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The Tailor's Cottage - Fanad

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cosy turf fire for the chilly nights
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
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Cottage
The Tailor's Cottage is a three bedroom holiday cottage nestled in the hillside and located in the townland of Tullyconnel in the northern part of the beautiful Fanad peninsula.Sleeping accomodation is 2 bedrooms with a double bed inbeach 1 bedroom with full size bunks, sleeping for 7th person is a fold away bed, cot also available. Recently refurbished with all mod cons, while still retaining the charachter of a cosy country cottage. The holiday home is surrounded by rugged coastine which is dotted with numerous beaches, coves, small harbours and rocky headlands. With its location close to the Harry Blaney Bridge the cottage is ideally located to explore the neighbouring Rosguill Peninsula A number of top class tourist attractions surround Tailors Cottage. These include the highly rate...The Tailor's Cottage is a three bedroom holiday cottage nestled in the hillside and located in the townland of Tullyconnel in the northern part of the beautiful Fanad peninsula.Sleeping accomodation is 2 bedrooms with a double bed inbeach 1 bedroom with full size bunks, sleeping for 7th person is a fold away bed, cot also available. Recently refurbished with all mod cons, while still retaining the charachter of a cosy country cottage. The holiday home is surrounded by rugged coastine which is dotted with numerous beaches, coves, small harbours and rocky headlands. With its location close to the Harry Blaney Bridge the cottage is ideally located to explore the neighbouring Rosguill Peninsula A number of top class tourist attractions surround Tailors Cottage. These include the highly rated golf courses at Portsalon and Rosapenna, the dramatic Fanad Lighthouse, the superb Blue Flag Beach at Portsalon and two spectacular coastal drives - The Atlantic Drive on the Rosguill Peninsula and the Knockalla Coast Road on the Fanad Peninsula. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
kathleen H
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (60)
Karen T
Karen T
2 contributions
I booked the Tailor's Cottage for 5 nights as an unwind break for my daughter after her A levels. We have 3 dogs so find it difficult to get holiday lets to cater for us. I know Kathleen was unsure at first about us going with 3 dogs as this is farming country and surrounded by sheep and a few cattle. I assured Kathleen that our dogs would not be off their leads as I wouldn't want any incidents happening or pregnant sheep aborting due to a dog entering a field and stressing them out. We used the house as a base and drove around all the beautiful surrounding areas and beaches each day. A few minutes from Fanad lighthouse. 10 minute drive to Carrickart, 15 minutes from Milford for food shops and a great Chinese. 20 minutes from Downings and such a beautiful beach and the same to Portsalon beach which is a must do if staying here. Could have drove it in less time but where happy to take it easy and soak up the lovey views. We also drove to Kerrykeel for a lovely seafood meal in Ripples. That's also a must if you like seafood. The house was clean, beds very comfortable and such lovely hospitality from Kathleen who had provided milk, sweetbread, butter, marshmallows, tea, coffee, toilet roll and a few other bits for us arriving. There is also a very useful information book to help steer you in the right direction for places to see and go. We added some Chinese menus from Milford to it to help others, maybe you could do the same. Had the privilege of meeting some of Kathleen's other family members and must say they are extremely friendly people. Thank you Kathleen for allowing us to stay and for being at the end of the phone for us anytime we needed to call. Loved every second and already looking to book again if your happy to have us. Beautiful place, lovely memories and a brilliant base to explore from. Hope to see you again soon x.
Visited June 2022
Written July 1, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peadar M
Peadar M
Craigavon, United Kingdom8 contributions
The location was perfect, the views magnificent and the cottage was fabulous. Everything you could need for a perfect break was included. Would heartily recommend.
Visited June 2022
Written June 25, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Elizaj
Elizaj
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom2 contributions
We booked the Tailor's Cottage for my 50th birthday. It was just bliss! Very peaceful. Our family were welcomed by Kathleen who had put her loving touches around the home. Flowers in the hallway, butter, milk, pure orange in fridge. It had everything there that we needed. Bedding immaculate. We played footgolf, had meals out in Portsalon, The Singing Pub, and Downings Bay Hotel. We visited Downings Beach, and I even went for a dip in Portsalon only for a few minutes though. The fire at the cottage was fab, well stocked and Kathleen had it all ready upon arrival. We star gazed at night out in the patio too. Just such a homely place to recharge and reconnect. Even Martha our dog loved it. We also had great weather on our side. Thank you Kathleen for all your hard work. We loved it.
Visited April 2022
Written April 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ricky B
