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“A real cosy cottage hideaway”
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24 reviews
Welcome to Davenport's Cottage
Open-plan living area with woodburning stove
Open-plan living area with dining table (seats 6)
Master bedroom ensuite
Open-plan living area with kitchen in background
Twin room
Cottage with sunroom and large gravel outdoor area
Single room
Culdaff Bay
View from around cottage down to Culdaff Bay
Sea view within walking distance of the cottage
View of cliffs a short walk from the cottage
View of nearby headland
Sunrise from the cottage
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Culdaff, County Donegal

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Daly5
Newry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A real cosy cottage hideaway”
Reviewed 3 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We spent the recent very cold Easter weekend here, but the welcome from the Norris's was warm and friendly and they kindly left us extra wood for the glorious fire. Lovely comfy beds and everything was spotlessly clean.
Best thing about Davenport's is the attention to detail, a real home from home, great master bedroom which is hotel standard. But, if like us, you like to be able to walk to the village and back this place will be too remote for you, although very scenic, it's at least 2 miles to the village on a quiet but dark road.
To sum up, a lovely place to cosy away from the cold March winds with a roaring fire and a bottle of wine, a great base for exploring the the local beaches and our teenage sons appreciated the free wifi, the pool table and table tennis. Just a 5 minutes drive to village and Culdaff beach, Jennifer and Alan both very hospitable

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Liked best: Cleanliness, comfort and overall presentation
Liked least: location - you will need a car to access the village and the beach
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ArizonaDo...
Prescott, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This is a wonderful cottage, in a breathtaking seaside location, tended by warm and caring people!”
Reviewed 8 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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person found this review helpful

We spent a wonderful 9 days at Davenport's Cottage. The cottage is a 200 year old home that has been completely remodeled. Though it is part of a small, quiet, working farm, it is 100% secluded from the farm activities. Now, we could easily be considered "picky" Americans when it comes to our accommodations, and this visit to Ireland was our first of many to come. In fact after we left Davenport's Cottage, we had a bad experience at a B&B in Dublin, and an annoying experience at the Airport Hilton, so Davenport's definitely set the bar and spoiled us!

What they don't tell you very much about the cabin is the views of the seaside cliffs, bays and fields. There is breathtaking beauty everywhere you look. You can look from the front windows down to the bay, or walk a few minutes down to the majestic seaside cliffs that border the property. We would walk with our coffee down and watch the waves crash on the rocks far below, and one evening we even saw a seal working his way around the rocks.

We were warmly greeted by the homeowner, Alan, and his daughter, when we arrived. The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean, and a warm plate of fresh baked goodies welcomed us into the home. The home is extremely cozy as advertised, with both oil heat and a wood burning stove for the chilly nights. For your walks, there are two friendly and playful dogs that will accompany you, "free of charge", if you want.

The people around Culdaff, were also very welcoming and friendly. We recommend McGrory's Pub, which is within walking distance. I've listened to many a session of live Irish music in my life, but I heard the absolute best at McGrory's. That night, one of the bar's owners, John McGrory, was leading with the guitar, accompanied by an accordion, violin and mandolin and they sounded wonderful. Just when we thought it couldn't get better, in walks a group of teenage musicians, from Glasgow, Scotland, who throw their own accordion, violin, guitar and a harp! Twas like a celebration is HEAVEN!

We ultimately loved our stay in Inishowen, and we know it wouldn't have been as special had we stayed anywhere else. The cottage is nicely located near Culdaff, and several other towns, as well as Derry which is a short drive to the south. The price was incredibly reasonable, and well worth it!. We will definitely come back again, however, the we hope to stay much longer.

(Though it's a relatively simple trip from Culdaff to the cottage, I would recommend that before you go, use the Satellite/Streetview feature on Google Maps to view the driveway turnoff to the cottage, so it's easier to recognize it. Also, a GPS unit can be worth it's weight in gold if it's your first time driving in Ireland.)

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Liked best: Everything, price, scenery, location, property owners, etc.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Adam K
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautifully renovated cottage with great views of surrounding countryside”
Reviewed 26 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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people found this review helpful

Organised a group of six mates, flew over from London Stansted to Derry, hired a car and drove on up to Davenport cottage outside Culdaff, awesome long weekend. The cottage is a great place to get away from it all, located up a small hill surrounded by great views of the sea and countryside but only five mins drive to the beach, pubs and restaurants in culdaff. It's been lovingly restored with a great wood burning stove and kitchen complete with all mod cons (dishwasher, oven, fridge freezer and all the utensils). The rooms and showers are well appointed and the cottage has a free open wifi connection.. Great value and highly recommend the place.

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Liked best: Lovely cottage, well appointed, general cosiness, peace and quiet.
Liked least: Wood burning stove really heats the place up nicely. Settings however take a bit of fiddling to start with, recommend proprietors provide some detailed written instructions for future guests' reference.
Travelling group: With Friends
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