Margaret & Michael McElwee
Children not allowed
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A living history
It was great to stay in a cottage with so much family history attached to it and to chat at length with our hosts about social and cultural aspects of the local area both past and present
The Best Home Away Ever
We loved every minute in Ardroe Cottage. Michael and Margaret have created a wonderful atmosphere in this perfect thatched cottage. There are antiques to remind us of a time gone by. Having grown up in the cottage Michael is lovingly sharing the opportunity to others to live, at lease for a short time, in a place that is oozing with history. As we sat in front of the amazing peat fire we could imagine the cottage being filled with children's voices and families coming together. They provided us with kitchen staples, lovely Christmas cakes and lights and a lovely nativity which made our Christmas stay perfect. There is a lot to do and see in the area. The people living near are very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend the cottage!
A lovely cottage full of character and in a beautiful setting
We had such a lovely welcome from Margaret and Michael who are very rightly proud of this traditional cottage which they had thoughtfully renovated. It is a charming cottage with a lovely big garden in a very peaceful setting. It was a real escape from all the trappings of modern life and we had some lovely evenings playing games and reading beside a roaring peat fire.
Donegal is a beautiful county with some stunning drives along the Wild Atlantic Way, lovely walks and such friendly people. The midges were something else in the evenings though, so I would recommend taking insect spray at this time of year
Fantastic opportunity to live in a traditional cottage beautifully restored
We had the most enjoyable week that I could have imagined. The cottage is beautifully crafted, furnished, and maintained. Margaret and Michael are dear charming people who will look after your every need. Portsalon is a gorgeous area in Ireland. The beach nearby was voted the second most beautiful beach in the world! The gardens both a mile away and in the surrounding country are beyond belief. The road is perfect for runners. The peat fire going all the time gives the cottage such a warm and cozy feel, and the aroma will stay with you forever. The cookies, bread, scones, and veggies were are delicious. We loved going to Glenveagh Castle and park and gardens, heard great traditional music in nearby Milford, were thrilled by the Atlantic Wild Way and Faned Head, and enjoyed many side trips. However, the best may be the peace and quiet and beauty of just staying near the cottage. I can't recommend staying here highly enough nor for finding better owners and helpers than Michael and Margaret. All the neighbors were friendly and inviting--but, of course, that is an Irish trait!
Ein gemütliches Cottage m...
Ein gemütliches Cottage mit einem schönen Garten und herrlichem Blick auf die Berge der Fanad Halbinsel und sogar bis Portsalon Beach. Sehr nette Betreuung durch unsere Gastgeber! Das Cottage wurde mit viel Liebe zum Detail restauriert. Besonders gemütlich: Der Kamin mit offenem Torffeuer! Herrlicher Ort zum Relaxen und nicht weit zu Traumstränden.
Ardroe Cottage is located in a peaceful rural coastal area. The cottage has a tree sheltered garden with garden furniture. Closeby is Ballymastoker Blue Flag Beach and Portsalon's 18 hole golf course. The hamlet of Portsalon has a grocery store, restaurant and pub. Margaret and Michael will be at the cottage with the turf fire burning and have everything nice for your arrival.
The Fanad Peninsula in Donegal, North West Ireland, is scenic; with mountains, hills, lakes, deserted seashores, sandy sheltered beaches and rugged Atlantic coastline. There are several small hamlets. It is a farming and fishing community and sparsely populated. There are many quiet roads and hedged laneways to enjoy walking or cycling. Possibility for freshwater fishing and angling.
Margaret and Michael will assist in any way to make your stay a pleasant and enjoyable experience.