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Quay Road Cottage

(Ref. 915898)

Dungloe, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We were delighted with the property."

    It is very spacious and the cleanliness is of a very high standard. Suzie and Michael welcomed us and showed us how eveything worked They left us to our own devices, but were on hand should we have needed them. The cottage is very close to all amenities. We can highly recommend the Waterfront hotel only five minutes drive away. Great views and staff with prices only slightly more than the local pubs.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2024

  • "Loved our stay at this property - very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The weather was mostly dry but fairly chilly but we still managed to have some lovely days out exploring. The house has absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay and Susie and her husband are the best hosts ever - so friendly and helpful for us 2 old biddies! I loved the fact that there is no restriction on towels - you can just help yourself and no extra charge for the heating on those chilly evenings. Would not hesitate to recommend this property

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2024

  • "Had an excellent holiday, would recommend Quay Cottage."

    Susie and Michael were perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2024



    Reviewed by Suzy5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a very relaxing holiday in this very pretty and comfortable cottage by the sea."

    Ideally situated for the town and amenities. We were made to feel very welcome by our hosts and by the people we met on our travels.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2024

  • "Without a doubt this was the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in, the photos don't do it justice."

    Susie and Michael are wonderful hosts and provided us with a list of excellent restaurants in the area. We would love to own Quay Road Cottage.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house is spacious and bright with all the facilities and comforts of home."

    It's only a few minutes walk into Dungloe and it's a really peaceful spot. Susie and her husband couldn't have been more helpful when I had an unexpected issue with my car.

    Reviewed by Sinead5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent stay in a beautiful house with all comforts of home"

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2023

  • "I would like to thank Susan and Michael for the use of their cottage , everything was provided for our use , and the views from the back of the cottage were fantastic, 5 minutes walk to the town centre and there is a fantastic butcher on the main St, there's plenty places to drive to scenery on the island is amazing so where we stayed at Quay cottage was a great base."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy and the owners had left us a package of breakfast items in the refrigerator, which was a nice touch."

    The cottage is in a prime location for the village. The village was lovely and friendly with more shops than we expected. The pubs are a credit to the village, very friendly and welcoming. The owners of the property obviously live next door. It was a shame we did not meet them to have a chat, that would have been nice. I would suggest a little tighten on bathroom taps, they are a tad loose and children staying there might struggle with them. It was our honeymoon and our first time to Ireland. So glad we chose to go there it is a beautiful country with such wonderful people. We hope to go back sometime.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4May 2023

  • "Superb cottage in a great location for exploring beautiful Donegal."

    Comfy, quiet and spacious. Few minutes walk to pubs and cafes. Spotless and well equipped.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was perfect for us. Very cosy and comfortable with everything you need for a week. The location is also great.

    Reviewed by Magda5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage provided everything required for an excellent holiday experience."

    It is beautifully situated on the edge of the sea with easy access to the village and all the beauty spots of Donegal both north and south. The house is very comfortable and has a well equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting room. We were delighted that the owners had installed WiFi by the time we arrived. The owners were very helpful and made us feel most welcome. We can highly recommend Quay Cottage. Bríd

    Reviewed by Brid5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage has a first class location with exceptional views also good for shops, pubs touring etc."

    The cottage is very spacious but could do with a bit TLC is some bits. The Central light in the front bedroom did not work. The hot tap in the ensuite was loose and the shower lacked power. There was no bath mat in the bath in the bathroom and was very slippy when showering. The kitchen was well equipped but some of the dishes had chips on them. Some hooks to hang towels would be useful. Apart from the above we had a good holiday

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Aug 2022

  • "Quay cottage is in a perfect location beside the town."

    Beautiful views from the back garden & surrounding area. The owners made us feel very welcome. We hope to return someday

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage."

    Only drawback is no Wi-Fi which was a problem with a 12 and a 7 year old in a very wet Donegal. We were quite happy!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jul 2022

  • "Brilliant house very clean excellent location all facilities in excellent order"

    Reviewed by Lonan5.0Jun 2022

  • "First class."

    Exceptionally well equipped and nicely furnished house. Spacious and comfortable. We have rented a lot of houses in different parts of Ireland and Quay cottage is the best equipped and most homely we have been to. Welcome pack of eggs bacon etc. Most rentals only have the bare essentials so Quay Cottage is definitely one to recommend to family and friends. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "Well equipped property in a good location, fairly central on the west coastline of Donegal."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Janet and Fulton

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "Quay Road Cottage is a delightful spacious home with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and the owners helpful but not intrusive. The views over the bay from the front garden are glorious and the pubs and restaurants only a few minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had the BEST time away as a family after what’s been a very strange year."

    House was comfortable, had everything we needed and in the perfect location for exploring Donegal and making wonderful memories. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Roisinn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage picturesque setting by the sea spotlessly clean and catered ..."

    Beautiful cottage picturesque setting by the sea spotlessly clean and catered well for my disabled dad hosts very welcoming and friendly lovely place

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2019



    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jun 2019

  • "Susie and Michel are so kind."

    Cottage is clean and brightly with beautiful view also full facilities for us to stay almost one month.We hope come back again.

    Reviewed by Shinichi5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, very comfortable, all the facilities and equipment required."

    Very helpful owners. Only a couple of minutes walk into the village, Bay View Inn has great food. Good day out on Aranmore Island, and walking to the cliffs at Slieve League.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage was spotless had everything we needed and more excellent location for views shops and pubs 2 mins up the road would come back hopefully in the summer."

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Yes it is very suitable for non drivers , very convent to everything friendly ..."

