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Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer

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Elevation facing Stragill Beach with External Patio Area & BBQ
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Internal view of Dining Area
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Nestled along the shores of Lough Swilly with breathtaking views over Stragill Beach and the surrounding area Cecil's Cottage is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. This new build looks convincingly old with the finest detail of times gone-by instilled in every room. Main House comprises 3 bedrooms and attached single end comprises self contained apartment with one double bed. Situated on large private site overlooking beach with peaceful reading area and private access lane to beach. Tranquil and comfortable yet close to Buncrana Town Centre and all local amenities. Main cottage - 3 beds, sun rm, kitchen-dining, bathrm & shower rm Single End - kitchen/living/bed/Shower rm PLEASE NOTE: Hire of the property for formal after parties and hen/stag parties for large groups of young...Nestled along the shores of Lough Swilly with breathtaking views over Stragill Beach and the surrounding area Cecil's Cottage is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. This new build looks convincingly old with the finest detail of times gone-by instilled in every room. Main House comprises 3 bedrooms and attached single end comprises self contained apartment with one double bed. Situated on large private site overlooking beach with peaceful reading area and private access lane to beach. Tranquil and comfortable yet close to Buncrana Town Centre and all local amenities. Main cottage - 3 beds, sun rm, kitchen-dining, bathrm & shower rm Single End - kitchen/living/bed/Shower rm PLEASE NOTE: Hire of the property for formal after parties and hen/stag parties for large groups of young adults is strictly forbidden.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No events of parties under any circumstances! No large groups of young adults under any circumstances. We expect you to treat our home with care as it it were your own.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Showers
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About the Owner
Wild Atlantic Wanderer W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviews (29)
Marina C
Marina C
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I want to leave an excellent review for Cecils cottage Buncrana. We went for Christmas just after my daughters wedding. A family affair. The hosts were most welcoming and helpful. The cottage extremely clean well kitted out and authentic. I give it 10/10 . We loved being so close to beach and only a 3 km walk on coastal path to Buncrana. Wud definitely return
Visited December 2021
Written December 31, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Seaside53900427401
Seaside53900427401
1 contribution
My sister and her family had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. I have stayed there] before and would have no hesitation in recommending it. We all plan to stay there again.
Visited July 2020
Written August 4, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

