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Beautiful Holiday Cottage, Dunfanaghy, Donegal

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Holiday Cottage In Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland

16 Rinn na Mara is a superb holiday home located in Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal in close proximity to the Golf Club, Killyhoey Strand (beach) and the popular holiday village/resort of Dunfanaghy. The cottage has been built in a modern and yet traditional style with oak and tile floors, a large stone fireplace (with a wood burning stove), a modern kitchen and is tastefully furnished and decorated throughout in keeping with the traditional and modern blended style.

It is located close to Dunfanaghy golf clubhouse and it is a 5 minute walk to the beach and also to the village centre and amenities. The area is one of the most beautiful in Ireland and the location enables easy access to Horn Head, some of the finest walks and beaches around and the spectacular indented Donegal coastline. The local landscape changes in response to seasons and daily weather. In the right light at the right time the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

The cottage can accommodate up to 8 people in 4 spacious bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with luxury oak beds and good quality duvets and linen. The large open plan ground floor of the cottage combines the ease of modern living with comfort. The centrepiece is a ‘local’ stone fireplace.

More Details

Property Manager
Trevor Cole
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About Trevor Cole

Until recently a teacher in International schools, now a photographer living in Dunfanaghy, Donegal but travelling at various times of the year as a 'travel photographer'. The joint owner of 'Alternative Visions' running workshops and photo tours in Donegal and overseas.

Trevor Cole purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Trevor Cole chose Sandhill

The location is perfect for holiday makers wanting a good location in proximity to a golf course, beaches and the inimitable seascapes and landscapes of Donegal, Ireland. Dunfanaghy is one of Donegal's main 'honeypots' with a small but exclusive ambience.

What makes this cottage unique

Its location together with the way in which is is planned with space in mind and an interesting blend of traditional and modern. The floors and furniture are modern and all made of oak. It has a beautiful fireplace and wood burring stove with a very modern kitchen and dining area. The four bedrooms are comprised of a mix of 4 single and two double beds. The walls are a gallery of local and some global photography.


Sandhill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Holiday Cottage, Dunfanaghy, Donegal
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Roomy and warm, great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed Aug 2017

This house ideally located - 5 mins walk to the beach, Dunfanaghy village, and right on the golf course with lovely views of Horn Head and across the wild Atlantic way. The house is very roomy with 4 bedrooms each with v comfy beds. The fire in the living room is modern and secure and very quick to

light. The kitchen is well equipped with large fridge freezer, good oven and has a dining table for 8. Next is the utility room with washer and dryer. Ideal. Bathrooms upstairs and down, plus front and back gardens in this enclosed new estate - we had the perfect place to stay. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John/Annette, Thanks for the great review! All the very best, Trevor
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Hamilton Family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and stunning location! We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was even better than expected from the photographs. Very clean & welcoming.All rooms spotless. Lovely wood burning stove that we made use of every evening & sun room was lovely to sit & relax. Bars,restaurants & golf club all a stroll away. Lovely meal in Lizzies diner & Sunday roast at Arnold's Hotel. Friendly welcoming village & Trevor gave us great information of where to visit & recommendations. Definitely recommended & we will certainly book again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

A great cottage, spacious and well maintained. Very warm when using the wood burner. Next to the golf club and 5 minutes to the village or beach. Loads of dramatic coastline to explore. Patsy Dans and the a Rusty Oven highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful house in July and it was lovely decorated - everything that you ever needed for a relaxing holiday. The owner, Trevor, was very welcoming and nothing was a trouble to him to ensure our holiday was a success. We met him a few times in the town when we were having coffee and he was very helpful giving us information on what to do and see. Within walking distances of the lovely town of Dunfanaghy was the beach, which was only a few mins walk away. It was next to the golf course and golf club which served great food. Lizzie's diner is a must, as is Arnold's hotel serving great food and toe tapping Irish music. Trevor is a great photographer and his work can be seen throughout Donegal.

May I take this opportunity to wish him well with this little gem of a house and I can't wait to come back.

Sandra Mc Auley MBE

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Dunfanaghy's Perfect Getaway'

  • 5 of 5

We have uncovered a real gem in the picturesque village of Dunfanaghy, Donegal. The house is a beautifully well portioned house with the finest finishes applied at all aspects. It's location can only be described as ideal, situated off the main road and beside the golf course means you get wonderful views of the golf course during the day and at night it is extremely peaceful. If you have a small family like us, the leisurely 5 minute walk to the village is all by footpath, ideal for the reason of safety and convenience. The other benefit to the location comes from the road that splits the golf course and leads to the breathtaking blue flag beach. The walk takes 3 minutes from the house and you won't be disappointed. It's one of the cleanest and prettiest beaches we ever visited.

Dunfanaghy is surrounded by stunning coastline and wonderful villages. In particular, Glenveigh National Park is worth a visit. Their homemade food was a family favourite!

The owner Trevor was extremely polite and friendly. A typical Donegal man! He had great local knowledge, full of recommendations from places to eat to local attractions and was genuinely concerned about our holiday. By the way, he is quite the photographer!!

I would recommend this property to anyone and already have to a number of work collegaues. We will be back ourselves to sample the wonderful Donegal atmosphere and this great house.

Colin, Angela & Baby Rian.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cafe Arnou/Whiskey Fly Bar
Nearest Ferry
190 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Dunfanaghy Golf Course
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Cafe Arnou/Arnolds Hotel
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: recommended

The area is renowned for its scenic beauty. This is comprised of beaches, mountains, fresh water lakes and national parks. The area is also well known for photographers, artists and a local music scene. There are many outdoor pursuits available - horse riding, surfing, body boarding and walking along the coasts and in the mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $233.59

Please note payments are accepted in the original currency specified (Euro). The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of Euro 200 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks (40 days) prior to the letting period. Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues (September) is priced at €150 per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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