Cavanaghs cottage donegal
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Cavanagh's Cottage is over 100 years old. Set among the rolling hills and breathtaking scenery of County Donegal, this beautiful property has been passed down from generation to generation; bestowed to its current owner, Hughie Mccormack from his Uncle Philip Lafferty in 2008.
The home has been lovingly restored by its present custodian and his family, combining traditional techniques and materials with contemporary design. It offers guests a unique experience to indulge in the wild countryside and the local coastal locations,whilst indulging their feelings of tranquility and relaxation.
Whether looking for cosy nights beside open fires or blustery walks on unspoilt beaches, this cottage and its location will exceed your expectations.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Culldaff 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Derry 28 km, Nearest railway: Derry 28 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
About this location
The Province of Ulster region
You could spend weeks losing yourself in wild and woolly Donegal. The county's stark beauty captivates you and, over time, seeps down to your core. Tortuous country roads skirt stark mountains, rugged sea cliffs, craggy peninsulas, sheep-studded pastures, pristine sands, icy streams and horizons carpeted with bog and heather. Reaching up to the island's northernmost point, the county seems eternally braced to hold its own on its own.
Due to its isolation, Ireland's second-largest county (only Cork is larger) feels like its own country. Donegal was always a stubbornly independent land, largely ignored by those in Dublin's distant driving seat.
The Donegal experience is largely about weather, for here there's no need to set sail to brave the sea – the sea charges ashore and its mists ride stiff winds over fields and into the towns. Storms arrive unannounced, and just as abruptly break into brilliant sunshine, transforming the blue and grey into sparkling greenery. When the weather is kind, Donegal's better beaches and scenery are a match for any throughout Europe, and make perfect destinations for a getaway. Once you've attained the proper come-what-may attitude, you'll know you've been tamed by this uncompromising land.
Cavanagh's Cottage is located in Tremore Gleneely and sits on the Inishowen Peninsula in the northeast of County Donegal which is perhaps the great overlooked treasure of the Irish landscape, offering a diverse and visually exciting terrain, where the views usually encompass the waters of the loughs or the Atlantic waves. Virtually every aspect of the landscape is superb – the beaches (especially Kinnego Bay, Culdaff, Tullagh and Pollan), the towering headland bluffs (Malin, Inishowen, Gleneely,Dunaff and Dunree) and the central mountain range, with towering Slieve Snaght at the middle of it all.
The peninsula derives its name from Eoghán, who was made First Lord of the island by his father Niall, High King of Ireland. Phases of the peninsula's history before and after Eoghán have left a legacy of fine antiquities, and visitors are most welcome at the many fort sites among the county which host the beautiful early Christian crosses.
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9 Feb 2015
Cottage was Devine cool stylish and above all traditional A big well done on the renovation Hughie sympathetic to cottages age yet contemporary as well we just loved it won't be long until we boo… More
Thanks Alan for a lovely review so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay,welcome back anytime,thanks Hughie&claire
7 Jan 2015
"Stylish stay in Inishowen"
We spent a great week in Cavanagh's Cottage with our three kids in October 2014. The cottage was superbly finished. We really enjoyed spending evenings in front of the stove fed from well stocked… More
Thanks Ronan glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and exploring the local area, The lighting was dealt with during December and all seem much better! Thanks again hughie & claire
20 Nov 2014
I stayed for a weekend at Cavanagh's Cottage, Donegal in November. Prior to our arrival, the housekeeper called to the house and lit the fire in the living room and the range in the kitchen, maki… More
Thanks for taking the time to review Cavanaghs cottage really pleased you enjoyed your stay ! Thanks again hughie
11 Nov 2014
"Wonderful cottage stay in rural Donegal"
I booked Cavenagh's cottage for myself and my bridal party to get ready on the morning of my wedding. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived......the fire was lit and the bubbly was chilled. Hughie was a pleasure to deal with and Marion was more than helpful with any queries we had during our stay. It was the perfect location - rural, peaceful, traditional and great views from the deck. The cottage itself is comfortable and cosy, especially with a roaring fire on in the evenings. We absolutely loved Cavenagh's cottage and would highly recommend staying here. We will definitely be back! Thanks Hughie. :-)
Thanks again hughie & claire !
9 Sep 2014
"A delightful home from home"
Hughie's cottage is a wonderful example of how to restore a traditional Irish cotttage, retaining all of the original character while adding home comforts & plenty of style. The booking process … More
Welcome back anytime thanks you for the review hughie & claire
20 Aug 2014
We had an amazing time at Cavanagh's Cottage & really didn't want to leave! We found it very easy to book & Hughie was so friendly & helpful; As was Marion, who met us on our arrival & had … More
"Superb" review thanks you for taking the time out ! Hughie
18 Aug 2014
"What a fabulous place, a real getaway in the heart of Inishowen !!!!"
Cavanagh's cottage has been beautifully restored. We had a wonderfully relaxing stay. All the mod cons but still with a feeling of being in a true traditional Donegal cottage. Great for kids and … More
9 Aug 2014
Great location and fabulous setting. Comfortable and well presented. Kitchen could be better equipped with bread board and large knife missing essentials and only 6 mugs. Some hooks would be handy on … More
thanks for your constructive review we can asure you all is in order and look forward to you visiting Cavanaghs again soon,
21 Jul 2014
I stayed here with my girlfriend and two other couples and it really was fantastic. An old style Donegal cottage with a modern twist. Everything we needed for our weekend stay was here, and one of our… More
Thank you very much for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Cavanagh's cottage,Its very reassuring when guests notice the smaller details during there stay, next time your planning a trip up to Donegal you will be more then welcome.thanks again Hughie and Clair