Mia's Cottage, Clonmany, Malin Head  Co Donegal, Clonmany

2 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 5

Mia's Cottage, Clonmany, Malin Head Co Donegal

Sea ViewsFree Wi-FiTraditional PropertyCot & HighchairBord Failte Approved

Special Offers for Holiday House

Autumn special from €190

Enjoy Glenevin waterfall close to cottage. Also Tullagh beach and Lennan for great walks.

Great view of the Northen Lights from Mia's Cottage, Clonmany

Close to Rusty Nail Bar and Restaurant for good food, guinness and the craic.

Ring John 00353868571012 or email mccarronjohn@eircom.net



Mia's Cottage is a restored traditional cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way close to Malin Head and Ballyliffin from where the Northern Lights are often seen.  It is located 5 miles from Clonmany Village on the road leading to the breathtaking Mamore Gap. There are wonderful hill views to back of the cottage with sea views over Lough Swilly towards the front. These scenic surroundings make Mia's Cottage a relaxing holiday base to explore the Inishowen Peninsula close to Malin Head which hosted the new star wars film..

A Warm and Cosy Traditonal Cottage

The cottage was recently restored and now exudes old world charm combined with modern comforts including free internet for customers.. It features high pine celings, sliding sash windows and wooden floors. A solid fuel stove, central heating and high levels of insulation make it a very cosy holiday home. A private lane leads to the cottage and there is large back garden enclosed with an old stone wall. This garden is a safe play area and features a swing and a slide.

The holiday home is just a few minutes drive from three of the finest beaches on the Inishowen Peninsula – Leenan beach, Tullagh Strand and Pollan Strand at nearby Ballyliffin . The latter two beaches are used by the Inishowen Surfing School for Surf lessons. Pollan Strand has a lovely playground at the beach entrance and features a coastal path along its length, ending with the ruins of Carraickabraghy castle.

Mia’s Cottage is within a stroll of Cic’s pub where the pint of Guinness and craic is good. The Rusty Nail pub serves excellent bar food while the local Ballyliffin Hotels are well known for their cuisine.Clonmany Village has a good choice of entertainment.

Scenic Highlights in the Locality

Halfway between the cottage and Clonmany is the wonderful Glenevin Waterfall. A lovely walk following a stream through a wooded valley leads to the 40ft waterfall. There are a number of scenic picnic areas along the route. If you haven’t brought a picnic you can always call into the renowned Glen House Tea Rooms located at the start of the walk.

A short distance from the cottage is the truly dramatic Gap of Mamore. This is one of the highlights of the Inishowen 100 scenic route and is also on the Wild Atlantic Way route. The Gap of Mamore rises to a height of 800 feet above sea level before a dramatically spiralling descent boasting panoramic views of the northern coastline. It is a popular challenge for cyclists and hill walkers

Mia's Cottage is within easy driving distance of some of the main towns on the Inishowen Peninsula including Buncrana, Clonmany and Carndonagh.  The ancient and historic walled City of Derry is just a 35 minute drive away.  A scene of much conflict in the latter part of the 20th century, Derry is today one of Ireland's most vibrant cities. Following the end of the troubles, the city has redeveloped much of its former character and charm.  Mia's Cottage is ideal for those who wish to explore Derry from a more a tranquil base

Local Activities Attractions

  • Enjoy pony trekking from the Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre
  • Play golf on the internationally renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club. Other fine golf courses on the Inishowen Peninsula can be found at Greencastle, Redcastle and Buncrana.
  • Visit the newly renovated Isle of Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin. This wondeful attraction depicts life in Donegal at different stages throughout history in an informative and enjoyable tour
  • Check out the Glendowen Craft Studio near Clonmany  which specialises in the design and making of Donegal Tweed garments and accessories
  • Visit the Fort and Military Museum at Dunree.
  • Go walking on the many coastal pathways, woodland, and hills on the Inishowen Peninsula.
  • Enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches in the locality – as well as, Leenan, Pollan and Tullagh other fine beaches include Five Finger Strand near Malin, and the Blue Flag Culdaff Beach
  • Take a trip around the famous Inishowen 100 This is one of Ireland's most scenic drives. The route includes dramatic coastal scenery plus a fine collection of ancient forts and monuments, traditional craft centres, and a dozen or so friendly villages. Scenic highlights include the Gap of Mamore, and Malin Head -  Ireland's most northerly point
  • Take a day trip to Derry city – UK City of Culture 2013
  • Visit the the Inishowen Maritime Museum in Greencastle, which includes a state-of-the-art planetarium
  • Use the car ferry at Greencastle to explore the northern coasts of Derry and Antrim - including the Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Bushmills Distillery.

