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The Mermaid

Dungloe, County Donegal (Ref. 1004550)


Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Maria

    “We loved the cottage had everything you would need the views were spectacular, only things that we were slightly disappointed in were lack of wardrobes in the bedrooms & also the stairs to upstairs were too steep for my elderly parents.”

    Overall we had a fabulous holiday in the Mermaid Cottage & Breeda was excellent to deal with.

    Overall we had a fabulous holiday in the Mermaid Cottage & Breeda was excellent to deal with.

    - Maria, July 2023


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, WC and basin, 3 x double
  • 1 x double sofa bed in snug (linen not provided, guests can use at their own discretion)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with 1 x open fire, 1 woodburning stove (fire in the snug cannot be used)
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked garden with furniture and fire pit
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Note: No Stag/Hen parties or similar
  • Pub within 0.5 miles, shop within 3.6 miles
  • Please note: Stairs are steep and may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility

The property

Enjoying captivating views of Maghery Lough, the Atlantic Ocean and Arranmore Island on the outskirts of the bustling town of Dungloe is this old country house, The Mermaid.

This spacious accommodation has been designed with large groups in mind, perfect for a number of couples, friends and families seeking to explore Ireland’s rugged coastline and wild landscapes.

Look forward to hosting sociable evenings within the large kitchen/diner with surrounding windows filling the room with natural light and offering picturesque views of your surroundings.

The property is charming with a maritime theme throughout.

Fulfilling your culinary needs is the brightly decorated kitchen, where the designated chef of the group can rustle up a delicious evening meal that the entire family can enjoy together at the formal dining space.

The charm of this room is brought to life by the woodburning stove which rests next to a working piano, promising hours of entertainment during one winter’s evening.

Beyond here is the sitting room where an open fire awaits you and a TV for tuning into to unwind before heading to bed.

If you fancy an hour’s peace and quiet away from the rest of the group, head into the snug with a good book in hand or plan the next day’s adventure.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to the night’s embrace to one of the well-presented bedrooms each boasting plush double beds, ample storage for your belongings and a refreshing ambiance to wake up to each morning.

Look forward to enjoying morning coffee upon the decked area with furniture, where you can soak up the captivating views of the Lough and Ocean.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful base, head into Dungloe where a superb selection of amenities awaits you, with many pubs offering traditional Irish music to admire one evening.

From the property you are a short walk away from the beach which is safe for swimming and enjoys picturesque scenery.

Maghery village boasts a pub, a community centre, a sports field and a children’s play park, all within 5 minutes’ walk from the house.

Stunning cliff walks are available around Crohy Head above the village of Maghery.

For those feeling more adventurous, hop onto a boat from Burtonport harbour and travel to Arranmore and Rutland Island, or travel further afield to the Glenveagh National Park where a majestic landscape has reintroduced golden eagles into the skies.

The Mermaid is an outstanding base for a group gathering to this part of Ireland.

Property only accepts a minimum of 7 night stays

About the location


Arranmore Island 7.5 miles; Letterkenny 32 miles.

Up until 1762, entry into the town of Dungloe in Donegal was only possible via the stepping stones dotted over the river. Thankfully, now visitors from all over the world can take the much easier route over Donegal Bridge and enjoy this charming town in County Donegal with ease. Dungloe is known locally as 'The Capital of The Rosses', the name given to this region of the county. The town, which has become recognised as a centre for traditional Irish music, has a selection of shops, bars and eating places, as well as events taking place throughout the year, including the annual 'Mary from Dungloe' festival. A fisherman's paradise, the area has over 130 lakes and rivers and is renowned for its fishing and great sea angling, with several charter boats available in nearby Burtonport, from where diving can also be enjoyed. There are also daily boat trips from the harbour to Arranmore and Rutland Island. Wonderful wildlife can be found in the bogs and reed beds, while golfers will love the variety of golf courses found in the surrounding area. With hills and mountains to explore, the dramatic coastline to enjoy and so much to see and do, this is sure to make the perfect base for your Donegal holiday.

Please note: Stairs are steep and may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility