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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ardara, County Donegal

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threepenn...
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot for peaceful getaway”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Ard A Mhaoire is very comfortable and well-equipped. The owner met us at the petrol station on the outskirts of Ardara and we followed him to the cottage. He showed us around before leaving us to settle in. There were fresh flowers and a bottle of wine on the kitchen table - a very nice touch.
The cottage is in a beautiful, quiet location. A 20min walk in one direction takes you to the slipway at the end of the peninsula. A 5-10min walk in the other direction takes you to a small, secluded beach.
Are A Mhaoire is ideally situated to explore the west coast of Donegal. Ardara is a 10min drive away - a pretty town with a mixture of gift shops, pubs & cafes and 2 small supermarkets.
The only small downside for us was that the garden wasn't securely fenced. We had our 2 dogs with us, and we couldn't let them out into the lovely big garden without them being on the lead. With livestock all around us, we simply couldn't take the risk.
Otherwise, I'd have no hesitation in recommending this lovely cottage.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Poor garden fencing
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Sylvia S
Belfast
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very welcoming, extremeley well equipped.cosy and home from home.e and quiet”
Reviewed 23 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Very clean, loads of space. had our two dogs with us,we all had a great time .Beach is less than 10 mins walk away. Beautiful surroundings,peaceful and quiet yet only a short distance to the local town of Ardara.

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TJMcHugh
Kuna, Idaho
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“We want to go back!”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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This cottage is near town but feels very private. It is walking distance to the beach and about a 5 minute drive to town. The cottage is modern and clean. Sean met us at the Texaco when we arrived even though we arrived quite late. (Maloney's Texaco is a great place for smaller quantities of food and supplies. They are well stocked.) He showed us how to start a peat fire and how to work everything. The bottle of wine was a nice touch too! Having a washing machine was very helpful too. We really enjoyed our stay and we hope to return again.

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LisaKC201...
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful Donegal!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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If you get a chance to visit the Ardara area in county Donegal - then you should definitely go for it! It is not often that you have the beach on your doorstep (5 minute’s walk from the cottage) combined with the beautiful mountain views.....

The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could need, and it has a lovely picnic table and BBQ for those Summer evenings outdoors. We took our dog with us and the large garden was perfect!

Sean was the perfect "landlord" and he made us feel right at home, we would definitely stay there again.

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Liked best: The beach being right there
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Garnett47
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful Irish Cottage in a Beautiful Place”
Reviewed 16 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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My wife and I stayed at Ard A Mhaoire for 3 nights ( Nov. 12 to Nov 15 - 2013 ) We were greeted by Sean in Ardara town centre and followed him to the beautiful Ard A Mhaoire, a beautiful cottage with views of the beach at the back and a local waterfall to the front. The cottage has 3 bedrooms a lovely shower room and a bath with toilet downstairs also. The kitchen has everything needed and room to sit and eat. Sean had left some peat to light for an open fire which we did and on a cold November night it was magical. It is wonderfully quiet in the immediate area and a 10 minute walk to Dorlins beach, well worth a visit just to watch the waves come in. A short drive to Ardara town will get you what you need, food, provisions etc. We loved the silence as we come from Belfast and it can be noisy in some areas as you can imagine. I would thoroughly recommend this Beautiful place for peace tranquility and relaxation. It is kept to a very high standard. The friendliness from Sean and all the locals we met was fantastic. Well worth a visit.

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Liked best: The walk to the beach
Liked least: Missed my WiFi but not a serious problem.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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