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Romantic cottage for two

Bedrooms Studio
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Open sleeping gallery for 2, stove, garden, private access to lake

This small traditional cottage for self caterers is ideal for a romantic holiday for two: comfortable, cosy, individual, and furnished with love and care so you can feel at home. Light coloured timber beams, the wooden floor, rustic furniture, warm, friendly colours and the traditional solid fuel stove create a cosy atmosphere.

The bright kitchen is completely equipped, and the view from any of the three windows makes washing the dishes enjoyable.

The spacious bathroom has a large shower and a washing-machine.

In clear nights you can watch the stars from your bed (king size, 4 ft 8in, separate continental duvets, spare blankets and pillows) on the open gallery .

Books, games, a CD player and a selection of CDs help you through the odd rainy day.

And if the sun shines you can enjoy the garden or explore the large property.

For all the information you need about where to go and what to do you can ask us, we are just a short walk away.

Festivals: Donegal is famous for a variety of summer festivals, especially the Earagail Arts Festival, a wonderful cultural festival with an abundance of events that take place all over the northern part of Donegal, and its twin, the Bluestack Festival in the south of the county.

Also a favourite for all visitors are the well-known Mary from Dungloe festival, with a schedule for the whole family, the Burtonport Festival, Feile Anngry, the Arranmore Festival, the Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival in Gortahorc and many other local events. There is something for everybody.

If you are a fan of Daniel O`Donnell, well, this is his homeland!

Boat trips: All along the Donegal coast you will find countless opportunities for unforgettable boat trips, whether you prefer sea-angling, dolphin,whale or seal watching, or just exploring the breath taking beauty of the Donegal sea cliffs, for example the Slieve League (Grey Mountain) cliffs, situated on the West coast of Donegal (about an hour's drive from Kincasslagh), said to be the highest and some of the finest marine cliffs in Europe, with a three hundred metre drop straight down into the wild Atlantic waves below. Or Horn Head, about 40 minutes from Kincasslagh, an extraordinary example of the wild and lonely coastline of Donegal, with views so beautiful it's hard to believe they are real!

A good starting point for trips is the small picturesque port of Burtonport, only 15 minutes away. Here you can get a charter tour or you catch the ferry to Arramnore Island, where a local taxi man will be happy to give you a tour of the island.

Restaurants and Pubs: There are restaurants and Pubs for every taste within a few miles around your holiday home, from the good and plain Take-away in Mullaghduff to the award winning restaurant Danny Minnies in Annagry, from the Chinese restaurant in Dungloe to the sea-food specialist Lobster pot in Burtonport.

Many pubs offer not only delicious Irish beer and Whiskey but also good food, like Leo's Tavern in Crolly, home of Enya and Clannad. Leo's is famous for its music sessions, and if you are lucky, Leo himself will join the musicians.

And Iggy's Bar, here in Kincasslagh, only a 20 to 25 minutes walk away, offers a unique and individual atmosphere, miles away from the usual tourist hustle. No better way than that to meet locals and visitors alike.

Golf: Just a few miles away on Cruit Island you' ll find the Cruit Island Golf Club, a wonderful and challenging 9-hole course in the middle of breath-taking scenery. The course is situated at the top end of the Island, which is connected to the main land via a bridge, so it's just a scenic drive away from your holiday home. On the course you are surrounded by the wild Atlantic and you play in the middle of dunes and cliffs on very well tended grounds.

