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TheThatch - traditional stone thatched cottage, Maghera, Ardara, Co Donegal

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Traditional stone thatched cottage with everything you need for a break away. 2 bedrooms Bedroom 1 (sleeps 3) 1 double bed, 1 single bed Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) 1 double bed Cot also available. Living area comprises of focal fireplace, seating, TV with digital channels and DVD player. Fully fitted kitchen cooker, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, pots, pans crockery, glassware, cutlery etc. Laundry/utility with washing machine, dryer and sink. Bathroom with electric shower, wc and basin. Gated rear patio area with seating and dining space, large lawned secure garden. The perfect retreat for anyone wishing to take in the beautiful surroundings or to get involved in the many activities and experiences that can be enjoyed in this special place.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No parties or events.
Bedrooms
2 Doubles1 Single1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Nichola M
Hosting since May 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 91%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsYou will be met on arrival with the keys. We are only a phone call away should you have any problems during your stay.

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Reviews (14)
Ciara H
Ciara H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Return to The Thatch
Our 2nd stay in this lovely cottage in the most beautiful surroundings. On arrival, met by Carnel & Brian who have again excelled themselves with their warm welcome, treats for the children & lovely homemade bread and stocked fridge! Wonderful beach & homely cottage, just can't recommend enough.
Visited July 2019
Written August 6, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marie M
Marie M
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Beautiful Cottage near the beach
Had a wonderful time in Ireland staying in The Thatch near Maghera beach, Ardara. Our hosts, Carmel and Brian gave us a lovely welcome and had left some provisions for us without charge. The cottage is warm, welcoming and spotless with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Maghera beach is a few minutes walk away-one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. We will return 😄
Visited July 2019
Written July 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mark W
Mark W
Derry, United Kingdom27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottage
From the moment we arrived we loved this little cottage. Myself, my wife and our three children throughly enjoyed our stay here. The cottage is perfectly located close to maghera beach and caves and just a few hundred metres from the waterfall. Inside the decor is great and the beds are so comfortable. We spend most days adventuring so a comfy bed at the end of the day was amazing. This is pur first stay here but will definitely not be our last!
Visited May 2019
Written May 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Queen S
Queen S
Armagh, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Thatched Cottage.
This cottage is in a fabulous location, just a few minutes walk from one of the best beaches in Ireland and close to lots of good walking.Also the caves at the beach are a great location for photography. You could get lost in time with your camera here. Carmel and Brian, the hosts, were there when we arrived and give us a very warm welcome and left us a very generous starter pack which included amongst other things,lovely home made bread . The cottage itself is warm, really cosy and very well equipped. Everything is immaculate. We had a truly enjoyable weekend although the weather was wet and windy it did not stop us enjoying ourselves.
Visited March 2019
Written March 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Footprints714299
Footprints714299
Thank you for the lovely words, we’re delighted you had a great stay and hope to see you in the future!
Written April 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Annie M
Annie M
Kent, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, Cosy & Quiet ! fantastic holiday definitely a five star x
Ardara is a beautiful village the people are friendly and the owners Brian and Carmel were so kind and helpful and always available if we needed anything. We enjoyed the beautiful Maghera caves and beach on our door step with wonderful views from the thatched cottage. Days out visiting the highest cliffs in europe Slieve League and a boat across to Aaronmore Island. Driving around the Bluestack Mountains & Wild Atlantic Way is breathtaking with a visit to Killybegs and Donegal Town Castle. it may be a small castle but full of interesting history. The Ardara show and Irish dancing on the street was also a treat for us and the kids. Definitely worth a visit I will be returning xx Annie Peter and girls xx
Visited August 2018
Written August 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Footprints714299
Footprints714299
Thank you for your lovely review, we’re thrilled you had such a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you all very soon!
Written August 30, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Claire H
Claire H
Lisburn, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect in every way.
We have just returned from a wonderful break at The Thatch. The cottage is immaculate inside and out, we couldn't have asked for anymore. Carmel and Brian were so welcoming and every detail had be thought of. We would highly recommend this property , you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to visiting again.
Visited August 2018
Written August 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Footprints714299
Footprints714299
Thank you so much for your kind words. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written August 30, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BoardingPass296492
BoardingPass296492
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Stay
We had a fantastic stay at The Thatch. Carmel and Brian are wonderful hosts nothing to much even when we managed to lock ourselves out on first day. The cottage has everything you need and more. Is spotless. Alot bigger than expected. 5 minutes walk to lovely beach, lovely views, great size garden very child friendly. The town is 10 minute drive away with everything you need shops pubs. Can't wait to return.
Visited July 2018
Written July 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Footprints714299
Footprints714299
Thank you for your lovely review! We’re delighted you all enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
Written August 30, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

corinne24430
corinne24430
Razac-sur-l'Isle, France6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
PARFAIT
super location. Propriétaires très gentil et très disponible. Très belle vue comme sur le site. Très bien accueilli avec eau lait café sucre…. rien à dire. Cottage PARFAIT comme les propriétaires. Nous sommes très ravis de notre séjour et souhaitons y revenir car séjour parfait.
Visited July 2018
Written July 20, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen G
Helen G
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable cottage in beautiful setting
We stayed for a week in this comfortable cottage outside Ardara and particularly enjoyed the stunning location. It’s just 2 mins from a spectacular beach, and there are loads of good walks and other places of interest in the area. There’s plenty of space, inside and outside and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. It’s in a small hamlet with no shops or bar so you do need a car to get into town 9km away and the road is narrow and quite twisty, so a late night out might mean cabs if you’re not happy to drive it at night, or you want to drink.
Visited June 2018
Written June 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

berjacbec
berjacbec
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Little Slice of Heaven
This cottage is a little gem, nestled at the foot of stunning mountains with a spectacular beach just a few minutes' walk away. The nearby waterfall is stunning, and the closest town of Ardara has something to offer everyone. The cottage itself is warm, cosy and beautifully equipped. Everything is immaculate, and the garden would have been used so much more if it hadn't been for the late August rain, but you take your chances with the weather in Donegal! A warm welcome and even some home-made bread was presented on our arrival, which set the tone for a beautiful short break. We'll definitely be booking again.
Visited August 2017
Written September 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Secure parking available

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About the neighbourhood
Maghera beach & caves are less than a 5 minute walk away. Winning 6th best beach in Ireland in 2018. 6 miles from Ardara town, voted best village to live in, also known as the festival town full of bars, restaurants and shops. Or a scenic mountain walk up Glengesh Pass. Killybeggs a local fishing port is a short drive away with hotels & restaurants. Take a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way to find some of Ireland’s most breathtaking views including Europe's highest sea cliffs. The Slieve League Cliffs are located in Glencolumcille in Donegal and are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe rising 1972 feet above the Atlantic Ocean (almost 3 times higher than the famous cliffs of Mohar in County Clare!)
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about TheThatch - traditional stone thatched cottage, Maghera, Ardara, Co Donegal

TheThatch - traditional stone thatched cottage, Maghera, Ardara, Co Donegal is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

TheThatch - traditional stone thatched cottage, Maghera, Ardara, Co Donegal has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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