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Restored traditional cottage on Wild Atlantic Way with free wifi.



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Exposed stone walls, turf fire, secluded garden but with all mod cons sleeps 5-7

Indulge yourself in the authentic charm of the tastefully restored Laurel Cottage set deep in Donegal's Gaeltacht on the Wild Atlantic Way.The oldest inhabited house in Upper Killult, has been rejuvenated with traditional lime render exterior, exposed stone feature walls inside, lime washed downstairs bedroom, reclaimed tiled hallway, tongue and groove woodwork, all sliding sash windows and modern kitchen by Willa and Mark.-Now you too can enjoy the tranquillity, scenery and craic of Donegal in this very special home. Falcarragh (1/2 mile) is Ireland largest Irish speaking town with 3 supermarkets, bank with ATM, a selection of bars and restaurants and a superb Friday market. The cottage has views from the front over Ballyness estuary and the beautiful beaches of Magheroarty and Falcarragh and on to Tory Island. From the secluded rear garden, there are views over the fields to Errigal, Donegal's highest mountain.

Sleeping accomodation is a double and a single bedroom upstairs and a large double bedroom downstairs. 2 additional guests can be accomodated on a newly purchased good quality sofabed in the downstairs sitting room.

Wifi now installed at the cottage.

All linen, towels and final clean included in price.

We have agreed preferential rates with the country's leading private aviation company Eurojet to make your stay in Laurel Cottage extra special and to save travelling time. Please contact us and we can provide a quote. Donegal Airport is just 15 minutes from the cottage.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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Speaks English, Italian

24 Reviews

based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Birmingham, England

Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Having just spent a long weekend at the cottage, I can honestly say that it was a superb place. The cottage is beautifully restored but still has the modern facilities (dishwasher,d.v.d player, Heating!) to make it a comfortable place to relax, after days out exploring.

The cottage is situated in a great location for people who like walking as there is a national park nearby, but its also ideal for people loooking for a secluded sandy beach to chill out on, we visited in Feb, so it wasn't quite the sunbathing weather but the costal areas were pretty breathtaking even at that time of year. The cottage has lots of books about the surrounding area, which is really useful as it gives you some good ideas about what to do whilst there. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: many thanks Jenga, glad you enjoyed you short break. Everyone seems to enjoy playing with the turf fire... and it really is close to something for everyone.
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Delightful secluded cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy, charming 3 bedroom cottage in an exceedingly private and quiet location. 10 minute walking distance to 5 or 6 quaint welcoming pubs and at least 2 excellent restaurants

The cottage sports excellent hi speed wifi, as well as a cozy turf burning fireplace. Kitchen offers all necessary, modern appliances. The cottage is absolutely turnkey. The location is surrounded by the most spectacular scenery in Ireland

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great holiday, will definitely be back.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage. Was beautiful, everything as described. Location excellent, secluded but only 5 minutes drive to town and most beautiful beaches. Property had all amenities you would require, including excellent wi-fi!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very charming and cosy and well equipped; we missed nothing.

The area round about is amazing with stunning view's to the beaches of Falcarragh.

It's a nice and calm place for relaxing; we recommend it and will come again to

this lovely cottage. Thank you Mark for everything, we had a great and comfortable

time in your cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A typical Irish cottage with many of the traditional features - small windows and low door ways!

  • 5 of 5

A great place for walking and for dogs. The house has good quality cooking and kitchen utensils. The best I have seen in any self catering. Beds are comfortable and every place spotlessly clean. Lovely open fire facility.

If you are about 6' tall you may have a problem with the shower and would need to watch your head in the doorways.

The area is a dream for walkers. Nearby in Gort there is a fantastic tiny coffee patisserie. It even caters for gluten and dairy free and the owner makes all the cakes. Wonderful fish sold locally a couple of times a week in Falcarragh and superb quality organic vegetables sold locally. You can actually go to the growers and pick up your order. Another lovely restaurant newly opened is the singing kettle in Dunfanaghy. They really try to please and on the same street is a super "health store" called The Green Man. They sell super sun dried tomatoes, olives, garlics, yoghurts. In fact has a great variety of stuff including herbs! A must for a visit.

