Andy's Cottage - Doochary, Doochary

3 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 6

Andy's Cottage - Doochary


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Andys Cottage is a lovely secluded traditional cottage in an idyllic wooded setting near the banks of the Gweebarra River before its confluence with the Owenwee River at Doochary.

Traditional Cottage

Externally, the cottage has maintained its traditional appearance, but inside it has been extensively renovated with new material replacing the old, and is in many ways, probably a big improvement over what was there before, - with maximum use made of available space, and alterations sensitively applied, in keeping with the traditional style.

Downstairs, the front entrance has a stable door that welcomes you into a spacious front room or reception area from which the other rooms lead off. This room has a solid fuel stove to warm you, and it must be a welcoming sight after a long walk in cold weather.

The lounge occupies the west side, and it has an open fireplace and a dining area. The kitchen and a small bedroom face the rear of the cottage, and there are two upstairs bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen is fully fitted with modern appliances, the bathroom has new plumbing and sanitary ware, and the cottage has oil-fired central heating and is fully insulated.

West Donegal Village of Doochary

Situated less than 2km from the village of Doochary on a side road off the R252 road to Fintown, and approximately 100m from the banks of the Gweebarra River, the cottage makes an ideal touring base in a quiet and peaceful area. It is perfectly suitable for a family, small groups, or an individual wanting to get away from it all, with its secluded location.
Of course, if you are a keen angler, fishing will be your main reason for coming to Doochary, and the cottage may be a perfect home base.

Fishing

The area is a Mecca for anglers, with one of the most scenic and beautiful, picturesque rivers in Donegal, if not Ireland. The Gweebarra is a twenty-mile-long stretch of spate river flowing from Lough Barra to Gweebarra Bay and from Doochary, which includes ten miles of estuarine water.
The Gweebarra has a good run of late spring fish at the end of April, with Grilse running from the end of June and good-sized summer salmon running from August onwards. Sea trout are at their best in July and are usually taken from the estuary and the pools around the Doochary area, other noted spots on the river are the famous Mayo pool at the confluence of the Cloghernagore River, - which lies about 1.5km east of the cottage. and the Falls pool. Any of the traditional Irish shrimp flies work well on the river, as does the popular flying C.

Surroundings

The village of Doochary is a small village centered around the intersection of the R252 between Dungloe and Fintown, and the R254 which follows the length of the Gweebarra valley from Lough Gartan near Letterkenny, to Lettermacaward at the estuary of the river, where it joins the N56. There is a concentration of housing and buildings around this intersection, and a thin line of scattered houses following the road down towards the river estuary. There is a shop, pub, post office and a garda station in the village. The village has had the unique distinction of twice winning the coveted national tidy towns competition, in 1996 and 1997.

Local Activities and Attractions

Apart from fishing, the area is popular among hill walkers, and there is a challenging trail from Doochary to Fintown covering approximately 9km and taking about 3 hours, through remote country and some of Donegal's finest woodland.
Golf. at Narin-Portnoo. Beaches. Tramore Strand and Dooey.
Attractions include. Glenveigh National Park, Dunlewy Heritage Centre, Slieve League, Ardara Heritage Centre, The Doon Fort at Portnoo, and so much more...

Facilities & Living Space


Facilities

  • 3 bedrooms
  • bathroom
  • main living area has open fireplace, reception area has a stove
  • fully fitted kitchen
  • electric hob and oven
  • microwave, fridge-freezer
  • washing machine, tumble dryer
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • garden furniture
  • 10km to lovely sandy beach at Dooey
  • 18km to Carrickfinn Airport - car hire available
  • 2.5km to shops, pub etc in Doochary
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base
  • ample parking
  • cottage suitable for writers, artists, photographers
  • play area on site for kids.
  • Pets welcome
  • Free wifi


Living Space


Kitchen  Kitchen

The kitchen is a small compact space, with everything within easy reach, minimising the need to walk around much. Fully fitted, it has modern storage units and appliances which include. an electric hob, oven, extractor unit, stainless steel sink, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and essential crockery, cutlery, and cookware. A separate outbuilding has a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. there is also an outside clothesline. One can dine in the living room from a table with six chairs, or from a smaller table in the front entrance room, which has three chairs.
A breakfast nook is planned for the space just outside the kitchen.

The front entrance room is a lovely open, welcoming space, that gives one room to move between the different rooms in the cottage, - with access to the lounge, kitchen, the ground floor bedroom, and an elegant staircase to the upstairs bedrooms. It has a solid fuel stove, which supplements the oil-fired central heating.

Living Room  Living Room

The lounge is on the left or west side of the cottage, with front and rear-facing windows. It has a traditional stone-faced open fireplace and a matching set of sturdy, comfortable seating, clad in red-brown leather and consisting of a three-seat couch and two arm chairs. The floor has a wood laminate covering, and there is a dresser, a dining table with six chairs.

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

The cottage has three bedrooms to sleep six.
The two upstairs bedrooms each have a double bed.
The downstairs bedroom has a bunk bed.

Bathroom  Bathroom

The bathroom is neat, uncluttered  and clean, it is upstairs, and has a separate shower, basin and toilet.


Tariff



Season

Tariff

High Season

€ 750

Mid Season

€ 700

Low Season

€ 650

Weekend (3 nights)

€ 350

Weekend (2 nights)

€ 240



Booking Details

Booking deposit euro200 - with the balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period

- check-in 4pm, check out 10am
- Sat-Sat rental only during high season
- weekends available during mid and low season

High Season: July/Aug/Easter
Mid Season: Mar/Apr/May/Jun/Sep/Oct
Low Season: Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec (except Christmas/New Year)


What's Included

  • bed linen
  • electricity
  • central heating

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Contact the owner

Contact: Ciara
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2008
Telephone:+44 7885 441096
 
Sat Nav:Latitude: 54.9083
 Longitude: -8.1896

What they say

 Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful house. I have had a really great week here hiking, writing and watching the Euro cuo final by the fire.

Simon

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