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Colbha Cottage

(Ref. 989548)

Magherawarden near Portsalon, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful clean house in a safe location within walking distance to stunning beach."

    Having toilet beside downstairs bedroom was great for my elderly mum. Big living room. Views of beach from sun room so relaxing. Beds very comfy. Didn't need to put on heating as the weather was warm enough. Kitchen cupboards/cooker/oven all very clean.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jul 2023

  • "In a fabulous location."

    Facilities good. Needs updating a little internally. Sunroom was great but needs blinds as it was just too hot at times to sit in when the sun was on it.

    Reviewed by Howard2.5Jun 2023

  • "Wir haben die zwei Wochen in Donegal und dem Cottage genossen."

    Das Haus hat eine sehr schöne Lage und das Wetter hat auch mitgespielt. So konnten wir den Blick auf den Atlantik und die Umgebung genießen ,am Strand sitzen und Ausflüge durch das Country Donegal machen. Vielen Dank Paul !

    Reviewed by Joerg5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was really lovely."

    Unfortunately the kitchen was not upto scratch, with dirty shelves in the cupboards, utensils put away with good still attached and rice in the back of the microwave. Also there were greasy finger marks on most of the downstairs windows and the tv screen. We did mention it to the owner when he rang to make sure we would haul the bins to the road and he seemed to think it was 'alright' when he was there.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic location !"

    . Clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Owner was easy to contact, friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Lester4.7Sep 2022

  • "Colbha cottage was an ideal base for our family staycation."

    Conveniently located within walking distance to the beach. Lovely house with fantastic views of both beach and mountain. House was clean and comfortable and provided all amenities for a family of five. Lots of outdoor space for the kids to play. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Ciara5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a most enjoyable week in Colbha."

    It is a very comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting and suited us ideally. We like to walk and Colbha is a great base for strolls through the mostly quiet rural roads and, being near to the beach, we could have the occasional swim or just admire what must be one of the nicest beaches in Ireland, Ballymastocker Strand. Other attractions eg Downings or Donegal Boardwalk are only a short drive away. Meals in the nearby Portsalon Golf Club were much enjoyed. We intend to have a return visit.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage met all our expectations."

    Great location, Great weather

    Reviewed by Glyn4.7Sep 2020

  • "The directions to the house were accurate easy to find."

    The house was warm and welcoming just as described. It had everything in it that you would need was a real home from home. We had a brilliant time and would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely, comfortable well equipped holiday cottage, great conservatory which has fabulous views overlooking Ballymastocker Bay and Portsalon."

    Well placed to tour around Fanad Head, Mulroy Bay, Lough Swilly and further afield, great beaches all around the area as well. Directions from Paul to the cottage were spot on. All in all we had a great holiday, even with the great Irish weather.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2019

  • "The views were great from the house."

    There's a nice opened fire in the sitting room. The house is well equipped with everything you need on holidays. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to have a comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin with pull-out single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with dining area (seats 6)
  • Conservatory (seats 2).
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • Dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and patio heater
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Blue Flag beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: Two steps up to access property
  • Please note, this property has a minimum night stay of x7 nights

The property

Portsalon 1 miles.

This extremely comfortable detached cottage, set in an elevated position near Portsalon, County Donegal, offers stunning views across the beautiful Blue Flag beach of Ballymastocker Bay.

With well-equipped, bright and homely accommodation, Colbha provides friends and families with a fantastic base for touring this charming area, and is within walking distance of the coast, less than half a mile away.

Three comfy bedrooms, including a double on the ground floor, offer a cosy place to retire to after an active day, and are complemented by a compact first floor bathroom, along with a shower room at ground floor level.

The sitting room with dining area offers an open fire, which you can settle beside after a breezy day on the beach and guests will also find a cosy conservatory where they can enjoy a little quiet time, relax with a book, or simply sit back and drink in the stunning views towards the sea.

Outside, the patio provides the perfect place to while away sunny afternoons enjoying a barbecue, with far-reaching sights stretching all the way to the Knockalla Mountains beyond the bay.

Wander down to the world-renowned beach, once awarded as the second-most beautiful in the world, and settle on the golden sands; safe for bathing, why not stop to dip your toes in the clear waters or take a well-deserved swim after a long walk?

For golfers, a day or two at Portsalon's links course is not to be missed, where you can enjoy sweeping sights across the sea.

Set just one mile from pretty Portsalon, spend the evening in this sleepy little port and enjoy fine seafood fresh from the sea in the resort's bar/restaurant.

The whole of Donegal's craggy coastline is just waiting to be explored, with the county home to some of the finest hidden beaches in all of Ireland.

Take the scenic road north to Fanad Head, just a 20-minute drive away, where the iconic lighthouse sits a stark contrast against the rocky shore.

A tour of the Wild Atlantic Way is a must whatever the weather, and there are many breathtaking views across the dramatic scenery to discover within easy reach of your cottage.

Set in a stunning area, sure to live long in the memory, you will long to return to this lovely coastal cottage.

About the location


Milford 9 miles; Carrigart 11 miles.

Resting on the western bank of Lough Swilly is the tiny seaside resort of Portsalon, home to one of Ireland’s top golf courses. Portsalon makes for a wonderful base for exploring the Fanad Peninsula, and boasts a picturesque harbour at Ballymastocker Bay, where you will find one of the most spectacular beaches in Ireland. Visitors can try many outdoor pursuits in this region, including golf, surfing, fishing, diving and kayaking, or if you prefer to explore in comfort and style, then the Knockalla Coastal Road encompasses excellent seascapes and lake scenery. The historic town of Rathmullan, south of Portsalon, provides a lovely afternoon out, where you can take a tour of the Kinnegar Brewery and hopefully sample some of the local produce! With something for everyone, Portsalon is a wonderful location for discovering County Donegal and the North West.