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Stunning home in the beautifully rugged and remote Inishowen coastline

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

“Urris Hillside Cottage” #urrishillsidecottage is located in the beautifully rugged and remote Inishowen Peninsula within County Donegal. This stunning home has been completely updated with all modern conveniences and it is the perfect place to call home while exploring Donegal, Ulster and the North Antrim Causeway Coast of Ireland.

This two level home, sleeps 8. Downstairs has a living room with open, turf burning fireplace, modern kitchen, master bedroom with queen size bed, full bathroom and separate laundry room. The modern kitchen has a refrigerator, freezer, cook top, oven, microwave, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Upstairs has two bedrooms and another full bathroom. One bedroom has a double bed. The other bedroom has 4 single beds. There is Central Heating, loads of turf for burning, washer and dryer, TV, VCR, and DVD player.

Walkers paradise with miles of hills, beaches and country roads to explore.

Come experience the true rugged beauty that is Donegal!

Restaurants: Ballyliffen is located on the North Atlantic Ocean, there are four lovely hotels with full restaurant

menus and great bar food, all within five miles of the Cottage.

Buncrana is a summer destination for local vacationers,

and has many many traditional pubs with food and live

entertainment. There are also many full menu restaurants

in the Buncrana area, all within six miles of the Cottage.

Wild Atlantic Way & Inishowen 100: The house is located on The Inishowen 100 Scenic Drive. It is a 100 mile long drive signposted touring route around the peninsula and is an opportunity to experience some of Ireland's most breathtaking scenery. Amongst its highlights is Ireland's most northerly point at the wild and rugged Malin Head.

Derry City: Derry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland. It is one of the few

examples in Western Europe of a completely walled city. With the troubles

behind it, Derry offers a tourist friendly environment coupling old and new

attractions with plenty of up to date shopping experiences.

More Details

Diane Klein
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Diane Klein

We love our home on the Hillside. Spending all the winter months in Ireland. And the remainder of the year we live about 50 miles north west of Chicago.

Diane Klein purchased this house in 1994

What makes this house unique

Our home is located on the side of the Urris hills. With the North Atlantic ocean behind us, it's a magical place. You will get a great view of the open countryside and loads of places to see. We have great restaurants around us and the most friendly wonderful people you could meet.


Donegal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor, very large with walkout patio doors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2nd floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Stunning home in the beautifully rugged and remote Inishowen coastline
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Exceptional cottage in exceptional surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with everything catered for, for a complete and fulfilled holiday :)

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Fabulous home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 9 days at Urris Hillside Cottage and were so sad to leave. We have rented homes in several areas of Ireland and this one was certainly a favorite. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, and we were able to just unpack and relax. The kitchen in particular provided virtually everything we needed for self-catering purposes, allowing us to have several "real" meals at our adopted home. We loved having a roaring peat fire every evening and were grateful for hot showers with good water pressure after a restful night's sleep in the absolute quiet of the area. There were only 2 of us in the cottage, but the space would be very comfortable for several couples or a family of 6 or 8.

The Inishowen area is spectacularly scenic, and this cottage's location is no exception. We enjoyed beautiful views from every angle, either looking out the cottage window or driving through the farmland. We had an amazing dinner at the Rusty Nail and enjoyed meals in Buncrana at Oscar's and Ubiquitous as well as other spots around the peninsula. We spent 2 days sightseeing in Northern Ireland (which is easily doable by ferry although that didn't fit with our particular needs - we will try it next time) and also visited local attractions including Fort Dunree, Malin Head, Grianan Aileach and Glenevin waterfall. All were easily accessible and well worth visiting. We also ventured further west to Glenveagh National Park, and all of these adventures allowed us to enjoy even more of the glorious countryside and its many delightful features such as birds, ruins, shrines and of course plentiful livestock and scenic vistas.

Making the arrangements for our stay was simple and straight-forward with excellent communication from the owners. They offered plenty of helpful information both before our visit and at the cottage itself. They obviously take great pride in and care of their wonderful property. We are grateful to benefit from their generosity in sharing the cottage with visitors. We definitely recommend Urris Hillside Cottage and will not hesitate to book it again if we are in the area. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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What fun!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the peaceful views all round and the quick ride into Buncrana for supplies was great. Highly recommend dinner at the "Rusty Nail" -- it was delicious! We'd love to come back someday, the house is perfect for a family.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Wonderful cottage, great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to write this review because we don't want to give away our secret of this wonderful place! We had a marvelous time. The cottage is the perfect accommodation -- all the things you need like a kitchen with all the utensils and cookware you need, laundry with supplies, fireplace with peat, etc. The communication with the owner could not have been better. You definitely need a rental car here but if you want to go into town at night and plan to have a few pints you can easily get a cab. The scenery is like nothing we've ever seen. We walked every day and just relaxed, which is how a holiday should be. There is plenty of room here and we can't wait to return. There was also wi-fi and TV with satellite as well as a DVD collection, radio, etc. There are a lot of sights to see all within a short driving distance. I highly recommend this cottage as the perfect homebase for exploring, hiking, and resting. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Picture Perfect Home!

  • 5 of 5

This stunning little home was just what we were looking for: quiet, secluded yet close to the town, with access to uncrowded beaches. Our family of six stayed in this home for two months and there was ample room for all of us! The scenery surrounding this home was just gorgeous: completely green and full of sheep. Coming from overcrowded Los Angeles, we could have moved into this home. It was clean, well-maintained and the Kleins were always available to answer questions. Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Lovely and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and well-furnished cottage with beautiful views. The owners are very helpful, and the property was in excellent condition. There are good walks nearby as well as beaches. The town of Buncrana is not very far away and has a very helpful tourist office as well as stores and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Larne N.Ireland
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Ballyliffin golf
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Derry N.Ireland
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Derry N.Ireland
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dunree beach
Car: necessary

The home sits on the southside of the Urris Hills with the North Atlantic Ocean on the northside. You will find miles and miles of deserted hills, beaches and country roads for walking. The town of Buncrana (6 miles away) is a summer destination for local vacationers. Buncrana has lovely hotels and many full menu restaurants also a number of traditional pubs with food and live entertainment. The home is located 90 minutes from Letterkenny, 15 miles from Derry City and the North Atlantic is just over the mountains behind the house.

A Catholic Church is a ten minute drive.

There are many attractions. Some of our favorites are- Malin Head-the northern most point in Ireland, Glenveagh National Park, Ulster American Folk Park, Horseback Riding in the West, Grianan of Aileach Ringed Fort, Dunluce Castle, Giants Causeway, Rope Bridge, Bushmills, Slieve League, Sunsets from the Bloody Foreland.

Other Activities: Explore quaint towns and vibrant traditional nightlife

Golf: There are challenging and scenic Golf Courses located within the Inishowen Peninsula.

Ballyliffen Golf Course 2 - 18 Hole Courses

North West Golf Course 18 Hole Course

Buncrana Municipal Golf Course 9 Hole Course

Redcastle Golf Course 9 Hole Course

Greencastle Golf Course 18 Hole Course


Rates & Availability

Donegal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Please add $6 per night for heat and fuel November and December.

We use PayPal and ask for a 1/2 deposit to block out rental dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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