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James Neills Cottage

(Ref. 1124796)

Ballylar near Downings Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite wet room, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Second sitting room with oil fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Wrap-around garden with lawn, decking and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles, beach 1.9 miles, Kindrum Lough 0.9 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

Downings 9.5 miles.

Resting rurally in Ballylar near Downings in County Donegal is James Neills Cottage, a lovely, single-storey abode.

Enjoying a tranquil base near Lough Kindrum, and a short distance to the beach, James Neills Cottage offers six guests a peaceful base, featuring a sweeping, wrap-around garden, flexible sleeping arrangements, and ample living space.

Park up off-road before venturing towards the home, firstly starting in the sitting room, featuring an open fire, TV, and plush seating, where you can unwind after traversing all day.

Continue through to a second sitting room, the perfect nook for some peace and quiet, also complete with an oil fireplace and TV.

The kitchen/diner is well-equipped to fulfil your self-catering needs, including a washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher, along with a six-seater dining table to enjoy meals together.

For an alfresco affair, head outdoors to the rear decked area and watch the sunset with your furry companion for company.

Catch some rest in one of three bedrooms, including a double with an en-suite wet room, suitable for those with limited mobility, a further double, and a twin, serviced by a shower room.

Awaken to explore the surrounding countryside, starting with strolls around Kincrum Lough, before making your way towards the coast, reaching the Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point - Ballyhiernan Bay, and the characterful Fanad Head Lighthouse.

Travelling south, stop off at Portsalon for a stroll across the beach or to practise your swing at Portsalon Golf Club, whilst Doe Castle and Duntally Wood Nature Reserve lie even further south, worth adding to your itinerary.

Complete your getaway by reaching the renowned Glenveagh National Park, peppered with walking, and cycling trails, picturesque loughs, and the pretty Glenveagh Castle, perfect for touring before hiking towards Astelleen Burn Waterfall.

Escape to the countryside at James Neills Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €350.

About the location


Letterkenny 19.5 miles;

This wonderful little village rests along the coast of County Donegal in Ireland, and is an excellent base for those looking to enjoy the region's delights. Downings is a popular tourist spot, home to a small choice of places to eat, as well as hosting a lively bar and a handy shop. The glistening coastline rests right on your doorstep, offering walks and cycle routes aplenty, not forgetting the scenic Rosapenna Golf Pavilion. The Glenveagh National Park is within reach, a magnificent deer forest hosting a lake, castle and towering mountains. Thriving Letterkenny is also accessible by car, lined with vibrant buildings and hosting much to see and do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas