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Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
Nestled along the shores of Lough Swilly with breathtaking views over Stragill Beach and the surrounding area Cecil's Cottage is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. This new build looks convincingly old with the finest detail of times gone-by instilled in every room. Main House comprises 3 bedrooms and attached single end comprises self contained apartment with one double bed. Situated on large private site overlooking beach with peaceful reading area and private access lane to beach. Tranquil and comfortable yet close to Buncrana Town Centre and all local amenities. Main cottage - 3 beds, sun rm, kitchen-dining, bathrm & shower rm Single End - kitchen/living/bed/Shower rm PLEASE NOTE: Hire of the property for formal after parties and hen/stag parties for large groups of young...Nestled along the shores of Lough Swilly with breathtaking views over Stragill Beach and the surrounding area Cecil's Cottage is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. This new build looks convincingly old with the finest detail of times gone-by instilled in every room. Main House comprises 3 bedrooms and attached single end comprises self contained apartment with one double bed. Situated on large private site overlooking beach with peaceful reading area and private access lane to beach. Tranquil and comfortable yet close to Buncrana Town Centre and all local amenities. Main cottage - 3 beds, sun rm, kitchen-dining, bathrm & shower rm Single End - kitchen/living/bed/Shower rm PLEASE NOTE: Hire of the property for formal after parties and hen/stag parties for large groups of young adults is strictly forbidden.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
No events of parties under any circumstances! No large groups of young adults under any circumstances. We expect you to treat our home with care as it it were your own.
Bedrooms
4 Doubles1 Sofa1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Showers

Meet the host
Wild Atlantic Wanderer W
Hosting since January 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (29)
Marina C
Marina C
Belfast, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Christmas at Cecils cottage
Second Christmas I have spent with my family at Cecils cottage. There were 10 of us. The owners are very friendly and helpful . The cottage itself spacious v clean with great views. We loved every moment ! I would have no hesitation recommending it. Lovely position . Beautiful beach walks.
Visited December 2022
Written 27 December 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marina C
Marina C
Belfast, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Christmas
I want to leave an excellent review for Cecils cottage Buncrana. We went for Christmas just after my daughters wedding. A family affair. The hosts were most welcoming and helpful. The cottage extremely clean well kitted out and authentic. I give it 10/10 . We loved being so close to beach and only a 3 km walk on coastal path to Buncrana. Wud definitely return
Visited December 2021
Written 31 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Seaside53900427401
Seaside53900427401
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family Visit
My sister and her family had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. I have stayed there] before and would have no hesitation in recommending it. We all plan to stay there again.
Visited July 2020
Written 4 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

john h
john h
Dublin, Ireland60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect getaway beachside in Northern Donegal
What a welcome from the hosts with treats on arrival. WOW views and the clean cottage was filled with authentic Irish homestead touches.That said, all the mod conveniences were in place for relaxation and comfort, warm baths and showers on demand and the kitchen was fully stocked - even with a GEORGE FORMAN grill. Sunsets were photographed most nights. A very short walk from the property DIRECTLY onto a beautiful beach and headland with an optional paved walkway into Buncrana. The beach was spotlessly clean. Surrounded by flora and fauna and wildlife from North Donegal - this is an opportunity to slow the pace down and connect with nature and love the fresh air. Country road walks, friendly locals, and plenty of touring options if you want to explore. Check the ferry times to cross Lough Swilly. We went to beaches galore. Our small dog was delighted to get to know Jessie the donkey. We will be back. While we saw so many lovely holiday homes in Donegal few compared to this in terms of location, privacy and views. We love looking at our photos still !
Visited June 2020
Written 6 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Samantha D
Samantha D
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful House in a Stunning Location
This was our 2nd stay at Cecil's Cottage. We enjoyed our first stay so much that we simply had to come back. The house is so spacious and beautifully decorated. We were all very comfortable. The living room views over the Lough and mountains are stunning. We walked through 2 fields straight onto the beach. We brought our dog with us and she adored staying as well. We especially loved the donkey, sheep and cows. The location of Cecil's Cottage is a fantastic base for touring around Donegal. We shall definitely be back next year !!
Visited July 2019
Written 16 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We thrive on all of our happy customers. We look forward to your return. Anita :)
Written 19 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AdamFullarton
AdamFullarton
Belfast, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cecil’s cottage
Great place to stay, short easy walk to the beach, lovely views, super location and great hospitality!
Visited May 2019
Written 8 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks for staying with and for taking the time to write a review. Anita
Written 21 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ruth M
Ruth M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
AMAZING
The best cottage ever - beautiful scenes - beautiful walks - beautiful cottage with breath - taking views and coat hot fire 💛 Owners and Anita are so kind and caring - thank you all for such a wonderful stay 💙
Visited December 2018
Written 8 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Your return custom again and again makes us happy to know we are doing our job right. Thanks and we look forward to your next visit. Anita :)
Written 4 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KWAKBeerfan
KWAKBeerfan
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location!
What a location! We had a two week stay here at the end of August. Wonderful views of Lough Swilly and its hills from the lounge and garden. The house was well equipped and comfortably accommodated three adults with two lively children. The children were very impressed with the play area in the garden and, in particular, loved feeding Jessie the (people friendly) donkey. Eileen and Seamus were excellent hosts, keen to ensure we had a good stay. We can only echo the positive comments of previous guests on this cottage - its location, facilities and proximity to Stragill strand, including the pleasant walk along the coastal path to Buncrana. The house is well located for touring the Inishowen peninsula. We left with a sense of sadness with all saying they'd love to return in future. What more can one add.
Visited August 2018
Written 15 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cottage. We love all the excellent feedback that our guests leave. It is indeed a very special place that we love to share with others. Please do return again soon. Anita :)
Written 4 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daniel K
Daniel K
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
MERVEILLEUX COTTAGE
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans votre gite le gite est très bien et la paysage magnifique je recommande fortement ce gite
Visited May 2018
Written 21 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thank you for your lovely review. Delighted that you enjoyed your time in our cottage and by the beach. Anita :)
Written 22 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ruth M
Ruth M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing !!
Absolutely loved our stay at the cottage - it is such a wonderful place! So cosy, warm, beautifully decorated and perfectly located - so close to the beach and to Buncrana village :) beautiful walk! The owners are such lovely people who always make sure you are happy and enjoying your stay! They are so kind and friendly! Thank you so much for an amazing stay! We can’t wait to be back!
Visited April 2018
Written 9 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks so much for leaving lovely comments about our property. We absolutely love others getting enjoyment from our cottage and indeed the surrounding area and all its beauty. Anita :)
Written 12 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Dublin Airport
208.7 km

