Willies Cottage - Fintown, Fintown

3 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 10

Willies Cottage - Fintown


Pets AllowedOpen FireCot & Highchair

Willies Cottage is a recently renovated 3 bedroom traditional Irish cottage situated just 1 km from the scenic village of Fintown in the heart of Co Donegal. 

The cottage comprises of 3 bedrooms including 1 en-suite bedroom, 1 bathroom and large open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area. This cottage has been tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard with the traditional stone faced open fireplace providing the perfect setting after a long day touring and exploring this spectacular and unique part of Ireland. The property also provides an outside shed for storing bicycles, fishing rods etc.

While the cottage is situated in a peaceful and tranquil location, a number of bustling towns such as Dungloe, Glenties, Ardara, Ballybofey and Letterkenny are all within a 15 to 25 minute drive.

Surrounding Area

Fintown itself is a quaint village located on the banks of Lough Finn between Letterkenny and Glenties.  The village is situated in the centre of Donegal and is surrounded by rugged mountains, deep glens and numerous lakes – every turn on the road in this beautiful area can unfold a new and stunning landscape.

Lough Finn is a breathtaking 3 miles long lake and is a half mile wide at its widest point. The lake lies under the shadow Aghla Mountain (589m, 1961 ft) and Screig Mountain and the sight of these tree clad mountains reflected on the lake is one of the most impressive inland views in Donegal.

The River Finn which meanders through the area is recognised as one of the finest salmon rivers in Ireland and attracts anglers from far and wide. Permits for the excellent fly fishing in the Fintown area can be obtained from the Railway Inn which is within walking distance of the holiday cottage.

The Fintown Railway is a restored section of the former County Donegal Railway and is the only working railway in County Donegal.  Set amidst dramatic highland scenery  this narrow gauge railway runs for 5km along the shores of  Lough Finn. This setting prompted the renowned international playwright Brian Friel to announce “What is on offer is a unique journey along the shores of a lake as grand as any in Switzerland or Minnesota”

An Ideal Base for Walking 

The area around Willies Cottage is wonderful rambling and hill walking terrain. There are several signposted routes in the locality. Passing through Fintown is Sli Na Finne which is a section of the Bealach na Gaeltachta Waymarked Way. This route provides the most beautiful scenery and exhilarating walking imaginable. Just beyond the nearby village of Doochary is access to Sli na Rossan – a walking route around the rugged Rosses area of West Donegal. To the south of the cottage lie the Bluestack Mountains which are renowned for their hill walking routes. Located 25km to the north of the holiday cottage is the magnificent Glenveagh National Park.  With mountains, glens and lakes this park is a walkers paradise.

Willies Cottage is also situated in Donegal's Gaeltacht Lar (central Gaeltacht) which is located between Gweebara Bay, Gleann Fhinne, and Glendowen. The Irish Language is spoken here and traditions of Irish song, dance and folklore prevail. Music sessions can be found in the pubs of  Fintown village – The Railway Inn and Teach Ceol.

Willies Cottage is also with easy driving distance of 3 of Donegal’s most popular tourist towns – Ardara, Glenties and Dungloe. All have major festivals and organised events including The Mary from Dungloe International Festival, the Patrick McGill Summer School in Glenties and The Cup o’Tae festival in Ardara.  Indeed Ardara is known as the” Festival Capital of Donegal” and has a full programme of events throughout the year.

Local Attractions / Activities

  • An Mhuc Dhubh, Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway.
  • Narin and Dooey Beaches.
  • A large number of fishing hotspots including the Gweebarra, Owenea and Finn rivers.
  • Narin and Portnoo golf club.
  • Glenveagh National Park.
  • Gartan Outdoor Pursuits Centre.
  • Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre in Dungloe

Willies 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 charming cottage provides the ideal holiday base

Facilities & Living Space


Facilities

  • 3 bedrooms to sleep up to 10 people ( 1 ensuite )
  • bathroom with electric shower
  • open plan design
  • living area has a traditional stone faced open fireplace
  • tastefully furnished and decoratred
  • large tv, dvd player
  • bright kitchen area with modern fitted units
  • electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer
  • washing machine and tumble dryer
  • dining area has table and 6 chairs
  • iron and ironing board, outside clothes line
  • garden to the front of the cottage
  • outside shed for storage - bicycles etc
  • bbq equipment available on request
  • 1km to Fintown
  • 5km to Doochary
  • 15km to Glenties
  • 18km to Dungloe
  • ideal touring base - central location in County Donegal


Living Space


Living Area  Living Area

This newly renovated cottage has an open plan design. The living area has a lovely stone clad fireplace which acts as a warm focal point. The area is comfortably furnished and has a large tv and dvd player.

 

Kitchen with Dining Area  Kitchen with Dining Area

The bright kitchen area has modern cream coloured fitted units. Appliances available include electric cooker, microwave and fridge freezer, The adjacent dining area has a table and 6 chairs. A washing machine and tumble dryer are also available.

 

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

Accommodation in the holiday home is as follows:-

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Double bed - Sleeps 4 people
  • Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, 1 Single Bed - Sleeps 3 people - Ensuite
  • Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed, 1 Single Bed - Sleeps 3 people

There is also a bathroom with electric shower


Tariff



Season

Tariff

July/August

€ 450

May/June/September

€ 400

Easter Week

€ 450

Christmas/New Year

€ 450

Rest of Year

€ 350

Weekends (2 nights)

€ 200

Bank Holiday Weekends (3 nights)

€ 300



Booking Details

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid on arrival.

  • check in 4pm, check out 11am
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement

What's Included

  • bed linen and towels
  • electricity
  • central heating

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Contact the owner

Contact: Owen
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2013
Telephone:00353 87 2209299
 00353 74 9546123
 
Sat Nav:Latitude: 54.88
 Longitude: -8.1495

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