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Ranny Roe

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "As a dog friendly house it was great."

    The snug was particularly lovey to sit jn. The ONLY drawback was the lack of anywhere to walk our dogs without getting in the car and driving somewhere. Otherwise a great place to stay and gorgeous views. The owners very helpful and left a lovely bottle of wine as a welcome.

    Reviewed by Maggie3.8Jun 2024

  • "We had a great holiday in Ranny Roe."

    The house was clean, warm, comfortable, extremely well equipped and in a very peaceful location with lovely views. The owners take great care of their second home and also make sure the garden is well kept. We explored most of the Donegal coastal area which is stunning. Everyone loved the glorious beaches (especially our dog) and three of our party braved a dip in the sea! A real gem of a place and you won't be disappointed if you decide to holiday here. We will definitely recommend to friends and family and would love to return sometime.

    Thanks Sheila for your positive feedback on Ranny Roe.Very impressed on the swimmers in your group as we have been into the ocean there !You are right about the wonderful local beaches.We hope you get back to visit again in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Jun 2024

  • "Had a beautiful stay with our two small kids and two big dogs."

    Lovely location, house was spotless and cosy. Everything we needed for a nice break away

    Thanks Saoirse.We are glad your family (furry Friends included) enjoyed your break away in Donegal. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Saoirse5.0May 2024

  • "The home is set in a stunning location so picturesque the wildlife is fantastic to watch we saw seals playing and so many different species of birds so lovely to hear their tunes it was a joy."

    The home is off the beaten track 11km to nearest town Kerrykeel local store and takaway small bar we found Milford much better 17km.Ripples seafood Restaurant Kerrykeel 11km has stunning views and great food.this is a holiday home you will never forget it's on an unnamed road so if you see 3 cars in a day it's rush hour...the bottle of wine waiting was an added bonus and went down well.we were very lucky with the weather in May thank you to the owners for sharing your home.

    Thanks Mary for your review of Ranny Roe.We are glad you and your family enjoyed your time here and the local attractions /nature at its best . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Ranny Roe very much, the surroundings and views were very nice and it was a relaxing break."

    We would love to go back again.

    Alastair, We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope you get back to visit again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Apr 2024

  • "The bungalow is gorgeous!"

    It felt like home and was warm and cosy. Apart from storm Isha that was noisy and scary [ felt like the roof and windows were blowing out and off ] We had a quiet relaxing stay. We had our two large dogs with us and the property was perfect for them. Plenty of room inside and out. Everything was as described and there was plenty of towels, bedding and hot water! We made use of the laundry facilities as expected in a cold wet January. We stayed a week and I didn't want to leave.

    Thank you Lisa for your kind words.We are very glad that your family (Dogs included of course )enjoyed the house and survived Storm Isha .Thanks for the photograph of your dogs relaxing .Best wishes to you for 2024 . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at Ranny Roe, the views are spectacular and the cottage is perfect - really well maintained and great for dogs."

    Very quiet road by the fish farm, hardly any passing traffic at all as it's a private road. Note that everything is a drive away so be prepared for that. Awesome beach 5 minute drive, national parks, mountains and forest walks within 40 mins. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you Lizi for your review and appreciation of Ranny Roe .Best wishes for the holiday season to you and your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lizi5.0Oct 2023


    Thanks Geoffrey for your recommendation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2023

  • "We made a last minute booking to stay at ranny roe and we couldn't have asked ..."

    We made a last minute booking to stay at ranny roe and we couldn't have asked for better, house was spotless and the dog was fantastic for the dog, Will definitely return thank you

    Thanks Robert for your feedback ,delighted you enjoyed the house . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at the Ranny Roe, would highly recommend it for that holiday you are looking peace and quiet."

    the view out the front is simply stunning and we have it booked for 2024 already #perfect thanks

    Thank you Glenn for your feedback .Delighted you had a good holiday and look forward to your return..Denis and Martina. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a very nice week staying at the property."

    Property is very roomy and comes fully equipped with just about all that you will need, plus some additional items that are free for you to use. It is a very peaceful location with stunning views. The only slightly negative point is that there is nowhere to walk to direct from the property except along the road which would not be advisable.

