'Teach Mhicí' - Mickey's Cottage

Restored from a ruin by Under the Thatch, at Dooey beach, West Donegal, Ireland
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking), fee applies

'Teach Mhicí' - Mickey's Cottage

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about the property

Priced for 2 staying, sleeps 4. Restored by Under the Thatch, and in the most remarkable beachfront location!

"We walked outside to a scene that electrified the senses: the distinctive smell of seaweed drying in the inlet below; a wondrous vista out to a long bay that looked like it was lit from within. The only sound was a distant tractor on the single-track lane.

It’s for elemental experiences like these that people venture to this part of Ireland."The Guardian reviewing Teach Mhici

"If you were asked to describe the most idyllic seaside holiday home you could imagine, you might come up with something close to Teach Mhicí. Glittering turquoise water, private beach with pristine white sand, Scandi-inspired cottage with turf-woodburner and sea views from every window; it’s a little slice of Irish paradise."The Irish Times

  • Irish Times - No 2 in their  List of 'Amazing Places to Stay in Ireland' (we also had the No.1 position)

A traditional Irish vernacular cottage sitting on the shore of the Atlantic with access to our private, sandy beach. 

Teach Mhicí (Irish for Mickey's Cottage) has one (Kingsize) bedroom and a very low mezzanine loft with a double bed open to the main living space. We've added a large comfortable bathroom, and insulated everywhere before we lined it in wood from the local forest. It's a simple, but wonderful place. If you require more space we also advertise the larger cottage just up the slope behind. 

You can arrange for private paddle-board tuition directly from our own shoreline in front of the cottage (with SurfsUp Ireland), or surf lessons and private sauna rental on Dooey beach (walkable). 

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latest review

Words cannot convey our feelings about this space. Just please trust us and go there yourself. It’s an absolute gem. Felt like home, was sad to leave. Heaven on earth. - Heather Kennedy

2024

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arrival at
15:30
depart by
10:00
guests
4
pets
pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Double

facilities at 'Teach Mhicí' - Mickey's Cottage

general
farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
activities
beach (within walking distance)
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
cleaning services
washing machine
infants
young children welcome
high chair
travel cot
accessibilty
relatively accessible (ground floor bedroom)
ground floor bathroom

map - location

travel info

You can easily fly by low-cost carrier but we prefer the greener (and nicer) route by ferry with your own car. Ireland is such an amazing country, and you'll find so much to do and see 'en route'.

Note Aer Lingus often have deals as cheap as Ryanair/ Easyjet and fly to 15 UK airports

Flights? Note that Northern Ireland is closer than, say, Dublin.

  • Donegal - flights to Dublin and Glasgow with Flybe (25-minute fabulous coastal drive to the cottage)
  • Derry (Londonderry) via Glasgow, Liverpool (with Ryanair) and London City (BMI) 1hr. 25 mins. away) - good for Giant's Causeway
  • Belfast International via these departure airports & Easyjet & Ryanair (2 hr. 25 mins.) - good for Giant's Causeway
  • Belfast City via these departure airports & Ryanair (2 hr. 35 mins.) - good for Giant's Causeway
  • Knock via these departure airports & Ryanair (2 hr. 15 min.)
  • Dublin via these departure airports & Ryanair (3 hr. 25 min.)

Sail with either Stenaline or Irish Ferries to:

  • Belfast via Liverpool/ Stranraer (2 hr. 35 mins. away)
  • Larne via Fleetwood (2 hr. 40 mins.)
  • Dublin via Holyhead/ Douglas (3 hr. 30 min.)
  • Dun Laoghaire via Holyhead (3 hr. 35 mins.)
  • Rosslare via Fishguard/ Pembroke Dock (5 hr. 15 mins and an amazing drive)
    (Tip - ferries cheapest Mon>Thu)

in detail

The cottage is centrally heated throughout and has a large turf-woodburner (first basket of fuel included). Every window (apart from bathroom) has a sea view. 

  • Note that although well-behaved pets are welcome (fee applies) the garden is not enclosed. 
  • Travel cot kept at the property (no need to request) - but bring own bedding for cot.
  • High chair usually available on request, as is baby bath.

The cottage has WIFI included free. Although we expect it to be available, like any accommodation provider we cannot guarantee it. 5G phone signal on 'Three', good 'Vodaphone' and possibly other untested networks. 

Ground Floor:

  • Living Room/ Dining/ Kitchen - open plan. Turf/log burner, two sofas. TV DVD with Netflix connected (no terrestrial).
  • Kitchen - with oven, hob, microwave, fridge (small icebox), toaster, kettle. Radio.
  • Bedroom - Kingsize bed and great mattress
  • Shower-room - with large walk-in wetroom type shower, 'rainfall' shower head. Heated towel rail (towels provided).
  • Washing Machine and drying lines in covered stone shed to rear

Mezzanine Loft: - with double bed (note restricted headroom - this is a very low loft, not suitable for toddlers, open to the main living space below)

Outdoors: 

  • Access over 7 acres of hill and shore
  • Parking 
  • A picnic bench and another bench
  • Gated access down to our private sandy beach or 2 minute walk to adjacent large sandy beach 

local area

You're right on one of the most beautiful shorelines in the world. Most people spend  their days discovering the many beaches (there are hundreds, literally), the great local food and welcome in the pubs, and walking across wilderness landscapes. 

  • Mickey's Beach - on your doorstep - it's yours!
  • White Strand Beach - 2 minutes walk - great bathing, turquoise waters
  • Dooey Beach - 5km of sandy beach (also walking distance) - known for surfing  
  • Lettermacaward - 5 minute drive - your village with 2 shops, petrol, hairdressers, pubs
  • Dungloe town - 14 minute drive - 'Capital of the Rosses' with supermarkets (Lidl, Aldi, Supervalu, The Cope), pubs (10) and the Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre
  • Maghery Beach - horse-riding on the beach - 20 mins. drive
  • Sliabh Liag - Europe's highest sea cliffs (amazing) - 45 mins. drive
  • Horse Riding at Dunlewey - 40 mins.
  • Glenveagh National Park/ National Park  - 45 mins
  • Belfast city - 2hr 35 mins. 
  • Ardara 'Heritage Town' (cafes, pubs, tweed/weaving) - 20 mins.
  • Donegal County & Events Guide
  • Local angling, boat trips & local walking (video)
  • Glencolmcille Folk Village & beach & pubs - 55 mins.
  • Ulster Folk Park - one of best open air museums in Europe - 1hr 20 mins.
  • Derry ('Londonderry') - fascinating UK City of Culture 2013 -  1 hr. 20 mins. 
  • Giant's Causeway - 2 hr 10 mins - or also see Derry on the way

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customer reviews for 'Teach Mhicí' - Mickey's Cottage

Words cannot convey our feelings about this space. Just please trust us and go there yourself. It’s an absolute gem. Felt like home, was sad to leave. Heaven on earth. - Heather Kennedy

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2024

I have had the cottage in my wish list since its launch 7 years ago and finally had the opportunity to stay. It exceeded all expectations and we had two glorious days of sunshine,, and enjoyed soaking up the silence and amazing views across the bay. Dooley is beach is simply stunning and returning to the cottage for a hot shower and log fire was just perfect. An amazing place.

- Pippa L,
2024

A tranquil location we didnt leave the cottage all weekend , we swam, walked, paddle boarded, did Sup yoga, got to see the seals , was magical just what we all needed, a little piece of heaven ❤️Y.Woods

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2024

It would be hard to find a place like Teach Mhicí- we were smitten with it from stepping inside the front door! The cottage itself was so quaint but with all the mod cons. It was spotless and the beds were so comfortable. The location is amazing and we spent a lot of time just sitting at the picnic benches outside the cottage and on the beach enjoying the amazing sunshine we got!- Susie

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2024

We loved Teach Mhicí! Such a welcoming, cosy cottage with an amazing location right on the water. Great beds, a super shower and a turf fire. Will definitely book again. - Susie

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2024

We had a lovely stay at Mickies Cottage. It was pristine inside and out with a beautiful, peaceful location. We felt right at home and could have stayed for longer. We will be back again - Sarah & family

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2024

We had an absolutely idyllic stay at Mickey’s Cottage as part of our honeymoon, everything was so perfect and we were so sad to leave. The cottage was beautifully decorated and cosy with gorgeous views. The owners were extremely responsive and great for recommending places nearby (went to Dannie Minnie’s as it was advised and had the loveliest fancy meal there!) Many thanks and hope to stay again someday, Annie, Kathy and Carrie.

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2024

A gem of a property in an idyllic location. Donegal at its best! The adults, the teenagers and the dog all really enjoyed exploring the area. Win win all round! - Heather Mc.

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2024

This has got to be one of the most breathing places I have ever stayed. The cottage itself is so incredibly beautiful, comfortable and welcoming. The setting is outstanding. We walked until our legs hurt, swam in the freezing cold sea across from the house and then warmed ourselves up in the most amazing shower and then relaxed by the fire. I couldn't recommend this place enough. Ohh and the added bonus of getting to share this place with my two dogs, that is the icing on the cake and despite the fact that doggos are allowed, the house is spotlessly clean! - Janine

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2024

Stunning location and stunning cottage in which to enjoy a much needed break and decompress - absolutely no complaints, everything just a described - we will be back! - Colin B.

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2024

Une parenthèse inoubliable dans un ancien cottage aménagé avec goût par Greg dans un environnement à couper le souffle. Une plage privée sur laquelle il fait bon de se balader et de saluer les habitants des environs. Le confort du cottage contribue au bien être, avec son poêle à bois en hiver et tout les ustensiles pour passer un séjour de rêve en amoureux. Merci encore à eux pour leur accueil et leurs précieux conseils pour des visites et autres. Un voyage inoubliable. - Sophie

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2024

Winter and summer will give you a different holiday in each season. We arrived in the middle of storm Aisha and Joceyln . Absolutely beautiful. did not want to leave. We had a lovely burning fire, listened to music and relaxed watching the very blustery weather outside. spotlessly clean, amazing shower, and everything to make a delicious dinner. - Kate

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2024

This place is one of the rare hidden gems that you truly have to visit to appreciate how beautiful it is! ❤️Honestly one of the most stunning places I have stayed. If you are after some beautiful scenery and picturesque surroundings you have to book this place. We ended up sea swimming cooking a nice meal and sitting up in-front of a cosy fire- my only regret is not booking it for another day or two longer. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay- the beds are one of the cosiest I have ever slept in and brilliant shower facilities also! The owner is such a friendly, communicative and understanding host. With private access to the beach and all the little extras like board games and books, there is nothing you wouldn’t need for the perfect stay here! Thank you so much again! Can’t wait to visit again. - Natalie

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2024

We loved our stay. Cottage was warm and welcoming when we arrived. The cottage has everything you need, from kitchenware and utensils to a comfortable bed and amazing shower. Any questions we had were answered immediately (thanks a million). There is lots to do and see within a short drive. If you have a dog, as we did, I recommend Dooey beach. Our dog had an absolute ball there. Nearby Dungloe has shops, bars and restaurants. The Bridge Inn allowed us to bring our dog inside while we had a bite to eat. Staff were really friendly. We visited Erriga l(wow!), Poisoned Glen and numerous other spots. Donegal has a beauty beyond compare. It was lovely to return to the cottage in the evening, get a fire going and relax with a glass of wine. On a cloudless night the sky is incredible. Can't recommend Teach Mhicìí enough. Thanks for having us. - Gareth & Anna

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2024

Stunning location, stunning cottage. Clean, warm and welcoming. Thank you for the welcome treats. We had a fantastic stay and hope to return in the near future - Paddy

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2024

We had the most wonderful Christmas in Traighenna Bay! It’s our 3rd visit this year and I have no doubt we will be back! As always the pictures do not do the cottage justice. Stunning surroundings, peaceful walks and a warm, comfortable picturesque cottage. It’s a home from home. We had the best 4 nights and our only regret is that we didn’t book a longer stay! As always thanks for a wonderful holiday! Happy New Year! - Aisling

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2023

Enjoyed a week in November, this little spot is so beautiful and comfortable, arrived to a warm spotlessly clean Mhici's, popped the bubbles in the fridge, lit the turf stove and rustled up a grand supper in the well equipped kitchen, slept so well in the most comfortable bed, and even saw the Northern lights from the bedroom window on a couple of evenings. We spent the week exploring this little corner of Donegal, and there is so much space and far reaching views to explore, we had all weathers, but never didn't go out, you'll need a coat but the weather will always change very quickly on this wild Atlantic coast. Our return to Mhici's was always a joy to see the ever changing seascape over the bay and your own little cove, we had evening strolls down to the little beach to star gaze - you can see the Milky Way. Do read UTT's welcome notes so that you get the local's recommendations for some excellent food and drink, and experience some very genuine Irish kindness and hospitality. Travel from UK is easy and hassle free on the many ferry routes. It really is just like in the UTT pictures (better actually !!!!) .................. don't over think it, just book it. Thank you to UTT for rescuing these vernacular homes and sharing them. Very best wishes to the UTT team. S x C Nov 2023

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2023

The place was ideal if you are looking for peace and comfort. Amazing location, and place was the ideal picture Irish Cottage. - Suzanne C.

