Cottages in Donegal and North West Ireland

Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, the scenic North West coast of Ireland running through Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo is renowned for it’s walking, fishing, rock-climbing, water sports and golfing – the perfect way to work up an appitite for some of the finest seafood available! One of the most rural areas of Ireland, the Gaelic culture is still very much in evidence through the ancient Irish language Goídelc and the numerous megalithic monuments such as the Grianan Ailigh fort at Burt, the royal seat of The O’Neills.

If you’re planning a visit to the North West of Ireland, what better way to experience the county than in a historic Irish cottage? Scroll down to see our favourite selection of cottages.

Featured Accommodation

Longfellow’s Cottage

Cloghbolie, nr. Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 4. This traditional stone-built fisherman’s croft has been carefully renovated in order to retain many original features. Dating from the 1800s, it now provides comfortable and well-appointed holiday accommodation close to Creevy Pier. Cottage Code: W31870.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

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Strand Lodge

Ballyliffin, nr. Culdaff, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 8. Standing in an exclusive development in the picturesque seaside village of Ballyliffin, this comfortable town house is decorated with style and panache. A golfer’s delight, the area is also renowned for its scenic splendor. Cottage Code: W31200.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Nicholl’s House

Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 8. Every window of this architecturally designed holiday property enjoys a picture postcard view of the panoramic scene below. Inishkeel Island and Gweebara Bay are the focal view from the first floor balcony, accessed from the living area. Cottage Code: W31137.

  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

Rose Cottage

Annagry, nr. Carrickfin, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 5. Just ½ mile from the large sandy beach and golden dunes of Carrickfin, this well equipped holiday home is ideally located for exploring the coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way. Within easy reach of Dublin and Glasgow via Carrickfin Airport. Cottage Code: W32080.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Doagh Cottage & The Calf House

nr. Portsalon, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 7. Offering splendid views down Lough Swilly and over to the Inishowen Peninsula, this former farm cottage has been carefully renovated to retain many original features. The separate self-contained apartment known as The Calf House sleeps 2. Cottage Code: W32118.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Solis Lough Eske Castle

Solis Lough Eske Castle, Donegal, Co Donegal, Ireland.

With a rich history dating back to the 1400s, the stunning Lough Eske Castle has been lovingly restored into a five-star luxury hotel and spa. Set on a secluded lakeside estate, it blends its historic past with a dash of contemporary elegance.

  • 15th Century