Olly in his element.Just act like you own the place
Extraordinary Donegal eco-Cottage

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

6 beds
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Just three minute’s walk to the wild Atlantic, our charming, rough little cottage sits alone in an iconic location, above the wild, smooth-stoned beach and tiny harbour of Port, Donegal. It is a brilliant hideaway in a breath-taking landscape.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Weekend Price €85 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
4 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

-As so remote, this is strictly a DIY holiday home with NO cleaner. We arrange for you to pick up our towels and linens from Ardara, you make up your own beds.
-You are required and expected to clean up thoroughly, and leave the cottage as you find it, or better!
- All power in the cottage is 12V , on solar batteries. when sunlight is low, there can be times when you must revert to candle power.
- No 220v / 110v power sockets in the cottage , so be sure to bring car-chargers for your phones etc .
- Head torches strongly recommended.
-All perishables must be removed on check-out.
-All rubbish should be removed and recycled and dealt with as instructed on check-in info.
-Dogs are very welcome, but need to be kept off the beds and sofas please, and controlled outside as there are lots of sheep.
-The Glengesh Rule. A family tradition - as you reach the top of the incredible Glengesh pass, on the way to the cottage, all mobiles and electronics should be switched off , and remain so till you leave the cottage. It works (and our kids are now in late teens) - give it a try!


Cancellations

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Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

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Wiebe User Profile
May 2017
This place is not like any other place. It is located on the desolated cliffs of the Nort-West coast of Ireland. The only neigbors within miles are the sheep. It has a beautiful view on the hills and cliffs. You can reach the place by car/ motorbike in 30 min from the village Ardara. The house is completely self sufficient in energy and water. Water comes from the well and energy from wind and solar, stored in batteries. Hot water is generated by the peat stove. Great! Remeber to bring your own food and peat supplies. The kitchen is weel equipped, including a gas stove, all you need to prepare your own meal. There are 2 bedrooms with 6 beds in total. There are 2 bathrooms, 1 with a shower. Your mobile will have network coverage, but thank god there is no wifi. Go here to relax, for a cosy time next to the fire place, to be self sufficient and go back to basic.

David User Profile
May 2017
Roland's cottage at Port is quite simply magical. The secluded location on the edge of Donegal is stunning and you feel like you have the whole place to yourself! This is one of the best locations we have stayed anywhere in the world. The cottage has everything you need and we found it really cosy with the two fires providing plenty of hot water (even enough for a long hot soak in a seaweed bath using fresh kelp from the beach). We enjoyed getting away from the mod cons and living by candle light although phone signal (including 3G) is good if you want to stay in touch to some extent! You can do as little or as much as you like at Port. We enjoyed the hikes straight from the property and also took a short drive to explore the peninsula. The trip to the cottage from Ardara over the Glengesh pass is in itself a highlight! The sea cliffs at Slieve League are nearby as is the incredible beach at Strabane strand. We'd fully recommend a stay at Port and if you're looking for a remote, rustic cottage in a stunning setting then this is definitely for you :-)

Dardo User ProfileDardo is a superhost.
May 2017
Second time staying in Port (and booked now to come back next year) this is a really special place and already feels like a home away from home.

Peter User Profile
April 2017
We loved this place! We loved the views, the cottage, the area and the sheep! Would definitely stay again. The cottage is exactly as described - but all the 'basic' stuff is very easy to get to grips with, and it's great fun getting the fire stoked up every evening. On a sunny day, the views from the front door are stunning, and we came back with sun tans from spending an evening on the pebble beach. I stayed with a group of four, and we all agreed we'd love to stay again.

Jeremy User Profile
March 2017
It's like camping on the edge of the world.

Gillian User Profile
March 2017
The cottage is an idyllic escape if you are looking for a quiet and remote getaway. The walk to the beach and along the cliffs was absolutely beautiful. The cottage is quaint and cosy. Bring along extra logs for the fire as it can be a little chilly!

Amie User Profile
March 2017
The perfect retreat! Thank you!

Ballivor, IrelandJoined in June 2013
Roland User ProfileRoland is a superhost.

Im now living in County Meath, Ireland - and have travelled /lived all over - but mostly East Africa.

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