Recently restored in a traditional style, Dougherty's Cottage is a delightful traditional thatched Irish farm cottage located in a very peaceful rural setting near the village of Kerrykeel in North Donegal.
The building, which is over 100 years old, has been sympathetically restored to the highest standard, retaining many original features such as narrow slit windows, exposed ceiling beams and rough stonewalls which have been painted to give the original lime washed look
Fortunately, however, you do not have to sacrifice modern comforts as a modern kitchen, bathroom, and central heating have been sympathically added to the original cottage to create a top class self catering cottage.
The cottage has a beautiful rural setting and is sheltered by mature trees and well maintained outhouses - one of which has been converted into a childrens playroom. A 20 minute walk along a peaceful country road will bring you into the picturesque village of Kerrykeel - and to the shores of Mulroy Bay. Not far away (5 min walk) from the cottage is the impressive Gortnavern Dolmen - a Celtic burial landmark.
The village of Kerrykeel itself is centrally situated on the Fanad Peninsula. This beautiful peninsula stretches north from the village of Milford via Kerrykeel to Fanad Head and back down to the quaint Georgian village of Ramelton via Portsalon and Rathmullan. It has some of the most remarkable cliff scenery in Ireland. The peninsula has numerous bays, glorious beaches, rolling hills and numerous small lakes. On the eastern shores of the peninsula the renowned Knockalla coast road offers a spectacular drive overlooking Lough Swilly and the Inishowen hills.
A 10 minute drive from the holiday home will bring you to the seaside village of Portsalon where you will find a wonderful blue flag beach and a top class golf course. Portsalon Golf Club has been extensively redesigned in the last few years and is now one of the finest links courses in the North West of Ireland.
Dougherty's Traditional Cottage provides a unique holiday experience in a tranquil rural setting. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or simply want to unwind and relax this beautiful thatched cottage provides the ideal holiday base
The kitchen and dining area of this beautiful holiday home is housed in a large converted barn which adjoined the original building. The stained glass window high on the gable wall is where the original barn door was located. This window together with a large velux window and two traditional windows flood this room with natural light.
The kitchen itself has an electric oven and hob, a microwave, a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric kettle and toaster. Needless to say, there is a complete set of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Apart from the fitted kitchen units under the gable window, there is a kitchen dresser and a stylish dining table with 8 chairs
The holiday home, which is over 100 years old, has been sympathetically restored to the highest standard, retaining many original features such as narrow slit windows, exposed ceiling beams and rough stonewalls which have been painted to give the original limewashed look
The spacious living room in the cottage features a log burning stove and a comfortable furniture suite. For home entertainment there is a TV and DVD Player.
The holiday home has 4 comfortable bedrooms to sleep up to 10 people
Rest of Year
Weekends (2 nights)
Bank Holiday Weekends (3 nights)
Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period.
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