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The Little Irish Cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way - experience the real Ireland.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Crowlar - The Little Irish Cottage

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage, sleeps 6

Beautiful 150 year old cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way in west Donegal.

Tastefully modernized with free wifi.

Three double bedrooms plus double sofa bed - sleeps up to 8 people.

Full family bathroom with tub and separate shower cubicle, and second shower room with power shower and WC.

Fully equipped kitchen and separate laundry/ utility room.

Living room with traditional Donegal open fireplace.

Oil fired central heating.

Bed linen and towels provided free of charge.

Household essentials including cleaning products and basic food items supplied.

A traditional Irish cottage, well over 150 years old, in west Donegal, Ireland, situated right on the Wild Atlantic Way close to beautiful deserted Atlantic beaches, traditional Irish pubs and some of the most spectacular scenery in western Europe. Why not come to Ireland for the craic!

Our beautiful family holiday home is decorated in a traditional but comfortable manner and can sleep up to eight people. The cottage is at least 150 years old but has been sympathetically modernized and extended and has three bedrooms, all with double beds. There is also a double sofa bed in the separate living room. There is a family bathroom with full sized bath and separate shower cubicle and an en suite WC and shower room to the main bedroom. The fully equipped kitchen has a full sized oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, juicer, kettle, fat reducing grill and microwave. There is plenty of cookware, There is also an additional drinks fridge. The separate laundry room contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and iron. There is a good sized wildflower garden and parking for several cars.

The cottage is in a remote rural area (on the edge of Crocknamurrin Mountain Bog - a Natural Heritage area) but only a short drive from the heritage village of Ardara, and is incredibly peaceful. The cottage is full of books, fiction and non-fiction, there are board games, a radio and CD player with selection of CDs and an MP3 docking station/ speaker. The cottage is furnished with family pieces and some antiques. There is no television or telephone - this is a complete get-away-from-it-all location - but there is free wifi and a DVD player to watch the selection of movies provided. You can sit by a traditional turf fire in the evenings with a relaxing drink and really feel that you are hiding away from the world. The sun does not set until after 10pm in summer and it is beautiful to sit outside on long summer evenings watching the sun set into the west.

The village of Ardara is only a few miles away through the glorious scenery of the Glengesh Pass and has loads of pubs and restaurants. Nancy's Bar and the Corner House enjoy fully deserved worldwide reputations for traditional music and craic. Ardara is the centre of the Donegal knitwear and weaving industry and there are many shops selling locally produced garments in wool and tweed. In the other direction, the quaint villages of Carrick, Kilcar and Glencolumbcille nestle in spectacular scenery, and the cliffs at Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in western Europe, are a must-see and less than 10 miles from the cottage. Surfing is popular at many of the Atlantic beaches nearby, particularly Tramore at Rosbeg, Rossnowlagh and Dooey Strand. Finally, the most beautiful beach in Donegal and perhaps Ireland (in my opinion) is at Maghera which is very close by. There are plans to extend the International Appalachian Trail to this part of Donegal and there are way marked trails for walkers in the area (less than 1 mile away).

Ardara was named the best village in Ireland to live in, and one of the top 5 places (village, town, city etc) to live in by the Irish Times in June 2012.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0618/1224318138559.html

Other items available:

Hairdryer

Straightening irons

Alarm clock radio

Beach towels

Beach chairs

Garden furniture

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Colette Hall
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2016

About Colette Hall

We live in Belfast, 3 hours east of our holiday home.

Colette Hall purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Colette Hall chose County Donegal

We loved this house at first sight. It is a typical Irish cottage, stone built, at least 150 years old. It can be traced in Griffith's Valuation, a book which was prepared in 1854. We love the area, which is off the usual tourist trail and as close to the 'real' Ireland as you are likely to get. There is no TV or phone reception. It's a chance to kick back and relax away from the world.

What makes this cottage unique

Because this is our holiday home and not just a commercial rental, you have the advantage of living in a real home with all the home comforts!

The cottage is the top rated holiday home rental in Donegal on tripadvisor, in the top 5 of over 4300 in Ireland and in the top 200 of over 300000 in Europe.

