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Refurbished 150 Year Old Traditional Country Cottage



Updated: 25-Sep-2016
Traditional 2 bedroom Cottage near Ballybofey, Donegal, Ireland with real log fire stove - Located in The Picturesque Finn Valley Surrounded By Hillsides and Mountains

SPECIAL OFFER 7/11 to 23/11 €29 a night (min stay 3 nights 2 persons).

Detached traditional cottage which has been standing for 150 years. Located 8 miles from the town of Ballybofey, 12 miles from Glenties, 23 miles from the heritage town of Donegal. A forty minute drive gets you to the unique fishing port of Killybegs and you are only a 30 minute drive from fantastic secluded beaches at Nairn, Port Noo and Rosebeg to name a few. Ideal location for those who enjoy walking, cycling, mountaineering, horse trekking, fishing (River Finn) traditional music and Golf (Stranorlar).

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner


Speaks English

13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Very very nice

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and very clean, and basically fully furnished for a brief stay. My wife said the bed and pillows were fantastic, we just moved on to a vrbo in Dublin where we wish we had a better mattress! Fully satisfied. The only negative comment my wife could make is "wish he had a better vegetable peeler", so if that is the only negative, you will enjoy renting the Kerrigan Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything you need for a nice quiet getaway. Very comfortable for a couple or small family. You are close enough to the city of Donegal and other areas, but far enough away that you feel like you are on your own. We did a lot of driving around the area and found some nice beaches, waterfalls, and lots of cattle.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon Week in an amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

First impressions - AMAZING! What a beautiful cottage. Just perfect for a couple looking to de-stress and unwind after two years of wedding planning. We were greeted by Alasdair, who is a really lovely gent and he gave us great information on the area. The attached shed area had a washing machine and dryer and enough space to securely lock our bikes away. Great location, literally in the middle of no where. Not ideal for wifi addicts, as you wont find any around the cottage. (nearest wifi spot is The Reelings bar, about 20 minutes walk down the hill). The kitchen facilities are fantastic, everything you could possibly need is there. The log fire is just perfect for a night in with a dvd, blanket and cup of hot chocolate. Cottage heats up really quickly as well so added bonus there. Referring to the picture of the room with flowery wall paper, the bed has been changed to a massive king size bed....huge and so comfortable. There's a post office about 5 minutes down the road from the cottage where you can get your essentials and meet some very friendly locals. The town of Ballybofey is a good 90 ish minutes walk, quiet roads most of the way. Ballybofey town has aldi's, lidl, McConnell Meats butchers (highly recommended), cafes, anything you need, you don't need to go far. The Hotel Villa Rose is superb for dinner, reasonably priced, amazing food and great service. Overall if we could give the cottage/area more than five stars, we would! Absolutely amazing holiday and best break we have had to date. :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW many thanks it is much appreciated. Watch this space as we are planning some welcome additions that will benefit all guests in the future. Regards Alasdair
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Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped property with plenty of charm and at a great price.

I highly recommend it if you are looking for a place to rest. The main bedroom has an incredibly huge and comfortable bed that will guarantee you a good nights sleep. Enjoy :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 3 of 5

A cottage with character in a beautiful surrounding! It is a very quiet location, a good place to come to rest. It is a central location in Donegal, a good base to discover this beautiful county. For us, 3 adults, it was big enough. but probably for more people the living room is a bit small. We really enjoyed our stay. Seamus, thank you very much for your hospitality! Family Wiegant, the Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband have just had a lovely restful two weeks in Kerrigan's Cottage,would recommend it to anyone who wants the peace and quiet.The cottage had everything you need and was warm and cosy.And the views are lovely especially the sheep in the field next door.Seamus the owner is a lovely man.This cottage is ideal for those who love walking and there's plenty of lovely places to visit. We would definitely stay again and can't wait to see the new extra bedroom. We went there for our 41st Wedding Anniversary..

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Derry at 49 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Reelin Bar at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Belfast at 100 Miles Nearest Golf : Stranalor Golf Club at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Sligo at 89 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Villa Rose Ballybofey at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Nairn and Port Noo at 25 Miles Car: necessary


The closest national airport is "City of Derry Airport" which is about an hour away. Use of a car is recommended.


Nearest village is 2 miles away which has shop, post office, off-licence and two pubs/restaurants

Further Details:

There are fine restaurants, traditional pubs hosting local traditional fiddlers and musicians, in Ballybofey you will find the Balor theatre, the River Finn is renowned for salmon and trout fishing frequented by various nationalities of anglers. If Horse riding is a desired activity, then there is no better place as we have 2 horse riding schools, just ask for details. If you are into sport then Ballybofey is the home of the football team Finn Harps. In addition it is the main grounds of Donegal's Gaelic football and hurling teams.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Winter
9 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £44

Booking Notes:
€30 booking deposit will secure the dates you want. Final payment, including security deposit of €50 is required 8 weeks before arrival date. Payments by cash, cheque or paypal accepted.

Our prices are based on two people, for additional persons add €10 per person.

Changeover Day:
Check in time is 3pm, if you need other arrangement, please just ask. check out time is 12noon.

Notes on prices:
Two weeks or more attract a discount just ask. Price inc linen towels heating and electricity

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays


  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom consists of electric shower, toilet, wash hand basin, and radiator.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, The bed in here is a large king size bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, In this bedroom is a wash hand basin
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 b/room Cottage sleeps 4 with solid fuel stove Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, wardrobe, full mirror, 5/2 drawer chest & 2 bedside lockers. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, full length mirror, small vanity unit with basin, wardrobe, 6/2 drawer chest, 2 bedside lockers & luggage stand


  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Outside: Seating area to rear of the cottage with table and chairs for the quiet, warm summer evenings and the occasional barbecue and drinks. Small country garden/meadow also to rear suitable for exercising the dogs or a kick about with the children. Utility Room: Main utility room comprise of a sink unit. Separate utility room houses washing machine,tumble dryer and is also used for storage ie bicycles and fuel for stove. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Linen and Towels included. Weekly cleaned. Other: Substantial garden/field to rear, ideal for children, outside sitting area with table and chairs for the occasional drink at night. Adequate space for car parking.

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