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traditional Donegal coastal cottage in private location with great views over the lough!
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The Times: Best Irish Cottage! Pets OK

The Times: Best Irish Cottage! Pets OK

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath

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Named in the Sunday Times (Travel) as one of 'Top 20 Places for the Summer in UK or Ireland' 2012!

Note - this listing has 'live' and correct availability - you can book instantly - no need to enquire if there is availability - the calendar is correct :)

Croaghacullion is a traditional Donegal coastal cottage that enjoys a remarkable secluded position overlooking Lougheraherk (lake) in this, the most traditional and picturesque part of Ireland. You get the whole cottage, in 3/4 acre of land overlooking a lake. Glencolmcille village (shops, great pubs with traditional music, Folk Museum, cafes, is a 13 minute drive).

The cottage sits in the heart of the Irish-speaking Gaeltacht in what is probably the most traditional area of Ireland. You can walk down to the beach from the cottage and you're unlikely to see another tourist, maybe just a lobster fisherman or one of the friendly, farmer neighbours. See more photos of this Donegal cottage. Just sitting on the bench in front can be lovely - you can usually hear the waves from the other side of the mountain.

Stay here to discover one of the most remarkable and beautiful landscapes in Ireland - we doubt you'll ever find better beaches than can be found locally, friendlier people, or such a sense of wilderness. These photos show the walk down to Port beach from the cottage, which feels like the very edge of Europe (9 times out of 10 you'll have the whole bay to yourself), or sit at home and enjoy the views over 'your' lough (lake).

Pets welcome - ask they are never allowed on sofas or beds please. Great place for dogs - enlcosed garden and miles of open mountain walking from the door, with fabulous beaches near.

Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

161 Reviews

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Lauren User Profile
November 2017
Enjoy the quaint period cottage with wonderful views, quaint place to relax and escape hectic everyday living or busy travel itinerary! It feels timeless and you can experience how people Loved in yesteryear ( with the added benefit of running water, indoor toilet and a microwav…

Catherine User Profile
May 2017
Greg's cottage was a magical place. Words cannot describe how beautiful this part of the world is. You really have to see it for yourself. We were very comfortable in the cottage and enjoyed our turf fires every night. We had a lovely conversation with the wonderful Mary who is a…

Mary User Profile
April 2017
Lovely cottage. Try to arrive before dark,as it's very isolated.Directions great. Mary,the person in charge of everything is a great character,,,a real gem. She'll help you with anything. Authentic Irish cottage with modern conveniences.

Ron User Profile
September 2015
Our host, Greg gave clear instructions to this remote paradise. However, we were late and dusk was setting in so a local lad kindly drove with us into the lane. We encountered that hospitality among neighbours and strangers alike. The next morning we met Mary who looks after the …

Jessica User Profile
April 2015
Perfect, charming, reasonably priced getaway in the beautiful Northside of Ireland. Clearly lots of love went into setting this up for guests. It really is the best Irish cottage :) with lots of authentic little touches. My mom came for a last minute visit and we went to expl…
Greg User Profile
Response from Greg:
thanks guys for the lovely review - I'll say Hi from you guys to Mary :)
April 2015

Sandra User Profile
June 2014
Fantastic cottage in the countryside! It was exactly what we had hoped for! Beautiful little home with nothing but sheep and gorgeous irish countryside to look at. Mary was so welcoming and we will miss her! Thanks so much Greg for opening your home to us. It was wonderful …
Greg User Profile
Response from Greg:
Many thanks for your kind comments :) You'll find links to my places in Wales, Spain, Poland on Airbnb linked from the place you booked :)
June 2014

Eugenie User Profile
May 2014
If you're looking for a remote cottage in a gorgeous part of the country, don't look any further, as you probably won't find better. My boyfriend is a landscape photographer from Canada and we were touring the west of Ireland in search of rugged coastlines and remote scenic lo…
Greg User Profile
Response from Greg:
aw thanks for the GREAT review :) so excited to hear you found a message in a bottle on the beach. Look forwards to seeing any landscape photos :)
May 2014

Kraków, PolandJoined in May 2013
Greg User Profile
I'm an architectural historian and I restore unusual and historic buildings across Europe and let them for holidays. I'm a former University lecturer from the University of Wales (archaeology/ architectural history), and have written several books and TV series on architecture…
Languages: English, Español, Polski
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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