“A Hidden Gem!” I live in Queensland, Australia and was back in Ireland visiting friends. I went to Hawthorn Cottage with my friend, who knew the area from years ago.
What a hidden gem! The countryside all around is so wild and beautiful. The cottage itself is gorgeous! It was cosy and warm, yet bright and airy. I loved the attention to detail which sets this cottage apart from others I have visited.
It is located in a quiet place from which you can reach many sites of cultural and environmental interest.
Catriona and her family made us feel very welcome. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind and take in nature. It was hard to leave but I know I will be back again...
I couldn't recommend Hawthorn Cottage highly enough. You wont be disappointed either!
The property was situated down quiet lane which was great and the views from the front was magnificent looking down the valley. The owners who lived next door were very friendly and gave us a warm welcome. The only thing that disappointed us was that one of the bathrooms needed a little TLC, otherwise we enjoyed our stay and it was central to the places we wanted to visit. …
Short break to visit family
The cottage is beautiful clean and had lots of room. We did a lot of driving and it was great to get back to the cottage cook some food and chill out in front of the tv, we really felt at home. It was a good distance between our family members so was just perfect for us and easy to get to. Vincent was a lovely gentlemen easy to talk to and helped out with directions and the local area we will defiantly come back again …
Pollán Rua Cottage & Barn
If you could picture the most perfect romantic Irish cottage, Pollan Rua is it.
Pollan is the real deal, a centuries old stone cottage and barn brought back to life by Charlie and Bernadette's conscientious restoration. White-washed stone walls and panoramic views of gorgeous and remote Sperrin Valley from both the tv room and enormous bathroom. The kitchen tables were made by Charlie from single giant slabs of the last fellings of Irish Elm. We stayed for a week in February and the garden was already crammed with snowdrops and daffodils, the house was so toasty - underfloor heating - and the fireplaces set with turf for us when we arrived. The owners' husbandry of the land extends beyond the grounds of the house itself, they've reclaimed surrounding pockets as sheltered havens for wildlife and flowers to thrive. It's a magic place. …
We went up for off road biking to tge Davagh Forest and decided to rent a cosy cottage. Well if you are looking for the same this is your place. The owners were very nice, some lovely home backed bred and other goodies in a cute hamper package were awaiting us. We had everything we needed:firewood,a fully equiped kitchen, even condiments and butter, comfortable beds and a warm atmosphere. We'll be back for sure. …
Good start to a holiday
This was our first cottage in a thee week tour of Ireland. It was an excellent start, very comfortable. The welcome and welcome pack were great.
An excellent base for Giant's Causeway, Londonderry and many other places near by. Seriously considering a return for a longer stay. …