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Cavanagh's Cottage Is Over 125 Years Old

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cavanagh's Cottage Is Over 125 Years Old

Cavanagh's Cottage is over 100 years old. Set among the rolling hills and breathtaking scenery of County Donegal, this beautiful property has been passed down from generation to generation; bestowed to its current owner, Hughie Mccormack from his Uncle Philip Lafferty in 2008.

The home has been lovingly restored by its present custodian and his family, combining traditional techniques and materials with contemporary design. It offers guests a unique experience to indulge in the wild countryside and the local coastal locations,whilst indulging their feelings of tranquillity and relaxation.

Whether looking for cosy nights beside open fires or blustery walks on unspoilt beaches, this cottage and its location will exceed your expectations.

Location

You could spend weeks losing yourself in wild and woolly Donegal. The county’s stark beauty captivates you and, over time, seeps down to your core. Tortuous country roads skirt stark mountains, rugged sea cliffs, craggy peninsulas, sheep-studded pastures, pristine sands, icy streams and horizons carpeted with bog and heather. Reaching up to the island’s northernmost point, the county seems eternally braced to hold its own on its own.

Due to its isolation, Ireland’s second-largest county (only Cork is larger) feels like its own country. Donegal was always a stubbornly independent land, largely ignored by those in Dublin’s distant driving seat.

The Donegal experience is largely about weather, for here there’s no need to set sail to brave the sea – the sea charges ashore and its mists ride stiff winds over fields and into the towns. Storms arrive unannounced, and just as abruptly break into brilliant sunshine, transforming the blue and grey into sparkling greenery. When the weather is kind, Donegal's better beaches and scenery are a match for any throughout Europe, and make perfect destinations for a getaway. Once you’ve attained the proper come-what-may attitude, you’ll know you’ve been tamed by this uncompromising land.

Cavanagh's Cottage is located in Tremore Gleneely and sits on the Inishowen Peninsula in the north east of County Donegal which is perhaps the great overlooked treasure of the Irish landscape, offering a diverse and visually exciting terrain, where the views usually encompass the waters of the loughs or the Atlantic waves. Virtually every aspect of the landscape is superb – the beaches (especially Kinnego Bay, Culdaff, Tullagh and Pollan), the towering headland bluffs (Malin, Inishowen, Gleneely,Dunaff and Dunree) and the central mountain range, with towering Slieve Snaght at the middle of it all.

The peninsula derives its name from Eoghán, who was made First Lord of the island by his father Niall, High King of Ireland. Phases of the peninsula’s history before and after Eoghán have left a legacy of fine antiquities, and visitors are most welcome at the many fort sites among the county which host the beautiful early Christian crosses.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Stylish stay in Inishowen”

Reviewed 7 March 2015

We spent a great week in Cavanagh's Cottage with our three kids in October 2014. The cottage was superbly finished. We really enjoyed spending evenings in front of the stove fed from well stocked coal bunker and turf shed.The boys loved the bunkbed room. We had a couple of forays out on our bikes including a visit to Culdaff's famous McGrory's pub. There are many great beaches within a short drive. Marion ,the housekeeper was very helpful and hospitable . Well done Hughie.



Travelling group: Young Children

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes.
Oct 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Oort in County Donegal

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(1 traveller review)

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average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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Very Good

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Cottage restructurated beautifully. Warm, intimate and cozy, nestled in the countryside of Donegal. Very useful and helpful Marion (the reference person who lives close by) for further requests or explanations during our stay.

We have enjoyied!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alberto for you kind review, glad you enjoyed your stay at Cavanagh's cottage and your trip to Ireland,I have passed on your regards to Marion ! Good Luck
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Location

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Derry
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Gleneely
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Belfast
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Ballyliffin or Redcastle
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Derry
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Gleneely or Malin
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Culdaff or Kinnigo bay
Car: not necessary

For more Information www.cavanaghscottage.co.uk

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Oort, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking notes
Oil heating is charged at cost by meter reading on your departure and deducted from your 300 euro deposit !

TURF AND COAL IS SUPPLIED FREE OF CHARGE!

WEEKEND SPECIAL OFFER BOOK THREE NIGHTS GET ONE HALF PRICE (FRIDAY,SATURDAY,SUNDAY) £375.00, CALL OR EMAIL TO DISCUSS ANY DATES THANK YOU !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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