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Self-Catering Portsalon

1 Ard Carraig in Portsalon, Donegal

From: €446 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 1

1 Ard Carraig Self-Catering

Holiday home
No. 1 Ard Carraig is a fantastic, detached cottage set in Portsalon, near its superb golf course, boasting sea views and a hot tub. With accommodation across the ground floor, there are three bedrooms, along with a shower room, a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and gas stove. Outside, there is off road parking for four cars along with an enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and hot tub. With a stylish seaside theme throughout and comfortable, lovingly-presented holiday accommodation, No. 1 Ard Carraig is a wonderful choice for your next Donegal getaway.

Resting on the western bank of Lough Swilly is the seaside resort of Portsalon and home to one of Ireland's top golf courses. Portsalon makes for a wonderful base for exploring the Fanad Peninsula and boasts a picturesque harbour at Ballymastocker Bay where you will find one of the most spectacular beaches in Ireland. Visitors can try out many outdoor pursuits including golf, surfing, fishing, diving and kayaking or if you prefer to explore the region on wheels, the Knockella Coastal drive encompasses excellent views of Ballymastocker Bay and Lough Swilly. The historic town of Rathmullan, south of Portsalon provides a lovely afternoon out where you can take a tour of the Kinnegar Brewery and hopefully sample some of local produce! With something for everyone, Portsalon is a wonderful location for Donegal and the North West.

The West of Ireland conjures up many images; thatched, whitewashed cottages, a flock of sheep on a narrow road, an emerald green field with a stone wall, or the Atlantic waves crashing into towering cliffs and rocky shores.