    Thanks David for your comments .Glad you enjoyed the house and surrounding area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house and absolutely beautiful location."

    We will be back.

    Thank you Barry for visiting . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "We LOVED our stay at Ranny Roe."

    It actually exceeded expectations in terms of location - the beauty and seclusion of the spot. It is a very comfortable, spacious property and the fully enclosed garden was absolutely brilliant for our dogs. We enjoyed time spent in the house, and also the lovely area of Donegal that it is located in. Wonderful for exploring and discovery. We're already talking about a return visit. -Andrea [[two things only that were slightly tricky, and need not be published - our small car found the driveway difficult to negotiate - the combination of loose stones and fairly steep gradient was troublesome, and (tiny point) the light over the sink in the family bathroom was not working (bulb?)]]

    Thank you for visiting Ranny Roe .We are glad you enjoyed your time and look forward to your return . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence4.7May 2023

  • "A beautiful house in an amazing setting, a friendly warm welcome, we really ..."

    A beautiful house in an amazing setting, a friendly warm welcome, we really enjoyed our stay,would happily return and recommend

    Thank you Maureen for your kind words .We are glad your family enjoyed the house . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous."

    One of the best equipped cottages we have ever stayed in. The views are stunning and the dogs loved it too. Highly recommended.

    Thank you David for visiting and we are glad your holiday went well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Ranny Roe is a wonderful cottage."

    The facility's are top class, with clear instructions for everything. We really enjoyed our stay. The view is breathtaking and changes by the minute. It is remote and private with very little traffic passing. We would highly recommend it for a peaceful and relaxing break.

    Thank you Paul for visiting,and your review of the house is much appreciated.Yes the view is spectacular.We hope you get to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Ranny Roe , the large secure garden was excellent for our dogs which is a great bonus ."

    Well equipped house , nice views of the Bay . The house feels remote enough to enjoy some Donegal relaxing time but convenient and easy to get to places of interest and beautiful beaches. Great communication from the owners, easy to find , Wi-Fi connections good , nice selection of books , some games to use and good information left around the property.

    Thank you Pauline for visiting ,and we hope you get to travel back here another time . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Feb 2023

  • "Oct 2022 - A wonderful property in a wonderful location."

    Booking, check-in and facilities available during our stay were top notch. I will definitely return to this property in the future.

    Many thanks Kieran for visiting Ranny Roe,and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely spacious house in an awesome location."

    Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Quiet and serene. Many attractions within easy driving distance. Good local shops. Loved it!!

    Thank you for visiting Ranny Roe and delighted you enjoyed all it has to offer .Best wishes . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2022

  • "We found Ranny Roe to be a fantastic place to stay."

    It's in an area where the surroundings are very scenic. The views from the kitchen, snug and master bedroom over the bay are stunning and so relaxing. There was a good sized garden for our dog to run around. It's within easy driving distances for the local services and tourists places such as Fanad Lighthouse, Dunfanaghy and Downings.

    Thank you for the positive feedback.Glad you got to visit local attractions .The Fanad lighthouse is a must see as is Glenveagh national park.We hope you get to come back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great home, lovely welcome with a bottle of wine, and turf for the fire."

    Stunning views in a quiet, rural location. Property was clean, well equipped and homely, very secure for children and dogs. Would definitely recommend. Location is great, central point to Kerrykeel, Portsalon and Downings. The only downside is that nowhere is walkable due to having small children with us, but everywhere is a quick journey in the car

    Many thanks for visiting and we are glad that your holiday went well . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.1Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely loved Ranny Roe."

    The views were stunning and the peace and tranquility perfect. A car is essential. There is lots of parking which was important for us as were towing a trailer. There is a local supermarket approximately 4 miles away in Portsalon and a Lidl supermarket 10 miles away in Milford. The area has some of the most stunning beaches and views to be seen anywhere in the world!! The Atlantic Drive is fabulous. There are various bars and restaurants in nearby Portsalon, Kerrykeel and Downings. Ranny Roe has everything needed for a fabulous holiday. We would love to return.

    Thanks for spending your holidays at Ranny Roe ,and we really hope you get back for another visit at some stage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well, what a stunning location for our long-awaited family get together!"

