|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Indulge yourself in the authentic charm of the tastefully restored Laurel Cottage set deep in Donegal's Gaeltacht on the Wild Atlantic Way.The oldest inhabited house in Upper Killult, has been rejuvenated with traditional lime render exterior, exposed stone feature walls inside, lime washed downstairs bedroom, reclaimed tiled hallway, tongue and groove woodwork, all sliding sash windows and modern kitchen by Willa and Mark.-Now you too can enjoy the tranquillity, scenery and craic of Donegal in this very special home. Falcarragh (1/2 mile) is Ireland largest Irish speaking town with 3 supermarkets, bank with ATM, a selection of bars and restaurants and a superb Friday market. The cottage has views from the front over Ballyness estuary and the beautiful beaches of Magheroarty and Falcarragh and on to Tory Island. From the secluded rear garden, there are views over the fields to Errigal, Donegal's highest mountain.
Sleeping accomodation is a double and a single bedroom upstairs and a large double bedroom downstairs. 2 additional guests can be accomodated on a newly purchased good quality sofabed in the downstairs sitting room.
Wifi now installed at the cottage.
All linen, towels and final clean included in price.
We have agreed preferential rates with the country's leading private aviation company Eurojet to make your stay in Laurel Cottage extra special and to save travelling time. Please contact us and we can provide a quote. Donegal Airport is just 15 minutes from the cottage.
Having just spent a long weekend at the cottage, I can honestly say that it was a superb place. The cottage is beautifully restored but still has the modern facilities (dishwasher,d.v.d player, Heating!) to make it a comfortable place to relax, after days out exploring.
The cottage is situated in a great location for people who like walking as there is a national park nearby, but its also ideal for people loooking for a secluded sandy beach to chill out on, we visited in Feb, so it wasn't quite the sunbathing weather but the costal areas were pretty breathtaking even at that time of year. The cottage has lots of books about the surrounding area, which is really useful as it gives you some good ideas about what to do whilst there. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break away from it all.
My family spent a week here in March 2017. Could not be more pleased with the accommodations. We used the cottage as a base for day trips all over the northern coast of Ireland
The owner has provided everything you need for a stay away from home including all the kitchen utensils and appliances, laundry and dish washer, and dependable wi-fi for those who want it. To be honest, the wi-fi sold me on this one when booking as I might have had a revolt from the kids if they couldn't get online at night. For some reason very few other rentals in this area offer this amenity.
The bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. There are heaters in every room, so they all stay comfortable, with the upstairs rooms being the warmest. The turf fireplace was a novelty for us, and we enjoyed the warmth and aroma all week.
If you are over 6', there are two obstacles in the cottage that you will need to note: the door to the ground floor bedroom is low, and it took me a few hours to get this through my (fortunately) thick head. The second is the light in the hall, which doesn't hurt when your head hits it, but it makes a noise that alerts others that you forgot to duck again.
This part of Donegal is absolutely beautiful. There are countless opportunities for hiking, and the coast is simply amazing. Falcarragh has several excellent pubs that are a short drive or a longer walk away. The Gweedore Bar was our favorite.
Mark was always prompt in his responses, and I wish all rental owners were like him. I highly recommend this property.
Clean, cozy, charming 3 bedroom cottage in an exceedingly private and quiet location. 10 minute walking distance to 5 or 6 quaint welcoming pubs and at least 2 excellent restaurants
The cottage sports excellent hi speed wifi, as well as a cozy turf burning fireplace. Kitchen offers all necessary, modern appliances. The cottage is absolutely turnkey. The location is surrounded by the most spectacular scenery in Ireland
Cottage. Was beautiful, everything as described. Location excellent, secluded but only 5 minutes drive to town and most beautiful beaches. Property had all amenities you would require, including excellent wi-fi!!
The cottage is very charming and cosy and well equipped; we missed nothing.
The area round about is amazing with stunning view's to the beaches of Falcarragh.
It's a nice and calm place for relaxing; we recommend it and will come again to
this lovely cottage. Thank you Mark for everything, we had a great and comfortable
time in your cottage.
