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“Great house in stunning location”
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Decking accessed from sun lounge, picnic table and loungers available Sheltered natural stone patio, views of Horn Head, table, chairs & bbq available
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Decking accessed from sun lounge, picnic table and loungers available
Sheltered natural stone patio, views of Horn Head, table, chairs & bbq available
Open plan lounge with natural stone fire place and 46' TV with freeview
Spacious sun lounge, access to large decking areas
Kitchen with breakfast bar, seats 4 persons
Dining area, seats 6 persons
Natural pine staircase leading to galleria and master bedrooms
Master king bedroom with en-suite
En-suite shower room, 2 no.
Master double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom, bathroom next door
Main bathroom with shower
Bunk bed room, sleeps 4, bathroom next door
Bunk bed room, sleeps 4, bathroom next door
Games room with table football and board games
Games room with LED lighting
Horn Head and Tory Island by day from Ard Na Mara
Horn Head and Tory Island by night from Ard Na Mara
Purple pin locates Ard Na Mara Holiday Cottage, minutes from the beaches of Sheephaven Bay
Gently shelving Downings Blue Flag Beach suitable for children, 7 mins drive from Ard Na Mara
Tramore Beach, Downings, great for walking and parking available behind Rosapenna Golf Resort
Tramore Beach in the evening
Downings Beach, Blue Flag Beach
Tranarossan Beach, Atlantic Drive, 5 min drive from the house
Murder Hole Beach, Belmore Head, 15 mins drive from the house
The cave, Murder Hole Beach
Kayaking around Sheephaven Bay, kayak rental available at Jaws Watersports, Downings
Sailing Downings Beach
Excess to secret beach, walk to end of the lane,  continue opposite our lane down to the coast
The Singing Pub, great for sea food and child friendly
Horn Head, walk along the headland for great views
Cycle the hills and coast of Donegal
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Downings, County Donegal

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helenwint...
Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great house in stunning location”
Reviewed April 11, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

I booked this house for a two night stay to show friends from America rural Donegal. We were age 10 to 71 and this house was great as 2 bedrooms were downstairs beside a large bathroom. The house was clean and well kitted out. The fire was set for us and the small touches like board games and books kept the kids amused for hours.
The view is spectacular and it's a lovely walk into Downings if you get the weather.
We would recommend this house for a relaxing break, we will be back.

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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you very much for your kind comments, we would love to have you as a guest again, Many thanks, Stephen
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you for your comments, the hair dryer is located in the drawer in master bedroom and only one shower works at one due to localised water pressure. Thank you, Stephen
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Connor m
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed October 31, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Just returned from a weekend away with friends and would definitely recommend to anyone who is thinking of staying in this area. Everything is accommodated for in the house. There is also a handy guide the owner provides for your stay, which helped a lot with organising days out, taxis etc. The house was perfect and the area around was beautiful. Would love to return in the future.

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Management Response
Nov 1, 2016
Thank you for you kind comments ! Ard Na Mara
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Edward M
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great family holiday.”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This was a great holiday for three generations of the family. Although their were 11 of us, the house never felt cramped and we all had our own space. The grounds were a safe haven for the kids and the appearance of a fox, donkeys and cats added to their enjoyment.
The views from the house were picture postcard and it made a great base for exploring the scenic wonders of Donegall. I would say that a car is essential.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BigJaydog
Armagh, Ireland
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21 reviews
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“Beautiful house in beautiful location”
Reviewed March 27, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Really lovely house, very comfortable for extended family. Fully equipped kitchen, open fire, big windows to let in the sunlight. All round excellent stay, would definitely return.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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eleanor d
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent !!”
Reviewed January 13, 2016 for a stay in August 2015

Had a lovely holiday in this house last August. Would definitely go back there again. The property was central to everything & had lovely sea views.
The only negative was lack of Wi Fi & beds could have been more comfortable.
However lovely clean house & owner was extremely helpful & accommodating. Look forward to our next visit.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 15, 2016
Thank you for your review !
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