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2023

Cozy cottage with lots of comfort set in the most beautiful location. Bed was one of the best we've slept in. Great to see the traditional Irish cottage merged with modern touch. the fireplace really felt at centre of everything and it was lovely to walk on beach and come back to stove blazing. Bathroom/shower facilities were great, really clean and open. Amazing little touches that respect the traditional aesthetic of countryside such as the half/cottage door, few pieces of wooden furniture and religious paintings. Didn't see any seals but hopefully next time we will. - Eva

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2023

Wir hatten einen traumhaften Aufenthalt in diesem bezaubernden irischen Cottage. Die Lage war perfekt, um die Landschaft im Nordosten zu erkunden. Das Haus selbst war sehr gemütlich, gut ausgestattet und liebevoll eingerichtet. Die Gastfreundschaft der Vermieter war super. Wir würden sofort wieder buchen - sehr empfehlenswert! - Katrin

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2023

Had the most peaceful and relaxing break. The views from the cottage windows are like paintings. It felt like you had your own private beach, which was great to clear your mind. Would recommend to a yon needing to switch off.

- Veronica T,
2023

Fabulous stay, stunning views. Private beach at your doorstep! Would visit again without a doubt! - Olivia

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2023

Wow! Perfect cottage by the sea with stunning views and only birdsong & sound of the sea. Swam every day, twice, watched herons & cormorants fishing, long walks, relaxed with our books, never wanted to leave. A real gem in this beautiful corner of Ireland. Thank you UTT - we can’t wait to return.

- Diana O,
2023

What a stay! Owner was amazing, gave friendly recommendations and our stay was beyond anything we hoped for. Travelling around Ireland for our first time from Canada and we highly recommend a relaxing beach stay here before moving along the country. - Sarah

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2023

Thank you Greg & Lukas for restoring & maintaining this fabulous cottage in beautiful Donegal. We had a wonderful stay in what is truly a magical place. Míle buíochas!

- Geraldine G,
2023

Unbelievable. Magical. We will never forget our week at Mickey’s Cottage and we hope to return. The views were simply unbelievable, gorgeous and restorative. Thank you for sharing this special gem. - David

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2023

What a beautiful place! Honestly, would have been happy to just sit and look at the view for a week. The house was spotlessly clean, and had all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay (including properly sharp knives - anyone who’s stayed at other rental properties will know how vanishingly rare this is!). The beds were wonderfully comfortable and cosy, and the shower was great. We weren’t very lucky with the weather, but this didn’t stop us from enjoying the beautiful beaches. Our kids had a great time scrambling over the rocks and trying to catch the tiny fish in the rock pools. They didn’t want to leave! Thank you for a lovely, restful stay. We very much hope to be back - this is a very special place. - Gemma

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2023

Loved our stay at this beautiful cottage. It was cosy, warm, clean, and had the best views. Perfect for the R&R we needed for a few days, and we'd love to have stayed for longer. The welcome pack from owners was very thoughtful. Highly recommend if you wish to get away from the hustle of life for a few days. I also recommend contacting Taru Burstall who lives close by and offers acupuncture and massage treatments. Such a treat for added relaxation in already peaceful surroundings. Míle buíochas! - Rhona

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2023

If you are looking for a remote location filled with beauty to relax and unwind, this is the place!!! The view from the cottage is like that of a fairytale. However, we did not see seals. The manager was very responsive and helpful! We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and firewood! Bethany

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2023

Lovely clean cottage in idyllic location. Our children and dog had a great week and we look forward to visiting again some day!

- Alanna R,
2023

This place was amazing and everything it was billed to be… gorgeous views!! - Mike

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2023

You don’t want to miss out on this place! It is beautiful with a private spot on the beach. I’d come back for sure. - Katelyn

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2023

Absolutely stunning property! We even spotted seals on a morning walk. We look forward to the opportunity to visit again! - Devon

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2023

Our stay at Micky’s was dynomite. After waiting for so long we finally made it to Ireland. We were all able to relax but get out to amazing places too. Even jumped in the ocean one morning! What a great cottage. Would love to return!

- Maureen D, Bend (United States),
2023

Words cannot describe the stay we were so lucky to experience in Teach Mhicí. Magical part of Donegal and very cathartic/meditative place to spend some time. The link with Seamus Heaney, the sunsets and rises, the seal watching and the sea water swimming. We didn’t leave the area at all. Just swept up in the beauty, privacy and wildness of it all. Stop in a nearby supermarket and stock up. Brave the weather. Light the fire. Walk, read and swim. Great great hosts. Couldn’t fault. Local shop Gallaghers great for last minute things and maybe a bottle of wine if run out

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2023

Beautiful clean warm cottage, so many extras left for guests, beach bag, picnic blanket etc. Fabulous information pack. Amazing setting and very friendly people. Location is ideal for peace and quiet and relaxing but also very easy to get to main road if you want to visit other places. Beaches are so clean and close by Dooey beach is stunning. We will definitely return to the cottage and will recommend. - Trudi

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2023

A beautifully presented cottage with stunning views. We had a lovely warm, comfortable and restful week here.

- Alison M,
2023

Had the most enjoyable short break here. If you want to just get away from it all this place is perfect. Only noise you hear is bird song and the waves. We have two small dogs and the beach walks with them were lovely. (Had the beach to ourselves . Very happy dogs ). Will definitely be back . A heavenly spot ! Really good for the soul . Many thanks for a wonderful stay . Gail , Jon , Maisey and Tilly.

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2023

We stayed two nights, but we would have loved to stay longer. This place is a GEM and photos really don’t do it justice. The inside is cozy and comfortable, and the bathroom was so nice and spacious. The beds, OH THE BEDS! The mattresses are so comfortable. We literally had to look them up because we want to buy them. Lol. Highly recommend! - Shelby

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2023

Two words – Book it! - Brad

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2023

A beautiful house situated in paradise. Walking outside your door and being at the sea was just amazing. The space was very comfortable and cosy. I will be back! :) Rebekah

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2023

First class accommodation, first class location & first class service. An absolutely perfect stay. The cottage is beautiful and has everything you’ll need. It’s clean, private and the managers have thought of everything. The location is great, with the private beach and 7 acre bit of land to explore. - Conor

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2023

Just arrived home after two peaceful and relaxing nights in the most amazing cottage. My favourite bits -the bed was super comfy -the shower was better than showers I've had in 5star hotels -the views, WOW! -the warmth and cleanliness -dog friendly The only downfall was having to leave. Thanks so much. Fiona, Adam and Spike

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2023

We had a lovely 2 nights in the cottage. It has everything you need in the cottage and views are absolutely stunning. We received a lovely welcome pack which was a lovely gesture.

- Natalie O,
2023

We had a two night stay at Mickeys cottage with our dog. Our only regret is not being able to stay longer! The cottage was unique, quirky and spotless.The location was breathtaking with amazing views across the bay. Very close to Dooey beach for a great dog walk. Hope to return in the near future.

- Jacqueline C,
2023

We had a great couple of days enjoying the wonderful cottage and Donegal coast thank you

- Chris D,
2023

We had an amazing stay here just walking and enjoying the cottage and fire which was so cosy in the winter. Would 100% recommend a stay in this lovely, clean and brilliant cottage. We are hoping to be back! Katherine

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2022

We had a wonderful stay at Teach Mhicí and really didn’t want to leave! It is a gorgeous cottage - so comfortable, cosy and beautifully furnished Complete peace and quiet (yet not isolated) with stunning views all around. It was great to be able to swim in the bay and nip back across the road for a warm shower. We enjoyed exploring the local area then returning to the cottage to light the fire and settle down for the evening. The perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries. We are already thinking about when we can return. Thank you for sharing this special place.

