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Granny Kate's

Ardara, County Donegal (Ref. 915305)

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Hughes

    “Great experience.”

    Would highly recommend to anyone who wants something different.

    Would highly recommend to anyone who wants something different.

    - Mrs Hughes, October 2021

The property

Ardara 3.3 miles.

This charming, detached, traditional thatched cottage is situated in a superbly elevated position boasting stunning views of the Glengesh Pass, just over three miles from the popular heritage town of Ardara in the south west of County Donegal.

Guests can expect to rewind the clock and step into times gone by with an experience in this delightful, restored thatched cottage.

This Ardara cottage has been lovingly decorated throughout and retains all the original features and characteristics of a traditional Irish cottage including a large, hearth fireplace, flag stone flooring, feature beams and a half door.

But fear not, all the basic mod cons that you need are there for your convenience!

Forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in either of the two cosy bedrooms with the sounds of the countryside to gently awake you in the morning and spend many an evening telling stories by a roaring fire.

Step outside your picture postcard cottage near Ardara to enjoy a quaint seating area where you can dine alfresco, read the morning paper or a good book with the stunning backdrop of the glen around you.

Located on the Wild Atlantic Way on the Glencolmcille road, the cottage is just a five minute walk from the famous Glengesh Pass.

Nearby, the vibrant town of Ardara is alive with friendly locals going about their day to day duties, tourists wandering the streets exploring the craft shops, and traditional Irish music is showcased frequently in many of the pubs, A short drive from the town will take you onto the road to Loughross Point, with beautiful seascapes and sandy beaches to explore.

The region is scattered with stunning coastal scenery including Europe’s highest sea cliffs at Slieve League, and the Blue Flag beach at Narin is the perfect place to spend a hazy afternoon.

This quirky, traditional Ardara cottage will set your heart alight and evoke many delightful memories of your holiday in Donegal for years to come.

Note: This cottage is 250 yards from Ref. 915306, together they sleep 14.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 4) with open fire
  • External utility.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine in utility
  • Oil and power charged by coin-operated meter, fuel for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage and bikes available (at own risk) on honesty box basis
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.3 miles
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Note: Low door height into double bedroom
  • Note: The kitchen at this cottage is very small, but is in full working order
  • Note: No TV at this property

About the location


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.