Gas central heating with gas stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher. TV with Netflix and freesat, WiFi DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 4 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and hot tub. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and cafe 1 mile, pub, restaurant and beach 5 mins walk. Note: Front door and patio from French doors accessed via one step. Note: Travel Cot and High chair available on request.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Brady
September 2020
We really enjoyed our relaxing holiday , we cut it short due to the fact there was nothing open ,on speaking to family they told us that's how it is at this time of year we thought it was because of covid.. otherwise the place was great
Mrs Coulter
August 2020
We had a lovely week in Portsalon, the house was ideal for us as a family of four , kids loved the hot tub and the large garden , so close to beach and perfect for a base to see Donegal although you will not want to leave the house or Portsalon once you get there ! Also everything was provided that was needed and more! Will definitely stay again
Mrs Coulter, August 2020
November 2019
Had a really relaxing break.. Everything we could possibly need was available for use. Will definitely book again. Very helpful landlady.
September 2019
Having read the reviews on 1 Ard Carraig I thought , nothing can be that good.... How wrong I was! It is beautifully appointed the rooms airy and spotless. We tried to find something that was not in the Kitchen but failed miserably Every kitchen aid yon could wish for in in there. The beds are comfy and the rooms spacious. Wendy and Andrew have thought about their customers even leaving bath robes and beach shoes to enable you to get in and out of the superb hot tub in comfort, every sort of towel is available to you and spares are in the cupboard if needed. The welcome booklet is very informative and easy to follow for each of the appliances have been written so you can operate them quickly. I spent many an evening and early morning sat in the, what I called my reading nook, reading and watching the sun rise/set over Ballymastoker beach. The only let down with the holiday, which by no means affected 1 Ard Carraig was that the local Pub and Restaurant were closed for the season dispite us having checked beforehand that they would be open. This was a holiday chosen for us to relax from our hectic daily life style, 1 Ard Carraig fulfilled that criteria with ease and we will return
February 2019
I spent a week in this amazing house. I had the most amazing stay....there is literally everything you could every want or need here. The views are breathtaking. The owners are absolutely lovely, even leaving me a bday card and gift This place is everything I wanted and more. Can't wait to my next visit
June 2018
Had a fabulous stay, with my family and 2 dogs, for a week in May, the bungalow is set in a stunning location, and the owners have thought of absolutely everything possible to make your stay 5 star+. The surrounding countryside is spectacular to say the least, we ate locally at the Golf club and Sarah's restaurant and weren't disappointed, we hope to make a booking here next year, and I was really sorry when our week there finished as I will miss my daily hot-tub dip.
gemma h
September 2017
This is the second time we have visited this property and we have already planned our third visit. We had pets with us who just love the beach, being only a 5min walk before you are on the beach is just brilliant. The house has everything you need for an enjoyable, relaxed holiday with a warm cosy feeling. Highlights have to be the use of BBQ and hot tub while the dogs could play in the large enclosed garden. Shops close by with local fresh produce and a hidden lil gem of a seafood cafe just a short 10min drive to Kerrykeel. Amazing! Local pub and restaurant within walking distance, worthwhile to take a drive along the Wild Atlantic way and see the scenery. Give me a week at No.1 over a week in Spain anytime...thanks again for letting us stay and we look forward to our return next year.
April 2017
A week at 1 Ard Carraig is a week well spent! This lovely home provides stunning views of the beach and is within short walking distance of the nearby restaurant/bar, Sarah's, where you will find friendly staff and great food. The property has everything you will need for a relaxing holiday - personal highlights were the hot tub and BBQ. We spent many nights cooking and enjoying local produce from the Lennonside butchers and others walking over to the neighbouring village of Rosnakill for a great pint at the Country Road Bar and Inn - where they opened the bar solely for us turning up!! Fantastic home. Friendly village. Fabulous scenery. Can't wait to return. Thanks so much Wendy and Andrew!
Ms Hogan
July 2016
1 Ard Carraig is in an ideal setting overlooking the beautiful Ballymastocker Bay. It is a homely, well equipped holiday home and it was great to have the terrace with the hot tub and BBQ. We had a very warm welcome from the owner. Will certainly recommend it!
Mrs Baker
May 2016
Amazing holiday, we will definitely be back.
Dr Mallik
April 2016
A true home from home, one of the loveliest cottages we have stayed in. In a spectacular location with views of the beach and mountains. The property was supplied with everything you could need by the owners and the hot tub was a real bonus. Would love to go back.
Rev Durrell
January 2016
Excellent accommodation for our honeymoon. We spent a week relaxing, walking and sight-seeing in this location. The local community was very friendly. Enjoyed the hot tub!
Ms Ford
January 2016
A beautiful comfortable property in a stunning location. It was ideal to visit places in the North and West of Ireland.
Miss Gregg
January 2016
This cottage contained everything and more a household could wish for. The fine details impressed me even down to the dogs bowls and leads. The view is stunning and the living room makes you feel you are sitting right in the middle of it. The cottage has an excellent energy and the proprietors are so lovely and friendly. I am planning to be back in the future, plus recommending this to my friends and family.
January 2016
Just can't wait to get back everything you need is there nessie our wee dog loved the beach walks just like home from home in would be very selfish to say I wouldn't recommend this beautiful place because I want it for myself could just live there
Mrs Heron
November 2015
The house was marvellous and the location was fantastic. Beautiful views from the windows. Quality furnishings, appliances and crockery etc. Everything we needed was already there! The hot tub with towels, robes and pool shoes was an added bonus. Beautiful beach walks minutes away. Friendly pub with cosy open fire overlooking the pier. Wonderful holiday to celebrate my husbands birthday.
Mrs Smith
October 2015
Gorgeous home with beautiful views. The owners were friendly and helpful on arrival. It is comfortable and has a great hot tub.
Mr Steendam
October 2015
Beautiful surroundings, and a quiet, comfortable cottage. Parking was plentiful. In all, would highly recommend both the cottage and the area.
October 2015
What a fantastic place to relax and chill. We stayed here for a week, would have been happy to stay longer. Comfy accommodation with a hot tub, very welcoming after long walks. We just adored this area, it gas great energy.
Mrs Edwards
August 2015
The house was very private with large enclosed garden for the dog. The owners were very friendly.
Mrs Hogan
August 2015
Absolutely everything about this holiday home was perfect! We have been holidaying as a family for 21 years and this was without doubt the most well equipped cottage we have stayed in. The hot tub was wonderful after a day at the beach. I cannot recommend this enough and we will be back next year!
Mrs Maher
July 2015
A fabulous cottage and facilities. We will definitely be back.
Mrs Towns
June 2015
The house and facilities were fantastic, would highly recommend and will definitely book again. The village, surrounding area and outside space were absolutely stunning. The owners were lovely and met us at the house, they gave us a run down of all the facilities in the house and in the surrounding area. Thank You.
June 2015
had an amazing time all needs caterered for above and beyond great welcome; loved hot tub, will be back.
Mrs Renehan
May 2015
What we liked, is that the premises is pet friendly. The gardens are secure, and very spacious. The house itself is gorgeous with a fab view of the sea and mountains. The location is perfect for touring, and with all the amenities that you need at your doorstep. The beach and restaurants, shops and pub is just a stroll away. We loved it and will be back.
Mr Lloyd
April 2015
The whole experience was superb! We were met at the property by the owners, who took us round and showed us everything in the cottage. The views and the area are absolutely outstanding and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property. I didn't realise what a stunning area the North of Donegal is! We will definitely be back, and will have no hesitation in booking this cottage again! Wish we were still there now!
Ms Hollywood
March 2015
Loved its location, the style of the property, the views and the hot tub.
Ms Donnelly
March 2015
The house is amazing, loved every minute. The owners have obvious pride in this home, they were so helpful and warm in every aspect and we were sad leaving the home as that's what it was to us, a home. Not one complaint! Outstanding!
Mrs Morgan
January 2015
We were very impressed with standards and attention to detail given by the owners. Nothing was overlooked and they went above and beyond to make sure our stay was at a very high standard. The hot tub was amazing! We will definitely be returning and recommending the cottage to friends and family.
Mr Gregg
December 2014
The whole experience was terrific from start to finish. We had never been away for Christmas before and were slightly worried about our choice. We fell in Love with the property and the views which are great, everything we needed was there and our Host left a nice bottle of Cava and a box of Chocolates to enjoy. would go back in a Heartbeat!!!!
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