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Traditional Thatched Cottages Right on the Seafront/Beach.

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Last updated: 07/25/2014

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Dungloe cottage description

Your traditional thatched cottage is part of a development of ten self catering thatched cottages nestled snugly into the Donegal rock scape, commanding panoramic views of sea, mountain and off-shore islands. This year turn the clock back. Discover the magic of sleeping under a real thatch roof. Waken to the warbling of the lark. Taste the salt spray on the sea breeze. Listen to the roar of the Atlantic breakers. Forget about the outside world as you gather with your loved ones around a blazing turf fire. Walk our winding roads. Marvel at God's wonderful creation. Pick a bunch of wild flowers and present them to a loved one. Go for a 'hole in one' at the stunning 6th hole on our local golf links. Try out the excellent fishing. Enjoy the 'craic' in Leo's Tavern and savour the music of your ancestors. Take a trip to Tory Island, the last outpost of Gaelic civilisation. Return home refreshed in mind, soul and body. Spacious accommodation for up to 7 persons. We regret, no pets.

Golf: Cruit Island golf links is located on Cruit Island just down the road from the cottage. Although it is only a nine-hole course it has got many rave reviews in golfing magazines and is widely regarded as one of the very finest 9-hole courses in Ireland. Indeed the different tee-boxes on the back nine make it a virtual 18-hole course. The sea, mountain and off-shore island views from almost every tee and green are truly spectacular. It is almost impossible to come off this course feeling less than fully refreshed. The par 3 sixth hole is a real gem. Depending on wind conditions you could find yourself taking anything from a driver to a nine iron for your approach shot. If you under club you are into the sea ! If you over club you are into the sea !! Green fees are very reasonable and visitors to our cottage are offered a 20% discount.

Fishing: Your cottage offers an excellent base for either the fishing enthusiast or indeed anyone who just wants to try his hand at catching a few mackerel from the flat ledge just behind cottage no. 5. Within walking distance of the cottage you can bottom fish off the rocks for specimen wrasse, spin for mackerel and pollock or beach cast for flounder, dab and dogfish. A purpose built sea angling boat operates out of Burtonport, just five miles away, while the game angler has access to 130 small lakes of the Rosses Fishery.........all within a few miles radius of the local town of Dungloe.

Walking: Above all Cruit Island is a walkers paradise. We will give you details of seven wonderful walks, each one starting at your own cottage and returning right back to your cottage. The Rock scape, the hidden sandy coves, the winding side roads will all fill your senses and thoroughly refresh you. Very often you will be the only person within sight. Listen for the cuckoo or the warbling notes of the lark and keep a lookout for the rare and protected chough.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double


          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single


          • Master bedroom en-suite. Cot and high chair available on request.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The combination of traditional half-door, old fashioned high ceiling, open hearth turf fire and sugan rocking chairs all combine to create an olde world, 'turn the clock back' cottage concept. Side by side with the traditional there are of course the full conveniences of modern living....moreless


              • CD Player
              • Radio


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Babysitter

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 7 people


                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Washing Machine


                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchenette
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          Property Descriptor

                              • Detached


                              Write a review 4.8
                              from 17 traveler reviews
                              In view of the world recession and the strong Euro against both sterling and the dollar the above rates include a full 25% reduction. This makes our current prices lower than 10 years ago. However it is important to remember that Donegal Thatched Cottages have always been priced at the upper end of the market. Those who stay with us will appreciate why this is so.  It is because of our stunning location and genuine thatched cottage concept, rather than any claim to luxury accommodation. The cottages are well equipped and comfortable but they represent an olde world charm rather than a wall to wall luxury. Please note that a charge of 25 Euro per adult per week/weekend applies to all bookings in addition to the basic rental.  This includes the supply and servicing of bed linen. Towels are available as an optional extra at 20 Euro per cottage.  Turf for the open fire is available on-site as an optional extra of 20 Euro per week, 10 Euro per weekend. We accept Visa and Mastercard .
                              Bookings in July/August are normally on a weekly basis, commencing either Friday or Saturday. However, we are open to more flexible arrangements on request.  Outside of July/August we are flexible on commencement day and duration of stay. For bookings of less than a week please contact us for availability and a quotation.
                              Please note that  the week of Christmas, New Year, Easter etc are excluded from above quoted rates and are priced at  715 Euro plus 25 Euro per adult. Public Holiday weekends are also excluded from above quoted rates. Feel free to contact us for a quotation.

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                              10 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Donegal International Airport
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              150 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              120 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              100 Metres
                              Nearest Beach

                              Car: Necessary

                              The cottage is located on Cruit Island, Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal. Cruit Island is joined by bridge to the mainland and is a perfect base from which to explore the many visitor attractions in Donegal. The island itself is a walkers paradise with a profusion of wild flowers and a hidden sandy cove around every corner. Visitors may wish to play the stunningly scenic Cruit Island golf links, absorb the culture of the local Gaeltacht areas, spend a day at Glenveagh National Park or learn about folk history at Glencolmcille folk village. Mostly you will be quite happy to simply sit out on the rocks around your cottage and drink in the sheer natural beauty.

                              Other Activities: Bird watching, rock climbing.


                              Owner info

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                              Speaks: english



                              • Tra Dhearg, with the cottage in the background.

                                Tra Dhearg, with the cottage in the background.

                              • Stunning island setting of cottage.

                                Stunning island setting of cottage.

                              • Local rock formation

                                Local rock formation

                              • Errigal, clearly visible from cottages.

                                Errigal, clearly visible from cottages.

                              • Cottage No. 4, with Arranmore in background.

                                Cottage No. 4, with Arranmore in background.

                              • A basket of turf for the turf fire.

                                A basket of turf for the turf fire.

                              • Cruit Island Golf, with Owey Island in background.

                                Cruit Island Golf, with Owey Island in background.

                              • Glenveagh National Park, 25 miles from cottages.

                                Glenveagh National Park, 25 miles from cottages.


                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 7

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                              Member since: 2007
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 07/25/2014
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                              +353 0719177197

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                              Dungloe #75706ha

                              3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 7

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