Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Gortahork, Donegal, Ireland

The quaint and pleasant coastal village of Gortahork is set by the North Atlantic coast, in the north western part of Ireland in County Donegal and fascinatingly, the Irish language is still very much prevalent in the community. Because of this, the village has retained much of its history and culture and it almost feels as though you are stepping back in time when in Gortahork.  With a picturesque coastal setting and a tranquil feel, Gortahork has plenty to recommend it for tranquil coastal self-catering breaks.

Advice on Cottage Holidays in Gortahork


This corner of Ireland benefits from a stunning coastline and exploring this expanse of coastline comes highly recommended for memorable days out whilst on a cottage holiday. For those who are adventurous, you can go canoeing or sailing on the sparking sea, to really get a feel of what rural Irish life is like, and you won’t forget the feeling of being surrounding by some of the best scenery that the world has to offer.

This peaceful village is also home to lots of nature trails and walks, where you can soak up the beautiful Irish scenery. Taking walks, or even hiring a bicycle and going cycling by the hills and lakes is a wonderful way of getting stuck in, or you can go on a relaxing horse riding trek.

Gortahork is also home to the Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival and has been since 2006. Running annually in May, it screens interesting documentaries from film makers from around the world, making it a brilliant place in which to showcase talent from behind the camera. The festival is home to regular screenings, discussions, master classes and recreational activities, making it absolutely perfect if you enjoy film, whether watching or creating it. If enjoying a self-catering break in the village in May you may be lucky enough to catch this festival.

The locals in Gortahork are extremely friendly and speak English too, so you may find yourself wanting to learn a little bit of Irish to really get immersed with the people of the village! It is a great way to feel like you are a part of the community and coming back with a new skill, even if you have only learnt a few Irish words, is something you will keep with you forever.

Gortahork is historical, culture and friendly, and will little shops, cafes and pubs to settle into, it makes for a wonderful self-catering holiday destination for romantic breaks, family holidays or for trips away with friends.

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

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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
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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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