The Calf House is perfect for grown up kids, grandparents, friends, or extended familyDoagh Cottage king bedroom
Doagh Cottage and The Calf House

Entire home/apt

9 guests

3 bedrooms

7 beds
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
9 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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3km from Portsalon and Ballymastocker Beach, recently voted the most beautiful beach in Ireland. Sleeps up to 9. Two historic cottages for one price: Doagh Cottage sleeps four or five, the Calf House two to four. Cosy living room, open fire and comfy beds. 2 bathrooms. Access to private coastal landscape. Adjacent to beautiful beaches.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people $42 NZD / night after 5 guests
Security Deposit $422 NZD
Weekly Discount: 6%
Weekend Price $211 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

Please read the Welcome Pack and House Manual we'll send you after you've booked for full guidance and house rules, even if you've stayed with us before as it may have been updated. If you need to know more before you book, just ask.

At Doagh Cottage and The Calf House, all are welcome. Please note though, that the cottages are laid out in keeping with their historic nature. It is your responsibility to assess their suitability for everyone in your party.

Don't let pets onto the furniture or beds. Please keep dogs under control due to livestock nearby and carry leads at all times. No hunting is allowed.

As you leave, please strip the beds you've used and put used towels in the bath.

Please don't change the key code, and put all keys back in their original locations before you go.

Put nothing except toilet paper down the loos.

Help us and the environment by taking recycling home or to local amenities; putting food waste and cold fire ash into our compost bin; and disposing of all non-recyclables as requested.

Do not leave any rubbish on the ground inside or outside the cottages.

Do not smoke inside the cottages. Put all cigarette butts and ash into the green rubbish bags.

Do not use more beds than the number of guests you've booked and paid for.

Don't borrow items from the two other cottages situated on the same laneway.

No commercial activity of any kind is permitted in our cottages or on our land.

Switch off central heating and immersion before you leave.

If you don't meet the House Rules your deposit may be retained.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are single steps up and down throughout the cottages, and the staircase in Doagh Cottage is very steep. There are no stair gates.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews

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Amy User Profile
September 2017
This is such a great place, so glad I found it. The cottages are well equipped and in a stunning location with a beautiful secluded walk to a beach straight from the garden. We definately plan to return in the future. Briony is a great host with fast replies to any query and very accommodating. Highly recommend.
Briony User ProfileBriony is a superhost.
Response from Briony:
Thank you for your lovely review. Look forward to welcoming you back!
September 2017

Daphne User Profile
August 2017
Authentic Ireland! Fantastic cottage in beautiful location. Cottage and calf house were perfect and extremely well equipped. Close to some beautiful beaches. Great time had by kids and adults alike. I would love to go again and would highly recommend.
Briony User ProfileBriony is a superhost.
Response from Briony:
Thank you for your stay! Wonderful to hear you had a good time.
August 2017

Gwyneth User Profile
July 2017
This is an amazing location with a fantastic walk across the headland to a private beach. Briony has thought of just about everything to equip the cottage with nothing seeming too much trouble. Cottage is an amazing find

Linda User Profile
July 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely traditional North Donegal cottage. We intend to return in the future.
Briony User ProfileBriony is a superhost.
Response from Briony:
Thank you for your lovely review and so happy you had a good time. Looking forward to welcoming you back!
July 2017

Michael User Profile
May 2017
Grea cosy homely stay.old style charm with modern appliances.Well catered for and quiet lovely surrounding beauty spot..plenty of space and great communication from Briony the host..Would highly recommend and hope to be back...
Briony User ProfileBriony is a superhost.
Response from Briony:
Thanks for your great review. Glad to hear you had a good time. Look forward to seeing you again.
May 2017

Cathy User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful location .lovely well cared for accomandation.cannot eait to return

Finnian User Profile
April 2017
If you're looking for a quite get away this is the place. A lovely traditional cottage with plenty of room and some great views. Located close to the main sites on the Fanad Peninsula, we found it worked as a great base to explore the area. Make sure you read the trip notes well as we forgot to bring fire lighters, but found them at the local shop in Portsalon.
Briony User ProfileBriony is a superhost.
Response from Briony:
Hello, thanks for your lovely review. Sorry to hear about the heating - we'd just had a fill of oil so it definitely wasn't that. Let me know if you feel there's anything needed our end to fix that. In the mean time, I'll get it checked out.
April 2017

Northern Ireland, United KingdomJoined in February 2015
Briony User ProfileBriony is a superhost.

I've been running Doagh Cottage and The Calf House since January 2013, taking over the management of it from my parents. We stay there ourselves in the low season - it's one of our favourite places on earth to go and we feel incredibly lucky to have it. The sea, the walks and views, the wildlife and landscapes, and the swimming are the things we love best about it. We couldn't do it without our wonderful friends living in the area. The cottages have to pay for themselves - this, and the fact that we enjoy sharing it with others, are the reasons why we rent it out. We like to keep the rental costs as low as we can - so that the people that really appreciate all that Doagh Cottage and The Calf House offer, can stay there too, without it costing the earth.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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