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Holly Glen

Ardara, County Donegal (Ref. 915306)

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  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Reviews

    Mr Ahrensmeier

    “We enjoyed the view from cosy Hollyglen into Glengesh Valley with it's hundreds of sheep, lambs and four lamas.”

    Ardara is a lovely little village with pubs full of great songs and good craic. There are plenty walking tracks around and the busy harbour of Killybegs attracts the visitor with superb Fish 'n Chips at the harbourfront.

    Ardara is a lovely little village with pubs full of great songs and good craic. There are plenty walking tracks around and the busy harbour of Killybegs attracts the visitor with superb Fish 'n Chips at the harbourfront.

The property

Ardara 3.3 miles.

Perched on the hillside and boasting excellent views of the Glengesh Pass near the County Donegal town of Ardara, is this delightful detached farmhouse-style cottage.

This cottage near Ardara has been lovingly decorated and furnished to a high standard throughout to provide quality accommodation for groups of friends and families wishing to explore the beautiful south west region of Donegal and all it has to offer.

Step through the feature stable door of this Ardara cottage, exuding charm and character throughout, and boasting four spacious bedrooms, two of which have the added luxury of en-suite shower rooms.

After a long day walking or cycling you can soothe any aching bones in the superb freestanding bath, or curl up by a roaring fire with your favourite book.

The stylish kitchen comes well equipped and delicious meals can be enjoyed in the dining room, which opens out to the front patio where you can admire the views or dine alfresco if you wish!

Outside, the charm continues with two furnished patios, a barbecue area, and far stretching views of the Glen.

At the rear of this Ardara cottage is a small man made pathway that leads over a stream and up to the top of the hill where you can enjoy the best view of all.

The charming town of Ardara is bursting with personality and has many craft shops and pubs for you to sample.

Why not try your first pint of Guinness alongside a slice of traditional music, or take a stroll along the river?

There are many popular attractions nearby including the Blue Flag beach at Narin, Maghera waterfall and further afield you can spend a day at the Slieve League Cliffs, Europe’s highest sea cliffs!

No matter what age, there is something for everyone at this delightful Ardara cottage.

Note: This cottage is 250 yards from Ref. 915305, together they sleep 14.


Four bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor family room with 1 double and 1 single. Ground floor bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with sitting area (seats 8) and open fire. Utility. Dining room (seats 7).


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Oil and power charged by coin operated meter, fuel for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage and bikes available (at own risk) on honesty box basis
  • 2 x patios with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.3 miles
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Note: Small stream to rear of cottage, depth varies depending on rainfall so children must be supervised.

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About the location


Donegal Town 17 miles; Derry Airport 54 miles.

Ardara, nominated by The Irish Times as one of the 'best villages to live in' in 2012, is one of the most attractive towns in Donegal, set in a wide valley where the Owentocher River enters Loughros More Bay. Visitors can enjoy the many craft and gift shops, together with the traditional Irish pubs. There are many brown trout lakes in the area for budding fisherman, or why not discover the nearby caves and falls of Maghera? Enjoy walking the magnificent Glengesh Pass, with spectacular views over the Atlantic from Loughros Point. Every March, the village hosts a successful walking festival with walkers coming from all over the world, while May boasts the annual “Cup of Tae” traditional music festival. Donegal town, 17 miles away, is situated at the mouth of Donegal Bay, on the River Eske, and is overshadowed by the Bluestack Mountains, which provide a great base for hill walking. With Donegal Castle, and the remains of a Franciscan Abbey which dates back to the 15th century, there is plenty of Irish history to absorb. There is a horse riding centre just one mile away, great golfing opportunities nearby, with a magnificent links course open for players of all abilities just seven miles away, and five miles away is Killybegs Sea Angling, where a competition is held on the first Saturday in May and September each year, along with the Killybegs International Sea Angling Festival, which is a two day event on the second weekend in July. Also 20 miles away is the wonderful Slieve League mountain, which has a height of 601 metres (1972 feet) and is situated on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal. With its sandy beaches offering good surfing conditions, restaurants, shops and pubs, this is the perfect base for an Irish break.

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