three months through Eastern Europe and Turkey in a camper van with 2 children in 1985 we have traveled in China,Mexico,Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Our last trips have been to India where for the last three years we spend two months each year assisting a local Indian NGO, Samuha. Profits from your stay in our cottage will go directly to Samuha-Samarthya (see the "Samuhaireland" page on WordPress).
I am interested in all music and have been involved with the annual Ballyshannon Traditional and Folk Music Festival for many years.
We are interested in nature conservation and have an organic vegetable garden and a wildflower garden at the cottage.