    Yes it is very suitable for non drivers , very convent to everything friendly and helpful landlady it was a very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage, with all home comforts, and wonderful location - highly recommend it!"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is a lovely house in a very pleasant location a few yards from the sea."

    It is two minutes walk from the town and its choice of bars, shops and restaurants. There is a hotel also within 10 -15 minutes walking distance. The house itself is spotless with every amenity for self catering and the owners are welcoming and more than willing to share their local knowledge of the area and places of interest. John (Limerick)

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent premises location."

    A bit close to owner's house for privacy. House stocked with copious amounts of Edwardian delph. At least 30 glasses but not tone wine glass.Nice gesture welcome pack of processed meats that we don't use.Can this be the only Sykes Cottage with 4 ticks where the landlord doesn't provide a hairdryer? There was a broken one in the drawer which the owner said was left by a previous occupant but he didn't supply one. Had to purchase a hairdryer . Could have brought our own had we known. Wifi only available in the corner of an end bedroom.This could be a 9.9 premises if these niggles were ironed out and the landlord developed better inter-personal skills.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Jun 2018

  • "This house is the best house we have ever stayed in and is a credit to the lovely owners,"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2018

  • "My friend and I were amazed at the Cottage, the photographs don't do it justice."

    Suzie and Michael provide comfort and all facilities; and even kindly provide a Breakfast Pack and Scones on arrival. We had a wonderful time, and coming back to the comfort of the cottage in the late afternoon, to relax in the Garden overlooking the Bay was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2018

  • "Reason said wouldn't return has nothing whatever to do with our experience or satisfaction with any aspect of our holiday."

    Rather, because there is so much of Ireland we haven't seen yet, we would prefer to visit somewhere new next time.

    Reviewed by Sam4.4Mar 2017

  • "A very warm welcome from Susie and Michael, as well as substantial provisions in the fridge for a hearty irish breakfast, and scones and jam."

    A very clean comfortable stay. Good centre to explore from.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.0Aug 2016

  • "The owners lived next door and they were very helpful."

    We love seaside holidays and the cottage was next to the sea. It had excellent views especially early morning and evenings when the sun set. The surrounding area had numerous beaches, many of which were exceptional. Driving in this locality was a pleasure as the main roads were good, there was little traffic and the scenery was great. The shops in Dungloe were very convenient and there was a good choice of food for our self catering holiday. We were very lucky with the weather as warm, sunny days are essential for the type of holiday we required.

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite wet room with disabled access)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove and open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for stove and fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front seating area and rear lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Coast 100 yards
  • Note: Garden not fully enclosed and very close to water’s edge, children must be supervised
  • Note: Property not suitable for children under 6 years. Property has widened doorways and may be suitable for wheelchairs
  • Please contact Reservations with individual requirements

The property

Resting on the water’s edge along the quay road in Dungloe, County Donegal, is a well-presented, detached cottage, just a 20 minute drive from Donegal Airport.

This homely cottage has been lovingly decorated and offers comfortable, quality accommodation with superb access to the amenities in Dungloe.

Boasting two delightful double bedrooms, this Dungloe cottage is ideal for couples or friends looking for a coastal getaway being less than half an hour from the Blue Flag beaches of Narin, Portnoo and Carrickfinn.

Guests with reduced mobility can take advantage of the wheelchair ramp to the rear of this Dungloe cottage, and also a fully wheelchair accessible wet room, an en-suite in one of the bedrooms.

The open plan living area, with sliding doors leading to the front, is where guests will spend most of their time, cooking up a storm, wining, dining and enjoying one another’s company by the warmth of the stove.

There is also a separate sitting room, with an open fire, where you can retire to and enjoy a bit of quiet time with your book or newspaper after a fun-filled day discovering this unspoilt and beautiful region.

Outside this Dungloe cottage is a lawned garden, which enjoys sea views, and a very short walk will take you to the water’s edge where there is also a picturesque picnic area.

Dungloe is situated in the Rosses region, famed for its great selection of pubs, shops and restaurants, not to mention its traditional music.

A paradise for walkers and fishermen, Dungloe and the surrounding area is scattered with rugged seascapes, lakes and sandy beaches, including Cloughglass Beach.

For the more experienced hiker, the challenge of Donegal’s highest peak, Mount Errigal awaits.

Further afield, why not take a boat trip from Burtonport and discover the wild island of Aranmore, or hop on your bike and take in the views and landscape of the Glenveagh National Park?

Whatever the time of year, you will be sure to have a wonderful holiday from the comfort of this Dungloe cottage!

About the location


Arranmore Island 7.5 miles; Letterkenny 32 miles.

Up until 1762, entry into the town of Dungloe in Donegal was only possible via the stepping stones dotted over the river. Thankfully, now visitors from all over the world can take the much easier route over Donegal Bridge and enjoy this charming town in County Donegal with ease. Dungloe is known locally as 'The Capital of The Rosses', the name given to this region of the county. The town, which has become recognised as a centre for traditional Irish music, has a selection of shops, bars and eating places, as well as events taking place throughout the year, including the annual 'Mary from Dungloe' festival. A fisherman's paradise, the area has over 130 lakes and rivers and is renowned for its fishing and great sea angling, with several charter boats available in nearby Burtonport, from where diving can also be enjoyed. There are also daily boat trips from the harbour to Arranmore and Rutland Island. Wonderful wildlife can be found in the bogs and reed beds, while golfers will love the variety of golf courses found in the surrounding area. With hills and mountains to explore, the dramatic coastline to enjoy and so much to see and do, this is sure to make the perfect base for your Donegal holiday.

Note: Property not suitable for children under 6 years.