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Mary Kate's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Narin, Donegal

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Mary Kate's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Mary Kate's Cottage is a detached holiday cottage situated on a working livestock farm near the seaside village of Narin in County Donegal. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms - one ground floor double and two doubles on the first floor. There is also a ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. The living accommodation includes a fitted kitchen and sitting room with multi-fuel stove. There is also a separate outdoor utility room. Outside the cottage, guests have access to a front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. Ample off road parking is available. With the beach less than a mile away and great walking to be enjoyed in the area, Mary Kate's Cottage makes a great base for a holiday in County Donegal.

Narin is a small village in Gweebarra Bay, on the west coast of County Donegal. There is great walking country here, with low hills and rolling bog land. Narin has a great sandy beach, ideal for water sports, bathing or just relaxing. Visit Ardara, Dungloe or Donegal Town.

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.

Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub and beach 10 mins walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location
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August 2020
Stayed for 1 week with family including parents , 8 year old boy and dog . This 300 year old cottage has everything you need and just a 10-15 minute walk from Narin town and beach. We will be back sometime Thanks a million
Mr Heap
October 2018
Fantastic cottage that was well equipped and well positioned to use as a base to tour Donegal.. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our weeks holiday. The owners were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend Mary Kate’s cottage.
Barbara S
July 2018
The location was perfect, lovely view of mountains, and lovely farm. Cahir, a gorgeous little town, which is untouched by tourism is only a few minutes drive away, with a choice of supermarkets, restaurants, bars and take-aways. The Cottage has three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with bath) a well equipped kitchen/diner/lounge, and a comfortable lounge with great views. The cottage was finished to a five star standard, everything you may need is available, however if there is something you need the owners Paul and Evelyn are very helpful. There is a washer and dryer in a separate utility room if needed. We were originally going to stay for one week, but we loved it so much we had one night staying in Kerry, and then came back to John's Dairy (the sister cottage) for the rest of our two week holiday. We all fell in love with Boolakennedy and the surrounding area. The cottages are so well located that you can visit south coast and almost everywhere in Southern Ireland on a day out. We will definitely be back.
Alixandra H
July 2018
Just home from spending a few days here with family and what can I say. This cottage is absolutely perfect for the relaxed getaway with everything you need minutes away. Stunning location with the most beautiful beach minutes away, charmingly quaint Irish cottage with just enough modernicity to give you a stress free holiday from the fully equipped kitchen to the stunning stone walls right up to the comfiest bed I've slept in in a holiday rental. Absolutely just what I needed to get away from the strains of high stress work life! Can't wait to book it for myself for next summer.
Barbara S
July 2018
Great cottage, good location, and very friendly.. Couldn’t ask for more
Mrs Devlin
May 2018
This is a stunning cottage at the end of a lane.. It is quiet and peaceful and a perfect place to stay. When we arrived we found the fire had been laid and there was wood, peat, starting sticks and firelighters for a couple of days. The cottage was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed. Mary Kate's cottage was originally a farmhouse and the stone farm buildings are still there (one houses the washing machine and tumble dryer). It is not far from Narin and the beach there is stunning - it has a blue flag award. Portnoo is just along from Narin and has a great shop. It is a great place to stay while exploring Donegal. We spent an amazing two weeks here and would love to return.
Eddie S
April 2018
If you are limited on money and want to spend only on some tours, this is the one. Worth every pound. Also tpur guide Lloyd was excellent! Ask if he is doing the tour.
April 2018
We stayed in Mary Kate's cottage for a week in August 2017. The cottage was very comfortable for 4 adults, well equipped and charming. There were some lovely ponies in a field just next door, which we enjoyed feeding. The nearby beach at Port Noo was beautiful. There is an excellent golf course in Port Noo as well, which serves lovely food in the club house, for lunch or dinner. The house could benefit from some WiFi, and you need to use the car to get to most places - e.g. the shop was a 40 minute walk away, and to get to the beach was a mile partly walking down a fast road. Donegal is beautiful!
Eddie S
April 2018
Beautiful setting and a very well equipped cottage.. We had a fantastic time.