The peace and quiet that you experience here stays with you long after you return home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time in Donegal in Colette and Geoff's holiday home. We loved the location, off the beaten track, very idyllic and peaceful. A great change of our pace from our London home. The cottage was full of Irish charm with all the mod cons we needed. The house was well equipped with a large family kitchen dining room, and a really cosy living room where we spent most evenings peacefully by the open fire. All 3 bedrooms were well appointed with comfy beds. A great place for a very relaxing and peaceful holiday and a great base to visit the many beautiful sites of West Donegal.
Apr 2014
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Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

The Little Irish Cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way - experience the real Ireland.
average rating of 4.6 based on 51 reviews
5

Enjoyed it immensely

  • 5 of 5

This pretty little cottage has been entirely and comfortably renovated, and is set in quiet surroundings. It is well -equipped and well-furnished with many little touches that give it the feeling of a really cosy home rather than just another Holiday cottage. We (and our dog) really loved it. Well done Colette. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I hope to welcome you back to the cottage in the future.
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5

Cosy retreat in the Donegal countryside

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the cottage for three days with my boyfriend as a belated Valentine's trip. The cottage was very comfy, clean and romantic and kitted out with everything that we needed. It is located close to many different beautiful places including Slieve League, Glencolmcille beach and the town of Ardara. Enjoyed our stay very much, can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I hope you will return to the cottage at some time in the future.
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5

A gem of a cottage in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to the cottage and it really has got everything you could wish for. Every room is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. We love the get away from it all atmosphere that you feel the minute you walk into the cottage.

It is close to some of the most stunning beaches in Ireland, and a short drive to Ardara a great little town that's always buzzing summer or winter.

This is no ordinary holiday rental this is a little bit of paradise and we can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I hope to welcome you back to the cottage very soon.
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5

Fantatic Break at this lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

After reading reviews I thought this cottage looked good but didn't think it could be AS hood as the reviews - it was! We were advised to try not to arrive in the dark but sat nav took us on a bit of a detour so ended up being dark but we found it no problem.

It was great to have 4 days away without phones, wifi and although there is a TV in the cottage we didn't turn it on at all.

This cottage was the perfect base to explore from and the living room was just perfect with the fire lit to relax in the evenings. We visited lots of places. Our favourites were: Glenveagh National Park, Beaches at Pornoo, Maghera and Rosknowlagh and the Slieve League cliffs.

I have already recommended this cottage to family and friends and we would love to stay here again (which is not something I normally do!)

Our dog thoroughly enjoyed this trip to and it was great that she could stay in the cottage with us :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peut mieux faire avec une annonce claire et exhaustive.

  • 3 of 5

A notre arrivée personne ne nous a accueilli. Nous avions fait 9h00 de route et traversé la Manche!!

Mme Hall me l'avait expliqué dans sa réponse à mon message envoyé le jour précédent.

La propreté du site laissait à désirer, avec des cheveux dans la salle de bains, des miettes sur le tapis du salon...

Les placards de la cuisine étaient pleins de fatras et restes "que nous pouvions utiliser" donc nous ne pouvions pas y ranger quoi que ce soit.

La TV n'était utilisable que pour lire les DVD, ce n'était pas mentionné comme tel, donc seule la radio pour nous accompagner.

Certes, l'annonce faisait mention d'un poste de télévision et dun lecteur de dvd, mais il aurait dû être dit formellement qu'il n'y avait pas de télévision. J'avais contacté Mme Hall qui m'a expliqué gentiment que j'aurais dû le savoir.

De même pour les ordures, on a retrouvé la poubelle remplie par les précédents locataires, j'ai alors contacté Mme Hall pour savoir quand les éboueurs passaient, elle m'a dit qu'elle s'arrangerait pour que les ordures soient ramassées et que je pouvais acheter des sacs à six euros. Ses fiches d'accueil suggèrent même de ramener ses ordures chez soi si on peut.

