Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Donegal

Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Donegal

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Highlights in County Donegal

  • The hidden gem of Ireland
  • Scenic landscapes and rugged beauty
  • Wild and dramatic coast
  • A surfing paradise
  • A delicious mouthwatering taste

Best Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Donegal

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Holiday Rental for 7 People in Glenties, County Donegal
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Glenties, County Donegal
Holiday Rental • 100 m² • 4 Bedrooms
9.7
(16 reviews)
Set against the stunning backdrop of the majestic Truskla Mountain in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Mary Naoise Holiday Home in Lettermacaward is truly unique. This beautiful holiday home is decorated to to high standard and will make a memorable holiday destination in Ireland at any time of the year.Located on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Dooey Beach is a 7 minute drive from this pretty seaside holiday Home. This magnificent 3km long sandy beach is located between the towns of Dungloe (16km) and Glenties (25km) in County Donegal. Popular activities at Dooey Beach include walking, ...
from €181 / night
Holiday Rental for 8 People in County Donegal
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County Donegal
Holiday Rental • 130 m² • 4 Bedrooms
10.0
(5 reviews)
Harefield Holiday Home is situated 1.2 km from the village of Kilcar near Killybegs in County Donegal. This large holiday home is set in an idyllic location, a highly sought-after holiday destination with beautiful views of the rolling hills of Donegal. This large seaside holiday home is 850 meters from Towney Bay and Pier, making it an ideal holiday base for boating enthusiasts. Explore Donegal Bay and the beautiful sandy beach of Muckross located 2 km from this holiday home. Harefield Holiday Home Description – Sleeps 8Harefield is a detached holiday home which has been lovingly finished...
from €105 / night
Villa for 6 People in County Donegal
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County Donegal
Villa • 100 m² • 3 Bedrooms
10.0
(2 reviews)
Little Irish Holiday Cottage is a beautiful holiday accommodation located in Carrick near Ardara in County Donegal. This 150-year-old holiday accommodation in Donegal has been carefully renovated to a very high standard yet still retains its stunning charm and character. This pretty holiday cottage in Donegal is ideally situated between the popular villages of Carrick to the south-west and Ardara to the north-east in Donegal. From this cottage drive through the scenic Glen Gesh Pass to reach Ardara which was once voted the best village to live in Ireland by The Irish Times. Little Irish Cot...
from €84 / night

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    Current Holiday letting prices County Donegal

    €202for 20 Jul - 27 Jul
    €212 annual average
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    Current holiday letting availability County Donegal

    13%for 20 Jul - 27 Jul
    57% annual average
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    Holiday homes and rentals in County Donegal

    Miscellaneous holiday homes in the hidden gem of Ireland

    From rustic to modern accommodations for a fantastic stay in County Donegal. No property is far from the sea, the best eateries and traditional pubs or the main attractions of the area. Plan your weekend getaway and some time out with your dearest ones in Donegal, Glentilies, Ardara or Killybegs. For more secluded rentals, Termon or Ramelton offer properties surrounded by hills, acres of green land and scenic walks.

    Unforgettable stays in Donegal

    Find the traditional property with spacious rooms to accommodate your family and have a great stay. Rentals can host up to 12 people depending on the area. Enjoy the garden, panoramic views and breath in the fresh morning air from your balcony. Enjoy a morning coffee admiring the ocean and listening to the sound of the waves. Have a BBQ in the terrace or relax by the fireplace while reading your favourite book. Tasteful decorations and modern fully equipped rentals are also available for you to enjoy a nice time with family, friends or celebrate a special occasion with your partner.

    Holidays in County Donegal

    The area and getting around

    Discover the beauty of the Emerald isle

    Based in Ireland’s northwest rugged coast, this beautiful county is a largely Irish-speaking region made up of castles, mountains and a superb landscape. Venture off the beaten track and take Glenveagh National Park or the stunning Slieve League peninsula. Go for an unforgettable hike or take the breathtaking coastal touring route that runs from Donegal to Cork. Discover the ancient forts of this far-flung county, seaside taverns and Irish speaking areas where ancient customs are still in place.

