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Wild Rose Cottage
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27 reviews
Wild Rose Cottage
Double bedroom
Port
Slieve League Cliffs - among the highest sea cliffs in Europe - 609 meters
Spring in Brentar Woods
Donegal Castle - Built by the O'Donnell Cheiftain in the 15th centuary
The open log fireplace
Maghera Beach
McSwynes Castle
St Johns Point Lighthouse
St John's Point
The Kitchen
Relaxing with a  glass on the Patio
In the Cottage garden
Winter in Dunkineely
The fishing port of Killybegs
St John's Point and Bruckless Bay
Assaranca waterfall near Ardara
Going for a walk at Murvagh
The second double bedroom
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Dunkineely, County Donegal

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Fionnuala...
Castlewellan, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wow, they've really thought of everything!!!”
Reviewed 27 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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people found this review helpful

lovely reception of a roaring turf fire, tea and biscuits at the ready and a personal tour of the house. Attention to detail and understanding every possible need of every possible tenant is what impressed me the most during our stay at the cottage. Great activities and toys for the kids, provisions for children at every possible stage (including a funky toilet seat for an almost toilet trained toddler), great to have the free wifi and DVD selection. We'll not only be back again but we'll be recommending this cottage to everyone we know. The hosts were a lovely couple and made the stay a very pleasant one indeed. Thank you for your hospitality, see you again soon!!!

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Liked best: The attention to detail and genuine hospitality
Liked least: It was a little cool even with the fire and heating on, but it's an old house and it was February so absolutely not the fault of the owners.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Richard F
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wee slice of heaven”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely cottage....warm , comfortable, convenient. Willie and Jennifer have thought of absolutely everything. Not many rentals have milk in the fridge and a packet of biscuits on the table to welcome us. They also had the cottage decorated for Halloween which made our trip that bit more special for our three young children! Highly recommend this cottage!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Gary M
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent place to stay”
Reviewed 31 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

I stayed at the wild rose cottage for 3 nights, it was well equipped, Jennifer and William have thought of everything. The house was very clean, had everything you need, even free WiFi, they are a really friendly couple. We all enjoyed are stay. I would highly recommend this house as it is well situated in Donegal. Jennifer and William really make you feel welcome.I hope to stay there again soon, FIRST CLASS to stay. Gary.

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Liked best: Everything about it
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Billy W
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“this property is just quite brilliant,”
Reviewed 5 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Jennifer & Willie Mackey the property owners have just thought about everything for guests, we stayed for 4 very cosy nights at Wild Rose Cottage and it was perfect.
Jennifer & Willie are very hospitable and we enjoyed a great nights craic with them on our invitation.
We would highly recommend a stay at this old style Donegal cottage.-----just great!!!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Patrick C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wild Rose Cottage selfcatering holiday review”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely welcome from William and Jennifer Mackey. Plenty of walks on quiet country roads. Access to ancient culture and heritage with Megalithic tombs remembering to treat it with respect. St Johns point is a plus. Local well stocked shop only 700meters from the cottage. Larger supermarkets in Killybegs and and other towns like Donegal. Ardara is a lovely town to visit and Mageragh beach is impressive. The cliffs of slieve league are also recommended. The Mackeys have a good guide prepared about local amenities and beaches etc. I recommend your own transport either by car or bicycle which we saw many groups doing as they passed Dunkineely which is the local village where the cottage is located. Donegal is a very interesting county to visit. I Recommend to experience it once at least.

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Liked best: the real fire place
Liked least: weather wasnt always compliant
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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