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Ard An Dun

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Bungalow
This comfortable and spacious detached family holiday home is on a private site with large gardens. It is a well equipped bungalow, with open fire and wood burner. It is close to local amenities, a 5mins drive from Buncrana. Buncrana itself is a seaside town with lovely restaurants and bars. There is a children’s play area at the shore front next to the beach. There are many seaside walks and also Swans Park river side walk. It is a great base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Coast of Donegal and a few mins drive to local beautiful beaches. There are 2 links golf courses in Buncrana, one 9 hole and the Northwest 18 hole. There is also the famous Ballyliffin 23km away. The historical Fort Dunee is a short drive away, worth a visit for the scenery and lovely walks. Derry City is close by wi...This comfortable and spacious detached family holiday home is on a private site with large gardens. It is a well equipped bungalow, with open fire and wood burner. It is close to local amenities, a 5mins drive from Buncrana. Buncrana itself is a seaside town with lovely restaurants and bars. There is a children’s play area at the shore front next to the beach. There are many seaside walks and also Swans Park river side walk. It is a great base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Coast of Donegal and a few mins drive to local beautiful beaches. There are 2 links golf courses in Buncrana, one 9 hole and the Northwest 18 hole. There is also the famous Ballyliffin 23km away. The historical Fort Dunee is a short drive away, worth a visit for the scenery and lovely walks. Derry City is close by with its historic walls and Peace Bridge over the river Foyle. The Giants Causeway is about 90mins drive and also the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge plus Bushmills Distillery. It comprises of the following accommodation: Kitchen-dining room, living room, utility facilities in connecting garage, king bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two double bedroom, and one large bathroom. The fully fitted kitchen includes electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King2 Doubles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Mary M
Hosting since April 2015
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (33)
Jim M
Jim M
Williamsburg, VA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Delightful Experience
Ard An Dun was chosen to provide easy accessibility to Northern Ireland and the northern part of County Donegal. It turned out to be a perfect location. In our stay of three plus weeks, we were able to spend quality time exploring the nooks and crannies of the Inishowen Peninsula and enjoying the sense of "living there" rather than just "holidaying". This home provided a welcoming presence after each of our many drives in the area. Relaxing is our strong suit and Ard An Dun was perfect for this endeavor. The layout, all on one floor, afforded comfort in every respect. Choices made with regard to furnishings, linens, wall hangings and color schemes were tastefully done and inviting. All in all, this was an ideal home for us and gave us memories of our time there which we will cherish.
Visited September 2023
Written 25 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you Jim and Ann for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us in Ard an Dun and that everything was to your satisfaction. All the best Mary
Written 9 November 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FarAway46932106075
FarAway46932106075
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing relaxing definitely did help with clearing the mind and I can't wait to get back 🥰🥰🥰
To me it was the house of my dreams so comfortable and cosy with the most amazing scenery the only thing I'd maybe change is maybe getting gates added to the entry way. There's shops literally 5 mins away might be a bit of a drive to other places but it's well worth it I'll definitely be back again even the people are so lovely and seem to be used to holiday makers getting lost as every time I asked for directions they gave a good aul laugh before helping 🤣🤣🤣 I'm literally only home 24hrs and I miss it you've the best of both worlds you've the peace and quiet then you can go and have your family day with your pets to what more could you want 😊😊 Mary thank you so much for giving me and my family the opportunity to stay in your beautiful house ❤️
Visited July 2023
Written 21 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you so much Andrea for giving us such a lovely review. I’m delighted you all enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. All the best Mary
Written 1 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ricci J
Ricci J
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely house in a beautiful spot.
Lovely house. Clean and spacious. Lots of lovely wee extras like a welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits which was a lovely touch after a long drive. All the family had a lovely time :) 2 mins from the town centre by car and a short drive to many attractions.
Visited July 2023
Written 11 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you Ricci for taking the time to give us a lovely review. I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you. Thanks again for the booking
Written 20 July 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emma B
Emma B
Dundrum, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding.
Absolutely perfect...everything was spot on...location great...5 min drive into Buncrana ......house spotless and very comfortable....large sized rooms....very spacious...large garden...ideal for both families and/or couples ...Mary ,the host,was most obliging ...in fact it was so good we booked an extra night on our last day.Highly recommend.
Visited April 2023
Written 12 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you Emma for the great review. Much appreciated. Hopefully we will see you back again in the near future. Kind regards Mary
Written 30 April 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eileen D
Eileen D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ard An Dun
We spent a few days at the house and I must say it was beautiful. We felt really comfortable and the location is so handy to the town and alot of the sightseeing we went to visit. We will definitely book this house again. The owner Mary is very helpful and understanding. The welcome pack we received was very thoughtful and much needed after a long journey. I would highly recommend booking this house.
Visited August 2022
Written 2 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you Eileen for the lovely review It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Mary
Written 15 September 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mary C
Mary C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great base for Donegal stay
We stayed here the start of August 2022 whilst attending the clonmany festival.. Great house.. clean and tidy .. everything that you need.. Even games to keep the kids entertained in the irish rainy weather.
Visited August 2022
Written 6 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you Mary for taking the time to give us a lovely review. Wouldn’t it be great if we could arrange for good weather as well. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will see you again soon. All the best. Mary
Written 12 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PC
PC
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spot On
Lovely family home ideally located.We stayed for a week with our 2 smallies aged 5 & 7.Mary was a most accommodating host with nothing a bother and the welcome pack was greatly appreciated after the long drive.Great outdoor space also and an ideal base to explore the wider Donegal area.Hope to back in the future thumbs up all round!
Visited July 2021
Written 14 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you Pat for taking the time to give us a lovely review. Much appreciated. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Thanks again for your booking. All the best Mary
Written 5 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chchch2016
chchch2016
Biel, Switzerland98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely and comfortable house
We really enjoyed our 4 night stay in this very comfortable house. We loved the large and well equipped kitchen which was so cosy. The rooms are bright with lots of storage space and comfortable beds. It was great to have two bathrooms as a family of four. There is also a large garden which would have been great if the sun was shining :-). We were also well looked after by the owner and absolutely recommend the house. Although it is on a road, it is very quiet, especially at night. Thank you for a lovely and very pleasant stay!
Visited August 2021
Written 7 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you Claudia for the lovely review. It gives us great pleasure to know that the guests enjoyed their stay. Thanks again for your booking. Regards Mary
Written 5 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

