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Big Garden | Close to Sea | WIFI
Big Garden | Close to Sea | WIFI
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Facilities:

double oven
microwave
washing machine
bedding
towels
fireplace
TV with satellite
WIFI
barbecue
furniture
several games

Guest access

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.

Other things to note

no extra details. Please contact met when you have a question


Amenities
Kitchen
Free parking on premises

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No rules. Just common sense. We will send you the directions and the manual of the cottage whenever your reservation is complete.


Cancellations

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Norma User Profile
March 2016
Fire set and Apple pie to greet us. Great location to explore South West of Donegal. Great to have turf and wood at our disposal. Shower was clean and facilities explained clearly in documents provided.
Bryan User Profile
Response from Bryan:
thanks for the stay Norm, and also thank you for the feedback. Always appreciate that
March 2016

Thomas User Profile
October 2015
Bryan's cottage is amazing. Everything was very clean and the small house has everything you need. A perfect place to relax. When I return to Donegal I will definitely stay in Brian's cottage again.
Bryan User Profile
Response from Bryan:
thanks a lot Thomas. Welcome back anytime!
October 2015

Erin User Profile
October 2015
We had a lovely time here. Its location was perfect. Quite for walks in the countryside and near to Donegal town to have restaurants and shopping. We loved making fires in the fireplace and meals in the kitchen. The yard was nice to look out on during our meals. It was a comfortable and relaxing place to stay.
Bryan User Profile
Response from Bryan:
thanks a lot Erin. Glad you liked it!
October 2015

Katie User Profile
October 2015
In my three visits to Ireland, Bryan's cottage was by far the most charming place we have stayed. We felt so comfortable, clean, cosy and enjoyed a fresh apple pie waiting our arrival. My husband delighted in building a fire with the peat logs. I played house while cooking dinner in the kitchen and hanging the laundry while our baby sat in the grass. The cottage is private and quiet yet so close to some of the most stunning landscapes on this planet.
Bryan User Profile
Response from Bryan:
thank you for the lovely reply Katie. I'll also take your feedback into account!
October 2015

Matthew User Profile
August 2015
Had a wonderful time staying in this well stocked, well maintained, traditional irish cottage. Spent the days out exploring the local area and the evenings relaxing in front of the turf fire and enjoying the delicious apple pie that was dropped off. We found the cottage as described - down a lane, cozy rooms, comfortable for 3 adults and 2 children. We were pleasantly surprised by all the conveniences in the small kitchen, the bright room that had be added onto the back of the original cottage, good wifi, ample supply of fire material and towels.
Bryan User Profile
Response from Bryan:
thanks for the very kind review Matt. Welcome back anytime
August 2015

David User Profile
July 2015
"Castle Kenny" is a charming cottage that leaves a lasting impression. A peat fire, a walk down a country lane, a small glimpse into traditional rural Irish living. At the same time, modern amenities: Comfortable beds, radiator heating in addition to the fireplace, a modern kitchen and bathroom. There was plenty of space for my three person family to stay comfortably for a few days, but I kept wondering about life here a century and a half ago - raising a family without gas or electricity in this small space (long before the dining room was added) - and it really makes you think. If you have stayed in an Irish castle hotel, this is a perfect counterpoint. The location is very pleasant, about a ten minute drive to the sophisticated town of Donegal (try the excellent Chandpur Indian restaurant), and less than an hour to the awesome (in the literal meaning of the word) Slieve League cliffs. Bryan is an excellent host, who gave clear instructions about everything. There was even a fresh pie in the kitchen when we arrived. Although he wasn't in Ireland when we stayed there, he sent a caretaker from the nearby village of Frosses to help us when we had some minor difficulties. Because this is a very small, very old cottage, it can be a bit quirky - like when the bathroom cold water facet inexplicably ran hot for an hour before returning to normal just as the caretaker arrived - but that mostly adds to the charm (my wife claims that a leprechaun did it). Staying here was very relaxing, and I wish that we could have stayed a few more days.
Bryan User Profile
Response from Bryan:
thank you very much David. I'm glad you enjoyed and you're certainly welcome to come back anytime
July 2015

Stephanie User Profile
September 2014
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 User Profile
Response from Bryan:
thanks for the kind words Stephanie. Hope you enjoyed. Welcome back anytime. Bryan
September 2014

Rotterdam, NetherlandsJoined in July 2012
Bryan User Profile
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 enjoyi…
Languages: English, Nederlands

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