Mia’s Cottage is a restored traditional cottage situated in the north western part of the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. It is located 5 miles from Clonmany Village on the road leading to the breathtaking Mamore Gap. There are wonderful hill views to back of the cottage with sea views over Lough Swilly towards the front. These scenic surroundings make Mia’s Cottage a relaxing holiday base to explore the Inishowen Peninsula.
The cottage was recently restored and now exudes old world charm combined with modern comforts including free internet for customers.. It features high pine celings, sliding sash windows and wooden floors. A solid fuel stove, central heating and high levels of insulation make it a very cosy holiday home. A private lane leads to the cottage and there is large back garden enclosed with an old stone wall. This garden is a safe play area and features a swing and a slide.
The holiday home is just a few minutes drive from three of the finest beaches on the Inishowen Peninsula – Leenan beach, Tullagh Strand and Pollan Strand at nearby Ballyliffin. The latter two beaches are used by the Inishowen Surfing School for Surf lessons. Pollan Strand has a lovely playground at the beach entrance and features a coastal path along its length, ending with the ruins of Carraickabraghy castle.
Mia’s Cottage is within a stroll of Cic’s pub where the pint of Guinness and craic is good. The Rusty Nail pub serves excellent bar food while the local Ballyliffin Hotels are well known for their cuisine. Clonmany Village has a good choice of entertainment.
- 2 bedrooms to sleep up to 5 (1 ensuite)
- bathroom with large electric shower
- restored cottage – insulated to a high standard
- traditional features retained
- high pine celings, sliding sash windows, wooden floors
- living area with solid fuel stove
- tv and dvd player
- sea and mountain views
- kitchen units designed in a traditional fashion
- electric cooker, microwave
- dishwasher, fridge and freezer
- washing machine, tumble dryer
- iron and ironing board, outside clothes line
- patio area with furniture, electric bbq
- private lane to cottage
- large back garden with swing and slide
- charcoal bbq
- 3km to Tullagh Strand
- 5km to Clonmany
- 8km to Ballyliffin
- free wifi
Perfect for a peaceful week away…
My boyfriend and I headed up here for a week at the end of Sept ’13. We just wanted to get away for a bit and relax and I don’t think we could have picked a better spot. It’s a beautifully restored very well equipped cottage with sea views and it is just so quiet and peaceful. There are lots of things to do around the area, there’s an equestrian centre, tea rooms, the Mamore Gap, the waterfall and lots of pubs etc to visit. The cottage is 5 mins from the village and around 15/20 mins from Buncrana which is packed with places to eat. You’re also less than an hour from Derry which is nice for a visit.
Overall we had a fantastic week here and found the owners John and Dolores very welcoming and friendly. We intend on repeating the experience next year, I can’t wait to go back 🙂
Lovely unspoilt part of Donegal, great cottage
I had a business report to write and needed some peace over a long weekend to get it done. I booked Mia’s Cottage on the Inishowen peninsula, County Donegal and it turned out to be a perfect choice. It would be hard to fault the cottage – John and Dolores, the owners, have done a great job in restoring it whilst still retaining an Irish farmhouse feel. It has a wood / peat stove with oil central heating backup making it very cosy at all times. The area is beautiful with hills sweeping down to the seashore – it seems to be a good place to walk with a number of guided trails and, at some point, I shall go back with my wife to do some walking there. There’s a pub called the Rusty Nail nearby which does decent food and, apparently, has good music during the high season. The village of Clonmany about 3 / 4 miles away also has a number of pubs, food takeaways including a Chinese and a good sized grocery store. There are good local taxi services for those who like a pint. I took the Sunday off and drove the 25 miles or so to Derry – one of Ireland’s most historic cities and well worth a visit. Phone reception isn’t great and there’s no Wi-Fi at the cottage but there is good Wi-Fi at hotels at Ballyliffin and at various other local spots. I recommend it.
Brilliant cottage in classic Donegal location
I stayed here over new year (2012/13) with my husband and mother. We had terrific welcome from John and had an absolutely brilliant stay in the cottage, it was even better than we expected and what we could image from the photos. It was just newly renovated so we were using everything brand new and for the first time!!! It was great to have 2 bathroom facilities in the cottage which meant everyone had their own space 🙂 We cooked in during our stay and the kitchen is really well equipped. The washer and drier would come in hand if I’d been there with my nieces and nephews!!!
Nearby beaches (turn right when you come out of the lane) are absolutely beautiful and relatively sheltered for Donegal! The rusty nail pub nearby had a great atmosphere and good tradition food! We also ate a few times in the Ballyliffin Lodge and we would highly recommend it. As it was over new year the tea rooms at the waterfall were closed but definitely looked like a place for a return visit and the walk to the waterfall was lovely and well worth it.
Overall we all had an absolutely lovely time in the cottage, it was perfect for a relaxing get away after a brilliant but busy Christmas!! We will be back 🙂
Lovely homely cottage in a picturesque setting
We visited Mia’s cottage In February and had a wonderful time. The cottage was warm (even in Feb) and homely and beautifully finished. The rooms were comfortable with plenty of extra blankets should they be needed. The area was beautiful and the locals very welcoming. There was lots to keep the children occupied such as the local horse riding school and the nearby beaches. Would dfinitely like to visit again 🙂
Gorgeous, clean, warm, and very welcoming house feels like coming home
This house is very welcoming and caters for both young and old. It has been built and decorated by caring hands to a very high standard. This was our first time renting a holiday home, we were unsure what to expect. We received a warm welcome from John and were made to feel very comfortable this was definitely a home away from home. My 5 year old little boy loved playing on the swings and John very kindly let him borrow a bike which he loved! The views and near by beeches are lovely and fingers crossed we will definitely be back again! We would like to thanks both John and Dolores for letting us stay in this truly lovely and affectionately now known to us as our holiday home. There was only one bad thing about Mia’s Cottage – are stay was not long enough!