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Peaceful location,Superb sea views,on the 'Wild Atlantic Way'! (WiFi)

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 bedrooms ensuite, sleeps 8 people

Ard na nOilean (height overlooking Islands) – No doubt you are looking for your dream holiday home. Then look no further - This house is situated in quite unique surroundings. The landward sides of the house are enclosed by rock-faces with the remainder open to the sea .A path from the garden leads directly to the strand. The perfect location for painters, writers, photographers or simply people who appreciate nature at its finest!. Despite the cottage's sheltered location Annagry village is for your evenings entertainment,nothing more than a short stroll away.

The village is only a 8minute walk away and has three pubs and two restaurants. One of which is the renowned Killindarragh House “Danny Minnie´s”. Some of the regions most famous artists, such as Clannad, Enya and Altan began their careers playing in the traditional pubs,such as Leo's, which define the area.

The village has among other services a small supermarket.chemist, post office,hairdressers and two Take-aways

Activities: Golf, Cuirt Island, Gweedore, Falcarragh, Portnoo, Dunfanaghy - all courses within a radius of 50km; Horse Riding; Fishing, deep sea, river and lake - info on permits available; Hill walking and climbing in the Poison Glen and Errigal; Walking on the countless miles of unspoilt beaches; Surfing and diving schools in the Dungloe area; Day trips to Tory and Gola Islands from Bunbeg Harbour. To simply spend a day driving around this area of Donegal is an experience, you will never forget.

Cycling has in recent years become very popular with the locals and the cycling paths are continually being improved.Some of the routes have absolutely stunning scenery and will challenge your fitness. There is a bicycle hire in Dungloe

- Further information regarding sightseeing and day trips can be found in the cottage.

- Be sure to read the guestbook for additional tips

More Details

James Gallagher
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

About James Gallagher

Native of the area married to a gorgeous Germany lady who gifted me two fine sons. So you will find the best of both cultures combined within these walls

Why James Gallagher chose County Donegal

My ancestors made that decision on my behalf and I`m delighted with their choice.

What makes this cottage unique

Viewing of my own private art gallery is unavoidable. ;)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in many nice places throughout Ireland but this one is very special. We loved the paintings and photos on the walls which gave the house a welcoming and homely feel.
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Illannavoree in Donegal

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is on the ground floor Bathrooms 2 and 3 service the two double bedrooms on the upper floor (ensuite)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The two ground floor bedrooms each with two single beds are immediately adjacent to the main bathroom
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
- The living room features an open fireplace. The housekeeper Brid will gladly supply you with some of her own hand- cut turf on request - The internet provider 'THREE' covers the area around Annagry.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Peaceful location,Superb sea views,on the 'Wild Atlantic Way'! (WiFi)
average rating of 4.733333 based on 34 reviews

The home you want!

  • 5 of 5

Our family have fallen in love with this house. We arrived on a dark, rainy, windy night to a lovely welcome from Brid. This house is simply beautiful. Everything has been well thought out with the games for entertainment, varied selection of DVDs and books. The house is modern, warm, with a fully kitted kitchen with dish washer, filter coffee machine, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. If you have kids you will spend endless hours going upstairs to say 'hi ya' to those below. The views from the house are stunning and the surrounding areas are also amazing - be sure to visit Glenveagh National Forest Park. We will definitely be back to stay :-)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house wonderful view

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying here, the location was perfect. We enjoyed many a wonderful sunsets and eating in a warm cozy house. The only thing we would improve upon is the internet service it was spotty and seemed to use a ton of data even though we didn't have any devices on. The house was great there were only 2 of us so a bit big, but we only used one of the bedrooms and baths. Plenty of room for more family members. We would highly recommend the home to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Any issue with internet will be resolved soon as we now have access to fiber broadband in the area.
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Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Warm, cozy with great views.

  • 4 of 5

The location and setting was fantastic . Lots of room in the house with excellent bathrooms and facilities. Any minor problems were quickly resolved to maximise our stay .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The house is great. Lots of space. Very clean, and good showers. Kitchen is well equipped, and it was really helpful to have left overs of condiments, herbs, and spices from previous guests. It was appreciated to have 24 hour hot water too. Beds were excellent. The only criticism would be the wifi - it took ages to set up, although the instructions were nice and simple. Beware that €10 does not last long - about 3 days with light use. The pub and shop are within a 10 minute walk, and the shop has a small off licence. It is also open quite late in the evening. The location is beside an estuary, but the sandy beach (Carrickfin, beside the airfield) is a car journey away (but only 10 minutes). Carrickfin deserves special mention - huge beach, very gently shelving, and no stones or shingle, just beautiful sand. The hotel (walkable in 15 minutes) was good to eat in (would recommend the scampi), and the Guinness is excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The houses isolated location makes it problematic finding a solution to the internet, but I`m working on it and will come up with something satisfactory. Thanks for an otherwise very positive review. James
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Amazing. Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were delighted with the accommodation. Stunning views and above standard accommodation. Everything provided from corkscrew to binoculars. Stunning decor. Comfortable beds couldn't ask for anything else. Would highly recommend. Hope to return soon

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Somewhere to relax, with good walks.

  • 4 of 5

Spent Christmas here in lovely surroundings. Lovely views. Close to beaches for walking. Local shops and hotel just a few minutes away.

Very comfortable furnishings and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sharkeys Bar
Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Carrickfinn Int Donegal
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Danny Minnies
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Carrickfinn ( blue flag) beach
Car: necessary

The house is located on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' route.

From first to the last the design and execution of this house has been influenced by the owner himself and reflects his artistic nature. You will be happy to spend time in and around the house soaking up its relaxed atmosphere.

The house is accessed via a private road and is enclosed by sheltering rock- faces, giving the back garden complete privacy. There is a path which leads directly to the strand from the garden ( walking boots recommended ) . The afternoon hours, while the tide is out, affords you the opportunity to explore this unspoiled area and observe at close quarters the numerous sea birds. It is also home to a wide variety of shell fish and includes mussel and commercial oyster beds. The evening brings the tide and with it the chance to swim in calm waters. Depending on the tides and season,the water depth varies between one and two meters

The same strand at its furthest point adjoins Carrickfinn blue flag beach and the Crolly river from where the young salmon begin there long swim to Canada.

The view from the front of the house is dominated by the majestic form of Mount Errigal. The barbecue and patio areas are situated to take maximum advantage of the visually stunning sunsets.

Annagry village has three pubs and two restaurants. One of which is the renowned Killindarragh House “Danny Minnie´s”. Some of the regions most famous artists, such as Clannad, Enya and Altan began their careers playing in the traditional pubs which define the area. You can leave your car at home in the evening and stroll to the village. It's only a few minutes away.

There is a large selection of hotels and pubs in the Rosses region where you can get good food and entertainment at reasonable prices.

Dungloe town has a variety of supermarkets including Aldi and Lidl.

Other Activities: Day trips by ferry to Gola andTory islands


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Illannavoree, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

-Bank holidays € (3 nights)
-Weekends €325 (2 nights)
-Weekends available on request. But only during off-season. Prices quoted may vary depending on number of quests staying
- Security deposit of 200€ to cover possible damage is payable on arrival. Refundable on departure.
- Change-over day is Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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