Cruit Island Cottage - Cruit Island, Cruit Island

3 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 6

Cruit Island Cottage - Cruit Island

Sea ViewsOpen FireCot & Highchair

Cruit Island Cottage is located in a wonderful setting on Cruit Island near  Kincasslagh. The holiday home enjoys spectacular views over the rugged West Donegal coastline towards Errigal Mountain on the mainland and is only 200 metres from one of the islands numerous sandy beaches.

This bright and airy cottage features an attractive open plan ground floor with a spiral staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms and a gallery style living area. Local turf is supplied for the open fireplace.

Cruit Island

Cruit Island itself is one of the main islands of the Rosses, now linked to the mainland by a bridge near Kincasslagh. It is one of a chain of islands which act as a natural breakwater, protecting the West Donegal coast from the storms which regularly come in from the Atlantic. These islands form an arc, beginning with Owey Island in the north through Cruit, Arranmore, Inishkeeragh, Rutland, Inishfree and Inishal.

Cruit has some of the most beautiful - and uncrowded -  beaches in Donegal. The island has a uniquely rugged landscape featuring some spectacular rockscapes. It is mainly flat with narrow winding roads making it ideal walking terrain. The island is also an excellent base for shore angling. The charming 9 hole Cruit Island Golf Club is less than 5 minutes from the holiday home

Cruit Island is also an E.U. designated "Special Area of Conservation". The island dunes are home to a variety of wild flowers and rare bird-life.

The cottage is located 5km from Carrickfinn Airport with direct flights to Dublin and Glasgow Prestwick.

Local Activities / Attractions

  • Golf on nearby Cruit Island Golf Club  – a challenging 9 hole course.
  • Enjoy peaceful walks, deserted beaches, magnificent rockscapes, a wealth of wild flowers and rare bird-life - all on your doorstep.
  • Try some of the local award winning restaurants in the region - Danny Minnies in Annagry  or the Lobster Pot in Burtonport
  • Visit Leo’s Tavern in Meenaleck – the home of world renowned Clannad and Enya
  • Take a trip around the spectacular Bloody Foreland
  • Visit Dunlewey Lakeside Centre - Facilities include restaurant, tea-room, craft shop,  adventure play areas, pets & animals, storytelling, boat trips on Dunlewey Lake, guided tours and weaving demonstrations.
  • Take a day trip to  Aranmore, Tory Island or Gola Island.
  • Climb  Errigal Mountain
  • Visit Glenveagh National Park, with 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood and bogs. Glenveagh contains the largest red deer population in Europe.  Within the National Park Glenveagh Castle and gardens are well worth a visit on their own

Facilities & Living Space


  • 3 bedrooms to sleep up to 7 (1 ensuite)
  • bathroom on ground floor - shower room on first floor
  • open plan ground floor with comfortable furniture
  • main living area has an open fireplace
  • WIFI
  • tv with all freesat channels, cd/stereo
  • spiral staircase to first floor gallery with living area
  • kitchen and dining area with tiled floor
  • fully fitted kitchen
  • electric oven and gas hob
  • microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • dining table and 6 chairs
  • first floor gallery/ living area with double size daybed
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • stairgate available
  • coal /turf supplied
  • 2 separate decking areas with patio furniture
  • 200 metres to waters edge
  • 5 min drive to Cruit Island Golf Club
  • 5 min drive to shops, pubs etc in Kincasslagh
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base
  • ample parking
  • pets on request- no smoking inside cottage
  • travel cot and high chair
  • washing machine

Living Space

Kitchen and Dining Area  Kitchen and Dining Area

The holiday cottage features an open plan ground floor with stylish kitchen and dining area. The fitted kitchen  features modern conveniences including electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher,washing machine, fridge/ freezer and microwave – plus all the cutlery, crockery & glassware you would require

Patio doors lead out to two separate decking areas - one to the rear and one to the side of the cottage -  the latter enjoying wonderful views towards Errigal Mountain.


Living Area  Living Area

When you want to spend time indoors to enjoy the comfort within the holiday cottage, the tastefully decorated living area features an open fireplace and a comfortable furniture suite. A spiral staircase leads to the upstairs bedrooms and a gallery style living area. Turf and coal are supplied for the fire.

The bright gallery on the first floor represents a second living area in the holiday cottage. it also enjoys wonderful sea, island and mountain views

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

The main cottage bedroom on the ground floor has ensuite facilities. On the first floor there are two more bedrooms both with twin single beds. These rooms are adjacent to a shower room. In addition, the first floor gallery style living area has a double size pull out day bed. The cottage bathroom is located on the ground floor.




July / August

€ 650

/ June / Sept

€ 600

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
  • towels
  • electricity
  • central heating
  • supplies of coal and turf
  • Free wifi

Contact the owner

Contact: Gerard
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2009
Telephone:+353 86 0577990
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.0215
 Longitude: -8.4127

What they say

 We had a wonderful holiday at the cottage and on Cruit.The peaceful location of it was just perfect and no matter what we needed to use from a stew pan to a torch it was here and we where delighted.Everything so perfect and so comfortable-The children loved sitting up in the gallery watching dvds and having no TV in the lounge was brilliant.It was lovely to sit by the fire with a book and chill out.We would love to come back and would definitely recommend the cottage.



Brian,Geraldine and family -Dublin

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