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Restored traditional cottage on Wild Atlantic Way with free wifi.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

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.

More Details

Mark Carson
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Killult in County Donegal

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
Complementary basket of turf included.


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(33 traveller reviews)

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Restored traditional cottage on Wild Atlantic Way with free wifi.
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 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: 26-Feb-2009
  • Date of Stay: February 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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Quaint cottage stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four (plus pet dog) enjoyed a comfortable stay at this lovely cottage over the new year period. The owners were very quick to communicate during the booking process and were helpful in answering all queries. We were delighted to be welcomed by a roaring turf fire and nice bottle of red wine on arrival. The cottage was as described, and we found it very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Falcarragh and the surrounding area is a picturesque part of Donegal and, despite stormy weather, we explored many of the local towns and enjoyed walks along several beaches. We also enjoyed the walk from the cottage into Falcarragh, a friendly town, and discovered that the Loft pub there welcomes dogs when food isn't being served. If visiting the cottage during rainy weather, we would recommend bringing welly boots, as the only places where the car can be parked at the cottage were very muddy! Our only other slight issue was that the shower wasn't the most effective, but overall we would highly recommend the property for a 'get away from it all' rural break.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and great that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and the stunning area. I’ve had the shower checked out and the pump to give it power is working fine. I know there is an issue with room height and the shower dosent fit taller guests. The only other thing I can think of is water temperature... the immersion heater needs a good long time to fill the hot water tank... in the arrival info I explain best way to work the immersion. Thanks again, Mark.
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A proper original cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We were spoilt with lots of sunshine in this lovely land. Cottage full of charm and has all mod cons as described. Had rather more of us in the cottage as in numerous creepy crawlies all over our bedroom floor, bedding and clothing. Centipedes and HUGE beetles but learnt to ignore them. All the views are a short walk down the lane. Just wish we could bring the beauty and quiet with us. Sad to leave beautiful Donegal.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the tranquility in our authentic cottage with great weather, but sorry you had some non invited guests... unfortunately Donegal seems to have a problem with creepy crawlies at the minute as as soon as i mentioned it to our friend who does the changeovers I was told ..yep thats been on the radio...obviously keeping doors and windows shut will help, especially in autumn if its been wet, as with all country houses. this from an Irish newspaper report.. "Storms hit the country earlier than usual this year and more are to come. This means even bigger spiders could soon be entering Irish homes. Peak sightings often occur in September ...as the weather turns cooler in autumn..
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Breathe in breathe out and relax 😌?

  • 5 of 5

Laurel cottage is the perfect Donegal hideaway to unwind & relax. Flagstone floors & a turf fire are just many of the characteristics of this gorgeous cottage !! We spent a week here & we didn't want to leave another week would have been perfect ! Close to so many places of interest fishing, walking & lots of great restaurants & pubs in th area. Mark the owner is extremely helpful & quick to reply with any queries. We will most certainly be back thanks so much Mark

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful old style large cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent 1 week here during July - 4 adults and 3 children and a dog. The house was great - had all the facilities we required, enough space for everyone and Mark was very helpful with any queries. Would happily recommend this house and hopefully we will return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Laurel Cottage. The owner was super-responsive to our questions, and the cottage was comfortable in every way. The cottage has historic character - we had a turf fire going in the fireplace every night - but it also has all the modern conveniences. We really fell in love with this area of Donegal. Very short drives to get to some fantastic hill-walking and mountain climbs - Muckish Mountain and Errigal are right there. Beaches nearby as well. We did day trips to Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh Castle, to Dunfanaghy, and up to the Inishowen Peninsula. There are some great pubs very close by in Falcarragh and Gortahork - the Gweedore and Teach Billie had fantastic trad sessions on two of the nights we were there. It was truly a lovely, memorable experience.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Belfast International
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Killult, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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