About this listing
Traveling to Ireland and wish to have a real taste of Donegal? Then Castle Kenny cottage is where you should stay. A 150 year old cosy family cottage that sleeps 5, big garden and patio, fireplace and only 5 minute to the beach.
We would like to introduce you to our real Irish cottage, called "Castle Kenny". The cottage is located in the northwestern province of Donegal, one of the most rugged and beautiful areas of Ireland. This area, with its beautiful mountains, pristine nature and the beautiful coast is a must-see on your holiday to Ireland.
The rumor goes that the cottage is built on or near the remains of a castle. This castle would have been the property of the O'Boyle family and stood in an area called Castle Kenny had. That's where the name of the cottage comes from.
The cottage is a real Irish cottage with recognizable features such as thick walls, small windows, fireplace and only one floor. In addition, the cottage has 2 sheds where the necessary turf, coal, wood and tools are stored.
The cottage consists of a small, cozy living room, separate dining room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The so-called master bedroom is a spacious room features a double bed. The second bedroom has two single beds. Both rooms also have ample storage. The dining room is a sofa bed suitable for 1 or 2 persons. The cottage is perfect for 4 people, but could also be used for 5 people.
The outdoor area around the cottage is quite large. At the front part where 2 cars can be parked. The rear of the cottage has a large terrace with outdoor furniture. Furthermore, the cottage has a huge lawn and beautiful plants and trees. Ideal for children to enjoy playing.
TV with satellite
The only area off limit is the attic as we keep our own stuff there.
Interaction with Guests
As much interaction as needed. Guests have my email adress and cellphone number when needed. Our housemanager Edith will be able to stop by if that is something our guests would like.
The area is quite peaceful with only 2 holiday homes surrounding it. One of them is a real old cottage as well. The cottage is situated in the hills giving you a rural feeling. Quite close to the highway, so you can hear cars passing by.
The easiest way to get around is by car. Free parking at the cottage for 4 cars (you can park in the garden too if required). You can also take the bus, but please check timings (Bus Éireann) as they don't go so regularly. Best stops are Frosses and Ardaghey Crossroads
Other Things to Note
no extra details. Please contact met when you have a question
No rules. Just common sense. We will send you the directions and the manual of the cottage whenever your reservation is complete.
Es una casa muy recomendable y muy agradable. Nos regalaron una tarta de manzana. Aunque está fuera de Donegal, se llega en 10 minutos. Brean lo tenía todo preparado para que nos sintiéramos lo más cómodos posible, la recomendamos sin reservas.
The cottage is beautiful and obviously loved and cared for, the bed was great and shower, electricity, mod-cons etc worked perfectly. The location is quiet and perfect for exploring the local towns and stunning coastal scenery. We even had a fresh apple pie waiting for us on arrival! Already trying to work out when we can visit again and will be recommending to my friends and family.
Great location close to everything we wanted. Small but very comfortable. We will probably go back again.
Lovely cosy 3 night stay with open fire blazing in this traditional cottage down a quiet lane. The arrival of an apple pie went down very well too. Beautiful country side to explore and seafood restaurants near by. We had a wonderful time . Thank you.
This lovely cottage outside of Donegaltown was a lovely peaceful place to stay. It is well set up for self-catering, a close drive to a decent grocery store and a great location for exploring the coast to the west. It is a very comfortable and quiet place as it is out in the country. Bryan's in depth directions on finding the cottage and how to work everything were very helpful.
Such a cute little cottage in an amazing area. We loved our stay and would definitely come back!
We had a lovely stay in Bryan's gorgeous Irish Cottage. He provided easy to follow instructions to the cottage and we had no problems finding the keys. The cottage was just as we imagined an authentic Irish cottage would be and it was a perfect way to spend the evening in front of the fire. The heating was on when we arrived so it was warm and cosy. Great little kitchen with everything we needed.
About the Host, Bryan
Hi there. Nice to meet you!
I am Bryan from Rotterdam, half Irish and half Dutch. Our family is from one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, called Donegal. We really enjoy going to our cosy and old family cottage a couple of times a year. Whenever we are not there enjoying ourselves in Donegal we are more than happy to rent it out. If you are interested or if you have any questions whatsoever; just send me a message. I respond very quickly :)
A warm nice welcome will be waiting for you on arrival!
Bryan & family