Annie’s River Retreat is a 2 bed pet friendly cottage near Lettermacaward village, with its own access to the Gweebara River & mountain views. The cottage, with all amenities, is situated in the heart of the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) area in West Donegal and is near to the Wild Atlantic Way.
Electricity, water, oil central heating, Wi-Fi/internet access, initial supply of turf and kindling included plus pets welcomed with agreement (e.g. one well behaved dog). Parties/events not allowed. The cottage is strictly non smoking. There is free parking on site and a separate utility block housing laundry facilities.
There are plentiful opportunities to explore and experience this stunning area with walks, fishing (angling) on the Gweebara river and national cycling routes, all on your doorstep.
The cottage is a great base for the keen angler. The Gweebarra River is a renowned fishing river (Permits Required) and the cottage has its own a path down to the river bank. The Rosses area around Dungloe has over 130 lakes, many of them excellent for fishing.
Wild Atlantic Way
The holiday home is also a great central base for those wishing to explore the Wild Atlantic Way in West and South West Donegal. All along the coast from Arranmore Island to the dramatic Cliffs at Slieve League there are numerous headlands, rocky outcrops, sandy coves, islands, small harbours and some of the finest beaches in Ireland.
Ideal Walking and Cycling Terrain
The winding country roads and inland mountain tracks that surround the holiday cottage provide ideal walking terrain for the keen rambler. Cycling is a popular local activity and there is a dedicated cycle route along the Gweebarra Estuary. In the wider region around the holiday home there are a number of Waymarked Way walking routes including Slí Na Rosann and Slí na Finne
The holiday home is also a central base to attend the various annual festivals and other organised events that take place in this part of Donegal. In Glenties there is the Patrick McGill Summer School, the Harvest Fair Festival and the Fiddlers Weekend. In Dungloe there is the Internationally renowned Mary from Dungloe Festival and a festival dedicated to the local writer Peadar O'Donnell.
A number of great day trips that can be enjoyed from the cottage include Glenveagh National Park, Arranmore Island, The Slieve League Cliffs and Glencolmcille Folk Village and historic Donegal Town with its castle, craft village and Waterbus Tour.
Whilst staying in Annies Retreat Cottage you are well placed to access:
-the Wild Atlantic Way (N56) (0.7 miles/1.1 km from the cottage)
-the village of Lettermacaward (0.9 miles/1.4 km from the cottage) for groceries, petrol, post office, health centre, church
-local pubs (1.5 miles/2.4km from the cottage), one of which has traditional Irish music sessions on Friday nights
-the local breath-taking 3km ( 1.8 miles) long sandy Dooey beach (ten minute drive from the cottage. Good for walking, dog walking and activities such as surfing)
-the town of Dungloe, a market town, which is the ‘Gateway to the Rosses’ and has a good selection of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants (9 miles/14km/ fifteen minute drive).
In short, Annie’s River Retreat Cottage is the perfect place to relax and be entranced with this special, unspoiled area of Ireland, particularly when relaxing in the cottage’s large living area, with the turf wood burner stove, looking out our ‘picture window’ towards the river valley.
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