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1 to 5 Irish Cottages by the sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Rent one or all five cottages!

Please note there are 5 cottages included this listing and as the calendar only allows for one booking at a time so please send me an email to assure the date you want is available. During the months of July and August, at Easter and Christmas/New Year we require a 7 night stay but the rest of the year you are welcome to come for just the weekend!

These wonderfully spacious holiday homes are furnished and decorated to a very high standard.

Each cottage can accommodate up to 9 people in both style and comfort. There are four beautifully decorated bedrooms - two doubles and two twins one foldout bed that can be used in the common areas. The open plan area of the ground floor consists of a fully fitted modern kitchen, a large dining area and a superb conservatory. On the first floor there is a beautifully decorated and furnished living room.

Within the enclosed grounds, there is an indoor play area, an outdoor play area. The Blueberry Cafe and Barnacle restaurant and the award winning XL convenient store and off-license are just next door.

Portsalons wonderful blue flag beach is less than a 5 minute walk from the cottages. Another 5 minutes walk bring you to the entrance to the golf links. Portsalon Golf Club has been extensively redesigned in the last few years and is now one of the finest links courses in Donegal.

The village of Portsalon itself is situated on the Fanad Peninsula. Knockalla coast road offers a spectacular drive overlooking Lough Swilly and Inishowen. The Fanad Peninsula Scenic Tour is a 72 km signposted circuit of the peninsula through breathtaking scenery.

For a holiday experience where a fantastic beach, a superb golf course and beautiful scenery are all on your doorstep, look no further than these wonderful holiday cottages in the lovely village of Portsalon.

A word about WIFI: Because of our remote location we cannot provide realiable internet access. Most of our guests view this as a feature keeping the kids off their screens during the holiday! Nevertheless should you need internet access there is free wifi at the local pub and golf course lounge.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

Why Marlene chose Drum

We built these properties on my great grandparents land in this most beautiful part of rural Ireland.

What makes this house unique

Magnificent rural coastal setting with spectacular scenic drives, and fabulous beach and golf course.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Drum in County Donegal

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Verifacation of ID is required upon booking. Scanned goverment issued ID or Passport must be provided by email prior to check-in.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Upstairs
  • One bathroom on each floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
  • 2 bedrooms on each floor, beautifully decorated.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
See amenities on ArdglassPortsalon website


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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1 to 5 Irish Cottages by the sea
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

very good

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious. There was 9 of us in 1 house and we never once felt cramped. The grounds the properties are on is fantastic loads of room for the kids to run about and never had to worry because of the electric gates. The house is brilliant but the only thing i would say would be the sofas in the conservatory could do with updating aswell as the play park but it wouldnt put us of going back again. The view from the house was amazing and so close to the beach. Overall a brilliant holiday :-)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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  • 5 of 5

These cottages were fantastic, great location and surroundings, the children loved the play park which is on the grounds also, so they were safe within the complex. Our party was 17 adults and 14 children and there was more than enough room for all of us, within the house and on the grounds also. Would definitely stay here again!!!! Brilliant weekend, with family :-)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Dublin, Ireland

Beautiful Cottages in a Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in one of the beautiful cottages over Easter. The houses are of a superior standard, offering loads of space for large families. We loved the way the houses are designed, large open kitchen leading into a bright sunroom. The perfect setup for the adults to enjoy a meal in peace while the children happily watched a movie! The whole house is beautifully decorated & offers you everything you need for a perfect stay.

The children’s play area just outside your door is heaven for the kids, keeping them entertained for hours in such a safe setting. The cottages are perfect for large family gatherings or for a relaxing weekend away.

The location of the cottages is second to none with literally everything on your doorstep. We were lucky enough to enjoy fantastic weather, days spent on the beach & Lazy afternoons down by the pier. All within a few minutes stroll from the Cottages. We will definitely be back!!"

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paris, France

Beautiful development surrounded by rugged beauty

  • 5 of 5

Coming from France, this was my first time to Ireland.

I picked the right spot for my initiation to enjoy the hospitality and unspoiled beauty of this marvelous country !

The cottage was gorgeous, charming and very clean, with all the comforts of home !

There is a lot to see in this area and we were lucky with the weather, it was mild and sunny most of the time. Portsalon is the perfect holiday spot with just enough of everything you need. Close by (a 10 min walk) is Sarah’s, a nice local restaurant and pub for a meal or a pint of Guinness.

Next door is a seaside golf course which also serves food.

However if you want to go further afield (10 min drive) there is a really nice fine dining resturant in Kerrykeel, called “Ripples” with a magnificent ocean view. Be sure to try the local speciality for dessert "Carrageen Seaweed Pudding”, so good ! They make it today just like they did 100+ years ago, they collect it right from the beach and cook it down to make this unique and yummy dessert.

If you want to make dinner at home there is a small but very well stocked grocery store on the grounds. An important note: if you must have wifi 24/7 then you should make plans to bring (or rent from Hertz like we did) a wifi box. Internet can be spotty in this part of rural Ireland, but with the box from Hertz we were covered most of the time.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing, really handy to the shop. Ideally situated for touring about and also close enough to walk to the beach and harbour. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful area of Donegal.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home in the countryside

  • 4 of 5

Maintained, clean and spacious home,. Short walk from Portsalon. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Portsalon is a coastal village, with one of the most magnificent beaches in the world, a great competition links golf course, a lovely little pier, and fantastic coastal drives, rural and mountain scenery.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Drum, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £87.83

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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