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Cavanagh's Cottage Is Over 125 Years Old, Gleneely

Family-friendly Gleneely accommodation with fireplace and kitchen

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Gleneely, County Donegal, Ireland
  • 7 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Onsite parking
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Kinnagoe Bay Beach - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Ballyliffin Golf Course - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Five Fingers Strand - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Glenevin Waterfall - 14.2 mi / 22.9 km
  • Magilligan Point - 14.3 mi / 23 km
  • Malin Head - 17.9 mi / 28.8 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed, 1 King Bed, 1 Double Futon and 4 Twin Beds

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About this cottage

Cavanagh's Cottage is over 100 years old. Set among the rolling hills and breathtaking scenery of County Donegal, this beautiful property has been passed down from generation to generation; bestowed to its current owner, Hughie Mccormack from his Uncle Philip Lafferty in 2008.
The home has been lovingly restored by its present custodian and his family, combining traditional techniques and materials with contemporary design. It offers guests a unique experience to indulge in the wild countryside and the local coastal locations,whilst indulging their feelings of tranquillity and relaxation.

Whether looking for cosy nights beside open fires or blustery walks on unspoilt beaches, this cottage and its location will exceed your expectations.



Location



You could spend weeks losing yourself in wild and woolly Donegal. The county’s stark beauty captivates you and, over time, seeps down to your core. Tortuous country roads skirt stark mountains, rugged sea cliffs, craggy peninsulas, sheep-studded pastures, pristine sands, icy streams and horizons carpeted with bog and heather. Reaching up to the island’s northernmost point, the county seems eternally braced to hold its own on its own.

Due to its isolation, Ireland’s second-largest county (only Cork is larger) feels like its own country. Donegal was always a stubbornly independent land, largely ignored by those in Dublin’s distant driving seat.

The Donegal experience is largely about weather, for here there’s no need to set sail to brave the sea – the sea charges ashore and its mists ride stiff winds over fields and into the towns. Storms arrive unannounced, and just as abruptly break into brilliant sunshine, transforming the blue and grey into sparkling greenery. When the weather is kind, Donegal's better beaches and scenery are a match for any throughout Europe, and make perfect destinations for a getaway. Once you’ve attained the proper come-what-may attitude, you’ll know you’ve been tamed by this uncompromising land.



Cavanagh's Cottage is located in Tremore Gleneely and sits on the Inishowen Peninsula in the north east of County Donegal which is perhaps the great overlooked treasure of the Irish landscape, offering a diverse and visually exciting terrain, where the views usually encompass the waters of the loughs or the Atlantic waves. Virtually every aspect of the landscape is superb – the beaches (especially Kinnego Bay, Culdaff, Tullagh and Pollan), the towering headland bluffs (Malin, Inishowen, Gleneely,Dunaff and Dunree) and the central mountain range, with towering Slieve Snaght at the middle of it all.

The peninsula derives its name from Eoghán, who was made First Lord of the island by his father Niall, High King of Ireland. Phases of the peninsula’s history before and after Eoghán have left a legacy of fine antiquities, and visitors are most welcome at the many fort sites among the county which host the beautiful early Christian crosses.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Kinnagoe Bay Beach - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Ballyliffin Golf Course - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Five Fingers Strand - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Glenevin Waterfall - 14.2 mi / 22.9 km
  • Magilligan Point - 14.3 mi / 23 km
  • Malin Head - 17.9 mi / 28.8 km
  • Derry City Walls - 21.5 mi / 34.5 km
  • Benone Tourist Complex - 17.4 mi / 28 km
  • Buncrana Golf Club - 18.5 mi / 29.8 km
  • Buncrana Beach - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km

Getting around

  • Londonderry (LDY-City of Derry) - 54 min drive
  • Letterkenny (LTR-Letterkenny Airfield) - 57 min drive
  • Londonderry Station - 37 min drive
  • Bellarena Station - 48 min drive
  • Castlerock Station - 56 min drive
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Gleneely, County Donegal, Ireland

The manager

Owner/Property Manager

Speaks: English

The cottage

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • Internet
  • Car not required
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom - 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 4 twin/single beds, and 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Crib/infant bed available

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Video games
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's toys
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Stair gate

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 7

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Parties and events are allowed on site.

    Long-term renters welcome.

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FAQs

  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include McGrory's (4.2 mi), McGuinness' (4.3 mi), and Tastys (4.4 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching, spelunking, and hunting.