Cottage rentals in Glenties, Donegal, Ireland
The quintessentially Irish village of Glenties can be found within Donegal in the north western part of Ireland. The name itself means ‘the glens’ and the settlement can be found in the middle of two gorges, close to the Bluestack Mountains and a couple of picturesque rivers. With colourfully painted houses and a small population of less than 1,000 people, Glenties has a wonderfully friendly atmosphere, and you will feel at home straight away after a visit here. The beautiful landscapes and scenery provide a stunning backdrop to the village, enabling plenty of opportunities to go walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding amongst the mountains and rivers, making Glenties ideal for country cottage holidays.
What Glenties offers for Cottage Breaks
There is plenty to do in Glenties on a cottage holiday in terms of culture as well as nature, and the wonderful St. Connell’s Museum and Heritage Centre is a must-visit. With a vast collection of local history and artefacts as well as displays and mementos from the film, Dancing at Lughnasa which was based on the village, being turned into a movie in 1998 starring Meryl Streep, it makes an insightful and fascinating trip to view historical records and relics from beautiful Glenties.
Whilst on a self-catering break in Glenties or in the surrounding areas, one recommended walk is the Bluestack Way where you can get a feel for these incredible mountains. The trail starts in nearby Donegal Town and ends up in the spectacular Lough Eske, and you will pass through winding country lanes and sweeping views over the landscapes, including Sligo Mountains and the peaceful Donegal Bay. Walkers along this trail also pass through the incredible Greg Mare’s Tale waterfall, where you can stop for a dip in the hot weather or just sit by and take in the beautiful view with a tasty picnic. From the peak of the mountain you can get an incredible view of the valley and village of Glenties, which makes wonderful photo opportunities for budding photographers.
Close by to the village is the fabulous Donegal coastline meaning you can discover some of the best of the coast and the countryside on a holiday here, offering you the best of both worlds.
Glenties has a friendly atmosphere with a charming feel to it. The people are warm, the views are amazing and there is a lot to do here. With several pubs and cafes, independent shops where you can purchase gifts and souvenirs for friends back at home, it makes for an excellent destination for a country cottage getaway or rural retreat stay in Ireland. Whether you are interested in finding farm cottages, rural retreats or log cabins, we trust that you’ll enjoy browsing through the excellent range of self-catering accommodation available on Country Cottages Online.
Book a Glenties cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Donegal on holiday.