Donegal, the fourth largest county in Ireland, has attracted the attention of many when it bagged the number one spot in the “Cool List” of National Geographic, UK. The beautiful landscape of this county makes it a rich source of inspiration and refreshment for travellers. You will be amazed at how vast and majestic their woodlands, lakes, and mountains are. Feel even more relaxed and at home by staying in Donegal’s most-loved accommodations. We’ve compiled the best Airbnb vacation rentals on this list for you!
Immerse yourself in a relaxing vacation by staying in this fabulous cottage located in a very peaceful and scenic area. It’s ideal for solo travellers or couples looking for a quiet retreat while being close to nature. The cottage features an open living area, dining, and kitchenette. There is one bedroom but the property is spacious enough for two guests. You will also have your own private garden and a barbecue in your backyard. The view of the lovely Glendowan mountains will take your breath away! The Glenveagh National Park is also a sight to behold from this quaint rental. Don’t miss the chance!
Idyllic cottage retreat in DonegalFintown, CO DONEGAL, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is super cozy and tranquilpete and anna's little cottage is cozy and comfortable and has all the necessary living amenetiesthe cottage is very cozy with books to read games to play and music availablethis tiny cozy house is really comfortable it's warm and perfect to become creative we would always come backcottage was very clean and cosyit was a spotlessly clean and comfortable spacecosy clean and comfortablethe space was beautiful and clean spacious yet cosythe cabin was very cozy clean with some nice personal touches
Host:they were perfect hostsanna was wonderful great hostabsolutely wonderful hosts none of our questions were too muchthank you for being such lovely hostsanna was so very helpful considerate and caringRead more reviewsdefinitely a good place to get away from the hustle of the citygreat place to get away from it allits pretty much slap bang right in the middle of donegal so everything is pretty close bylocation was perfect a great we drive through the mountains to glenveagh national parkhad a brilliant time in a beautiful location
This cottage dates back to 200 years ago and was amazingly refurbished and renovated into a modern, fully-functional and comfortable home. It is located in a quiet neighbourhood surrounded by great value shops, pubs, and restaurants. It’s approximately 6 minutes away from the Glenties and offers a constant panoramic view of the mountains and the coastal line. This is a perfect home for families who love their vacation slow, easy, and peaceful. There are two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living room with a lovely fireplace.
Lough Anna Cottage, DonegalGlenties, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewslot’s of hot water nice breakfast and fully stocked kitchenbeautiful cozy cottage in a gorgeous secluded areathe cottage was a comfortable space and we spent a lot of time therethe cottage has a very well equiped kitchen for guests who like to cookideal for hikers backpackers and those that like funky places away from tv / cell phonesit is really clean toothe space is very clean and extremely cozythe house is clean quant and super classysparkling clean great info provided by allaye and great communication we would highly recommendthe cottage was very clean and had lots of character
Host:alleye was the perfect hostallaye is a wonderful hostallaye was an amazing host she made us feel right at homeallaye is a delightful hostallye is a wonderful hostRead more reviewsa beautifully located cottage close to the lovely village of glentiesthe perfect location for our family getawayallaye’s place is perfectly situated on a hilltop tucked away in the woodsquiet location which makes it great for a relaxing timeallaye’s place was so cute and cozy
Located in the Wild Atlantic Way, this 2-bedroom cottage is filled with a panoramic view of the seas and the cliffs of Sliabh Liag. If you want to get away from the noise and the bustle of the city, here’s a perfect home-away-from-home for you. The entrance is a shared driveway with a private parking available. Additionally, warmth and hospitality are guaranteed by the hosts upon your arrival! They are very much happy to give you recommendations on where to and what to do while in Donegal, Ireland.
Greenhills CottageKilcar, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsgreat amenities everything you’d need for a very comfortable staythe cottage is so cute has a great view and a huge kitchen/living/dining roomthe cottage has a beautiful homely feel to it and very comfortable for a few days staygreenhills cottage is a well equipped very comfortable and much more spacious little house than we had expectedthe place was very cozy and warm and the beds were very comfortablevery nice place very cleanthe space was clean and very quaint great rustic charmthe property was clean and comfortable with a pretty decorthe place is so clean and comfortable with all the things you need but don’t travel with
Host:the host was very welcomingthe owners were very helpful and kindthe hosts were very helpful and friendlylovely cottage with very friendly welcoming hoststhe hosts were very friendly and provided helpful tips about the areaRead more reviewslovely spot house is ideal very cosy atmosphere is amazing location is perfecteverything you could possibly need right on the wild atlantic way close to wonderful sightsthe space was stylish and located in a beautiful location surrounded by green hills and cliffsgreat location and wonderful hostspatrick's place was so beautifully located--rolling green hills all around
This 200-year old cottage has undergone a modern revamp, able to attract guests with the romantic and authentic cottage living it offers. A beautiful green meadow will greet you in the morning with hills in the background. It is recommended for couples who love to spend some quality time together. The cottage offers fresh linens, towels, basic toiletries, freshly-baked scones, and cooking essentials. You’ll have your own private driveway and entrance. You will surely enjoy spending some of your afternoons at the outdoor deck and barbecue nights with your loved one.