- Ruth M,
2022

We had a fabulous stay . The changeable weather , the crashing waves , who could fault it . The cottage is spotless and cosy . Has everything you need to have a relaxing stay and perfect location for exploring the wild , rugged and always beautiful Donegal. I’d certainly recommend. - Sara-Anne

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2022

We had a lovely stay at Traighenna Bay. The house is quaint and the perfect place to sit back, relax, light the fire and look out over the bay. It’s a very quiet location with fantastic walks and beaches on your doorstep. We will certainly plan to come back again in the future. - Neil

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2022

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your amazing property Greg - your refit is of the highest quality and we so enjoyed every minute of our time in Teach Mhici and felt very sad to leave in the end. We loved the short walks to the nearby unspoilt beaches and also the drive through amazing scenery to the Glenveagh National Park which had superb walks alongside the pretty lough and then a great tea room at the end in the castle. The cottage feels very cosy yet traditional and has everything you could ever need including a wonderful shower and a very comfortable huge bed. It was just what we needed and hope that we can come back one day! Also, thanks to Anna the housekeeper for all her help.

- Bob J,
2022

Fantastic location, beautiful and quiet. We had everything we needed in this cosy, clean cottage and our son particularly enjoyed sleeping in the loft. It was lovely to wake to the sounds of sea. We had no problems accessing the cottage. We’ll be back to visit again soon. Thank you - Tracey

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2022

Lovely comfortable cottage, great facilities, very smooth check-in procedure, highly recommended

- Donncha W,
2022

Wonderful location. For us (a couple) it was a great place to sit and relax Plenty of walks, swimming in the bay. Great communication before we got there, including recommendations of where to eat and what to do, but We didn't bother going to dinner in the end, and just spent more time at the picnic table in the bay (great idea there) My advice is to bring plenty of supplies and hide the car keys until your checking out. Definitely hope to be back. - Peter

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2022

Amazing location. Very clean and tidy.

- Derek S,
2022

Absolutely idyllic in every way! The cottage is a fantastic base for a family trip to Donegal and what a bonus to have almost direct access to little Dooey beach. Our dog loved the freedom and exploring the many other local beaches including Big Dooey and Portnoo. - Brian

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2022

We had a great time at Traighenna Bay, it is a really nice property in an absolutely spectacular location. Communication was great with the managers, and the property was exactly as described. Thanks for a great stay! - Stephen

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2022

This holiday let is completely unique - it would not be to everyone's taste, as it is quirky, and probably a bit basic for the average traveller - but I loved it - the close proximity to the sea, the beautiful sandy beach and the ever changing light. I wished I had booked for a longer stay and was sad to leave. Shame about the weather, though!!

- Mo S, NA (Ireland),
2022

A beautiful cottage restored with love in spectacular Donegal. At low tide the little private inlet beach becomes a nice safe swimming spot (consider bringing wetsuits !). The giant dune system at the far end of Dooey Beach is one of the wonders of the world. Or just lean on the half door and look out on the peace and quiet and the mountains across the bay. Cottages don't get better than this! Conor

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2022

A wonderful place to relax and reconnect. It’s just so beautiful. And the swimming is first rate! - Emma

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2022

This was the first time for me and my daughter in the cottage and it is hard to put into words how stunning both the cottage and location are! The cottage is so cosy and warm, and is the perfect location for relaxation.  The whole place is spotless with everything you need for a fantastic break. We met Anna, the housekeeper on arrival and she is so friendly and welcoming, and the welcome pack we received is the best I have ever known at a holiday cottage! I cannot think of anything negative at all as this place is simply perfect in every way,  and we cannot wait to return

- Lyndsey C,
2022

A perfect place to get away from it all. A relaxing break with nothing but sounds of the ocean and birds singing. Our dog had the time of her life, so glad we brought her with us. Wonderful cottage with everything you could need. We got so lucky with the weather which made it extra special.- Tazmin

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2022

What a magical, special place. We loved the cottage and the beach and the whole area. You have done a superb job with the renovation. Really fantastic. We were tickled too to read that Seamus Heaney used to pop by. Thank you for sharing the cottage with us! - Olivia

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2022

This house and location is about one of the best I have stayed in . The views are spectacular . The weather was lovely too and we enjoyed 2 beautiful sunsets . The house is quaint , cosy and has every you need . We had a lovely relaxing stay - Judy

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2022

Cottage was great, very cozy and facilities great. Location is superb and beaches and surroundings very beautiful for walks and hiking. We also had great swimming in clear cold waters. - Orlaigh

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2022

This cottage is a beautiful restoration, immaculately presented. The location is fantastic, with access to stunning local beaches, and only a short hop to Dooey, a white strand beach perfect for surfing. The cottage has everything a guest might wish for, with fabulous views to boot! - Deirdre

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2022

A++++. Exactly as described, in fact better. Despite the daily 4 seasons of Irish weather, this is an amazing location and property. UTT has been super accommodating during Covid times and changes in bookings. A fantastic place all round. Will definitely be back... Thank you.. - Jane

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2022

The cottage was just perfect. It was so cosy and perfect for getting away from it all. It was fairly easy to find and it had everything we could have needed.

- Erin F,
2022

A very very special place. We came up here to switch off from everything and recharge and that is exactly what happened! We were very lucky with the weather and as a result got to spend time at some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. The cottage was exactly what we wanted, cosy welcoming and with great character. - Joanne

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2022

Fantastic Stay, we will be back for sure.

- Kevin F,
2022

Amazing experience , it was that good we booked it again already! We sorta don't want too rave about it Incase the demand gets too good we can't get booked if you know what we mean lol but if anyone reading this review is like us and wants too run away from the city and stresses of work then this cottage has all the answers - Colm

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2022

A really tranquil few days! Exactly what was needed when wanting to escape the city and reset. Went there to write and was the perfect environment for anyone else looking to get the creative juices going. Perfect for a 2-3 day retreat and would def come back - Joe

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2022

The cottage is sublime. We spent a long weekend at the cottage at the end of January; the accommodation and location were absolute perfection. The cottage feels like it's at the edge of Ireland. We had hoped to swim in the sea given it's right at your doorstep, but since the weather was stormy most the weekend, we stayed on land and enjoyed a few fresh walks on the neighbouring beaches. The house was very comfortable and the had everything you'd need for a cosy few days by the fire. Cannot wait to return, whatever the weather! - Fatima

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2022

One of the top rentals in Ireland! Great location to explore Donegal or sit in-front of the fire and watch storms pass by! - David S

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2022

Excellent house and better than we expected. warm cosy and like a fairytale. thank you so much for a lovely place.- Gary & Mary