Ricky B
1 contribution
Just home today and miss the cottage already. Its a place where you can spend quality time with the family 👪 in a beautiful setting. Everything you need is there in the cottage wood burning fire with peat and logs all set to go. The place was spotless clean beds fully equipped kitchen great shower and the kids loved the games room. A bbq area with table and chairs and a 360 degrees view to enjoy while you cook. Had our wee dog along with us and the outside area was well closed in so when seated she could run free a d we could keep a good eye on her easily. Loads to see and do we went to Fanad lighthouse and played pitch and putt one direction and explored the Doe Castle 🏰 and Ards Friary the other direction all only a 30 minute drive. The local village has horse 🐎 riding and great kids play park and the take away does fantastic food also a centra for your milk ect. If your looking a rest with great places to go see this is the place for you 5 stars is not enough. Thank you Ricky and Laura
Visited April 2022
Written April 21, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Julieprincipalt
Julieprincipalt
Ballymoney, United Kingdom20 contributions
Beautiful little cottage with all the amenities you need. Spotlessly clean and nice additional touches such as fresh flowers, tea, coffee, milk, croissants, butter and jam all there on arrival. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Personal welcome from Kathleen the owner too. Wonderful views from the cottage. Great base from which to explore a stunning area of Donegal.
Visited February 2022
Written February 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JEAN
JEAN
1 contribution
The cottage was clean,warm and has great views, we really enjoyed our stay and will hopefully return next year. The owners directions to the cottage were easy to follow and understand. Some great beaches not far from the cottage for anyone who likes a good walk.
Visited November 2021
Written November 8, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stay155410
Stay155410
1 contribution
This was our first (hopefully of many) visits to Fanad. And we hit lucky with finding The Tailors Cottage available for 5 days of the Halloween Break. We were met by owner with a quick guide to basics - including - unbelievably - a supply of potatoes and turf - and the house was so warm - heating on for us - and all basics to get us thorugh before a shop. The weather was mild with fab sunsets - and lots of rain - but ok for walking our dog (also welcome) and beach walks & swim. Working farm about the cottage - lots of sheep, cows - and Michael & Kathleen left lots of seed to keep a variety of birds come and go. Magic spot. Would be amazing too in summer. Our daughter and husband joined us and we found it a home from home. Highly recommend. (few unique touches but don't want to spoil any surprises for others). Nuala & Stephen (Dublin).
Visited October 2021
Written October 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kathleenheraghty
kathleenheraghty
Thank you for the lovely review and also the card and gift you left for us, there really was no need but very much appreciated, so glad you enjoyed your stay, hopefully we will see you again at The Tailor's Cottage.
Written November 8, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Companion40066
Companion40066
We had the best time in Kathleens cottage. Set in the most beautiful scenery, the tailors cottage was steeped in history. Kathleen anticipated our every need with a fire set for our arrival with plenty of turf, croissants, butter and jam and beautiful fresh flowers. Everything was perfect. Comfortable night sleep in perfect silence. I couldn’t recommend this cottage enough.
Visited September 2020
Written October 21, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tenny4
tenny4
Belfast, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed here on our 1st trip to donegal. Always went abroad and now cannot get over the beauty. The cottage is perfect cozy cottage to return to after your daily adventure.has everything you need. Games room great wee touch most days the kids wanted back to the cottage ha ha.. Literally 10-15 min drive to downings portsalon any direction, will be back. Loved it and miss it already.
Visited July 2020
Written July 19, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D
3 contributions
Lovely cottage in a peaceful location surrounded by beautiful scenery yet convenient to Carrigart. Kathleen was so welcoming. The woodburner was ready to light when we arrived and everything we needed for breakfast was provided including croissants and jam..The cottage was so cosy clean and comfortable with all mod cons. There is also a games room for children. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area and plenty of choice for eating out. The beaches are stunning and we enjoyed walking them with our dog. Hope to return next year.
Visited September 2019
Written September 12, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Highchair
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Private Yard
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tailor's Cottage - Fanad

The Tailor's Cottage - Fanad is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

The Tailor's Cottage - Fanad has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Tailor's Cottage - Fanad has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.