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“Perfect rural retreat and exceptional hosts.”
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The cottage is set in its own extensive grounds, with garden, courtyard and paddock.
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The cottage is set in its own extensive grounds, with garden, courtyard and paddock.
Spacious, very comfortable sitting room with woodburner
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The cottage is set in its own extensive grounds, with garden, courtyard and paddock.
Spacious, very comfortable sitting room with woodburner
Master bedroom with oak floors and furniture.
The master bedroom has a woodburner and a really comfy double bed with pocket sprung mattress
Twin bedroom with woodburner and two single beds with pocket sprung mattresses.
Comfy armchairs, sofa and woollen throws.  TV, Wifi and a record player with real LPs...
A real Irish kitchen with a Belfast sink and now with a programmable wood-pellet burner.
The cottage and barn conversion (now living room and mezzanine), seen from the lane.
Great views from the terrace and living room over the Sperrins and the hills of Inishowen, Donegal.
Open stairs lead from the living room to the mezzanine which is a great place for children..
The mezzanine has a writing desk and sofabed so can be used as an extra bedroom.
The kitchen has stone floors and we provide slippers!!
Bathroom with antique rolltop bath AND a walk-in shower.
The hallway (behind the washstand you can see the hemp and lime plastering used throughout the house
Old Irish dresser in hall.
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and sink.
A second loo leads off from the utility room, which can come in handy!
Donegal tweed curtains for warmth and local colour!
Sitting room (detail)
(Very) quiet country lane leading up to the cottage.
The pony chomps its way around the paddock and wood just beside the cottage.
Derry is a great city with loads to see and do and plenty of excellent cafés, pubs and restaurants.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

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Elizabeth...
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect rural retreat and exceptional hosts.”
Reviewed 18 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

This old farm property is close to Derry and an ideal base for touring. It has been expertly and sympathetically restored with beautiful and interesting authentic objects and decor. Absolutely everything we needed was there, including sticky tape! The house was warm and well-heated with an eco-pellet heater plus option for slow combustion stove in the lounge room with wood from the farm.The owners Ann and Robert were great at communication and Robert even met us to show us the way through the Irish lanes when we arrived. Will definitely recommend for a genuine Irish welcome and an authentic cottage experience! Derry itself is also so welcoming of tourists and is a fascinating city.

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Management Response
20 Jun 2018
Many thanks for your very kind comments about the Avish. We're delighted that you so enjoyed being in the cottage, that you found the sticky tape AND your way around the lanes and that you appreciated how great a city Derry has become once again! You will be more than welcome back any time!
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MaryL5193
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“One of the best!”
Reviewed 2 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Loved everything about the Avish Cottage! Beautifully decorated, everything you could've needed was right there waiting for your use both inside and out! Loved the outdoor seating area surrounded by lovely flowers & veggies! I would definitely stay here again! Thank you to Robert for all his thoughtful help, loved looking at the photo albums of the property restore, amazing job done

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Management Response
4 Sep 2017
Many thanks Mary for your very kind comments. It was really good of you to take the time to write a review. It was also great to have you at the cottage; we're very glad that you enjoyed being there and very appreciative of how well you'd looked after the house! You'll be more than welcome back any time and meantime, hope the return to work hasn't been too difficult!
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Yorkie456
Skipton
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 15 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Comfortable, well equipped cottage in beautiful countryside with views over the valley and of the hills of Donegal beyond. Quiet and secluded, yet so convenient for the city and the sights. Lots of great finishing touches, including a welcome basket full of goodies. We found something new every day - a picture, an embroidery, an elegant piece of pottery and so on. It was interesting to read about the renovation of the cottage - it sounded daunting! A very kind welcome and ongoing TLC from Robert and helpful information prior to our trip from Ann - both of which were greatly appreciated. Thank you both!
We enjoyed our holiday very much - we were sorry to leave and could have happily stayed on - the fantastic weather probably wouldn't have continued though.
I'd recommend Avish cottage as an excellent holiday rental - I'd be very happy to return in an instant!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 May 2017
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. It was just great having you to stay at the cottage for you were great guests and great company. Glad you enjoyed reading about the work we did rebuilding the place and that you liked discovering the various bits and bobs in the house! Especially glad that you had such wonderful weather so you could see our part of Ireland at its very best! Hope you all had a safe and pleasant trip back to Yorkshire. Come back to the Avish whenever you like - you'll be more than welcome.
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kleendent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cottage envy....”
Reviewed 15 March 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Very much straight out of the holiday magazine ... Beautiful well restored irish farmhouse property... as my title suggests don't stay here if you suffer from cottage envy ... you will want to wrap it up and take it with you.. This is the second time we have stayed at Avish ... a very relaxing break both times.

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Liked best: quality of restoration
Liked least: leaving after only a week
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups People with pets
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Isobel S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Superb!”
Reviewed 27 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

I can't praise the Avish cottage highly enough. The thought that had been put into the renovation was brilliant. It has all you want in modern fittings, but also had lots of beautiful arty touches. You could tell this has been a work of love! Ann was lovely and helpful in her emails that she sent in the run up to our stay, but the welcome we got from her brother Robert was second to none. What a lovely man. It's not often you are welcomed with fresh salad, carrots etc straight off his farm, but we also were supplied with milk, cakes, home made jam and so much more. We had great weather during our stay, and although we were mainly there to see family, we got out and about every day. We love beaches and we were both amazed at the high quality of those nearby! A wee trip to Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock etc highly recommended. Tons of things of interest to do and this cottage was a smashing base. Again, I can't recommend Ann and Robert's cottage and their welcome and kindness too highly.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
6 Oct 2015
Thanks so much for writing such a lovely review - we're really pleased you enjoyed staying at the Avish and that the weather was good enough for you to be able to get about and visit some of the sights on offer. It was a real challenge to restore the cottage the way we did, and it's just great that visitors appreciate it so much and feel at home there. A big thank-you as well for leaving the house so spotless!
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