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Traditional stone shed in Donegal

SuperhostGlenties, Donegal, Ireland
Barn hosted by Allaye
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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"The Swallow's Nest" – A unique and thoughtfully renovated stone shed which accommodates up to two people and offers a completely peaceful and relaxing break in the hills of Donegal. Private entrance and secluded location.

The space
“The best place to sleep in Donegal." Eli Gothill

The Swallow's Nest

So named after the swallows which nested here year upon year until renovation work started in October 2014, this compact and tastefully renovated accommodation started life as a humble cow byre. It is approximately 200 years old, and stands apart from the main cottage with its own private driveway, entrance and deck. It overlooks a grassy meadow dotted with sheep.

The unit consists of one central living space with kitchen area, simple furniture and a bathroom. The king size bed is up on a sleeping mezzanine which affords spectacular views over the meadow and hills beyond.
Heating is from a wood-burning stove with small portable radiant heater for occasional use. The kitchen comprises a sink, gas hob, small electric oven and fridge.

The Swallow's Nest is essentially for couples and offers a truly romantic and peaceful retreat - somewhere where you can literally ‘shed your life' and relax.
It is unsuitable for children and infants because of several safety concerns, such as the height of the mezzanine.

It comes with all linen, towels, basic toiletries, freshly baked scones and some cooking essentials. The basket of scones, butter and jam are a welcome gift and are not supplied on a daily basis, unless requested and for a small extra charge. A towel refresh/drying service is offered for those guests staying longer than a few days.

Guest access
The shed has its own driveway and entrance. Parking is solely for guest's use. The meadow in front of the shed is also for guests, but the cottage garden is reserved for the owner. There is an outdoor wooden deck, folding table and two chairs with a barbecue which is also part of the accomodation.

Other things to note
There is a possibility of using the washing machine in the main house, for a small additional charge.

There are two friendly cats in the main house and garden.
"The Swallow's Nest" – A unique and thoughtfully renovated stone shed which accommodates up to two people and offers a completely peaceful and relaxing break in the hills of Donegal. Private entrance and secluded location.

The space
“The best place to sleep in Donegal." Eli Gothill

The Swallow's Nest

So named after the swallows which nested here year upon year until renova…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Heating
Essentials
Iron
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 341 reviews
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Glenties, Donegal, Ireland

I live in a secluded and private location with complete tranquility, yet am surrounded by very caring and helpful neighbours. This sort of sums up Donegal : peace where you want it and help when needed. Add to this the stunning coast line and mountains, walking opportunities and great wealth of traditional music, the pubs and their people and you have a place I call home. - a little slice of heaven.
I live in a secluded and private location with complete tranquility, yet am surrounded by very caring and helpful neighbours. This sort of sums up Donegal : peace where you want it and help when needed. Add to…

Hosted by Allaye

Joined in January 2011
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Writer, baker and teacher living in Ireland. Beautiful cottage in the heart of county Donegal (Republic of Ireland) to let with flexible times and rooms available. Great country location... Loves people, cats, traditional Irish fiddle music, especially Donegal playing, countryside, fine cooking and food, nature.
Writer, baker and teacher living in Ireland. Beautiful cottage in the heart of county Donegal (Republic of Ireland) to let with flexible times and rooms available. Great country lo…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 16:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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