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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Laghey, County Donegal

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Vincent B
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“Thoroughly recommended”
Reviewed July 4, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We're just home from a fantastic stay in Donegal, Ireland. We chose Carraig Gorm and we were certainly not disappointed. The owner was there to meet us when we arrived, she was very friendly, was able to recommend many interesting places to visit. The accommodation itself was extremely clean, cosy and had fantastic views over the area.
I would certainly recommend Carraig Gorm to anyone looking to stay in Donegal for a short break or holiday.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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LisGre
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely property and even lovelier hostess! We'll be back”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

Just back from a week's stay in this property and, as per previous reviews, cannot fault it! Our only complaint is that it is already booked for the dates were wanted in July!

Margo welcomed us with a burning fire and deliciious freshly made scones. The house has everything you could need and possibly more!

On top of that, Margo had seemingly endless patience with our 7 year old son, who was out the door like a shot as soon as she passed the window - she even took him a walk up to the farm to meet the new lambs!

To sum up - love the house, love the location and we will return at some point!

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Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Maggie F
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“Home from home property with fantastic views and helpful, friendly owner”
Reviewed September 30, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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My first time to Ireland and definitely won't be my last! The welcome from Margo was great with her immediately putting the kettle on and making us feel like we were at home. The views from lounge, kitchen and upper bedroom were fantastic and it's a great location for exploring the local area where there are some lovely beaches/coastlines and walks. On several early mornings I walked down the lane to Mullanasole (~40 mins walk) where I pottered around for a while before my husband came and picked me up. All very peaceful and relaxing. We found the location of the cottage ideal as it was 6 minutes to the nearest supermarket and 15 mins drive into the centre of Donegal town. It's well connected to other areas such as Fermanagh lake country and Donegal coast and hills all within easy reach. Margo had a long list of suggestions of good places to visit (many of which we wouldn't have known about without local knowledge) and the fact that she sent this to us a couple of weeks before our arrival allowed us to think about what we might want to do and see (depending on weather, etc). Such a good idea!

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hilaryzoe
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quiet cottage with scenic views”
Reviewed September 21, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed here in July and had a great few days. The cottage was clean and well appointed and Margo was very welcoming and gave us some great walking and eating tips. The views from the garden over Donegal Bay were terrific.

We had some lovely days out. The sun shone and were lucky enough to see dolphins whilst eating out in Creevy Pier, as well as the seal colony a short walk from the cottage.

The nearest pub was a bit of a walk away (about 30 mins?), so you do need a car if you want to head out for food or a drink.

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Liked best: Location and views.
Liked least: Only one pub/restaurant within walking distance
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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994coling
Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Fantastic Property in Beautiful Location !”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Quite simply - Carraig Gorm exceeded our expectations.

Although we were impressed enough to book a 7 night stay based on the photos online - to be honest they do not really do the house justice.

The property is of a very high standard, larger & more spacious than anticipated. On arrival we were greeted by Margo - who gave us a guided tour and had kindly prepared some home made scones & jam, superb !

Unfortunately It was a grey wet afternoon when we arrived but Margo had the 'Log Burner' going which made us feel at home straight away

This was our first holiday in the area. Margo gave us a few helpful pointers & there was ample useful info left in the house for us to look through. We are a family of 4 ( children 13 & 11 ).

The kids loved exploring the garden with its array of berry bushes, flowers & vegetable patch. Margo kindly allowed us to pull up some Lettuce to have with our BBQ

The house offered ample space for the 4 of us - it is the perfect house to use as a base to explore Donegal or just go and chill out.

We have already recommended 'Carraig Gorm' to our friends & look forward to staying there again at the earliest opportunity

Thank you Margo for making us very welcome & helping ensure we had a great family break in Donegal

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Liked best: Felt like home from home
Liked least: Nothing - can't fault the house at all !
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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DoctorMac...
Portland, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding in all respects”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

Margo greeted us upon are arrival and guided us through a lovely three bedroom - two bath vacation rental. It was beautifully furnished, complete with washer- dryer, cooking utensils , microwave etc. we could see the mountains and ocean from the patio. There is an abundance of flowers in the back yard and sheep outside the back yard fence. I would recommend Margo's rental without hesitation.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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Bobby_Sol...
Brisbane, Australia
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351 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“I want to live here... Permanently....”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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people found this review helpful

We came for the scones and stayed for the comfort. Margo greeted us on arrival with a basket of scones and all the fixins :-). They were fabulous. We are travelling around the world staying at vacation rentals wherever possible and I have to say that this is in the top two we have found so far. The property is very clean, neat and very comfortable. It has everything that you need for a long stay. These include, a quiet location, easy access to shops and some great restaurants, excellent WiFi, very good appliances and all the comforts of home. Donegal Town is just 5 km away and just down the road is the Salmon Inn. We spent a few evenings watching the sun set over the bay and even attended the local pig races at the Inn (although the pigs weren't available on the day so they raced sheep ... as you would in Ireland). Although the weather was quite wet during our stay we found plenty to do and places to see. Margo is a great host and we felt very welcomed and very comfortable during our two week stay.

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Liked best: The company of the host
Liked least: The weather
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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