£63 / night
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Derryreel Cottage near Dunfanaghy on the Wild Atlantic Way – Home 5367865 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Derryreel Cottage near Dunfanaghy on the Wild Atlantic Way – Home 5367865

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 83 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Spring + Summer Holidays , Christmas and New Year Holidays,

near Dunfanaghy Donegal, book your Holiday Cottage now .

We are open all year round our unique heating system keeps our cottage warm and cosy in the cold Winter month.

between October and June we do short breaks any 2 nights or 3 nights or 4 nights , please ask us for price , we will do 2 nights.

Heating and hot water is supplied by a geothermal heating system giving you constant hot water and constant temperature in the whole house, great for holidays during the colder months. Water supply is from a bore- well on site and is filtered to make it even more pure. Custom-built house only finished in 2011, situated in a very tranquil location with spectacular rural scenery. On one side is a view of Muckish and Errigal Mountains and on the other side distante view of Tory Island. Only a short drive from Glenveigh National Park (one of Irelands finest) and beautiful beaches at Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh. Well signed cycle routes all around and many water sport facilities close by. Great for hillwalking and mountain climbing. Spectacular red sunset must be seen.

Downstairs : Fully fitted kitchen, living-room, sunroom, dining-room and WC.

Upstairs: 2 large family bedrooms and a large family bathroom with corner bath, quadrant power shower, sink, WC. Large landing.

Outside: fenced all around with natural landscape and parking for at least 6 cars.If you want relaxation, peace and quiet this is the place to find it.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

one of us will be at the cottage on your arrival day to welcome you and explain the running of our cottage to you. we will check with you again a few days later just to make sure you have settled in, but we will always be available if you need advise or help . we do live about 3 hrs drive from the cottage so a good estimate of your arrival time is very welcome.


Check in time: 13:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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.

Check-in date

* 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

House rules

(Booking in times and departure Times) please check the arrival times are suitable for you , it is very important for the month of January, February, March, October, November and December!
Jan./Feb./ Oct./Nov./Dec. Arrival NOT Later than 13:00pm
March, April, September Arrival not later than 14:00pm
May , June , July , August Arrival not later than 17:00pm
Departure 10:00am , or otherwise agreed with Owner.


About the owner

Anita + John C.
Average reply time:
7 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
20 Jul 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Nov 2014. Located in County Donegal, it has 83 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £315 to £516.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Jul 2019.


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Guest reviews

83 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect pet friendly hidden gem”

Reviewed 29 May 2019

The location was beautiful,spectacular but remote. If it’s peace and quiet your looking for this is the place to be. The cottage was immaculately clean,spacious,warm and cozy.Very well equipped,comfy beds,and views outstanding. Anita and John were perfect hosts. This cottage is without a doubt value for money. The underfloor heating was unreal.filtered water ontap,aswell as boiling water ontap,was a real bonus. Our holiday ended way too soon. But we will be back. This cottage certainly is a place to stay. Don’t hesitate..BOOK IT !!!!

Owner's reply: thank you for taking the time to give us this review, it is much appreciated. we looking forward to seeing you again soon.

“This was a wonderful house in every way)”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2018

This was a beautiful house and Anita was a wonderful hostess. The house had everything any family could want. We stayed the Easter week and hope to be back.

Owner's reply: Thank you, we are glad you had a good time, just sorry for the weather..

“Derryreel cottage”

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Stayed for 3 days. It was a lovely spacious comfortable house to rent out. Anita the owner was lovely to deal with & had left extra little touches to make our stay more enjoyable. We had 2 small children & the house was perfect. Enjoyed relaxing in the conservatory taking in the views. Will definitely be back.

Owner's reply: thank you so much ,we do appreciate your review, looking forward having you staying again with us.

“Amazing property in an amazing location!”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2016

Firstly we agree with all of the positive reviews which are 100% true! This is the most amazing property in the most amazing location with lovely owners who really make you feel welcome and at home. If you want to unplug, relax and unwind then this is the perfect location to do so. It really is idyllic, nestled below Muckish mountain with great views across a number of peaks to Errigal, then to the NW you can see the sea and Tory Island, all of which are within easy reach and access. As you walk around the house your eye is drawn out through the windows to the stunning and constantly changing scenery as the light and clouds, rainbows and winds change the mood and views. We had a few days family break and our 5 & 8yr old children loved it too, none of us wanted to leave! The house is warm, cosy and very family friendly with everything you could possibly need. Locally in Dunfanaghy there are some great pubs and eateries such as Patsy Dans (live music and pizza), Mollies Bar (Indian menu) and Cafe Arnou for really tasty and locally sourced meals. In both Dunfanaghy and Falcarra you’ll find well stocked shops (Eurospar, Centra and local butchers) for any supplies you need and the cottage has a huge range cooker and dining room to enjoy meals. We enjoyed walks on the beaches (empty & stunning), along the coast (Bloody Foreland, Horn Head, Port na Blagh, Marble Hill), around the hills (behind the cottage), local towns and a climb up Errigal. There really is a lot on your doorstep and this is a great spot for painters, surfers, hill walkers, runners, families and couples. We can’t wait to return!

