Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Donegal Town, Donegal, Ireland

Donegal Town is picturesque and charming and can be found in the north of Ireland in County Donegal. The town actually gave its name to the county and has a truly breathtaking backdrop, with the Bluestack Mountains, Donegal Bay and the River Eske all being located close to the town.  With a rich history and excellent central location from which to discover some of the best of this area of Ireland, Donegal Town could be a great base for a self-catering cottage break.

About Cottage Breaks in Donegal Town


There is plenty to do in Donegal Town, and the centre which is known as the Diamond, is a pedestrian area lined with leafy trees and home to several shops, as well as poetry and music gatherings, making it the cultural hub of the town.  If you want to stay somewhere where you can be assured of a choice of bars, restaurants and pubs then Donegal Town could be ideal for you.  Although Donegal offers plenty of facilities, you may also want to explore what the larger area of County Donegal has to offer whilst on a cottage holiday.

Lovers of nature will adore the fine sandy beaches in Donegal which are brilliant for surfing due to the soft waves of the sea. Keen hikers can also walk up the Bluestack Mountains which provide those who climb to the top with absolutely incredible views over the town and surrounding areas of Donegal. Visitors to Donegal Town can also go to one of two equestrian centres for horse riding in the area. Whether you want to go trekking in the countryside or nearby beaches, or whether you just want to have a relaxing pony ride, there is something for all types of horse rider in Donegal.

Lough Eske gives rise to the river of the same name, and is one of the prettiest lakes in all of Ireland. Visitors can cycle or walk by the lake as it reflects the stunning Bluestack Mountains and it makes a lovely area to stop for a spot of picnic lunch in a beautiful place.

Being the fifth largest town in County Donegal, Donegal Town is home to a lot of shops, restaurants and cafes, and many of the pubs in the town feature live music in the summer months, pub quizzes and other exciting events plus entertainment nights such as karaoke.  You can rest assured that you should never be short of choices when it comes to things to see and do whilst on a cottage break in Donegal.

When it comes to self-catering accommodation choices include apartments and cottages in Donegal Town itself and rural retreats and country cottages nearby.  Wherever you choose to stay, we trust that you’ll have a great time in this fascinating area of Ireland.

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

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Next available 15/08 to 19/08/22
sleeps 1 - 5 guests 1 - 5
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
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2 bedroom Rural Retreat

Tranquil 2 bedroom rural retreat in Bluestack Mountains, near Glenties, pet-friendly, 2 dogs welcome.

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Price from £299
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sleeps 2 - 7 guests 2 - 7
4 bedrooms 4
3 bathrooms 3
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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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