Annies Cottage - Ardara, Ardara

3 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 7

Annies Cottage - Ardara

Traditional PropertyOpen FireCot & Highchair

Annie’s Cottage is a charming, cosy, comfortable and welcoming cottage located in a peaceful countryside setting. It is situated on its own private grounds within a gated driveway, adjacent to a working livestock farm, just 4km outside of the bustling Heritage Town of Ardara.    

Annie’s Cottage provides a wonderful holiday experience in a tranquil rural setting. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or simply want to unwind and relax Annie’s Cottage provides the ideal holiday base in this wonderful part of Donegal.

Interior of Cottage

The cottage has 3 bedrooms to sleep 7 comfortably with the option of an extra 2 in a pull out sofa bed. The comfortable sitting room has an open fireplace and a flat screen TV with DVD Player.  The integrated kitchen is fully equipped for a self catering holiday. There are 2 dining areas inside the house and a picnic table outside. The cottage is completely fenced in and has a small garden. 

The Heritage Town of Ardara

Ardara is a picturesque village and has long been a centre for hand weaving and quality knitwear. Tweed is still hand-woven in the town today on manual wooden hand looms.  It is also famous for its traditional Irish music and numerous festivals. Ardara was named ‘Best Village to Live In' by the Irish Times in 2012, and in April 2014, named one of the seven ‘Prettiest Towns in Ireland’ by Frommers.  It is an excellent base for exploring Donegals’ Wild Atlantic Way.

In Ardara you will find a warm welcome, great food, wine and regular live music sessions.  There are many quaint little shops to explore and browse in during your visit offering the best of unique Donegal crafted designs, handmade knitwear and tweeds, pottery and jewellery.

The Festival Capital of Donegal

Ardara Festivals include:

  • Ardara Agricultural Show:  It is a celebration of the richness of rural Ireland’s traditions.  It is a fantastic family event with live entertainment for kids and adults and an endless list of competitions and displays of fine local craft work.
  • Cup of Tae Festival: An annual traditional Irish music event.  It consists of traditional music sessions in the local pubs, workshops and a music summer school making up the bulk of the events, with the odd lecture thrown in.  This festival particularly concentrates on the Donegal style of fiddle playing, though there are also workshops for flute, whistle, accordion, piano and voice.
  • Ardara International Walking Festival offers short, medium & strenuous guided walks to suit all abilities.
  • The Melting Pot Festival is a multicultural celebration incorporating many different ethnic cultures.  A diverse mix of Music, Song, Dance, Food, Workshops, Exhibitions and Displays that are celebrated over a number of days in the village of Ardara.   

Further information can be obtained at

South West Donegal

This wild and unspoilt area offers breathtaking views of mountains; heather dusted hills, bog lands, lakes and has a spectacular coastline. There are many wonderful scenic tracks and trails that can be easily explored by car, foot, boat and bicycle.  This area is noted for its rugged natural beauty.  Scenic highlights in the locality include Narin Blue Flag Sandy Beach, the peaceful Bonny Glen Wood, the attractive Assaranca Waterfall, the beautiful Maghera Beach and Caves and the breathtaking Glengesh Pass.  There is an abundance of local activities which include golfing, surfing, hill walking/ hiking, bird watching, fishing (sea, lake and river), deep sea diving, cycling and horse-riding.

Local Attractions / Amenities

  • Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk such as the nearby Bonny Glen Wood marked walking trails and the Bluestack Way and Slí Colmcille National waymarked trails.
  • Fish on the River Owenea Fishery between Ardara and Glenties, one of the best salmon and trout rivers in the county.
  • Enjoy beautiful unspoilt nearby beaches at Narin, Rosbeg, Dorleens and Maghera.
  • Golf at Narin & Portnoo Golf Club or play pitch and putt at nearby Sandfield (3 minutes from Annie’s Cottage).
  • Visit some of the many ancient monuments in the locality including Ardara Fort at Hillhead, the Kilclooney Dolmen and Centre and Lough Doon Ring Fort near the coastal villages of Narin and Portnoo.
  • Explore the local Sheskin More Nature Reserve.
  • Visit the Ardara Heritage Centre – once the Ardara Courthouse, this centre has an exhibition on the history of Donegal tweed since the 19th Century using text, photography, artefacts, audio visual displays and demonstrations.
  • Take a trip on the Fintown Railway - the only working railway in County Donegal which runs along the shores of the stunning Lough Finn
  • Take a trip to some of Donegal’s top attractions - Glenveagh National Park, the Slieve League Sea Cliffs and the Glencolmcille Folk Museum.

Facilities & Living Space


  • 3 bedrooms to sleep 7
  • pull out sofa bed to sleep extra 2
  • bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle (electric)
  • comfortable sitting room with open fireplace and wooden floor
  • 3 piece furniture suite
  • flatscreen tv and dvd player
  • radio / cd player
  • selection of books, games, dvds and cds
  • fitted integrated kitchen with tiled floor
  • double electric oven, gas hobs, microwave
  • dishwasher
  • fridge freezer
  • 4 seater dining table in kitchen area
  • separate dining area
  • large farmhouse dining table - seats 6
  • washing machine and tumble dryer in separate utility
  • iron and ironing board, hairdryer
  • outside clothes line
  • property completely fenced in
  • small enclosed garden
  • picnic table
  • ample parking
  • sorry - no pets - no smoking
  • 4km to Ardara
  • 4km to Kilclooney
  • 10km to Rosbeg
  • 6km to Narin - Portnoo
  • 10km to Rosbeg
  • 13km to Glenties
  • 21km to Killybegs
  • 32km to Donegal Town
  • 32km to Slieve League
  • 40km to Donegal Airport

Living Space

Living Room  Living Room

Relax in the comfortable sitting room in front of an open fireplace. The room is furnished with a 3 seater, 2 seater and an armchair. For home entertainment there is a flatscreen tv, dvd player and cd player. A selection of books, games, DVDs and CDs are available.


Kitchen  Kitchen

The holiday cottage has a well equipped kitchen with tiled floor. Appliances available include a double electric oven, gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is a small dining table in the kitchen area with 4 chairs.
A separate utility has a washing machine and tumble dryer.


Dining Area  Dining Area

The cottage has a separate dining area with a large farmhouse dining table which seats 6,
Outside there is a picnic table.


Bedrooms  Bedrooms

Accommodation in Annies Cottage is as follows:-

  • Bedroom 1: Family Room -1 Double and 1 Single bed. 
  • Bedroom2:  Double Bed. 
  • Bedroom3:  Twin Room. (also pull out sofa bed sleeps 2 located in the living area)

There is a bathroom on ground floor with separate bath and separate electric shower cubicle





€ 600


€ 500

Easter / Christmas

€ 550

New Year

€ 600

Rest of Year

€ 450

Weekends ( 2 nights)

€ 250

Weekends ( 3 nights)

€ 295

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
  • electricity
  • central heating

Contact the owner

Contact: Nuala
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2016
Telephone:00353 89 2553883
Sat Nav:Latitude: 54.793
 Longitude: -8.4266

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