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Ardlougher: an authentic Irish cottage

Ardlougher: an authentic Irish cottage

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Located in National Geo Traveller's No. 1 cool places to visit in the WORLD (of 17) for 2017: Donegal!

Authentic rustic cottage takes you back in time, yet includes simple modern comforts (central heat, shower, electricity); peace and quietude (no TV; no Wifi)

Main room; sitting room w/ turf fireplace; 2 bedrooms (1 small w/ double bed; 1 large w/ 2 double beds); separate kitchen and a bathroom with shower.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


7 Reviews

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
We just spent a few nights at Catherine's wonderful cottage. The cottage is simply and beautifully furnished and very comfortable, especially cosy in the evenings with a peat fire. Tommy made us very welcome and showed us how to work the cottage and fire, and Catherine was great …
Judith User Profile
August 2017
authentic rural irish cottage - we loved it!
Leeona User Profile
July 2017
I adored this cottage! It has so much character, the pictures can't do it justice. I'm already planning my next trip back. Catherine and her family have managed to retain buckets and buckets of charm in their old family home whilst ensuring it is a very comfortable and charming h…
Catherine User Profile
Response from Catherine:
We look forward to having you back! It is a treat to share the magic of the cottage with people like you.
July 2017
Trevor User Profile
September 2016
Five star experience! This is my third visit to this authentic Irish cottage nestled in the hills just outside Ardara in Donegal. Already making plans to return to this haven of tranquility. New paint and upgrades since my last visit designed to make one's stay even more delightf…
Edel User Profile
July 2016
We had a nice quiet, peaceful stay, and lit a lovely fire on two occasions, when we were glad of the warmth, following two days of teeming rain. Best to use the (Hidden by Airbnb) map directions on the Airbnb site, which led us to the door. Thanks for the readily available turf!
Trevor User Profile
December 2015
Catherine responded promptly to all our questions and concerns and was very helpful in many other ways including advice on where to go and where to eat/drink in the local area. Storm "Desmond" decided to come ashore in Donegal the very weekend we stayed at the cottage! We surviv…
Sigride User Profile
August 2016
Très vieux cottage dans son jus. Cosy et charmant mais avec peu d'équipement et des meubles d' (Website hidden by Airbnb) calme au milieu des vaches et des moutons mais à 5 min d Ardara en voiture !

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Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesJoined in April 2014
Catherine User Profile
13 Reviews
Best place to relax: our little cottage in Ireland Best food: San Francisco and Provence Best time and place for music/food: New Orleans, LA! or, RI in the summer, a best kept secret. Love going on the road - for the new sights, sounds, tastes and people. Love coming back h…
Response rate: 100%
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Ardara, Donegal, Ireland

Located in National Geo Traveller's No. 1 cool places to visit (of 17) for 2017: Donegal!

Town of Ardara is 1.5 miles away: Here, there are groceries at Centra, a pharmacy, Heritage Center (with c…

Getting around

The beauty of this cottage is its remote and rural location. So a car IS needed to get to cottage, to town and to incredible nearby sites: beaches, caves, ruins, and more.

Be forewarned: the roads…

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