Rating View on map Features Sleeps 5 people 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Pets allowed Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside Reviews “The cottage felt and looked old and tired , and there was stickers everywhere telling us what to do or not to do.” I think the owner's may have decided to stop renting as there is a for sale sign outside. The electricity is on meter for normal and a second onefor storage heaters at ... moreI think the owner's may have decided to stop renting as there is a for sale sign outside. The electricity is on meter for normal and a second onefor storage heaters at 6 euros per heater per day I think it was, we never used them so did not test it. Cleanliness was poor overall with things like the window frames dirty / damp the cottage on arrival had many Windows open and smelt damp. The cooker looked old and a sign said clean after use which is a bit insulting as who would leave it dirty. Mr Harris, July 2018 “Apart from its location, unfortunately this cottage has little to recommend it.” It is very unwelcoming, like an 80s bedsit with loud notices pinned up on the walls telling you what to do and not to do. The interior has zero charm, the kitchen is ex... moreIt is very unwelcoming, like an 80s bedsit with loud notices pinned up on the walls telling you what to do and not to do. The interior has zero charm, the kitchen is extremely poorly equipped with limited equipment and crockery and no dishwasher, and the rooms are cheaply furnished and claustrophobic. The bathroom had not been properly cleaned prior to our arrival. The list of facilities is inaccurate and misleading: it does not have a second sitting room and electricity is not charged via meter reading - there are 2 separate coin-operated electricity meters requiring EUR2 coins. The cottage is also damp in parts and there are heaters everywhere (make sure you have enough EUR2 coins to keep them going), suggesting that it must get very cold outside the summer months. The only positives are the location, with its great views towards Maghera, and the lawn either side of the house, which is great for a dog to run around on. However, it is right beside the road and you can't sit out in the garden without having to listen to the traffic roaring past (which would also probably affect sleeping in the second bedroom near the road, although we didn't use it). Overall, we enjoyed our holiday because of all the amazing beaches nearby, but we never looked forward to returning to this gloomy, unfriendly cottage in the evenings. Mr Law, July 2018 Show less The property Ardara 3 miles. Situated along the coast road leading towards the stunning Loughros Point is this charming, detached cottage near the popular town of Ardara. This coastal cottage in Donegal has been traditionally decorated to offer comfortable accommodation for couples and small families wishing to spend time together in the wonderful west of Ireland. This Ardara cottage boasts two well-presented bedrooms, a cosy fitted kitchen and an inviting sitting room benefiting from an open fire for nestling beside on chilly evenings. After a long day discovering the walks and cycle routes of Donegal, you can kick back and relax with a glass of wine in the lounge, taking in the stunning views of Loughros Bay. Step outside into the immaculate garden which boasts lovely sea and mountain views, where you can relax in the sunshine with a good book and enjoy some alfresco dining. The town of Ardara is always bustling with friendly locals and curious tourists and is home to a delightful selection of pubs, eateries and shops, including a local tweed shop where you might even find a traditional souvenir to take home with you! With plenty to see and do here in Donegal, you will be spoilt for choice; why not spend a day discovering the mystical caves and waterfalls at Maghera, or venture to the stunning Blue Flag beach at Narin? When the tide is out you can stroll across the sands to Inishkeel Island, where its ancient monastic site awaits your discovery. This is a wonderful place in which to spend your Irish holiday, where you will be greeted with the warmest of welcomes and discover why Donegal is one of Ireland’s most beautiful counties. Book this Ardara cottage soon to be sure you don’t miss out! Summary All ground floor Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Kitchen with dining area Sitting room (seats 4) with open fire Second sitting room. Electric central heating with open fire Electric oven and hob, fridge (no ice box), microwave, washing machine, TV with Saorview, selection of books Electricity charged via meter reading Starter pack for fire inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Ample off road parking Front and rear lawned garden with furniture One well-behaved dog welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 2.5 miles Beach 10 mins walk. Calculate your drive time Submit About the location ARDARA, COUNTY DONEGAL Donegal Town 17 miles; Derry Airport 54 miles. Ardara, voted 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.