Holly Glen Cottage - Ardara, Ardara

4 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 9

Holly Glen Cottage - Ardara


Open FireCot & Highchair

The cottage lies approximately two miles south west of Ardara, off the road to Glencolumbkille and  Carrick. It is situated on the lower slopes of a spur that rises to form a peak known as Crocknapeast,  at the entrance to the narrow valley, before the road winds up to the spectacular Glengesh Pass.

A short steep driveway at the entrance, brings one up to the elevated property, and the cottage. There are four bedrooms to sleep up to nine, with the two upstairs bedrooms each having an en-suite. The welcoming lounge has a lovely stone faced open fireplace, and an open entrance to a modern fully fitted kitchen.

The dining area is situated in the light filled sun-room, to the side of the kitchen. Just outside the sun-room, a sheltered patio area, with comfortable outdoor furniture, where depending on the weather, one can enjoy a barbeque, or a sun-downer with spectacular views.

The cottage is well insulated against the elements, and is fully double glazed, with oil fired central heating for the colder months. There are great views of the surrounding countryside from all the windows, especially from those that look south, up the Glengesh valley towards the pass.

Ardara is a picturesque village, situated at the centre of three peninsulas, and is set in a valley near the mouth of the Owentocker River, just before it enters Loughros-More Bay. Visitors can see the weaving centres where the world famous Donegal tweed is spun, and enjoy other crafts such as hand-knitting and embroidery. Visit the town Heritage Centre to find out more about the story of Donegal Tweed, from the shearing of the sheep to the manufacture and completion of the beautiful woven cloth.

Festivals of Ardara

May - The “Cup of Tae” Festival
Honouring the best musicians in traditional music with School of Music on most instruments. Four top concerts and Traditional music in all pubs.
May - The Rectors Charity Cycle
June - Music Festival Weekend
June - The Melting Pot - A multicultural event of Ethnic Music, Dance and Food~
July - Bluegrass Festival
August - Ardara Agricultural Show
One of the top agricultural shows in Ireland.
October - The Ardara Traditional Irish Dancing Weekend
November - The Matchmaking Weekend
Incorporating Blind Date, Speed Dating & Matchmaking. Music in all pubs.
January - Country & Western Music Festival
Featuring Top Irish Showbands & Dancing Classes & Country Music in all pubs.
March - The International Walking Festival
Ardara's renowned Walking Festival with Short, Medium & Strenuous walks. Céilí, Barn & Set Dancing nightly with schools of dance in Barn, Céilí and Sets throughout the day.

Local Attractions

  • Iniskeel Island, with St Connell's Church and two Cross Slabs.
  • Lough Doon Ring Fort.
  • Kilclooney, Portal Dolmen.
  • Cloney Wood Forest walk.
  • Ardara Fort at Hillhead.
  • Maghera Caves.
  • Assaranca Falls near Maghera.
  • Glengesh Pass.
  • The Dorleens, Loughros Point.

Facilities & Living Space


Facilities

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • main living area has open fireplace
  • tv, cd/stereo, dvd
  • fully fitted kitchen
  • electric hob and oven
  • microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • cot, highchair and stair-gate available on request
  • bed linen provided free of charge
  • patio area with patio furniture and barbeque
  • 10 mins to lovely sandy beach
  • 5 mins to shops, pub etc in Ardara
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base
  • ample parking
  • lovely views


Living Space


Kitchen  Kitchen

The kitchen faces the rear, and is connected with the lounge, and has two side doors, leading to a utility room on the left, and the sun room, where the dining area, is located on the right.
The kitchen is fully equipped, with modern units and appliances, including an electric hob and oven, a large double door fridge-freezer, a microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster, as well as essential crockery, cutlery and cookware.
The adjoining utility room has the washing machine, iron and ironing board, and there is a separate toilet and wash basin.

Living Room  Living Room

The lounge lies between the hallway and the kitchen and is positioned on the south-western corner of the building.
The warmth of the solid pine floors is contrasted by the cooler green of the walls.
A large stone built traditional, open hearth fireplace is the main feature of the room - surrounded by comfortable seating, and there are recesses or niches in the walls for shelving books or ornaments.
The TV has a DVD, and there is a modern cd-radio-cassette-turntable that resembles an old 78 phonogram.
The initial impression, with the stone and woodwork, gives one a sense of being in an older country-farm house.

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

The cottage can sleep eight in four bedrooms
Two upstairs bedrooms each have double beds, large walk-in cupboards, and en-suite bathrooms.
With the two downstairs bedrooms; the one facing the front has a double bed, and the other, facing the rear, has a two single beds.

Bathroom  Bathroom

The main bathroom is downstairs, and it has a bath, basin and toilet.
The two en-suites are upstairs, and they each have a separate shower, basin and toilet.
There is also a separate downstairs wash basin and toilet next to the utility room.

Sun Room  Sun Room

The sun room with the dining area, is positioned on the southern side of the cottage, and is well illuminated by natural light through windows on three sides, and two sky-lights above. From here, one can enjoy views of the surrounding countryside overlooking the Glengesh Valley.
A sheltered patio area lies just outside the sun room, and should the weather be suitable, one can dine outside on the patio furniture provided.


Tariff



Season

Tariff

July/Aug

€ 650

May/Jun/Sep/Oct

€ 550

Rest of Year

€ 500

Weekend (2 nights)

€ 350

Weekend (3 nights)

€ 450

Christmas/New Year

€ poa

Easter week

€ 500



Booking Details

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period.

  • check in 4pm, check out 11am
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement
  • Book any week in Hollyglen and return at no additional charge to enjoy a weekend break later in the year

What's Included

  • bed linen
  • initial supply of fuel provided

What's Not Included

  • please supply own towels
  • electricity by € 2 coin meter
  • central heating € 1 coin meter

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Contact the owner

Contact: Mary
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2008
Telephone:00353 87 6878614
 00353 74 9537060
 
Sat Nav:Latitude: 54.7439
 Longitude: -8.4345

What they say

Unbelievable setting,fantastic views from a beautiful house. Very tastefully decorated and well worth another visit

Middleton Family, England

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