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Mary Kate's Cottage

(Ref. 14388)

Narin, County Donegal Show on map

4.9

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful stay in the country at Mary Kate's Cottage."

    Lovely, traditional cozy cottage in County Donegal. Very private with all the amenities. Excellent location to visit the local town Narin and its wonderful beach, Donegal's coast and Donegal town. Cottage was well sized for the two of us and our two large dogs but sitting and eating areas might be tight for six adults. The traditional finishes made Mary Kate's Cottage even more special (but if your tall, watch your head!!).

    Reviewed by Brenda-lee4.4Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our week here, so homely, comfortable and had everything you need."

    lovely peaceful place. Close to the beach and just perfect for a get away. Will definitely be back again (can't wait).

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely peaceful stay for a week with two dogs."

    . beautiful place clean tidy and very comfortable.... lovely country tranquil location..not far from anywhere with the N56 close by.....visited many majestic beaches coves mountains ...the list goes on...dogs were in heaven......would highly recommend this homely cottage..and Donegal in general.....would return in a heart beat!!!! Debbie and Jill....May 23.......

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent cottage and location."

    Located down a farm track away from the main road but just a 15 minute walk from the beach at Narin. Clean and well kept with three large bedrooms, comfortable beds and loads of blankets/pillows. Loads to see and do in the Ardara area.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property in a really quiet spot so tranquil yet close to so many places including the stunning portnoo beach ,we had a great stay and definitely intend to return ."

    Reviewed by Cahal5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a private setting."

    Safe to let dogs outside without leads. Close to Portnoo beach which was great for morning walks with my dog. Cottage is warm and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, in a peaceful and stunning location."

    Great place to get away from it all. Surrounded by nature. Lovely horses in the fields adjacent. No interruptions, just silence and bird song. Short drive to a number of stunning beaches. Well stocked shop in Portnoo village a five minute drive and more choices of shops in the larger town of Ardara, approximately 10 min drive, all easily accessible by car. Host very welcoming- greeted in person and provided property tour. Lots of towels and bedding provided. Such a beautiful old Irish cottage. It’s wonderful to see a piece of old built heritage retain and updated to provide comfortable holiday accommodation.

    Reviewed by Siobhan4.7Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely, secluded cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    As others have said, the photos really don't do this place justice, it's lovely. The blue flag beach at Narin is very close by and is absolutely stunning. White powdery sand and crystal clear water, you could be in the tropics, only the wind and the temperature remind you you're not! The nearby town Ardara, has all the amenities you need, make sure you visit Nancy's for food, it's a brilliant place. Our puppy had the best time here, it was safe for him to roam about outside by himself, making friends (barking at) the lovely horses that come by to say hello. The weather wasn't the best whilst we stayed, but we could come back to the cosy cottage, put the fire on and relax every evening. We'd highly recommend a stay here, we only wished we'd booked for longer.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "A dear, little place at the end of a lane - which is rough in places."

    Do not let this put you off. The beds are beautifully made up and very comfortable. There are plenty of towels provided. The ground floor has some steps. It's a heartsome place and the owners are very pleasant and approachable.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2022

  • "This is an excellent property and the pictures really don't do it justice."

    We stayed for one week and loved every minute. The location is fantastic and very close to the beach. The kids loved it and were delighted to meet the horses. House was warm and cosy and considering we had the two biggest storms of the year to contend with this was very welcome. The owner and host was very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend this property and look forward to returning again in the future with the family. Thanks for everything

    Reviewed by Shane4.7Feb 2022

  • "Great place to stay very clean and beds were really comfy."

    Close to amazing beaches.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in very quiet location."

    Near to blue flag beach, and short drive to well stocked shop. Also close to a nice pub. Whilst out of season meant some places were closed, there were enough outlets locally to make the overall experience very enjoyable. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very friendly owner who gives good advice about locality."

    House had everything you would need.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "The property is situated at the end of a country lane so provides a nice safe area for young children and dogs."

    The cottage itself is traditional farm cottage that has been sensitively renovated to a high standard providing an authentic experience and a good level of comfort. Within walking distance of superb Narin strand, shop and restaurants, and a short drive to larger centres of Ardara and Glenties. Would definitely book Mary Kate’s cottage again.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely break in Mary Kate's cottage."

    The highlight for the kids was the horses that they could see every day. Host was helpful and down to earth. The cottage itself is quaint with everything that is needed. There is no wifi but this was what we wanted. The beach in Narin is very safe and great for children. It is a five minute drive from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Jul 2019

  • "Peaceful place and lovely wake up every day with the horses near the house."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage that was well equipped and well positioned to use as a base to tour Donegal."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our weeks holiday. The owners were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend Mary Kate’s cottage.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great cottage, good location, and very friendly."

