Straboy Garden Cottage

Straboy near Glenties, County Donegal (Ref. 14906)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    May 2015
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    “Gem in Glenties”
    The Straboy Garden Cottage is situated in idyllic surroundings with stunning views of mountains from all windows. We really enjoyed our walks from the house along the quiet country road with the typical rugged beauty of Donegal all around. Glenties is an ideal base for touring the wider area and we spent 12 days exploring the area and thoroughly enjoyed it all. ...


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

The property

Glenties 2.5 miles.

This detached, purpose-built 'garden house' is situated in a rural setting, within the grounds of the owner's home, 2.5 miles from the town of Glenties, County Donegal.

This Glenties cottage provides modern and comfortable accommodation, ideal for a couple, friends or small family looking to tour and explore this spectacular and unique part of Ireland.

This Glenties cottage features two bedrooms, a large and relaxing sitting room with leather sofas and a large kitchen with a seating area with a woodburning stove and a pine dining table, which is perfect for gathering round and planning the activities for the day.

Outside is a private seating area where you can fire up the barbecue or relax in front of the warming firepit.

The area surrounding this Donegal cottage is all open country and a walker's paradise, with several informal walks and hikes that can start right from the front door.

There is also the GAP Trail, which follows the line of an old railway, a variety of signposted climbing paths in the Bluestack Mountains, or you can just explore other nearby mountains and hilltops and marvel at the wonderful views in all directions!

Glenties itself offers shops and pubs, featuring traditional Irish music on a regular basis.

Fishermen can enjoy the plentiful stocks on the Owenea and Gweebarra Rivers and golfers have the opportunity to conquer the links course at the Portnoo Golf Club.

For families, the nearby Blue Flag beach at Narin offers safe swimming opportunities, or you may wish to take a trip on the narrow gauge railway at Fintown.

Further afield, the town of Letterkenny, the largest in Donegal, has many restaurants and amenities.

Also in the area, you can climb to the top of Mount Errigal, which is the highest in the county, and the magnificent Glenveagh National Park offers yet more beautiful vistas and challenging hikes!

All in all, Straboy Garden Cottage makes a superb rural base for your Donegal self-catering holiday.

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Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Sitting room with coal-effect electric fire.


  • Electric portable heaters with hot water from immersion, woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Combination microwave/oven, electric hob, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games, DVDs and CDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private outdoor seating area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: There is an open pond in the grounds
  • Note: This property accepts children aged 12 and over only.

About the location


Donegal Town 17 miles; Letterkenny 27 miles.

The picturesque town of Glenties meaning ‘The Glens’ is located in the heart of the Donegal Highlands, at the meeting point of the two glens of the Owenea and Stranaglough rivers on the northwest edge of the Bluestack Mountains. The two rivers, particularly the Owenea are well known for their salmon fishing. Although a small town, Glenties offers seven pubs, four general and grocery shops and three takeaways in its busy main street. Glenties is a five times winner of Ireland’s tidiest town and has won the Entente Florale Europe Competition. The area offers visitors many opportunities to hill-walk in the Bluestack Mountains and enjoy the scenery of the Bluestack Way, as well as the chance to explore the many other glens, mountains, dozens of lakes, and the rugged Atlantic coast with its sweeping bays and wide clean beaches. Other attractions include several archaeological remains, such as an ancient ring fort on an island in nearby Lough Doon, tremendous views everywhere you look, and the Finntown narrow gauge scenic railway, which runs alongside the two mile long Lough Finn. There are frequent local festivals and events in Glenties, and nearby towns, such as an annual Harvest Fair, plus live music can be enjoyed in pubs most nights, and golfers will appreciate the challenging links course at nearby Portnoo. The Glenties area is perfect for hill-walkers, hikers, bikers and tourists who wish to explore this varied, wild and rugged part of North West Ireland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas