Donegal tops the list as the "Coolest place on the planet to visit 2017"
- National Geographic Magazine.
Our stone cottage is a restored farm building ( originally built 1852 ), a modern touch with tranquil decor. It's behind our home yet private, quiet
and tucked away in the countryside. The ancient Beltany Stone Circle and
historic Raphoe makes this the ideal hub from which to explore the magic of coolest Donegal.
We are 5 minutes walk from the Beltany Stone Circle c. 3000.BC. An ideal getaway for anyone wishing to escape the pace of modern living. Take a step back in time and relax in our warm, cosy cottage. Donegal is top of National Geographic "Coolest place on the Planet" 2017 - "...you only have to drive a few miles to have a beach or a road completely to yourself. It’s a warm-hearted place, but wilderness always feels just a stone’s throw away. And it is wilderness . . . world-class wilderness. We think it’s due a big year.” Beltany Cottage is the perfect location from which to explore the beauty of Donegal and the northwest coast , 40 minutes drive to beaches, mountains, rugged coastline,and the bogland wilderness. On a clear night you might even catch the Aurora Borealis. Visit Europe's highest sea cliffs Sliabh League or find the start of the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland's most northerly point Malin Head. Our hinterland in Derry offers the historic Walled City tour or a drive to the World Heritage site at the Giant's Causeway. In short Donegal is Ireland in microcosm but unspoilt by motorways and urban sprawls." Up here it's different" come visit us. Places of interest - Oakfield Park/Glenveagh National Park and Castle / Sliabh League Cliffs / Giants Causeway / Derry Walled City / Malin Head/ Wild Atlantic Way. This is Ireland's most northerly point and most beautiful.
Acesso dos hóspedes
The cottage although a restored stone building has all modern conveniences. It's cosy but there is plenty of space for 4 to 5 guests to enjoy. It is off the beaten track, away from traffic and night light pollution. You can enjoy our gardens, when the sun shines, have a barbecue or just enjoy the evening under the stars in the sun room .
Interação com os hóspedes
The cottage is part of our home but not attached , it was once a farm yard. We are happy to help with your itinerary visiting Donegal and any other questions you might have while visiting Ireland. This is our family home and we expect visitors to respect that.
(A point to note for guests in August, our tumble dryer is out of use until I can have it repaired,, sorry. )
Check out 'Go Visit Donegal' on the web.
So many of our guests have told us that had known Donegal was so beautiful and so much to see and do they would have stayed longer. This is an ideal location from which to explore one of Ireland's best kept secrets -Donegal. The second largest county in Ireland it offers the rugged Atlantic coastline, tranquil unspoilt beaches on the many inlets and the Sliabh League sea cliffs higher and more spectacular than the Cliffs of Moher. In the centre of Donegal drive through Game of Thrones terrain,witness the wilderness and the ancient boglands. Marvel at our two majestic mountains - Errigal and Muckish or even climb them to take your breath away (from the view I mean ! ). This is where the Aurora Borealis can be captured at its best if you are here at the right time and under the right conditions ! . If you want to explore the calmer Donegal then visit the gardens, parklands and lakes at Oakfield Park beside us, or Glenveagh National Park. Most of Donegal's attractions and spectacular scenery are not much more than half an hour away. The Wild Atlantic Way begins in Malin Head, at least we think so. "Why Donegal" is (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) page that gives snap shots of our culture, history and scenery. You will see Ireland in microcosm without the stress of driving around the country. Our tourist logo is "Up here it's different" . I'd say it's better !
No parties or stag/hen groups. No smoking inside. Deposit required. Children under 2 are free. The "additional guest" applies to all other children if they use a bed.
I am a journalist working in radio and television. I am a history, politics and archaeology graduate. My passion is archaeology . I like to travel and I have lived and worked for long spells abroad in America, Japan, Belgium and London. Among the countries I have holidayed in are S.Africa, Egypt, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, America and much of Europe. I enjoy meeting visitors from home and abroad and I hope I can help our guests appreciate all the delights
that Donegal and hinterland has to offer.