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Sabine Jakob
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Belcruit in County Donegal

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Die "Besonderen Hinweise" (Mietvertrag/Rental Agreement) sind Teil der Hausordnung. Bitte lesen Sie sie unbedingt vor der Buchung. Vielen Dank.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We provide towels, bath mats, hand soap, cleansing agents, washing powder and cleaning cloth, also a hair dryer and a first-aid-box. In your welcome pack you also find a roll of toilet paper.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , open sleep gallery
  • The sleeping area is under the roof on an gallery that is open to the living area and accessible from the living area via a steep staircase. The height is restricted. VERY IMPORTANT: Because of the special construction the house is unfortunately not suitable for somebody with fear of heights or physical impairment. If in doubt please do contact us for more details. We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause. The bed is King size, 4ft 8in, with one mattress (point-elasticated foam, orthopaedic quality), but two continental duvets. Spare blankets and pillows are in the house. The wardrobe is in the living area downstairs, and there are lots of hangers. In the living area you find a sofa-bed. If required we can provide a cot, please contact us in advance for details.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
All cleansing agents, washing.up liquid, washing powder, cleaning cloth, kitchen roll, coffee filter bags, kitchen towels are provided free of charge. Bed linen and towels/bathmats are provided. On arrival you will receive a welcome pack which includes, among other things, fire lighters, peat/wood for the first evening and a roll of toilet paper. The house is heated with electric night storage heaters. For a quick warm-up there is an oil-filled radiator. And of course there is the wonderful solid fuel Waterford stove, very effective and lovely to look at.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Amazing hospitality in a perfect cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Sabine and Gesine's cottage! It was beautiful, clean, spacious, amazingly comfortable, had absolutely everything we needed and was situated in an idyllic spot. It's a perfect place to see Donegal. As well as this, Sabine and Gesine were incredibly friendly and helpful. They picked us up from Annagry when we arrived and drove us all the way past Crolly when we left so we could hitchhike from a good spot. They're just down the way from the cottage so we were able to come to them for advice or assistance whenever we needed to. We hope to be back again some day.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words! We were delighted that you chose our cottage for your first anniversary, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We definitely hope that you will be back some day, and we'll be happy to take that special picture ;) Hoping you enjoyed your trip and had great days. Hugs from Sabine and Gesine. :)
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Quiet Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

The Donegal cottage is in an amazingly beautiful location. The cottage was clean and tidy. Sabine and Gesine were so hospitable, their love of Ireland shows when they tell you about County Donegal.

I would highly recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, thank you so much for your lovely review. Of course we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially as it was your honeymoon. It was so interesting to talk to you, and we hope very much to meet you again one day. Love, Sabine and Gesine
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Beautiful donegal cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is such an amazingly beautiful and cosy cottage. The settling is stunning, tucked away in a beautiful part of Donegal with its own private lake. The accommodation is first class and is equipped with everything that you would need for a trip away. The cleanliness and presentation of this little cottage is fantastic and is very well maintained. We received such a warm welcome from the owners Sabine and Gesine. This beautiful cottage is only 10-15 walk to the nice local bar Iggy's and there are plenty of beaches nearby to choice from. All in all I can't recommend this place highly enough. We had a wonderful relaxing break away from the distractions of TV and the internet and got to explore a stunningly beautiful part of the World

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback!!! We are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your time with us, and we can't wait to have you back with us in July! Lots of love, Sabine and Gesine
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Peaceful comfortable cottage for 2

  • 5 of 5

The cottage for two was just what myself and partner needed. It was cosy, comfortable, beautiful and very relaxing. It has beautiful scenery surrounding it and also further afield in little towns that you can visit. We where welcomed to the cottage by Sabine and Gesine who where very helpful and gave us all we needed for our 3 night stay. Inside the cottage is beautiful and kept in great order. It is very clean and you no where everything is. I would highly recommend this cottage for a couple who are looking a short relaxing break and also to take in the wonderful Donegal scenery.

Ryan & Kerry

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ryan and Kerry, thank you so much for the lovely feedback! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope the break gave you new energy. We certainly would like to have you back again. Best wishes from beautiful Donegal, Sabine and Gesine
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Milwaukee, WI

