£115 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Cavanaghs cottage Co Donegal Rep Ireland – Home 1665559 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Cavanaghs cottage Co Donegal Rep Ireland – Home 1665559

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 28 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Hughie M.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
23 May 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Apr 2014. Located in Culdaff, it has 28 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £779.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 May 2019.


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Guest reviews

28 reviews

Very Good

“Fabulous find!”

Reviewed 9 May 2018

Absolutely fantastic cottage, so beautiful and lovingly restored! Very central to lots of beautiful places, Culdaff beach is beautiful and the Doagh famine village is a must! The view from the cottage is stunning and it’s so peaceful.. it is a proper wee cottage with all the modern amenities you need!! And Hughie was a pleasure to communicate with... this place is a little gem... love love love! We’ll definitely be back!

Owner's reply: Thank you for a lovely review and yes you’re welcome back anytime! Hughie

“Brilliant stay”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2017

Myself, my hubby and the 5 kids..age 12,11,7,6 And 16 months stayed here for 2 nights,it was a very enjoyable stay..the cottage was clean and provided everything that we needed for our stay..only thing I would say is a car is advisable as shops etc are a good distance away,we did go out and about ( in car) but kids also enjoyed playing around the cottage ( plenty of ground to play) and it's safe..would definitely consider staying again in the future..thanks Hughie for an enjoyable stay!!

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review Natasha glad you and the family enjoyed your stay your welcome up this way anytime you fancy a break Best Hughie


Reviewed 8 Jan 2017

We stayed in the cottage over New Year for two nights and had the best stay! The whole booking process was so easy, Hughie was more than happy to answer any questions we had and sent directions prior to our arrival, which were spot on and we found our way there easily. I believe Marion had been to the property before we arrived to turn on the heating so it was warm and cosy when we got there, however we didn't meet her while we were there as we got delayed on our way up, but she told us to call should we need anything. Absolutely everything was provided that we might need. The kitchen was well equipped with crockery, pots and pans, cutlery and glass wear. There were plenty of clean towels and toilet rolls, as well as extra bedding in the cupboard. The only thing you need to bring is yourselves and food/drink. There is also a folder in the living room full of restaurants and bars, and also takeaways should you wish to order anything in. The bedrooms were all a great size and the beds were so comfortable and cosy! We really enjoyed chilling out in the living room infront of the fire having a few drinks. Fire wood, coal and turf is also all provided during your stay which was a lovely touch. We had a fantastic stay and really hope to visit again in the near future! Thank you very much for making our stay so enjoyable and comfortable.

Owner's reply: Thanks very much for your positive review your welcome back anytime!

“Old and new with a contemporary twist ! Loved the cottage and the location!”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2016

We spent a lovely relaxing week at Cavanaghs cottage during September ,Myself and my wife plus two young children under five and our pet dog ! The cottage was such a lovely space for us as a family and found it child and pet friendly, the owner supplied child gates and fire guards child seats, cot etc! Which was so appreciated as we hate loading everything into our car. The area has stunning beaches beautiful walks and great food , coming back to an open turf fire made my day, beautifully restored well done !

Owner's reply: That's very nice of you ! Thank you

“Wonderful cottage stay in rural Donegal”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2014

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. :-)

Owner's reply: Thanks again hughie & claire !

Review 1-10 of 28


How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Hughie (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Hughie (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Hughie the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Hughie (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Hughie (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Hughie (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Hughie (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Hughie (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Hughie (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Hughie (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Hughie (the owner) a message.

If Hughie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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