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.
Great place to stay! So close to Donegal town, yet surrounded by countryside. Place was warm and comfy, couldn't ask for more. In fact the heating was already on when we arrived, which on the cold, miserable night that travelled out was much appreciated!
I stayed here while in the area for a work trip. Bryan was very helpful and arranged for the house manager Edith to walk my dogs during the day while I was out which was brilliant. Edith was very friendly and great with the dogs. Its hard enough to find accommodation that will accept dogs let alone get a dog walker too. :) The area was safe enough to let the dogs off in the garden for a run which was brilliant. The house was cosy and as described. Bryan was also excellent for replying and helping me out with booking issues on the website.
Excellent quite retreat over New Years. House was nice an warm for us on arrival. Instructions very clear where to find keys etc.
the cottage is clean and tidy as ever. There was everything we needed for out stay. Would defiantly go back! Location is excellent close to Donegal town, Ardara and good beaches.
Our correspondence with Bryan was quite satisfactory and his directions to the cottage were spot on. He gave us plenty of information about the cottage and a local contact number if we had any problems at all. We found our stay peaceful, restful and comfortable. The photos online were accurate and the large apple pie on arrival was a lovely touch.
We were happy with everything about Castle Kenny! Brian was very thorough in his directions and instructions about the cottage. The cottage itself had everything we needed, and the location was a great jumping-off point for day trips around the region. Edith, the house manager, was very friendly and welcoming. She couldn't do enough for us, which even included our laundry (which she took to her house and returned the next day) when there was a problem with the washer on-site. Our stay was much too short and we hope to return.
Bryan was able to help us out at short notice with a trip to Donegal and the place was exactly what we were looking for. It is a beautiful traditional Irish cottage with all you need for a self-catering break. There are shops, bars, and beaches within 5 min drive but the cottage is in a beautifully quiet location. We didn't get to meet Bryan but there was support nearby if we needed anything. Recommend this cottage happily.
Our host was excellent - the directions to the cottage were brilliant and everything was exactly as it had said - only even better! We were welcomed by the lovely house manager and she helped us with anything we needed. Inside the cottage was lovely and clear guidelines for all equipment /procedures etc were left for us. The location was a great base for touring - quiet and pleasant , yet local shop near too. Helpful books about the area were all left for us and it was just such a wonderful homely experience.
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