Traditional stone shed in DonegalGlenties, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsi love that there weren't any distractions (tvs internet etc etcthe gorgeous fireplace elegant bathroom and cozy bed with its brilliant view are truly magicand the bed is amazing with the most wonderful view would definitely recommend for a romantic weekend awaythe swallow's nest was snug comfortable and has been thoughtfully renovatedit was very clean and well equipped if you fancy cookingthe cottage was very clean and supplied with all we neededspotlessly clean cozy warm and allaye the most amazing and accomodating host
Host:allaye was a wonderful hostfantastically friendly and hugely knowledgeable hostallaye was a kind and very hospitable hostallaye is a superb hostshe makes you feel right at home and is super accommodatingRead more reviewsthe location is stunningit's a secluded location perfect for star gazingreally cosy that is situated in a great locationa wonderful hidden place - perfect location for hiking or desconnectyou are so close to so many amazing things to see and do
What makes this property unique is the way it was personally handcrafted and designed by the host to make it look modern, artsy, and refreshing to the eyes. The aesthetics are perfect, as well as the ambience it creates. It sits 15 minutes away from the Wild Atlantic Way. One of the favourite spots is the couch against the centre back that offers an amazing view of the mountains. You can also enjoy some quiet time at the private deck area with seating, table, and barbecue. The whole cottage is heated by the wood-burning stove with fuel.
Cosy cabin, stunning Glenveagh viewFintown, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewscabin is very clean and fully equipped (even iron and cd/ipod player) and shelves are full of booksthe place is stylish & comfortable & anna & pete are incredibly welcomingpete and anna's cabin is a very comfortable and cosy space in a gorgeous and tranquil settingvery clean and has everything you might need to cook and pass the timeit was comfortable clean and has a great view
Host:anna was incredibly welcoming and is a great hostpete and anna are wonderful hosts toopete and anna greeted us upon arrival got us settled and provided helpful tips for the areapete and anna r brilliant hostsanna and pete are truly wonderful hosts that have an attention to detail that is unmatchedRead more reviewsgreat wee getaway in a beautifully serene locationthis is a dream location that feels like homestunning location and viewsif you’re looking for a secluded relaxing getaway this is a perfect placebeautiful space in a beautiful location with lovely personal touches to make it extra special
Between Donegal Town and Killybegs Fishing Harbor is a stone cottage that is a must-try for its luxury and comfort. It features an open plan space, patio, and a refreshing garden. The view gives you St. John’s Point. It used to be a traditional cattle shed and later on renovated to become one of the warmest, sophisticated, and relaxing cottages on Wild Atlantic Way. You’ll enjoy your own private courtyard and garden. Ideal for families or group of friends on a getaway. All essentials are provided, including a fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. There is also a 40-inch TV with Netflix and DVD for a much-deserved movie night with your loved ones.
Wild Atlantic Way Cottage -Classic Luxury- WIFIDunkineely, County Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsreally beautiful comfortable pleaaantly outfitted cottage in stunning donegaltom's cottage is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable and cozythe shower was hot the bed so comfortable and the cottage so lovelyit was lovely comfortable and had everything you neededit’s also very comfortable and has a beautiful backyardvery clean and warm and comfortableplace was sparkling clean toothis was the most spotless clean place i've stayed init was spotlessly clean i can not fault it any waybrilliant place fantastic hosts spotlessly clean we’ll be back
Host:sylvia was the perfect host making us feel at home within secondswonderful hosts who went the extra miletom and sylvia are wonderful hostshighly recommend this place and hoststhe hosts are very helpful and graciousRead more reviewsgreat location near donegal town but far enough away for hustle and bustlegreat location for exploring donegalideal location for slieve leaguegreat location and a great place to staynice accommodation in a great location
If you’re the type who loves the authenticity and vibe of rural houses, this rental is not to miss! It lies in a rural setting amidst a peaceful environment with a nearby lake. Approximately 500 years old, this cottage has witnessed quite a lot. Most of its original features are kept intact up to this day, making it a unique home indeed. Not only will you learn about Irish architecture, you’ll also experience–or at least have a glimpse of–Irish living from decades ago. This cottage has two bedrooms and good for four guests.
Rural Romantic Thatched CottagePortsalon, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsplayed cards on the kitchen table with wood stove heatingthe wood stove and backup water heater are extremely effectivethe fire and additional heaters kept us warm and the temperature inside was idealthere are portable heaters in every room too which helpthe interior was cozy and equipped with everything we needed for a few restful days' vacationbeds were comfortable and the towels & bed linen were spotlesssuper clean cozy and comfortabletop tip - make sure it's been cleaned before bookingvery clean and thoughtful inventorie it has everything one can needwe had to clean the area and wash the cutlery and crockery before we could use them
Host:i would recommend edna as a host and the cottage to anyone staying in donegalRead more reviewsamazing atmosphere and locationwonderful peaceful location off the beaten tracknice pub about a five min drive or 30 min walkwhen the rain stops the location is fantastic for walkinga wonderful place to get away from it all
How about staying in a quiet lane near Fintra beach? Fintra beach is one of the most beloved beaches in Ireland. The driftwood cottage will take you just a few minutes walk away from such wonder! The property was renovated by the hosts, adding some flair of modern style while preserving its ancient beauty. From here, you can also access famous attractions such as Slieve League, Ardara, and Killybegs for your market and grocery needs. The best way to end a day in this cottage is to simply relax on the big couch and have an open fire with your loved ones.
