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Ard A Mhaoire,Lovely cottage on the Loughros Peninsula

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
Ard a Mhaoire is a comfortable holiday home situated on the scenic Loughros Peninsula in South West Donegal. The holiday home is just 2km from Loughros Point and enjoys views of both Loughros Beg and Loughros More Bays as well as the dramatic Slievetooey Mountains. The holiday home is also just 6km from the Heritage Town of Ardara. This deceptively spacious holiday home has comfortable accommodation for 6 people. There are 2 double bedrooms and a bedroom with bunk beds. There is a cosy living room with open fireplace and a well equipped kitchen – both enjoying lovely views. There is a bathroom on the ground floor and a spacious shower room on the first floor.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles2 Bunks
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Sean M
Hosting since July 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (34)
Roisin F
Roisin F
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great property with stunning scenery
Loved this house and its location. It was alot bigger inside than we thought. 2 great bathrooms was a bonus. 2 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs all very comfortable here. Ofcourse we visited during storm Betty but felt so cosy inside the house. The owner personally showed us around the house when we arrived and he was so lovely and helpful and lives closeby if needed. There is a really big garden that wraps around the house but it is a little exposed to the weather as no vegetation but for us that just added to the experience. The location is excellent with everywhere we wanted to go within 30/40 mins drive. The scenery is stunning. Be sure to visit Maghera beach and caves which can be seen from the property. Ararat Town has some lovely restaurants and bars and portnoo/narin beach is ideal for taking a dip. Wouldn't hesitate to return to this area and property.
Visited August 2023
Written 25 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Shaun M
Shaun M
" thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 26 September 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sam T
Sam T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wild Atlantic
The cottage is surrounded by great views of the sea and mountains. I went there with my nearly children - ages 18 and 20. They had a great active holiday - super cycling, fishing, walking, swimming and surfing. The host left us a very nice bottle of wine and chocolates. The cottage is clean and practicals. We were delighted to be able to talk our dog with us and would certainly stay again.
Visited August 2023
Written 15 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Shaun M
Shaun M
" thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 26 September 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emma O
Emma O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heavenly
Wonderful location, lovely cottage, great host. You haven’t seen proper beaches until you’ve been to Donegal. We’ll be back!
Visited August 2023
Written 5 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Shaun M
Shaun M
" thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 26 September 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Glynis B
Glynis B
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Ard a Mhoire
The cottage is small and basic but very clean and Sean met us on arrival and give us a tour of the cottage, he presented us with a bottle of wine and a box of chocs which was a luvely touch.The surrounding views were beautiful and hard to beat. A visit to Assaranca falls and Maghera beach is a must. Thanks again Sean for a luvely stay.
Visited September 2021
Written 1 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sean M
Sean M
" thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 8 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fiona O
Fiona O
93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic Setting
The location of this house is fantastic. If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place to be. Sean is so friendly and helpful. He showed us all around the house and also left us a bottle of wine and chocolates. Fabulous base to explore the peninsula and Sean so helpful with local knowledge. The house was clean, well equipped and pet friendly - a huge plus with enclosed gardens, our dog loved it. Accommodated 6 adults comfortably. Night sky and early morning sun rise breath taking. We enjoyed a pint of Guinness in 'The Beehive' in Ardara, very friendly staff and locals.
Visited September 2021
Written 23 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sean M
Sean M
"thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 8 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Darren Farthing
Darren Farthing
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place
Beautiful house situated in a beautiful location, the house seems a lot more spacious inside, the location can't be beaten, beaches, waterfall and beautiful scenery everywhere you look, the owner Sean is a lovely fella, would definitely recommend and would definitely go back, Thanks for everything Sean.
Visited April 2021
Written 4 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sean M
Sean M
"Thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 24 August 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Explore04967987477
Explore04967987477
Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful place
This is a lovely, clean house, wonderful views, the owner is a gentleman. Very warm welcome, with a bottle of wine and chocolate. The view is fantastic, beach is nearby, dog is allowed to stay, perfect vacation. We will definitely be back soon! Thanks Sean for everything.
Visited September 2020
Written 22 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sean M
Sean M
"Thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 24 August 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cmbbell2016
cmbbell2016
Crossgar, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Majestic Mountains
The scenery is stunning; the peace and tranquility unbelievable - the only sounds were from sheep, cattle or the occasional tractor on the mountain road. We had great weather which helped but I'd challenge you to find a more beautiful spot in Donegal. I loved to sit on the front step of an evening taking in the views and feeling calmed by the utter stillness all around. Sean was extremely friendly and accommodating and very easy to deal with. The house is grand - beautiful views from every aspect - the only niggle is that the WiFi is patchy (we could only access it once in 6 days) but having said that, that didn't bother me as I wanted to get away from it all and this location and accommodation hit the mark. The beautiful strand beach is 10 minutes walk from the house and never really packed (but watch out for the jelly fish)! If you are looking for a tranquil getaway in stunning surroundings, this is the place for you. I've visited many locations in Donegal over the years but this one stole my heart.
Visited August 2020
Written 16 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sean M
Sean M
"Thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 24 August 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bruno G
Bruno G
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage
Very nice location, easy access with fantastic views The cottage is very comfortable 3 bed rooms, top floor in suite We visit Donegal on our Staycation Ardara is a very good base. The house was very clean, the kitchen is small but had everything we needed. The open fire in the living rooms is a +. Sean is very nice and told us all the spots to visit around the area. The beach at the end of the small peninsula is very nice, 5 minutes cycling. Our 2 daughters (10&14) really enjoyed.
Visited July 2020
Written 29 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sean M
Sean M
"thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 30 July 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mick S
Mick S
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Remote and beautiful area
This is almost the last house on this remote spit of land that points into the Atlantic - next stop USA. You can see the sea on both sides of the spit from the house which is warm, very clean and functional. Sean, the owner, is very efficient and friendly and made us feel welcome. The landscape is like going back in time with abundant wildlife and coral sand beaches and mountains that sweep down to the sea. Best of all is the magnificent Sheskinmore Nature Reserve - a short car journey away. The big question is why, in the middle of summer, there are so few people here?
Visited June 2019
Written 16 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sean M
Sean M
" thank you for your review- it was great to have you stay "
Written 30 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Location features
  • Waterfront location

