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Upper Killult

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Killult near Gortahork, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • views (7)
  • beautiful (7)
  • beach (6)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing house for a short family vacation!"

    It felt like home, and the host made sure everything is in place for our comfort. Very close distance to shops, although for bigger ones Letterkenny is the closest town. The house is very warm, no need for extra blankets. The few remarks I would have that the double bed in the small room is too small for 2 people’s comfortable sleep and that the duvets were heavy and too warm. Also, the internet is quite weak, even near the source. For 2 people working at the same time it was a bit of a struggle. But we had very good mobile coverage which helped. And the last remark is that the host asked to put out the bin for collection on the scheduled time - this was a bit of surprise for us since we haven’t had a similar situation. We were also asked to put our towels to wash before leaving - again, nothing similar happened to us before. Maybe this is a normal practice somewhere, but it wasn’t mentioned in the ad. Other than above mentioned, we enjoined our stay!

    Reviewed by Nadejda5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning house We stayed over Christmas and from moment we arrived were amazed at the house,from the outside to house itself was spotless."

    The size off this house took us while to get used too (you could do your morning jog up the hallway) this house has everything you need to enjoy your stay all really good appliances. The views over looking bay you would never get bored off.The area where house is situated is prefect quite location but yet only two minutes drive to good local shop and beaches.. would definitely stay again (only small issue kitchen could do with clock partner nearly burnt christmas dinner only joking) phil and Andrea

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2023

  • "Property was as described and more, finished to a high standard with everything you would need."

    Private location with great views. Gortahork a short walk away with a eurospar which covered any groceries required and pub with friendly staff and locals that made you feel welcome. No shortage of beautiful beaches in the area for taking the dog for walks. Look forward to getting back here again.

    Hi Jim So glad you enjoyed yourself I fell in love with the views 30 years ago ! Look forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Dec 2023

  • "A very enjoyable weeks stay in this wonderful property and location."

    The views from the property of the bay are stunning and the location is very peaceful. The property is spacious, very clean and well equipped. We used the Eurospar mini-market in the village and Kerr’s family butchers in Falcarragh, for provisions, both excellent. The location is great for visiting Tory Island (a must), Bloody Head, and the beach at Finlays Bar, north of Falcarragh. A few minor points/comments were passed on separately to the owner. To conclude: brilliant property and location.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2023

  • "The images of the property show the property closer to the water than in reality."

    It's a little misleading. The property was very clean and is in an outstanding location. However, a number of factors meant our stay was not as we would have expected. First, how the property is maintained. The plumbing is very loud and, at random times, comes on across the property. This wakes up everyone in the house. Second, the heating is loud. The radiators make very loud banging noises unless turned off. The owner blames user error. However, their solutions did not work. Finally, the Internet. In this day and age, reliable Internet across a whole house is a must. However, the router and Internet in this property restrict the Internet to one room. When we first came, even this was very, very slow. The owner then changed the Internet plan to unlimited. But this still did not give the Internet to the rest of the property. Our teenagers who are reliant on the Internet in a private space were not thrilled with the lack of Internet. Not restful. All in all, let down by some major oversights by the owner.

    So sorry you felt the holiday was not restful and the house was not up to your expectations. We did however try to correct the issues that you had. Regards Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by James2.8Oct 2023

  • "We recently stayed at the property in Upper Killult."

    We cannot fault anything, the house was spotlessly clean, comfortable and pet friendly. The quiet location and views are incredible, with village a short drive or walk away. My husband left some items of clothing behind and Sinead kindly sent these on promptly - thank you! We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property which lives up to its photographs."

    Sinead was wonderful answering queries.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful house and amazing location."

    The sunset was spectacular ✨️

    Reviewed by Grainne5.0Jul 2023

  • "A fantastic house with the most beautiful views."

    This is probably the best Self Catering cottage we have ever stayed in! We were a party of six adults and there was plenty of space for everyone. With two seating areas and a lovely round dining table, spacious kitchen and seating outside, we were spoilt for choice. There are lots of gorgeous sandy beaches to explore and Glenveagh National Park is about a half an hour drive away and well worth a visit. Communication with both the owner and keyholder was very easy with prompt responses from both. I would thoroughly recommend staying here and we shall be back!

    Thank you Sam so glad enjoyed it look forward to your return visit Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful home in an idyllic location."

