About this listing
This is a gorgeous stone cottage, recently refurbished to a high standard. It sleeps two in a comfortable king sized bed and the possibility of an extra bed in the living room. The cottage overlooks a lake in a remote corner of North West Donegal.
This is a traditional cottage which has just been totally refurbished. It is remotely situated in a rural area in the hills of north west Donegal and is the perfect place to come and get away from it all. It is very isolated! A good place for star gazing or for viewing the aurora borealis. The local town is 4 miles away and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. It is a great place to come and stay for those who love walking, fishing and wild swimming. For the walking enthusiasts there is a wide choice of winding roads, rolling hills and spectacular coastal walkways, plus there are endless places to go if you love angling, including the lake overlooked by the cottage about 100 metres away. Sea angling trips can also be arranged and there are boat trips to the islands in summer months - weather permitting.
The cottage has one double bedroom and an extra guest can be accommodated on a futon in the living area. It has a comfortable bathroom with a shower, a well equipped kitchen/diner and a comfortable living area. The furniture is all new and modern. There is no TV and mobile connections are variable. Internet is available with a dongle which plugs into your laptop.
There is also a byre where you can store bicycles, golf clubs and sports equipment.
This is an 'eco-renovation' with a solar panel, a well and rain water harvesting. It is a lovely warm cottage with a wood or turf burning stove. Fuel is supplied.
Beautiful beaches are a short drive away where you can walk, swim, scuba dive, wind surf etc. Boat trips to the islands are available in the summer months. We are close to Donegal airport (15 minutes, flights to Dublin and Glasgow), Derry, Dublin and Belfast airport are further away. You would need a car to stay here.
The area is renowned for its traditional music. Leo's tavern (Enya, Clannad, Moya Brennan) is a short drive and Hudie Beg's bar is also close.
If you send me a shopping list I can provide most of it with enough notice. We live very close by and are available for help and support, but we would leave you alone apart from one courtesy visit.
If you have any questions please send me a message and I will happily get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks.
The whole house
Interaction with Guests
We usually call in once to see if everything is OK, otherwise you are left alone, but we are available!
Its very quiet and peaceful, yet not too far from a town where you can get most food stuffs, and other areas where there is beautiful live music.
The main road is on the Wild Atlantic way with all the facilities that (website hidden) - our region is called Northern Headlands
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No public transport, you need a car or at least a bicycle. There are buses from the local town to various parts of Donegal and beyond.
Other Things to Note
We are part of the Wild Atlantic Way Northern Headlands (website hidden).
Obviously you will respect our property and the furniture, fixings and fittings. Our guests always leave the place beautifully clean and tidy which is much appreciated. We recycle all the waste and would ask you to cooperate with this (specially labelled bins are provided which we will empty) Obey the composting rules too - they are not too onerous!
The gate needs to be kept shut as there are wandering sheep who aim to eat all the wild flowers we have carefully planted.
Please no smoking in the house. One dog is welcome but must be kept on a lead when outside the gate because of the sheep.