Tar ar ais

Lettermacaward near Dungloe, County Donegal (Ref. 10723)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside


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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Margaret

    “This was our second visit to Tar Ar Ais, it is perfectly situated in a quiet,peaceful location yet a short drive into Dungloe.”

    The cottage is very comfortable with everything you could need.It was interesting to read about and see photos of the restoration process. We spent our days dog walking on various beaches , all within a 30 minute drive.

    The cottage is very comfortable with everything you could need.It was interesting to read about and see photos of the restoration process. We spent our days dog walking on various beaches , all within a 30 minute drive. The scenery is stunning and we were lucky to enjoy it in warm dry weather. All in all we had a relaxing time and hope to return to Tar Ar Ais soon.

    - Margaret, September 2020

The property

With sandy beaches and seascapes, this delightful detached thatched cottage is an ideal coastal destination in the hamlet of Cloughwilly, near the village of Lettermacaward in West Donegal.

This charming cottage is situated just off the Wild Atlantic Way and has a traditional thatched roof and character half door, making it a memorable base for families and groups of friends.

The cottage features the quirks of an old cottage, but with all modern comforts and has been tastefully renovated to provide a real home-from-home.

All on the ground floor, the cottage has two double bedrooms and a twin with an en-suite shower room.

Cook family meals in the well-equipped fitted kitchen before heading to the comfy sitting room with an open turf fire and original roof beams; a great spot to snuggle up with your loved ones while you watch a movie.

Outside is a lawned garden and a rear gravelled area, where you can plan your next day’s adventures as you relax with a refreshing drink.

Lettermacaward is home to a local shop and pub and lies along the main road from Dungloe to Glenties, each with a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way is on your doorstep, or you may wish to discover the breathtaking sea cliffs at Slieve League, the sprawling wild beauty of the Glenveagh National Park and Arranmore Island, which is accessed via regular ferries from the fishing village of Burtonport.

The island of Inishfree allows you to step back in time and experience a place without cars or technology, and appreciate its raw stunning beauty.

The areas has plenty of attractions for young and old within easy reach, including the Blue Flag beach and golf course at Portnoo, or why not visit the heritage town of Ardara with its colourful shops, traditional pubs and Irish charm.

A wonderful cottage in the north west of Ireland, where memories are just waiting to be made.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open turf fire.
  • Oil central heating with open turf fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden and rear graveled area with stream, furniture and BBQ
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Due to a stream in the gardens, children and pets must be supervised at all times.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location


Dungloe 5 miles; Ardara 14 miles; Mountcharles 23.5 miles; Donegal 27 miles.

The small village of Lettermacaward is on the beautiful west coast of County Donegal, and is home to shops, pubs and lovely sandy beaches. Dooey Beach is remote and secluded, and has great choppy surf, ideal for watersports. A short drive away, the colourful resort of Dungloe is a renowned fishing area, and offers 130 lakes and rivers for fantastic angling. Dungloe, with its island-studded bay, is a haven for wildlife, fantastic for nature lovers and birdwatchers alike. A little further afield, Glenveagh National Park is a great day out. A fantastic little village all year round.