The Hare's Leap - Highland Cabin


Entire cottage hosted by Allaye

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
This entirely hand-built cabin sits nestled on a leafy slope near Glenties, Donegal. Inspired by the 'Highlands of Ireland', as Donegal is often referred to, it provides a unique and utterly peaceful retreat with hill-side views. Wifi.
"The best building of its type that I've seen in years" - visiting architect from Canada.

The space
This cabin has its own parking place, but access is on foot, up a series of steps (see photo). It is very private, with its own front and west facing decks, small patio garden and outdoor seating and table.

Inside, the double doors on the west deck open to a single living space with kitchen to the right, seating and dining area. A wood stove heats the entire building and firewood is included in the rental. A B&O sound/Bluetooth speaker and Wifi are also available for guest use.

The kitchen area includes an electric oven, gas hob, kettle, extractor, large double sink, toaster and fridge. A welcome basket of scones, tea, coffee and basic cooking ingredients such as olive oil etc. are all provided. The bedroom and bathroom lead off from the main living space, at the east end of the building. The bedroom has a king-sized bed and some clothes storage. All linen, towels and basic toiletries on arrival.

In the bathroom a spacious shower, toilet, wash-hand basin and additional electric heater for the winter complete the amenities for this listing.
Guests are asked to show reasonable consideration, as this is a quiet and peaceful place. Removing shoes inside the cabin would be much appreciated.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 144 reviews


Where you’ll be

Glenties, Donegal, Ireland

The cabin is about 5 minutes from Glenties where there are shops, post office and ATM. Ardara, which provides good weaving, woollen shops and Nancy's pub, much loved by visitors, is 10 minutes away. Taxis to and from each for evening dining cost €7-10.
Further afield lie Europe's highest sea cliffs, Slieve League, and stunning coastal scenery. A golf links course, excellent fishing opportunities, hiking with or without a local guide, sea kayaking, horse riding and climbing are all within easy reach of this listing.
The Giant's Causeway, Derry, and the Northern Irish coast and area are all about 3-4 hours away. The drive from Dublin takes about 3.5-4 hours.

Hosted by Allaye

  1. Joined in January 2011
  • 935 Reviews
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Writer, baker and teacher living in Ireland. Beautiful cottage in the heart of county Donegal (Republic of Ireland) to let with flexible times and rooms available. Great country location... Loves people, cats, traditional Irish fiddle music, especially Donegal playing, countryside, fine cooking and food, nature.
Writer, baker and teacher living in Ireland. Beautiful cottage in the heart of county Donegal (Republic of Ireland) to let with flexible times and rooms available. Great country lo…

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy