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BUMBLEBEE COTTAGE 🐝 Traditional Thatched Cottage

Entire cottage hosted by Tracy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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Bumblebee Cottage, located in Fintra near Killybegs, is one of the few remaining thatched cottages in Ireland.

Extensively renovated and re-thatched, Bumblebee retains the traditional charm of an authentic Donegal cottage, whilst providing all the comforts of modern high-end luxury accommodation.

Nestled against Crownarad Mountain the cottage was originally part of a tiny village accessible only by horse and cart. The view from the cottage over the Atlantic Ocean is truly awe-inspiring.


The space

Bumblebee Cottage has an open-plan kitchen/dining and living room.

The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, under-counter fridge with freezer compartment, kettle, toaster and dishwasher.

The living room has a large stone fireplace with open fire (starter peat briquettes and firelogs are provided).

The bedroom in Bumblebee Cottage has a king-size bed with a memory foam mattress. Luxury bed linens are provided.

The bathroom has a bath, power shower with large rain head, vanity unit with basin and WC. Towels, soap, shampoo and shower gel are supplied for your use. 

Bumblebee cottage has no TV or WiFi - it is our belief that the cottage is best enjoyed without these intrusions. We encourage guests to embrace the peace and the stunning view from the windows - you can often see pods of wild Atlantic dolphins in the bay. On a clear day you can see six other counties from the garden - Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Galway, Fermanagh and Derry. A selection of vintage board games is provided for your use - it’s great fun to rediscover the joy of a good game of scrabble or monopoly on a damp day!


Sleeping arrangements


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Sound system

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The Braes, County Donegal, Ireland


Bumblebee cottage is in an excellent location with many beautiful beaches close by, the stunning Sliabh Liag cliffs, Killybegs fishing town, the beautiful Glencolumbcille Folk Village and many other attractions and activities within a short and beautiful drive.

Our favourite place is the beautiful Fintra Beach - just a few minutes drive away. The beach is safe for swimming and an excellent place to walk.

We provide a detailed Guest Welcome Folder with lots of information on places to visit, activities to keep you occupied and recommendations on lovely local restaurants.


Hosted by Tracy

Joined in November 2014
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Lover of travel and adventure, mum to two boys...
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £100
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