Driftwood CottageDonegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsslightly difficult with no wifi and no cellular service at all but overall a perfect holiday destinationthe cottage is comfortable and has a cozy interiorcosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful settingthe cottage was full of character and was very comfortablebeing wifi free was another bonus great place for a time outeverything was clean and comfortablevery comfortable clean and relaxingthe beds were comfortable and cleanthe house was very clean and it was obvious that it was well cared forit was clean spacious and a lovely place to spend a few relaxing days
Host:sonia was really helpfulthank for being such gracious hoststhe hosts were very helpful and quick in responsesonia was very helpful in getting in settledlovely hosts and very friendly locals tooRead more reviewslocation was great walking distance to fintra beachideal location and a wonderful houseit is a great location to visit donegalwonderful house in a great location just a short stroll from the beacha fabulous location and property with wonderful character in a beautiful spot of donegal
Take a quick retreat from the stresses of life with this beach house near the coasts of Killybegs. The place is equipped with necessary amenities, such as an indoor fireplace, a centralised heating system, a hot-water facility, and other required essentials, to ensure that your stay is a comfortable one. If the views of the calm sea, peaceful sunsets and tranquil sands do not satisfy you, the friendly locals in the nearby shops and restaurants of Killybegs are more than eager in letting you know of other interesting activities.
Beach House.Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsall the important amenities available loved the wood burning stove- very cosy and a really comfortable bedthe space is cozy and perfect for two people to relaxthe cozy interior was perfect for warming up after a day of hiking in the rain and winthe place was clean and as pictured (perhaps even better)the house is exactly as described - clean peaceful and comfortablethe cabin was very comfortable and cleanthe cottage is clean and well laid out with everything you needtina provides a clean comfortable and restful place to stay in killybegs
Host:our host was very lovelyhost was also very responsivedavid & tina were amazing hosts and so sweettina was a fantastic and friendly host who made us feel very welcometina and her husband were great hostsRead more reviewswalking distance from the cute coves that are near bywonderful location close to beach and towngreat location better than expectedlocation is beautiful and little town near by is great for restaurants would recommendthe beach house's location was terrific
One of the many beach cottages that overlook the amazing Fintra beach, this cottage is a great place to start your beach holiday in Killybegs. Panoramic views await you as you stare out into the horizon of the sand dunes, with the beach itself not being too far away. If you somehow miss the modern way of life, head back inside the cottage to seek refuge. Inside, you will be greeted with a wide range of modern amenities, including a modern 50" flat screen TV that comes equipped with Netflix, free of charge, and a breakfast bar.
Beachcombers Cottage - Modern Luxury -WIFI-NetflixKillybegs, County Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewswe had a lovely stay and felt very comfortable the whole timethe beds and linens are very comfortablevery clean & comfyvery clean comfortable spaceimmaculately clean and so many thoughtful touchesit was super clean with lovely bed linenloved how clean and stylish the house was
Host:they were excellent hostssylvia and tom are wonderful hoststom and sylvia are great hoststom and sylvia are great hoststom and sylvia are truly wonderful hostsRead more reviewsgreat location as welllocation is superb just a short walk to the beachgood location and right on beachwe loved the location and the housebeautiful location and perfect accommodation
This cottage is privately located near a beach and a lake. It is built on a ¾ acre of land, with a magnificent backdrop of the landscape. It is no wonder this property is tagged by Sunday Times as one the Top 20 places for the Summer in Ireland last 2012. If you love communing with nature, you have to book this listing now. It has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to four guests. Pets are welcome, too!
The Times: Best Irish Cottage! Pets OK
This traditional Irish cottage is specially designed for travellers who love the charm of nature, landscapes, stunning views and scenic views you can only find on postcards. The property is newly-renovated and was given a modern look. At the same time, the ambience takes you to local, traditional living. There are no TV or Internet connection, thus making your stay more intimate and relaxing. It is also near one of the best villages in Ireland–the village of Andara. Another must-try is Nancy’s Bar for great seafood, and the Corner House Bar for a taste of Irish traditional music.
Wilderness dream cottage in Donegal
Traditional meets modern
Donegal, Ireland is one of those few places where you experience a fusion of ancient and modern. Not only in terms of the attractions but also in the houses you’ll stay in. These accommodations will definitely take you to a peaceful state, giving you a kind of vacation that is hassle-free, steady, and rejuvenating. Make sure to bring your loved ones with you when you plan your visit to Donegal. Nothing beats feeling the warmth of family and friends while you enjoy some stunning views, the refreshing green meadows, hear the sound of waves, and much more.
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