About this listing
‘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.
IMPORTANT: The cottage is ideally suited to a couple/ plus two children max. Due to its size, it is NOT suitable for FOUR adults.
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.
Good reliable taxi service to local village.
No smoking and no pets.
Peter made us feel very welcome. He had lots of good local knowledge from walks to pubs..all much appreciated. The cottage is perfect..everything we needed for a weeks break. We loved the setting and even despite the weather the area is stunning. We will be back and would highly recommend.
A simple but beautiful house in the countryside, the perfect place to hide from the world and relax for a few days. It's also a good place to make day trips in the region. Peter is a great host.
Peter hat uns herzlich willkommen geheissen und alles erklärt sowie hilfreiche Tipps gegeben. Wir konnten uns mit Fragen an ihn wenden. Seine schriftlichen Haus- und Umgebungsbeschreibungen sind herrlich humorvoll. Es war ein sehr gemütlicher Aufenthalt. Danke!
Peter's cottage more than lived up to expectations. Not only is the place both practical and charming, it comes with the entire Glendoan Valley for walks and vistas. Peter was helpful and friendly but also gave us our space. We bumped into him at the local bar one afternoon and had a lovely talk. A Great Airbnb experience!
We had many wonderful air bnb experiences in our 3 weeks in Ireland but perhaps this was my favourite. This old cottage is full of history & family memories and has been lovingly fixed up for guests. I loved staying here! The location is magically remote but at the same time conveniently located near the charming village of Ardara. David was more than a perfect host, also a great hiking guide and super interesting to talk to. I really wish to return & stay longer.
Our love for Donegal, its surroundings and people, was reinforced by our recent stay in Ardara. We stayed in Peter’s old-style cottage, and even though the weather didn’t cooperate with our hiking plans, we had the most romantic stay in the cottage with the warmth of peat fire and hot tea. If you like places where you are on your own, remote and far away from people, this is it; on the other hand, if you want the best company, it is just next house, Peter our kind host. Everybody needs friends like him – a gracious host, helpful and most knowledgeable. Even in mixed weather he took us for a wonderful hike, which we would have never found on our own. Cottage is very simple, no luxury but clean and with all necessities you need but the area is one with abundance of beauty. We definitely plan to return, especially with Peter around.
Vacances mémorables ! Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Peter. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans ce cottage confortable, idéalement situé pour ceux qui recherche le calme et l'isolement. La région est très belle et les gens sont sympathiques.
La ville la plus proche, Ardara, offre beaucoup de charme avec ses nombreux pubs et ses tisserands. Une voiture est toutefois bienvenue pour s'y rendre.
About the Host, Peter
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.