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Teach Phaidí Mhóir

Glencolumbkille, County Donegal (Ref. 1078236)

4.1

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Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Hello, The nature surrounding the cottage is beautiful."

    The room with two beds is very comfortable. Unfortunately, The "bathroom" is not at all acceptable. We originally booked for a week, and we left after three nights..., because of the lack of cleanless, and the "bathroom" where the toilet are so close from the shower... The indications of localisation lacked a lot of precision. Maybe should you propose the GPS informations. It took us almost two hours to find the cottage after having asked to someone who knew the place and who took the time to show us himself where it stand. I'm sorry to tell you that, in my opinion, it's not possible to rent the cottage at the rate we paid (1231 €). Kind regards. Guillaume Balland (France).

    Reviewed by GuillaumeJul 2022

  • "Wonderful Location for exploring south Donegal."

    Reviewed by GregJul 2022

  • "Cosy cottage with a beautiful view of the mountains."

    My children loved the outdoor space. Overall we enjoyed our stay here

    Reviewed by FathimaJun 2022

  • "Lovely location."

    Anyone who is looking for a really remote stay will definently find it here. The nearby town was full of friendly locals, had a great beach and a couple of pubs with plenty to drink. The house itself had a kitchen a bit too small for the 5 of us that was staying but served us well. The bedroom was plenty big and had very very comfy beds. The living room was cozy especially with the fire lit. Overall a brilliant wee house for the price.

    Reviewed by JacobMay 2022

  • "A truly beautiful cottage,very rural plenty of sheep as neighbours"

    Reviewed by DervlaMar 2022

  • "A beautiful little cottage a few miles from Glencolmcille."

    We enjoyed our stay here (2 adults and a well behaved German Shepherd). Living area was big enough. The entire cottage was spotless, well decorated and perfect for us. The cottage is nestled between mountains and provides a beautiful 360’ backdrop for your stay. Our dog loved walking down the private lane and up the road. (I’d suggest only having your dog on lead because there are soooo many sheep and even the most well behaved dog could have their prey drive triggered.. Thankfully my dog just wags the tail looking to play but walks on

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "Amazing place."

    Most comfortable Irish cottage. Just what we expected. Very comfortable amazing fireplace Liam and Marie great hosts. Nothing a bother to them. Can’t wait for a return visit 5star

    Reviewed by TomOct 2021

  • "We loved how remote this home was."

    we stayed for a week to shut off from the day to day of normal life and it felt like a different world. it was a great place to explore from and it was a cosy home to sit by the fire in bad weather and in the nights. There is zero phone signal but the wifi is amazing. The host was so kind and a well of information via whatsapp. For a quite get away you wont find a better place.

    Reviewed by MaireadSep 2021

  • "Directions could have been more specific."

    A map to scale of the area would be much appreciated.

    Reviewed by D GSep 2021

  • "The cottage is set on a hill, in the beautiful west of Ireland."

    Scenery is amazing, and the area is spectacular. But, it was really hard to find the cottage. I was unable to use postcode in my Google maps. I was unable to contact the owner. A sign at the entrance would be helpful. And maybe to send a link for the location. The garbage bin outside was overflowing & animals got into it, so there was garbage all around the yard. No instructions were left in the cottage for any guidance on using the facilities. The furnishings are old & outdated. I think the cottage could use a little facelift.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Great host."

    I was in contact with owner herself directly who was a very nice and kind lady and took care of everything. The only thing that i was not happy with that there was no washing machine and with two kids it was difficult to deal with too much laundry. The place was overwhelming. A little warm and cosy cottage surrounded by mountains and nature. Away from everything in life. It was all us and the nature and sheep. Hahaha. Cottage was located very close to Ardara and many attractions and beaches. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by ShabnamJul 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x family room with two doubles
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with gravel, furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 3 miles

The property

Perched in the small village of Glencolmkile in County Donegal, is this charming Irish homestead cottage, Teach Phaidí Mhóir.

All-ground-floor and sleeping up to six guests, Teach Phaidí Mhóir is an idyllic and pet-friendly countryside retreat, with large gardens providing exceptional views and hills where you can wander over to the local beach.

Arriving at the property, you will find ample parking just outside, where you can unload your bags with ease.

Be welcomed into the homely open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, where you can look forward to cosying up in front of the open fire with a glass of wine and watch your favourite show.

Treat your guests to a delicious home-cooked meal in the well-equipped kitchen, as they discuss plans for the days ahead around the dining table.

When sleep calls, you can retire to one of two tastefully decorated bedrooms, the first being a light and airy double, and the other a spacious room with two double beds, where you can catch your rest before a day of adventures.

Completing the property is the shower room, where you can freshen up for the day with a revitalising shower.

Cook up a storm for your guests on the barbecue and indulge in a spot of alfresco dining surrounded by the lush countryside.

Get to know your local area with a stroll down to the local village of Glencolumbkille, where you will find a small selection of shops and pubs serving local ale.

Delve into the local history with a visit to the Glencolumbkille Folk Village, a living history museum which recreates a village complete with thatched cottages, and an onsite shop selling souvenirs.

From the Folk Village you can soak up the scenery of Glencolumbkille Beach and beachcombe its sandy shores.

Just a short drive away in the beautiful Adara are the Caves of Maghera, with its white beach, sandy dunes, and caves to explore, it is a truly splendid scenic spot.

Nearby to the caves you will find Assaranca Waterfall, a peaceful spot where you can enjoy a romantic stroll with your loved one whilst enjoying the sounds of the water flowing.

Walkers will delight at the Glen of Swans, a scenic valley with panoramic views and picnic tables where you can certainly enjoy lunch with a view.

Just a little further is the town of Killybegs, where you can explore the town’s history at the Maritime & Heritage Museum or take a cruise with Atlantic Coastal Cruises and explore the waters where you may even spot dolphins!

Whatever the weather, Teach Phaidí Mhóir promises an enjoyable stay right in the heart of Donegal.

About the location

GLENCOLMCILLE, COUNTY DONEGAL

Killybegs 15 miles; Ardara 16 miles.

The quaint, coastal village of Glencolmcille lies on the western fringes of County Donegal, surrounded by rural countryside and the wild Atlantic. This sleepy village regularly comes alive, with traditional music a regular sound in the local pubs. Located in a Gaeltacht or Gaelic speaking region, Glencolmcille is surrounded by miles of stunning coastline, with the highlight being Europe’s highest sea cliffs at Slieve League. Golden beaches at Silver Strand and Trabane Strand offer safe bathing in unspoilt waters. The perfect place for a relaxing holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas