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“Didn't Want To Leave!!!”
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27 reviews
Welcome to Davenport's Cottage
Open-plan living area with woodburning stove
Open-plan living area with dining table (seats 6)
Master bedroom ensuite
Open-plan living area with kitchen in background
Twin room
Cottage with sunroom and large gravel outdoor area
Single room
Culdaff Bay
View from around cottage down to Culdaff Bay
Sea view within walking distance of the cottage
View of cliffs a short walk from the cottage
View of nearby headland
Sunrise from the cottage
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Culdaff, County Donegal

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Irish_Ang...
Belfast
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Didn't Want To Leave!!!”
Reviewed 18 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I am just back from a brilliant 3 days at the cottage. We were met by Alan and 2 very friendly dogs. We were shown around and had been left fresh eggs & homemade cookies. The cottage is very well laid out, with 3 bedrooms. The fire was going for us and we had been left a basket of logs to burn that night. There is a small games room facing cottage with table-tennis, pool table and a punch bag.

The views from the cottage are spectacular!! It is quite isolated from the village so a car is definitely needed. In the village there is a small garage that does whatever you need, a chippy, and a few pubs not far away.

We will 100% be back!! Thank you Alan & Jenifer

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to leave to go home
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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BlueCanoe...
Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Stunning views from a cozy cottage”
Reviewed 24 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014

What an amazing find! We spent 6 comfortable nights here in October and never got tired of the stunning view!

Davenport's Cottage is really the best of both worlds -- we felt like we were at the edge of Ireland but within a 10 minute drive we could be sitting in McCroy's Pub in Culdaff, having a pint and listening to a music session. Hard to beat!

Jennifer handled our booking and was always quick to respond to any questions. Alan met us upon our arrival and showed us around the cottage. The dining table had fresh cookies, and the fridge was stocked with eggs from their farm. They were always available to answer any questions we had and Alan even brought us some "2014 turf" from a friend later in our stay and we managed to get an authentic Irish turf fire going in the stove.

The cottage is 200 years old, but has been renovated and decorated very tastefully. The kitchen was well stocked and the bed was comfortable. The newly installed clothes dryer in the shed was a welcome sight since the weather didn't cooperate for drying clothes outside and being mid-way during our trip, laundry was a must.

There is wifi in the cottage, but at times it was weak but it was never a major problem. We found if we connected in the sun room or down the hallway facing the Norris's house that would do the trick.

It was fascinating to us that the cottage sits on a working farm and yet we were basically unaware of this during our stay. The only "noise" was the comforting sounds of chickens from time to time. And one day, we did have the excitement of watching some escaped sheep nibbling at the apple trees off the back patio.

This location is definitely remote and might not appeal to everyone, but it was a PERFECT place for us to unwind during a rainy, chilly October.

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Liked best: The location and the view.
Liked least: Metered heating -- making sure we had enough euro coins.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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madget
scotland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Much needed break”
Reviewed 23 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A stunning place and welcome. Homemade cookies,fresh eggs and lit fire greeted us. A blissful break.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Rosie_Mat...
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This was a fantastic cottage tucked away just outside the village of Culdaff with beautiful views across to the beach. We were not only greeted with a warm welcome but also an extremely tasty homemade wheaten loaf and eggs from the family farm. The cottage itself was very cosy, clean and comfortable. There is also a pool table and table tennis table-perfect for those rainy Irish days. I would highly recommend both couples and families to stay here, we really had a brilliant time!

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Liked best: the armchairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Vicky S
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage in stunning location!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

The photos do not do justice to the cottage, it is beautiful! It is very comfortable, nicely decorated, spotlessly clean throughout and the rooms are larger than they appear in the photos. There are also some lovely sea views from the windows to the front and the surrounding area. Although small, the kitchen is well equipped and has everything you could need. Even though it is located on a working farm it is screened from the farm activities and is quite private. There is even a nearby games room with pool table and large table tennis table - this was an added bonus for us. Jennifer and Alan are both very friendly and welcoming and are close by if you need them but they do respect your privacy. Our booking was handled very professionally from the start and Jennifer has responded promptly to any of our queries. We recommend this cottage very highly and would love to return at some point.

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Liked best: The warm welcome and the cleanliness.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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