Just off the N56, down a leafy lane, this traditional, single-storey, detached holiday cottage lies in an idyllic setting. Retaining its ‘olde worlde’ character, it lies in an ideal location for walkers, as the cottage is on the renowned Bluestack Way and for the keen fisherman, the property is about 450 yards from the Owenea river. It is conveniently located between the market town of Glenties, 2.5 miles and the heritage town of Ardara, 4.5 miles. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch the handweavers of Ardara producing the tweed for which Donegal is famous. This is also a popular area for its beautiful beaches. Visit the golden beaches and caves of Maghera and the fabulous white beaches of Narin And Portnoo. Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.
All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room with patio doors and wooden floor/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Economy 7 NSH, elec, bed linen and towels (website hidden). Elec cooker. M/wave. D/washer. F/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area. Woodland grounds. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: River 450 yards.
The Gortlusk Cottage was quaint and adorable. We arrived in the rain and cold and it took a bit of time to get the place warmed up (wood stove helped!) but we really enjoyed staying in a traditional Irish cottage. The town of Adara is quite enjoyable and we appreciated the close proximity to town without having to actually stay IN town. Overall we enjoyed our experience and would certainly come again, but maybe with a few more layers for warmth :) Barry was a great host and answered all questions prior to our arrival. We had an issue finding the key and he immediately rang to handle the situation. Hopefully we will be back.
Barry was very efficient with instructions and making sure we arrived ok. This is a delightful cottage. It was cold, but it was February so take warm clothes for the Donegal winter.
Secluded, cosy, tidy; a proper cottage with a very helpful owner, we really enjoyed our stay. Quiet enough to be off-the-grid, but close enough to little Glenties and Ardara for the craic and pint if needs be. Recommended.
We spent one night this cottage and would highly recommend it to anyone that
is looking for a relaxing getaway in the North West. The cottage is very spacious
and well renovated, while still feeling comfy and old world-y! Barry had left the scones
as promised and a stack of firewood (bring matches!). Its a great house to relax
in front of a warm fire in. The main bedroom is
large and cosy and the kitchen is excellently equipped as we found out when making
our breakfast. Nearby Ardara is 8eur in a local taxi, so its very handy to head in for pints and food.
All was as promised, and lovely sunshine meant that we could sit outside as the lane is very private.
The sign can be missed so keep your eyes peeled! Will definitely be going back, its a gem. Thanks Barry!
Nice and cosy home away from home and a good place to visit Donegal. We had excellent communications with Barry and he's very helpful in any circumstance. If you would like to get some quiet days and "off the grid" this is the place to go and we had a great stay.
Un cottage à la fois rustique et très bien équipé dans un environnement rural authentique. Ardara et Glenties ne sont pas très loin : deux petites villes agréables où l'on trouve tout le nécessaire. Une mention particulière pour les tisseurs de tweed d'Ardara. Très bonne localisation pour découvrir le Donegal et, pourquoi pas, poursuivre sur l'Irlande du Nord.
Barry et le couple de gardiens sont particulièrement réactifs et efficaces.
We had a fantastic time at Gortlusk Cottage. It's a great place in a beautiful location. It's remote but easily accessible so perfect for a peaceful getaway. The cottage is close to Ardara and we had a great time there on our second night! Barry was a perfect host, the cottage was stocked with all the essentials (including fresh scones!). We were un disturbed for our whole stay, yet anytime we needed anything Barry was easily contactable and very helpful! It was our first time to use Airbnb and it was a complete success. Thanks a million for a great stay! I would highly recommend the Cottage.
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