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traditional Donegal coastal cottage in private location with great views over the lough!
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The Times: Best Irish Cottage! Pets OK

Greg + Lukas

The Times: Best Irish Cottage! Pets OK

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

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Named in the Sunday Times (Travel) as one of 'Top 20 Places for the Summer in UK or Ireland' 2012!

Note - this listing has 'live' and correct availability - you can book instantly - no need to enquire if there is availability - the calendar is correct :)

Croaghacullion is a traditional Donegal coastal cottage that enjoys a remarkable secluded position overlooking Lougheraherk (lake) in this, the most traditional and picturesque part of Ireland. You get the whole cottage, in 3/4 acre of land overlooking a lake. Glencolmcille village (shops, great pubs with traditional music, Folk Museum, cafes, is a 13 minute drive).

The cottage sits in the heart of the Irish-speaking Gaeltacht in what is probably the most traditional area of Ireland. You can walk down to the beach from the cottage and you're unlikely to see another tourist, maybe just a lobster fisherman or one of the friendly, farmer neighbours. See more photos of this Donegal cottage. Just sitting on the bench in front can be lovely - you can usually hear the waves from the other side of the mountain.

Stay here to discover one of the most remarkable and beautiful landscapes in Ireland - we doubt you'll ever find better beaches than can be found locally, friendlier people, or such a sense of wilderness. These photos show the walk down to Port beach from the cottage, which feels like the very edge of Europe (9 times out of 10 you'll have the whole bay to yourself), or sit at home and enjoy the views over 'your' lough (lake).

Pets welcome - ask they are never allowed on sofas or beds please. Great place for dogs - enlcosed garden and miles of open mountain walking from the door, with fabulous beaches near.

We provide WIFI free of charge via Satellite Broadband, but cannot guarantee it will always be available.
There is a 20Gb limit per month, which means that you will not be able to use it for Netflix/ serious downloading.


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox


178 Reviews

Lawrence User Profile
May 2018
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location, peace and quiet in an absolutely lovely wild location
Deirdre User Profile
May 2018
Lovely house and location 😊
Jan User Profile
May 2018
As others have said, the cottage is amazing and the location beyond belief. Be sure to read the comments by other visitors for lots of hints. We had 2 days of sun and 60 degree weather... Couldn't believe it! The bed was very comfortable with a cozy comforter and woven woolen bl…
Kelly User Profile
May 2018
The location is great but it is extremely difficult to find. The cottage is not isolated but is within 20 ft of another rental property. It is a car-drive away from the ocean (there is no sand on the beach, just large rocks and debris). You will be expected to do your own dishes,…
Catherine User Profile
May 2018
What a wonderful place for peace and tranquility. Greg's place feeds the soul. Very special with fabulous views and the only sound is from the sheep. So pleased we found it... a great beginning to visiting Ireland
Martina User Profile
May 2018
Remote cottage with beautiful views. Lovely cottage - I would not say the best in ireland but lovely all the same. The check in is quite late so ensure you bring everything with you. When we arrived there was a match box with ONE match in it to light the fire - thankfully we ar…
Leah User Profile
April 2018
We absolutely loved our visit! We would definitely stay longer next time -- the house is a wonderful piece of history (and yet plenty modern where is needs to be!). The whole area is extremely charming -- the walk to Port is lovely and Glencolmcille is wonderful (check out the …

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