DescriptionMacalla Cottage Gweedore is a 4 Star Fáilte Ireland approved traditional cottage located in the picturesque Gaeltacht village of Crolly which lies along the route of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. The cottage nestles between the mountains and the sea. The quaint ambience of this unique cottage will help you unwind and drift back in time as you relax in front of the cosy open fire.
A Romantic Traditional Cottage
Macalla Cottage has been meticulously renovated by the owner and his son in a true labour of love. The cottage now consists of three bedrooms (one en-suite) fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons, a spacious dining room and relaxing sitting room. The original flagstone floors in the sitting room and dining room together with the open turf fire create a quaint and inviting atmosphere. Perhaps it is unsurprising that this getaway romantic cottage has been featured in the property section of the New York Times. Macalla Cottage has retained its old world charm while at the same time affording guests the comfort and luxury of modern day homes - including WiFi.
Macalla Cottage is situated in Gweedore - one of Irelands largest Gaeltacht areas. Staying at the cottage will enable the visitor to absorb the culture and heritage of this unique region where Irish is still the main everyday language. Gweedore also has some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland, with views of the Atlantic Coastline, Coastal Islands and the Derryveagh mountains all on your doorstep.
Macalla cottage is only 10 minutes drive away from Donegal International Airport, which operate flights from Dublin and Glasgow
Local Attractions / Amenities
* Golf on nearby Gweedore Golf Club – a challenging and vey scenic 9 hole links course.
* Enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches on your doorstep including Magheraclogher Strand in Bunbeg, Port Arthur Strand in Derrybeg and Carrickfinn Beach
* Visit the Dunlewey Lakeside Centre - Facilities include restaurant, tea-room, craft shop, adventure play areas, pets & animals, storytelling, boat trips on Dunlewey Lake, guided tours and weaving demonstrations.
* Relax in the Cuirt hotel which features a leisure centre and an indoor activity centre for children
* Try a variety of watersports provided by a number of local activity centres including Rapid Kayaking and Selkie Sailing
* Take a trip around the spectacular Bloody Foreland
* Take a day trip to Tory Island or Gola Island. The ferry service to Tory Island is available from Bunbeg and Magheroarty several times a day - weather permitting
* Climb Muckish and Errigal. Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal is a demanding climb and once on the summit you can see for miles around.
* Visit Glenveagh National Park, with 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood and bogs. Glenveagh contains the largest red deer population in Europe. Within the National Park Glenveagh Castle and gardens are well worth a visit on their own
* Fish on the Clady or Crolly rivers or at nearby Loughanure
* Find numerous peaceful roads, country lanes and mountain tracks to walk. Slí an Earagail - a Bealach na Gaeltachta Waymarked Way - traverses much of Gweedore.