    The property accommodated folk from 3 households perfectly in the 3 bedrooms & ample bathroom facilities. We just loved the space, cleanliness & friendly welcome we received. A massive plus for us was the walled, gated garden where the dogs could run around safely. Around the area, the beach to the north 5 mins drive away was huge (and empty) and the little town of Milford had a supermarket & various shops which kept us supplied. We also enjoyed the take away food from Fanad Lodge - twice - although the menu in the house is no longer valid so it's best to call in to choose from the extensive menu at the bar then collect later at an agreed time. We were concerned that, having buildings serving the salmon farm on either side, there might be noise / smells, but we need not have worried. There was very little activity, no smells, and the buildings might not even have been there - far enough away and behind hills covered in sheep & cows. All in all, a great holiday in a gorgeous, spacious home with peace & quiet and views to remember for a lifetime!

    We are delighted that your delayed holiday went so well .Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope you get to visit again in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaenor5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent location for anyone seeking a quiet, relaxing holiday outside the main holiday season."

    House well-equipped, comfortable and warm. Ideal location to explore North Donegal. Owners easy to contact and helpful.

    Thank you David for visiting and your positive feedback is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "We are just back from a week at Ranny Roe."

    It is the most clean, comfortable property. It has everything you could ever need. Our two dogs loved every minute. Beautiful views. Highly recommended.

    We are delighted you enjoyed the tranquility of Ranny Roe and that your dogs loved there time . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jun 2022

  • "A really nice and comfortable house."

    The location and facilities first class. We had a really relaxing holiday at Rannie Roe.

    Thank you for visiting Ranny Roe ,and we are glad you enjoyed the house and surrounding areas . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0May 2022

  • "Very nice property in a beautiful location."

    Great base for exploring the Fanad peninsula and across North West Donegal. Very safe and suitable location for the family dogs. Would recommend highly

    Thank you for visiting Ranny Roe and we are glad you enjoyed the house and all that the Fanad area has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful welcome and stay at Ranny Roe."

    A very comfortable and pleasant place to stay. Beaches galore near by and the roads were almost empty. Just perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property with wonderful views."

    The cottage provided everything needed for a comfortable stay, the welcome gift and the starter pack for the fire were particularly welcome. The starburst hints placed throughout the property were very useful to help navigate the facilities. The house was always warm and the warmth very much appreciated after a day out in the elements that the winter in can Donegal bring.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Dec 2021

  • "House is great."

    Very secluded. Location is superb. Beautiful surroundings. Very peaceful. House was as per description. it was clean, comfortable, spacious, and warm. Beds were very comfortable. Firm but not too hard. Slept very well during our stay. More than enough to see on the Fanad peninsula over a few days. We did Fanad lighthouse, Portsalon Beach twice, on the final day we climbed Lough Salt Mountain. Reasonably easy climb and incredible views from the top. We tried to get to Great Pollet sea arch but the farmer has closed access and the other route is a bit dependent on low tide. The only minor issue I had was that the cooking facilities are tricky to use unless you're used to induction hob and range cooking. However I did bake a cake in the oven and it turned out really good. And cooked much faster than usual. Other than that, we loved everything about the house.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday home, our only gripe was that the master bedroom mattress is very hard and noisy, as my children wake in the night I kept waking my husband getting out of bed, so we both didn’t sleep well."

    The owners were very helpful and kept in touch all holiday. It’s a beautiful setting and Donegal is amazing.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Aug 2021

  • "Ranny Rae cottage was situated with an amazing view of the Lough ( easy access too for canoes or SUP)."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable with layout as described. Garden was large and secure for kids and dog. Directions provided and other contact with owners was very clear. We had a great stay. My only area for improvement would be some of the furnishing and kitchenware would benefit from a refresh.

    Reviewed by Steven4.1Aug 2021

  • "We had a great holiday and loved the location."

    Plenty of space in the house and it was lovely and spotlessly clean however decor is a little dated. Sofa was quite uncomfortable as was the master double bed. Kitchen only has a range oven which works fine but is a bit awkward. Overall I would recommend and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Jul 2021

  • "In our arrival the cottage was immaculately clean so that in these difficult times we immediately felt safe and relaxed."

