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Cosy sitting room with energy efficient wood burning stove. perfect after a long day site seeing.  The original back door and dresser
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Idylic Cottage Gortlusk, Donegal

Barry User Profile

Idylic Cottage Gortlusk, Donegal

5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath

The space

Just off the N56, down a leafy lane, this traditional, single-storey, detached holiday cottage lies in an idyllic setting. Retaining its ‘olde worlde’ character, it lies in an ideal location for walkers, as the cottage is on the renowned Bluestack Way and for the keen fisherman, the property is about 450 yards from the Owenea river. It is conveniently located between the market town of Glenties, 2.5 miles and the heritage town of Ardara, 4.5 miles. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch the handweavers of Ardara producing the tweed for which Donegal is famous. This is also a popular area for its beautiful beaches. Visit the golden beaches and caves of Maghera and the fabulous white beaches of Narin And Portnoo. Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.
All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room with patio doors and wooden floor/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Economy 7 NSH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. D/washer. F/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area. Woodland grounds. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: River 450 yards.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM


79 Reviews

Declan User Profile
July 2018
An amazingly beautiful home, reminiscent of 1950s and 60s Ireland. A great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of today.
Ciara User Profile
December 2017
The host canceled this reservation 24 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Bernie User Profile
November 2017
We had a great weekend there, many thanks.
William User Profile
August 2017
The cottage is a wonderfully cosy original gem in a perfect location for exploring the many beaches, villages etc. The wood-burning stove does an incredible job of heating the whole cottage (in addition to the electric heating...). Take a walk down the back lane (right at the gat…
Mick User Profile
June 2017
Lovely house in a remote area but close to Glenties and Adrara. Recommended
Sean User Profile
August 2016
Nice quiet spot close to Glenties. Description accurate. Barry was great at communicating arrangements and the directions were spot on. A genuine old Irish cottage with the accompanying quirks and character...but with the addition of a nice new clean kitchen and bathroom.
Karen User Profile
August 2016
Gorgeous cottage with lovely surroundings. The sitting room is nice and cosy (with a new comfy couch) and the kitchen is well kitted out. The guest book makes a very interesting read (dating back to the 70s!).

Hosted by Barry

Dublin, IrelandJoined in February 2013
Barry User Profile
94 Reviews
I am from Dublin. The house has been in my family since the early 1970's. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Languages: English
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