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Carnaween View

(Ref. 9860)

Doobin near Glenties, County Donegal Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely loved this place!"

    Remote, quiet and Beautiful! Paddy was an excellent host and we cannot wait to return to here.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had an amazing time at this cottage it was so warm clean and cosy the location was so quiet and rural would highly recommend this place we will definitely come back again and Paddy the owner is a gentleman and so helpful."

    Reviewed by Len5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a delightful renovated and extended traditional cottage."

    It is very remote, which is exactly what we were looking for. The property owner was kind and very helpful, with great recommendations for an evening meal in Glenties and a remote pub with trad sessions. We were very happy with all aspects of the accommodation and grateful for acceptance of my adult Irish Wolfhound as a guest. My only suggestion (not a criticism) to the owner would be to perhaps have a written document explaining the system for getting hot water in the 2 showerheads in the bathroom. Once the system was explained, we could understand the reasons we did not have hot water each day. For people looking for accommodation well off the beaten track, I recommend Carnaween View highly.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2023

  • "I just loved staying at the cottage, it had everything in it that u would need to have a comfortable stay."

    Remote but beautiful! Using the country road up to the lane that takes you to the cottage is very narrow, but as Paddy told us, never reverse if u meet another vehicle, locals understand and will reverse for u. If your into hiking /walking great for that, so many different walks that go on forever. A great base for other places to visit in the surrounding area. And Paddy the owner is a great host. I highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Rodger5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great holiday, cottage exactly what we hoped for, remote and very quiet."

    The dogs loved the open spaces. Paddy was a great character and host. We would recommend it to anyone looking for peace and quiet, great walks on the hills straight from the cottage. The wood burning stove kept the cottage warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Alistair3.8Oct 2022

  • "The property was in the most stunning location that I have ever seen."

    It was very clean and had all the comforts of home from home. Very cosy.Would highly recommended this place if you want a retreat away from it all.Very safe for my 2 dogs.And Paddy is a true gentleman, such a pleasure to have met him and his knowledge of the the house and the area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Idyllic place, on the BlueStack Mountains way."

    Very secluded and safe. We’ve been there for 6 days with 3 kids and 2 dogs. Everyone was happy. Paddy the owner is a very kind man and we had very good contact and we could ask about area and past leaving here. Everything was very interesting. We would definitely come back here.

    Reviewed by Piotr4.7Mar 2022

  • "I loved the way the stove heat the radiators and the water it was a couple of very cold days there but we were really cosy."

    .... the remoteness might not be for everybody but we loved it. Very impressed also with the solar panel on the roof well done

    Reviewed by Antoinette5.0Feb 2022

  • "Found the location absolutely beautiful, the scenery was unbelievable."

    It was so quite and peaceful, a place to go to relax. Would highly recommend it and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "If you are looking for a place away, peace and quiet and yet close enough to all attractions you don't need to look any further!"

    Paddy was really welcoming and friendly, cottage was lovely and clean in really quite and beautiful mountains,we really enjoyed our stay with 2 kids and 2 dogs....all garden is fenced and the gate can be closed so really safe for the dogs! We definitely will be back, enjoyed every minute! Well worth to recommend!!!

    Reviewed by Agnieszka5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful tranquility."

    Paddy Gallagher is a great host and went beyond the call of duty!

    Reviewed by Dermot3.8Jun 2021

  • "Paddy was a great host."

    I really enjoy my holiday here with the dog, weather was pretty good and lots of places to explore. Cottage was lovely, warm and cosy and everything you need. Unfortunately I had to cut my holiday short as I needed to see my dentist as had an abscess on my gum. Will definitely be back. Thanks Paddy!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Can't say enough about are time spent at the cottage loved it and would so recommend it to anyone."

    Paddy was an exceptional man went above and beyond for us. Help us out big time will definitely be back thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "The location of this beautiful cottage is heaven on earth."

    It's home away from home, we found it hard to leave. Paddy was a very kind gentleman, we had plenty of firewood, the cottage was spotless, lots of hot water, no neighbors for miles, just the sound of the babbling water from the mountains and the wind whistling in the trees.

    Reviewed by Bernice5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The cottage is quaint and full of character.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2019

  • "Peace and quiet (and lots of little lambs)"

    Reviewed by James4.1Apr 2019

  • "This cottage is a wonderful place, far away from everything else, to relax !"

    Yet, it is near enough for all activities like hiking and sightseeing in the area of western Donegal. It is well equipped, with everything you need. Everything was clean, functional and we had also the possibility to have a good internet access after contacting the owner. The Owner, Paddy, is a very friendly host, who really takes care of you and your needs, without beeing obtrusive in any way! We had a lot of very interesting talks with him, and he can be very proud of this place he has so wonderfully rebuild and renovated. We heartily recommend this cottage and will definitely return some day. Monika und Matthias

    Reviewed by Matthias5.0Aug 2018

  • "Absolute heaven, so restful."

    Views from Carnaween View are stunning and if you want to get away from the hassles of modern day life this is the place for you. Very inspirational.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage very comfortable, the surroundings beautiful, nice and quiet."

    Unique, we never had such a wonderful a cottage like this before.

    Reviewed by Wil5.0Jun 2017

  • "Great location!"

    Only neighbours were sheep. Great place to relax. Open fires were great. Has all the facilities you need. Close enough to visit attractions and local shop not too far away. Paddy was very friendly. Would definately visit again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely holiday in excellent location helpful host paddy would go again"

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Sep 2016

  • "The location was fabulous."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.6Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with woodburning stove, 1 x twin with additional single sofa bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Solid fuel central heating with woodburning stoves in double bedroom and sitting room plus solar panels for hot water
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games
  • Electricity, solid fuel and wood for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Rear lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 miles
  • Note: The road from the R262 to the property is not suitable for low vehicles, i.e
  • sports cars
  • Note: This property is in the middle of the owner's sheep grazing field, so pets must be kept under control at all times. Note:As the property is remote the Wifi can be intermittent and limited.

The property

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


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.

Note:As the property is remote the Wifi can be intermittent and limited.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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