Eglinton Airport
24.6 km
Restaurants
Ubiquitous Restaurant
3 km

Belle's Kitchen
7.7 km

The Railway Tavern
7.8 km

Sherpa Indian & Nepalese Restaurant
3.3 km
Attractions
Fort Dunree Military Museum
6.2 kmMilitary Museums

Swan Park
2.8 kmParks

Buncrana Beach
3.7 kmBeaches

The Drift Inn
3.8 kmBars & Clubs
About the neighbourhood
Nestled within the Donegal Hills along the shores of Lough Swilly, Cecils cottage has breathtaking views over the surrounding areas and lough. A peaceful retreat only a stones throw from Stragill Beach. The cottage has a private laneway to the beach and also a quiet raised and decked reading area (See pictures for details). The cottage is in a tranquil spot yet only 4km from Buncrana Main Street and all local amenities. Buncrana Town and nearby surrounding areas have so much to offer for travellers. The local scenic beauty is most definitely a huge attraction. Sandy beaches, numerous viewpoints from rolling hills, cliffs and mountains. An ideal way to enjoy the scenic beauty of this area is by taking the 'Inishowen 100' route plan by the local tourist industry which shows off Inishowens best features throughout a 100km journey. The nature of the local people is welcoming and warming. People here have a genuine and caring interest in other people and this is a most unique and pleasant experience for travellers from largely populated areas to sample. A relaxing holiday in the countryside is what you will get yet there are cities with large populations as nearby as 20 minutes drive. Buncrana town itself offers numerous attractions for a visitor:- Sandy beaches; Local fishing and angling centre; Fahan Marina; Kayaking; Walks and hiking route; Orienteering in Swan Park; Equestrian Centre; Historic monuments - O' Dohertys Keep, The Castle, Dunree Fort and An Grianan Aileach to name but a few; Summer Ferry crossing service between Buncrana Pier and Rathmullan Pier; Public Leisure Centre; Childrens Play Park on the shore green; Public Tennis Courts; 2 No Golf Courses - Buncrana Municipal (9 Hole) and North West Golf Course (18 Hole); 3 Hotels (one with Spa and Private Leisure Centre); Local Kids Indoor Play Centre (Wains World); One of Irelands oldest town cinemas...a true gem in our little town that us locals are very proud of; 4 Large Supermarkets - Aldi, Lidl, Supervalu and Eurospar; Many fantastic restaurants to suit various budgets; 15 bars (many with live music); 1 popular nightclub and 1 live band venue. Buncrana hosts an annual music festival (normally in July) and the nearby town of Clonmany plays host to a hugely popular country music festival every year which brings with it people from all corners of the world! The nearby village of Ballyliffin also plays host to the world renowed Ballyliffin Golf Course. Derry and Letterkenny both have multiplex cinemas and bowling alleys; Halfway Go Karting Centre, Burnfoot is close by for visitors with a need for speed ;) Buncrana is a superb location for people of all ages. It has something to offer for everyone and really is worth a visit...come and see for yourself ;)
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
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
Please note that prices for 12 relate to rental of the Cottage & Attached Single End Apartment. Please note that prices for 10 relate to rental of the Main Cottage only. Minimum rate for Main Cottage is €850. Minimum rate for Main Cottage & Single End is €1100.Oil Meters installed - Pay as you use system. Free turf available for the stove which heats radiators in Main Cottage only :)

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer

Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.

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