A great place for walking and for dogs. The house has good quality cooking and kitchen utensils. The best I have seen in any self catering. Beds are comfortable and every place spotlessly clean. Lovely open fire facility.
If you are about 6' tall you may have a problem with the shower and would need to watch your head in the doorways.
The area is a dream for walkers. Nearby in Gort there is a fantastic tiny coffee patisserie. It even caters for gluten and dairy free and the owner makes all the cakes. Wonderful fish sold locally a couple of times a week in Falcarragh and superb quality organic vegetables sold locally. You can actually go to the growers and pick up your order. Another lovely restaurant newly opened is the singing kettle in Dunfanaghy. They really try to please and on the same street is a super "health store" called The Green Man. They sell super sun dried tomatoes, olives, garlics, yoghurts. In fact has a great variety of stuff including herbs! A must for a visit.
From the house itself you can take out walking for miles!
A journey to horn head is a an absolutely spectacular drive. Take your camera. It is breathtaking. Glenveigh castle is also lovely. The walled gardens just beautiful when flowers in bloom. In fact the area has so many surprising little beauty spots! Any drive will take you to somewhere that is worth seeing. And if you are a walker - limitless possibilities.
Owner of house very professional, extremely quick to respond to queries and again probably one of the best owners I have encountered. Extremely helpful in every way. Again everything was clean in the house. The owner walks the extra mile to ensure the holiday maker is comfortable. Has the best typed notes on the house and wi fi a bonus.
Would highly recommend the area and if you want a traditional cottage experience - this is the one!
The Smith family with the dogs!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
3 night breaks may be available in Low Season only. 1st October to 31st May EXCLUDING Christmas and Easter. Price is £295.
If you long to get away from it all, then Donegal is the perfect spot. With soaring sea cliffs that plummet 300 metres, deserted white sandy beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes, excellent seafood and quiet cosy pubs, Donegal forces you to sit back, slow down and admire the view.
But whether you want to opt for long rambling walks over rugged terrain, laze around on a scenic beach, or explore an ancient site, this spectacular county in Ireland’s North West corner is hard to beat.
Surfing ... both Narosa and Jaws in Dunfanaghy offer lessons and hire on some of the best surf beaches in Ireland. From safe and sandy blue flag beaches for learners to reef and sandbar breaks around Magheroarty beach that you can see from the cottage there's something to suit every level.
Ards Forest Park.
This 1,200-acre park is the perfect spot for a family outing. Situated on the shores of Sheephaven Bay on the rugged Donegal coastline, it’s filled with woodland, rivers, picnic areas, sandy beaches, and play areas.
Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal.
This stunning park encompasses 14,000 hectares of mountain, raised bogland, lakes and woodlands dissected by the valley that gives the park its name. The Golden Eagle was reintroduced to the park in 2000.
Other Activities: 4x4 off-road trails
Golf: Laurel Cottage is ideally suited for both the serious player and the more casual player. We have 3 courses close to the cottage offering a variety of challenges.
Cloughaneely Golf club in Falcarragh is our closest just 2 miles from the cottage. It is a peaceful parkland course opened in 1995 with beautifully manicured greens and spectacular views as you play the 9 holes. Each is named after the view from the tee. Green fees are around 20 euro.
Dunfanaghy Golf Club is just a 15 minute drive from the cottage. It is an 18 hole true links course laid out in 1905 by 6 times British Open winner, Harry Vardon. The course runs behind Killahoey beach up the the picturesque fishing harbour of Portnablagh with the cliffs of Horn Head always visible to seaward and Muckish and the Derryveigh mountains on the other. Green fees are 30 - 40 euro. 2 holes need you to play over the beach .... just for a bit more challenge on those breezy days.
The 9th hole is Dunfanaghy's signature hole. This is without doubt one of the most stunning short par 3s you are ever likely to come across, with breath taking views of Horn Head and Sheep Haven Bay from the tee. The hole measures 132 yards and the tee shot is played over the beach below from an elevated tee box. A solitary bunker to the front left, protects the green.