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Ard an Phíobaire

(Ref. 1054791)

An Luinnigh near Derrybeg, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (6)
  • beach (6)
  • property (6)
  • well (6)
  • great (6)
  • lovely (6)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "A large warm comfortable property with everything that you need to enjoy your stay."

    Great communication with the owner and a lovely welcome pack that was greatly appreciated on arrival. Port Arthur beach is only a 2 minute drive away and was great for walking the dog, along with the several other beaches in the local area. The only thing to note for people travelling with dogs or small children is that there’s no gate separating the property from the road only the driveway. Highly recommended and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay again if we were in the area. Thank you.

    Thank you for staying with us. it was a pleasure having you. Thank you for the very positive comments much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Mar 2024

  • "A really nice property on an elevated site with great views."

    Close proximity to local beaches. Warm spacious and comfortable. Nicely decorated and well equipped. Appreciated the welcome pack upon our arrival. The hosts were very helpful with any queries we had. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ard an Phiobare. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Conor5.0Sep 2023

  • "Ard an Phiobaire ticked every single box that we required for a family of 4 adults and 3 children!"

    From the moment we walked through the door, it was warm, spotless and cosy. There was a lovely little welcome pack waiting for us too to help us settle in. The overall verdict from all of us is that we will definitley be back!Marie & family

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was excellent."

    Very clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Great location to restaurants and pubs, nice beaches and local supermarkets. Would definitely recommend it. Very pleasant owners to deal with.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had two comfortable weeks at Ard an Phiobaire ,the property was spotless and well furnished and equipped."

    The location was great for touring Donegal with lots of great beaches within a few minutes walk or drive which was appreciated by the dogs .Also lovely views from the property . There are shops nearby with a good selection of groceries.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. You and your pets were excellent guests. It was a pleasure to have had you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well we arrived in Nephin View on 26th a beautiful sunny afternoon & the house is in a lovely spot so quiet & Peaceful."

    however I have to say we were a bit disappointed with the house. It looks like it has been recently painted but unfortunately the Hob left a lot to be desired. Needed a good clean. We couldn't even find the switch to turn it on & there wasn't any Instruction Book around on any of the appliances apart from the Dishwasher.. Kettle was even a bit greasy on the outside.The Fridge appeared to be Defrosting leaving water gathering on the bottom shelf .. The doors of the Fridge weren't even attached to the outside door. We couldn't open/close some of the windows as the handles were broke. One of the Wardrobes had a Screw sticking out on the inside which would tear your clothes if you didn't know it was there. There was no hooks on the back of the doors so nowhere to hang a dressing gown or a jacket. One of the wet rooms didn't even have a towel rail & there was no bulbs in the lights over the mirror in the Ensuite..However both Wet rooms had Grab Bars which was a great addition.. This was a three bedroom house which could mean up to six people staying. The Dining Table only had four Chairs with some small Rattan Chairs if you needed extra. We then decided to go outside to sit in the sun & have a coffee & when the other person on the holiday sat in the garden chair (Ratten) the seat collapsed leaving her practically sitting on the ground. Luckily she didn't break anything apart from hurting her shoulder a bit. It would have been worse if it was me as I'm currently waiting on a Hip & Knee Replacement. Not the start you want to your holiday. I then rang the Contact Number listed & spoke to what seemed like a very confused man only to find out He was in Australia on holidays so God only knows how much that call cost me. He wasnt really very helpful nor did he even ask how the Lady was after the fall. He gave no other Contact Number leaving us at a loss as to who we should ring if the was a serious problem & I certainly wasn't going to ring Australia again. I tried another number that was pined up on a door in the hall & that wasn't much help either. The Lady has nothing to do with the house but she would try & help if she could. . A New Contact Number should have been left when the Owner & his Wife knew they were going to Australia. There was no Information Pack in the house about the surrounding area. No Information regarding the Local supermarkets/Restaurants around. No Telephone number for the Emergency Services The Police or even the Local Hospital or G.P. There was no Information regarding Rubbish & no Rubbish Bins outside the house so we didn't know where to leave our Rubbish when leaving. There wasn't even any Information on the Central Heating or if it was set to come on at certain times & no Information where to leave the used Towels. So with no Information supplied you just used your own judgement This. Property could be a little gem if it was managed properly & all of the above problems were sorted but for our visit the property certainly wasn't ready to be rented out & not having a local Contact Number is a very big problem. We are very disappointed & annoyed especially having paid £625 (€720). We have booked through Sykes before & this is the first time we really had any issues with a property. I just wonder if anyone vetted it before it became listed ? This sort of thing certainly won't do Sykes Reputation any good. Have taken photos of above complaints if requested.