    Beautiful location and the house was spacious and very comfortable and close to all amenities. We had a wonderful week there and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house setting is amazing for peace and quiet with beautiful scenery and wildlife literally on your doorstep."

    Very helpful owner who replied to mails and questions very quickly and went over and above to help.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a beautiful home in an amazing location."

    Off the main road so not traffic other than the vehicles for the fishing business on same road, magnificent views across the bay. Close to Portsalon & Downing’s which is brilliant. And pet friendly! I would most definitely recommend this house to friends. Only issue we had was that the bed in the main bedroom is extremely hard and uncomfortable. But if didn’t ruin the holiday.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Ranny Roe."

    The house is comfortable and we really loved the views, particularly from the sun room. Good spot for surfing and exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Viviana5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage was excellent,it was spacious,cozy and warm,the beds were super comfy."

    The views across Mulroy Bay,and the mountains were unreal. We did have a few wee hiccups with the range cooker and getting the heating right,but on contacting the owner Dennis,who by the way lives in Boston,he replied to us and we got everything sorted,nothing was a problem for him,he is just the perfect host,and he kept in touch with us to make sure everything was ok,couldnt thank him enough. Being pet friendly we had our wee Jack Russell with us,the garden which is quite big is all enclosed,and our dog had plenty of room to run about and was always safe,which was great for us too. Couldn’t recommend this house enough,we spent 4 days here and we had a fabulous time,and we will return.

    Reviewed by Faith5.0Feb 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Clockroom with WC and basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug
  • Oil fired heating with open fire
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, TV with Sky, Wifi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio and lawn area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 1.4 miles

The property

Capturing majestic views across the Mulroy Bay with rolling mountain scenery as your backdrop is this detached cottage, Ranny Roe.

Resting on the outskirts of the bustling town of Portsalon, this all-ground-floor accommodation promises to be a superb base for families and friends to come together to explore the delights of County Donegal.

Kick off your boots within the hallway before stepping into the spacious kitchen, where the striking AGA invites you in to cater your own delicious meals that can be enjoyed at the dining table which is placed to enjoy the pretty views across the bay as you tuck into your meal with your loved ones amidst.

Beyond here is the real home-from-home sitting room, where an open fire takes centre stage during those winter evenings as you curl up with a good book in hand or admire the views further.

The additional snug room offers more space for your loved ones to gather together or catch a moments rest away from the rest of the group to plan the days ahead before retiring to bed.

The charm of the property is continued within the three bedrooms, each designed to offer a flexible sleeping arrangement and tranquil retreats to return to each evening.

As the evening draws to a close, choose between a double bedroom with an en-suite shower, a double and a twin bedroom, together sleeping up to six people.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic base, venture into Kerrykeel where a superb selection of amenities awaits you to cater to every need.

To keep you busy whilst here, the cottage is ideal for those feeling active, with watersports, boat rips and other activities available upon Mulroy Bay or explore miles of walking routes found upon the surroundings mountains.

Nearby for the golf enthusiasts take a visit to the golf course at Portsalon and Rosapenna.

Places of interest would be Fanad Lighthouse which is a 10 minute drive away.

Further afield take a trip to Glenveagh Castle which is a 40 minute drive away and Giants Causeway on the Antrim Coast which is a 2 hour drive away.

Ranny Roe is an outstanding base for exploring this picturesque part of County Donegal.

About the location


Milford 9 miles; Carrigart 11 miles.

Resting on the western bank of Lough Swilly is the tiny seaside resort of Portsalon, home to one of Ireland’s top golf courses. Portsalon makes for a wonderful base for exploring the Fanad Peninsula, and boasts a picturesque harbour at Ballymastocker Bay, where you will find one of the most spectacular beaches in Ireland. Visitors can try many outdoor pursuits in this region, including golf, surfing, fishing, diving and kayaking, or if you prefer to explore in comfort and style, then the Knockalla Coastal Road encompasses excellent seascapes and lake scenery. The historic town of Rathmullan, south of Portsalon, provides a lovely afternoon out, where you can take a tour of the Kinnegar Brewery and hopefully sample some of the local produce! With something for everyone, Portsalon is a wonderful location for discovering County Donegal and the North West.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas