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Waterfront Thatch cottage + WIFI sleeps 6, Pets OK
Waterfront Thatch cottage + WIFI sleeps 6, Pets OK
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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A traditional Donegal thatch cottage on its own small waterfront overlooking Traighenna Bay. The original eighteenth-century restored cottage has a large contemporary extension with panoramic views. Two bedrooms (+ great sofabed), WIFI, open fire, suitable for pets (fee applies). Choose from many sandy beaches locally - this really is the very best of Ireland!

The space

The house is centrally heated (included in price) and there is an open fire (first basket of turf supplied). WIFI (free) and good phone signal on Three (and probably other networks).


Kitchen - with fridge freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, microwave

Dining Room - with large table to seat 10

Lounge - with open fire and comfortable sofabed (sleeps 2 if required)

Master Bedroom - Kingsize bed with sea view

Twin Bedroom - Two (adult size) single beds

Bathroom - Freestanding contemporary bath and large walk-in shower with powerful shower.


Small pool and picnic bench alongside

Enclosed front garden

Parking for up to three cars

Utility Room with washing machine

Outdoor loo with a view (note there's a full bathroom with toilet inside!)

Travel cot, high chair, baby gate all available on request (no charge, but ask in advance as we share them between properties).

Guest access

You have an entire house - and a small pool, and a large (half acre?) front garden for your EXCLUSIVE USE.

Other things to note

Pets - we welcome well behaved pets (maximum 2). There is a fee of €20 for 1 dog, €30 for 2, to be paid on arrival. Pets are never allowed on beds or sofa and we expect you'll clear any mess they make.

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people €13 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee €50
Security Deposit €250
Weekend Price €59 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
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

Well-behaved pets welcome - note fee applies (pay after arrival) of €20 for 1 dog, €30 covers 2 dogs. Maximum 2 dogs. No pets on beds or sofa, thanks.

No smoking inside - though covered open veranda for smokers outside.

Note pool is potential danger to young children - you are responsible for their safety.


1 night minimum stay.
From Jul 10 - Sep 5, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

10 Reviews

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Niamh User Profile
October 2017
Lovely and cosy cottage looking out on the bay. Perfect place to get away from the hustle of modern life! Beautiful beaches nearby for a daily stroll.

Emer User Profile
October 2017
A unique opportinity to stay in a Traditional thatch cottage but with the comfort of an impressive reinvention / modernised home. Everything was convenient, we had all we needed. If you are after a quiet break away, then bring your cosy jumpers and a bottle of wine to enjoy after a lovely day walking the rural roads. :)

Fergal User Profile
September 2017
Myself and my 88 year young mother have just spent 4 days in this beautiful part of Donegal. Greg's house played a huge part in such a pleasurable trip.The house is in a wonderful setting with cracking views and the use of picture windows enhances that view. Lovely to sit with a cup of tea watching the changing weather of Donegal .Even better with the fire lit and a glass of wine. It is a very cosy house,comfy beds,powerful shower and everthing a kitchen should have. I had no problems with wi-fi connection. It is only a 5 minute drive to the N56 which will bring you to anywhere in Donegal but the road is narrow so no speeding. Had a wonderful walk every morning on the deserted beach listening to the crashing waves and standing in awe of the power of nature. Greg was extremely helpful and had a couple of great chats about his current projects. Restoring Irelands past and blending it with modern building techniques.Great vision.Will be back. Thanks Greg Fergal and Bernie (aka mum)

Christopher User Profile
November 2017
Close to several beaches, waterfalls. The one beach we went too, all within 5 minutes, we had sun, rain, hail, and a double rainbow - fantastic. You will not be disappointed with this property or location.

Ciaran User Profile
November 2017
A stunning cottage in a wonderful location. We wanted to stay somewhere cosy for a few days and this is exactly what we hoped for. The juxtaposition of the old cottage and modern refurbishment works extremely well. You could sit on front of the fire watching the ever-changing landscape all day. Dooey beach is great for walking. We also enjoyed the nearby town Ardara for its craft shops. Highly recommended.

Rosy User Profile
October 2017
We loved the house. It is warm and cosy and though there were just the two of us it would be grand for more. The double bed was very comfy. The house looks down a slope to the coast and with picture windows it is a bit like being in a very cosy hide where you can sit in the warmth and watch the weather. Everything was very clean and the shower was powerful and there was plentiful hot water. Greg and Yvonne responded quickly to any questions I had and directions to the house were great. All in all a great experience with hosts who really care about your comfort.

Duncan User Profile
October 2017
Very comfortable, well laid-out cottage. Heating works well and great views looking down towards the shoreline. Greg is a good host, checking that we had all we needed during our stay. Great cycling country round here, plenty of very quiet roads although deceptively hilly. Nearby Dooey beach is great.

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. I love great views, privacy and finding the best locations, and then renovating and restoring in an appropriate style.

I speak English, Welsh and Polish, and I understand basic French. Learning Spanish.

My properties are managed by Yvonne and she speaks English and Spanish.

Languages: English, Español, Polski
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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