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“Simply stunning cottage and area”
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27 reviews
Cavanagh's cottage
View for the decking area , safe area for small children to play ,
French bed
Lime washed wall high ceiling with timber beams
Designer guild fabric
Old stone fire place on bedroom with barn doors and fittings
Over 100 year cast iron range
3ft thick stone walls
Beautiful beaches
Breathtaking views
Great place to see the northern lights
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Culdaff, County Donegal

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taylorca3...
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Simply stunning cottage and area”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Cavanagh's cottage has been beautifully renovated and is a stunning place that would suit any kind of traveller. For us with two small children, it was perfect. My little boy loved his bunk bed and the stash of toys he found hidden throughout the house, and my 7 month year old was catered for with a cot and highchair. My husband and I enjoyed evenings on the deck, with a glass of wine enjoying the beautiful views. Its also in a great location with some of the most amazing beaches I've ever seen on the doorstep and the ferry port across to County Antrim only 15 minutes away and a 10 minute journey across. We're already thinking about when we can book our next trip!

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Liked best: The decor, amenities and location
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
5 Aug 2015
Thanks for the lovely review it really mean a lot to us to hear back from guest and that they enjoyed there stay at cavanaghscottage your right about the area it never lets you down any time of the year,great the kids found the toys it always helps and finally Marion said you and the family were a pleasure to deal with! Good luck Hughie & Claire
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Alan s
1 review
“Tranquility”
Reviewed 9 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Cottage was Devine cool stylish and above all traditional
A big well done on the renovation Hughie sympathetic to cottages age yet contemporary as well we just loved it won't be long until we book again
Thank you and Marion for a much loved break away from it all
Thanks again Alan Steenson

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Feb 2015
Thanks Alan for a lovely review so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay,welcome back anytime,thanks Hughie&claire
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Ronanluke
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Stylish stay in Inishowen”
Reviewed 7 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014

We spent a great week in Cavanagh's Cottage with our three kids in October 2014. The cottage was superbly finished. We really enjoyed spending evenings in front of the stove fed from well stocked coal bunker and turf shed.The boys loved the bunkbed room. We had a couple of forays out on our bikes including a visit to Culdaff's famous McGrory's pub. There are many great beaches within a short drive. Marion ,the housekeeper was very helpful and hospitable . The only slight niggle was slight underlighting which I am sure will re rectified in the near future. Well done Hughie.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Jan 2015
Thanks Ronan glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and exploring the local area, The lighting was dealt with during December and all seem much better! Thanks again hughie & claire
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S S
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great weekend!”
Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I stayed for a weekend at Cavanagh's Cottage, Donegal in November. Prior to our arrival, the housekeeper called to the house and lit the fire in the living room and the range in the kitchen, making sure the house was warm for our arrival. We were able to use the turf provided in the shed for the fire during our stay which was great. We cooked on both weekend nights in the property and the kitchen, which is decorated in the traditional theme of the cottage, is fully equipped with everything you need.

The cottage is located close to Malin Head, Ireland's most Northerly location, and we visited this on the Saturday. We called at McGrory's of Culdaff on the way back which I would recommend for food. The seafood chowder was fab.

The cottage has bed spaces for 6 people plus a sofa bed. The only thing I would say is that additional dining chairs for everyone staying would be good so that we can all sit together at dinner.

Overall we had a great stay. Hughie and Marion were very pleasant and the booking process was straightforward. Directions provided were spot on. The property is in a rural location and close to beaches giving you a very traditional Irish experience. Would recommend

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jan 2015
Thanks for taking the time to review Cavanaghs cottage really pleased you enjoyed your stay ! Thanks again hughie
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Reviewed 11 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: Enjoying a glass of bubbly on the deck on the morning of the wedding
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jan 2015
Thanks again hughie & claire !
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N16Travel...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“A delightful home from home”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Hughie's cottage is a wonderful example of how to restore a traditional Irish cotttage, retaining all of the original character while adding home comforts & plenty of style. The booking process was straightforward and it was a pleasure to arrive to find a fire burning in the stove & Marion on hand to show us around.
Inishowen is a beautiful part of Ireland & the cottage is a great base for exploration.
Top tip - it's worth making the drive to Bridgend for dinner at Harry's Bar & Restaurant.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jan 2015
Welcome back anytime thanks you for the review hughie & claire
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Allison M
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb!!!”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had an amazing time at Cavanagh's Cottage & really didn't want to leave! We found it very easy to book & Hughie was so friendly & helpful; As was Marion, who met us on our arrival & had a lovely turf fire burning in the living room to warm us up and make us feel very welcome! Cavanagh's is a traditional Irish cottage with a modern twist. It is so filled with character & we just loved all the quirky bits and pieces (including the cheese grater lights in the kitchen!). The weather wasn't so good during our stay, but it didn't matter...the scenery in the surrounding area of the Inishowen Peninsula was spectacular and we especially enjoyed our visit to Malin Head. It was just lovely to know that we would be returning to the homeliness of the Cottage, after a day's sight seeing, where we could put our feet up & enjoy the warmth from the turf fire! We will definitely return to Cavanagh's Cottage on our next trip to Donegal :)

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Jan 2015
"Superb" review thanks you for taking the time out ! Hughie
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