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Downings Coastguard Cottages

Rosapenna, Downings, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going to the Coastguard Cottages for many years and have never been disappointed. This time we stayed in Type C cottage which was very spacious and as always spotlessly clean. Verity is so pleasant and helpful. There is always someone on hand if you have any problems, our toaster blew a fuse the first day and within... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Could only stay here for 5 days , which was a pity. The cottage itself was immaculate. It has everything supplied that is needed. A ten minute walk to the hotels and pubs , or drive down as I did and collect the car next morning. Lovely views from the elevated site overlooking the beach and harbour. I would recommend... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself my husband and four kids spent a week in the type C cottage .We were welcomed on arrival by Seamus , Verity, and Noel . Our cottage was spotless, spacious and we couldnt have asked for more. Perfect location to visit all the attractions Donegal has to offer suitable for all ages . Swimming pool and indoor play area... More 

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

Dear Guest, we were very pleased to welcome you and your family to one of our C type Cottages recently and are glad to hear from you now in your review that you were happy with all that our Cottages and surrounding areas have to offer for a successful family holiday. Many thanks for your review and should you make... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have just returned from a weekend at the Coastguard cottages (type D round house). If you're considering staying- don't hesitate. The cottages are extremely clean, well maintained are v well stocked with all essentials ( kitchenware, dishwasher, washer dryer etc). They are perfect for families of all ages and are large enough in size to accommodate everyone comfortably. Verity,... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you so much from us all for your vivid account of your holiday experiences on your weekend stay in one of our Type D cottages. We are delighted that you all had such an enjoyable time and hope that other Trip Advisor viewers reading your review will find your review helpful and informative. We look forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Rented two houses for a family break. Great houses, well equiped, clean, great views. The round houses at the top of the hill are brilliant with great views. Bit of a walk from the village but otherwise highly recommended!

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for reviewing your recent family stay with us and your positive comments are much appreciated. Kind regards, Verity, Séamus, Noel and all the Team at Downings Coastguard Cottages. More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We have just return from a lovely weekend in Downings coastguard cottages, would highly recommend this accommodation for all types of travellers, we were a group of 30 ( extended family) ranging from 1 year old to 70+, everyones needs were met, houses were well equiped, management were so friendly and nothing was a bother to them. Would also be... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing Downings Coastguard Cottages as the venue for your extended family gathering and thanks also for posting such a favourable Trip Advisor review. It is always a pleasure for our Team to see a family group enjoying themselves to the extent that you all did. On behalf of the Management I can say it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Have stayed here three times now and haven't a bad word to say about anything. Excellent price, Excellent Location, Well fitted out properties. Close to the Downings & Atlantic Drive (not forgetting the Singing Pub). Looking forward to visiting here again.

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your review following your recent return visit to us. We are delighted to hear that it was your THIRD visit and that you continue to enjoy our facilities and hopefully we will see you and your family soon again. Kind regards, Verity, Séamus, Noel and all the Downings Coastguard Cottages Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Usually stay in at least two self-catering homes in Ireland each year and in terms of spec, cleanliness and finish, these are as nice as any I've ever stayed in. The location is excellent too, walking distance to Downings and if you feel like ruining a walk, they're in the middle of Rosapenna Golf Course. Only 5 minutes drive to... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted that you were impressed by our cottages and that they compare favourably with all those that you have ever stayed in. It's very encouraging for our team to receive this feedback - thank you from all of us. Regrettably we have had some issues with our Wifi in recent times, and 'pants' is an appropriate... More 

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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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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 

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