Culoort Cottage

Malin Head, County Donegal (Ref. 991513)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Miss Morgan

    “Just spent an amazing week at culoort cottage, so relaxing.”

    All amenities up to date and house was spotless with an incredible view of mountains and beach. Would defintely recommend, owner Mary was available any time. Will definetly be back again! 5*

    All amenities up to date and house was spotless with an incredible view of mountains and beach. Would defintely recommend, owner Mary was available any time. Will definetly be back again! 5*

The property

Nestled in the old Irish village of Culoort, on the fringes of Malin Head in beautiful County Donegal, where the most northerly point in Ireland meets the Wild Atlantic Way, is Culoort Cottage.

This detached property is perhaps the oldest in this village, the history of which dates back at least 250 years or more, and offers a typical Irish getaway with plenty to see and do in the local area.

It is ideally suited for families and friends looking to get away and enjoy a holiday together.

Enter this charming abode via the snug living room, where you will be greeted by an electric woodburner-effect stove nestled in one corner of the room, for cosy night's in with your loved ones.

Feel welcomed by the charming selection of furnishings, handpicked to make you feel at home.

Rustle up a family dinner in the kitchen and get everyone around the dining table to feast over something piping hot and delicious while planning more fun days out.

At the end of an adventurous day, retire to the master bedroom, which is spacious with quirky furnishings, or you have a double and a single room to choose from.

You are just a short walk to the rocky shores of Culoort, where you can get edible seaweed and hunt in the rock pools.

The kids can enjoy games on the football pitch nearby and you can listen to the rare sounds of the corncrake bird from the fields directly opposite the cottage.

The area is also a good place for hunting rare insect eating plants just up the road, with the Oyster Plant hiding down at the shores.

You can enjoy swimming at the sandy beaches close by and later try crab and lobster down at the pier, while in winter you can sometimes see the fabulous Northern Lights among some of the darkest skies in the area.

The wonderful sweep of the Malin Head coastline is rugged, unspoilt and steeped in history, with walking, fishing and swimming, while it is also home to a variety of rare flora.

It is a favoured spot for birdwatching and catching glimpses of whales and dolphins out at sea.

An interesting spot to venture to on one of your walks is the Wee House at Malin, an old ruined church, former home to a 6th-century saint, and a cave nestled right against the water, where you can make a wish while admiring the breath-taking scenery.

Ballyhillion Beach is also worth a visit, home a unique raised beach dating back to the Ice Age, when the sea levels were a lot higher than they are now, making the region well-known for its semi-precious stones.

Choose this wonderful base for your next trip to Ireland with the family.


  • All ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x single
  • Wet room with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, espresso machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • shop 1.5 miles, pubs 1 mile, beach 5 mins walk.

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About the location


Carndonagh 8 miles; Culdaff 10 miles; Ballyliffin 14 miles; Derry 33 miles.

Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula is famous for being the most northerly point in Ireland. It is home to some of Ireland’s most beautiful rugged coastline and stunning sandy beaches, which together provide ample fishing opportunities and a haven for birdwatchers, artists, photographers, walkers and golfers. The picturesque area has even been taken advantage of and used as one of the filming locations for Star Wars. Take a walk up to Banba's Crown, the most northerly headland in Ireland, and take in the spectacular scenery and stunning views, which on a clear day, stretch for miles around. A walk around Malin Head is just over five miles and takes a little over two hours so why not stop off for a refreshing drink at Ireland’s most northerly pub and enjoy the views? Only a short drive away lies Balyliffin with a beautiful beach and two world-class championship links golf courses, while Inishowen has five golf courses set amongst stunning scenery. The Famine Village on Doagh Island near Ballyliffin is open all summer and attracts thousands of visitors. A day trip for all the family to enjoy is the traditional walled city of Derry; discover a part of Ireland's history and heritage in St. Columb's Cathedral, tour the walls and enjoy the Tower Museum. With all of this plus pubs, restaurants and shops to enjoy, there will be something to keep everybody occupied.

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