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2022

Such a unique location! Warm and cozy place, equipped with everything you need for an escape from reality. You can really feel this home was built with love.- Michaela

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2022

A few days and nights at this cottage walks along the beach, dips in the sea and cosy evenings by the stove will have you making trips to the West of Ireland and Donegal, in particular, a regular thing. Super dog-friendly, we brought our sausage dog, Bobby, with us and he loved it. We felt safe, warm and relaxed the whole time. Cooked all our meals in the cottage and rang in the new year with a homemade shepherd's pie, a few glasses of wine and we sat and watched the amazing stars twinkle above the sea. - Gillian

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2022

A brilliant cottage - perfect location, cottage was so clean and thoughtfully decorated - we even got a lovely welcome package. The view was stunning and we could have spent hours with the fire on, staring out at the bay. - Emily

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2021

Great location and an overall great experience from start to finish! The accommodation had everything we needed and the fireplace was great after a day walking on the beaches Thank you very much - will definitely be back in the future. HIGHLY recommend - Jordan

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2021

This cottage is absolutely beautiful and the surroundings are blissful. The locals are super friendly and there’s so many places to explore! We didn’t want for anything and we were so cosy! - Jennifer

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2021

Great location for a getaway. Lovely cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and would recommend 100%. - Terence

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2021

Absolutely loved the place ! A unique place and turned off to the world the minute we got in. So relaxing - Bryan

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2021

Beautiful cottage and location. Clean, well stocked and a great shower, lovely after long hikes. Will be back.

- Sandrine E,
2021

An amazing spot for a Donegal getaway. Great swims, great walks, great scenery and the house itself is so cosy you almost don’t want to leave! Elliotts up the road serves a serious pint of Guinness too. A great place to unwind and relax. Look forward to coming back - Orlagh

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2021

Just magical! We’ve never visited anywhere so beautiful! Due to covid cancellations we ended up visiting October half term- expecting it to be grey and rainy- we were so wrong! The autumn sun and rusty tones of the natural landscape were spectacular, the cottage was homely and cosy, perfect for a country getaway. The cottage is perfectly situated a stones throw from the sea, beautifully decorated and all the amenities you’ll need. Our hosts and housekeeper were all so accommodating- we’re already discussing our return visit. Thanks again!

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2021

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cosy cottage. Sadly we were unlucky and didn’t come across any seals but this was made up for by the amazing views and gorgeous walks right on our doorstep. It was very clean and well stocked with all the self catering essentials. - Kat

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2021

What a lucky find ! The cottage is in a stunning location, warm, cosy and seriously comfortable. Perfect for exploring some beautiful sites in Donegal from mountains to the shore. Great tips from the hosts about local places to eat and visit. But honestly the best adventure is right on your doorstep. - Sarah

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2021

A perfect cottage with excellent access to a beach. Everything you could need is provided. A really lovely experience. - D Carson

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2021

Amazing location, 2m from the waters edge. Beautiful rustic cottage with a lovely little kitchen and an excellent shower, which is all important if you're getting in the water multiple times a day as we were! The main bedroom is lovely, a very comfortable mattress. The sleeping loft bed is a bit of a scramble but would be for kids or one adult. The mattress is super comfy and its wonderful to be able to look up through the skylight at night. Centrally heated and instant hot water makes this such a cosy warm hideaway. A twin hob, oven and microwave made meals easy peasy. The woodburner is there for cooler nights and is warm and evocative. We were blessed with a bit of beautiful weather and made the most of swimming off the sandy beach and off the rocks, driving round the coast to the plethora of outstanding beaches nearby. 100% recommend this beautiful getaway. If I get the chance I will definitely be back.- Naomi

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2021

My wife and I spent three days here recently and it is definitely the best cottage we have stayed in. It is an old house but restored beatifully and modernised. The location is perfect with a private beach and another stunning beach nearby. We were also lucky to get great weather and it is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the evening after a days sightseeing. Donegal is a beautiful county with so much to see and do. We climbed the Slieve League cliffs, visited Glenveagh National Park, walked the beautiful beaches at Dooey, Dunfanaghy, Rossnowlagh and Marvagh. The hosts also left a very nice welcoming pack. We would highly recommend to anyone for a stay. - John and Nikki

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2021

Fab location, staying here is good for the soul. The beach outside property is so calm and the waves at dooey beach were amazing. My 13 year old couldn't get enough of them. The cottage had everything you could think of, the shower was a highlight after the sea swims. Too many little touches in the cottage to mention, you can tell how much thought went into it and they were all appreciated. Hope to return someday. Fab - Joan

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2021

Great house in a fantastic location. Spotless throughout and very well presented. Had everything we needed. - Steve

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2021

Beautifully renovated cottage in a fabulous location for the sea. The views make you stop and take time to take it all in. Constantly changing sea and sky. Easy to get in to swim from the little beach. Picnic tables located to make the most of the scenery and peace. Fantastic shower. Previous people have commented on the firm bed. I was a bit concerned about this as our bed at home is super soft. However while the mattress is firm we found it very comfortable. The quilt was really cosy. Lovely spot. Hope to be able to go back some day. - Rosy

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2021

We had an amazing stay at Mickey’s Cottage and were sad to leave such a special place. We felt right at home as soon as we opened the door. Everything was immaculate and we were left some lovely welcome gifts. The scenery from the windows of the private beach and beyond are simply breathtaking. Our border collie, Lily, loved exploring the beaches during the day! Dooey Beach is spectacular and we were amazed to be almost always the only people on it. We can’t wait to return and are already thinking of when we can book. Paula, Brendan and Lily.

- Paula R,
2021

We had a lovely stay in this thoughtfully-designed and well-equipped cottage. The private beach is stunning and we enjoyed refreshing daily swims. If you are looking for privacy, beautiful landscapes, and a quiet getaway this spot is for you. - Douglas

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2021

A gorgeous little cottage in a gorgeous location. So peaceful. Lovely beaches. I miss the views from the picnic table. We'll definitely return. - Clodagh

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2021

What a wonderful place! I could not rate Greg and Lukasz’ place higher. Dog friendly and tucked away on its own private beach - the ultimate ‘switch off’ stay. Will definitely be back! - Chelsey

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2021

This is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The house is great, very comfortable and the access to the beach is 5 star, a 30 second walk from the house. We were paddle boarding and swimming everyday. Book in good time, as this place is rarely available, its so good. - Philip

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2021

We had an amazing couple of days stay at the cottage. Waking up to that view each morning was spectacular, its a gem of a location and the cottage itself is so cosy and inviting. It's right next to a small beach and the impressive Dooey beach is not far. If you enjoy the outdoors and want to be immersed in the real wild Atlantic way, this is the spot for you. Thanks Greg and Lukas for a fantastic stay. - Kevin

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2021

Thanks very much for a great 2 days away, will definitely be back, perfect location for a relaxing break, fantastic hosts and extremely helpful! - Conor

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2021

We had a brilliant time. Great accommodation and look at the photos for how brilliant the location is!! Second time this year we have stayed with UTT and there will be more trips next year, superb.

- Michael D,
2020

Our stay at Teach Mhicí was most enjoyable. To get away from the every day pace of life and stay for a few days in such a remote and beautiful place was incredible. The cottage itself was beautiful with an old world feel yet with all the mod cons, not to mention your own private beach. We will definitely book another one of Under The Thatch houses but we might try another one of there incredible locations.

- Patrick M,
2020

Lovely cosy cottage. We felt like we were at the edge of the world because it was that peaceful. Shower and Woodburner brilliant.

- Matthew F,
2020

Absolutely loved our cottage stay. It was very easy to check in and the place was spotless! The private beach and beach a short walk away were real highlights for us and our puppy. It is the perfect location to completely get away from it all and relax while being a close enough drive to lots of beautiful spots in Donegal. The log burner makes evenings very cosy no matter what the weather. - Emma

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2020

Romantic setting for anyone who needs to get away. Sitting by the log fire with a glass of wine and periodically getting up to look out the window was magic. I would recommend this cottage to friends and would visit again - Vincent

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2020

Lovely stay in what is a stunning part of Donegal. The home is full of charm and well protected from the Atlantic weather. The view that greets you when walking out the front door is worth the stay alone. - Derek

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2020

Beautiful old Irish cottage that has been modernised so warm and cosy while remaining authentic. The most amazing views and walks from the front door. I saw three seals on the beach a few mornings. Quiet area with lots of local walks and beaches and easily accessible day trips along the coast. A real escape back to nature. - Kate

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2020

The cottage is immaculately kept, the shower is amazing. The private beach and 7acres of land are all beautiful, I highly recommend going there and experiencing it yourself. This place is truly unbelievable, pictures don't do it justice. The private beach is beautiful and opens up massively when the tide is out. I highly reccomend getting down there to watch the Donegal sunset. I brought my dog for the walks which are all beautiful and right at your front door. I look forward to returning. - Kane

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2020

We loved our stay in Greg and Lukas’ cottage. The cottage is cozy and right by the water. We watched so many beautiful sunsets. A lot of attention to detail had been set up with a lot of attention to detail: it’s was stylish, clean and even had fresh flowers. Lukas and Greg were such attentive hosts, always there for us to ask questions or help us with recommendations. We would definitely come back! - Eva

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2020

Amazing little place hidden away in a remote part of Ireland! Great for getting away and just seeing the local area! Loved the private beach and walks in the area! The accommodation was amazing! - James

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2020

My wife and I spent 3 days/2 nights at Greg & Lukas place and absolutely loved it. The cottage is in the perfect location with the most stunning views and small private beach. The fire is perfect for cosy evenings and kitchen very well equipped. The ideal setting for a few days away. Can't wait to return in the future - thanks guys!! - Stephen

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2020

Our travel arrangements changed last minute and we were so lucky to find this availability Miki’s cottage is so cosy and the location is absolutely stunning so remote right on its own beach with amazing views from every window we absolutely loved our stay here and would definitely return. Annie was there to meet us and she was so welcoming and gave us lots of local tips . Many thanks - Anne

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2020

Our travel arrangements changed last minute and we were so lucky to find this availability Miki’s cottage is so cosy and the location is absolutely stunning so remote right on its own beach with amazing views from every window we absolutely loved our stay here and would definitely return. Annie was there to meet us and she was so welcoming and gave us lots of local tips . Many thanks - Anne

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2020

Greg and Lukas' cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all. So cosy, homely, quiet, and a stones throw away from your own private beach. What more could anyone want? Book this place, you won't regret it! - Emma

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2020

Remote, beautiful and a step back in time. Greg and Lukas's cottage was fantastic, it was very clean when we arrived. The check in was seamless and the instructions to find the cottage were spot on. We loved the turf fire and lit it every day. We had our dog Joey with us and he loved the nearby beaches which we had to walk without seeing another person. If you are looking for isolation is a beautiful part of the world, I would highly recommend booking this property. It was a super relaxing break in a lovely cottage with modern touches. Really wished we didn't have to come back. All the pieces for the jigsaw are in the box!! Michael

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2020

Really great location. Cozy home. Nice wood stove. Excellent shower. - James

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2020

Lovely traditional cottage, well equipped and perfect for our nine nights day, the weather was pretty grim at times but everything felt solid and cosy in this exceptionally beautiful location away from it all. Super situation for accessing the many lovely things to do in County Donegal, plentiful deserted golden beaches and lots of wildlife. Worth considering that many attractions like the folk villager and crafts are not available at this time of the year if that’s what you’re hoping to do in County Donegal. This was not an issue for us, thanks to Greg and Lucas clear and responsive communication and the welcome to your lovely community. thank you. - Louise

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2020

Fabulous... all I need to say. Loved it .. Fab place to unwind - Dee

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2020

This cottage is beautiful. As soon as we walked in we felt right at home. We were left needing nothing as everything we needed and more was in the cottage. Thank you so much for the stay, already thinking of booking this again ☺️Bethany

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2020

A little slice of heaven in the wilds of Donegal. Make sure you brave the icy waters for a dip in the sea, right on your doorstep- you won’t regret it! - Caroline

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2020

Wonderful quiet little spot, weather was stormy which isn't so bad with the views from the house! - Ronan

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2020

This was our second visit, i think that says it all. Pictures dont do it justice. And we never tire of walking the dog on the surrounding beaches. Absolutely beautiful - Aine

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2020

Wow! What a beautifully restored cottage with fabulous views. Cosy, spotlessly clean, amazing shower, great woodburning stove. Take a walk on Dooey Beach. It was a dry but windy day when we went .. and we had the entire beach to ourselves! Miki's Cottage is a perfect spot for rest and relaxation and we wish we could have stayed longer. Huge thanks to Greg and Lukasz (and Annie the housekeeper). Jenny and Liam

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2020

My partner and I had such an amazing stay at 'Miki's Cottage'. We ended up staying in the midst of storm Brendan, which did not dampen our trip whatsoever - this is purely due to how lovely and cosey the place was and how pretty and quirky the decor was also. We stayed in and made good use of the woodburner which is such a lovely touch. Love the little book of all the great places to visit nearby and we will certainly make good use of this when we come back, which we will! - Cara

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2020

What a fantastic place to get away from it all. The surrounding beauty is breathtaking and the local beaches, especially Dooey beach left us awe inspired. The cottage itself was perfect. - Rachel

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2020

A beautifully restored cottage that served as a wonderful base to explore the best of Donegal. Sparkling clean, and with lots of local tips and pointers it is impossible to go wrong. Would love to come back again. Many thanks! - Conor

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2020

Really enjoyed our stay, lovely cottage, housekeeper has done a fabulous job really clean and welcoming. Enjoyed our winter break! - Jamie

