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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Loughanure, County Donegal

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DebbieR19...
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Average ”
Reviewed 6 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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The cottage is pretty, cosy and comfortable and the housekeeper is helpful and friendly, however I feel as though it should be made clearer when booking that you are expected to pay for your own heating (a big minus for us as we stayed in December). I'm sure this would also be a negative for anyone who may be arriving late at night with no Euro coins for the meter. Also, in my opinion, the first thing you see as you enter the property is a list of rules- not very welcoming. Also thought that being asked to strip the beds and hoover the floors before vacating the property was a bit cheeky- as you are cleaning the property and paying for heating what exactly is the booking price covering?
On a positive note- the small town of Dungloe was nice to see and we ate in a lovely restaurant with delicious food (Bayview). I found the local people of Donegal to be warm and friendly and overall lovely people.

Date of stay: December 2016
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Management Response
17 Jan 2017
Hi Debbie,
Thank you for your feedback on your stay in our Thatch cottage in Loughanure Co. Donegal. I am delighted to hear that you found your stay in Teac Chondai Thatch cottage, cosy, comfortable, and our housekeeper friendly.

Dunloe is a great town and still retains all the charm of a bygone age. There are many great places to eat in Dungloe and also the surrounding areas Casadh an Tsugan in Loughanure , Caisleann Or in Annagry, or there are some great fish restaurants in the fishing village of Burton Port. All are within easy reach of the cottage.

I am sorry that you had an issue with paying for the oil and also the list of rules. The oil meter had to be installed for environmental reasons as we found that the oil was being left on all day with no one in the cottage which was just wasteful.
When guests arrive for their stay late or otherwise they are met at the cottage by our friendly housekeeper Brid who always ensures that the cottage is ready for their arrival and is cosy for their stay. She also ensures that guests have change for that evening. When needed the local shop and garage across the way is open from 8am to 10 pm each night.
In relation to the list of rules , as the cottage is a thatched cottage we are obliged for Insurance purposes to advise guests about health and safely in relation to fire hazzards and security of the cottage in general.
Finally in relation to the stripping of beds , the cottage is normally fully booked out during the summer months and this is a request , rather than an obligation on the guest to assist in the easy turn round of the house during the busy periods. There is no obligation for any of our guests to do this.

Again Thank you for your feed back it is only from hearing what our guests have to say about their experience in the cottage , that we can constantly strive to ensure our guests have a great experience in the cottage in particular and in all that Donegal has to offer.

Regards
The Owner
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ShannonGa...
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We will be back!!!!!”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We booked a 3 night stay the cottage and loved every minute of it. Great location to the beaches, mountains and a hour from Donegal itself. Dungloe is 10mins away if you need to stock up the fridge in either Aldi or Lidl. We had dinner in the local pub which is 100 meters away from the cottage and timed it right for the Thursday steak night!!!!
The cottage had everything we needed and a lovely warm welcome from Bridget. The only downfall is the front garden not being fenced off adequetly to keep the dogs in and off the main road. We wanted to be able to relax and enjoy the large front garden but always having to keep an eye on the dogs. Its advertised as pet friendly but the garden isnt and leads to the main road. I would advise even securing a part of the back of the house to allow the dogs to be secure somewhere.
We will be back again as we loved it!!!

Date of stay: June 2016
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Management Response
17 Jan 2017
Hi Shannon,
Thank you for your very positive review on our thatch cottage in Loughanure, Co. Donegal. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Yes, the food in the local pub which is just a 2 minute walk for the cottage, is fantastic quality and great value, the chicken wings are their speciality but really, everything is good, the pizzas and steaks and fresh fish are all fab!. The cottage boasts a great view over Glenveigh National park and the large fishing lake in Loughanure which is stocked with brown trout. It is also a great location to explore all of Donegal with the towns of Dungloe and Letterkenny a short drive away for some shopping or just exploring. The cottage is in ready reach of the beach for those long summer days. Please be advised that since your stay we have now got an enclosed garden at the back of the cottage in which dogs can be securely kept. We hope to see you all soon back in Donegal
Regards

The Owner
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Lorcmiest...
Banbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Cottage”
Reviewed 17 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The cottage had everything we could have wished for during our 3 night stay. The location is perfect for exploring everything Donegal has to offer from the wild landscapes, national park and amazing beaches.
The cottage has a lovely sized garden, perfect for children. The inside of the cottage was in excellent condition and even though it was February we were warm and cozy with the fire lit and the central heating on.
We received a warm welcome and i would not hesitate in recommending this cottage.

Date of stay: February 2016
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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
18 Feb 2016
Hi Jon,
Thank you for your kind review of Teac Chondai Thatch Cottage in the quaint village of Loughanure, Co. Donegal. We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Donegal and that the cottage was cosy for your stay. We always try to ensure that the guests to our cottage get a real feel for what Donegal has to offer,.... the smell of the turf fire, the bracing fresh air, the roar of the waves on endless white beaches , it definately is a tonic . We hope to see you back again and......... soon ! Thanks again Regards Stephen & Dervilla
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Bill34599...
Peebles, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“This house is brilliant old and new mixed”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Great house for anyone . If you like the old sty,le Ireland that's downstairs with stone floor in the sitting room with the turf fire . 2 bedrooms down stair . Then for the modern touch upstairs lounge T V 2 Bedrooms shower room . Going to get booked for next year

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: Everything was great
Liked least: Having to pay extra for heating and hot water . Only enough turf for one fire
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
18 Feb 2016
Thanks Bill for the review , we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay
Weeks are booking up fast , hope to see you at Teac Chondai this year again
Regards

Stephen and Dervilla
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orla88
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous relaxing stay”
Reviewed 13 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We stayed for 4 nights in January. We were greeted by Brid who had the fire going and went through the essentials with us. We lit the fire every night and it kept the living room cosy and the oil fire heating kept the bedroooms and sky lounge toasty. The radiators heated up really quickly. The kitchen had everything you would need we cooked every night with no problems. The cottage is in a great location for exploring donegal with dungloe only 5 kms up the road with supermarket, cafes, chemist etc. Its in a peaceful spot with lovely views over the lake and surroundings mountains. You really do feel like your getting away from it all without feeling too isolated. We would love to go back in the future

Date of stay: January 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Aug 2015
Thank you for your kind review of Teac Chondai Thatch Cottage,Loughanure Co Donegal We are delighted that you enjoyed our cosy thatch cottage in this beautiful Donegal village and we hope that you return soon.

The Donegal air and the blue flag uncrowded beaches are a must to sooth the soul. The cottage has amazing views over Glenveigh National Park and is prefect for discovering all that beautiful Donegal has to offer. We would be delighted to hear of your return visit, just don't leave it so long this time........ ! Thanks again . The owners
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