Holiday cottage with sauna, our scenery, voted the best in the world.
- english, Irish and a little French.
Why Elma Gallagher chose Kincasslagh
One of our many reviews on Trip Advisor.......... Spectacular setting, perfect accommodation, excellent hosts... Left on May 8, 2018 for a stay in May 2018 Donegal is an amazing part of the world - spectacular scenery, beautiful unspoilt empty beaches, mountains, golf courses, and wonderful friendly people. Carrickfinn is the world's most scenic airport, surrounded by the Wild Atlantic and on the Wild Atlantic Way and has the unique backdrop of the Derryveagh Mountains, dominated by the iconic Mount Errigal, Donegal's highest peak. Donegal is a 'must visit' and was voted the 'Coolest place on earth' - National Geographic 2017. Close by the airport (1 km if that) are the holiday cottages owned and run by Elma and Cathal, wonderful hosts. The accommodation is modern and exudes old world cottage charm without compromising on comfort or cosiness - a perfect retreat and base to see and do all that the local county has to offer. On arrival we were made very, very welcome, offered tea and shown to the cottages nearby. Cathal thoroughly briefed us on how to use the heating, TV, the turf fire and the sauna (yes... the sauna!) and was very helpful and reminded us several times that if we needed any help with any aspect of our holiday or stay to be sure to phone either him or Elma and they would be delighted to help us out. Nothing was a problem and our late arrival and flexible departure time enhanced our relaxed experience. The cottage is very clean and comfortable. The turf, which is provided, gives a lovely, charming fire and the sauna is a great addition to unwind after a days climbing or golfing or whatever takes your fancy. The remote location is so restful, peaceful, quiet and calming that after a few hours you leave your cares behind you and immerse yourself in the locale. That said the world is on your door step literally with the airport nearby!!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
The cottage caters for 6 adults + 1 young child, only this number are permitted. Special Offers for 2 persons allow only that number.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Another Jewel in Donegal's Crown
This house became our home for the week. It is fully equipped for a family, is comfortable, homely and welcoming as were our hosts, Elma and Cathal. The sauna was an added bonus! The house is nestled about a mile from the beach in a beautiful setting with views of majestic Errigal as a backdrop. Forming part of the Wild Atlantic Way ensured that we enjoyed stunning scenery, flora, fauna, and spectacular beaches. This area of Donegal has something for everyone whether you need to loose yourself or find something else. Visit, enjoy and soak up this place and its people. You'll never regret it.
Thank you Michael for your great review. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful area and delighted when visitors to our holiday cottage enjoy it as much as we do. We hope you will come again sometime.
Cathal & Elma
Most enjoyable stay
Well looked after, well equipped, good for walks, charming owners.
A little piece of heaven right here on earth!
We first stayed at Carrickfinn last October, when we tried a self-catering holiday in Donegal for the first time after many years of B&B-ing, and fell in love with the cottage and the area, and with Cathal and Elma. We vowed then that we would return - which we did, for two weeks, in June this year. Everything was just as good as before apart from the weather, which was even better! The cottage is delightful; homely, well-equipped and spacious (there were just the two of us on this occasion, but it will comfortably accommodate six adults) and it is ideally situated - sufficiently 'away from it all', but just a leisurely 15 minute walk from a wonderful beach, a 5 minute drive to an even more spectacular one and then only another 10 minutes or so to a really good grocery store, and a post office and other local amenities. It also makes an ideal base from which to go further afield and experience all the other delights that the beautiful county of Donegal has to offer - nowhere (apart perhaps from the Inishowen peninsula) is much more than about an hour or so away by car. We loved every minute of our stay there, and it was made that extra bit special by the owners, Cathal and Elma, whose warmth and hospitality made our holiday there complete. We have no hesitation in giving Carrickfinn 5 stars, and we will definitely be back next year!
Olly and Roger Bramley, Winchester, England
Fantastic. Such a cosy and well equipped house.
We stayed with our three young children. What a great time we all had.
The house is very well presented, homely and cosy. We loved the fire at night.
The local area is beautiful, with great beaches.
The reservation process, checking in etc was very easy and we received very clear directions to the property. The property owners were very friendly and helpful.
We definitely will return.
Thank you Maria for your review, it is much appreciated . We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our cottage and will look forward to welcoming you another time.
Sehr schönes Haus in ruhiger Lage, sehr nette Vermieter
Das Haus ist wirklich sehr schön und mit allem Notwendigen eingerichtet. Es gibt drei Schlafzimmer und alle haben ein En Suite Bad. Dazu gibt es ein zusätzliches Bad mit Sauna. Die Küche ist komplett eingerichtet (mit Filterkaffeemaschine ;) ). Auch die Umgebung ist klasse, ein wunderschöner Strand ist ganz in der Nähe (Carrickfinn Beach). Ein Highlight sind unter anderem die Kühe hinter dem Haus.
Elma und Cathal sind super freundlich und immer sehr bemüht. Elma gibt gerne Tipps für Unternehmungen in der Umgebung und hat uns sogar Spielzeug für unsere Kinder vorbei gebracht (der Große wollte dann lieber im Haus bleiben und spielen statt was zu unternehmen ;) ). Wir können das Haus nur empfehlen, wir hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit dort!
Vielen Dank an Elma und Cathal
Thank you Tobias for your very nice review. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your time in beautiful West Donegal. Kind regards
Cathal & Elma
Ein wunderschöner friedvoller Platz für erholsame Tage
Ein sehr netter und aufmerksamer Gastgeber , ein schönes solides Haus zum Wohlfühlen und ein wunderbarer Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge und erholsame Tage am Strand. Alles hat gepasst, wir kommen sehr gerne wieder.