Mia’s Cottage is a restored traditional cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way close to Malin Head and Ballyliffin from where the Northern Lights are often seen. It is located 5 miles from Clonmany Village on the road leading to the breathtaking Mamore Gap. There are wonderful hill views to back of the cottage with sea views over Lough Swilly towards the front. These scenic surroundings make Mia’s Cottage a relaxing holiday base to explore the Inishowen Peninsula close to Malin Head which hosted the new star wars film.
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Calendar last updated: 6 April 2023 4:00 PM
Cosy cottage, stunning scenery!
We had a lovely few days here with our three children (15yrs, 12yrs abd 8yrs). A beautifully renovated cottage and a perfect base for exploring the surroundings and then relaxing by the fire playing cards! Tullagh beach, Lenan beach, Malin Head and so much more, all nearby and stunning! Thank you Deolores and John.
John and Dolores looked after us upon arrival
The cottage was perfect for our family (3 kids – 7,5 and 6months) New Years getaway. John and Dolores looked after us upon arrival and were easy to contact if necessary. The cottage was really nicely set up and had all we needed. The stove kept the house warm with the complementary peat supplies and it was easy to buy more coal and wood at the centra in Clonmany nearby. The garden was great for the kids and we were very fortunate to get mild and generally dry weather for the time of year. The surrounding area is stunning and perfect for exploring – mountains, beaches, lakes, waterfalls… Highly recommended and we would definitely return.
Words dont do it justice!
We spent a week in this beautiful,cosy cottage(mum dad 3 girls under 7) and had a fantastic time. Some of the nicest scenery and views you could ever wish to see.So much to do for the family where we met some very friendly people. The owners John and Dolores are very helpful and kind and we plan to come back in the near future!!!
John had the fire blazing for our arrival
Mia’s Cottage was very spacious, clean and had everything you needed for a few days away. John was very pleasant and helpful, he had the fire blazing for our arrival along with some fresh eggs that were much appreciated! The area is remote and beautiful and all the beaches are accessible by travelling a short distance by car or bike! The local neighbours were very friendly. All correspondence and communication from the owner was excellent.
Go ahead and book – this is a cracking place
The photographs online don’t do this place justice. The cottage is warm and very well refurbished whilst retaining its character and charm. The main room is a joining kitchen/living room with high ceilings and a wood/coal/turf burning stove. Perfect for relaxing & entertaining. The bedrooms are spacious enough – each with a concealed wardrobe and one with a concealed shower room. A second shower room is also available. The Urris Hills are just behind the cottage and the sea is visible to the left and right as you go out the front door. Fanad Lighthouse can also be seen at night. Tullagh Beach and Lenan beach are just a 5-minute drive away – both are great. John and Dolores are a pleasure to deal with. I could go on, but in essence, I’m really looking forward to returning – just book this place, it’s terrific.
Cottage was impeccably clean and very spacious
OMG what can I say about this place that would adequately describe what a fab holiday we had. From the ease of booking to our reluctant check out the hosts, John and Dolores made us feel so welcome. Cottage was impeccably clean and very spacious and we wanted for nothing. We had a fantastic week in Clonmany spending far too much time in Nancy’s Barn and local hotels eating fab food and wonderful afternoons on the beach with the kids. Clonmany itself is in walking distance – a good stretch of the legs as they say – approx 30mins walk. So much to do in and around area – brilliant for families It’s took me this long to write review as I wanted to keep this secret to myself but can’t be selfish ðŸ¤ª Looking forward to visiting Mia’s cottage again really soon. Thank you both and happy new year The Murphy’s
Lovely and peaceful
We very much enjoyed our week at Mia’s Cottage. It was in a great location for walks and exploring the Inishowen Peninsula. A great unspoilt area, hopefully, we will visit again and would recommend Mia’s Cottage.
We stayed here for our honeymoon and absolutely loved every minute of it… The cottage is so cosy an it had everything we needed… John was very helpful with the local hotspots till visit.. Will definitely be back again… ðŸ˜Š
Beautiful place with beautiful people
What can I say I have not said already this is such a beautiful cottage to stay my only regret stay there was that I had to leave to go back to work. It was only a 5 day visit and there is so much to see the coastline is breathtaking the waters are so blue and the beaches of the finest sand….really enjoyed the Famine village just down the road for the life of me I cannot remember the fella’s name who took us round but if you go there he used to live there as a child and you’ll never believe when running water came to them shocked me! We also visited the Titanic museum in Belfast in my eyes the £25 for the tour is over rated but the boat and museum free walk round with cable car thing is interesting but really only if its torrential rain. The Rusty Nail well worth a visit friendly pub great food that not too expensive would have loved to spend more time there but with The Gallway Hooker you pay with a little hangover in the morning. If I remember right they have music local Irish music on a Sunday would have loved to have gone to that but there for to shorter time. While we were there we certainly had four seasons in one day everyday but it never stopped us enjoying the area so if you visit the area get out and enjoy it the people could not be friendlier. Now then the owners we never had the pleasure of meeting Dolores but we did meet John who could not have done more for us heating on fire lit cottage all cosy I will be back God willingðŸ¤—
Warm cosy peaceful cottage with all amenities of modern day living
Excellent stay, well placed for North Donegal. The cottage was rebuilt at location about five years ago with modern yet traditional design. With a combination of oil and multi-fuel burner you can keep yourself warm and cosy. Oil and electricity is charged but peat and wood is provided so you can develop your skills at peat burning although very easy with the multi-burner and dry wood. Peat briquettes burn much easier which you can buy locally, these burn with more heat which kicks in the back boiler and the central heating without oil burning. The end bedroom faced by the chimney breast keeps the warmest over night. It’s June and it was still cold outside so joined the locals in fire burning to keep warm. Your hosts will tell you what to do with the ashes, go in a bin outside. Clear that whoever designed the decor liked red which is my favourite colour, doors, curtains, seats, cups etc. Kitchen well equipped with all gadgets. WiFi provided by Bluebox microwave dish as in these parts provided 20 up and 20 down so you are not cut off from the outside world. Did moderate down at busy times of the day to ADSL speeds. Always best to keep a GSM option if you travel and Internet connection is important. The Rusty Nail pub is walkable but probably best to drive and take turns at drinking with a bottle of wine back in cottage plus nibbles for return. Food good at the Rusty Nail and also the golf course restaurant open to visitors or use the cottages kitchen. Very comfortable stay. The location is on Google maps.
