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Carnaween View

Doobin near Glenties, County Donegal (Ref. 9860)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SarahSep 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 AgnieszkaJul 2021

  • "Wonderful tranquility."

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

    Reviewed by DermotJun 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 KarenSep 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 RobertAug 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 BerniceAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The cottage is quaint and full of character.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2019

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

    Reviewed by JamesApr 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 MatthiasAug 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 PatriciaSep 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 W.r.Jun 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 HelenOct 2016

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

    Reviewed by MelvynSep 2016

  • "The location was fabulous."

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2016

  • "We loved the location as it was surprisingly close to Donegal town and Portnoo Beach."

    The house was perfect, a great size and beautifully restored with all mod cons. The surroundings were beautiful and the only noise were the sheep. We hope to return to this lovely house and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2014

  • "This property is fantastic."

    It is remote yet still conveniently located to many attractions. The house is comfortable and clean and the scenery (including the sheep) is beautiful. The owner is a great gentleman and took care of everything for us. Awesome!

    Reviewed by CharlesMar 2014

  • "The location of the cottage is remarkable, one would find it difficult to find such a beautiful wilderness setting again."

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2013

  • "This is a simple cottage in a very remote area."

    It was very cosy and there was plenty of fuel available for the stove. We had dogs with us and the cottage was perfect! The views were wonderful and the only neighbours were the sheep.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2012

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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.


  • 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.

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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