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Wild Rose Cottage In Scenic South Donegal - WiFi Available.

Bedrooms 3
Space 970 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 6 plus Cot

Welcome to Wild Rose Cottage, and its beautiful surrounding area.

Wild Rose Cottage stands on a half acre plot with a relaxing garden area both back and front for you to enjoy. The Cottage offers a tranquil and relaxing base from which to explore the breathtaking beauty of Donegal and bordering counties.

While this traditional Irish home is completely private, it is just a two minute drive to the local village where you will find a Post Office, Café, Grocery Store and several Pubs with traditional music to entertain you.

Tastefully decorated and featuring an open fireplace as well as oil-fired central heating the Cottage is cosy and comfortable year round. With all the necessary equipment in the kitchen, you can choose to cook at home if not in the mood to eat out. Wireless Internet is also provided. An outdoor shed provides extra space for surf boards , bicycles and outdoor gear.

Nearby you will find amazing Blue Flag beaches, the rugged sea cliffs at Slieve Leauge, traditional Irish music and great restuarants. Come and enjoy breathtaking mountain views, wonderful scenery and indulge in a friendly and tranquil atmosphere that will inspire you to return year after year. We look forward to sharing the delights of Wild Rose Cottage and its environs with you !

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Equestrian Center 2km.

Coral beach and Lighthouse 7km.

Scuba Diving at St John's point.

Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe are 30km away.

Killybegs fishing port - Martime and Heritage centre 8km.

City of Derry Airport - 130 km , approximately 1.5 hours drive.

Dublin Airport - 255 km, approximately 3.5 hours drive.

Belfast International Airport - 185 km, approximately 3 hours drive.

Knock International Airport - 150 km, approximately 2 hours drive.

Larne Ferry port - 195 km, approximately 3 hours drive.

Dublin Ferry Port - 260 km, approximately 3.5 hours drive.

More Details

Jennifer and Willie Mackey
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2017

About Jennifer and Willie Mackey

William & Jennifer have been married for 30 years, we have three grown up sons. We have lived in Donegal all our lives, indeed our families can be recorded back to 18th century in this region - I guess we are local! Willie took early retirement in 2010 having worked in Telecommunications and Jennifer is now a full time housewife having worked as a Child Support Worker. We now have a small working farm on which we breed Connemara ponies and some Aberdeen Angus cattle.

Jennifer and Willie Mackey purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jennifer and Willie Mackey chose County Donegal

In March of 2012 we acquired a little Cottage down the road from where we live. The Cottage was in good condition and so after only some minor alteration and redecoration “Wild Rose Cottage' came into being. It is a very cosy Cottage, clean warm and with everything necessary to make your holiday enjoyable. It stands on its own half acre site, peaceful and quite even though it is only a 5min walk into the local village of Dunkineely.

What makes this cottage unique

Wild Rose Cottage is a 100 year old traditional stone cottage which has been upgraded over the years to a comfortable / cosy home while still retaining some of its old style. Whether you wish you chill out in the garden with a glass of wine or relax in front of the open fire you will not be disappointed. There is a Satellite TV and a DVD player if you need it and also WiFi Internet to catch up with friends and family back home. The cottage is ideally located to access many of our beautiful beaches , breathtaking mountains and other scenic drives or if you prefer to browse in the many craft shops in the nearby towns and villages. We have many award winning Restaurants to choose from in the area as well as many traditional Irish Pubs where you can join the locals in a nights music and craic. For the sports enthusiast there is Golf, Fishing, Pony Riding, Scuba Diving and Mountain Walking just to mention a few .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comfortable, nice house. Sleeping , all things are perfect, indeed also Internet. Donegal is wonderful, tell it everybody, for rest. Even the weather was not bad
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ballymagowan in Dunkineely

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Electric shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Travel cot provided on request. Baby buggy provided on request
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Small shed on site, can be used to store bikes, fishing rods etc. Baby stroller available on request Picnic Basket and flask also available


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Wild Rose Cottage In Scenic South Donegal - WiFi Available.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I want to extend my deepest appreciation to the owners Willie and Jennifer. They are the most hospitable and kindest people you will ever meet. The cottage was perfect for my family and I for the 7 night stay. The location in the country was stunning, hearing the birds and the surrounding animals each day was so peaceful. It is easy walking distance to the local pubs and located perfectly between the towns of Donegal and Killybegs. The people of Dunkineely are so welcoming and it was very difficult for us to leave. The cottage handled 6 people very well, with just one bathroom. Willie and Jennifer went out of their way to make us feel at home, thank you so much and we will definitely be back!

Jarod McBreairty

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful and relaxing weekend in Donegal

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very clean and has everything you need. One can notice that the landlords put a lot of love in it and want to make the stay for their guest as comfortable as possible.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had an enjoyable weekend with us.
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Cozy cottage in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a quiet place where I could spend a relaxing few days. And it turns out: I chose correctly! The cottage is very comfortable and provides everything one could ever need. I would recommend the Wild Rose Cottage to everyone that would like to spend time in a very quiet and beautiful area to do some hiking, sightseeing or just do nothing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Gabriele
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A great place to stay. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This property met all of our needs. It was very clean. Will and Jennifer met us at the home and explained in detail everything we needed to know. They are a very warm and welcoming couple who made sure that our stay was comfortable. The property was located in the are we wanted to explore. Close to great restraints and sights we wanted to experience. A great selection for us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much
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Carmel, Indiana USA

Week in Donegal

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about our week in Donegal, Wild Rose Cottage and Willie and Jennifer Mackey. The Cottage is comfortable, warm and we felt at home. We visited several areas in SW Donegal, an area we had not seen, and loved every minute. Some of the greatest coastal scenery one could desire. And some of the finest hand woven products by local artisans! Thank you Willie and Jennifer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Wild Rose Cottage. It was right in the middle of Killybegs and Donegal Town, which was convenient for shopping, etc. Everything we needed, was there at the cottage. Our only problem was getting wifi for a few days. Also, the television could be updated, since the screen is very small.

Other than that, we were very pleased. Willie and Jennifer were on holiday, so we didn't get to meet them (they were in New York; we came from New York!). They did, however, have their friend Linda oversee everything, while we were there. Linda was wonderful and very helpful with the wifi, etc. Thank you, Linda!!! (and daughters!).

I would highly recommend this cottage, to stay in and explore nearby areas.. Nancy & Richard Baumann, Buffalo, NY, USA

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slieve League
Donegal Castle
Glenveagh National Park
Donegal Golf Club
Titanic Belfast
Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant
Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa
Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
N 15
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Castle Murray House
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
St John's Point
Car: necessary

Dunkineely, County Donegal, Ireland, (20 km from Donegal Town)

15 minute drive from Fintra beach and St John's Point beach.

30 minute drive to the famous Slieve League sea cliffs.

10 minute drive from fishing port of Killybegs


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ballymagowan, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April - June 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July - Aug 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Sept - October 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov- December 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £33.69

Towels and linen are included in price
Oil Central Heating and all electricity use are included in price
Complimentary WiFi is also available to guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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