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Family Cottage Located Peaceful Scenic Rural Valley Location, Moors & Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Ballybofey, Donegal, Ireland - Situated The Picturesque Finn Valley Surrounded By Moors And Mountains, 20 Mins From Clean Beachs

Kirke's is situated about 8 miles from the twin towns of Ballybofey and Stranlorlar in the picturesque Finn Valley surrounded by heather covered moorlands, wooded hillsides and rugged mountains. There are fine restaurants, traditional pubs, an 18 hole golf course and the Balor Theatre. River Finn is renowned for salmon and trout fishing. Nearest pub 200 yds FREE wifi. Pub/restaurant 2½ miles. Plenty of hill walks and ideal location for touring. Letterkenny 18 miles. Donegal 20 miles. Garden with furniture.

Property Manager
Dawn Freeman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016

About Dawn Freeman

Hello, Welcome to Kirke's cottage which has been in our family since I was a child. I have spent many a happy carefree holiday here with my family and now invite you to share in its peaceful setting. I live in England, and you will be looked after by friends of the family who look after Kirkes for me.

What makes this cottage unique

You enjoy, peace and quite, neighbors who will pass the time of day with you. Able to walk to the local pub (2/3 minute walk), go for walks, be they using the roads trekking the hillsides, or climbing the Blue Stack mountains. The coast is only a wee short drive away, and there you will find many unspoilt beaches, take a picnic and spend the day there we do.

In Ballybofey/Stranorlar you have a huge selection of shops to choose from, Lidl, Aldi, Supervalu, Costcutter and loads of others. On your doorstep (in a 2 mile radius) are two local shops ideal for milk bread and the paper.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Donegal in Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Includes bath, wc, wash hand basin and walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three bedrooms, one with a double and en suite shower and W.C., one with a double bed and one with a single bed. All bedrooms have a wardrobe, full mirror, 5 draw chest, 2 x bedside locker, and radiators.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: A cot and high chair are available on request. Outside: Large lawned garden to front and rear of cottage. Ideal for children playing and pets. Utility Room: Includes washing machine, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included. Cottage cleaned prior to arrival and after departure. Other: Dinning room, with open fire, dinning table and chairs plus comfortable chairs. Access can be made at 1500 on day of arrival and we ask that you vacate by 1100 on your day of departure.


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Family Cottage Located Peaceful Scenic Rural Valley Location, Moors & Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect break

  • 5 of 5

I along with my 2 sons had the pleasure of staying in kirkes cottage for a week last summer. It was a home away from home, clean, cosy and welcoming. It was the perfect base for a week spent exploring the wonders of Donegal. Alasdair gave us a lovely welcome and directed us to great fishing spots, which we made great use of. There is a very friendly pub with free wifi less than 5 minutes from the front door, we were made feel very welcome there. Looking to book again for a break this summer

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings. Very handy for traveling thoughout Donegal. Cottage very clean and cosy. The neighbours very friendly though not intrusive. Nice friendly little pub within five minute walk. Would recommend this for anyone wanting a nice quiet holiday. Five star rating from me.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Kirke's cottage is a home from home. Beautiful cosy warm cottage with open fires and a massive back garden. I would recommend this cottage to anyone! the view is a complete 360 view from all the windows. I will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really is great that KIrke's is appreciated and the rating is very much acknowledged, thank you.
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Kirkes Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I along with my husband recently stayed at Kirkes Cottage , Co Donegal and had a wonderful holiday. It was spotless, well maintained, extremely well equipped and the furnishings and bed linen etc. was very good quality. From our first contact with the owner, Dawn, through to arriving at the cottage to be met by Alisdair the whole experience was very pleasant and courteous. Also we were given 2 contact phone No's in case we needed anything. I would thoroughly recommend Kirkes cottage to anyone who wants a peaceful relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try very hard to look after our guests from start to finish, so to receive a review like his is well received by us all. Thank-you.
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Special interest holidays:

Gallagher's Equestrian Centre is situated 5 miles away in some of the most beautiful countryside North West Ireland has to offer, Gallagher’s Equestrian Centre caters for all types of horse riding and every experience level of rider. Whether you're an experienced rider looking for scenic Trail Riding or looking to improve your Show Jumping or Dressage skills, or even a complete beginner who would like to learn how to ride a horse, they have the facilities and qualified riding instructors ready to make your stay with them unforgettable!

For the days you don't wish to ride they have Shooting and Fly Fishing activities on offer too. For those who would like to explore more of what Donegal has to offer there are a range of excursions and places of interest within the area to explore.


The North West coast of Ireland boasts some of the best kept secrets of natural unspoilt beaches, such as Nairn, Port Noo and Roseberg only a 20 minute drive away. if you enjoy long walks on unspoilt natural beaches then this is ideal for you. There are many other beaches to choose from.


You will need a car, to travel and visit the area. Derry airport is the nearest airport about 35 miles away. Belfast is the nearest car ferry port.


Nearest town is the twin towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar 9 miles away. Two local shops are with a 3 mile radius.

Further Details:

Ballybofey and Stranorlar enjoy numerous supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi, Supervalu, Costcutter, plus others.

FREE wifi in local pub "Rheelin Bar" 200 yards from Kirke's


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Donegal, Europe

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £9.13 per person per night

Booking Notes:
Special Offer €35 a night left May/June (min 3 nights)

Prices are for 2 people, add €10 for each additional person.

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible just contact us.

Notes on prices:
Special Offer €35 a night left May/June (min 3 nights)
€30 booking deposit will secure dates you want. Final payment, including security deposit of €50 is required 4 weeks before arrival date. Payments by PayPal accepted. We are flexible with dates so we can accommodate your needs, just talk to us. Price inc linen, electricity, heating. 2 weeks attract a discount, just ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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