Glenties 7.5 miles.
The chances to truly get away from it all are few and far between, so this character cottage, set in the glorious Bluestack Mountains offers a rare opportunity to holiday in the beautiful County Donegal countryside without another house in sight.
Enjoy the splendid setting in this single-storey Glenties cottage, which has been renovated to a high standard.
The sitting room has original stone flags, stone walling and woodburning stove, plus this Glenties cottage has a well-equipped kitchen and dining area.
Spend time exploring the area with walking or mountain biking along the Bluestack Way, which runs just across the river at the bottom of the drive, or relax by fishing in the river itself.
To the north of this Glenties cottage is the town of Ardara, and the town of Glenties, which offers pubs, shops and restaurants, plus to the south is Donegal Town.
Whatever your day brings, enjoy an evening in front of the woodburning stove with the family or a loved one, before retiring to the tastefully decorated bedrooms to recharge your batteries before another day in your Glenties cottage.
About the location
GLENTIES, COUNTY DONEGAL
Donegal Town 17 miles; Letterkenny 27 miles.
The picturesque town of Glenties meaning ‘The Glens’ is located in the heart of the Donegal Highlands, at the meeting point of the two glens of the Owenea and Stranaglough rivers on the northwest edge of the Bluestack Mountains. The two rivers, particularly the Owenea are well known for their salmon fishing. Although a small town, Glenties offers seven pubs, four general and grocery shops and three takeaways in its busy main street. Glenties is a five times winner of Ireland’s tidiest town and has won the Entente Florale Europe Competition. The area offers visitors many opportunities to hill-walk in the Bluestack Mountains and enjoy the scenery of the Bluestack Way, as well as the chance to explore the many other glens, mountains, dozens of lakes, and the rugged Atlantic coast with its sweeping bays and wide clean beaches. Other attractions include several archaeological remains, such as an ancient ring fort on an island in nearby Lough Doon, tremendous views everywhere you look, and the Finntown narrow gauge scenic railway, which runs alongside the two mile long Lough Finn. There are frequent local festivals and events in Glenties, and nearby towns, such as an annual Harvest Fair, plus live music can be enjoyed in pubs most nights, and golfers will appreciate the challenging links course at nearby Portnoo. The Glenties area is perfect for hill-walkers, hikers, bikers and tourists who wish to explore this varied, wild and rugged part of North West Ireland.