Staying at Peter's cottage was one of the most relaxing breaks away we've ever had. The scenery is breathtaking and very peaceful, we didn't hear a single noise. There was no phone/tv/internet which is why it was such a great weekend - relax, read a book and enjoy nature. We were worried it might be cold but Peter had the little stove going for us arriving and the place was toasty. There was wood and peat for us to keep a fire going which always kept the place feeling cosy. Really tidy little place with very comfy bed in a great location. Peter was a friendly host and showed us around on arrival, very easy to get on with. Maghera beach was one of the nicest we've seen. We'll be back! Thanks Peter!
A cottage in the middle of nowhere, exactly what it describes: a getaway. Great walks all around, weather permitting. A taxi ride away to a cute village with some authentic restaurants and bars. Peter was a great host; he went above and beyond on several occasions for us (including climbing through a small window when we locked ourselves out!). Highly recommended.
What a gorgeous cottage this is! Perfectly formed, it has amazing views out over the Donegal wilderness and is so cosy inside, as it is a 200-year-old farmers cottage - perfect for two writers who wanted to get away from everything (including TV and internet!). We stayed between Christmas and New Year and were a little worried it might be cold, but the cottage is actually quite cosy once you get the fire going. Peter provided us with plenty of fuel, blankets, a heated blanket and space heaters. The interior is done up with loads of books and historic knick-knacks. There is a large, comfy double bed and a small but cute kitchen with a convection oven, two hobs, kettle, toaster, fridge, etc. The bathroom was a little cold, but that was to be expected given it was the middle of winter. Peter himself is very kind and friendly - he made sure we could find the place (had a friend lead us there in his car, as the driveway is very difficult to find!) and gave us loads of information about the surrounding area, including to check out Nancy's Bar (great Guinness & oysters) as well as The Corner House for live music. Adara itself is a lovely little village - so friendly and peaceful. The cottage is a little less than a 10-minute drive, and it was about a 45-minute drive to the Slieve League cliffs. Stunning stay - paradise for hillwalkers and homebirds alike.
As others have said, Peter was a wonderful host, to the point of meeting us at Nancy's do we could follow him back to the cottage. The cottage is fantastic. It was the perfect end to our vacation, though a bit short. The Donegal area is a joy to explore, and it was very relaxing to come back to the Glendoan cottage after a day of sight seeing.
Ardara is a great little town, and Nancy's serves wonderful food, and the most enjoyable Guiness we had on out trip.
All in all I would not hesitate to recommend the cottage, the area, or the host. Hopefully we can make it back some day, and hopefully Peter will still be renting out this cottage.
As already mentioned from a few others before - Peter is a great host. He was very kind and helped us planning our daytrips.
The cottage is the best place to slow down and relax. The landscpae around it is stunningly beautiful, you can perfectly go for a walk for hours and you will only meet dozens of these cute sheeps, we loved it :-)
The cottage has everything you need if you can get yourself into reading and talking instead of watching TV or (website hidden), (website hidden) and so on. We will definitely come back and stay a few days longer the next time since the area around Donegal / Ardara has a lot to offer!
Feeling so happy and blessed I could stay in Peter's beautiful cottage - the perfect place to unwind, relax and forget all about work. Like others mentioned before - Peter is a perfect host and has done such an amazing job doing up this cottage, which was beyond my expectations of modern conveniences - including a great shower, perfectly equiped kitchen and cozy fireplace. I would recommend anyone who want's to leave every day life behind and take a break in this stunning scenery of Donegal to stay there. I will be back for sure!
Beautiful wild setting and historic cottage, but with hot showers and comfy, warm bedrooms -- the best of both worlds. Host adds extras like fires glowing the Franklin stove to greet you. Lovely! Ardara close by and charming. Drop by Eddie Doherty's to meet him and his sweet wife and to watch him weave.
How to describe the magic of this place in few words? The cottage is very charming and idyllic - it's beautiful to sit on the sofa in front of the stove, read a book and look out of the window watching the green hills and sheep. The landscape is heart grabbing. Peter took us for walks which were wonderful! He is a great host - we had very enjoyable talks with him, he was very helpful, knows a lot about the surrounding area and gives precious information. We will definitely come back!
I chose Peter's place when I was going through the listings because I wanted our family to have a mix of places...city and remote country experience. Peter's place falls under the country experience and did not disappoint. Very rustic, but comfortable. We built a fire both evenings. Peter was welcoming and ready to provide information about the area. Donegal is a beautiful area and we enjoyed our stay. The cottage is not that far from Ardara, and one would be able to walk to the pub or a restaurant and take a cab home in the evening. Peter will even call the cab driver for you. Fun experience in the Donegal hills.
In need of peace, quiet, and gorgeous landscapes? Look no further! Peter's cozy cottage will, indeed, fulfill your dreams of rural and romantic Ireland. Ideally located very near to Ardara, it offers an ideal starting place to explore the stunning natural scenery of Donegal -- as well as the gastronomic joys of Nancy's!
Peter himself is a charming and very helpful host, it was a pleasure to share some drinks and stories with him during our stay.