811jen
811jen
Ballyclare, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home from Home
What a lovely family home this is. I went with my husband, 2 young children and dog and we all had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Good size rooms and great space outside for dog to run around the garden. Mary was very accommodating and kept us up to date on directions and all instructions for managing the house. Great location to Buncrana town, we will would definitely recommend.
Visited August 2020
Written 27 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you Jenna for the lovely review. I’m glad that everything was to your liking. It was a pleasure having you and hopefully we will see you again. Thanks again for the booking. Mary
Written 10 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Leslie B
Leslie B
Lisbellaw, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mr
The house was very well presented,roomy & comfortable,nice distance out of the town.....good quiet location,all that u need supplied,central heating & open fire,lots of outside space & plenty of activity leaflets provided.....fantastic stay....short but most enjoyable...a real hidden gem....
Visited July 2020
Written 30 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer571806
Explorer571806
Thank you Leslie for the lovely review. Great to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again for the booking
Written 19 August 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Garage
  • Private yard
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Dublin Airport
207.9 km

Eglinton Airport
23 km
Restaurants
Ubiquitous Restaurant
2.4 km

The Railway Tavern
7.8 km

Sherpa Indian & Nepalese Restaurant
2.6 km

Oscars Cafe Bar & Resturant
2.5 km
Attractions
Fort Dunree Military Museum
7.7 kmMilitary Museums

Swan Park
2.4 kmParks

Buncrana Beach
3.3 kmBeaches

The Drift Inn
3.3 kmBars & Clubs
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 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 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ard An Dun

Ard An Dun is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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