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Colbha Cottage

Magherawarden near Portsalon, County Donegal (Ref. 989548)


  • Sleeps 6 people

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    “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... more

    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.

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.


  • 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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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