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Downings Coastguard Cottages

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Rosapenna, Downings, Ireland
Downings Coastguard Cottages
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

These are really fab homes. Our fourth time here at this time of year. Well kept, fab location. I would highly recommend the round homes they are stunning. Real fires for those cold evenings what more do you want!! We come here every year at this time and take three separate homes and always have a great time. There are... More 

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VerityPayne, Guest Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we were delighted to receive your review as it always our pleasure to welcome you all back to Downings Coastguard Cottages for your annual New Year family time together and are glad that you make use of the open fire for cosy evenings and can enjoy refreshing walks on our local beaches. May we take this opportunity to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The views are just amazing, the hills are purple tinged with heather and there are stunning sea views. The air is clean, the sea is clear. There are many, many long sandy beaches nearby with very few people using them. It's a great place to get away from it all and there's plenty to do. The weather was great and... More 

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VerityPayne, Guest Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we were very pleased to receive your review as you succeeded in reminding us of what people who live here have on their doorstep in your description of clean air, clear sea and many long sandy beaches! Thank you for the positive comments on the house you stayed in which we all appreciate. We are glad that you... More 

Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our family of 2 adults, 3 teenagers and a dog spent a week here in August 2014 in a Type A house. The house was fully equipped, clean and comfortable. Plenty of space for us all. The complex is on a hill overlooking Downings beach. Absolutely fabulous view. It's about a 15 min walk down to Downings but there's no... More 

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VerityPayne, Guest Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for taking the time to write a review and to share your recent holiday experience with us. We always take great pleasure in hearing that families with teenagers find plenty to do in our beautiful area of Donegal. Glad too that you brought your dog as being able to have your pet with you makes it... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a great holiday we had in Downings. Just back from a weeks stay at the coastguard cottages. We were In type A and it more than met our needs; it was spacious, spotless, comfortable and had everything you could want. The view of the bay was stunning, so much so , that we didn't turn the TV on once... More 

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VerityPayne, Guest Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for your review on your recent holiday in one of our Type A houses. We appreciate all of your comments and are glad that your children enjoyed the on site facility of the tennis court that is a focal point of the complex during the high season and sets the scene for holiday friendships to be... More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of two couples and stayed here over the Easter break. The cottage was beautifully prepared with everything you could possibly need including free wifi. The rooms are all well equipped and the house was warm and cosy. Views over Downings bay are gorgeous and sitting in the dining area/conservatory for breakfast and dinner was just lovely.... More 

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VerityPayne, Guest Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, your generous review of your recent stay at Downings Coastguard Cottages is much appreciated by all the Team and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you very much! Kind regards – Verity, Séamus, Noel and all the Downings Coastguard Cottages team. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We were a family group of 27 from the 20's thru 60's with one 12 year old. We were only able to stay 2 days but these were excellent cottages. We stayed in 6 type C cottages and were a village unto ourselves. They even made sure there were hair dryers in each cottage (a number 1 question from all... More 

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VerityPayne, Guest Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your recent review!! As you travelled with such a large group we are pleased that you found that within our group of twenty houses you were able to avail of six houses at one time giving you all ample space to relax during your short visit. Your complimentary comments are appreciated by the Downings Coastguard... More 

Edinburgh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The Coastguard Cottages accommodation was our base for a week's holiday for the entire extended family. Three generations in 4 cottages (types B, C and D). The cottages are all very spacious, clean and well-kitted out. A nice touch is the ample supply of wine and beer glasses, very handy for gatherings in the evenings. Verity and the team are... More 

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VerityPayne, Guest Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, from the moment of your arrival and that of your extended family, there was something unique about three generations of one family being able to get together and we are delighted that Downings Coastguard Cottages offered you this opportunity. Thank you for your review that was so positive and from our part also constructive and your feedback on... More 

Naas, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Coastguard Cottages for the last two weeks of June. Superb location with breathtaking views of the area was the first impression! We stayed in the Type B which is a bungalow of the more modern type houses which was ideal as we have a toddler. Houses are kitted out with everything we needed (wifi included), everything... More 

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VerityPayne, Guest Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for your positive review on your recent two week stay with us at Downings Coastguard Cottages. We are glad to note that you were pleased with the house Type B allocated to your family group that gave you wonderful views of the surrounding area. Well done on finding and pinpointing for other Trip Advisor reviewers, a... More 

Wicklow, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Just back from a beautiful week in Donegal. Our base was our Coast Guard Cottage at Downing's. We stayed there before about 2 years ago and the standard is exactly the same. Clean, bright and ready for our stay. Verity welcomed us and then left us to our own devices, leaving us with info and phone numbers in case we... More 

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VerityPayne, Public Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we were delighted to receive your review on your successful return visit to us at Downings Coastguard Cottages. Thank you for your positive comments that are appreciated by all the team. So glad you were able to enjoy Donegal in the sunshine as when the sun shines here, it is glorious! We hope to be able to welcome... More 

Bangor
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

stayed for Easter and as usual our action packed week commenced with a trip to dunfanaghy, numerous walks on the beach , golf at rosapenna, drinks in the Harbour Bar, and out to Glen to the Glen Bar restaurant ( worth booking in advance. the butcher in carrigart does the best Fillet steak i have tasted - the property we... More 

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VerityPayne, Guest Relations Manager at Downings Coastguard Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your recent Easter break and that once again you were able to enjoy all that our special part of Donegal has to offer and look forward to welcoming you back to Downings Coastguard Cottages in July. Kind regards, Verity, Seamus, Noel and all the Downings Coastguard Cottages Team More 

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