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Cecil's Cottage
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Cecil's Cottage
Elevation facing Stragill Beach with External Patio Area & BBQ Dining Room
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Cecil's Cottage
Elevation facing Stragill Beach with External Patio Area & BBQ
Dining Room
Internal view of Dining Area
Fireside Dining Room with settled bed
Cosy Multi Fuel stove which heats Main Cottage in addition to OFCH
'Settled bed' within Dining/warm Stove Area - just like times gone by!
Fully Fitted Kitchen with all modern appliances
Sun Room
Sun room with panoramic views over Lough Swilly
Double Bedroom with ensuite shower room
Double Bedroom with spectacular views
Attic Loft Room with ladder access and closable hatch - Double Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Bathroom
Bathroom
Ensuite Shower Room
Single End - Kitchen/Living Area
Single End
Single End - Double Bed
Outdoor wc - just like the old days!
Raised & decked reading area overlooking Lough Swilly
Views from the Garden
Pathway to the beach
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Buncrana, County Donegal

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Ruth M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing !!”
Reviewed April 9, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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Absolutely loved our stay at the cottage - it is such a wonderful place! So cosy, warm, beautifully decorated and perfectly located - so close to the beach and to Buncrana village :) beautiful walk! The owners are such lovely people who always make sure you are happy and enjoying your stay! They are so kind and friendly! Thank you so much for an amazing stay! We can’t wait to be back!

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Management Response
Apr 12, 2018
Thanks so much for leaving lovely comments about our property. We absolutely love others getting enjoyment from our cottage and indeed the surrounding area and all its beauty.
Anita :)
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johnniejo...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great get away!”
Reviewed April 9, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
1
person found this review helpful

I came to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday, with my wife and four kids along with my three brothers. Seamus and Eileen were great hosts, looking in on us to make sure the fire was roaring and that we had all that we needed. Seamus even took the kids up to the farm where we met Jessie their donkey and got a chance to hold the newly born lambs. They also set up a horse riding session for the kids at Crana Stables.
The house was well equipped with fabulous views, only a short walk to the beach from where we enjoyed a spectacular 2-3km shore walk into Buncrana.
We had a great time and will certainly aim to come back at some point in the near future.

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Management Response
Apr 12, 2018
Thrilled that you all had an amazing family getogether at the cottage. Its the perfect place for a family gathering. We'd be delighted for you to return again in the future. Thanks for taking the time to leave some lovely comments. We really do appreciate it.
Anita :)
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Paul A
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A week with French friends”
Reviewed September 13, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Some French friends asked me to show them around the north of Ireland and I was lucky enough to rent this delightful beachside cottage. On arrival both my friends and I were very pleased with my choice.
As stated the location close to the beach just outside Buncrana is ideal. It is only a 5 minute or drive or a 30 minute walk along a beachside path. The cottage is well equipped, well furnished and spotless, don't get me started on the views. The family that own it could not be more helpful.
My friends and I have a great week suffice to say we will be back.
Thank you all.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 16, 2017
Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a lovely review for us.
Anita :)
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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Management Response
Aug 22, 2017
Thanks so much! We love returning guests as it proves our cottage is worth a visit! Delighted you enjoyed your holiday and thanks so much for your lovely words!
Anita :)
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Samantha...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful Irish cottage”
Reviewed August 12, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Cecil's Cottage is an absolutely beautiful traditional Irish cottage. Having stayed in the area many times, I would say that this has been the best location. Just a short walk to the beach and surrounded by fields and mountains.

There were 10 family members and our dog staying at the cottage and we were extremely comfortable. Plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms and living room space.

The views over Lough Swilly are breathtaking and sitting in the garden during the evening was such a treat.

We were made to feel very welcome and would definitely stay again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2017
Delighted you enjoyed your stay. We love sharing our property with others where lots of happy memories are made! Looking forward to your return.
Anita :)
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mcnallym2...
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gorgeous cottage and location”
Reviewed July 27, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My family and I stayed in Cecil's cottage for a week and I wish we had booked two weeks. This cottage is stunning, so well finished and true to the style of yonder years. Eileen was so welcoming and her son, who lives in the house up the lane was so friendly, bringing the family donkey for our wee ones to feed. Everything you need is in the cottage and the surroundings are so tranquil and beautiful. The kids had an absolute ball with the freedom to run around and down to the beach which is just a couple of minutes walk. So clean and welcoming and the huge stove, with free supply of turf and coal, kept us cosy and warm in the cooler evening. I would congratulate Eileen and her hubby on a wonderful job and recommend this cottage to all. Absolutely fabulous. :-)

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2016
Thanks for your lovely review. The cottage is a breath of fresh air for everyone who visits.
We welcome your return in the future.

Anita :)
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 11, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Liked best: The view of Lough Swilly
Liked least: The short stay!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Sep 12, 2015
Thanks for making the effort to leave a review. I'm glad we helped make your first irish visit special. As they say..."up here its different" and we are very lucky to have some of the most spectacular scenery you will encounter along The Wild Atlantic Way. Don't make it your last trip...We would love to have you again in the future.
Anita :)
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