Maggie's Cottage - Glencolmcille, Glencolmcille

3 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 6

Maggie's Cottage - Glencolmcille


Traditional Property

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Maggies  Cottage is a traditional thatched Irish cottage set in a tranquil setting in the townland of Meenadiff 5 km east of Glencolmcille in Co Donegal. The cottage nestles into a hillside and overlooks a beautiful but sparsely populated valley. The road through the valley leads to the deserted famine village of Port – a true hidden gem of Donegal tourism. A 10 minute walk over the hills behind the cottage brings you to  Lough Geata – a very secluded fishing lake.

The Cottage

The cottage is almost 150 years old and ownership has remained with the same family down the years. The thatching is done in a local style and is replaced every 3 / 4 years. Inside there is a cosy cottage with 3 comfortable bedrooms –  two of the bedrooms and a shower room are in a modern extension to the original cottage. The sitting/living room has a multifuel stove and an initial supply of turf is supplied free of charge. Old style ornaments, pictures and crockery add to the cosy feeling of the room.

Glencolmcille

The Gaeltacht village of Glencolmcille is a short drive   - or a very pleasant 45 minute walk - from the cottage. This small village balancing on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean  is known far and wide for its Irish Hospitality, and particularly for its love of traditional Irish music and culture. The village has a petrol station, 2 grocery shops, post office, folk village, tourist information office, restaurant, and three pubs (with great fiddle music often to be found in Roarty's or Biddy's).


The area around the cottage is wonderful hill walking and rambling terrain. Sli Colmcille is a 70 km long route around the Slieve League Peninsula. It passes through Glencolmcille, Kilcar , Carrick, Glengesh, Ardara and Port.  Almost half of this route is coastal with the other half through glens and upland areas.


The area around Glencolmcille abounds with stunning scenery, from the spectacular cliffs at Slieve League to the deserted famine village at Port and from the beautiful Silver Strand beach in Malinbeg to the dramatic Glengesh Pass on the road to Ardara.
Glencolmcille is renowned for traditional Irish music. It is home to a unique style of fiddle music which is celebrated every year with a Fiddlers Week (the first week of August). Féile Ghleanncholmcille  is another annual summer festival when a great number of visitors arrive to join  in on the festivities that include traditional song and dance, workshops and open air concerts.

Glencolmcille is also well-known both nationally and internationally as the home of Oideas Gael, an Irish language learning Institute established in 1984 to promote the Irish language and culture.

Local Activities / Attractions

  • Visit the Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum - experience life as it was in the 1700's, 1800's and 1900's. The thatched cottages are exact replicas of those belonging to that era and are furnished accordingly.
  • Go sightseeing by boat to the spectacular Sliabh Liag and  Bunglas Cliffs.
  • Enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches in the locality -  Glencolmcille, Doonalt, and the wonderful Silver Strand in  Malinbeg
  • Visit the ruins of the famine village of Port - a hidden gem!
  • Learn Irish in a beautiful setting -  Oideas Gael in Glencolmcille runs highly acclaimed courses for adults in Irish language and culture. Enjoy the 'craic' while learning about a living culture
  • Ceol sa Ghleann - fiddle school at end of July
  • Visit Rossan Knitwear for a demonstration of weaving cloth and browse through their fine selection of traditional and fashion knitwear.
  • Partake in some of the craft courses available in the locality including painting, pottery, traditional music, bodhrán and flute playing.
  • Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk. Slí Colmcille is a  a Bealach na Gaeltachta Waymarked Way that goes from Kilcar to Ardara via Glencolmcille
  • Go sea angling, dolphin spotting or birdwatcing from Teelin Pier

Facilities & Living Space


Facilities

  • 3 bedrooms to sleep 6
  • shower room
  • traditional sitting/living room with solid fuel stove
  • comfortable furniture suite
  • traditional style kitchen dresser
  • old style ornaments and pictures
  • tv with sky freeview, dvd and video, stereo system
  • separate kitchen with dining area
  • electric hob and oven
  • microwave, fridge
  • dining table and 6 chairs
  • freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in outside shed
  • shed can be used to store bicycles etc
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • cot available
  • first bag of turf supplied free of charge
  • small enclosed front lawn with garden furniture
  • 10 minute walk over hills to Lough Geata
  • 6 km to shops, pubs etc in Glencolmcille
  • 7km to deserted famine village of Port
  • 18km to Heritage Town of Ardara
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base
  • ample parking
  • pets - please enquire 


Living Space


Living Room  Living Room

The homely sitting/living room in the cottage is comfortably furnished. Old style ornaments, pictures and crockery add to the cosy feeling. An initial supply of turf is supplied for the solid fuel stove.

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

The cottage has three comfortable bedrooms as follows:-

  • Bedroom1: Two double beds - Lovely countryside views.
  • Bedroom2: Double Bedroom
  • Bedroom3: Bedroom with 2 single beds.

 

Kitchen  Kitchen

The cottage kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge. A freezer, together with a washing machine and tumble dryer is located in a shed adjacent to the cottage. There is a dining table and 4 chairs a shelf style dining area with 2 chairs.HTML clipboard H1{font-family:arial,helvetica;font-size: 12pt;color: black} 


Tariff



Season

Tariff

Easter

€ 450

July/ August

€ 450

May/June

€ 375

Sept/Oct

€ 375

Rest of Year

€ 250

Christmas

€ 400

New Year

€ 400

Weekends

€ 225

Bank Holiday Weekends

€ 250



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

What's Included

  • bed linen and towels

What's Not Included

  • electricity (metered)
  • central heating (metered)

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property listed here since 2010
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Sat Nav:Latitude: 54.7285
 Longitude: -8.628

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