    Couldn’t ask for more

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is a stunning cottage at the end of a lane."

    It is quiet and peaceful and a perfect place to stay. When we arrived we found the fire had been laid and there was wood, peat, starting sticks and firelighters for a couple of days. The cottage was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed. Mary Kate's cottage was originally a farmhouse and the stone farm buildings are still there (one houses the washing machine and tumble dryer). It is not far from Narin and the beach there is stunning - it has a blue flag award. Portnoo is just along from Narin and has a great shop. It is a great place to stay while exploring Donegal. We spent an amazing two weeks here and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2018

  • "Beautiful setting and a very well equipped cottage."

    We had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2017

  • "Everything i expected from a traditional irish cottage and more, loved it and ..."

    Everything i expected from a traditional irish cottage and more, loved it and loved the location, very quiet, beautiful scenery, and stunning beach

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 2 x double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub and beach 10 mins walk
  • Please note: a fee of €15 per bag is to be charged for the disposal of rubbish, previously rubbish bags could be purchased by clients at the local shops, the collection system has now changed and it's no longer possible to purchase these prepaid bags
  • Clients do have the option of taking their rubbish with them, they are also able to dispose of cans, bottles and other types of glass in the recycling bins provided close to Narin beach
  • Please note: this property has a 100€ good house keeping bond, this is payable to the owner on arrival and will be returned on departure if the property is in good order and with no damages, any bin charges will also be taken from this charge
  • Please note: property has a low doorway with a step at the base of the stairs; please take extra care

The property

A delightful and traditional detached holiday cottage, dating back over 300 years, situated on a working livestock farm near the seaside village of Narin in County Donegal.

This Narin cottage has been tastefully refurbished to provide comfortable, rustic accommodation, which, complemented by a quiet and secluded location, means a guaranteed escape from the rigours of daily life.

This Narin cottage still retains original features such as low ceilings and bog oak and benefits from three double bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor.

The sitting room in your County Donegal cottage has a cosy and comforting feel with a warming multi-fuel stove, perfect for relaxing in front of after a long day's exploring!

Alternatively, on a summer's evening, sit out in the garden of your Narin cottage and enjoy a glass of wine or tasty barbecue!

The seaside village of Narin is less than a mile away and lies in the picturesque Gweebarra Bay.

The village is served by two pubs and a shop but the main attraction is the stunning beach, which features two kilometres of golden sands, safe for bathing and ideal for peaceful afternoon strolls.

Golfers will enjoy the challenging links course at nearby Portnoo or you can take a wander through Clooney Wood.

The town of Ardara is within easy reach of your Narin holiday home and is a lively hub of pubs and bars where you'll no doubt receive a warm and friendly welcome from the locals before enjoying traditional Irish music and soaking up the craic!

Visit the imposing sea cliffs at Slieve League or the pretty towns of Killybegs and Donegal, before returning to the idyllic haven that is your County Donegal cottage.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of €100.

About the location

NARIN, COUNTY DONEGAL

Portnoo 1 miles; Ardara 6 miles; Glenties 7 miles; Dungloe 16 miles; Donegal 23 miles.

The small village of Narin lies in Gweebarra Bay, on the west coast of County Donegal. With rolling bog land, rocky shores and low hills, the Donegal landscape in Narin is beautiful for long walks and country pursuits. Narin Strand is a lovely long Blue Flag sandy beach with great swimming opportunities as well as boating and watersports. From the beach you can see Inishkeel Island out in the bay, which at low tide, can be reached by foot. The Narin-Portnoo Golf Club, with its sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay is considered one of the finest natural and scenic 18 hole links courses in Ireland. Close by, and well worth a visit are the villages of Ardara, with an interesting heritage, and Dungloe, home to the famous 'Mary from Dungloe' Festival, while Donegal Town is just a little further.

Please note: a fee of €15 per bag is to be
charged for the disposal of rubbish, previously rubbish bags could be purchased by clients at the local shops, the collection system has now changed and it's no longer possible to purchase these prepaid bags. Clients do have the option of taking their rubbish with them, they are also able to dispose of cans, bottles and other types of glass in the recycling bins provided close to Narin beach.
Please note: this property has a 100€ good house keeping bond, this is payable to the owner on arrival and will be returned on departure if the property is in good order and with no damages, any bin charges will also be taken from this charge.
Please note: property has a low doorway with a step at the base of the stairs; please take extra care.