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

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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Cleaning Fee: $58
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The space

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

56 Reviews

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

Federico User Profile
March 2017
The cottage is very nice and cozy. Very clean as well. A great experience to be far from the noise and relax in the nature. Barry was very kind with us, providing every possible help :)

Michelle User Profile
January 2017
Gortlusk cottage was wonderful; all we could have hoped for and more. A beautiful and rustic cottage retaining all the traditional charm yet with an excellently equipped kitchen and modern bathroom. It was a welcome escape having no wifi or television and instead immersing ourselves in the ambience of the radio, candlelight and the stove fire. Very peaceful due to the secluded location down a laneway yet just a short drive to the lovely village of Ardara- Nancy's bar is highly recommended. Thanks Barry, Gortlusk cottage was the perfect place to ring in the new year!

Ciarán User Profile
December 2016
A nice country cottage in Glenties, perfect for our stay.

Stephen User Profile
October 2016
Fantastic cottage in a lovely peaceful area. Will be back again!

Michael User Profile
September 2016
This is our 2nd time staying here, we love the place.

Eoin User Profile
August 2016
The photos here don't do this place justice. A beautiful old cottage in a little secluded wood close to Ardara. We had a brilliant stay. Barry was great to communicate with and made checking in and out very easy. Leaving a fresh loaf of wheaten bread in the kitchen was also a lovely touch. The cottage is a short drive away from some of the greatest beaches in Donegal, and less than an hour's drive away from spectacular locations like Glencolmcille and Slieve League. Perfect for a short break when you need to get away from it all.

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Dublin, Ireland · Joined 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.

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