    The best holiday home we have ever stayed in. If it wasn't for the beautiful beaches waiting to be explored we could have easily just sat looking at the view all day long. The house, the location and Donegal exceeded our expectations and we will be booking again. It's impossible to put into words just how amazing this place is!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2023

  • "We had a truly wonderful stay at this amazing property."

    Everything was outstanding! Spotlessly clean and fabulous facilities making it feel like a home from home - tea bags, coffee, dishwasher tablets etc meant that we were able to arrive and settle quickly. The views are stunning - making it difficult to get anything done! Location is also great - close the town where there are some wonderful restaurants and cafes and cosy pubs. Communication was superb. I honestly have no criticism except that the pictures on the listing do not do it justice!! I contemplated never leaving but instead began to plan out next trip on the journey home. We loved it! Thanks so much for a lovely week. x

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback I am so glad you liked it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property and stunning location with the most amazing view over the bay and out to Tory - the pictures do not do it justice!"

    Really well kitted out with pretty much everything you could think of and perfectly furnished and decorated. We will definitely be back - my new favourite place to stay when back visiting family in Donegal!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fantastic property, in a good location and only a short drive to the beach."

    The house was clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The welcome was furthered with the small essentials; tea/coffee, dishwasher tabs, washing powder in good supply. The views from the house are beautiful and lovely to watch no matter the weather. Great communication from both owner and housekeeper when necessary. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Rear patio
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles

The property

Gortahork 1 mile.

Perched in Killult near the village of Gortahork, County Donegal is this superb three-bedroom holiday home, Upper Killult.

Boasting off-road parking, open-plan living and stunning views overlooking Gortahork Bay, Upper Killult welcomes six guests to bask in the ultimate getaway to Ireland.

After a long day of exploring your surroundings, sit back and relax in the spacious sitting room, warming up in front of the gas fire as you click on the Smart TV ready to saviour a movie marathon; in the kitchen/diner allow the designated chef of the group to whip up a tasty feast to be enjoyed at the dining table.

If you prefer to dine alfresco with stunning views as your backdrop, venture out to the private patio and soak in the coastal views as you tuck in, toasting to a wonderful break as the sun sets in the distance.

Retire to a homely sitting area where you can snuggle up with loved ones and catch up on family favourites or simply reflect on your favourite memories so far; the added convenience of a dishwasher means you can spend more quality time as a group and the washing machine and tumble dryer ensures that no matter how messy your adventures become, your holiday wardrobe will remain feeling fresh.

Wash away the day in a sleek shower room or opt for a master super-king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom to complete your evening routine ahead of another day of exploring; a further double and twin offers flexible sleeping arrangements for the whole group.

Kickstart your itinerary along the magnificent coastline where you can discover Magheraroarty, Curran’s Port Pier and Bloody Foreland Beach, all offering imposing vistas of the cascading landscape that stretch out to sea.

For a wealth of walking, hiking and cycling trails, journey to Glenveagh National Park, home to Glenveagh Castle, Mullangore Wood and Lough Beagh, an idyllic spot to delight in a picnic or simply immerse yourself in your natural surroundings.

Within accessible reach of Derry, boasting St Columb’s Cathedral, Museum of Free Derry and The Peace Bridge, you certainly won’t be short of things to see and do here.

For a memorable getaway with those you love, book a stay at Upper Killult.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

About the location


Glenveagh National Park 11.5 miles; Dungloe 18 miles; Letterkenny 27 miles.

The village of Gortahork is situated on the north western tip of the County Donegal coast, and is an increasingly popular location for surfing and walking. There are several beautiful beaches around the area, and the village is home to the Samhain International Poetry Festival each year. From Gortahork, Glenveagh National Park is easily accessible for a great day out, and with 16,000 acres, it is a walker's paradise. The renowned artist Derek Hill bequeathed his house and gallery near Glenveagh along with his art collection to the nation in 1980, attached is Glebe Gallery and tea rooms which hosts many exhibitions. For a day's relaxation head to nearby Bunbeag which has a swimming pool and a spa area or An Chuirt Hotel which lies at the foot of the Errigal Mountain and has its own health club and spa. Island-hopping is fun for all the family, and from Gortahork, you can charter a boat and visit Arranmore, Cruit Island and Owey Island. Cruit Island is joined to the mainland by a bridge, so is easily reached by car, but chartering a boat is much more exciting! Nearby, the town of Dungloe plays host to the annual ‘Mary From Dungloe’ festival, and is renowned for its fantastic fishing. This is a great location, and an ideal base for touring the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas