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Elnan Cottage - A quiet escape

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 9 nights


About the property

Set at the foot of a mountain with views across fields and the golf course

This early 20th century 3-bedroom house has been extensively refurbished and modernized. It sleeps 6 with two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room. There are two bathrooms, (one en suite), a sitting room/dining area and separate kitchen.

The house is set back from the road, nestling at the foot of a mountain. A large grassed area at the front of the house provides space for children to play, (but due to a shallow stream on the boundary, young children should be supervised).

The village of Ballyliffin is a short distance away with a shop, petrol station, fast food shop and four large hotels. The world renowned Ballyliffin Links Golf Course is visible from the house and less than a mile away by road.

The nearest beach, Pollen Bay is a short drive away and is just one of the many picturesque beaches within easy reach of the house.

Situated on the Inishowen Peninsula this house is in one of Ireland's most beautiful areas. Opportunities for walking, cycling , golf, surfing and horse riding are all close at hand, as well as places of historical interest.

More Details

Pat & Barbara
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Pat & Barbara

This was my parents house, and where my mother was born. I have been going to this house since I was six months old, and when I inherited the house and surrounding fields, I couldn't bear to part with it. One day I hope to retire here and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area.

Pat & Barbara purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

This house was built early in the 20th centuary, and I remember the big open turf fire where all the cooking was done, along with going out to the small stream that runs beside the property to get the drinking water. It has now been brought into the 21st centuary, but you can still see signs of the old building layout.


Ballyliffin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite to bedroom 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • bay/sound
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing


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Elnan Cottage - A quiet escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Lynden WA


  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay The cottage was beautiful and very modernized but still keeping some of its originality. Our host was nice but her caretakers were great from greeting us to helping us find an open Doctor's office for our emergency. We were happy to be so close to all the attractions from Malin Head to Giants Causeway being within a 2 hour drive. showed hot and soft large towels

Thank you Sue and Phil for a wonderful stay Absolutely a 5 Star rating from us and we hope to come back

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it was an enjoyable stay and that our keyholders were able to be so helpful.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Strand Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Ballyliffin Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Strand Hotel
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Pollen Bay
Car: recommended

Nearby is a "Famine Village" museum with a tea room adjacent.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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