Magical Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were excited about our stay based off of the photos and Sabine's very helpful communications, but when we actually arrived in person we were amazed at what a lovely little place this was! The cabin was adorable - well-equipped, cozy, and by far the best rental we've ever had in our travels. We loved having such a great "home base" to come back to after exploring the area, and even chose to stay in one night and make use of the shelf full of board games. The property is beautiful. Our door looked out over a small orchard and we enjoyed the fresh apples. Sabine and Gesine made our stay so special - we had a couple of fun conversations with them and loved hearing their stories. We were sad to leave, and would definitely stay again if we're ever in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, and thanks a million for this beautiful feedback. We're really pleased that you liked the cottage and the property so much, and your lovely comments really make us proud. It was our pleasure to have you, and we enjoyed our chats a lot! We would love to see you come back some day. Have a wonderful autumn. Love from Sabine and Gesine
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Washington, DC, USA

Fabulous getaway from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We flew from the USA to Donegal Airport and walked on over to this lovely abode near Kincasslagh - a feasible stroll with small backpacks and clement weather :) It fit all our desires for a low key relaxing getaway from the hubbub of the American 4th of July weekend - private, quiet, cozy and just the right balance of amenities and rustic-ness. The hosts were extremely obliging about a unfortunately protracted delay in our fiscal liquidity during our stay - we both learned a lot :D. We were able to rent a car for a day from the airport branch of Enterprise and our hosts helped facilitate e-bike rentals for the weekend - a lovely option for toodling around Co. Donegal. We had a fantastic time and already are nostalgizing our time in this cozy abode. Highest recommendations for those of you willing to be off the internet grid for a bit ;) Thanks again Sabine & Gisene

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this lovely review. We are very happy that you liked your stay with us and that we could help you with a few things. Holidays are so precious that we like to help make the most of them. It was lovely meeting you and we really hope you'll come back some day! Sending you love and best wishes from a still incredibly sunny Donegal! :)
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Donegal International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
185 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Cruit Island
Nearest Train
110 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Viking House Hotel
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
A variety of beautiful beaches
Car: recommended

The house is situated close to the sea, in the middle of the Donegal hills. Our huge property, partly cultivated, partly wild, offers access to a lake where you can relax while fishing. Despite the quiet and peaceful location of the house you are in the busy town of Dungloe within 15 minutes. Dungloe is the capital of the Rosses, a region famous for countless lakes, gorgeous sandy beaches, rugged sea cliffs and a clear sea abundant with fish. Along the coast you find numerous islands, some of which can be reached by ferry and are worth a visit. The nearest village, Kincasslagh, offers Iggy's Bar for a relaxing drink and some fine home made pub food, also the Cope Supermarket for all your grocery needs.You can walk into the village in about 20 to 25 minutes. Using your car you can explore the beauty of the Donegal landscape or visit Glenveagh National Park with castle, gardens, tea room and beautiful walking routes, or Letterkenny with Cathedral, cinema, great shopping, leisure centre.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Zusätzlich zum Mietpreis sind die Kosten für den verbrauchten Strom für Licht/Geräte, Heißwasserbereitung und elektrische Nachtspeicheröfen und/oder Öl-Radiator zu entrichten. Die Abrechnung erfolgt am Ende des Aufenthaltes entsprechend dem Zählerstand.
Wird der Ofen betrieben, entstehen weitere Kosten für den Kauf von Torf und/oder Holz. Üblicherweise stellen wir diese Materialien nicht zur Verfügung, sie können aber in den Geschäften vor Ort erworben werden.

Kostenfrei werden Bettwäsche und persönliche Handtücher zur Verfügung gestellt, ebenso Küchenwäsche, Reinigungsmittel, Waschmittel, Spülmittel, Küchenrolle, einige Gewürze und Kaffeefiltertüten, ferner erwartet Sie ein kleines Willkommens-Paket.

In addition to the rent the cost of electricity for lights/appliances, hot water and the night storage heaters and/or oil-filled radiator is payable according to meter reading. The charge for electricity is due on departure.
If the solid-fuel stove is being used for heating additional cost for solid fuel like peat or wood may incur. We do not generally provide these materials but they are available in the local shops.
Included in the rent is the cost of cleansing agents, washing powder, washing-up liquid, kitchen cloth, kitchen towels and the welcome pack.
Bed linen and towels are provided free of charge.

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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