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The exterior sun room viewed from the main farmyard surrounded by the former stone farm buildings.cosy sitting room with log burner
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Donegal Cottage in lush countryside

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Mary

Donegal Cottage in lush countryside

5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean
16 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Mary is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Donegal tops the list as the "Coolest place on the planet to visit 2017"
- National Geographic Magazine.

Our stone cottage is a restored farm building ( originally built 1852 ), a modern touch with tranquil decor. It's behind our home yet private, quiet
and tucked away in the countryside. The ancient Beltany Stone Circle and
historic Raphoe makes this the ideal hub from which to explore the magic of coolest Donegal.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Laptop friendly workspace
Essentials
Washer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

100 Reviews

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Kenneth User Profile
Kenneth
August 2018
The house is in the backyard​ of the main house in a quiet location. The house is in beautiful condition and has everything you might ever need. The conservatory is a great room to sit out and relax.
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Thank you Kenneth, it was lovely to have you stay. Our cottage is actually part of the dry stone outbuildings of what was once a significant farm complex built in 1850s and now listed in the architectural heritage of Donegal. It was once a cow byre until we converted it.....glad you enjoyed it and the peace and quiet it offers....the thick walls I believe.
August 2018
Susan User Profile
Susan
October 2018
This was a gem for us. We loved the tranquility of Raphoe, the kindness and friendliness of our hostess and her delightful husband. The cottage was amazing and the gardens were beautiful. A bouquet of fresh dahlias greeted us inside of a, to die for sunroom. We didn't want to l…
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Response from Mary:
Susan thank you so very much for the lovely and touching review. I don’t think we fully appreciate what we have on our doorstep. Your review makes me feel I want to explore that tranquil countryside. Thank you for the lovely hand written messages in our book too .... you will always be remembered in our home too x
October 2018
James User Profile
James
October 2018
A wonderfully spacious, comfortable and well appointed cottage, in a fantastic country setting, with easy access to the northern Donegal coast with it's outstanding beaches, walks and endless wild scenery, villages and friendly towns.
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Thank you James for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you all stay and look forward to meeting up again in the notvtoo distant future.
October 2018
Sandra User Profile
Sandra
September 2018
If you're looking for the perfect place to explore County Donegal, this is it! We stayed 5 nights in this cozy, luxurious cottage. We took 3 days to travel to different parts of Donegal, 1 day exploring Raphoe (the stone circle, tower church, Oakfield Park) and 1 day my husband…
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Response from Mary:
Thank you Sandra fro your kind words and review which we appreciate very much. Glad you enjoyed the quaint village that is Raphoe, we are only starting our tourism adventures so we are on a learning curve. Thank you also for private feedback ... we’ve not had any unfavorable reports back about he restaurant I suggested but I will bear your comments when recommending it to others.
September 2018
Diane User Profile
Diane
August 2018
Be expecting the very best of warm Irish hospitality and the most beautifully presented cottage with all the lovely touches. Superb ❤️
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Thank you Diane for that precious (Website hidden by Airbnb) glad we managed to get the Irish hospitality right for you all....I know coming to Donegal was a special visit not just a vacation from across the world. I hope the family will always have a piece of Donegal with them.. ..and that we see you again sometime in the future, maybe in Australia !
August 2018
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Cathy
August 2018
A fantastic home : Mary and Peter are so available, benevolent ! The house is perfect ! Clean, ideally situated in ireland campaign , so quiet , so sweet ! It was a perfect stay ! Thanks to Mary and Peter, we never forget your hospitality !
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Response from Mary:
Cathy, thank you so very much, we enjoyed having you all, especially the dogs loved your company in the evenings. You radiate such energy and positivity to everyone around you and that brought a lot of happiness to our home. When I reach France Du Sud again to meet my dear friend of 40 years I will let you know ! Hope to see you again in Ireland......I hope the Celtic Cross is being shown with pride to many !!!
August 2018
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Shaun
August 2018
This is a great place to stay and Mary is very welcoming. The accommodation is truly excellent, a great space to use and relax in while visiting Donegal, highly recommended.

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I am a journalist working in radio and television. I am a history, politics and archaeology graduate. My passion is archaeology . I like to travel and I have lived and worked for long spells abroad in America, Japan, Belgium and London. Among the countries I have holiday…
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