Facilities & Living Space


  • 2 bedrooms to sleep up to 5 (1 ensuite)
  • bathroom with large electric shower
  • restored cottage - insulated to a high standard
  • traditional features retained
  • high pine celings, sliding sash windows, wooden floors
  • living area with solid fuel stove
  • tv and dvd player
  • sea and mountain views
  • kitchen units designed in a traditional fashion
  • electric cooker, microwave
  • dishwasher, fridge and freezer
  • washing machine, tumble dryer
  • iron and ironing board, outside clothes line
  • patio area with furniture, electric bbq
  • private lane to cottage
  • large back garden with swing and slide
  • charcoal bbq
  • 3km to Tullagh Strand
  • 5km to Clonmany
  • 8km to Ballyliffin
  • free wifi

Living Space

Kitchen  Kitchen

The cottage kitchen has wooden units and shelving that have been crafted in a traditional style. Modern appliances available include electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A washing machine and tumble dryer are also available. Free Wifi for customers.

Great view of Urris hills from kitchen wondows.



Living Area  Living Area

Mias is a traditional restored cottage with high pine celings, sliding sash windows, wooden floors and insulation to a very high standard. A focal point of the living area is solid fuel stove. For home entertainment there is a tv and dvd player.

Sea and hill views. 

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

Accommodation in ths traditional cottage is as follows:-

  • Bedroom 1: En-suite double bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: Family room, double +2 single beds + cot

There is also a bathroom with a large electric shower




week ends 2 nights

€ 190

3 nights

€ 250

1/9/19 to 31/10/19

€ 380

1/11/19 to 19/12/19

€ 350

20/12/19 to 2/1/20

€ 580

3/1/20 to 3/4/2020

€ 350

4/4/20 to 17/4/20

€ 580

18/4/20 to 29/5/20

€ 430

30/5/ 20 to 26/6/20

€ 450

27/6/20 to 31/7/20

€ 590

Booking Details

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

There is a cleaning/breakage fee of €100 payable on arrival, this is refunded on departure provided the house is left as it is found.

  • check in 3pm, check out 11am
  • rental FridayFriday except by special arrangement
  • No pets allowed

This owner accepts PayPal

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What's Included

  • bed linen, hand towels, tea towels,
  • Free WiFi for customers

What's Not Included

  • electricity - meter reading
  • central heating - meter reading
  • towels

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Contact the owner

Contact: John or Dolores
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2014
Telephone:00353 74 9153503
 00353 86 8571012
ring mobile any time 00353868571012
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.2664
 Longitude: -7.4863

What they say

Warm cosy peaceful cottage with all amenities of modern day living

 Left on Jun 26, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016
Excellent stay, well placed for North Donegal. Cottage rebuilt at location about five years ago with modern yet traditional design. With a combination of oil and multi fuel burner you can keep yourself warm and cosy. Oil and electricity is charged but peat and wood is provided so you can develop your skills at peat burning although very easy with the multi burner and dry wood. Peat brickettes burn much easier which you can buy locally, these burn with more heat which kicks in the back boiler and the central heating without oil burning. The end bedroom faced by the chimney breast keeps the warmest over night. It's June and it was still cold outside so joined the locals in fire burning to keep warm. Your hosts will tell you what to do with the ashes, go in a bin outside. Clear that whoever designed the decor liked red which is my favourite colour, doors, curtains, seats, cups etc. Kitchen well equipped with all gadgets. WiFi provided by Bluebox microwave dish as in these parts provided 20 up and 20 down so you are not cut off from the outside world. Did moderate down at busy times of the day to ADSL speeds. Always best to keep a GSM option if you travel and Internet connection is important. The Rusty Nail pub is walkable but probably best to drive and take turns at drinking with a bottle of wine back in cottage plus nibbles for return. Food good at the Rusty Nail and also the golf course restaurant open to visitors or use the cottages kitchen. Very comfortable stay. Location is on Google maps.

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