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Lough Adeery
Killybegs Harbour by night
Cliffs at Slieve League
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Waterfall at Maghera, Ardara
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Killybegs, County Donegal

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Kim B
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“My perfect getaway place”
Reviewed 5 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Out 4th stay and it's where I love to get away from it all and recharge the batteries, we are booking out 5th stay today. Sad to see someones dog had chewed parts of the house :( I hope this doesn't mean Sean will reconsider having dogs in the property, I would be heart broken if that was the case. Only just home on Saturday and looking forward to returning already. I love this location.

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Liked best: the remote location
Liked least: The midges at this time of year
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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Liked best: seclusion
Liked least: kitchen lighting
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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A superb break. The cottage is the perfect place to zone out for a few days. We found the rooms comfortable with suitable amenities. The surrounding area is beautiful, Slieve League is outstanding. We will no doubt visit again.

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Kim B
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Nothing to dislike”
Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Back for our 3rd stay, and we will be back again. Just love the place. We had a slight issue with hot water but as soon as we rang Sean was there to sort it, and didn't leave till he was sure we had pumping hot water. Lovely man. I hope the cottage remains the same for years to come as I plan to keep returning... Really is my kind of heaven. Read 5 books and walked dogs just bliss :)

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Liked best: The peace!!!! Walks in the pitch black :)
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
8 Mar 2016
Hi Kim,
Glad you enjoyed your stay!..looking forward to welcoming you back soon...Sean&Glenda
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Lauren A
Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
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“Absolutely wonderful stay”
Reviewed 19 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Conscottage is something else. Words such as tranquility, romance, quaintness and nature all spring to mind. It really is the perfect getaway. We travelled from County Antrim with our two dogs and stayed for 3 nights. We literally did not want to leave.

Sean's communication was excellent and booking and arrival at the cottage was easy and stress-free. Flexibility with check-out time in our situation was most appreciated.

The cottage is about a 15 minute drive from the fishing town of Killybegs and close to many points of interest such as Fintragh Beach (best beach in County Donegal in my opinion, maybe even Ireland), Slieve League cliffs (excellent mountain walk with spectacular views), Donegal Town (go to Chandpur Indian restaurant, amazing) etc. There are convience stores, a large SuperValu, petrol filling station and bars, restaurants etc. a short car journey away although you still feel secluded up in the hills. A 30min taxi into Donegal Town, if you want a few drinks, will cost about €35 each way.

Down a private lane you will arrive at the beautiful thatched roof cottage. It is set in its own private woodland with lots of space for dogs and children to play. Many have noted but I will reiterate, there are sheep roaming around so consider this when walking your dog. There are views of the lake and the sky at night is stunning.

The cottage is warm, cosy and comfortable. Large open-plan living and dining space filled with items to make it feel like home, including fleece blankets, books, travel magazines and board games. The wood burning stove was lovely and we were provided with enough fuel for the first 1-2 fires. The SuperValu in Killybegs sells sticks and coal to replenish.

There is a double bedroom and a 2x single bedroom. The double bed, my partner claimed, was better than a hotel bed and I have to agree. So comfortable. There is ample storage space and a dressing table for hair and make-up (I don't believe there is a hairdryer so be sure to pack your own!)

Bathroom is great with an excellent power shower and we always had piping hot water. Only 2no. bath towels provided although this was not a problem as we brought our own and were able to re-use the ones provided. There is ample radiator space around the cottage for drying items. You will need to bring your own soap, shampoo and shower gel.

Kitchen basic but ample glassware (even champagne flutes for our bubbly, great), plates, utensils, pots and pans etc. It was immaculately clean. You can stock up at the nearby SuperValu - there is cooking oil, salt, pepper and cleaning products but you will need to bring all the basics like teabags, butter, milk etc.

The fact that dogs are accepted is amazing. There is lots of space in the kitchen for them to sleep however the door would not close and they could escape into the living area. We solved this by putting a chair in front of the door and tying the handle to the chair.

There is WIFI available for a weekly charge of €20 I believe, which is convenient if staying here for longer than a few days. But we enjoyed having little signal and no internet for a few days. Totally escapism.

We thoroughly enjoyed sitting in front of the fire with a bottle of wine and a cheese board, watching Freeview TV with the dogs at our feet. Total bliss.

Thank you Sean for a wonderful stay! We look forward to returning.

Lauren and Ronan

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Management Response
19 Jan 2016
Hi Lauren&Ronan,
Glad you both enjoyed your stay at Con's.Thank you for the glowing review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.Sean&Glenda
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