    Reviewed by Madeline3.4Sep 2022

  • "Property was very good with everything you would expect and a little bit more."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful holiday in a comfortable house located near beaches, pubs, shopping etc."

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was well kept, clean and had lovely new bathrooms."

    The property is dog friendly and we had our two dogs with us and they had a great time playing in the garden and at the local beach each day. Lovely stay

    Reviewed by Muriel4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Everything we needed was there. Very well equipped. Lovely house. Very comfortable & spacious. Thank you to the owners for making us feel welcome

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners Marie Therese and Donal contacted us a few times to check everything was okay which was very kind of them."

    The hose was exactly as advertised and we had a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with cot, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility
  • 2 x sitting rooms with open fires
  • Oil heating with 2 x open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for fires inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • General Store and Fast Food Take Away 2 minute walk

The property

Derrybeg 1.4 miles.

The beautiful freshly painted castle-roofed dwelling of Ard an Phíobaire can be found perfectly positioned in the parish of Gweedore on the west coast of County Donegal, presenting guests with a wonderful base for a family holiday to Ireland with their lovable canine companions.

Step into the warmth of this homely abode and be greeted by a charming country kitchen, appointed with all the necessary appliances needed to cook up some scrumptious meals throughout your stay.

Continue through the house and discover a snug sitting room featuring an eye-catching open fire and an inviting leather sofa, together creating a lovely space to rest and recuperate as you recover from a fun-filled day by the sea, as well as an additional sitting room with an open fire that offers the perfect setting for an entertaining evening playing board games with friends as you chat over a tasty bottle of wine.

To the front of the house lies a restful twin bedroom boasting incredible views of the village and distant views of the sea.

The property is also home to a further twin hosting a cot for those travelling with babies and toddlers, as well as a gorgeous master bedroom featuring a double bed and an en-suite shower room.

Completing this house is a contemporary bathroom with both a striking roll top bath and a separate spacious walk-in shower, so guests can choose how to best prepare for the day ahead.

Enjoy a swim at the local sandy beach, Port Arthur, which a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute walk away.

Kayaking and other water sports are available depending on the time of year.

Get acquainted with this delightful area as you embark on a scenic stroll down to the village of Derrybeg or enjoy a day exploring Machaire Chlochair Beach, spotting the mesmerising ruins of Cara Na Mara Wreck aka Bád Eddie.

You can continue on to the quaint fishing village of Bunbeg from where you can take a boat trip to the local Gola Island or Tory Island.

Be sure to include a visit to The New Whiskey Distillery and Leo’s Tavern, Crolly, a 20 min drive away, home of the famous Clannad group and Eyna.

Visit the picturesque fishing village of Burtonport where you can take part in some exciting watersports out on the sea, or take the ferry across to Arranmore Island and hike Cnoc an Iolair - the Hill of the Eagle, before taking the iconic steps down to Arranmore Lighthouse.

Venture further inland to the magnificent Glenveagh National Park, where you can visit the Castle and the Visitor’s Centre and admire awe-inspiring views of the incredible Irish countryside as you set about on an exhilarating cycle or hike through the hills.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy climbing Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal, and avid historians will relish in trips to Dunbeg Tower and the abandoned church of Dunlewey in the infamous Poison Glen, whilst those travelling with young families should visit Ionad Cois Locha, Dunlewey, with its family fun area, restaurant and souvenir shop.

Be sure also to spend the day at Tropical World, at Alcorn’s Flower shop, Loughnagin, Letterkenny which is about an hour’s away. With so much adventure right on your doorstep, Ard an Phíobaire is a fantastic choice for your next group getaway to Ireland.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €500.

About the location


Bunbeg 3 miles; Letterkenny 32 miles.

The quaint seaside village of Derrybeg sits on County Donegal’s picturesque west coast. Residing in one of Ireland’s Gaeltacht regions, Derrybeg is renowned for its extensive coastlines and beautiful sandy beaches, and the area is well served by pubs and restaurants, with many hosting traditional music evenings. The majestic Glenveagh National Park is close by and provides the visitor with a variety of outdoor experiences, plus the towns of Letterkenny and Donegal are within easy reach. Derrybeg is the ideal location for your Irish self-catering holiday in this beautiful part of northwest Ireland.

Property only accepts minimum stay to 3 nights or above

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas