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Ellen's Cottage

Mount Charles, County Donegal (Ref. 1004152)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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17 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr O'mathuna

    “Just back from great family holiday in Ellen's Cottage, what a perfect base.”

    House was even nicer then the pictures suggested. Elish and Tom made stay very easy for us and there were alot of nice little touches, they had thought of everything from high chair to a hair dryer, even the things you wouldn't think of yourself. ...

    House was even nicer then the pictures suggested. Elish and Tom made stay very easy for us and there were alot of nice little touches, they had thought of everything from high chair to a hair dryer, even the things you wouldn't think of yourself. We only enjoyed a small part of what this beautiful county has to offer and I think we will book again next year. We surfed every morning in Rossnowlagh (20 mins away), there's fishing lakes on the doorstep and there are amazing beaches nearby (Inver, St John's Point and Fintra within 20 mins). There's an excellent pier in Mountcharles with lovely coffee/crepe shop with small farm attached with chickens, ducks, bunnies, peacock and alpacas that are a great distraction for small kids if you want to grab a quick coffee. Water by the pier was so clean you could be fish, crabs and prawns clearly. Next time we'll bring life jackets to try pier jumping if tide is in. Thanks Elish and Tom, regards, Aoife and Jimmy

    - Mr O'mathuna, June 2021

The property

Ellen's Cottage rests peacefully on the edges of Mountcharles, with magnificent views over the Blue Stack mountain range and the glistening Glen Coagh lake.

The country road from this cosy bungalow takes you to the tourist route leading right through to Donegal Town and down to the scenic South West coast.

On return from exploring this pretty area, relax and unwind in the bright sitting room, with the electric fire keeping you warm and views of the front garden to keep you company.

Slide open the patio doors on a summer's day and enjoy a pleasant breeze filling the room.

You can gather around the dining table for a delicious meal, prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen.

At the end of a tiresome day, you have a choice of three lovely bedrooms, comprising of two doubles and a twin, followed by a well-appointed shower room.

To the exterior is a sunny patio area enjoying stone garden furniture, so you can sit out and absorb the serene atmosphere.

Mountcharles is a lovely village close by, with charming views across Donegal Bay and many local amenities for convenience.

The thriving market town of Donegal offers lots of fishing opportunities, golf and the sandy beach of Rossnowlagh.

You can enjoy the wild, dramatic coastline along the sea cliffs at Slieve League, with the Slieve League Cliffs Centre welcoming you with friendly advice on what to see and do in the area.

These towering cliffs are among the highest in Europe, jutting out into the swirling Atlantic, a remarkable sight to behold, either on foot or by car.

Discover the remains of an early Christian monastic site and at Carrigan Head, you can see a 19th century Signal Tower.

Travel down to north Sligo and enjoy a fun-filled day out with the family, choosing from some superb beaches and plenty of attractions waiting to be explored, including Sligo Abbey and historic Yeats Building.

With plenty to see and do in this popular area for tourists, Ellen's Cottage will have you longing to return to this picturesque region of Ireland time and again.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden at front with patio area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Please note: Guests are provided with 20MB of internet per booking, additional top-ups will need to be purchased by guests.

About the location

MOUNTCHARLES, COUNTY DONEGAL

Donegal 6 miles; Letterkenny 37 miles; Aran Island 40 miles.

The pretty village of Mountcharles in County Donegal stands in an elevated position, overlooking Donegal Bay. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Donegal Bay is home to beautiful scenery and wonderful events, and with views of the majestic Bluestack Mountains, it is the perfect location for enjoying walks and a spot of birdwatching. With great surfing in the bay, and sea angling on offer, as well as historic Donegal Castle to visit, there is no shortage of things to do. Close by, Rossnowlagh, 'The Heavenly Cove', is known as the most scenic and dramatic beach in the North West, and boasts fantastic water sports, and breathtaking views of the rugged coastline and Donegal Bay. Within travelling distance is Donegal's largest town, Letterkenny, while Aran Island lies further afield but is well worth the trip. With so much to see and do, the village of Mountcharles is a great base for touring and exploring the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas