Cosy sitting room with energy efficient wood burning stove. perfect after a long day site seeing.  The original back door and dresser
Idylic Cottage Gortlusk, Donegal
Hosted by Barry
Barry is the host.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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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 inc. CD. 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.

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $61
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

67 Reviews

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Lindsey User Profile
June 2017
We had a great time at Barry's place! Very cozy and great kitchen. It's in a very beautiful location, very peaceful. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend!

David User Profile
April 2017
A really beautiful traditional cottage in a secluded spot, excellent for some downtime in front of the fire.

Beth User Profile
August 2016
The cottage had charm. The kitchen was ideal for cooking and enjoying family meals.

Kat User Profile
July 2016
Our stay at Barry's cottage was wonderful overall. After visiting several other very busy towns in the height of summer, the remote and quiet peaceful nature of the cottage was just what we needed. It's not a luxurious place, but simple, cute and cozy. And just a short drive to town. Having bread, milk, and butter on our arrival was a nice touch. You can watch the sheep in the nearby field, and we enjoyed seeing a rabbit who likes to eat the grass right outside the kitchen. It was cool inside, even in Late July, and having the use of the fireplace, heaters, and electric blankets made things nice and warm. We very much enjoyed our stay.

Jamie User Profile
November 2015
The host canceled this reservation 40 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Tim User Profile
September 2015
An amazing cottage in a stunning area of Donegal alot more easy to get to than many think, we drove up from Killarney at normal pace in less than 6 hours with a stop or two. Warm, cosy and magical, great log stove and great dining space, we had our 2.5 yr old and she loved it, very safe. Maghera beach nearby is amongst the most stunning beaches we have ever seen, Nancy's bar in Ardara 5 mins away in a car is just brill. Barry has a really top place here.

Sydney User Profile
March 2015
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.

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Dublin, IrelandJoined in February 2013
Barry User Profile

I am from Dublin. The house has been in my family since the early 1970's. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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