From  Slievetooey, the estuary with the tide out.View from garden towards Slieve Tooey.

Entire home/flat

8 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds
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Built (1966) by General Sir John Hackett , this house occupies a stunning location overlooking the Loughrous Point estuary. It accommodates up to 8 people and provides an ideal base for exploring south-west Donegal. Complete privacy and tranquility

The space

The house is situated on a small hill overlooking Loughrous Point estuary, some 10 minutes from Ardara. Ardara is a bustling small town, typical of south-west Donegal and with a good choice of shops, small supermarkets, post office and bank. Nancy's pub with its renowned seafood menu is a great favourite with locals and tourists alike.
The house itself has outstanding views of the estuary and is totally private and secluded with a garden sloping down to the sea.
Accommodations is for up to eight people. There are three double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, and one with two single bunk beds.
Virtually no traffic on the lane outside gives guests complete tranquility and rest.
The remainder of the accommodation comprises a spacious and light kitchen fitted with an electric hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and other smaller items such as a toaster and kettle. A small utility room and washing machine lie just off the kitchen. Clothes and laundry can be dried either outside on the line, or by using two extendable clothes drying racks and line in the garage. Opening the garage doors allows plenty of ventilation whilst keeping the washing out of the rain.
There is also one more bathroom for the remaining three bedrooms and an inside lobby and toilet just to the right of the back door.
The living room has a working fireplace, comfortable settees and and an astounding 90o view of the estuary. A door leading from the living room opens directly onto the front lawn garden
More mature trees and a section of wild garden lie to the rear of the property where there is good parking space. The entrance is via a small drive flanked by two iron gates.
All linen, fuel and heating are included in the rental; the house has a good, oil-fired central heating system.

Guest access

Guets have access to the entire house. Any couples will naturally select just one bedroom and bathroom for their use.

Interaction with guests

You will be welcomed at the property by Allaye, who manages the property for the owner, and this will be your contact in the event of any problems.

Other things to note

Unfortunately, the surrounding fields which are grazed by sheep, mean that dogs cannot be accepted.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Free parking on premise

Extra people £15 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £50
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

To treat the house with respect, leave it in a reasonably clean and tidy state. To alert your contact hostess in the event of any problems.


4 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Ernest User Profile
August 2017
Spectacular view and was more than satisfactory for our group of four adults and four teenagers.

Marr User Profile
August 2017
The General's Retreat was the perfect spot for our visit to Donegal! The comfortable home with beautiful views and the cozy fireplace was a wonderful treat to come home to at the end of a day of exploring the gorgeous countryside of Donegal. Thanks to Allay for tips for excursions and hikes in the area and for suggesting pubs with some of the finest traditional music sessions ever! A hearty thanks from our family!

Matthew User Profile
July 2017
Lovely cottage and stunning location

Catherine User Profile
July 2017
Lovely house. Beautiful area and fantastic view. A few miles from ardara town. A few miles to maghera beach and caves. House has everything you could want. Nice scones when we arrived. Good value. Lovely spot. C and C

Euan User Profile
July 2017
Stunning views and the house has everything we needed. As well as visiting Maghera beach, don't miss the beach at the end of the penisula the house is on - it is easily walkable and is beautiful. The beaches on the next peninsula up - towards Rossbeg etc are also great. We got good fish from Molloys wholesaler 3/4 of way to Killybegs. The Corner House in Ardara was the best for live music when we were there.

Jens User Profile
July 2017
It was a great experience staying at the General's Retreat. It's a beautiful house in amazing scenery, cute little Ardara town and many attractions are a short drive away. Allayne is the perfect host, extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommendable!

Melissa User Profile
June 2017
The house is great! It was perfect for our family group. What a beautiful location! It has all the amenities you would want or need. (Having 3 bathrooms to use was very helpful.) Even when we didn't feel like going anywhere, we could just relax and soak in the beauty around us. Allaye left us delicious homemade bread and beautiful flowers to welcome us. THANK you for a wonderful stay! I hope to be able to come back someday.

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