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The Holiday House

Narin, County Donegal (Ref. 912063)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Hi, Myself and my family had a very enjoyable time in this property."

    It was in a lovely rural area, a short distance from Nairn strand, The shop in Portnoo served us well. My grandchildren enjoyed several trips to the local pitch and putt. They made friends with other children in the nearby house and played football til dark night. Even though the weather was mixed we enjoyed trips to Ardara, Killybegs and Donegal town.

    Reviewed by GeraldineJul 2022

  • "The house was filthy."

    The first thing I had to do after arrival was a deep cleaning. The towels were in bad condition. They should be replaced. A lot of random stuff left under the stairs. Lots of dog’s poos on the back yard. The pan should be replaced. One of the sofas was ripped and we pulled dirty sock from it. This is the worst holiday house I ever rented. The only thing is location making it attractive. Thankfully we didn’t have to spend too much time in the house.

    Reviewed by PiotrJul 2021

  • "The house is in a brilliant location for exploring the Glencolmcille hinterland and minutes away from a gloriously long sandy beach and an island you can walk to !"

    Spacious and with comfortable beds it's a great family house rental. Don't obsess about internet . It's available on a lovely little road down by the side of the hotel when you need it. Enjoy the house and environs .

    Reviewed by KayJun 2021

  • "Great location next to fantastic beaches."

    If you will manage to have good weather during the stay you will not regret renting this home. Just one word of advice - bring your own towels as there maybe not enough for bigger party.

    Reviewed by RyszardJun 2021

  • "The house itself was great and the outdoor space was brilliant for kids."

    The biggest issue we had was the lack of phone reception or WiFi, whilst this means you can completely disconnect, if you have young kids, need to stay in touch with family at home, or are trying to make plans with friends (Donegal time means these often change) it is extremely difficult. Whilst i appreciate there is nothing to be done about the phone reception, having to walk down to the hotel to get in touch with anyone can be a bit frustrating. This won't be an issue for some but as i say it was a frustration for us, and would be the only thing which stopped us returning.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2020

  • "The cottage wasn’t in a great state of repair."

    The main bathroom door didn’t shut and the we couldn’t use the shower in the main bathroom anyway because there was no shower screen and the shower head leaked resulting in all 6 of us queuing to use the en-suite. The blind in one of the bedrooms was broken which wasn’t great if you wanted a lie in past 5.30. The cottage itself was in a fantastic location and the hotel nearby served good food and the staff were friendly and helpful. It’s just a shame these issues which were relatively easy and cheap to fix hadn’t been resolved.

    Thank you for your comments. I'm pleased to hear that the enjoyed your holiday in Donegal. We don't appear to have heard from your during your stay, so we weren't able to rectify these issues for you. However, we have passed your comments on to the property owner, who will be acting on them accordingly. Kind Regards, The Customer Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2019

  • "There was a terrible smell in the kitchen due to piping I think."

    Around the dishwasher and washing machine. Also very annoying not having any signal or wifi.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2019

  • "Clean, well equipped house."

    Cosy with both central heating and open fire - logs and turf provided. Towels are provided but have seen better days and need to be replaced. Bed linen also provided and is good quality. Beds are very comfortable.

    Reviewed by CathySep 2018

  • "We had a brilliant week in Narin at the holiday house the house was spacious well laid out and very comfortable to sleep in, I loved the enclosed back yard for our wee dog too, there is limited phone reception but just dander outside a few steps and you can connect also the staff at the hotel are very friendly and accommodating if you need wifi but we were happy enough to remain disconnected!"

    Narin has a lovely beach mainly used by families and older people there is a local bar beside the beach with nightly entertainment but that's it so if you're expecting a wild night life you might want to head to the bigger towns, again we were happy with the isolation. the Dolmen centre is worth a visit plus the harbour at portnoo for snorkelling, we spent a fair bit of time in Ardara a lovely bustling town nearby. You can purchase bin bags at the shop in portnoo for collection by the council and there is a toaster at the property too. Also the shop in portnoo give a good rate for sterling. All in all an excellent time was had by all and I can't wait to go back to the holiday house! Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage, in a quiet area."

    We were the only ones and at night it was very dark and with no phone signal you feel a bit isolated. The hotel closed during the week; but came alive at the weekend, this probably changes when the holiday season gets underway. The cottage was airy and comfortable with a great heating system, also the back was closed in which made it secure for our little dog. A couple of little features though: a toaster, micro wave and decent telly would help things, though we didn't need a fire, there was no starter pack, which usually is the case and a few toilets rolls would have been handy as well, having said this, the beach is not to far away and it's a beautiful walk with some spectacular scenery. A car is a must to get around.

    Reviewed by EdithApr 2018

  • "Just couldn't find the property's Bin."

    Reviewed by CarlosAug 2017

  • "Every thing was good in this cottage only downside was no mobile phone signal in this area but you could go to the hotel beside the cottages to use the wifi there."

    The people who own this hotel are really friendly ,we had problems with the heating and hot water and Mary the manager in the hotel phoned the people who owned the cottage Mary also offered us electric heaters and turf for the fire. Must say that the problem with the heating was sorted the within 24 hours had to defrost fridge as freezer kept freezing up and the keypad at the back of the house were we found the key was broken and key was just sat inside it apart from that had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x child’s single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 6), sitting area (seats 5) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and coast 1 mile
  • Please note: No mobile coverage

The property

Narin 1 miles.

This is a wonderful, modern, detached property, set just a mile from the village of Narin in County Donegal.

With four cosy bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and a warming open fire to relax in front of, this Narin cottage is a fantastic base for those looking to discover more of this fascinating area of Donegal.

With a welcoming open plan living area where guests can enjoy making meals together in the kitchen and then retiring to the sitting area to plan what activities are still to come, this cottage near Narin is the perfect holiday base.

Through the sliding doors in the open plan living area, guests are led to the rear patio, a lovely area for taking in the fresh morning air before the busy and exciting day ahead.

The village of Narin is just a mile away from your Donegal cottage and offers guests a well-known Blue Flag beach.

This beach offers fantastic views and is set within a cove, meaning it is protected from the elements and a wonderful place to relax.

Portnoo is also just a short drive away, as are the village of Glenties and the small town of Ardara, both of which are well worth a visit.

For those who enjoy a spot of golfing, the Narin and Portnoo Golf Club is ideal, with excellent facilities and breathtaking views of Gweebarra Bay.

With so much to see and do in this fascinating area, you’ll want to return to this wonderful Narin cottage time and time again.

About the location


Portnoo 1 miles; Ardara 6 miles; Glenties 7 miles; Dungloe 16 miles; Donegal 23 miles.

The small village of Narin lies in Gweebarra Bay, on the west coast of County Donegal. With rolling bog land, rocky shores and low hills, the Donegal landscape in Narin is beautiful for long walks and country pursuits. Narin Strand is a lovely long Blue Flag sandy beach with great swimming opportunities as well as boating and watersports. From the beach you can see Inishkeel Island out in the bay, which at low tide, can be reached by foot. The Narin-Portnoo Golf Club, with its sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay is considered one of the finest natural and scenic 18 hole links courses in Ireland. Close by, and well worth a visit are the villages of Ardara, with an interesting heritage, and Dungloe, home to the famous 'Mary from Dungloe' Festival, while Donegal Town is just a little further.

Please note: No mobile coverage.