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Wilderness dream cottage in Donegal
Wilderness dream cottage in Donegal
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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‘The little cottage comes with a wild and empty landscape and the peacefulness ensures the best nights sleep ever. The welcome and the chat in nearby Ardara comes for free, whilst the fantastic seafood at Nancy’s and the music and beer at the Corner House are priceless’. - Peter Lynch, author & travel writer

Whether it's romance or the need for some peace and quiet, this lovingly restored, traditional Irish cottage in the wilds of Donegal is the ideal hideaway. Set in an idyllic, remote valley, against a wild and dramatic landscape, it offers both unique location and stunning views combined with traditional charm, comfort, and warmth. Perfect for those who love nature and the outdoors.

The recently renovated cottage has two bedrooms, a living room, reception area, a galley kitchen with all modern cooking facilities and bathroom with shower and under floor heating. Step back in time with no TV or internet - the perfect place to unwind, read a book and cosy up by the fireside.

The nearby heritage village of Ardara (recently voted 'best village to live in Ireland' by the Irish Times) is just three miles from the cottage and boasts some of the best pubs in Ireland including the legendary Nancy’s Bar (serving sea food) and the Corner House Bar, which has live traditional music almost every night of the week.

Ardara, which lies next to the sea, is host to numerous events throughout the year including an international 'walking festival' in March. A bus service operates between Letterkenny, Donegal town and Ardara. A local taxi service is also available.

Interaction with guests

I am normally present, staying in wooden cabin next door. I can guarantee you will have total privacy during your stay but my door is always open if you need advice or local information.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Extra people $25 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $117 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking and no pets.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

147 Reviews

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Brian User Profile
September 2017
I booked two nights at wilderness cottage for myself and my girlfriend who was visiting Ireland. Peter was a great host and even came to our rescue when we got a little lost! (we arrived quite late). If you are looking for a place to get away from the fast pace of city life then this little cottage is a gem. A beautiful location with an old world charm that will allow you to reconnect not only with the wildness of donegal but also with each other. We toured quite a bit and Peter had a map with the best places to visit, really helped us get the most out of our short trip. Really was a unique and special trip.

Victoria User Profile
September 2017
Peter's cottage is great for a proper 'escape to the country'. We had a lovely weekend from the wood burning stove to the discovery of the bialetti coffee maker on the shelf. Happy days.

Fergal User Profile
August 2017
The cottage is located in a beautiful spot and is the ideal place for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living. The cottage is a beautiful old building with wood fire that is perfect for nights in, equally Ardara is nearby if you want to head out. Would highly recommend as a base to discover Donegal

Maura User Profile
August 2017
What a wonderful and remote spot! We really enjoyed the opportunity to stay in this lovely traditional cottage. Thanks, Peter, for making it possible.

Maureen User Profile
July 2017
Peter's Cottage is a lovely respite from a busy world. We enjoyed the quiet, the peat fire, and the beautiful property. Peter is a very nice man and a helpful host.

Callie User Profile
July 2017
The home is a lovely historic cottage restored with care. It sits on a beautiful piece of property with stunning views in every direction. It is a great place to get away with nature and renew in peace.

Lynn User Profile
July 2017
Very tranquil in beautiful pastoral setting. Perfect get away for those looking for something a little secluded but within easy reach to a great little town with pubs and good sea food and less than an hours drive to some great hiking and beaches.

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Well travelled. Writer, film-maker and local hill-walking guide. Loves: Long-standing affair with Africa. Interesting people who do interesting things. Good wine and food.

Languages: Deutsch, English
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