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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Killybegs, County Donegal

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Lauren A
Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful stay”
Reviewed January 18, 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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Colin F
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous Cottage”
Reviewed September 23, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A wonderfully restored cottage which nestles beautifully in amongst it's own little forest.
It is almost invisible from the track which runs past it and sits in immaculate grounds which boasts a large grassed area to the front which is surrounded by large fuchsia's and wild flowers, plentiful in wildlife too with birds in abundance, quite a nice gentle alarm calm in the morning, that sound apart you hear nothing else, no traffic, no light pollution and magnificent dark skies to take in, just step out the door and look up, fantastic.
For all its seclusion, the town of Killybegs is only about 4 miles down the road, a 10 min drive takes you to supermarkets, restaurants, pubs etc, health centre, everything you need really.
We loved the stay and were very reluctant to leave, two fabulous weeks with some of the best sleep I've had in a long time, due to the silence, dark skies and that superb bed, heavenly.

These next points are not criticisms just noted observations which may be helpful:
Towels were provided and a washing machine is present but we had only two bath & two hand towels for two persons, when we had to wash our towels we had no fresh ones to use until those dried.

The electric cooker is slow at heating up and most controls hard to read the markings on.

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Liked best: Setting, seclusion, amenities close by when needed, and the bed!
Liked least: Wi Fi is advertised but it needs to be purchased seperately, we had little phone signal which was good in a way but not great if an emergency occured, I was reluctant to pay 20 euro per week for it, it should be included in the rental price.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Robert R
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden hideaway”
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We are just home from a wonderful weeks stay at cons cottage.
A great break away from it all, really rural and a superb place to stay with our dogs, who ran themselves silly in the lovely grounds, which also doubled as great photo opportunities for our budding teenage photographer.
Gorgeous, comfy beds and a great fire, which was used as the weather was typically Irish. Wish we were still there now!

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Kim B
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“My ideal spot for my idea of heaven...”
Reviewed January 4, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

Travelled with partner and dogs from Belfast. As soon as we turned off at Hotel I just knew I was going to love it and I did from the minute we arrived! Cottage is just beautiful well kept, clean, tidy with all the mod cons, you just feel at home as soon as you enter. We had our dogs with us and they loved it, there is a fair amount of livestock around so those bringing dogs not used to it need to be aware. We had some brilliant walks great places close by to explore! The cottage is remote enough to be extremely peaceful and relaxing but yet still very handy for shops, restaurants and Bars etc! Spent the most relaxing week just walking and chilling out with partner & dogs, loved it so much only back yesterday and have booked to return twice already!!!

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Liked best: the remote location
Liked least: that we had to come home :(
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Tilby-68
Castlerock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A Little Piece of Heaven”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We have just spent 5 nights in Cons Cottage. It sits in a tranquil setting and is completely private. The cottage is just beautiful and the bedrooms were picure perfect with good quality bedding and very comfortable mattresses. There was a wood burning stove and complementary kindling and logs for the first night. It was scrupulously clean and I loved the large flagged floor that ran from the sitting room through to the kitchen and bathroom. There is tv with a very good selection of channels if you want to keep in touch with the outside world. There is a washing machine, cooker, fridge and the shower is very good and hot! There were steps at the back of the cottage leading up to a washing line and a large section of lawn at the front . The cottage is completely surrounded by fir trees. We arrived with dogs and teenagers and all of them throughly enjoyed their stay. If you want a break away from the noise of life I can highly recommend this little cottage. Killybegs is only about 4 miles away with all the modcons and supermarkets.

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Your age range 35-49
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Martin Q
1 review
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Stayed here with the family & cat in the last week of July, Amazing well kept cottage on the outskirts of Killybegs. can't fault anything, had an amazing time, will definitely be back

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st51arm
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“wow!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

4th time staying in this quaint wee cottage in a secluded mountain setting...peace,quiet and stunning. all mod cons but still has the olde world charm of a traditional irish thatched cottage. in summary-heaven on earth.

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Liked best: olde world charm
Liked least: 2 days rain lol!!
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