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Decking accessed from sun lounge, picnic table and loungers available Sheltered natural stone patio, views of Horn Head, table, chairs & bbq available
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Decking accessed from sun lounge, picnic table and loungers available
Sheltered natural stone patio, views of Horn Head, table, chairs & bbq available
Open plan lounge with natural stone fire place and 46' TV with freeview
Spacious sun lounge, access to large decking areas
Kitchen with breakfast bar, seats 4 persons
Dining area, seats 6 persons
Natural pine staircase leading to galleria and master bedrooms
Master king bedroom with en-suite
En-suite shower room, 2 no.
Master double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom, bathroom next door
Main bathroom with shower
Bunk bed room, sleeps 4, bathroom next door
Bunk bed room, sleeps 4, bathroom next door
Games room with table football and board games
Games room with LED lighting
Horn Head and Tory Island by day from Ard Na Mara
Horn Head and Tory Island by night from Ard Na Mara
Purple pin locates Ard Na Mara Holiday Cottage, minutes from the beaches of Sheephaven Bay
Gently shelving Downings Blue Flag Beach suitable for children, 7 mins drive from Ard Na Mara
Tramore Beach, Downings, great for walking and parking available behind Rosapenna Golf Resort
Tramore Beach in the evening
Downings Beach, Blue Flag Beach
Tranarossan Beach, Atlantic Drive, 5 min drive from the house
Murder Hole Beach, Belmore Head, 15 mins drive from the house
The cave, Murder Hole Beach
Kayaking around Sheephaven Bay, kayak rental available at Jaws Watersports, Downings
Sailing Downings Beach
Excess to secret beach, walk to end of the lane,  continue opposite our lane down to the coast
The Singing Pub, great for sea food and child friendly
Horn Head, walk along the headland for great views
Cycle the hills and coast of Donegal
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Downings, County Donegal

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Connor m
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Just returned from a weekend away with friends and would definitely recommend to anyone who is thinking of staying in this area. Everything is accommodated for in the house. There is also a handy guide the owner provides for your stay, which helped a lot with organising days out, taxis etc. The house was perfect and the area around was beautiful. Would love to return in the future.

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1 Nov 2016
Thank you for you kind comments ! Ard Na Mara
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Edward M
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great family holiday.”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This was a great holiday for three generations of the family. Although their were 11 of us, the house never felt cramped and we all had our own space. The grounds were a safe haven for the kids and the appearance of a fox, donkeys and cats added to their enjoyment.
The views from the house were picture postcard and it made a great base for exploring the scenic wonders of Donegall. I would say that a car is essential.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BigJaydog
Armagh, Ireland
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21 reviews
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“Beautiful house in beautiful location”
Reviewed 27 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Really lovely house, very comfortable for extended family. Fully equipped kitchen, open fire, big windows to let in the sunlight. All round excellent stay, would definitely return.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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eleanor d
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent !!”
Reviewed 13 January 2016 for a stay in August 2015

Had a lovely holiday in this house last August. Would definitely go back there again. The property was central to everything & had lovely sea views.
The only negative was lack of Wi Fi & beds could have been more comfortable.
However lovely clean house & owner was extremely helpful & accommodating. Look forward to our next visit.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jan 2016
Thank you for your review !
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Carcharod...
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A fantastic house in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The house was exactly how it seemed in the photographs on the web site, the view at sunset was always something to look forward to seeing and the beds were very comfortable especially after a day exploring the area. Stephen was extremely helpful and all of the locals were as friendly and charming with the humour and wit that you would hope to encounter in Ireland. the local pubs offered a great atmosphere and some fine food, the Old Glen Bar was very good and the Singing Pub offered both good pub grub and restaurant dining along with live music every night. For a good coffee (not on a Wednesday) and a chat as well as helpful information for your water based activities in the area call in to Jaws Water Sports in Downings, or if you want to try out off road driving or speed down a zip wire, etc. head to the Glen out door activity centre, probably better when it's raining. A little further away from Downings we enjoyed the stunning landscape of Glenveagh Castle and Arranmore Island, probably 1.5 hours drive away from the house and numerous stunning beaches much closer to home that you may, like us, be lucky to have to yourselves for most of the day. All in all it is a wonderful place that we look forward to visiting again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tim W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Everything you need and more”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We travelled as a group of 3 families- and there was still plenty of room! When the weather is good, you can't beat the views! Even on a wet day there was enough to keep the kids occupied- aged 10, 8, 6, 6, and baby Alfie! Do visit tra na Rosas beach about 3.5 miles around the headland. Drownings beach great as its shallow for the kids. Others include marble hill- around 20-30 mins away. We couldn't find the murderhole beach! Pubs-- harbour bar 2.6 miles away in downings, singing pub 3.5 miles away- great food. We did trips to glenveagh national park- v good day out, dun fanghy, ards forest park. Swimming pool in downings a great find. For some reason the excellent soft play area is only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday?!? Great lunch at cafe near mc nuts tweed shop. Our friends left and my elderly parents even came over for a couple of nights, they loved it. We absolutely loved this place, house is just perfect- a big thanks!!

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