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Elnan Cottage

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
This early 20th century 3-bedroom house has been extensively refurbished and modernised. It sleeps 6 with two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room. There are two bathrooms, (one en suite), a sitting room/dining area and separate kitchen. The house is set back from the road, nestling at the foot of a mountain. A large grassed area at the front of the house provides space for children to play, (but due to a shallow stream on the boundary, young children should be supervised). The village of Ballyliffin is a short distance away with a shop, petrol station, fast food shop and four large hotels which serve great food. The world renowned Ballyliffin Links Golf Course is visible from the house and less than a mile away by road. The nearest beach is Pollen Bay, a magnificent two mi...This early 20th century 3-bedroom house has been extensively refurbished and modernised. It sleeps 6 with two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room. There are two bathrooms, (one en suite), a sitting room/dining area and separate kitchen. The house is set back from the road, nestling at the foot of a mountain. A large grassed area at the front of the house provides space for children to play, (but due to a shallow stream on the boundary, young children should be supervised). The village of Ballyliffin is a short distance away with a shop, petrol station, fast food shop and four large hotels which serve great food. The world renowned Ballyliffin Links Golf Course is visible from the house and less than a mile away by road. The nearest beach is Pollen Bay, a magnificent two mile stretch of golden sand. It is only a ten minute drive away and is just one of the many picturesque beaches within easy reach of the house. There is a children's playground close to the beach. Situated on the Inishowen Peninsula this house is in one of Ireland's most beautiful areas. Opportunities for walking, cycling , golf, surfing and horse riding are all close at hand, as well as places of historical interest. The Giants Causeway coast is within easy reach as is the military museum at Fort Dunree. Malin Head (Ireland's most northerly point) is a short drive away with its panoramic views of the North Atlantic coastline. Mamore Gap, a mountain pass 800 feet above sea level also provides some spectacular views. Just a forty minute drive from Derry, this cottage is in an ideal location, close to various transport links.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Booker should be over 21
Bedrooms
2 Doubles2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Barbara and Pat B
Hosting since July 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsYou will be met on arrival for the hand over of the keys, and then left to enjoy the cottage and your holiday. Just in case you should you want more information or advice, a contact number will be left for you.

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Dave C
Dave C
Northampton, United Kingdom25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just wonderful
We stayed at Elnan Cottage as we were attending a wedding in the village. We were met by Susan and Phil he gave us a great welcome and showed us around. This cottage is very homely and is in a beautiful location. The area is beautiful with great food at the local hotels, a good shop and takeaway are just a short walk away (15 min).
Visited August 2022
Written 16 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anne-Marie Cullen
Anne-Marie Cullen
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ballyliffin’s best!
This is our second visit to Elnan Cottage and it did not disappoint. I cannot tell you how scrupulously clean the whole accommodation is, it is immaculate! The facilities are outstanding and I would struggle to think of anything that was missing. The newly appointed seating area and rear of the cottage is clean and spacious although, with that incredible view at the front, we did not need to use it. I imagine with smaller children, this would be a great area to play and be safe. The added bonus of the two sheep in the front ‘garden’ was beautiful to see again and adds to the feeling of being ‘away from it all.’ The location is perfect and close (walking distance) to the delightful eateries in Ballyliffin. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage, especially for families, it is a gem and so glad we found it. We will be returning 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Visited August 2022
Written 8 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gerardjosephmcateer
gerardjosephmcateer
Belfast, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottage
We had a wonderful visit with the kids. Clean, warm and cosy with great views. Kids loved the sheep in the front field. One minute drive into town and amenities. Great base for exploring Innishowen’s wild beauty. Highly recommend
Visited October 2021
Written 26 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anne-Marie Cullen
Anne-Marie Cullen
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect
We were thrilled with Elnan Cottage from the minute we booked. Great communication with Barbara who responded quickly to any email questions I had prior to our visit. The cottage was absolutely perfect for us and we could not fault a thing. The considered provision of hand wash and hand sanitiser was excellent. The position was idyllic, with stunning views and access to the whole of Inishowen. Dreamy!! We cannot wait to rebook for next year. Thank you all ☘️☘️☘️☘️
Visited September 2021
Written 5 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ruth B
Ruth B
Belfast, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great cottage in great location
We had a great stay in a beautiful character cottage. Location was brilliant for exploring the Inishowen area, where we found plenty to see and do. Would have liked a fire/log burner but this didn't taken anything away from a superb holiday.
Visited August 2020
Written 30 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

claire m
claire m
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect mini break
We have been coming to Donegal for over 20 years and this is our favourite house so far. Clean and well appointed, friendly helpful host and great communication. Lovely area with beaches, pubs, restaurants etc. WiFi drops out in the evening but everything else was perfect. Hope to return next summer.
Visited July 2019
Written 17 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire64403757716
Inspire64403757716
So glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Thanks for for being such great guests. Regards Barbara & Pat
Written 3 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sven H
Sven H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gemütliche Wohnung in toller Umgebung
Das Ferienhaus befindet sich in einer ruhigen Ecke und wirklich tollen Umgebung im Norden Irlands. So haben wir uns das vorgestellt.
Visited June 2019
Written 15 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire64403757716
Inspire64403757716
Thank you for your review, it was great to have you stay.
Written 19 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ian Y
Ian Y
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely, comfortable cottage in a great location and setting.
Cottage provided a great place to stay for a few families attending a wedding in Ballyliffin. Really convenient, very comfortable and made to feel very welcome on arrival by Susie. Will definitely be back.
Visited September 2018
Written 6 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Maurice B
Maurice B
Chorley, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic cottage
Stayed for 2 nights whilst attending a wedding. The cottage is fantastic and felt very homely. Would definitely stay again if in the area. About a 15 minute walk to Ballyliffin. We had a 3 year old and the walk back ensured she was well settled and fell straight asleep.
Visited September 2017
Written 7 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
NorthStar739851
NorthStar739851
So glad you enjoyed your stay and the cottage met your needs. We would love to welcome you back in the future.
Written 10 November 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Dublin Airport
136.1 mi

Eglinton Airport
18.8 mi
Restaurants
Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin
3 min

The Rusty Nail
2.5 mi

Jack's Restaurant at the Ballyliffin Lodge
5 min

Strand Hotel
4 min
Attractions
Doagh Famine village
2.9 miHistoric Sites

Glenevin Waterfall
2 miWaterfalls

Wild Alpaca Way
4 miFarms

Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
2.7 miNature & Wildlife Areas
About the neighbourhood
The area is rural, with lots of beaches, with a group of hotels in Ballyliffin itself, that are within walking distance, and serve great food. There are lots of lovely rural pubs, most of which also serve good food. This area is part of the Inishowen Peninsula, which has some fine cycling and walking routes, and of course, there is the magnificent Ballyliffin Golf Club with it's two 18 holes links courses, visible from the cottage, and a 15min walk, (or 2 min drive if you have golf clubs).
Getting around
Getting around is generally by car, motorbike or cycling. If you do go out for a meal or drink, there are plenty of taxi-cabs available to get you back.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Elnan cottage is just off the main road, (R238), just below Ballyliffin, on the way to Carndonagh. If you are coming from Carndonagh, Elnan is on the left, not long after passing the golf club turning. If you are coming from Ballyliffin, Elnan is at the bottom of the hill on the right, just as the road straightens out.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Elnan Cottage

Elnan Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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