Ms Wilson
August 2016
Everything i expected from a traditional irish cottage and more, loved it and .... Everything i expected from a traditional irish cottage and more, loved it and loved the location, very quiet, beautiful scenery, and stunning beach
Mrs Dooley
November 2015
The Cottage was just perfect. The beaches and scenery to die for, beautiful places to visit, local shop had everything we needed and the people very friendly and helpful.
July 2015
Wonderful holiday spent at Mary Kate's Cottage with my husband and two sons (3&4yo) PROs: immaculate, generally very well equipped with plenty of spare blankets, good sized bedrooms with plenty of storage, quiet and safe location for our boys to play outdoors, plenty of space in the laundry outhouse for storing bikes, two sizes of teapot BOTH of which poured perfectly(!), nearby quiet beach is a gem with a superb little beachside coffee hut (although you'd be doing well to walk it in the suggested ten minutes, especially the uphill walk back!) Things that would have made it EVEN better (please note these are such teeny tiny things and did not at all lessen our experience!): coat hooks by the back door, a few more store cupboard staples like olive oil etc, some laundry detergent (even with an honesty box to pay into), a bigger settee for cozying up on for movie nights on wet Donegal nights, a better vacuum cleaner, more head space at the base of stairs (an absolute impossible task!) to save my 6ft2 husband's poor bashed head! But again, these such are totally minute details and def didn't detract from our holiday!
Mrs Heggen
August 2014
Loved the setting of the cottage, it was very private and the owner was very friendly and welcoming. Loved the area around the cottage, it was convenient to Ardara for shopping.
June 2014
We loved how spotlessly clean this beautiful house was. The rooms were beautiful and very tastefully decorated just like I would love for my own house. The dishwasher was a great asset because who wants to do dishes on holiday? Loved the shower and particularly loved being able to bring our two dogs, they were able to go outside and as we were the last house in the lane there were no cars to worry about. Also felt very safe in the house. The owners live nearby and were so lovely and helpful, looking forward to going back.
Ms Ross
June 2014
Beautiful place. Great area. People here are so kind and helpful. Cottage was perfect!
September 2013
We stayed at this beautiful Irish house 1st week in July 2013. This house has been restored to retain the typical Irish house, it has a wonderful granite fire surround with a multi fuel burning fire, good sized bedrooms and every kitchen facility you would need on a self catering holiday. I would totatally recommend staying at this house to see for yourself the interior, and advantage of staying here. The owners live close to the house and are very helpful with directions and local amenitites and local surroundings.
August 2013
Lovely hoilday cottage, bedrooms absolutely beautiful, location excellent only 10 minute walk to the blue flag beach. Owners very nice people also as we had our family dog with us the house was perfect not on a main road she was able to roam about the house we will definitely stay in mary kates cottage again and have recommended it to our extended family and friends.
Miss Ricci
July 2013
Staying at Mary Kate's cottage was absolute bliss. I really want it to be mine but if it was I wouldn't sell it either. I will dream about it until we return, hopefully next year. The owner and his family were an absolute pleasure to deal with, the bedroom I stayed in is the bedroom of my dreams and I will pretend I am in it when I fall asleep. In the peace and quietness of the beautiful green Donegal countryside with one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen just a half hour walk and a friendly pub just half an hour the other way down the road too. Absolutely perfect and I wish I was there now.
Ms Stewart
May 2013
The bedrooms were lovely and the house was very cosy - the wood burning stove was brilliant! It was nice to be a bit secluded.
Mr Bond
August 2012
The quiet space, beautiful landscape and very helpful owners. Surrounding countryside, roaming cows and horses that come and see you every day.
July 2012
The house is at the end of a grassy lane surrounded by farmland which seems to be exclusively populated by inquisitive horses. Not having holidayed in this part of Donegal before we were really taken aback by the natural amenities on offer. The beaches are magnificent, Tramore strand and the coves around Rosbeg were great for the kids. There is a Pub that serves food nearby and few more and some shops in Portnoo/Naran. Ardara is only 10 mins away. Our impression was that the house has been recenly refurbished. In fact the appliances were new. There is a well equipped kitchen and reasonably large sitting come dining room. Each bedroom has double beds and storage. The accommodation is of a high standard. There is an out house with a washing machine and dryer. The owners live nearby and helped us out with directions over the phone and were at the house to run through things when we arrived. They kept in contact to make sure all was going well. All in all, if your looking for a well equiped a rural retreat in a period building, you can't go wrong here.
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