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Ard na Gréine

Kilraine Upper near Glenties, County Donegal (Ref. 1069155)

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  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Loch

    “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.

    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.

    - Ms Loch, July 2021

About the property

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.


  • 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, 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

About the location


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