From the house itself you can take out walking for miles!

A journey to horn head is a an absolutely spectacular drive. Take your camera. It is breathtaking. Glenveigh castle is also lovely. The walled gardens just beautiful when flowers in bloom. In fact the area has so many surprising little beauty spots! Any drive will take you to somewhere that is worth seeing. And if you are a walker - limitless possibilities.

Owner of house very professional, extremely quick to respond to queries and again probably one of the best owners I have encountered. Extremely helpful in every way. Again everything was clean in the house. The owner walks the extra mile to ensure the holiday maker is comfortable. Has the best typed notes on the house and wi fi a bonus.

Would highly recommend the area and if you want a traditional cottage experience - this is the one!

The Smith family with the dogs!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family week in Falcarragh

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two children, mum, two dogs and I had a very wet but very lovely week in this cottage. Although the weather was damp and cold the cottage was warm and homely. Beautiful beaches all around and we were body boarding loads. Loved our week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Belfast International at 120 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Belfast at 150 Kilometres Nearest Train : Derry at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

If you long to get away from it all, then Donegal is the perfect spot. With soaring sea cliffs that plummet 300 metres, deserted white sandy beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes, excellent seafood and quiet cosy pubs, Donegal forces you to sit back, slow down and admire the view.

But whether you want to opt for long rambling walks over rugged terrain, laze around on a scenic beach, or explore an ancient site, this spectacular county in Ireland’s North West corner is hard to beat.

Surfing ... both Narosa and Jaws in Dunfanaghy offer lessons and hire on some of the best surf beaches in Ireland. From safe and sandy blue flag beaches for learners to reef and sandbar breaks around Magheroarty beach that you can see from the cottage there's something to suit every level.

Ards Forest Park.

This 1,200-acre park is the perfect spot for a family outing. Situated on the shores of Sheephaven Bay on the rugged Donegal coastline, it’s filled with woodland, rivers, picnic areas, sandy beaches, and play areas.

Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal.

This stunning park encompasses 14,000 hectares of mountain, raised bogland, lakes and woodlands dissected by the valley that gives the park its name. The Golden Eagle was reintroduced to the park in 2000.

Other Activities: 4x4 off-road trails

Golf: Laurel Cottage is ideally suited for both the serious player and the more casual player. We have 3 courses close to the cottage offering a variety of challenges.

Cloughaneely Golf club in Falcarragh is our closest just 2 miles from the cottage. It is a peaceful parkland course opened in 1995 with beautifully manicured greens and spectacular views as you play the 9 holes. Each is named after the view from the tee. Green fees are around 20 euro.

Dunfanaghy Golf Club is just a 15 minute drive from the cottage. It is an 18 hole true links course laid out in 1905 by 6 times British Open winner, Harry Vardon. The course runs behind Killahoey beach up the the picturesque fishing harbour of Portnablagh with the cliffs of Horn Head always visible to seaward and Muckish and the Derryveigh mountains on the other. Green fees are 30 - 40 euro. 2 holes need you to play over the beach .... just for a bit more challenge on those breezy days.

The 9th hole is Dunfanaghy's signature hole. This is without doubt one of the most stunning short par 3s you are ever likely to come across, with breath taking views of Horn Head and Sheep Haven Bay from the tee. The hole measures 132 yards and the tee shot is played over the beach below from an elevated tee box. A solitary bunker to the front left, protects the green.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

3 night breaks may be available in Low Season only. 1st October to 31st May EXCLUDING Christmas and Easter. Price is £295.

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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 downstairs - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 upstairs - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 downstairs with re-claimed Victorian tiled floor and Victorian double ended bath, WC and sink and tongue and groove panelling. Bathroom 2 upstairs with power shower, WC and sink.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 ground floor - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 single - 1 Single Bed
  • Sofabed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double sofabed in the livingroom.
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed and period furniture fully restored with lime-washed walls and electric stove. Bedroom 2 upstairs with double bed, dresser, wardrobe and views to the sea. Bedroom 3 with single bed. Views over the fields. Double sofabed in the living room probably best suited for occasional use.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Complementary basket of turf included.

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