Brookeside Cottage is in the tranquil Irish countryside yet nearby to key attractions

This cozy thatched in Carndonagh, Co Donegal is perfect for a couple’s getaway in rural Ireland.

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Brookeside Cottage (Donegal Cottage Homes)

Brookeside Cottage (Donegal Cottage Homes)

Available to rent through Donegal Cottage Holidays, this one bedroom Irish thatched cottage is situated in a “tranquil rural setting just 2km from the center of Carndonagh, the main town in North Inishowen.”

Carndonagh is a lively gem in the Irish countryside, boasting markets, restaurants, pubs and frequent Irish music sessions.

Carndonagh in Co Donegal

Carndonagh in Co Donegal

Brookeside Cottage merges old and new for a relaxing getaway: “The exterior of this building reflects its traditional origins - a classic Donegal farm cottage with newly thatched roof, small windows, and white painted walls. However, inside is a very warm and cozy cottage with modern comforts.”

A small brook runs alongside the cottage, further adding to this countryside retreat’s tranquility.

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Inside, the one bedroom home features a king sized bed with plenty of wardrobe space. There is a shower room with a large shower featuring both an electric shower and a power shower.

The main room has sitting, dining and kitchen areas, and a focal point is an oil fired Stanley Range. Outside there is a shed with storage space, a washing machine, and an extra toilet.

The thatched cottage’s proximity to Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way will help round out your couples’ getaway - nearby are Malin (8km), Ballyliffin (11km), Culdaff (12km) and Clonmany (13km).

There are also nearby beaches at Ballyliffin (Polland Stand), Clonmany (Tullagh Strand) and a Blue Flag Beach at Culdaff. The Five Finger Strand lies a few kilometers north of Malin Town.

Culdaff Beach (Ireland's Content Pool)

Culdaff Beach (Ireland's Content Pool)

Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that Brookeside Cottage is only 10 km from the world-renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club.

Other nearby attractions include the Famine Village at Dooagh, pony trekking at the Equestrian Centres in Malin Town and Clonmany, sea angling from Culdaff, and the Inishowen Maritime Museum in Greencastle which includes a state-of-the-art planetarium.

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