|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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.
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
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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.
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
We stayed in mid-June and found Wild Rose Cottage perfect for our family of four. Willie was a sincere and welcoming host. Everything was as advertised, we couldn't of asked for a better location in Donegal. I would highly recommend WRC to all my friends when they visit Ireland in general and Donegal in particular. Thanks Willie!!
We have a very nice time in the wild rose cottage. Jennifer and Willie are very friendly persons. In the cottage was all what we need. The region is great. Thank you for the beautiful time.
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
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.