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Map
Getting there
Dublin Airport
212 km

Donegal Airport
31.6 km
Restaurants
Dawros Bay House
4.5 km

Mel's Coffee
7.5 km
Attractions
Maghera Beach and Caves
1.8 kmBeaches

Glengesh Pass
7.5 kmHistoric Walking Areas

Assaranca Waterfall
2.9 kmWaterfalls

Triona Design
7.9 kmVisitor Centres
About the neighbourhood
The Loughros Peninsula extends west from Ardara into the Atlantic Ocean at Loughros Point. It is a peaceful, unspoilt peninsula which has some of the most beautiful scenery in Donegal. There are magnificent views across Loughros Beg Bay towards the Slievetooey Mountains and the famous Asaranca waterfall which cascades down to the majestic Maghera Beach. A 10 minute Walk from the holiday home brings you to Dorlins beach - a nice bathing beach on the Loughros More Bay side of the Peninsula. Ard a Mhaoire is a great base for outdoor pusuits. The Loughros Peninsula and its two neighbouring peninsulas – Dawros to the north and Slieve League to the south provide endless opportunities for the walker, hill climber, cyclist and the sightseer. And of course the Bluestack Mountains to the east of Ardara are renowned for their Waymarked Way walking trails. On the nearby Dawros Peninsula you have the wonderful Narin & Portnoo Golf Links and the superb Narin Blue Flag Beach as well as archaeology sites like the Kilclooney Dolmen and the circular stone fort on Lough Doon. A little further afield on the rugged Slive League Peninsula you have the folk village at Glencolmcille , the dramatic Slieve League Cliffs and Killybegs – Irelands largest fishing port and also a top sea angling centre. Ard a Mhaoire is a short drive from the Ardara Town. This vibrant town has been dubbed “The Festival Capital of Donegal”. Annual events include:- January Country Music Weekend. March International Walking Festival. Cup of Tae Festival. Jazz & Bluegrass Festival The Ardara Agricultural Show November Matchmaking Weekend Overall Ard a Mhaoire is a good value holiday home accommodation located in a beautiful part of South West Donegal
Access
Car required
How to get there

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period. check in 4pm, check out 10am rental – except by special arrangement

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ard A Mhaoire,Lovely cottage on the Loughros Peninsula

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