$146 / night
Total guests, Nights

LITTLE IRISH COTTAGE DONEGAL IRELAND free wifi top rated cottage in Donegal – Home 4303197 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

LITTLE IRISH COTTAGE DONEGAL IRELAND free wifi top rated cottage in Donegal – Home 4303197

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 13 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


NO EXTRA FEES! No insurance or hidden fees! Heating, electricity, wifi and linen hire are all included in price.

The Little Irish Cottage, over 150 years old, is situated right on the Wild Atlantic Way in west Donegal, Ireland. It is situated close to beautiful deserted Atlantic beaches, traditional Irish pubs and some of the most spectacular scenery in western Europe. Why not come to Ireland for the craic!

Our beautiful family holiday home is decorated in a traditional but comfortable manner with original artwork and vintage and antique pieces. The cottage is at least 150 years old but has been sympathetically modernised and extended and has three bedrooms, all with double beds. There is also a double sofa bed in the separate living room. There is a family bathroom with full sized bath and separate shower cubicle, and an ensuite wc and shower room to the main bedroom. The kitchen has a full sized oven and induction hob, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. There is an additional drinks fridge. The separate laundry room contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and iron. There is a good sized wildflower garden and parking for several cars if required. The cottage is furnished with very comfortable sofas and beds.

The cottage is in a remote rural area but only a short drive from the heritage town of Ardara, and is incredibly peaceful. The cottage is full of books, fiction and non-fiction, there are board games, an iPod/ iPhone/ MP3 docking station/ speaker and a radio and CD player. Wifi is provided free of charge. There is no television - but there is a DVD player to watch the selection of movies provided. You can sit by a traditional turf fire in the evenings with a relaxing drink and really feel that you are hiding away from the world. The sun does not set until after 10pm in summer and it is beautiful to sit outside on long summer evenings watching the sun set into the west. On clear nights the stars are spectacular as there is little or no light pollution.

The town of Ardara is only a few miles away through the glorious scenery of the Glengesh Pass and has loads of pubs and restaurants. Nancy's Bar and the Corner House enjoy fully deserved worldwide reputations for traditional music and craic. Ardara is the centre of the Donegal knitwear and weaving industry and there are many shops selling locally produced garments in wool and tweed. In the other direction, the quaint villages of Carrick, Kilcar and Glencolumbcille nestle in spectacular scenery, and the cliffs at Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in western Europe, are a must-see. There are many golf courses in the area, and surfing is popular at many of the Atlantic beaches nearby, particularly Tramore at Bundoran, Rosbeg, Rossnowlagh and Dooey Strand. Finally, the most beautiful beach in Donegal and perhaps Ireland (in my opinion) is at Maghera (complete with caves) which is very close by. There are plans to extend the International Appalachian Trail to this part of Donegal and there are waymarked trails for walkers in the area (less than 1 mile walk from the cottage).

The cottage is well placed for visiting further afield. Belfast is only 3 hours drive away. During 2012 the city commemorated the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic, the most famous ship in the world, with the opening of a spectacular visitor centre. Derry city is around 90 minutes drive - it was named UK Capital of Culture for 2013. The world famous Giant's Causeway is about 3 hours' drive from the cottage. Other destinations - the Fermanagh lakeland (which was the venue of the 2013 G8 summit) 90 minutes, Malin Head the most northerly point of Ireland 2 hours 30 minutes, Galway 3 hours 30 minutes, Dublin 4 hours (all times approximate).

The rental rate at the cottage includes electricity, wifi, oil and starter fuel for the open fire. Bed linens and towels are provided, as are household and cleaning products (e.g. diswasher detergent, bathroom tissue etc) and some cooking supplies (e.g. condiments, olive oil, tea and coffee).

The black and white photos of the cottage are used with kind permission of Lee Boyd.

Lonely Planet listed Ireland in 5th place of countries to visit in 2015.

Ardara was named Best Village in Ireland to live in by the Irish Times in a survey in June 2012, and one of the top 5 places (city, town, village etc) in the whole of Ireland!

Bundoran is named in National Geographic's top 20 surfing towns in the world.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($282.17) £200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Maximum of two small well-behaved pets allowed. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed and, as this is sheep country, dogs will need to be kept on a lead when outside.

There is plenty of garden furniture and guests may smoke outside. Please dispose of cigarette ends carefully and thoughtfully in the interests of the environment, and as there may be risk of gorse fires in during dry spells.


About the owner

Colette H.
Average reply time:
36 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French





82 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect getaway”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2020

A beautiful and peaceful location, perfect for a mini break with friends. The cottage is much bigger inside than expected, beautifully decorated with lovely pieces of furniture. Beds were super comfortable. Everything needed is supplied. Plenty to see and do in the immediate area, visited waterfalls, two stunning beaches. The area is very scenic. Great care and attention to detail has went into this cottage, thanks for a lovely break.

“Little irish cottage”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2019

Clean, comfortable and homely. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Returning to the cottage in the evening was a real treat, turf fire, good book and a big mug of tea, bliss!! One of our most enjoyable holidays

Response from the owner Thank you for your very kind review. And thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. I hope to welcome you back to the cottage in the future.

“Characterful cottage”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2019

We had a very enjoyable week here, the location was very beautiful and wild, but not far from many interesting places. The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable.

Response from the owner Thank you for your review. I’m pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and it’s location. You are welcome back any time.

“Amazing cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2019

We have been to this gem of a cottage several times and it has everything you could ask for and more. It’s spotlessly clean, homely, peaceful and is situated in a stunning location. I could go o… More

Response from the owner I’m so glad you enjoyed your latest stay and I look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage very soon.


Reviewed 23 Oct 2018

Beautiful cottage to stay in. The cottage is beautifully decorated, extremely cosy and has everything you need to self cater. Great nights sleep as beds were so comfortable and we had a cosy fire on… More

“A hidden Gem”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2018

Where do I begin? A wonderful stay from start to finish. Very well equipped with instructions for heating etc. Location perfect, half way between GlenColumkile and Ardara on a most scenic route with the best views. Yes you need a car but this is Donegal, everybody needs a car! Easily found from instructions. Great comfy living room with open fire. Be sure and get some local peat. We will return which is the highest compliment I can pay.

“Great place”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2018

We’ve been there in February with our three kids. Although the weather was cold and snowy we had an amazing time in this beautiful surrounding. The cottage is extremely comfortable, quiet, clean… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind review. We would love to welcome you back to the cottage at any time.


Reviewed 19 Oct 2017

We spent 2 nights here with our dogs. Perfect wee faery cottage, lovely atmosphere and energy. Clean, comfortable and very well equipped, all you could ask for. Ardara town is well worth a visit. Amaz… More


Reviewed 27 Sep 2017

Had the most wonderful time in this lovely remote spot. All the comforts of home and the beauty of an oldie worldie feel in the open fired living room. Comfy beds and lots of lovely crafty pieces, thr… More

“wonderful cottage”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2017

we rented this pretty cottage for a two day break. it is deceptively big having 3 double bedrooms. its was cool enough up the mountain which delighted us because we were able to light and enjoy the op… More

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