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LITTLE IRISH COTTAGE DONEGAL IRELAND free wifi top rated cottage in Donegal

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Our beautiful cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way
Outside the cottage - there is parking for several cars
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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NO EXTRA FEES! No insurance or hidden fees! Heating, electricity, wifi and linen hire are all included in price. The Little Irish Cottage, over 150 years old, is situated right on the Wild Atlantic Way in west Donegal, Ireland. It is situated close to beautiful deserted Atlantic beaches, traditional Irish pubs and some of the most spectacular scenery in western Europe. Why not come to Ireland for the craic! Our beautiful family holiday home is decorated in a traditional but comfortable manner with original artwork and vintage and antique pieces. The cottage is at least 150 years old but has been sympathetically modernised and extended and has three bedrooms, all with double beds. There is also a double sofa bed in the separate living room. There is a family bathroom with full sized ...NO EXTRA FEES! No insurance or hidden fees! Heating, electricity, wifi and linen hire are all included in price. The Little Irish Cottage, over 150 years old, is situated right on the Wild Atlantic Way in west Donegal, Ireland. It is situated close to beautiful deserted Atlantic beaches, traditional Irish pubs and some of the most spectacular scenery in western Europe. Why not come to Ireland for the craic! Our beautiful family holiday home is decorated in a traditional but comfortable manner with original artwork and vintage and antique pieces. The cottage is at least 150 years old but has been sympathetically modernised and extended and has three bedrooms, all with double beds. There is also a double sofa bed in the separate living room. There is a family bathroom with full sized bath and separate shower cubicle, and an ensuite wc and shower room to the main bedroom. The kitchen has a full sized oven and induction hob, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. There is an additional drinks fridge. The separate laundry room contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and iron. There is a good sized wildflower garden and parking for several cars if required. The cottage is furnished with very comfortable sofas and beds. The cottage is in a remote rural area but only a short drive from the heritage town of Ardara, and is incredibly peaceful. The cottage is full of books, fiction and non-fiction, there are board games, an iPod/ iPhone/ MP3 docking station/ speaker and a radio and CD player. Wifi is provided free of charge. There is no television - but there is a DVD player to watch the selection of movies provided. You can sit by a traditional turf fire in the evenings with a relaxing drink and really feel that you are hiding away from the world. The sun does not set until after 10pm in summer and it is beautiful to sit outside on long summer evenings watching the sun set into the west. On clear nights the stars are spectacular as there is little or no light pollution. The town of Ardara is only a few miles away through the glorious scenery of the Glengesh Pass and has loads of pubs and restaurants. Nancy's Bar and the Corner House enjoy fully deserved worldwide reputations for traditional music and craic. Ardara is the centre of the Donegal knitwear and weaving industry and there are many shops selling locally produced garments in wool and tweed. In the other direction, the quaint villages of Carrick, Kilcar and Glencolumbcille nestle in spectacular scenery, and the cliffs at Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in western Europe, are a must-see. There are many golf courses in the area, and surfing is popular at many of the Atlantic beaches nearby, particularly Tramore at Bundoran, Rosbeg, Rossnowlagh and Dooey Strand. Finally, the most beautiful beach in Donegal and perhaps Ireland (in my opinion) is at Maghera (complete with caves) which is very close by. There are plans to extend the International Appalachian Trail to this part of Donegal and there are waymarked trails for walkers in the area (less than 1 mile walk from the cottage). The cottage is well placed for visiting further afield. Belfast is only 3 hours drive away. During 2012 the city commemorated the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic, the most famous ship in the world, with the opening of a spectacular visitor centre. Derry city is around 90 minutes drive - it was named UK Capital of Culture for 2013. The world famous Giant's Causeway is about 3 hours' drive from the cottage. Other destinations - the Fermanagh lakeland (which was the venue of the 2013 G8 summit) 90 minutes, Malin Head the most northerly point of Ireland 2 hours 30 minutes, Galway 3 hours 30 minutes, Dublin 4 hours (all times approximate). The rental rate at the cottage includes electricity, wifi, oil and starter fuel for the open fire. Bed linens and towels are provided, as are household and cleaning products (e.g. diswasher detergent, bathroom tissue etc) and some cooking supplies (e.g. condiments, olive oil, tea and coffee). The black and white photos of the cottage are used with kind permission of Lee Boyd. Lonely Planet listed Ireland in 5th place of countries to visit in 2015. Ardara was named Best Village in Ireland to live in by the Irish Times in a survey in June 2012, and one of the top 5 places (city, town, village etc) in the whole of Ireland! Bundoran is named in National Geographic's top 20 surfing towns in the world.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Maximum of two small well-behaved pets allowed. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed and, as this is sheep country, dogs will need to be kept on a lead when outside. There is plenty of garden furniture and guests may smoke outside. Please dispose of cigarette ends carefully and thoughtfully in the interests of the environment, and as there may be risk of gorse fires in during dry spells.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Colette H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2009
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2020

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Date of stay: September 2020
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 10 August 2019

Date of stay: July 2019
treacleb0b, VR Owner at The Little Irish Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

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Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: July 2019
treacleb0b, VR Owner at The Little Irish Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2019

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Reviewed 5 April 2019

We have been to this gem of a cottage several times and it has everything you could ask for and more. It’s spotlessly clean, homely, peaceful and is situated in a stunning location. I could go on but I will just recommend that you go...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Trail558548
treacleb0b, VR Owner at The Little Irish Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2019

I’m so glad you enjoyed your latest stay and I look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage very soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Beautiful cottage to stay in. The cottage is beautifully decorated, extremely cosy and has everything you need to self cater. Great nights sleep as beds were so comfortable and we had a cosy fire on in the evening with a nice glass of wine, totally...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

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Date of stay: July 2018
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We’ve been there in February with our three kids. Although the weather was cold and snowy we had an amazing time in this beautiful surrounding. The cottage is extremely comfortable, quiet, clean, spacious and well equipped. Perfect place to relax. We hope to come back.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Compass557539
treacleb0b, VR Owner at The Little Irish Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We would love to welcome you back to the cottage at any time.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We spent 2 nights here with our dogs. Perfect wee faery cottage, lovely atmosphere and energy. Clean, comfortable and very well equipped, all you could ask for. Ardara town is well worth a visit. Amazing scenery all around. It's our new favourite place!

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank dusty69205
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Had the most wonderful time in this lovely remote spot. All the comforts of home and the beauty of an oldie worldie feel in the open fired living room. Comfy beds and lots of lovely crafty pieces, throws and blankets there for everyone. Will definitely...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank AnneMGB
Reviewed 28 June 2017

we rented this pretty cottage for a two day break. it is deceptively big having 3 double bedrooms. its was cool enough up the mountain which delighted us because we were able to light and enjoy the open fire !! wonderfully equipped with a huge...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The Little Irish Cottage is in a remote area that has probably looked the same for hundreds if not thousands of years. The cottage is probably the type of dwelling our ancestors lived in albeit that it has been modernised. The cottage is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish: Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism trail on the west coast of Ireland. The 2,500 km (1553 miles) driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula, directly north of Derry, to Kinsale, County Cork, on the Celtic Sea coast. At the Northern end, the route adjoins the Causeway Coast tourism route in Northern Ireland. Along the route there are places and attractions which have been designated as points of interest for travellers.
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  • The Little Irish Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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