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Wild Rose Cottage In Scenic South Donegal - WiFi Available.

Bedrooms 3
Space 970 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 6 plus Cot

Welcome to Wild Rose Cottage, and its beautiful surrounding area.

Wild Rose Cottage stands on a half acre plot with a relaxing garden area both back and front for you to enjoy. The Cottage offers a tranquil and relaxing base from which to explore the breathtaking beauty of Donegal and bordering counties.

While this traditional Irish home is completely private, it is just a two minute drive to the local village where you will find a Post Office, Café, Grocery Store and several Pubs with traditional music to entertain you.

Tastefully decorated and featuring an open fireplace as well as oil-fired central heating the Cottage is cosy and comfortable year round. With all the necessary equipment in the kitchen, you can choose to cook at home if not in the mood to eat out. Wireless Internet is also provided. An outdoor shed provides extra space for surf boards , bicycles and outdoor gear.

Nearby you will find amazing Blue Flag beaches, the rugged sea cliffs at Slieve Leauge, traditional Irish music and great restuarants. Come and enjoy breathtaking mountain views, wonderful scenery and indulge in a friendly and tranquil atmosphere that will inspire you to return year after year. We look forward to sharing the delights of Wild Rose Cottage and its environs with you !

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Equestrian Center 2km.

Coral beach and Lighthouse 7km.

Scuba Diving at St John's point.

Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe are 30km away.

Killybegs fishing port - Martime and Heritage centre 8km.

City of Derry Airport - 130 km , approximately 1.5 hours drive.

Dublin Airport - 255 km, approximately 3.5 hours drive.

Belfast International Airport - 185 km, approximately 3 hours drive.

Knock International Airport - 150 km, approximately 2 hours drive.

Larne Ferry port - 195 km, approximately 3 hours drive.

Dublin Ferry Port - 260 km, approximately 3.5 hours drive.

More Details

Jennifer and Willie Mackey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Jennifer and Willie Mackey

William & Jennifer have been married for 30 years, we have three grown up sons. We have lived in Donegal all our lives, indeed our families can be recorded back to 18th century in this region - I guess we are local! Willie took early retirement in 2010 having worked in Telecommunications and Jennifer is now a full time housewife having worked as a Child Support Worker. We now have a small working farm on which we breed Connemara ponies and some Aberdeen Angus cattle.

Jennifer and Willie Mackey purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jennifer and Willie Mackey chose County Donegal

In March of 2012 we acquired a little Cottage down the road from where we live. The Cottage was in good condition and so after only some minor alteration and redecoration “Wild Rose Cottage' came into being. It is a very cosy Cottage, clean warm and with everything necessary to make your holiday enjoyable. It stands on its own half acre site, peaceful and quite even though it is only a 5min walk into the local village of Dunkineely.

What makes this cottage unique

Wild Rose Cottage is a 100 year old traditional stone cottage which has been upgraded over the years to a comfortable / cosy home while still retaining some of its old style. Whether you wish you chill out in the garden with a glass of wine or relax in front of the open fire you will not be disappointed. There is a Satellite TV and a DVD player if you need it and also WiFi Internet to catch up with friends and family back home. The cottage is ideally located to access many of our beautiful beaches , breathtaking mountains and other scenic drives or if you prefer to browse in the many craft shops in the nearby towns and villages. We have many award winning Restaurants to choose from in the area as well as many traditional Irish Pubs where you can join the locals in a nights music and craic. For the sports enthusiast there is Golf, Fishing, Pony Riding, Scuba Diving and Mountain Walking just to mention a few .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comfortable, nice house. Sleeping , all things are perfect, indeed also Internet. Donegal is wonderful, tell it everybody, for rest. Even the weather was not bad
Oct 2012
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Ballymagowan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Electric shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Travel cot provided on request. Baby buggy provided on request
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Small shed on site, can be used to store bikes, fishing rods etc. Baby stroller available on request Picnic Basket and flask also available


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Wild Rose Cottage In Scenic South Donegal - WiFi Available.
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 36 reviews

Cozy cottage in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a quiet place where I could spend a relaxing few days. And it turns out: I chose correctly! The cottage is very comfortable and provides everything one could ever need. I would recommend the Wild Rose Cottage to everyone that would like to spend time in a very quiet and beautiful area to do some hiking, sightseeing or just do nothing.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Gabriele
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A great place to stay. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This property met all of our needs. It was very clean. Will and Jennifer met us at the home and explained in detail everything we needed to know. They are a very warm and welcoming couple who made sure that our stay was comfortable. The property was located in the are we wanted to explore. Close to great restraints and sights we wanted to experience. A great selection for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much
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Carmel, Indiana USA

Week in Donegal

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about our week in Donegal, Wild Rose Cottage and Willie and Jennifer Mackey. The Cottage is comfortable, warm and we felt at home. We visited several areas in SW Donegal, an area we had not seen, and loved every minute. Some of the greatest coastal scenery one could desire. And some of the finest hand woven products by local artisans! Thank you Willie and Jennifer.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Wild Rose Cottage. It was right in the middle of Killybegs and Donegal Town, which was convenient for shopping, etc. Everything we needed, was there at the cottage. Our only problem was getting wifi for a few days. Also, the television could be updated, since the screen is very small.

Other than that, we were very pleased. Willie and Jennifer were on holiday, so we didn't get to meet them (they were in New York; we came from New York!). They did, however, have their friend Linda oversee everything, while we were there. Linda was wonderful and very helpful with the wifi, etc. Thank you, Linda!!! (and daughters!).

I would highly recommend this cottage, to stay in and explore nearby areas.. Nancy & Richard Baumann, Buffalo, NY, USA

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location and a warm cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in mid-June and found Wild Rose Cottage perfect for our family of four. Willie was a sincere and welcoming host. Everything was as advertised, we couldn't of asked for a better location in Donegal. I would highly recommend WRC to all my friends when they visit Ireland in general and Donegal in particular. Thanks Willie!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew, glad you enjoyed your visit to Donegal
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  • 5 of 5

We have a very nice time in the wild rose cottage. Jennifer and Willie are very friendly persons. In the cottage was all what we need. The region is great. Thank you for the beautiful time.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you liked the Cottage and surroundings.
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Slieve League
Donegal Castle
Glenveagh National Park
Donegal Golf Club
Titanic Belfast
Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant
Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa
Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
N 15
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Castle Murray House
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
St John's Point
Car: necessary

Dunkineely, County Donegal, Ireland, (20 km from Donegal Town)

15 minute drive from Fintra beach and St John's Point beach.

30 minute drive to the famous Slieve League sea cliffs.

10 minute drive from fishing port of Killybegs


Rates & Availability

Ballymagowan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April - June 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July - Aug 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sept - October 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov- December 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $43.58

Towels and linen are included in price
Oil Central Heating and all electricity use are included in price
Complimentary WiFi is also available to guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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