The Upcycled Cottage


Entire cottage hosted by Dan & Rosie

2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
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This is a space handmade from as much re-used and re-loved materials as possible in a way that brings comfort, creativity and relaxation. It showcases just what can be made from bits and pieces around us. Discover an interior wall made from old doors, a kitchen counter held up on Singers, shelves from old drawers from thrown out dressers, and more. Spend the day reading in the rocking chair, playing cards by the fire, sitting in the garden or taking a 5min stroll to the local village.

The space
This is your own self-contained studio, with cooking facilities (two ring hob, pots pans, utensils), kettle, toaster and fridge. Its heated with a stove, with some wood and turf provided. It has its own toilet and shower (heated by an emersion) and a comfy bed for a restful sleep.
Outside you have a private gated yard and garden area.

The history of the place as a nail and cement store built in the 1940's to a modern art gallery by the 1990's can still be felt through it's rustic industrial chic finish; 100 year old wooden floor, 1880's cement bag weighing scales, 1968 handmade stools, bed frame angle iron table supports..

If it is peace, quiet and relaxation you are looking for, or socialising around traditional music in the local pubs, or strolling across the beautiful hills or mountains of Donegal, its all right here.

3 minute walk to the centre of Ardara heritage village; full of great cosy pubs, local music, and hearty food, hosting 14 festivals a year.
10minute drive to waterfalls, large sandy beaches and hill walking all over.
25 minute drive to the largest cliffs in Ireland; Slieve League.

*Please note that THERE IS NO WIFI IN THE COTTAGE. This was a conscious decision so that we can have a break from the every day online connection. If you need/want Internet connection your mobile data will work fine in the cottage and there are places in town who offer WiFi.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Fire pit

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Where you’ll be

Ardara, County Donegal, Ireland

The name Ard a’ Ratha (high hill of the fort) comes from a ring-fort on a hill to the northeast of the town. It is one of the ve designated heritage towns in Co.Donegal, and not without reason. It is a town steeped in history; some of it brutal (espescially during the Cromwellian era), a lot of it involving tough hardship (not helped by rough land and harsh weather), but mostly it has a history and culture of skill and creation; in art and poetry, glass and tweed making, knitting and embroidery, fishing and GAA, dance, music and festivity. Skills and traditions still alive today. All set in the breathtaking, wild nature of Donegal.

Hosted by Dan & Rosie

  1. Joined in August 2017
  • 234 Reviews
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During your stay

Our family live right next door, and are happy to help with providing answers to any questions or local information

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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