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Gapple Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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  • lovely (13)
  • eggs (8)
  • fresh (7)
  • anne (7)
  • pat (7)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "We chose your cottage for the view and ease of getting to paces to visit."

    And it certainly didn't disappoint. Lovely and cosy after a day out and plenty big enough for us four adults. The fresh eggs were a delicious bonus, thank you. Should we ever visit your part of Ireland again we'll be booking with you. Thank you for a cosy, very comfortable week.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, home from home ,very friendly owner,(Anne)."

    Beautiful surroundings,best location we ever stayed at. So peaceful .would recommend to anybody. We will be returning next summer.

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable and cosy Cottage, in a beautiful setting, very welcoming and helpful hosts."

    Would definitely recommend if you are looking to get away from the rat race.

    Reviewed by Dorothy Daisy5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a wonderful cottage, clean,warm and cosy, with excellent views."

    Anne & Pat are lovely hosts that have thought of everything needed in a holiday cottage right down to an electric blanket heating the beds, and a box of fresh laid eggs on arrival. The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in and we have been going to Ireland for about 30years. Well done Anne and Pat show the other cottage owners how it should be done.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was exactly as described."

    Lovely hosts, nearby if you need them, but not on top of you. Stunning scenery all around the cottage. Every supplied you could possibly need, and a lovely gift of fresh eggs. Highly recommend a stay at Gapple Cottage.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property owners were very friendly and hospitable."

    We were shown around all the facilities of the cottage and made feel very welcome. The views from the cottage are stunning and the atmosphere of quietude and peace made our stay so enjoyable!! Highly recommend!!!

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and though somewhat isolated (which is one of the reasons we chose it), the owners were not very far away."

    Both the owners Anne and Pat are very friendly and we appreciated the gift of fresh eggs.

    Reviewed by Anne Deirdre5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely rural property, scenic location."

    Pat and Anne were welcoming and helpful throughout. It was a great place to take it easy for a week and to venture out for half day outings - Fanad Head, Glenveagh Castle and NP, Dunfernaghly etc - and is a shortish drive to Letterkenny. Pat instantly replaced the fridge when it malfunctioned and welcomed us with farm fresh eggs. There is just one narrow windy road to follow to go sightseeing. This didn't bother us but be aware of this.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Just back from a week at this cottage."

    Its in the most beautiful setting with great views. Mountains and sheep from the kitchen window and sea views in the distance at the front. Its quite rural and up a bumpy dirt track so you need a car and to drive carefully. The cottage itself is very warm and cosey with comfey beds and a log burner. Theres a big well equipped kitchen and we were left a lot of logs to burn and a dozen fresh hens eggs, a lovely touch. If your looking for a relaxing peaceful stay near the wild atlantic way and not far from lots of places to explore, Letterkenny, Rathmullen, Ramelton, Buncranna, beaches, A little drive to Glenveigh national park and castle, and An Grainan of Aileach and lots more. Its great value for money, off the beaten track and stunning views. We loved it :)

    Reviewed by Geri4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet surroundings."

    Well equipped and very clean. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely old Irish cottage full of charm."

    A great place to tour Donegal. House was clean and comfortable and totally private. The owners are very helpful.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Aug 2022

  • "I would like to thank Anne and pat for our amazing time at gapple cottage."

    We had a great time and made some special memories as a family. The views from the cottage are absolutely stunning and it's so peaceful we can't wait to book our next holiday

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage stunning views, friendly lovely owners, quiet relaxing time enjoyed at gapple cottage"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "All we could wish for in the property, which is very comfortable and warm."

    Nice, quiet out-of-the way location but still easy to get to. Some nice walks roundabout, and Rathmullan, Ramelton are only a few minutes away as is the coast road around the Fanad peninsula and elsewhere. Friendly, helpful hosts - Anne called the day before to ensure we could easily find them, and Pat dropped in for a chat and to make sure we were OK (and leave some very tasty eggs). We loved it.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "The hosts were very friendly , welcoming and the host even gave us some lovely fresh farm eggs and the cottage has a spectacular view."

    Lovely walks around the area and brilliant location for site seeing. Cottage was immaculate when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Madelein5.0Apr 2022

  • "If peace & quiet are the order of the day for you, then Gapple cottage is the place for you."

    Anne & Pat were excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay here , place is well located for a quiet peaceful holiday and ..."

    Had a lovely stay here , place is well located for a quiet peaceful holiday and rathmullan only around the corner , lovely wee cottage nestled in the mountain, clean tidy and has everything you need and Pat the owner is very helpful and just a very humble nice man ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Nice cottage located in a beautiful rural setting."

    Lovely host too. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ezra5.0Sep 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine in utility, TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gravelled area with lawned garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One pet may be allowed by arrangement with the owner
  • Shop and pub 4 miles.

The property

Rathmullan 5.9 miles.

This charming, traditional detached cottage is in an isolated position between Rathmullan and Milford.

Offering breathtaking views of Lough Swilly, this cottage is a perfect retreat for couples or a family looking to completely get away from it all.

Set all on the ground floor, there is a spacious kitchen with a dining area which is a cheerful space to enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out into the countryside.

The sitting room has a multi-fuel stove which keeps the cold at bay and provides a cosy room to retire to in the evenings.

Completing the accommodation are two charming double bedrooms.

Outside you will find a gravelled area with a lawned garden where you can see the countryside stretching for miles to the lough and hills in the distance.

This is all the inspiration you need for you to pull on your walking boots and get out there to explore.

For an evening out, head to the seaside village of Rathmullan where there are a choice of restaurants and pubs including the award-winning Rathmullan House.

You can also have a go at some watersports on Lough Swilly or test out your swing at one of the golf courses on the shore.

For a day out, Glenveagh National Park is a must.

You will find Glenveagh Castle and Gardens and a number of different walking trails to enjoy.

This delightful cottage is an ideal choice with a number of activities on offer in the area.

About the location


Letterkenny 15 miles.

Nestled on the shore of Lough Swilly on the Fanad Peninsula, the quaint village of Rathmullan has a colourful history. It was from here that the last of the Celtic chieftains fled Ireland, now known as the Flight of the Earls, and there is an interesting heritage centre in the village commemorating this vital event in Ireland’s history. This sleepy seaside village offers a variety of local shops and pubs and a long sandy beach ideal for lazy days. The Fanad Peninsula is a haven for walkers, hikers and nature enthusiasts, and boasts a stunning coastline. The summer ferry crosses Lough Swilly to Buncrana, opening up Inishowen and beyond, and it’s only a short distance to the town of Letterkenny.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas