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Wild Rose Cottage In Scenic South Donegal - WiFi Available.

Bedrooms 3
Space 970 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 6 plus Cot

Welcome to Wild Rose Cottage, and its beautiful surrounding area.

Wild Rose Cottage stands on a half acre plot with a relaxing garden area both back and front for you to enjoy. The Cottage offers a tranquil and relaxing base from which to explore the breathtaking beauty of Donegal, which forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

While this traditional Irish home is completely private, it is just a two minute drive to the local village where you will find a Post Office, Café, Grocery Store and several Pubs with traditional music to entertain you.

Tastefully decorated and featuring an open fireplace as well as oil-fired central heating the Cottage is cosy and comfortable year round. With all the necessary equipment in the kitchen, you can choose to cook at home if not in the mood to eat out. Wireless Internet is also provided. An outdoor shed provides extra space for surf boards , bicycles and outdoor gear.

Nearby you will find amazing Blue Flag beaches, the rugged sea cliffs at Slieve Leauge, traditional Irish music and great restuarants. Come and enjoy breathtaking mountain views, wonderful scenery and indulge in a friendly and tranquil atmosphere that will inspire you to return year after year. We look forward to sharing the delights of Wild Rose Cottage and its environs with you !

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Equestrian Center 2km.

Coral beach and Lighthouse 7km.

Scuba Diving at St John's point.

Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe are 30km away.

Killybegs fishing port - Martime and Heritage centre 8km.

City of Derry Airport - 130 km , approximately 1.5 hours drive.

Dublin Airport - 255 km, approximately 3.5 hours drive.

Belfast International Airport - 185 km, approximately 3 hours drive.

Knock International Airport - 150 km, approximately 2 hours drive.

Larne Ferry port - 195 km, approximately 3 hours drive.

Dublin Ferry Port - 260 km, approximately 3.5 hours drive.

More Details

Jennifer and Willie Mackey
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

About Jennifer and Willie Mackey

William & Jennifer have been married for 30 years, we have three grown up sons. We have lived in Donegal all our lives, indeed our families can be recorded back to 18th century in this region - I guess we are local! Willie took early retirement in 2010 having worked in Telecommunications and Jennifer is now a full time housewife having worked as a Child Support Worker. We now have a small working farm on which we breed Connemara ponies and some Aberdeen Angus cattle.

Jennifer and Willie Mackey purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jennifer and Willie Mackey chose Ballymagowan

In March of 2012 we acquired a little Cottage down the road from where we live. The Cottage was in good condition and so after only some minor alteration and redecoration “Wild Rose Cottage' came into being. It is a very cosy Cottage, clean warm and with everything necessary to make your holiday enjoyable. It stands on its own half acre site, peaceful and quite even though it is only a 5min walk into the local village of Dunkineely.

What makes this cottage unique

Wild Rose Cottage is a 100 year old traditional stone cottage which has been upgraded over the years to a comfortable / cosy home while still retaining some of its old style. Whether you wish you chill out in the garden with a glass of wine or relax in front of the open fire you will not be disappointed. There is a Satellite TV and a DVD player if you need it and also WiFi Internet to catch up with friends and family back home. The cottage is ideally located to access many of our beautiful beaches , breathtaking mountains and other scenic drives or if you prefer to browse in the many craft shops in the nearby towns and villages. We have many award winning Restaurants to choose from in the area as well as many traditional Irish Pubs where you can join the locals in a nights music and craic. For the sports enthusiast there is Golf, Fishing, Pony Riding, Scuba Diving and Mountain Walking just to mention a few .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comfortable, nice house. Sleeping , all things are perfect, indeed also Internet. Donegal is wonderful, tell it everybody, for rest. Even the weather was not bad
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Ballymagowan, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • thermos flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Electric shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • Travel cot provided on request. Baby buggy provided on request
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Small shed on site, can be used to store bikes, fishing rods etc. Baby stroller available on request Picnic Basket and flask also available


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Wild Rose Cottage In Scenic South Donegal - WiFi Available.
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 44 reviews

Very comfortable cottage in a quiet location very well situated for exploring the area.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is situated in a quiet location just a 10 min walk from Dunkineely and some very friendly local pubs. Music night at Macs was particularly enjoyable. Plenty of parking and a sheltered secluded garden, well equipped cottage ensured a great stay for us. Plenty of places to eat out with Donegal town only a 12/15 min drive and Killybegs 10 min. We found so many places to see within an hour's drive made the cottage a super location.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the Music Night in Macs , always a big favorite with our guests.
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Brilliant Hospitality Along Wild Atlantic Way

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage! Jennifer and Willie made us feel so at home during our stay and they have thought of everything we could possibly need! Wild Rose Cottage is perfectly located for exploring Donegal County and the Slieve League on the a Wild Atlantic Way. We would not hesitate to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and glad you enjoyed your Trip to Slieve League and the Wild Atlantic Way and yes we would look forward to meeting you again.
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wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed. Willie and Jennifer were warm and friendly and offered many suggestions for our stay. The cottage was stocked with many books about Ireland and novels by Irish authors. Also, many cds of Irish music. There are three pubs and a café just a short walk away.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the books and were able to check out the local pubs.
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Wonderful cottage in Dunkineely

  • 5 of 5

Willie met us at the cottage and gave us an overview of everything. The cottage is very neat and clean, with everything we needed. It's close to a lot of places to take day trips or a great place to just hang out and enjoy the beautiful garden. We didn't get to meet Jennifer, but Willie was an awesome host. We would highly recommend the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teri , glad you enjoyed you time in area and that the Cottage meet all your expectations.
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience could not have been better. The most gracious hosts, an incredibly well equipped cottage - had everything we might want or need - and gorgeous scenery. We could not have asked for more, and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting this young family in our Cottage.Delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

We really loved the cottage. Willie and Jennifer thought of everything . My two grandsons,aged 3 and 5 especially loved playing in the garden with all the cute ornaments and a real bunny! Thanks for a wonderful stay. We didn't want to leave!. Will definitely recommend Wild Rose Cottage to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and we would be delighted to welcome you back again.
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Dublin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
N 15
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Castle Murray House
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
St John's Point
Car: necessary

Dunkineely, County Donegal, Ireland, (20 km from Donegal Town)

15 minute drive from Fintra beach and St John's Point beach.

30 minute drive to the famous Slieve League sea cliffs.

10 minute drive from fishing port of Killybegs


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Ballymagowan, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April - June 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
Sept - Oct 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$64.08

Towels and linen are included in price
Oil Central Heating and all electricity use are included in price
Complimentary WiFi is also available to guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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