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Denis's Cottage

Ardara, County Donegal (Ref. 935042)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Idyllic even in the wind and rain."

    A fantastic base for exploring the region and fishing.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "This cottage is in a beautiful quiet location, in a very picturesque part of Donegal."

    The cottage has lots of character and the owners are very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2021

  • "It was a fantastic holiday, the cottage was great and beautifully presented."

    We would go back again!

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in this well equipped cottage."

    The log burner in the evenings made it really cosy and oil central heating was there if needed as well. Mary and Michael are very welcoming and you felt you had known them all your life. Homemade wheaten bread, scones and buns were there for our arrival along with the a warm glowing fire. When we slipped into our really comfy beds on the first evening we found hot water bottles in them which was a lovely touch. The scenery and setting of the cottage are stunning. Be prepared to reverse a bit to a passing place if you meet another car on the road up to the cottage but in a week it only happened to us once. If you want tranquility you will get it here. We walked over 2 miles on up the mountain to Aderry Reservoir the views on the walk were amazing. Drive to Narin/Portnoo for a long walk on a beautiful sandy beach and if you get the timing right you can walk out onto the island thete when the tide is out. Brilliant accommodation and hosts.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2020

  • "Great holiday in traditional cottage with all mod cons in stunning setting and charming helpful owners"

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "This is an amazing property to stay in."

    If you just want to get away from the stress and hectic of the life in a city for a while and just enjoy the peaceful countryside of Donegal this is the place to go. It's located between Killybegs and Ardara in a quiet and remote area. There is no Wi-Fi available and even the mobile network can be dodgy at times but this makes it so unique and enjoyable (no kids fighting over who is using the tablet :-)). Mary and Michael were most welcoming and the friendliest hosts you can hope for. While it is in a quite remote location they made sure we had everything we needed (including homemade bread and other nice goodies) and ensured us they'd just be a phone call away should we need anything. We'd also like to thank for them the birthday present for our daughter (she turned 7 while we stayed there). :-) This is definitely a place we'd like to go back to in the future.

    Reviewed by MarcoJul 2019

  • "We have just had a wonderful time at Denis's cottage."

    The weather was very changeable but the cottage was always warm and comfortable. It has everything you could need or want and is very thoughtfully supplied with the essentials on arrival - lovely wheaten bread too. The surrounding area is beautiful with great walks nearby. The hosts are also lovely and couldn't have been more helpful, we look forward to returning if we get the chance.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2018

  • "The owners are so welcoming and friendly."

    We had a lovely relaxing stay at Denis' cottage and enjoyed the rural setting. At the same time, we were close to.Ardara town which had everything we needed. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MaggieAug 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Lots of care and attention to detail had been paid by the owners. Fresh milk, bread and fruit provided on arrival. Much appreciated. Really well equipped. Very comfortable beds with beautiful bed linen. It was lovely and warm and easy to heat. A place to relax and unwind in the isolation of rural Donegal. Ardara is only a few miles away. Good shopping and lots of lovely pubs.

    Reviewed by TrevorAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • External utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine in utility, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, radio, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front gravelled area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 miles.

The property

Ardara 5 miles.

A cosy little country cottage, located in the east of County Donegal between Killybegs and Ardara.

Within an hour’s drive from Letterkenny, Donegal, Ballyshannon and Bundoran, this property will make an excellent starting point for friends and family to come and explore.

The cottage is all on the ground floor and has three cosy bedrooms for you to retreat to at the end of the day.

In the compact and well-equipped kitchen you’ll be able to rustle up some delicious meals and a few packed lunches ahead of a day exploring the north west of Ireland.

The sitting room is traditionally finished with a woodburning stove where you can curl up with a book or in front of the telly and it also has a dining area where you can enjoy good food and discuss the highlights of the day.

With the sun out, why not take the plates outside and eat alfresco while enjoying the cool summer’s breeze with a well-earned drink?

A few miles up the road you will find Ardara and all its amenities.

Browse the local shops, go for a bite to eat and enjoy a pint of the black stuff in its home country or cast your line into the River Owentocker and spend the day fishing.

Explore the Glenveagh National Park, go shopping in Letterkenny, or take the car in the opposite direction and you have Killybegs, the largest fishing port in Ireland as well as the likes of Donegal and the popular seaside town of Bundoran.The property is local to some of the top beaches in Ireland.

Maghera Beach is 5 miles and Silver Strand Beach 15 miles respectively from the property.

A terrific little cottage for all to enjoy and start their Irish adventure.

About the location


Donegal Town 17 miles; Derry Airport 54 miles.

Ardara, voted by The Irish Times as one of the 'best villages to live in' in 2012, is one of the most attractive towns in Donegal, set in a wide valley where the Owentocher River enters Loughros More Bay. Visitors can enjoy the many craft and gift shops, together with the traditional Irish pubs. There are many brown trout lakes in the area for budding fisherman, or why not discover the nearby caves and falls of Maghera? Enjoy walking the magnificent Glengesh Pass, with spectacular views over the Atlantic from Loughros Point. Every March, the village hosts a successful walking festival with walkers coming from all over the world, while May boasts the annual “Cup of Tae” traditional music festival. Donegal town, 17 miles away, is situated at the mouth of Donegal Bay, on the River Eske, and is overshadowed by the Bluestack Mountains, which provide a great base for hill walking. With Donegal Castle, and the remains of a Franciscan Abbey which dates back to the 15th century, there is plenty of Irish history to absorb. There is a horse riding centre just one mile away, great golfing opportunities nearby, with a magnificent links course open for players of all abilities just seven miles away, and five miles away is Killybegs Sea Angling, where a competition is held on the first Saturday in May and September each year, along with the Killybegs International Sea Angling Festival, which is a two day event on the second weekend in July. Also 20 miles away is the wonderful Slieve League mountain, which has a height of 601 metres (1972 feet) and is situated on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal. With its sandy beaches offering good surfing conditions, restaurants, shops and pubs, this is the perfect base for an Irish break.

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