Denis's Cottage

Ardara, County Donegal (Ref. 935042)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Barr
    August 2016
    “The cottage was perfect. Lots of ...”
    The cottage was perfect. Lots of care and attention to detail had been paid by the owners. Fresh milk, bread and fruit provided on arrival. Much appreciated. Really well equipped. Very comfortable beds with beautiful bed linen. It was lovely and warm and easy to heat. A place to relax and unwind in the isolation of rural Donegal. Ardara is only a few miles away. Good shopping and lots of lovely pubs.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

Ardara 5 miles.

A cosy little country cottage, located in the east of County Donegal between Killybegs and Ardara.

Within an hour’s drive from Letterkenny, Donegal, Ballyshannon and Bundoran, this property will make an excellent starting point for friends and family to come and explore.

The cottage is all on the ground floor and has three cosy bedrooms for you to retreat to at the end of the day.

In the compact and well-equipped kitchen you’ll be able to rustle up some delicious meals and a few packed lunches ahead of a day exploring the north west of Ireland.

The sitting room is traditionally finished with a woodburning stove where you can curl up with a book or in front of the telly and it also has a dining area where you can enjoy good food and discuss the highlights of the day.

With the sun out, why not take the plates outside and eat alfresco while enjoying the cool summer’s breeze with a well-earned drink?

A few miles up the road you will find Ardara and all its amenities.

Browse the local shops, go for a bite to eat and enjoy a pint of the black stuff in its home country or cast your line into the River Owentocker and spend the day fishing.

Explore the Glenveagh National Park, go shopping in Letterkenny, or take the car in the opposite direction and you have Killybegs, the largest fishing port in Ireland as well as the likes of Donegal and the popular seaside town of Bundoran.

A terrific little cottage for all to enjoy and start their Irish adventure.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove. External utility.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine in utility, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, radio, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front gravelled area with furniture and gas BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles.

About the location

ARDARA, COUNTY DONEGAL

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