Owner's reply: thank you so much for this review it is the best advertisement we could get, thank you, we are so glad you liked it and you are welcome anytime just give us a call. many thanks.


Reviewed 3 Apr 2016

Really enjoyed our stay. A perfect location for exploring the Gaeltacht areas including the many lovely beaches. Many thanks to Anita & John.

Owner's reply: Thank you for this , you can come back anytime you always welcome.

“Beautiful cottage, beautiful location.”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2015

First class accommodation, the cottage is so cosy and clean. Set in tranquil surroundings it is the ultimate peaceful get away. Even in poor weather we had a lovely stay here, we really enjoy Donegal and this cottage is the perfect base for a walking holiday. We will certainly stay again. Thanks to John and Anita for their lovely hospitality!

Owner's reply: we are happy you liked it, thank you

“The best equipped, warm and comfortable cottage I've ever stayed in with such high style.”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2015

My wife and I found this cottage very endearing with its tranquil setting and its attraction for wildlife such as deer that you would see early in the mornings. It is a great location to commute in and out of the many surrounding towns on the Atlantic coast. We loved it that much we have already booked again for November as a birthday treat. I would highly recommend this property to everyone as it lives up to all expectations. It is truly beautiful and cosy, and you are greeted with a very warm welcome. It's like home from home. Total value for money. Thank you Anita and John for our wonderful stay.

Owner's reply: thank you so much for this nice review.

“Better than the house I'd design, with no detail overlooked.”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2015

I stayed only a few days in the Derryreel Cottage with my wife and two sons. This was no regular holiday home. Everything was designed for permanent residence of the highest standards: spacious, welcoming, very comfortable, environment friendly, high quality equipment, utterly clean. Attention was paid even to the windows, which were literally made in Germany and imported from there, and so very pleasant to adjust. Also, the owners are very kind and prone to offer all the help and care any guest might require. The only doubt I feel as I write this review is that other guests may be motivated to book this cottage before I do, so that I'll miss a new opportunity to stay there.

Owner's reply: thank you so much we are glad you liked it.

“A haven of comfort and cosiness!”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2015

We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful holiday home at the end of July for a week and we loved it so much we hope to return there again at some stage. It was everything you could wish for and so much more. Anita (John was puppy-sitting) greeted us warmly and made us so welcome to her lovely home. She was so helpful in her advice re the area and was very anxious that we have a good holiday, Everything in the house is of the highest quality – spacious rooms, comfortable beds and seating, geo thermal heating, wonderful kitchen and immaculate furnishings. Our two girls loved the cosy seating upstairs and downstairs to curl up and read in. The sunroom has the most wonderful views to enjoy as you relax in it. We enjoyed watching mountain hares and a fox in the garden one morning! Our weather for the week was bad and the house was so cosy, warm and homely to return to. ‘Derryreel Cottage’ is in a quiet, peaceful, most scenic area with lovely quiet roads to walk or cycle on and beautiful beaches to visit. We’d highly recommend it as a place to stay. It is a haven of comfort and cosiness to relax in.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much we do appreciate your review, we want every guest to feel comfortable and perhaps return..

“Fantastic location!”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2015

Just back from my family holiday with my husband and 4 children. We couldnt have ask for a better holiday rental the house was more than we expected. Very spacious large rooms/ bedrooms and all the mod cons. Set in the most beautiful location with 360 degree views even saw some deer over towards the forest. Anita and John were fantastic even had lovely fresh flowers, milk and tea there on arrival. Would definitely recommend.

Owner's reply: thank you we do appreciate your review.

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Anita + John (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

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

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Send Anita + John (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 Anita + John (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 Anita + John the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Anita + John (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 Anita + John (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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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 Anita + John (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. Anita + John (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 Anita + John (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.

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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 Anita + John (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 Anita + John (the owner) a message.

If Anita + John (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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