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Traditional luxury cottage, panoramic sea and mountain views Dunfanaghy

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Corncrake Cottage is a superb holiday home located on Kill Mountain overlooking the popular holiday resort of Dunfanaghy in North Donegal. The cottage has been built in a traditional style with exposed ceiling beams, reclaimed wooden floors, large stone fireplace, wide chimney breast and rough cast walls inside and out. It has been tastefully furnished and decorated throughout in keeping with the traditional style.

The elevated site of the cottage on Kill Mountain provides it with stunning and uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside and coastline from Horn Head to Sheephaven Bay. This beautiful landscape is ever changing with the constantly changing sky.

The cottage can accommodate up to 8 people in 3 very spacious bedrooms - all with good views. Each bedroom is furnished with luxury beds and goose down quilts. The large open plan ground floor of the cottage combines the ease of modern living with the charm of a bygone era. The centrepiece is a huge stone fireplace.

Amenities: Mountain climbing and hill walking are popular in this spectacular landscape with Errigal, Muckish and the Derryveagh mountains all easily reachable. Windsurfing, water-skiing, scuba diving, canoeing and sailing are popular activities in the general locality.

Others: Local Amenities

Boat Hire / Fishing - 3 local brown trout fishing lakes

Fresh Lobster and seafood available daily (Contact phone no. available in the cottage)

Ards Forest Park

Art Galleries

Choice of good restaurants

Tory Island day trips

Mountain Climbing - Errigal, Muckish

Horse Riding

Blue Flag Beaches

Shandon Hotel and Marble Hill nearby

New Luxury Spa and Wellness Centre at the Shandon Hotel

18 hole Golf Links in Dunfanaghy

For a holiday experience where good food, great beaches and beautiful scenery are on your doorstep, look no further than this superb holiday home near the charming village of Dunfanaghy

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our week in this lovely house- wonderful views!

Saw lots of nice places and met lots of friendly Donegal locals!

We'll be back again!
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sandhill in Dunfanaghy

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ground floor - wooden floor - mountain views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , first floor - ensuite facilities - sea views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , first floor - 2 traditional double beds
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Reclaimed wooden floors used throughout the cottage, bed linen and towels provided free of charge, oil fired central heating included, patio area with outdoor furniture and barbeque (stone), situated on an elevated site offering superb views,, 1.5 km to lovely sandy beach, 1 .5km to Dunfanaghy, quiet and peaceful location, ideal touring base, ample parking, SORRY, NO PETS.


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Traditional luxury cottage, panoramic sea and mountain views Dunfanaghy
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Corncrake Cottage the moment we arrived! I only hoped it was as gorgeous as it looked from the website photos, and infact, it was better. The cottage is decorated and furnished in a way that makes you feel so relaxed and at home and the views from almost every window are breathtaking. The lovely touches such as the bottle of wine, wood for the fire, binoculars, excellent sound system, blue-ray player and discs, all made for a perfect stay. I really can't recommend Corncrake Cottage enough and only hope it's not too long before we get to stay there again. 10/10!!!

. I really cannot recommend Corncrake Cottage enough and

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week in this wonderful cottage near Dunfanaghy with my wife and another couple. The house is furnished excellently and creates an atmosphere which makes you feel at home immediately. When we arrived we found a fridge full of everything we needed for our breakfast and two bottles of very good wine and everything was complimentary.The view from the house is breathtaking and I caught myself several times standing at one of the windows and looking at the scenery. The nearest pub, the village and supermarket are only two km away. In addition to this realy comfortable cottage the area around Dunfanaghy is one of the nicest places on earth for me but I have to admit that Ireland is one of my favourite holiday destinations. I can really recommend this place to everybody who looks for an extraordinary accomodation in an absolutely unique area. Apart from all that Annemarie is so helpful with anything you need.

Thank you for the wonderful time we could spend in your cottage.

Richard, Austria

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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All catered for kids, dogs,dads and Mothers!

  • 5 of 5

Really wonderful place. Was our second visit and will be back again in August. Kids were sad to leave. My Springer sat at the patio door and watched the sun go down every night! Such a very special place..give it a go you wont be disappointed. Thank you Annmarie for making your home available. Claire Graham, Co. Down

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: April 2010
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Many to choose from in dunfanaghy village
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Dunfanaghy golf club 18 hole true links course.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Several good dining options in village
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Kill ahoy dunfanaghy
Car: necessary

Concrake cottage is centrally located on the North Donegal coastline. There are few areas of Ireland which enjoy such an unspoilt environment with a wealth of opportunity for open-air activities.

Golf: For the golf enthusiast there are four 18 hole courses in the vicinity - one in Dunfanaghy itself, two at Rosapenna and one in Carrigart. Horse-riding, cycling, hill walking and painting are ever popular in this beautiful area. A herd of native red deer roams the mountains and valleys in the nearby 10,000 hectare Glenveagh National Park, famed for its castle, lakes, formal gardens, exotic plants and rare birds - including the recently reintroduced golden eagle.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sandhill, 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
low season
1 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
mid season
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
30 Sep 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PLEASE NOTE the above nightly rate quoted is based on the weekly rate and is not the actual nightly rate which varies depending on length of stay.
A MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS BOOKING POLICY at a fixed rate of 400 euro.The christmas and Easter week bookings are at the the high season rate.

A booking deposit of 250 euro is payable with the balance up to 6 weeks of arrival date.
Easter and Xmas week bookings 2018 are at the rental rate of 895 euro for the week.
For the rate includes
Bed linens
Cleaning etc
oil is included up to a metered allowance afterwhich additional usage is charged at current rates.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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