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Ard na Gréine

(Ref. 1069155)

Glenties, County Donegal Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • stay (7)
  • cottage (7)
  • clean (5)
  • excellent (5)
  • highly (4)
  • bed (4)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay house had everything we needed."

    Check in was easy and we didn't see anyone for week. Just note you need to do a shop before you get there the village glenties and Ardaragh are convenient but a good shop you need to go to Dungloe for Aldi.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2023

  • "We enjoyed a very pleasant stay here."

    The cottage is along a quiet track which sees very little traffic. There are fabulous views across open countryside, particularly from the kitchen/diner. The master bed was very comfortable and it was useful having the cloakroom in addition to the full bathroom. We spent most of our time in the large kitchen/diner with big TV, comfy sofa, very well kitted out kitchen with a huge range. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7Dec 2023

  • "Great property in a quiet scenic location."

    Clean and well appointed. If you think you've forgotten something, the chances are it is already provided. The welcome items were a nice touch. Overall excellent, we would book again.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Everything was fresh and clean on arrival. The cottage has everything you need for a pleasant stay - the kitchen in particular had all the everyday essentials that many other cottage’s forget about: oil, salt, lots of tea and coffee options, fresh milk on arrival etc. Would highly recommend and will most likely return for a second holiday at some point.

    Thank you for your kind review. It is very much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you at Ard na Gréine again. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "I had a beautiful stay at the cottage."

    It was spacious and clean and wonderfully appointed. We didn’t really cook but the kitchen is particularly lovely. The views were stunning and the whole vibe is perfect if you’re a nature lover who enjoys a bit of luxury, too. Thanks for making me feel so welcome, I definitely hope to return some day!

    Reviewed by Dana5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wee had a great stay"

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "An excellent property, beautiful setting surrounded by countryside, very peaceful and stunning views."

    Ideally situated for touring round Donegal. The cottage was very clean and the rooms were nicely decorated and furnished. The kitchen was amply equipped, the bathroom was very spacious and the beds were comfy. If I had any complaint it was that the sofas in the kitchen area were low and my mother found it difficult to get out of them, but we used a couple of cushions to adjust the height and all was good. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Amie4.7May 2022

  • "This cottage provided an excellent base for us to explore the beautiful SW Donegal area."

    Well appointed and had everything we needed for cooking, storage and relaxing. Nice selection of outside tables and chairs but unfortunately the weather in October didn’t let us make use of them. Great view of sunsets in the distance and very quiet location. Short drive to both Glenties and Ardara.

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Oct 2021

  • "Stayed here for a week."

    Really enjoyed our stay it had everything that you would need at home. On arrival the welcome booklet and welcome basket was a very nice touch. This cottage was comfortable private and cozy we really enjoyed our week here. Glenties Main Street 7 minutes away Ardara is about 15 mins away nice fish and chip shop Charlie’s west end cafe as recommended by Stephen who was very helpful from I booked thank you Stephen. We went to Donegal town onto the water bus which was lovely you should give this a try. Also the folk village is about a 20 min drive and it has a beach right bedside it.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was perfect."

    Exceptionally clean, super comfortable with all the appliances you could need. The beds were extremely comfortable. A basket of fresh scones, jams and biscuits on arrival was a wonderful touch. Lots of information about the area. The owner was very nice to deal with.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage a little off the beaten track."

    The owners went the extra mile, there was a lovely welcome basket with homemade scones and jam. They'd also prepared a guide to the cottage and the surrounding area, local attractions etc. Communication was excellent. I can highly recommend a stay at Ard na Gréine.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 2 x triple bunk (double and single)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, 2 x TV which includes Sky Sports and Cinema, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large rustic garden with lawn and several seating areas
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.6 miles

The property

Glenties 2.7 miles.

Encompassed by idyllic countryside in the tranquil Irish townland of Upper Kilraine just outside Glenties, is this gorgeous detached bungalow.

Ard na Gréine boasts a homely interior and plenty of resting space, making it the ideal accommodation for a relaxing retreat to the Donegal Highlands.

Admire the natural landscapes and striking views out to The Glens as you soak in the sounds of friendly farm animals and escape from reality, relaxing at one of the many outdoor seating areas for a spot of alfresco dining or morning coffee.

Gather with your loved ones in the well-presented open-plan living space, featuring elements of character throughout a half stable door, mixed with contemporary amenities in the well-equipped kitchen and stylish furnishings throughout.

This room also holds a family dining table and lounge area for fun nights in, whilst a further separate sitting room lies along the hall, hosting a charming wood burning stove for a frosty winter’s night.

Continuing to impress here is a handy utility space with a fridge/freezer and a washing machine, alongside a cloakroom for your convenience.

Wash away the day in the sleek bathroom, taking your pick between a relaxing soak with a glass of wine in a bubble bath, or stepping into the separate walk-in shower for a refreshing rinse.

As the evening grows darker, retreat to one of the three stunning bedrooms, comprising two king-sizes and a triple bunk room, offering a flexible sleeping arrangement for all types of groups.

Head into Glenties just five minutes away, home to local shops, where you can stock up on treats, visit the welcoming Highlands Hotel and pubs offering classic ales and great food.

Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy a day at the Owenea River (permits are available in the town).

Spend a day exploring the local area and head out to the imposing Bluestack Mountains, embarking on a challenging hike alongside awe-inspiring views, or take a walk around the magnificent Gortletteragh Waterfalls.

The town of Ardara, popular for its festivals, is a 10 minute drive away where you will find a selection of shops, the Ardara Heritage Centre, Nancy’s bar, Nesbitt Arms Hotel and Charlie’s West End Cafe.

While you are there why not explore the spectacular Assaranca Waterfall, Maghera Beach and Caves and the Glengesh Pass.

A short and scenic drive away you will experience the breath taking views of Narin/Portnoo strand with 2 km of fine, white sand and safe water for bathing or walking.

Within a designated natural heritage area, exhibiting a highly diverse range of both coastal and terrestrial habitats, Narin is a Blue Flag beach along the Donegal Wild Atlantic Way.

Golf enthusiasts will also enjoy the Narin and Portnoo 18-hole Links Golf Course and enjoy sweeping views over Gweebarra Bay. Alternatively, venture over to the exciting town centre of Donegal, home to fabulous attractions including Donegal Castle, Donegal Franciscan Abbey, Donegal Bay Waterbus and the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre, as well as a plethora of amenities, shops, pubs, restaurants and bars to keep you busy. Other local attractions include the Glenveagh National Park (30 mins) and Fintown Railway (10 mins).

If you fancy a day of retail therapy why not visit McElhinney’s multi-award winning department store in Ballybofey (35 mins) or a day in Letterkenny (35 mins) with its Retail Parks, Multi-Screen Century Cinema and Aura Leisure Centre with its fun-filled swimming pool and water slides.

An exciting Irish getaway awaits you at Ard na Gréine.

About the location

GLENTIES, COUNTY DONEGAL

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas