Margaret & Michael McElwee
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 4:00 PM
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Best Hosts ever!
We chose this cute cottage because of previous reviews and they were spot on. Margaret and Michael were delightful hosts with great knowledge of the regional attractions and history. The cottage has all amenities you will need for your Northwestern Ireland vacation. Enjoy quiet nights by a lovely fire after your days activities. Sheep and cows will provide quiet restful morning views. We went to Fanad to attend a music festival in Dunfanaghy and got a lesson in driving on narrow country roads. Be prepared! The area has lovely beaches, awesome mountains and the friendliest people we’ve ever met. Returning to the lovely cottage in Fanad is on our bucket list
A wonderful Holiday
The Cottage is even nicer in real than on the Picture. We had wonderful landlords, very helpful . Michael brought us regularly vegetables and Turf for the fireplace and Margaret even thought of putting Irish Music on on and flowers in the living room when we arrived !The house was very clean and we had everything a holidaymaker could Need .
We´ll certainly come back !
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.
Best holidays in a long time!
It was already our third stay in Fanad/Donegal at one of Margaret and Michael's cottages. We love this very special, beautiful and unspoilt area of Ireland a lot and we are very fond of our hosts. Margaret and Michael are the kindest and friendliest people. They are helpful and make you feel welcome at arrival with a fire and lovely food.
The cottage is cosy and clean and has all the comfort we needed. We hope to return to Fanad some time soon.
Daniela R. (Switzerland)
Fanad - a pearl of Ireland
We have been to three different regions in Ireland so far and this was the nicest stay.
The McElwee family are extremely friendly and nice people. Margaret and Michael lovingly looked after us. For questions they were always there as a contact person for us. We were supplied with vegetables, delicious jams and scones.
A highlight were Michael's self-grown potatoes, which were much more intense flavor than the German.
The occasional conversations with the McElwees were very interesting and informative for our upcoming ventures.
You also learn something about life from the point of view of the locals.
The house was extremely clean and very comfortable. Everything you need is there and you can take care of yourself. A Lidl was nearby in Milford.
In the evening you could sit comfortably in front of the peat fire and plan the next day.
The house was deliberately chosen by us, because here you live very quiet and a little secluded from the next larger village. Perfect for relaxing.
In the morning we share the peace and the coffee with the cattle and sheep grazing in the surrounding pastures without traffic noise and tourists hordes :-).
The central location, from which many sights of Donegal and Northern Ireland, from Slieve League to Belfast, can be reached within a day's trip.
On and near the Fanad peninsula there are several headlands with beautiful cliff and sea views for hiking. Even beaches are very beautiful on Fanad.
Actually, the weather does not play a decisive role. For almost any weather conditions, there are opportunities for things to do and destinations.
We will definitely be back again in the next years.
Keep up the good work. Your guest concept is 100%.
Until then, we wish the family McElwee all the best.
Roxanne, Iris u. Achim
Follow route Ramelton, Milford, Kerrykeel, Fanad. Margaret will be at the cottage and have everything nice for your arrival.
The Fanad peninsula is scenic with hills, mountains, lakes, cliffs, deserted seashores, Ballymastoker blue flag beach and the rugged Atlantic coastline. There are many quiet country roads and hedged country lanes to enjoy walking or cycling. Fanad is a sparsely populated small farming and fishing community with several small hamlets of church, grocery store, restaurant and pub. It is one of Ireland's few remaining Gaeltacht areas where the Irish language and culture is preserved. 2km from the cottage is the newly constructed bridge over Mulroy Bay giving easy access to the Rosguil peninsula. There is an 18 hole golf links at Portsalon and a surf school. There is a horseriding centre 4km from the cottage.