Mary Kate's Cottage

Narin, County Donegal (Ref. 14388)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
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The property

A delightful and traditional detached holiday cottage, dating back over 300 years, situated on a working livestock farm near the seaside village of Narin in County Donegal.

This Narin cottage has been tastefully refurbished to provide comfortable, rustic accommodation, which, complemented by a quiet and secluded location, means a guaranteed escape from the rigours of daily life.

This Narin cottage still retains original features such as low ceilings and bog oak and benefits from three double bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor.

The sitting room in your County Donegal cottage has a cosy and comforting feel with a warming multi-fuel stove, perfect for relaxing in front of after a long day's exploring!

Alternatively, on a summer's evening, sit out in the garden of your Narin cottage and enjoy a glass of wine or tasty barbecue!

The seaside village of Narin is less than a mile away and lies in the picturesque Gweebarra Bay.

The village is served by two pubs and a shop but the main attraction is the stunning beach, which features two kilometres of golden sands, safe for bathing and ideal for peaceful afternoon strolls.

Golfers will enjoy the challenging links course at nearby Portnoo or you can take a wander through Clooney Wood.

The town of Ardara is within easy reach of your Narin holiday home and is a lively hub of pubs and bars where you'll no doubt receive a warm and friendly welcome from the locals before enjoying traditional Irish music and soaking up the craic!

Visit the imposing sea cliffs at Slieve League or the pretty towns of Killybegs and Donegal, before returning to the idyllic haven that is your County Donegal cottage.


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 2 x double. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. External utility. Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.


Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub and beach 10 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season

Guest Reviews


    • “Beautiful Irish Home”
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    • “We stayed at this beautiful Irish house 1st week in July 2013. This house has been restored to retain the typical Irish house, it has a wonderful granite fire surround with a multi fuel burning fire, good sized bedrooms and every kitchen facility you would need on a self catering holiday. I would totatally recommend staying at this house to see for yourself the interior, and advantage of staying here. The owners live close to the house and are very helpful with directions and local amenitites and local surroundings.”

    BelfastDee, Belfast, September 2013

    • “Lovely holiday home”
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    • “Lovely hoilday cottage, bedrooms absolutely beautiful, location excellent only 10 minute walk to the blue flag beach. Owners very nice people also as we had our family dog with us the house was perfect not on a main road she was able to roam about the house we will definitely stay in mary kates cottage again and have recommended it to our extended family and friends.”

    Ckelly9034, Armagh, United Kingdom, August 2013

    • “Beautifully kept cottage in a wonderfully preface full location”
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    • “Wonderful holiday spent at Mary Kate's Cottage with my husband and two sons (3&4yo) PROs: immaculate, generally very well equipped with plenty of spare blankets, good sized bedrooms with plenty of storage, quiet and safe location for our boys to play outdoors, plenty of space in the laundry outhouse for storing bikes, two sizes of teapot BOTH of which poured perfectly(!), nearby quiet beach is a gem with a superb little beachside coffee hut (although you'd be doing well to walk it in the suggested ten minutes, especially the uphill walk back!) Things that would have made it EVEN better (please note these are such teeny tiny things and did not at all lessen our experience!): coat hooks by the back door, a few more store cupboard staples like olive oil etc, some laundry detergent (even with an honesty box to pay into), a bigger settee for cozying up on for movie nights on wet Donegal nights, a better vacuum cleaner, more head space at the base of stairs (an absolute impossible task!) to save my 6ft2 husband's poor bashed head! But again, these such are totally minute details and def didn't detract from our holiday!”

    AnnaMaz222, Banbridge, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “Splendid Isolation”
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    • “The house is at the end of a grassy lane surrounded by farmland which seems to be exclusively populated by inquisitive horses. Not having holidayed in this part of Donegal before we were really taken aback by the natural amenities on offer. The beaches are magnificent, Tramore strand and the coves around Rosbeg were great for the kids. There is a Pub that serves food nearby and few more and some shops in Portnoo/Naran. Ardara is only 10 mins away. Our impression was that the house has been recenly refurbished. In fact the appliances were new. There is a well equipped kitchen and reasonably large sitting come dining room. Each bedroom has double beds and storage. The accommodation is of a high standard. There is an out house with a washing machine and dryer. The owners live nearby and helped us out with directions over the phone and were at the house to run through things when we arrived. They kept in contact to make sure all was going well. All in all, if your looking for a well equiped a rural retreat in a period building, you can't go wrong here.”

    EastPier, Dublin, Ireland, July 2012

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    • “The Cottage was just perfect. The beaches and scenery to die for, beautiful places to visit, local shop had everything we needed and the people very friendly and helpful.”

    Mrs Dooley, Cheadle, October 2015

    • “Loved the setting of the cottage, it was very private and the owner was very friendly and welcoming. Loved the area around the cottage, it was convenient to Ardara for shopping.”

    Mrs Heggen, Larne, August 2014

    • “We loved how spotlessly clean this beautiful house was. The rooms were beautiful and very tastefully decorated just like I would love for my own house. The dishwasher was a great asset because who wants to do dishes on holiday? Loved the shower and particularly loved being able to bring our two dogs, they were able to go outside and as we were the last house in the lane there were no cars to worry about. Also felt very safe in the house. The owners live nearby and were so lovely and helpful, looking forward to going back.”

    Mrs Gaw, Newtownabbey, June 2014

    • “Beautiful place. Great area. People here are so kind and helpful. Cottage was perfect!”

    Ms Ross, Stevensville, May 2014

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About the location


Portnoo 1 miles; Ardara 6 miles; Glenties 7 miles; Dungloe 16 miles; Donegal 23 miles.

The small village of Narin lies in Gweebarra Bay, on the west coast of County Donegal. With rolling bog land, rocky shores and low hills, the Donegal landscape in Narin is beautiful for long walks and country pursuits. Narin Strand is a lovely long Blue Flag sandy beach with great swimming opportunities as well as boating and watersports. From the beach you can see Inishkeel Island out in the bay, which at low tide, can be reached by foot. The Narin-Portnoo Golf Club, with its sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay is considered one of the finest natural and scenic 18 hole links courses in Ireland. Close by, and well worth a visit are the villages of Ardara, with an interesting heritage, and Dungloe, home to the famous 'Mary from Dungloe' Festival, while Donegal Town is just a little further.