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2020

Everything was great. Amazing location for a relaxing time. Close to Dooey beach. Remote but a few decent pubs in the area for a bit of craic too. Plenty of amazing sites to see within driving distance. The house is great. Really cosy. Fire every night. - Cian

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2020

We had a wonderful relaxing weekend in Dooey. Peaceful and tranquil setting in the countryside. Beautiful view across water. Enjoyed reading books in front of the fire. Few local towns to visit during day. Can’t recommend enough for a quiet getaway - Conor

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2020

Highly recommend this beautiful cottage such a charming place located in such peaceful beautiful surroundings - Conor

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2019

Idyllic location and fantastic hosts. The listing exceeded our expectations, regardless of the weather you can’t fail to enjoy the scenery and serenity. - David Williamson

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2019

Stunning views from the cottage , quiet and felt very private, yet quite accessible and so close to beautiful local beaches . The cottage itself was warm and cozy even though weather was cold and wintery during our stay and the cottage was really very clean . Hope to return at some point - Gwyneth

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2019

Amazing stay for 3 days in the cottage! The place is just so special with the most relaxing view to have your morning tea. It is also very clean and has everything to make you feel comfortable! We went during the winter and the place was perfectly heated. There is a lot of different walks to do around and you can spend days without taking the car if you feel like it. It is definitely one of my best cottage rental experiences! - Melie

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2019

Fab little cottage with a Scandi feel to the interior. Stunning location, perfect for relaxing and getting away from the city. Dooey beach should definitely be on your to do list, 5 mins away, massive expanse of beach when the tide is out and some cool sand dunes. - Jules

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2019

We had a fantastic time. Thank you for everything. What an amazing place. We would love to come back. It's a special cottage in a special place. Without a doubt the best cottage rental experience we have had. - Robert

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2019

I don’t want to rave about this gem too much because I want to return again and again and want availability for myself! Selfish or what! - Cathy

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2019

A lovely escape away from it all. Really enjoyed having a real fire in evening, though the central heating was good so not really needed. View from the window constantly changing. - Robert

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2019

What a wonderful relaxing experience. Everything you need for a restful stay is provided. The cottage is spotless and well appointed. Beds are comfortable. The shower is amazing. The remote setting is perfect. Quiet morning walks are perfection. - Kristen Gottschalk

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2019

Greg and Lukas’s cottage is a dream. Sparkling clean, super cosy and warm, this is definitely a place to stay at. Plus the surroundings are stunning. The ideal getaway ! - Dominique

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2019

Absolutely stunning location, and a fantastic cottage to switch off, decompress and just get away from the world - Andy

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2019

This place is amazing! We had a wonderful stay, and we got engaged on the beach out front - we will be back! Beautiful place, keep doing what your doing! Our dog loved it too. Location is so relaxing, accomodation is really cosy and sparkling clean! Stay as long as you can! We will be back. Perfect all year round. Can't recommend enough. -Peter

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2019

Thanks for creating this wonderfully renovated property, entirely sympathetic with the original cottage style and landscape. It really has so many thoughtful touches, both beautiful and pragmatic throughout. We loved the mezzanine loft, so cozy! - Deirdre

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2019

Utterly beautiful area, very special beaches and views. So perfect to unwind, with a daily icy sea dip and great walks and cycling. - Beth

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2019

Greg and Lukas were wonderful hosts and their Cottage was amazing! It was obvious the time, thought and care that went into creating one of the best stays I’ve ever experienced!! -Mariana (Michigan)

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2019

Completely gorgeous location and adorable, thoughtfully designed space. Would 100% return. - Jenna

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2019

Staying at Greg and Lukas Cottage was a great chance to relax and leave your everyday life behind you. The cottage is very lovely and just as described. The privat Beach right infront of the door is just amazing (you wake up in the morning to the sound of the waves!) and is great place to relax. It is a great place to discover Donegal and Greg and Lukas give you good tips on where to go and what to do. If you want the full irish cottage experience. Come! - Marlene

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2019

Perfect place to enjoy the wild Ireland. The beaches and landscapes around and in front of the house are breathtaking. The house is very beautiful and great for small kids. Was amazing to have a babybed, chair and even a basket with beach toys. Thank you! - Lidia

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2019

A part of Donegal we were not familiar with, we had the most relaxing week here and the cottage was perfect. Stylish, comfortable (best bed ever), great open plan layout for living / kitchen, fantastic shower, and that view from nearly every window - loved how the light was different every time you looked out. So little passing traffic - all you can hear is the sea, the birds, bees buzzing, the sound of rain on the roof is wonderful. The huge Dooey Strand is only a 15 minute walk and we walked the beach every day, and even in the middle of July sometimes we were the only people on the beach. Dungloe is best for food shopping - LIDL, Aldi and best of all SuperValu (great fresh meat / fish counters). Portnoo Strand is a lovely walk too, and Ardara is a great wee town for a visit. But really we didn’t venture any further than that, and the cottage was so cosy with the stove lit that we cooked and ate there every night. It really is so peaceful, you cannot help but feel restored in body and soul after spending time here. We absolutely loved it. - Jane

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2019

A great place , enjoy what you can on foot without chasing all over the county . The information folder has some great tips . Enjoy the peace and tranquility, listen to the waves and the seals . Ardara was fun as was Malin head , Kilcar and surrounding Atlantic Way was stunning . But don’t forget what’s on your door step. The hosts were very attentive and responsive to the one issue we had and resolved immediately. Thank you - Anne-Mariel

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2019

We had a wonderful stay at Mickey´s Cottage. The house is clean, very cosy and has everything you need. We liked the look out of the windows and the surrounding is "wow", as well as the beaches. There are a lot of beautiful places nearby to visit. We hope we will be able to come back once. Thank you very much!

- Andrea T, Altach (Austria),
2019

The cottage is outstanding and a quite place to relax. We loved it a lot. If possible, we ll come back someday.The communication with the owner was very good. Wifi worked well. We say thankyou for the possibility to stay in the cottage the last 4 days. - Romanie

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2019

Greg and Lukas' cottage is in a stunning location with lots of beaches, walks and cycles on its doorstep. The house is very comfortable and is really well set up with everything you could need. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was great. The house was really nicely decorated and laid out. There were fresh duck eggs left for us on arrival which were much appreciated. Lukas also dropped in a bucket and spade for our daughter which was very thoughtful. We had a really relaxing few days in the cottage and only wish we were there for longer. We'd definitely like to stay again and would highly reccomend it. - Eloise

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2019

The location of the cottage is just amazing. Make sure to check out all the beaches just out of the front door. The cottage itself is super cosy and a perfect hideout for some days to relax. Everything was really clean and the kitchen is well equipped. We really enjoyed the days there exploring the surroundings. P.S.: We loved the shower - Maximillian

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2019

Amazing stay in Donegal. The cottage is just gorgeous. Will definitely go back. - Aisling

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2019

This was our favorite accommodationduring our stay in Ireland. It was perfect on every level. We just wish we could have stayed longer. That was our only regret. The cottage is in a beautiful, secluded location, surrounded by gorgeous unspoiled beaches. The cottage itself is spacious and very nicely decorated, and was spotlessly clean. We loved our time here and would stay in this charming cottage again in a heartbeat. - Anne-Marie

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2019

What a marvellous cottage! We all loved it. We had some wild, wet weather and some glorious sunshine. We walked, swam (well, 2 of us did!) ate well, enjoyed the fire, laughed a lot, saw a couple of seals and explored the local area. Marvellous!

