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Hidden Gem Cottage

(Ref. 960595)

Lettermacaward near Dungloe, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (5)
  • relaxing (4)
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12 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely home to stay in, very clean, warm and tidy ( we stayed mid April so still plenty of cold nights)."

    Eamonn and Fiona very obliging and friendly. The bed is very comfortable and huge (super king size). Great area for walking or cycling breaks. Thank you

    Reviewed by Breedeen5.0Apr 2024

  • "A very pleasant little cottage tucked away in the woods but very close to the coast and local facilities."

    The description was not wholly accurate in that the beds were not King Size, alhtough they were otherwise comfortable. There was a TV in every room. There was no freezer or freezing compartment in the fridge which was a felt ommission. Overall, though, we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.4Jun 2022

  • "Just needs a few more dishes in the place and a microwave otherwise first class ..."

    Just needs a few more dishes in the place and a microwave otherwise first class and a credit to the owners :-) would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Apr 2022

  • "It was clean and comfortable but it advertised king size beds there was only standard double beds a bit I’d a let down ."

    Both beds could use mattress toppers , I felt a bit like Goldilocks. Beautiful spot to stay really enjoyed our time there

    Reviewed by Joan4.1Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the Hidden Gem Cottage, the directions given by the owner were great."

    ,the house was lovely but we had no WiFi which was advertised as being part of the service and paid for. The people in the cottage next door had been given the modem that was meant to be in our cottage and it was shared between both cottages. Unfortunately as I it didn't reach us, it meant we had none. The owner said he would ask the people next door to give it back but we never got it and he should have ensured it was in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Gerard4.4Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful quiet location very relaxing holiday good location for walking the ..."

    Beautiful quiet location very relaxing holiday good location for walking the bluestack mountains and other mountains beaches nearby cycle routes there as well very suitable for a family holiday

    Reviewed by Mairead5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was the most relaxing holiday I have had."

    The cottage as it names suggests is an absolute gem. It is situated in a wonderful location and offers everything I needed for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2019

  • "Would loved to have stayed another week ❤️❤️ so comfy and relaxing ❤️❤️"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2019

  • "If you've never been to Donegal go."

    ... Best beaches in the world!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2018

  • "The most comfortable cottage, just off the N56, was ideally situated for exploration of Co."

    Donegal. Easy access to local beaches and on direct route for further destinations. The shame was that we were limited to only a week's stay. Provisions easily obtainable from nearby Dungloe. The owner, Eammon is most helpful and easily contacted. We shall be back! Maura and Peter. Co. Wesford.

    Reviewed by P5.0Jun 2018

  • "If you want a little piece of heaven on earth this hidden gem cottage is the perfect place to go,from arrival we were greeted with wine and biscuits it was fabulously equipped with everything you need."

    The kitchen and bedrooms were airy and spotless. The peace and tranquility was amazing. It's the best cottage we ever rented and we will definitely be back. Give it a go you will be astonished and will not want to leave. Pat and Joan Daly,Buttevant,Co Cork.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful (surprisingly roomy) little cottage."

    It is a lovely, relaxing, comfortable cottage and the owners have equipped it with everything you might need. I would highly reccomend Hidden Gem Cottage!

    Reviewed by Meadbh5.0Aug 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two king-size double bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, TV with Saorview
  • WiFi, Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden and patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

The property

Lettermacaward 3 miles.

A delightful, detached property based in a beautifully isolated position, three miles from Lettermacaward, roughly seven and a half miles from Dungloe in County Donegal.

Set across one floor with two comfortable bedrooms, this cottage is perfect for families or friends looking for a convenient, quality base to explore the rugged beauty of this enchanting area of Ireland.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with dining area, and a cosy sitting room and woodburning stove, where you can snuggle up with your loved ones with a hot drink and watch a movie on the TV.

Take a short drive to the quaint fishing village of Burtonport or hop on the ferry to Arranmore Island for a day's exploring.

The property is also a great base for walkers, who will love hiking through this stunning region.

With the lively town of Dungloe, many beautiful beaches and the lakes and mountains of the Glenveagh National Park just a short drive away, this cottage acts as the perfect base for experiencing all that this stunning area has to offer.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 960302, together they sleep 8.

About the location


Dungloe 5 miles; Ardara 14 miles; Mountcharles 23.5 miles; Donegal 27 miles.

The small village of Lettermacaward is on the beautiful west coast of County Donegal, and is home to shops, pubs and lovely sandy beaches. Dooey Beach is remote and secluded, and has great choppy surf, ideal for watersports. A short drive away, the colourful resort of Dungloe is a renowned fishing area, and offers 130 lakes and rivers for fantastic angling. Dungloe, with its island-studded bay, is a haven for wildlife, fantastic for nature lovers and birdwatchers alike. A little further afield, Glenveagh National Park is a great day out. A fantastic little village all year round.