This was our third time in Mia’s Cottage and hopefully, we will be back for another long holiday. We love it there. It’s our second home. Delores and John are generous hosts and make us really welcome.
Beautiful, traditional and clean
Stayed here 3 nights over St. Patrick’s weekend with my three small children and couldn’t have asked for more! Beautiful, traditional and clean Mia’s cottage is situated in a quiet, rural area with two wonderful beaches nearby. Unfortunately, the children were sick and we didn’t go too far but the cottage had everything we needed and it was lovely to just curl up with the large stove roaring. The children loved it, particularly the swings and slide in the garden and I felt safe to let the out as the cottage was down a lane away from traffic (not that there was much traffic in the area!). Thankfully the morning we were leaving everyone felt well enough to explore a bit and it was a beautiful crisp day so we headed off to the waterfall and beaches. Would definitely return and have already recommended it to friends!
Brilliant cottage in classic Donegal location
I stayed here over new year (2012/13) with my husband and mother. We had a terrific welcome from John and had an absolutely brilliant stay in the cottage, it was even better than we expected and what we could image from the photos. It was just newly renovated so we were using everything brand new and for the first time!!! It was great to have 2 bathroom facilities in the cottage which meant everyone had their own space 🙂 We cooked in during our stay and the kitchen is really well equipped. The washer and drier would come in hand if I’d been there with my nieces and nephews!!!
Nearby beaches (turn right when you come out of the lane) are absolutely beautiful and relatively sheltered for Donegal! The rusty nail pub nearby had a great atmosphere and good traditional food! We also ate a few times in the Ballyliffin Lodge and we would highly recommend it. As it was over new year the tea rooms at the waterfall were closed but definitely looked like a place for a return visit and the walk to the waterfall was lovely and well worth it.
Overall we all had an absolutely lovely time in the cottage, it was perfect for a relaxing getaway after a brilliant but busy Christmas!! We will be back 🙂
Will be back again without a shadow of a doubt
We are just back from our stay in the beautiful Mia’s Cottage in Urris, just outside the village of Clonmany. I travelled with my partner and our 4-year-old boy. The cottage is beautifully finished with all Mod Cons. It was very warm and cozy and that was without having to light the fire or burn oil 🙂 There is also a private garden with plenty of parking and a play area for young children, which my little man loved as there was a slide and swings and see-saw so he was well entertained. There was also a Playstation there, just in case the weather may not have been so good. 🙂
Mia’s Cottage was a great base for the nearby beautiful beaches of Lenan (Right when leaving the house, about 5 minutes drive) and Tullagh Bay to the left. There is also an equestrian center at Tullagh Bay so plenty to occupy kids. We picked an excellent week for it as temperatures hit 25c at one point. There are lots of great walking routes around the nearby mountains of Ractin and Dunaff and Mamore Gap to keep ramblers entertained. Ballyliffin is not far away either for aspiring golfers.
I also had the pleasure if witnessing a Pod of Dolphins at close quarters on the nearby Doagh Isle, mesmerizing to say the least and the fact that they swam close to the shoreline was brilliant for my 4-year-old to get a proper look. All in all, we got exactly what we needed from our stay. Comfort and tranquility in the beautiful surroundings of Donegal. Will be back again without a shadow of a doubt if the owners John and Dolores will have us. 🙂
Just home from a fantastic stay at Mia’s cottage
Just home from a fantastic stay at Mia’s cottage. The cottage was very cosy and warm even when the storms blew in. It is in a nice, not too remote area of Donegal, close to many beautifull beaches. The owner John had the fire roaring for us on arrival and everything you could possibly need is in the cottage. We just couldn’t believe how nice this place is. We cant wait to visit this area of Donegal again and without hesitation would stay in Mia’s cottage.
The cottage was recently restored and now exudes old-world charm combined with modern comforts including free internet for customers.. It features high pine ceilings, sliding sash windows, and wooden floors. A solid fuel stove, central heating, and high levels of insulation make it a very cosy holiday home. A private lane leads to the cottage and there is a large back garden enclosed with an old stone wall. This garden is a safe play area and features a swing and a slide.
Bedroom 1: double en-suite (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 2: double + single (sleeps 3)
- 2 bedrooms to sleep up to 5 (1 ensuite)
- bathroom with large electric shower
- restored cottage - insulated to a high standard
- traditional features retained
- high pine ceilings, sliding sash windows, wooden floors
- living area with solid fuel stove
- tv and DVD player
- sea and mountain views
- kitchen units designed in a traditional fashion
- electric cooker, microwave
- dishwasher, fridge and freezer
- washing machine, tumble dryer
- iron and ironing board, outside clothesline
- patio area with furniture, electric bbq
- private lane to the cottage
- large back garden with swing and slide
- charcoal bbq
- 3km to Tullagh Strand
- 5km to Clonmany
- 8km to Ballyliffin
- free wifi
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