Nous ignorions le fonctionnement de la collecte des déchets en Irlande, d'ailleurs même pas mentionné dans le guide du routard, et pourtant, c'est un problème de taille pour une famille de cinq et un coût supplémentaire pour les vacances. Il faudrait que les annonces soient claires

La région est superbe et sauvage, nous avons pu voir énormément de choses. Le logement était correctement équipé et la logeuse était réactive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As is explained in our listing, this is our family holiday home which we rent out when not being used by ourselves or family members. As a result there may be some items in the kitchen cupboards which guests are free to use if they wish. The cottage is a six hour round trip from our home and so we cannot meet every guest who stays - this is clear from the key collection instructions which are sent to guests before the start of the rental. The cottage is always cleaned between rentals and the bins are emptied at the end of every stay. However, if renters think that they might need more regular rubbish collection, I do suggest that they buy a rubbish bag locally and leave it for collection though this would not normally be necessary. As regards the television, it is clearly stated in our listing that there is no television available - the tv in the cottage is for watching DVDs. Our guests love the peace and quiet at the cottage and the "get away from it all" atmosphere. There is free wifi available throughout the cottage and there is a CD player, radio and MP3 speaker available for guests' use.
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Location

Nearest Airport
190 Kilometres
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
McDonnell's Meenaneary
Nearest Ferry
190 Kilometres
Belfast or Larne
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Narin/Portnoo
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nancy's or Woodhill Ardara
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Maghera Strand and caves
Car: necessary

A traditional Irish cottage over 150 years old, in west Donegal, Ireland, situated close to beautiful deserted Atlantic beaches, traditional Irish pubs and some of the most spectacular scenery in western Europe. The cottage is situated on the edge of Crocknamurrin Mountain Bog which is a Natural Heritage Area.

The famous cliffs at Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in western Europe are 30 - 40 minute drive away.

The town of Ardara is just a few miles drive through the glorious scenery of the Glengesh Pass with pubs and restaurants galore. Nancy's Bar and the Corner House enjoy worldwide reputations for traditional music and craic. As well as being known as 'the home of the festivals', Ardara is the centre of the Donegal knitwear and weaving industry and there are many shops selling locally produced garments in wool and tweed. The quaint villages of Carrick, Kilcar and Glencolmcille nestle in spectacular scenery nearby. Belfast is 2+1/2 hours drive away. During 2012 the city commemorated the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic with the opening of the state of the art Titanic Visitors Centre. The Giant's Causeway is about 3 hours' drive and also boasts a new visitors' interpretive centre, Dublin - the nation's capital 4 hours, the tourist friendly city of Galway 3+1/2 hours (approx).

Golf: Donegal GC Murvagh - Links course isolated from the outside world by a forest of evergreens washed on one side by the great Atlantic Ocean and with a panoramic view of the Bluestack Mountains - 1 hour drive

Narin/ Portnoo GC - Scenic18-hole links course. The signature hole is the chasm-crossing 8th hole, a par three that leaves the player with no bale-out shot to a two tier green - 40 minute drive

Rosapenna GC - Links golf at Rosapenna dates back to 1891. The Old Tom Morris Links & Sandy Hills Links provide a true links challenge for all levels of golfer. Visitors are always welcome - 2 hours drive

Bundoran GC - 18-hole testing links course sweeping along the rugged and picturesque Donegal Bay coastline with a mixture of dunes and undulating terrain - 1 hour 15 min drive

Co Sligo GC Rosses Point - Established in 1894 this picturesque and challenging championship links is recognised as one of Ireland's greatest courses. Booking and handicap cert required - 2 hours drive.

Holywood GC - home course of US Open winner 2011 and US PGA winner 2012 Rory McIlroy - 3 hours drive.

Royal Portrush GC - home course of US Open winner 2010 Graham McDowell and British Open winner 2011 Darren Clarke - 2 hours 40 min drive

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Crowlar, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season
7 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
From
£60
Fri,Sat
£300
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£550
 
 
low season
5 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
From
£60
Fri,Sat
£300
 
 
Valentines
10 Feb 2017 - 15 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
 
 
low season
16 Feb 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
From
£60
Fri,Sat
 
 
St Patrick's
17 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
20 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
From
£60
Fri,Sat
£300
 
 
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
From
£70
Fri,Sat
£360
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 
 
mid season
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
From
£70
Fri,Sat
£360
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
From
£70
Fri,Sat,Sun
£360
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Christmas, New Year and Easter are high season.
Please contact me for rates and availability.
Minimum rental period 3 nights in high season. Minimum rental period 2 nights at all other times.

There is NO charge for bed linen or towels.
Electricity, oil and starter fuel for open fire included in rental rate.

Payment accepted by HomeAway secure payments, bank transfer or PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Crowlar, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room
  • There are three bedrooms, all featuring double beds. The living room has a double sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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