john h
john h
Dublin, Ireland61 contributions
What a welcome from the hosts with treats on arrival. WOW views and the clean cottage was filled with authentic Irish homestead touches.That said, all the mod conveniences were in place for relaxation and comfort, warm baths and showers on demand and the kitchen was fully stocked - even with a GEORGE FORMAN grill. Sunsets were photographed most nights. A very short walk from the property DIRECTLY onto a beautiful beach and headland with an optional paved walkway into Buncrana. The beach was spotlessly clean. Surrounded by flora and fauna and wildlife from North Donegal - this is an opportunity to slow the pace down and connect with nature and love the fresh air. Country road walks, friendly locals, and plenty of touring options if you want to explore. Check the ferry times to cross Lough Swilly. We went to beaches galore. Our small dog was delighted to get to know Jessie the donkey. We will be back. While we saw so many lovely holiday homes in Donegal few compared to this in terms of location, privacy and views. We love looking at our photos still !
Visited June 2020
Written July 6, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Samantha D
Samantha D
25 contributions
This was our 2nd stay at Cecil's Cottage. We enjoyed our first stay so much that we simply had to come back. The house is so spacious and beautifully decorated. We were all very comfortable. The living room views over the Lough and mountains are stunning. We walked through 2 fields straight onto the beach. We brought our dog with us and she adored staying as well. We especially loved the donkey, sheep and cows. The location of Cecil's Cottage is a fantastic base for touring around Donegal. We shall definitely be back next year !!
Visited July 2019
Written August 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We thrive on all of our happy customers. We look forward to your return. Anita :)
Written August 19, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AdamFullarton
AdamFullarton
Belfast, United Kingdom7 contributions
Great place to stay, short easy walk to the beach, lovely views, super location and great hospitality!
Visited May 2019
Written May 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks for staying with and for taking the time to write a review. Anita
Written May 21, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ruth M
Ruth M
1 contribution
The best cottage ever - beautiful scenes - beautiful walks - beautiful cottage with breath - taking views and coat hot fire 💛 Owners and Anita are so kind and caring - thank you all for such a wonderful stay 💙
Visited December 2018
Written February 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Your return custom again and again makes us happy to know we are doing our job right. Thanks and we look forward to your next visit. Anita :)
Written March 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KWAKBeerfan
KWAKBeerfan
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom53 contributions
What a location! We had a two week stay here at the end of August. Wonderful views of Lough Swilly and its hills from the lounge and garden. The house was well equipped and comfortably accommodated three adults with two lively children. The children were very impressed with the play area in the garden and, in particular, loved feeding Jessie the (people friendly) donkey. Eileen and Seamus were excellent hosts, keen to ensure we had a good stay. We can only echo the positive comments of previous guests on this cottage - its location, facilities and proximity to Stragill strand, including the pleasant walk along the coastal path to Buncrana. The house is well located for touring the Inishowen peninsula. We left with a sense of sadness with all saying they'd love to return in future. What more can one add.
Visited August 2018
Written September 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cottage. We love all the excellent feedback that our guests leave. It is indeed a very special place that we love to share with others. Please do return again soon. Anita :)
Written March 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daniel K
Daniel K
1 contribution
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans votre gite le gite est très bien et la paysage magnifique je recommande fortement ce gite
Visited May 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.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thank you for your lovely review. Delighted that you enjoyed your time in our cottage and by the beach. Anita :)
Written July 22, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ruth M
Ruth M
1 contribution
Absolutely loved our stay at the cottage - it is such a wonderful place! So cosy, warm, beautifully decorated and perfectly located - so close to the beach and to Buncrana village :) beautiful walk! The owners are such lovely people who always make sure you are happy and enjoying your stay! They are so kind and friendly! Thank you so much for an amazing stay! We can’t wait to be back!
Visited April 2018
Written April 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thanks so much for leaving lovely comments about our property. We absolutely love others getting enjoyment from our cottage and indeed the surrounding area and all its beauty. Anita :)
Written April 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Johnnie J
Johnnie J
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions
I came to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday, with my wife and four kids along with my three brothers. Seamus and Eileen were great hosts, looking in on us to make sure the fire was roaring and that we had all that we needed. Seamus even took the kids up to the farm where we met Jessie their donkey and got a chance to hold the newly born lambs. They also set up a horse riding session for the kids at Crana Stables. The house was well equipped with fabulous views, only a short walk to the beach from where we enjoyed a spectacular 2-3km shore walk into Buncrana. We had a great time and will certainly aim to come back at some point in the near future.
Visited April 2018
Written April 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wild Atlantic W
Wild Atlantic W
Thrilled that you all had an amazing family getogether at the cottage. Its the perfect place for a family gathering. We'd be delighted for you to return again in the future. Thanks for taking the time to leave some lovely comments. We really do appreciate it. Anita :)
Written April 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Nestled within the Donegal Hills along the shores of Lough Swilly, Cecils cottage has breathtaking views over the surrounding areas and lough. A peaceful retreat only a stones throw from Stragill Beach. The cottage has a private laneway to the beach and also a quiet raised and decked reading area (See pictures for details). The cottage is in a tranquil spot yet only 4km from Buncrana Main Street and all local amenities. Buncrana Town and nearby surrounding areas have so much to offer for travellers. The local scenic beauty is most definitely a huge attraction. Sandy beaches, numerous viewpoints from rolling hills, cliffs and mountains. An ideal way to enjoy the scenic beauty of this area is by taking the 'Inishowen 100' route plan by the local tourist industry which shows off Inishowen...
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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 if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer

Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Cecils Cottage, Buncrana, Co. Donegal by Wild Atlantic Wanderer must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.