Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Cruit Island, Donegal, Ireland

Cruit Island in Ireland is located in County Donegal and is a small landmass on the north-western part of the country that is inhabited by only around 100 people! A stay here may appeal to those looking for a remote self-catering getaway.

Information on Cottage Holidays in Cruit Island


The island is connected to the mainland of Ireland by a bridge and is home to a total of twelve striking and beautiful sandy beaches which are dotted around the perimeter of this tiny isle which is only three miles long and one mile wide. There are not very many amenities on Cruit Island but the sheer natural beauty of the place and pristine beaches are enough to draw people in. Renting a rural cottage is a great idea for those wishing to sample island life in Ireland, and keen golfers will be pleased to know that there is the Cruit Golf Club situated on the island which also features its own bar.

For adrenaline junkies, Cruit Island is a fantastic place for rock climbing due to the granite sea-cliffs peppered throughout the isle which are perfect for this sport. There are plenty of single-pitch climbs, numbering up to the hundreds, where keen climbers can get their fix surrounded by a truly stunning backdrop and scenery.

Cruit Island doesn’t feature any pubs and restaurants of its own, but it is only a short drive away from the picturesque village of Kincasslagh on the mainland, which has plenty of amenities and is home to festivals throughout the year. Visiting or staying in Cruit Island is a way to see a real rustic side to County Donegal and makes for a cottage break to remember.

Book a Cruit Island cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Donegal on holiday.

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Price from £299
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sleeps 2 - 7 guests 2 - 7
4 bedrooms 4
3 bathrooms 3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
3 star

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage

Pretty 4 bedroom pet-friendly cottage, situated just one mile from Narin and the renowned blue flag award winning beach there.

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Price from £306
Next available 04/06 to 14/06/22
sleeps 1 - 6 guests 1 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2
3 star

3 bedroom Cottage

A lovely, detached cottage in a small group of cottage on Cruit Island, County Donegal, with three bedrooms sleeping a total of six people.

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* Price quoted is not inclusive of any applicable booking fees or local charges.