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Tar ar ais

Lettermacaward near Dungloe, County Donegal (Ref. 10723)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside


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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Lamont

    “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 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.

    - Ms Lamont, September 2020

About 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.


  • 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
  • Two small well-behaved dogs 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: 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.