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About this listing

A unique cottage mixing old and new, situated on a quiet lane and only five minutes walk from Fintra Beach, listed in the top 10 beaches in Ireland. A great space to relax beside the fire, cook and enjoy a glass of wine after a day enjoying the fabulous outdoors.

The space

Driftwood cottage started out life as stables for the Hamiliton estate. My husband and I have renovated the house while also adding a modern extension allowing the house to be the perfect blend of old and new.

During the day you can relax in the open kitchen and living area. Lighting the wood burning stove which is perfect in the winter or summer to create that cottage feel. The beach, Fintra Bay (listed in the top 10 beaches in Ireland) is a 5 min walk with further popular attractions such as Slieve League, Ardara and Glencolmcille all within driving distance. The quaint fishing village of Killybegs is just a 5 minute drive for groceries, restaurants and pubs.

While Driftwood cottage is a short drive away from a number of bustling towns it is placed on a tranquil country road. Allowing you in the evenings to surrender yourself to the pleasures of a big couch and an open fire (a bag of coal, sticks and fire lighters will be left ) in the living room.

Guest access

Guests will have access to everything.

Interaction with guests

We would interact with guests as much or as little as they choose.

Other things to note

Minimum Stay 2 nights

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: €23 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: €34
Security Deposit: €114
Weekly Discount: 17%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Respect the house and the surroundings.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

74 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful country home- quiet and cosy. Perfect for lazy rainy days and secluded family time. Walk to stunning beach and easy drive to Slieve League!!

Gerard User Profile
June 2017
The cottage was absolutely fantastic, we are more than happy with the few days spent in donegal. It was a real treat.

Tess User Profile
May 2017
What a magical spot-- really a wonderful gateway to Donegal. We loved the views up to Slieve Liege and the loop from Glencollumcille to Ardara. The beach is pure magic. But the house is as lovely inside as the scenery is outside-- rustic but spacious-- the kind of place you let go and dream in. We had wonderful flashes of light between rain and also enjoyed time in to hear the rain on the roof. We made a run to the beach every day and had great meals in. Perfect place for a breezy easy family reunion-- secluded and part of a gorgeous piece of coast.
Roseann User ProfileRoseann is a superhost.
Response from Roseann:
Thank you Tess for your kind review. I am glad that you had a great time. You are welcome anytime.
May 2017

Gary User Profile
May 2017
Stunning cottage, beautiful location, get er booked!!

Dave User Profile
May 2017
We had a fabulous four days at Driftwood Cottage. The nearby beach was a 5 minute walk away, and we were gobsmacked when we climbed over the sand dune and saw how beautiful Fintra is. Absolutely gorgeous. We explored all along to Malin Beg, and were amazed by how beautiful Donegal is. The cottage was a lovely relaxing spot to come back to, where we had nice big family meals, lit fires, drank wine, chatted and read our books. We'll definitely be heading back.

Emma User Profile
April 2017
The place is fantastic, looks exactly like it does in the photos and is within walking distance of Fintra beach. Really worth a stay

Claire User Profile
April 2017
We have just spent two nights at this absolutely lovely house and it was everything we hoped it would be and more! There was loads of space for us all (2 adults, 3 kids and one small dog) and the kids coped surprisingly well with no wifi and phone signal for the duration. A lot of football was played and we even spotted books being read occasionally. We visited the Slieve League cliffs - in the mist - and then on to the beautiful Silver Strand beach at Malin Beg, where the sun came out and it was glorious. We walked down to Fintra beach from the house both days we stayed as well. It is a beautiful, clean, blue flag beach with great rock pools for exploring. Sonia looks after the house and she was lovely - really friendly and helpful. The 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are in the modern extension of the house and the kitchen/family room and the living room are in the older part of the house which is full of character. There were loads of dvds and games to play as well as table football in the living room. There were also body boards available to use. The kitchen was really well equipped - we intended to eat out most of the time we were there but ended up cooking instead. The local SuperValu supermarket in Killybegs had great fresh produce so there was plenty of choice. Overall it was a fantastic, relaxing break and we would love to return to Driftwood Cottage soon.

Belfast, United Kingdom · Joined in April 2014
Roseann User ProfileRoseann is a superhost.

My husband Sean and I love our house in Donegal and want others to enjoy it as we have done over the years

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