Photo gallery

The Little Irish Cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way - Experience the Real Ireland

Star Rating



4.8 / 5Exceptional
18 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Glengesh Pass
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    International Applachian Trail
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Assaranca Falls
    16 min drive
  • Airport
    Donegal (CFN)
    56 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Book online or call:

  • The Little Irish Cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way - Experience the Real Ireland

    Room Amenities

    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 6
    More details

About this area


Located in Crowkeeragh, this cottage is in a rural location and by the ocean. Glencolmcille Folk Village and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Glengesh Pass and Ardara Fort.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Glengesh Pass - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    International Applachian Trail - 10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ardara Heritage Centre - 11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Assaranca Falls - 16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Visitor Centre - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Donegal (CFN) - 56 min drive

About this property

The Little Irish Cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way - Experience the Real Ireland

Beautiful 150 year old cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way in west Donegal. Tastefully modernized with free wifi. Three double bedrooms sleeps up to 6 people. Full family bathroom with tub and separate shower cubicle, and second shower room with power shower and WC. Fully equipped kitchen and separate laundry/ utility room. Living room with traditional Donegal open fireplace. Oil fired central heating. Bed linen and towels provided free of charge. Household essentials including cleaning products and basic food items supplied. Please note that weekend stays of 2 nights are available. Please contact me for details. A traditional Irish cottage, well over 150 years old, in west Donegal, Ireland, situated right on the Wild Atlantic Way close to beautiful deserted Atlantic beaches, traditional Irish pubs and some of the most spectacular scenery in western Europe. Why not come to Ireland for the craic! Our beautiful family holiday home is decorated in a traditional but comfortable manner and can sleep up to six people. The cottage is at least 150 years old but has been sympathetically modernized and extended and has three bedrooms, all with double beds. There is a family bathroom with full sized bath and separate shower cubicle and an en suite WC and shower room to the main bedroom. The fully equipped kitchen has a full sized oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, juicer, kettle and microwave. There is plenty of cookware, There is also an additional drinks fridge. The separate laundry room contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and iron. There is a good sized wildflower garden and parking for several cars. The cottage is in a remote rural area (on the edge of Crocknamurrin Mountain Bog - a Natural Heritage area) but only a short drive from the heritage village of Ardara, and is incredibly peaceful. The cottage is full of books, fiction and non-fiction, there are board games, a radio and CD player with selection of CDs and an MP3 docking station/ speaker. The cottage is furnished with family pieces and some antiques. There is no television or telephone - this is a complete get-away-from-it-all location - but there is free wifi and a DVD player to watch the selection of movies provided. You can sit by a traditional turf fire in the evenings with a relaxing drink and really feel that you are hiding away from the world. The sun does not set until after 10pm in summer and it is beautiful to sit outside on long summer evenings watching the sun set into the west. The village of Ardara is only a few miles away through the glorious scenery of the Glengesh Pass and has loads of pubs and restaurants. Nancy's Bar and the Corner House enjoy fully deserved worldwide reputations for traditional music and craic. Ardara is the centre of the Donegal knitwear and weaving industry and there are many shops selling locally produced garments in wool and tweed. In the other direction, the quaint villages of Carrick, Kilcar and Glencolumbcille nestle in spectacular scenery, and the cliffs at Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in western Europe, are a must-see and less than 10 miles from the cottage. Surfing is popular at many of the Atlantic beaches nearby, particularly Tramore at Rosbeg, Rossnowlagh and Dooey Strand. Finally, the most beautiful beach in Donegal and perhaps Ireland (in my opinion) is at Maghera which is very close by. There are plans to extend the International Appalachian Trail to this part of Donegal and there are way marked trails for walkers in the area (less than 1 mile away). Ardara was named the best village in Ireland to live in, and one of the top 5 places (village, town, city etc) to live in by the Irish Times in June 2012. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0618/1224318138559.html Other items available: Hairdryer Straightening irons Alarm clock radio Beach towels Beach chairs x2 Garden furniture

Property manager

property manager

Colette Hall

Speaks English, French



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

Property is also known as

  • Little Irish Cottage Wild Atlantic Way Experience Real Ireland
  • Little Irish Wild Atlantic Way Experience Real Ireland
  • Little Irish Cottage Wild Atlantic Way Experience Real Ireland
  • Little Irish Cottage Wild Atlantic Way Experience Real Ireland

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 double bed

Bedroom 2

1 double bed

Bedroom 3

1 double bed

Other sleeping area 1

1 sleep sofa/futon

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Laundry Facilities


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Windsurfing, cave exploring, and hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Sleeps 6

Nearby things to do


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Perfect way to get away from the business of modern day life, where you can switch off, go exploring and just be with your thoughts and the tranquillity of of your surroundings

Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

The cottage is as per pictures...very sweet and homely. Beds are comfortable and linen was plentiful

Previous occupants had left any leftover supplies so anything you may have forgotten to bring could be there. Plenty of books,music,dvds etc. If it's remoteness you seek you'll find it here. Ardara's stores will supply all fire needs as well as groceries...Nancy's serves the very best Guinness I've EVER tasted..That's going some! All in all a great holiday.

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic time

The cottage was everything it said it would be and more. We wanted peace and quiet and we certainly got it and never wanted for anything as all was provided. Great location to explore the surrounding area. I can't recommend it highly enough.

5/5 Excellent

Great New Year

Spent New Year with friends Lovely time Great home as always

5/5 Excellent

Great Stay

As normal really enjoyed this lovely cottage and can't wait to be back Colette your home is lovely

Tell us how we can improve our site