Holiday Cottages, Glenties
The village of Glenties is a five times winner of Ireland's Tidy Towns competition. Located in the heart of the Donegal Mountains, at the meeting point of the two glens on the northwest edge of the Blue Stack Mountains, it is the largest centre of population in the Parish of Inniskeel. Surrounded by majestic mountains on three sides, the western side of the valley opens out into the Atlantic Ocean. With its abundance of trees and bushes, contrasting sharply with the treeless mountains of the approaches, the town has been described as an oasis. All around the glens and mountains are scenic walks and drives which tempt the visitor into exploration by car, bicycle or foot. Along the rugged coast are bays, beaches and beautiful coastal scenery.
The outstanding scenery around Glenties provides a popular location for film and TV producers. The Hanging Gale was filmed here and most recently Dancing at Lughnasa in which Meryl Streep plays the leading role is based in the town. She also attended the premiere of the film in Glenties. This part of Donegal has always been noted for its strong tradition of Irish music and Glenties has a flourishing traditional music school which is constantly turning out a new generation of musicians. To experience this tradition at its best, visit the town on the first weekend of October when the "Fiddlers Weekend" attracts fiddlers from many parts of Ireland and around the world.
Holiday Properties in Glenties
Johnnys Cottage - Glenties
Recently renovated, this 2 bedroom traditional cottage is located 2 miles from Glenties village, in Co. Donegal. The cottage acts as an excellent central base for a holiday in Donegal, only 30 minutes from Letterkenny, Ballybofey, and Donegal town. It is 20 minutes from nearest sandy beach at Portnoo, and about 10 … full listing
Ocean View Cottage
A newly built luxury holiday home with three bedrooms to sleep eight. Located on an elevated site, there are fabulous panoramic coastal vistas over the Gweebarra Estuary and out to sea. It is also an ideal touring base, situated some 6km from the nearest town, which is Glenties, off a minor road, … full listing
Wood Park House
Wood Park House is a modern 5 bedroom holiday home located in the townland of Letterilly 3 km west of Glenties in South West Donegal. The holiday home is situated on the main road between Glenties and the popluar seaside villages of Narin and Portnoo. The fabulous Blue Flag … full listing
Owenea Lodge is situated 1km from the picturesque town of Glenties (3 time winner of all Ireland Tidy Town Competition) and 5km from Ardara, famous for its Hand-woven tweed and hand knit sweaters. Its quiet, private location is perfectly situated for visitors to see the very best of Donegal. The Lodge is … full listing
Originally built in 1916, this beautifully restored 2 bedroom traditional stone cottage is located atop a height in the tranquil area known as Derries, with beautiful scenery all around and fishing and hikes within walking distance it is the ideal location for anyone looking for a country retreat. If you are in … full listing
Glenview Cottage is a lovely 3 bedroom cottage located in the popular west Donegal town of Glenties. This cottage can accommodate up to 9 people and is just 5 minutes walk away from the centre of the town. All the amenities in Glenties - shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants - are close … full listing