Abbey Bay Cottage

Abbeylands near Ballyshannon, County Donegal (Ref. 1065380)



Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Andrew

    “This is an excellent holiday option located in a quiet spot with great views yet just a short stroll into town.”

    Modern, clean and all mod cons. Great option for a quiet break mixed with scenic walks and drives. Check out the fishmonger and The Bridgend Tavern in town too!

    Modern, clean and all mod cons. Great option for a quiet break mixed with scenic walks and drives. Check out the fishmonger and The Bridgend Tavern in town too!

    - Andrew, January 2022


  • All-ground-floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x queen-size with en-suite wet room, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area
  • Utility
  • Electric heating with underground heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawn and patio garden
  • One small well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Boasting picturesque views of the Erne Estuary, a short drive from Ballyshannon in Co.

Donegal, is Abbey Lane Cottage, a stylish, all-ground-floor, detached property, ideal for a family or large group gathering for those wanting to enjoy quality time together exploring Donegal.

The gravel driveway offers parking for three cars, and offers you a glimpse of the stunning estuary view, and as you make your way along the granite patio driveway, head in through the front door and hang up your coats in the designated cupboard space, before moving towards the open-plan living room.

This bright and airy space boasts huge sliding doors that showcase the estuary views and lead onto the large patio and lawn garden, ideal for alfresco dining in the summertime.

Spend evenings relaxing in the seating area, enjoying a movie night on the wall-mounted TV, resting above the feature fireplace, as you kick back on one of the sofas, or unwind in the armchair with a great book.

The sleek kitchen boasts porcelain tiled floors, granite countertops and stylish neutral tones, fully-equipped with all the appliances you could need for a self-catering stay, with a small pantry of ingredients, a coffee machine and even an air fryer as thoughtful additions.

Enjoy meals together at the breakfast bar-style seating, offering plenty of space for all, while the dishwasher can take care of any washing up and the adjoining utility offers a washing machine, for your convenience, as well as a back door which again leads onto the impressive garden.

When the evening draws to a close, choose from four good-sized bedrooms, including two with queen-size beds and en-suite wet room-style bathrooms, a king-size double and a twin, which would be ideal for younger guests.

The latter two bedrooms share access of the contemporary family bathroom, which offers you the choice of bath or walk-in shower to prepare for each day.

Ballyshannon is just five minutes from the property, resting at the mouth of the River Erne, where you can enjoy peaceful riverside strolls whilst enjoying the panoramic views of mountains, lakes and forests.

There is a good selection of shops for picking up any essentials, as well as bars, pubs and restaurants, should you wish to have a night off from cooking.

Ballyshannon is Ireland's oldest town, and home to one of the country's longest-running events, the annual Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival, which attracts visitors from far and wide in the summer.

Just next to the town, Assaroe Lake is a great spot for watersports enthusiasts, where you can try your hand at kayaking and canoeing, along with excellent fishing opportunities.

Head to Bundoran to explore the soft white sand of Tullan Strand, which boasts excellent surfing opportunities and deep sea fishing, and for a family day out, head to the water park, adventure park, bowling alley or hit a round of golf at the 18-hole coastal golf course, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

There are also golf courses at Murvagh which is 6 miles away and Enniskillen which is 18 miles away.

The market town of Donegal is a short drive away, home to an imposing castle, the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre and Murvagh Beach, which is the perfect place to relax on a summer's day.

Nearby Rossnowlagh boasts a Blue Flag-awarded beach, from which you can take a coastal walks along the coastal peninsula towards the dramatic cliffs of Slieve League.

Abbey Lane Cottage provides you with endless opportunities to explore the picturesque coast and countryside of Co.


Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €300.

About the location


Bundoran 4 miles; Belleek 4.5 miles; Kinlough 6 miles; Donegal Town 14 miles.

Ballyshannon, which means ‘The Mouth of Seannach's Ford’, is located at the mouth of the River Erne and home to a range of shops, restaurants and pubs. It looks out over the Erne Estuary and has panoramic views of mountains, lakes and forests. Each year, the town holds the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival, one of Ireland's longest running festivals, attracting people from all over. Next to the town is Assaroe Lake, where you can try your hand at fishing or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, some watersports! A short drive away, the Bundoran Golf Club is an 18-hole course situated on the coastline of Donegal Bay with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Dartry Mountains. Visit Donegal Town and at its centre, Donegal Castle, or when the weather is fine, make a trip to the Blue Flag beach at Rossnowlagh; its long, sandy beach is perfect for walking along and the surf is perfect for sailing and beginner surfers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas