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Paddy Joe's Barn

Meenalargan near Glenties, County Donegal (Ref. 1139745)

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor double, 1 x mezzanine twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden
  • Strictly no pets
  • Strictly no smoking, vaping or e-cigarettes
  • Shop and pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for busy babies and toddlers; we do not have stairgates or a fenced area outside, flag stone flooring, steps are steep, fine for kids who do not need to be supervised on stairs, whatever age that may be for your child
  • Note: Not suitable for those with limited mobility due to high raised areas and steps
  • Note: Low ceilings in the mezzanine; please take care

The property

Glenties 1.8 miles.

Paddy Joe’s Barn is a beautiful, rustic barn conversion resting on a quiet, country road near the village of Glenties, County Donegal.

Originating back to the 1940’s, Paddy Joe’s Barn was a well-known meeting place for farm trading, including cattle, sheep, wool, and spuds, and is now a welcoming holiday home, paying homage with its original walls and character.

Nestled below the rugged Bluestock Mountain Range, soak in the stunning views of the hills, valleys, and forestry by stepping inside this contemporary and inviting home-from-home, perfectly suited for couples and families.

The kitchen is fitted with all the essentials, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dining area, so you can create delicious meals for you and your loved ones.

Resting up a few steps in the sitting area, you can relax on the sofa and admire the views from the window, before cosying up in front of the electric fire and Smart TV.

When it’s time to retire for the night, the master is situated on the lower-ground-floor and offers a double bed, whilst the twin bedroom offers two singles in a mezzanine style.

Freshen up with a rinse in the shower room before venturing outside to enjoy a drink amidst the valley vistas.

When you’re ready to explore, the picturesque town of Glenties is a short car journey away where you can take a stroll around the streets, admire the stunning scenery of the Donegal Hills, or watch the world pass by in one of the local pubs.

The town also has a selection of shops and eateries, so you can stock up on all the essentials for your stay.

Lace up your walking boots and tackle the local country walks and hiking trails, including Sliabh Liag, the highest sea cliffs in Europe, where you can hike towards 'The One Man's Path' or enjoy a boat trip, where the dolphins may even join you, or why not walk the summit of Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal, a firm favourite for beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Passing through Fintown, with its beautiful lake, Lough Finn, and Heritage Railway, continue your travels towards the 41,000 acres of wilderness, spanning the Glenveagh National Park, the second largest park in Ireland, dotted with stunning gardens, a tearoom, and walking trails, along with the picturesque castle.

With Owenea River, known as one of the best salmon rivers in the county, where you’ll find salmon, grilse, sea trout and brown trout with an open season from April 1st to September 30th inclusive, and unspoilt lakes nearby, enjoy a peaceful afternoon of fishing, or explore countless walking and hiking trails for all levels, including The Bluestack Way.

Travel along the 'Wild Atlantic Way' and witness breath-taking scenery, passing through beautiful villages, each with their own traditions and sights - waterfalls, caves, museums, horse riding, surfing, hand-weaving tweed, river/sea and lake fishing, traditional music, bars, restaurants and cafés, Killybegs Fishing Port, or step back in time in Glencolmcille Folk Village.

With an endless amount of golden beaches within reach, including Narin Beach, a Blue Flag beach stretching over a mile, you’ll also find the chance to visit Nairn & Portnoo Golf Course, considered one of the most scenic courses in Ireland!

With Donegal town and Letterkenny brimming with high street shops, boutique stores and tourist hotspots, spend leisurely afternoons shopping and sightseeing, all within driving distance.

Choose Paddy Joe’s Barn for a wonderful retreat in County Donegal.

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

About the location


Donegal Town 17 miles; Letterkenny 27 miles.

The picturesque town of Glenties meaning ‘The Glens’ is located in the heart of the Donegal Highlands, at the meeting point of the two glens of the Owenea and Stranaglough rivers on the northwest edge of the Bluestack Mountains. The two rivers, particularly the Owenea are well known for their salmon fishing. Although a small town, Glenties offers seven pubs, four general and grocery shops and three takeaways in its busy main street. Glenties is a five times winner of Ireland’s tidiest town and has won the Entente Florale Europe Competition. The area offers visitors many opportunities to hill-walk in the Bluestack Mountains and enjoy the scenery of the Bluestack Way, as well as the chance to explore the many other glens, mountains, dozens of lakes, and the rugged Atlantic coast with its sweeping bays and wide clean beaches. Other attractions include several archaeological remains, such as an ancient ring fort on an island in nearby Lough Doon, tremendous views everywhere you look, and the Finntown narrow gauge scenic railway, which runs alongside the two mile long Lough Finn. There are frequent local festivals and events in Glenties, and nearby towns, such as an annual Harvest Fair, plus live music can be enjoyed in pubs most nights, and golfers will appreciate the challenging links course at nearby Portnoo. The Glenties area is perfect for hill-walkers, hikers, bikers and tourists who wish to explore this varied, wild and rugged part of North West Ireland.