The Whins Cottage
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The Whins Cottage is a restored traditional two bedroom cottage in a very scenic location with panoramic views of the surrounding farmland. This Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) part of County Donegal will give you a real feel for rural Irish culture.
This traditional Irish cottage has been in Margaret McElwee’s family since 1920 and has been recently restored carefully retaining the original features whilst modern comforts have been subtly integrated. The cottage has two double bedrooms and comfortably sleeps three but can accommodate four.
The Whins cottage is set on a hillside sheltered by yellow whin bushes and has panoramic views of the surrounding farmland and hills with cows and sheep grazing. The serene rural location of Whins Cottage is a perfect country getaway. The traditional Irish kitchen, with flagstone floor and open hearth, will transport visitors to past times of Ireland. Not only the cottage but the surrounding Fanad area will give you a real feel for the traditional Irish culture as it is set in the heart of one of the few remaining Irish speaking ‘Gaeltacht’ areas. Traditional Irish hospitality is inherent in the Fanad area.
This Donegal self-catering holiday home is well placed too for some spectacular blue flag beaches noted for their glorious golden sands. There is a small library at the cottage with books by Irish authors of Irish interest for you to enjoy while relaxing by the turf fire. Margaret will be at the cottage with the fire burning and have everything nice for your arrival. Thoughtful extras such as a welcome gift of home baking, homemade jam and selection of fruit and vegetables from the cottage organic garden will be provided.