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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Narin-Portnoo, County Donegal

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LondonTel...
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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“This place grows on you, magnificent locations”
Reviewed June 30, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I would recommend bringing a pair of slippers in summer (plus warm clothes) since the stone floor can get chilly. Situated on a high location over looking the wild Pacific coastline the views constantly change as the weather twists and turns.

We had come from a previous cottage in North Donegal with a multi fuel burner so we were up to speed with burning peat and peat brickettes to keep warm and supplement central heating. This cottage had an open fire as well as central heating that struggled by itself to warm the place up (you would have to be hardy in winter here), being soft southerners from the UK etc. Easy enough buy some sticks, scrounge some paper from a newsagent and buy a packet of peat brickettes plus matches. One strip will do two nights, packet of two strips four nights (normal pack size). Develop your open hearth skills and dealing with the dead ashes eighteen hours latter. Lucky I was brought up open hearth fires, guards, lighting, dealing with ashes etc.

You have to fall into the way of the locals here, pack out your rubbish to the end of the private road and glass to the beach car park recycling. The place doesn't have a tumble dryer, but does have a washing line outside and a stand up dryer internal affair. Does have all other applicances. Doesn't have Internet but GSM works so mobile Internet is available dependent on service provider, 3 was OK.

We enjoyed our stay here. Great location for scenery.

BTW the TripAdvisor location is wrong at the time, I've added it to Google Maps which is correct. Location 54.840477, -8.48599 There are two cottages that are rented out by the owner which sit next to each other, called blue and green. You will be at one of these. The cottage is named after the location. The owner / family live on the approach road just below.

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Liked best: remote scenery
Liked least: bit chillie
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jacquelin...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect cottage in fabulous location”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Our stay at the cottage was not only really comfortable but the location was perfect with spectacular views to calm busy minds.

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Liked best: Location and views
Traveling group: Friends
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Compass57...
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“Amazing ”
Reviewed July 18, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

What a beautiful place, what a wonderful week we had and our two kids loved it, the views were amazing and the house itself was so homley and comfortable and very well equipped.The beaches all along the coast were stunning, would definitely recommend and will be booking again next year. Also all of the people in surrounding areas were so friendly and helpful I have never met nicer people in all my life, ardara being one of the places close by have alot of activities and festivals going on and would highly recommend a visit.

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Domey23
Omagh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The cottage we stayed in was very well equipped and very comfortable with all modern conveniences. The views are outstanding. By road or on foot it is about 2 miles to Naran Strand, one of the best beaches in Donegal for young children. The cottages are on an elevated site, so expect it to be windy. We have just returned from a week in the cottage (July 2015) and would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation.

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Liked best: No one thing, everything was excellent.
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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 8, 2015
Many many thanks for this very positive review it makes it all worth while when customers are happy
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