The Bridge Bar

Ardara, County Donegal (Ref. 10247)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Diane S
    August 2013
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    “Bright, clean and fresh - Home from home”
    This house is in the middle of the town. Pubs and shops are all within walking distance and everything you need is on your doorstep. You only have to go a little further for the picturesque country walks, so this house was ideal for us roaming during the day and enjoying the nightlife and "craic" in the evenings. ...


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A quality holiday property situated in the heart of the heritage town of Ardara, County Donegal, a moment's stroll from the Owentocker River.

Tastefully decorated and offering comfortable and flexible accommodation for families or friends, this Ardara cottage is a home-from-home in one of Donegal's most popular and vibrant holiday destinations.

The property was a public bar up until the 1960s and though the song, the craic and the black stuff no longer flow at this Ardara cottage, holidaymakers don't have far to travel to enjoy some famed Irish hospitality with a fantastic selection of friendly pubs and restaurants on your doorstep, in particular the renowned Nancy's Bar directly opposite.

Those seeking a more relaxed break are also catered for as this Ardara cottage boasts a private walled garden to the rear, an enviable oasis of green in the heart of the town.

You will never be short of entertainment options at this Ardara cottage, with the town offering a well-established festival programme throughout the year, while the area boasts a number of beautiful beaches and stunning seascapes, with Europe's largest sea cliffs at Slieve League just a short drive away.

Whether utilised as a touring base or simply to experience the town itself, this Ardara cottage offers a wonderful Irish getaway to suit all tastes.


Four bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting area with multi-fuel stove.


  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Oil inc. in rent Apr - Sept, €40 supplement Oct - March inclusive
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture, BBQ on request
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk, Nancy's Bar opposite
  • Note: Kayaking available by arrangement with the owner.

About the location


Donegal Town 17 miles; Derry Airport 54 miles.

Ardara, nominated by The Irish Times as one of the 'best villages to live in' in 2012, is one of the most attractive towns in Donegal, set in a wide valley where the Owentocher River enters Loughros More Bay. Visitors can enjoy the many craft and gift shops, together with the traditional Irish pubs. There are many brown trout lakes in the area for budding fisherman, or why not discover the nearby caves and falls of Maghera? Enjoy walking the magnificent Glengesh Pass, with spectacular views over the Atlantic from Loughros Point. Every March, the village hosts a successful walking festival with walkers coming from all over the world, while May boasts the annual “Cup of Tae” traditional music festival. Donegal town, 17 miles away, is situated at the mouth of Donegal Bay, on the River Eske, and is overshadowed by the Bluestack Mountains, which provide a great base for hill walking. With Donegal Castle, and the remains of a Franciscan Abbey which dates back to the 15th century, there is plenty of Irish history to absorb. There is a horse riding centre just one mile away, great golfing opportunities nearby, with a magnificent links course open for players of all abilities just seven miles away, and five miles away is Killybegs Sea Angling, where a competition is held on the first Saturday in May and September each year, along with the Killybegs International Sea Angling Festival, which is a two day event on the second weekend in July. Also 20 miles away is the wonderful Slieve League mountain, which has a height of 601 metres (1972 feet) and is situated on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal. With its sandy beaches offering good surfing conditions, restaurants, shops and pubs, this is the perfect base for an Irish break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas