Ardara 2 miles.
A charming detached, thatched cottage located in the peaceful countryside and just two miles outside of Ardara, County Donegal.
This Ardara cottage is over 300 years old and hosts many original features throughout.
The owner has also lovingly renovated the cottage to accommodate today's modern needs.
This delightful thatched cottage in County Donegal is perfect for a rural escape or for families and friends wishing to experience traditional Irish life.
This all ground floor Ardara cottage has two cosy bedrooms and an open plan living area, consisting of a fitted kitchen, sitting area and a dining area with a woodburner; all combining to provide comfortable living accommodation with everything you need to make the most out of your Donegal holiday.
Outside this Ardara cottage is a quaint bench where you can enjoy your morning coffee and bask in the Donegal sunshine.
The town of Ardara itself has traditional music playing nightly throughout the summer months so that tourists can enjoy plenty of craic and a pint of the black stuff with the locals.
Ardara offers much to please your appetite, with its charming pubs, such as the award-winning Nancy's, and its local restaurants, all of which are very popular.
Ardara also hosts its annual walking festival which is a widely popular attraction and the town has also won an award for the best place to live in 2012!
This wonderful Ardara cottage is within easy reach of the highest cliff faces in Europe via the stunning Glengesh Pass and is also just an hour's drive away to the Glenveagh Castle and its beautiful gardens; a lovely drive from this cottage in Ardara and via the coast.
Ardara is an excellent location if you wish to tour the region of Donegal and all it has to offer, such as the Blue Flag beach at Narin and the stunning waterfall and ancient caves at Maghera.
Guests to this Ardara cottage can take a short drive to Donegal town where there is plenty of Irish hustle and bustle and numerous pubs where you can experience some traditional Irish music!
County Donegal also has islands off the coast that are still inhabited today.
The islands of Tory and Arranmore are fantastic places to visit, with ferry services available daily.
This is a wonderful County Donegal cottage where you will want to return to again and again.
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.