Dougherty's Cottage - Kerrykeel , Kerrykeel

4 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 10

Dougherty's Cottage - Kerrykeel

Free Wi-FiPets AllowedTraditional PropertyCot & Highchair


Recently restored in a traditional style, Dougherty's Cottage is a delightful traditional thatched Irish farm cottage located in a very peaceful rural setting near the village of  Kerrykeel in North Donegal.

The building, which is over 100 years old, has been sympathetically restored to the highest standard, retaining many original features such as narrow slit windows, exposed ceiling beams and  rough stonewalls which have been painted to give the original lime washed look
Fortunately, however, you do not have to sacrifice modern comforts as a modern kitchen, bathroom,  and central heating have been sympathically added to the original cottage to create a top class self catering cottage.

The cottage has a beautiful rural setting and is sheltered by mature trees and well maintained outhouses - one of which has been converted into a childrens playroom. A 20 minute walk along a peaceful country road will bring you into the picturesque village of Kerrykeel - and to the shores of Mulroy Bay. Not far away (5 min walk) from the cottage is the impressive Gortnavern Dolmen - a Celtic burial landmark.

The Fanad Peninsula

The village of Kerrykeel itself is centrally situated on the Fanad Peninsula. This beautiful peninsula stretches north from the village of Milford via Kerrykeel to Fanad Head and back down to the quaint Georgian village of Ramelton via Portsalon and Rathmullan. It has some of the most remarkable cliff scenery in Ireland.  The peninsula has numerous bays, glorious beaches,  rolling hills and numerous small lakes. On the eastern shores of the peninsula the renowned Knockalla coast road offers a spectacular drive overlooking Lough Swilly and the Inishowen hills.

A 10 minute drive from the holiday home will bring you to the seaside village of Portsalon where you will find a wonderful blue flag beach and a top class golf course. Portsalon Golf Club has been extensively redesigned in the last few years and is now one of the finest links courses in the North West of Ireland.

Local Activities / Attractions

  • Take a trip along the spectacular Knockalla Coast Road
  • Golf on nearby Portsalon Golf Club – a classic 18 hole links course.  
  • Enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches on your doorstep – Portsalon, Rathmullan
  • Go fly fishing in the nearby Meadows fishery
  • Go deep sea fishing or sight seeing on Lough Swilly (Two modern charter boats are based in Rathmullan)
  • Climb Muckish and Errigal. Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal is a demanding climb and once on the summit you can see for miles around.
  • Visit Glenveagh National Park, with 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood and bogs. Glenveagh contains the largest red deer population in Europe.  Within the National Park Glenveagh Castle and gardens are well worth a visit on their own
  • Enjoy diving in the clear waters of  Mulroy and Sheephaven Bay
  • Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk

Dougherty's Traditional Cottage  provides a unique holiday experience in a tranquil rural setting. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or simply want to unwind and relax this beautiful thatched cottage provides the ideal holiday base

Facilities & Living Space


  • 4 bedrooms to sleeps up to 10 people (1 ensuite)
  • bathroom on ground floor
  • main living area has has log burning stove
  • comfortable furniture suite
  • tv and dvd
  • exposed ceiling beams and hard wood floor
  • large kitchen and dining area
  • electric hob and oven
  • microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher
  • dining table and 8 chairs
  • washing machine
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • patio area with patio furniture
  • 1.5 km to shops, pubs etc in Kerrykeel
  • 1.5 km to shores of Mulroy bay
  • 9 km to Portsalon Golf Club
  • 9 km to Rathmullan
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • ideal touring base
  • ample parking
  • pets welcome
  • free wifi

Living Space

Kitchen and Dining Area  Kitchen and Dining Area

The kitchen and dining area of this beautiful holiday home is housed in a large converted barn which adjoined the original building. The stained glass window  high on the gable wall is where the original barn door was located. This window together with a large velux window and two traditional windows flood this room with natural light.
The kitchen itself  has an  electric oven and hob, a microwave, a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric kettle and toaster. Needless to say, there is a complete set of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Apart from the fitted kitchen units under the  gable window, there is a kitchen dresser and a stylish dining table with 8 chairs


Living Room  Living Room

The holiday home, which is over 100 years old, has been sympathetically restored to the highest standard, retaining many original features such as narrow slit windows, exposed ceiling beams and  rough stonewalls which have been painted to give the original limewashed  look
The spacious living room in the cottage features a log burning stove and a comfortable furniture suite. For home entertainment there is a TV and DVD Player.


Bedrooms  Bedrooms

The holiday home has 4 comfortable bedrooms to sleep up to 10 people

  • 1 x double bedroom - ground floor - ensuite - wheelchair accessible
  • 1 x bedroom with two double beds - first floor
  • 1 x double bedroom - first floor
  • 1 x bedroom with bunk beds





€ 650


€ 750


€ 600


€ 600

Rest of Year

€ 500


€ 550

New Year

€ 500

Weekends (2 nights)

€ 300

Bank Holiday Weekends (3 nights)

€ 350

Booking Details

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period.

  • check in 4pm, check out 11am
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement

What's Included

  • bed linen
  • electricity
  • central heating

What's Not Included

  • towels

Contact the owner

Contact: Brid
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2007
Telephone:00353 86 3397487
 00353 74 9150270
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.1211
 Longitude: -7.6736

What they say

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Eunice Murphy

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