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The Whins - Traditional Irish Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 80 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cosy cottage retaining original features. The cottage is situated in a rural peaceful area with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Surrounding the cottage is rough uncultivated land of rocks, whin bushes, bog land and marsh therefore more suited to adults as there is no play area. Two bedroom cottage sleeps 3/4 people. Cosy sitting room with large open fireplace. The kitchen provides everything you need for home cooking with dining table. White bed linen, white towels (fresh towels supplied mid-week)central heating and fuel for open fire supplied without charge. Electricity is metered (2 euro coins). Baby cot and high chair available. The cottage is certified by Failte Ireland "Irish Tourist Board"

We have two cottages on the site, each with their own private laneway and patio: see advert 623913 to view the other cottage.

More Details

Margaret & Michael McElwee
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Ballyhork, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , double bed with white bed linen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , double bed with white bed linen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • surfing


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(14 traveller reviews)

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The Whins - Traditional Irish Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Absolut empfehlenswert!

  • 5 of 5

Ein uriges Cottage, in dem es an nichts fehlt. Die Lage ist beeindruckend und lässt einen gut zur Ruhe kommen. Sehr liebenswerte Gastgeber empfingen uns freundlich und standen auch die ganze Zeit über für Informationen zur Verfügung. Interessante Ziele im Norden Donegals und in Nordirland sind problemlos in Tagestouren erreichbar. Absolutes Muss: Besichtigung von Michaels über 400 Jahre altem Familiencottage, zu dem er uns gerne einlud. Danke!

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Traditional Cottage and Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

The area and the cottage were fantastic. The cottage was very authentic and the area very picturesque. We really enjoyed relaxing in front of the open fire. Micheal and Margaret were great hosts and provided us with fire and towel supplies throughout the week. The local beaches are beautiful and quiet, pefect for a scenic walk. We definitely recommend for a relaxing break in the countryside and will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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beste Unterkunft die wir je hatten

  • 5 of 5

Das ist einfach Irische Lebensart in Perfektion. Das Cottage liegt absolut ruhig die Vermiter kümmern sich um alles, man bekommt wertvoll tips und vor allem haben wir in den 10 tagen selbst angebautes gemüse und Obst erhalten. was will man mehr. jederzeit wieder ein Aufenthalt hioer in Fanad.

Vielen Dank

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments
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Holidays in Donegal

  • 5 of 5

"We really enjoyed our stay at Margaret and Mickael''s cottage. They have been helpful and willing to give sound advice to make the most of our stay. Indeed, the fire in the evening made us feel comfortable and cosy.We highly rcommand the visits to Glenveagh Castle and National Park, and also Malin Head and the beautiful beach at Port Salon( even though we did''nt manage to swim...... Ideal for people who love quiet and genuine places"

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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un mot : excellent

  • 5 of 5

Que dire de plus, tout n'était que bonheur : le site, la maison, l'équipement, la propreté.... et pour couronner l'ensemble Margharet et Mickael qui sont la gentillesse personnifiée. Que du bonheur, ils n'ont de cesse de savoir si tout va bien, si rien ne manque....

Adresse et propriétaires remarquable. Merci encore pour cette semaine merveilleuse.

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The cottage is close to the Atlantic coast on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way in the scenic Fanad Peninsula. Follow route Ramelton - Milford - Kerrykeel - Fanad. Margaret will be at the cottage with the turf fire burning and have everything nice for your arrival.

The cottage is a 5 minute drive to the Atlantic coast, blue flag Ballymastoker beach and 18 hole golf course. There are many quiet roads and country lanes to enjoy walking and cycling. Possibility for fresh water fishing, angling, surfing and horseriding. The Fanad Peninsula in Donegal North West Ireland is scenic with mountains, hills, lakes, deserted seashores, sandy sheltered beaches and rugged Atlantic coastline. It is a sparsely populated farming and small fishing community. There are several small hamlets consisting of grocery store, church, restaurant and pub. It is one of Ireland's few remaining Gaeltacht areas in Ireland where the Irish language and culture is preserved.

Margaret and Michael will assist in any way to make your stay a pleasant and enjoyable experience.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Ballyhork, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May/June 18
5 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
July/August 18
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
September 18
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rest of Year 3
29 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Rest of Year 4
5 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
Easter 19
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
Rest of Year 5
27 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
May 19
4 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
July/ August 19
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
September 19
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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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