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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2018

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.


County Donegal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 17 reviews

We hated to leave. Loved the views out the front window. Inishowen is a great place for adventure.

  • 5 of 5

Want to book again because after 8 days there are still many adventures waiting in Donegal. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Large bedroom and living space. Secluded and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing hillside cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great location for a get away! Spectacular views! Home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again. Diane and Ken
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  • 5 of 5

Très jolie maison. Très cosy et tres bien équipe. Super paysage vu du salon. En pleine campagne.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Had such an amazing few days, luckily with some great weather. Me and my traveling companion, my dog, loved all the great walks and views right out the front door. I would definitely recommend Urris Hillside Cottage and will not hesitate to book it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

If you want peace, fresh air and beautiful scenery in lovely Donegal this is the place to stay. A house which offers you comfort in both living and sleeping arrangements which is comparable to none. The kitchen and laundry room has all you need , utensils, detergents and all exceptionally clean. We had a great stay and hope to return at some stage. Highly recommend this beautiful holiday home and delighted with the memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Out of this world

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful hidden gem, a real getaway from it all wonderful holiday home. It was very cosy and every need catered for, and carefully thought out. The views are awesome!!!

Will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Owner's Response: So happy you had a great time. Thanks for the kind words and see you soon, for the next visit.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $5

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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