Alder cottage is located in the hills of Donegal, 3.5km from the village of Churchill and due to its location enjoys peace and privacy amid wonderful rugged countryside. The cottage has been lovingly restored to capture the charm of living in bygone days and features, a turf burning stove, two ensuite bedrooms, a wood decked area and a vaulted main living area.
The owners have paid admirable attention to detail and the homely atmosphere of a traditional Irish cottage is very much in evidence. This is truly a special place amid the hills of Donegal where tradition has been carefully balanced with modern living convenience
Local Attractions witihn 10/15mins drive
Donegal's main town with a full range of national and multinational shops, a multi-screen cinema, parks, leisure centre/swimmg pool and An Grianan Theatre.
Colmcille Heritage Centre
Located at Gartan, Churchill, Letterkenny, this centre houses a unique interpretative exhibition featuring the life and times of Saint Colmcille (Columba) - Patriarch of the Irish monastic system and founder of the Scottish Church. The exhibition is housed in a beautiful stone building on the shores of Lough Gartan, within the Derryveagh mountain range.
The Glebe House and Gallery
Located at Churchill, Letterkenny, the Glebe House is a Regency house set in woodland gardens beside Lake Gartan. The Glebe is decorated with William Morris wallpapers and textiles and has Islamic and Japanese art. The Derek Hill permanent collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists, including Picasso and Kokosha, as well as Irish and Italian artists.
Glenveagh National Park
Here within a late 19th century setting in a rugged and remote mountain valley, Henry McIlhenny from Philadelphia created one of the most celebrated gardens in Ireland. Woodland gardens and pleasure grounds, an Italian terrace with antique sculpture and terracotta pots, are all skilfully interwoven against the wild and beautiful Donegal landscape