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Wilderness dream cottage in Donegal

Wilderness dream cottage in Donegal

3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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The space

‘The little cottage comes with a wild and empty landscape and the peacefulness ensures the best nights sleep ever. The welcome and the chat in nearby Ardara comes for free, whilst the fantastic seafood at Nancy’s and the music and beer at the Corner House are priceless’. - Peter Lynch, author & travel writer

Whether it's romance or the need for some peace and quiet, this lovingly restored, traditional Irish cottage in the wilds of Donegal is the ideal hideaway. Set in an idyllic, remote valley, against a wild and dramatic landscape, it offers both unique location and stunning views combined with traditional charm, comfort, and warmth. Perfect for those who love nature and the outdoors.

The recently renovated cottage has two bedrooms, a living room, reception area, a galley kitchen with all modern cooking facilities and bathroom with shower and under floor heating. Step back in time with no TV or internet - the perfect place to unwind, read a book and cosy up by the fireside.

The nearby heritage village of Ardara (recently voted 'best village to live in Ireland' by the Irish Times) is just three miles from the cottage and boasts some of the best pubs in Ireland including the legendary Nancy’s Bar (serving sea food) and the Corner House Bar, which has live traditional music almost every night of the week.

Ardara, which lies next to the sea, is host to numerous events throughout the year including an international 'walking festival' in March. A bus service operates between Letterkenny, Donegal town and Ardara. A local taxi service is also available.

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Washer
Indoor fireplace
Heating

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

169 Reviews

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Siobhan User Profile
Siobhan
May 2018
Outstanding location and a wonderful host! Enjoyed 3 nights in this idyllic cottage, and had the most wonderful weather 😉. A retreat from the world, and close to so many beautiful places if you feel the need to leave. Mighty pubs in Ardara, definitely worth checking out and th…
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Susan
April 2018
Had such a great stay at this remote cottage. It was exactly what we wanted. Ardara is a perfect location to see many of the Donegal highlights like Slieve League, Glencolumbkille, the Glengesh Pass and Glenveagh National Park. Ardara itself has everything you want, shops, pubs e…
Aoife And Adrian User Profile
Aoife And Adrian
March 2018
Lovely little spot. Nicely secluded but a short drive to the village. The house is small but perfectly formed. Heats up very quickly, we were there on a bitterly cold weekend, and were perfectly cosy. If you are cooking and not very tall you might struggle to look into your pots …
Márton User Profile
Márton
October 2017
A beautiful traditional Donegal cottage cuddled by the hills outside Ardara, near a lake, surrounded by friendly sheep at the end of a grassy lane connected to the main road. We have really enjoyed our visit. Peter is a very caring host, kindly offered to take us on a hike too (w…
Brian User Profile
Brian
September 2017
I booked two nights at wilderness cottage for myself and my girlfriend who was visiting Ireland. Peter was a great host and even came to our rescue when we got a little lost! (we arrived quite late). If you are looking for a place to get away from the fast pace of city life then …
Fergal User Profile
Fergal
August 2017
The cottage is located in a beautiful spot and is the ideal place for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living. The cottage is a beautiful old building with wood fire that is perfect for nights in, equally Ardara is nearby if you want to head out. Would…
Emma User Profile
Emma
March 2017
Really fab stay at Peters cottage. Such a unique place and an unbelievable setting. Perfect place to get away from it all and Peter was a very friendly and helpful host. Would highly recommend!

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Well travelled. Writer, film-maker and local hill-walking guide. Loves: Long-standing affair with Africa. Interesting people who do interesting things. Good wine and food.
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Location

Ardara, Donegal, Ireland
Getting around

Good reliable taxi service to local village.

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