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Gortnasillagh near Glenties, County Donegal (Ref. 914798)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sleeps

    8

  • Bedrooms

    3

  • Bathrooms

    3

  • Pets

    Yes

The Property

Glenties 4 miles. This well-presented, detached cottage is situated in a superb, elevated position overlooking the Gweebarra Bay in Gortnasillagh near Glenties in County Donegal. Boasting glorious views from most rooms, this Donegal cottage has been tastefully furnished to make the most of this coastal location, offering contemporary accommodation for families and friends alike, wishing to explore this wonderful area of Ireland. This cottage near Glenties features three delightful bedrooms, including two ground floor double rooms, one with the added luxury of an en-suite shower room, and a first floor family room. There is also a ground floor bathroom, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak, and a first floor shower room. The spacious, bright and airy kitchen in this Donegal cottage, with a dining area, provides a wonderful space to enjoy cooking, entertaining and socialising. Toast your toes by the fire in the sitting room, while you unwind with a film or host a family game night. The first floor sitting room is a wonderful, relaxing space to lose yourself in a good book or venture out onto the balcony and sit and watch the sun set below the bay. Make the most of those warm summer evenings by opening the sliding doors, leading from the dining area, onto a decked area and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining. To the rear of this cottage near Glenties, there is a spacious lawned garden which houses a slide and a climbing frame, a fantastic space for the children to tear around in! Kick back and relax with a refreshing drink and soak up the tranquillity and beauty of this coastal region. The village of Glenties, located near the Bluestack Mountains, takes its name due to the meeting of two Glens and two rivers, offering superb walking trails and fishing opportunities. Cradled by mountains on three sides and sea on the other, Glenties really does provide some of Donegal’s most striking scenery. The village also boasts a lovely selection of friendly pubs where you can enjoy a pint of the black stuff. Further afield, you can spend a day at Narin beach, a Blue Flag stretch of golden sand where you can enjoy swimming in the surf or walk along the shore, while you indulge in some ice cream! Golfers will love the excellent facilities at Portnoo Golf Club, which lies on the shores of the Atlantic. There is so much to see and do in County Donegal and this wonderful Glenties cottage makes the perfect base for discovering it all!

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 2 x ground floor double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x family room with 2 doubles. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 6). Utility. Sitting room (seats 6) with electric fire. First floor sitting room (seats 4) with sliding doors to balcony with seating.

Amenities

Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Ample off road parking. Front decked area with furniture, rear lawned garden with children’s play area. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and beach 4 miles.

About the location

GLENTIES, COUNTY DONEGAL

Donegal Town 17 miles; Letterkenny 27 miles.

The picturesque town of Glenties meaning ‘The Glens’ is located in the heart of the Donegal Highlands, at the meeting point of the two glens of the Owenea and Stranaglough rivers on the northwest edge of the Bluestack Mountains. The two rivers, particularly the Owenea are well known for their salmon fishing. Although a small town, Glenties offers seven pubs, four general and grocery shops and three takeaways in its busy main street. Glenties is a five times winner of Ireland’s tidiest town and has won the Entente Florale Europe Competition. The area offers visitors many opportunities to hill-walk in the Bluestack Mountains and enjoy the scenery of the Bluestack Way, as well as the chance to explore the many other glens, mountains, dozens of lakes, and the rugged Atlantic coast with its sweeping bays and wide clean beaches. Other attractions include several archaeological remains, such as an ancient ring fort on an island in nearby Lough Doon, tremendous views everywhere you look, and the Finntown narrow gauge scenic railway, which runs alongside the two mile long Lough Finn. There are frequent local festivals and events in Glenties, and nearby towns, such as an annual Harvest Fair, plus live music can be enjoyed in pubs most nights, and golfers will appreciate the challenging links course at nearby Portnoo. The Glenties area is perfect for hill-walkers, hikers, bikers and tourists who wish to explore this varied, wild and rugged part of North West Ireland.