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Tar ar ais

(Ref. 10723)

Lettermacaward near Dungloe, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place, lovely owner"

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Tar Ar Ais, it is perfectly situated in a quiet,peaceful location yet a short drive into Dungloe."

    The cottage is very comfortable with everything you could need.It was interesting to read about and see photos of the restoration process. We spent our days dog walking on various beaches , all within a 30 minute drive. The scenery is stunning and we were lucky to enjoy it in warm dry weather. All in all we had a relaxing time and hope to return to Tar Ar Ais soon.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "I absolutely loved the cottage had all the features of a 300 year old building but had all the modern conveniences."

    I found the location ideal. Only 10 mins from Dungloe which had everything we needed. Only downside there were roadworks on the N56 which was a bit of a pain but that was nobody fault and would only be temporary. Beautiful outdoor facilities also. Loved every thing about it and would highly recommend for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage with a big garden and in beautiful surroundings."

    The open fire made for very cozy evenings on cooler days and when the sun was out we were sitting outside overlooking the sea. Gorgeous! Within a close driving distance are the most spectacular beaches for walks and swims and there are several other things to do apart from that too.

    Reviewed by Carolina4.1Jul 2018

  • "This cottage was beautiful, and every bit as nice as it looked on the website."

    It was immaculate and had been perfectly prepared by the house keeper Eileen. It was a priviledge to have been allowed to stay here.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2018

  • "As I wrote on the other cottage, couldn't have been happier, we rented both cottages for the week, the houses are beautifully restored, the location is fantastic, don't miss a ride on the back road outside the house up to Crohy Head and Maghery beach, although road is a little narrow, even for Donegal, the views were spectacular."

    Hope to go back again for another family reunion, from 18 to 65, all had a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great Cottage in a great location."

    The family all has an amazing time. A wee cracker...

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2018

  • "Really beautiful cottage, very well maintained with attention to detail."

    Lovely furnishings, more like a real home than just a place to stay. Would go back.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2017

  • "The local Mary from Dungloe festival was in progress during my stay and the cottage was a very convenient location for attending events."

    The setting was extremely peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Eamonn4.6Jul 2017



    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2017

  • "This is a beautifully restored old cottage."

    Very comfortable with all mod cons yet keeping it's charm and character. If you are looking for a holiday filled with sandy beaches, scenic walks and central location with comfort to return to at the end of your day then I highly recommend Tar Ar Ais. We had a wonderful stay and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2016

  • "Directions from Glenties are vital as most visitors are coming from that direction."

    No point in mentioning Sweeneys Hardware as this is not visible in the dark.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open turf fire.
  • Oil central heating with open turf fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden and rear graveled area with stream, furniture and BBQ
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Due to a stream in the gardens, children and pets must be supervised at all times
  • Note:Renovations have taken place in the bathroom, kitchen and bedrooms
  • New photos are coming soon.

The property

Lettermacaward 3 miles.

This charming detached thatched cottage is situated just off the Wild Atlantic Way, in the hamlet of Cloughwilly near the village of Lettermacaward in West Donegal.

With sandy beaches and seascapes, this delightful cottage is an ideal coastal destination for families and groups of friends.

The cottage has a traditional thatched roof and character half door, and has been tastefully renovated from its original form to provide a home away from home, featuring all the quirks of an old cottage, but with all the modern comforts.

There is a fitted kitchen with dining area, and a cosy sitting room with an open turf fire and original roof beams, where you can snuggle up with your loved ones with a hot drink and watch a movie.

There are two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, together with a family bathroom.

Outside, there is a front lawned garden and a rear gravelled area with garden furniture and a barbecue, where you can relax with a refreshing drink whilst planning your next day’s activities.

The small village of Lettermacaward is home to a local shop and pub and lies along the main road from Dungloe to Glenties, two vibrant Donegal towns, each with a selection of shops, pubs and eateries.

With Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, the area has plenty of attractions for young and old within easy reach, including the Blue Flag beach and golf course at Portnoo.

You can visit the heritage town of Ardara with its colourful shops, traditional pubs and Irish charm, and the island of Inishfree, where you can step back in time and experience a place without cars or technology, and appreciate its raw stunning beauty.

Further afield, there are the breathtaking sea cliffs at Slieve League, the sprawling wild beauty of the Glenveagh National Park and Arranmore Island, which is accessed via regular ferries from the fishing village of Burtonport.

Donegal is famed for its magnificent coastlines, so why not hire some bikes and discover this glorious county and all that is has to offer?

A wonderful cottage in the north west of Ireland, one to be enjoyed all year round!

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 10724, together they sleep 12.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location


Dungloe 5 miles; Ardara 14 miles; Mountcharles 23.5 miles; Donegal 27 miles.

The small village of Lettermacaward is on the beautiful west coast of County Donegal, and is home to shops, pubs and lovely sandy beaches. Dooey Beach is remote and secluded, and has great choppy surf, ideal for watersports. A short drive away, the colourful resort of Dungloe is a renowned fishing area, and offers 130 lakes and rivers for fantastic angling. Dungloe, with its island-studded bay, is a haven for wildlife, fantastic for nature lovers and birdwatchers alike. A little further afield, Glenveagh National Park is a great day out. A fantastic little village all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas