Foxhall Cottage - Letterkenny, Letterkenny

3 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 6

Foxhall Cottage - Letterkenny

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Foxhall Cottage is a spacious three bedroom dwelling that sleeps up 8 people. It has a fully fitted kitchen and dining area with seating area to one side. The kitchen and seating areas have nice countryside views over the Swilly River valley. This cottage has private access to river fishing along the River Swilly.

There 3 bedrooms, 1 ensuite and a large bathroom with corner bath and shower. The main living room is located to the front of the house and is equipped with tv and dvd. It features leather furniture and an open fireplace.

Outside, the property is landscaped, and has a large cement paved area around the house with safe parking at front and back doors. 

Local Area

The area lies roughly in the centre of county Donegal, just 4 miles west of letterkenny on the eastern side of the Glenveigh National Park, with the Derryveagh Mountains just visible in the west behind the hill. There are four interconnected lakes in the immediate vicinity, they are Lough Akibbon, Lough Nacally, Lough Claggan, and the largest one  which is Gartan Lough. There is also a much smaller one called Lough Beg.

Apart from its natural scenic beauty, Gartan Lough, has on its shores, The Gartan Outdoor Education Centre. A popular destination for adventure holiday enthusiasts. If you want to maximise your enjoyment of the rugged outdoors, canoeing, kayaking, mountain climbing, abseiling, hiking, whether in lake, sea, rivers, islands, hills, mountain crags, sea cliffs or forests, this is the place.

The Colmcille Heritage Centre

This centre houses a unique interpretative exhibition featuring the life and times of Saint Colmcille Columba - Patriarch of the Irish monastic system and founder of the Scottish Church. St Comlcilles birthplace is situated about 2km from the House, and the site is marked by a large stone cross. There are also two sacred stones around which various superstitions have spread. Pregnant women pray at the Natal Stone to ensure a safe delivery, while the Stone of Loneliness warded off the anguish of homesickness and was popular for those about to emigrate.

Glebe Gallery

On the opposite bank of Gartan, lies the Glebe Gallery. A Regency house set in woodland gardens beside the lake. The house was originally a Church of Ireland Rectory and became the long time home of the late artist Derek Hill in the 1950’s. The Glebe is decorated with William Morris wallpapers and textiles and has Islamic and Japanese art. The Derek Hill permanent collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists, including Picasso and Kokosha, as well as Irish and Italian artists. There is also a tearoom.

The village of Churchhill is an ideal base for a hill walking or sightseeing holiday in Donegal. As its name suggests, the village is located on a small hilltop and has lovely views over the Donegal landscape. It has three pubs. Wilkins Bar, McClaffertys, and Callaghans, where you can go for a drink and a meal, enjoy music and entertainment, traditional and modern, on both midweek and week-end nights.

Local Attractions:

  • Glenveigh National Park: A 10 minute drive away from the holiday home this magnificent national park is home to herds of red deer and golden eagles
  • Gartan Outdoor Pursuits Centre: Situated on the shores of Loch Gartan this is a very popular destination for adventure holiday enthusiasts.
  • Glebe House and Gallery: Located next door.This is a Regency house built in 1828 set in woodland and decorated with William Morris textiles, Islamic and Japanese art. The renowned Derek Hill Art Collection is housed here
  • Ards Forest Park:  One of the most beautiful and most varied of Ireland's forest parks. Bays, rivers, loughs, beaches, valleys, viewing points, deer enclosures and historic monuments are woven together by a series of fascina

Facilities & Living Space


  • 3 bedrooms to sleep up 8 people
  • main bedroom is ensuite
  • all bedrooms on ground floor
  • bathroom with larger corner bath + shower
  • living room with open fireplace
  • saorview tv with dvd
  • fully fitted kitchen
  • dining table and chairs
  • electric oven and gas hob
  • microwave and dishwasher
  • fridge and freezer
  • washing machine and tumble dryer
  • iron and ironing board
  • seating area adjacent to kitchen
  • views over Swilly valley
  • ample safe car parking
  • peaceful and quiet rural area
  • 20 min drive to Glenveagh National Park
  • 5 min drive to Aura Swimming pool
  • 5 min drive to Letterkenny
  • private access to river fishing

Living Space


The large kitchen is located to the rear of the house and has lovely views over the River Swilly valley. To one side of the kitchen there is a seating area (in addition to the main sitting room)

  • fully fitted kitchen with electric oven and gas hob
  • dining table and 6 chairs
  • microwave and dishwasher
  • washing machine and tumble dryer


  Living Room

The living room is located to the front of the house, features and open fireplace and is equipped with saorview tv and dvd.



Foxhall cottage has 3 ground floor bedrooms to accommodate up to 8 adults.

  • Bedroom 1: double ensuite with fitted wardrobes
  • Bedroom 2: double with wash hand basin and fitted wardrobes
  • Bedroom 3: twin bedroom with sliderobes

Beds can be singles / double (king size)


The family bathroom is adjacent to the 3 bedrooms and has a large corner bath  and shower over the bath




Booking Details

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid four weeks prior to the letting period.

Damage/security deposit is payable in €100/£100 cash on arrrival and is refundable when all is left clean  and undamaged. A charge will apply where there is heavy duty cleaning and extra laundering required

check in after 5pm, check out 10.30am  except by special arrangement

  • Start your holiday any day of the week

This owner accepts PayPal

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What's Included

  • bed linen
  • electricity
  • central heating

What's Not Included


Contact the owner

Contact: Annabelle Kelly
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2013
 00353 86 8771372
Sat Nav:Latitude: 54.939
 Longitude: -7.8397

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