- Cheryl S,
2018

We had such a blissful week at the cottage! We had almost everything we needed--a hairdryer would have been nice to have, but I made it through the week without one. The pictures were just as promised, but there's sadly no way you can truly capture both the beauty and serenity of the place. Thanks for a wonderful stay, and we enjoyed talking to Greg about his projects!

- Tara F,
2018

Breathtaking views from a traditional cottage with a cool, contemporary finish. Fantastic spot to take a young family, we forgot our busy lives and lived in the moment, watching the tides turning in a blissful, gently changing landscape. A sea view from every window. Rock pools, picnics, paddling and sandcastles on the private beach, our three year old cried when we had to leave.

- Elizabeth bone ,
2018

Fantastic cottage, brilliant, location on the beach, stunning Donegal scenery, and knockout wildlife. From the cottage and beach during our stay we have seen seals, a sea otter eating a catch, herons fishing, plovers and a we think a pod of porpoises. Fabulous and varied walks around County Donegal. What an amazing place. Highly recommended.

- Marilyn H,
2018

Gorgeous beach house in a beautiful secluded location. The weather was pretty rubbish but there was still loads to do - sea swimming, beach walking, mountains, waterfalls and castles nearby...back home to a turf fire and to watch the sun set over the water. Plenty to keep grown ups and children entertained. Would definitely recommend.

- Hilary stainsby ,
2018

Miki’s cottage is absolutely gorgeous. It’s cosy and fabulously insulated, so even better to hear and not feel the weather, which has been surprisingly good actually. Great location with beautiful views. Even swam off own beach. What’s not to like

- Anne O,
2018

We had a great time at 'Teach Mhici' - Miki's Cottage. Beautiful setting and excellent accommodation. The house was toasty warm all weekend. We loved walks on dooey beach then warming up beside the log fire in the evening. This is our 4th stay inside UTT property and they never disappoint. Thanks for another great stay and looking forward to the next.

- David H,
2018

What a fabulous cottage! We were fortunate to have serene weather with beautiful blue skies to the surprise of friends who said it rains all the time. Already planning to go back.....

- Jeremy W,
2017

Just returned from a fantastic 4 nights at Teach Mhici. What a little gem of a cottage, everything you need is there and it has been so beautifully done out and to a really high standard. A different view out of every window, and all stunning. We had mixed weather but that only added to the atmosphere and gave us the excuse to use the wood burning stove in the evenings. We will definitely return to Mikis to explore more of this lovely coastline and area. Marion & Glyn

- Marion H,
2017

We had a lovely 7 night stay at cottage. On our last day we had a wonderful swim from the nearby beach. The cottage was cosy and well equipped. We mainly cooked in house which was great. Visited Packies Bar and Elliots pub. Both worth a visit. The walk to Dooey beach and the walk along Dooey beach were great. A lovely place to stay and rest up.

- Pierce O,
2017

Despite my love of Donegal I confess to having had concerns about spending a week in a cottage with no television and the probability of limited or no wifi to act as distractions in the event of poor weather. Now back home after our holiday at Teach Mhici I am delighted to report that my concerns were unfounded. The cottage is exactly as described, comfortable and oozing with irish character. The location was perfect for what we wanted and allowed my husband and I along with our dog to walk from the door to the beach immediately below (at low tide), to walk 3 minutes around the corner to another beach which allowed for reasonable walking opportunities (again at low tide), or to walk 20-30 minutes to the extensive and stunningly beautiful Dooey beach. I found the online booking process to be efficient and straightforward and the ability to contact relevant staff, including the owner, to answer questions following arrival at the property excellent. We had a wonderful week at the cottage despite the challenges of Donegal weather and in fact, as a result of photographs we took and sent to our daughter in Germany, she has now booked a week at Teach Mhici next summer for her and her family. Super cottage, super location and super holiday!

- Mrs wendy B,
2017

We had a fabulous time at Miki's cottage. The location is spectacular with beautiful sunsets and beaches all within walking distance of the cottage. Easy access to all the sites and a comfortable cottage to return to. Greg was very welcoming and helpful with suggestions of places to visit. Donegal is a magical county to visit. I've come home fully refreshed for busy Autumn

- Emma mcfarlane ,
2017

Lovely cottage in a great location. Perfect for early morning swims and walks on the beach!

- Yvonne R,
2017

This was everything we hoped for and more. The location is stunning, whatever the weather. We enjoyed many walks on our own beach (which was fairly extensive when the tide was out) plus visiting many of the picturesque bays and coastlines of Donegal. The cottage is immaculate and furnished to a very high standard with lots of space. It fuses the traditional with modern home comforts - great shower. There is absolutely nothing to fault. Thanks for sharing this very special Irish cottage.

- Claire B,
2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our break in Donegal. From walking on Dooey beach to exploring the surrounding area - we even spotted a seal from the cottage! Nancy's in Ardara completely met our high expectations with a seafood lunch followed by a browse through the great craft shops in town. Elliot's Bar (just 5 mins away) provided a very entertaining evening with traditional music and craic! Valerie & Robert, Rosemary & Gavin (County Down)

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2017

We absolutely loved this place!!!!! UTThas done an amazing job restoring this old cottage, it's spotless clean, warm and very comfortable and really nicely decorated. The location is perfect! beautiful quiet area, at night all you can hear is the ocean. The location is great for exploring all the amazing sights that Donegal has to offer and the cottage is only a short stroll from beautiful Dooey Beach. 10/10 for this little cottage! We will be back! - Lonneke (Wicklow)

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2017

What an amazing stay! Very chilled and relaxing, and such a beautiful cottage. Enjoyed walks here at Dooey beach and over at Portnoo as well as trip up to Dunfanaghy beach. Good pubs all over - all dog-friendly. Didn't want to come home! - Kelly & Paul McFadden (Glasgow/Belfast)

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2017

The Cottage is really excellent and in such a beautiful place. We were delighted to be the first to stay after UTT's renovations and had the most relaxing and enjoyable weekend here. Cannot emphasise enough how relaxing this place is - if you are looking for a complete getaway it would be hard to beat. Beaches nearby (Dooey in particular) are up there with the best you'll find. Couple of good pubs nearby and a 20 min drive takes you to some really nice wee towns (Ardara amongst them). The cottage itself has been done to a really high standard and has everything you need. Owner was a very friendly and helpful host, when he came down to say hello. We will be back! P.

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2017