“Beautiful apartment well maintained and high standard of cleanliness” My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful well equipped apartment. The apartment is centrally located and offers security in the form of key pad access. The apartment was maintained to a high standard and presented as cleaned.
We had a lovely stay. The apartment is in an excellent location. Ideal to tour Donegal. Fell in love with Narin beach just 9 kilometres away.
There was everything needed in the apartment but my husband did miss his coffee. Beds where very comfortable as was the sitting room. It was close to the lovely Nancys and the Ramblers.
View from the apartment. We where blessed with the weather. …
Wonderful Weekend Getaway
I have stayed at the beautiful Drumbarron Cottage a few times with friends(apologies that this is my first review). The house is tastefully restored as well as being cosy & very comfortable, it had everything we required for our stay, all rooms were presented beautifully and the house is immaculate. Sonia the host is professional, friendly and very welcoming, she made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. The house is in a great location, it is within walking distance of the town, we enjoyed the pubs at night with their live music and friendly punters. I would highly recommend Drumbarron Cottage and can easily give it 5 stars, perfect for a family, friends or couples getaway in the heart of beautiful Donegal, I look forward to my next visit. …
3 bedroomed holiday home in ardara.
Beautiful house lovely host.
Corby house is lovely, very clean and in a great location to explore Ardara and surrounding area. The owner Arlene was so friendly and went above and beyond to make our stay fantastic.
I would definitely recommend this place and will be back.
Thanks once again Arlene
Ocean View Loughros Point, Ardara, County Donegal
Excellent value, gorgeous location, helpful landlord, and a few things you might want to know if coming from abroad
This booking is an excellent value. The home is lovely, with shiny new appliances and gorgeous views across the water. We ended up putting (I think) 10 euros in the electric meter in our 5 day stay, which is perfectly reasonable.
Laundry facilities are good, which is important for international travelers.
Hugh is very responsive and helpful. My husband had a flare up of a chronic medical problem and was restless at night, which kept us both from sleeping, so we asked for the second room to be unlocked and he sent the very kind Evelyn right over. (As a side note, the pharmacist in Donegal was also lovely; she called and got him an appointment with a local doctor so he could get a prescription renewed.)
Hugh also left us towels since we were coming from abroad, which was appreciated. Note for the fastidious: For a 5-day stay we got one hand and one bath towel each, which was fine for us, but I know some are more fussy. My own mother, for example, uses a fresh towel for each bathing session. So bring your own if you're local or perhaps request more if you are not.
There is a large packet of tourist information at the house as well, which is very handy.
Not Bad, But Things You Might Want To Know:
WiFi is not listed as an amenity, so we were not surprised to find none, but we were a bit discomfited by finding ourselves with no mobile service at the house and no house phone. It's possible that international roaming was our trouble, and locals providers can get a signal with no problem, but we were dead in the water at the house. Our son is at university and can (mostly) care for himself, but it still made me nervous to be out of contact, and we also left an elderly dog in the care of relatives and I didn't like their being unable to get hold of me. We could drive down to the main road and get a phone signal so it wasn't a huge deal, but it could be a bigger deal for some.
As I say above, the house is beautiful and the modern kitchen has all the utensils and cooking implements you will need, but that is all. We had to go to the store for salt, pepper, and sugar. We have booked at least 20-25 self catering places in England, Wales, Isle of Man, Scotland (mainland and Orkneys), and Ireland. Most landlords leave bread, butter, milk, and cooking spices, along with tea and coffee and sugar. The description does not say to expect this, so the assumptions were our fault, but I wanted to mention it in case others made the same ones. Bring everything with you if you're going to cook at the house.
Another surprise was that we had to pay 6 euro for a special rubbish bag at the local store and find the correct crossroads to leave it on Friday morning for pickup. (I would honestly rather have had the E6 added to our bill and found the bag already in the house.) Once we took out the rubbish on Friday we had two more days at the house and could not find more regular bags for the kitchen can, which meant another trip to the store for a package of trash bags that we would not want to schlep back home in our luggage. Something else you might want to pack or pick up on your way in.
Much of this is likely less of an issue for locals coming by car from their homes.
One other thing--when you book you are emailed several pages of instructions and information. PRINT THIS or save it to a device from which you can view it offline (recall no WiFi) because there is no printout at the house. Oh, and this was not an issue for us at all, but if you are hoping the three (very nice) showers will get your party out the door faster in the mornings, you should know that you can't run more than one shower at the same time because it will trip a breaker. (We did not test this--it's in the info--though on our last day we got up and found no outlets functioning. Finally found the main outlet breaker and flipped it and everything came back on. No idea if that was caused by something we did.)
In summary, we loved the house and the location and the booking fee and would have paid more for WiFi and a few more things in the kitchen. Maybe offer an optional extra charge and setup for people coming by plane or who just prefer to prepay rubbish bags, etc.?
Thanks for everything! …
LITTLE IRISH COTTAGE DONEGAL IRELAND free wifi top rated cottage in Donegal
A hidden Gem
Where do I begin? A wonderful stay from start to finish. Very well equipped with instructions for heating etc.
Location perfect, half way between GlenColumkile and Ardara on a most scenic route with the best views.
Yes you need a car but this is Donegal, everybody needs a car! Easily found from instructions. Great comfy living room with open fire. Be sure and get some local peat.
We will return which is the highest compliment I can pay. …
TheThatch - traditional stone thatched cottage, Maghera, Ardara, Co Donegal
Perfect in every way.
We have just returned from a wonderful break at The Thatch. The cottage is immaculate inside and out, we couldn't have asked for anymore. Carmel and Brian were so welcoming and every detail had be thought of. We would highly recommend this property , you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to visiting again. …