Stayed 5 days at the town house cottage . It was extremely good. Very clean. Every facility one would need. Brendan was exceptionally kind and was always available if we needed any advice. Location was brilliant with only a five minute walk to the town centre. Would definitely stay there again. Many thanks to both Sharon and Brendan
Wasn't going to review this till end of our stay but Leslie's review made me so mad. We are here at moment and love the cottage. It is just what it says on tin and more. We have never had any problem with heating, baths or shower. Don't quite understand what Leslie is going on about. To come in and light the peat fire is so lovely. Stayed in many holiday cottages and this one is one of the best. The owners are so friendly and helpful. The grass at side is not nice but as explained it is not Brendan's. Lovely house, well equipped and in great location. Highly recommend this house to my friends.
We loved this location as a base for traveling around the county. Brendan was helpful and available if we needed him. We enjoyed the open fire when the evening got cool. It was convenient for us to walk up town in the evening.
I don't like to be critical, but it is difficult to reconcile the superlative reviews we read about Town Cottage with the property that we stayed in. We agree that it is well-located for walking to the center of Donegal Town and that the space description is accurate. Brendan seems to be a very nice man, but we found Town Cottage to be in a state of neglected maintenance -starting with the very tall weeds along the entry sidewalk. We did not find the spotless level of cleanliness described by some other reviewers. The en suite shower was very moldy and fixtures in the family bath were old and stained...unappealing enough to rule out a tub bath. The hot water (switch requires standing on the lounge sofa), was limited and problematic as it cannot be left on, but requires 20-30 minutes heat up time and was still a very limited quantity. The family bath had a separate electric shower heater, but it allowed only one very brief shower before heating function stopped. We also experienced limited and inconsistent central heating on the 3 mornings we were there. The last morning there was no heat at all which was uncomfortable.The kitchen is a nice, well-equipped room, but the dishwasher did not work and the refrigerator had multiple cracked plastic drawers. The back garden looked like it could be lovely on a sunny day, but shrubbery on both sides was overgrowing the space. The TV appeared to be attached to a cable or satellite network, but it only seemed to receive 2 channels. While parking was easily accessed on the street just outside the cottage, it was in a Pay and Display metered area. Some have commented that this is not enforced, but be aware that there is a possible 45 euro fine during pay hours of 9am-6pm. Rate is 50c per hour during these hours; free overnight. Overall, Town Cottage has the potential to be a great accommodation, but it is currently quite worn and in need of repairs, maintenance, and updating.
No bottle of wine or fire as other reviewers say but, nevertheless, this did not spoil our stay! The house is so convenient for the lovely town. I also went to the Catholic Church, which is straight across the road from the house, on Palm Sunday.
The slight trouble with the internet was soon sorted by Brendan.
All in all an enjoyable 5 days.
Cottage very convenient to all shops and restaurants. It was very clean. Not a speck of dust. Lots of wee extras provided like tbags and coffee. A bottle of wine and biscuits were waiting on arrival and a nice fire Handy having 2 showers.
Excellent location , lovely comfortable house, suit 6 people no problem, .... easy walk to Donegal Town