Crannog Cottage

Gweedore near Gortahork, County Donegal (Ref. 4197)

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Cottage features

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


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The Property

Gortahork 3.5 miles. Situated in the small community of Gweedore, 3.5 miles from the village of Gortahork, County Donegal, Crannog Cottage is a delightful 200-year old Donegal cottage, the family home of the owners, which has been lovingly restored, renovated and extended to provide a cosy, welcoming self-catering Donegal cottage for all to enjoy. This Donegal cottage's location, between the Derryveagh Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, affords stunning rural and countryside views, over towards the lake and out to the sea; a wonderful backdrop for a relaxing and enjoyable Donegal cottage holiday. Walkers will love that this Donegal cottage is on one of Ireland's Waymarked Ways, while golfers can delight in lovely courses in Gweedore, Cruit and Dunfanaghy. The stunning headland at Horn Head is just a short drive away and offers amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Magheroarty sandy beach is within walking distance of this Donegal cottage, and for a great day out all the family will love, visit Glenveagh National Park and the majestic castle there.


All ground floor. Five bedrooms: 1 x double and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 2 x single. Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen with lovely views, dining area (seats 8) with French doors to patio and sitting area (seats 6) with open fire. Additional sitting area for 5 with open fire in inglenook fireplace.


Oil central heating with open fire in open plan living area and additional sitting area. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, radio, CD player. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot available. Off road parking for 4 cars. Patio area with lovely views. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3.5 miles. Note: There is no TV at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


Glenveagh National Park 11.5 miles; Dungloe 18 miles; Letterkenny 27 miles.

The village of Gortahork is situated on the north western tip of the County Donegal coast, and is an increasingly popular location for surfing and walking. There are several beautiful beaches around the area, and the village is home to the Samhain International Poetry Festival each year. From Gortahork, Glenveagh National Park is easily accessible for a great day out, and with 16,000 acres, it is a walker's paradise. The renowned artist Derek Hill bequeathed his house and gallery near Glenveagh along with his art collection to the nation in 1980, attached is Glebe Gallery and tea rooms which hosts many exhibitions. For a day's relaxation head to nearby Bunbeag which has a swimming pool and a spa area or An Chuirt Hotel which lies at the foot of the Errigal Mountain and has its own health club and spa. Island-hopping is fun for all the family, and from Gortahork, you can charter a boat and visit Arranmore, Cruit Island and Owey Island. Cruit Island is joined to the mainland by a bridge, so is easily reached by car, but chartering a boat is much more exciting! Nearby, the town of Dungloe plays host to the annual ‘Mary From Dungloe’ festival, and is renowned for its fantastic fishing. This is a great location, and an ideal base for touring the area.