    Discovering the island and its taste

    If you are thinking of walking and cycling holidays you will find different tours according to your fitness levels along the coast and and routes of County Donegal. This is also a good base for outings to Bunbeg, Glenveagh, Inishowen, Letterkenny and Dunfanaghy amongst others. Discover open-air museums, harbours, cliffs, beaches and beautiful cathedrals and historic monuments, like the Donegal Railway Centre or the breathtaking beach of Maghera. Enjoy traditional Irish food and delight your taste buds with excellent fish and seafood at The Peak. Notwithstanding this, lamb, beef, dairy produce and locally harvested fruits and veggies are considered amongst the best in the world. So, indulge yourself and try some mussels and cockles, a delicious seafood chowder, a slow-roasted lamb, oysters, Irish soda bread and home-smoked salmon. Your pudding has to be a traditional one as well so get some Irish flag jelly and finish with a famous Irish coffee!

    Travellers and activities

    County Donegal for Star Wars fans

    Along the Wild Atlantic Way, you can visit many of the location where The Last Jedi was filmed, including Malin Head in Donegal, Brow Head in Cork and Loop Head in Clare. Near Malin Head, one of Donegal’s roads was renamed in tribute to one of the most famous characters in Star Wars, R2D2. A new sign unveiled to mark the spot of the most recent scenes of the franchise were filmed. Besides, it is also a location of great culture, rich history and tangible heritage which now has been complemented with the Star Wars behind the scenes film tour. May the force be with you!

    County Donegal for outdoors lovers

    When thinking about outdoors, green is the colour. This is what you can find in County Donegal. Nature and green spaces offering stunning views, epic landscapes and perfect beaches that will make your heart race. Take the Atlantic Causeway Coastal Route from Derry~Londonderry to Belfast or vice versa to enjoy its beaches, gorse-covered valleys and cute fishing villages along the way. Another legendary tour is the Wild Atlantic Way from Malin Head to Kinsale Harbour where you will have a once-in-a-lifetime-experience on this sensational journey discovering hidden coves and beaches, wild beauty and buzzing towns and cities. Salmon fishing, hiking and rock-climbing are also outdoors options to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Up in northern Donegal, most of the close-up scenes between Rey and Luke Skywalker were filmed at Malin Head for the last film of this saga. Many other scenes were also filmed in Ireland.

    Top 5 travel tips in County Donegal

    1. Admire the Northern Lights

    The Northern Lights are on everyone’s bucket list for sure. You just have to get on a plane to County Donegal to enjoy this spectacular natural festival of lights. Looking for the aurora borealis means looking for lack of light pollution and the further north you head to, the higher chance you have. Malin Head is probably your best bet. Although it is hard to predict sometimes, the best time to catch them is from November to February so you better wrap up! Keep an eye on the weather and the geometric storms and enjoy the most beautiful sights.

    2. Get ready to catch the waves

    For adrenaline junkies and surf enthusiasts this is the right spot as you can ride the greatest waves ever. Surfers from all over the place want to experience the best and coolest surf town in the world. We are talking about Bundoran, a place where passion for surf culture is in every corner, as well as music and pubs. Dunfanaghy, Rossnowlagh and the Fanad Peninsula hare the same passions too. The west coast of Ireland is a surfer’s playground, so do not hesitate when planning your next exciting getaway. The waves will be awaiting!

    3. Explore the beaches and coasts

    With high standards of water quality, cleanliness and safety the beaches and coves along the coastline are accessible all year-round and boast the Blue Flag status. Visit the popular Inch Beach for kayaking, fishing and picnicking or the famous Mullaghmore Head to ride the highest waves at Prowlers. Enjoy Keem Bay on Achill Island where you find a Blueway snorkel trail. Feel the salty taste on your lips and enjoy one of the world’s most dramatic and impressive coasts.

    4. Take a trip to picturesque Tory Island

    This magical place is plenty of history and locals speak Irish fluently as it is Donegal’s Gaeltacht area. Inhabited by artists and talented painters and it is just 14km off the Donegal coast and accessed by ferry. The curious thing is that they have a community spokesperson, who acts as the king and he personally greets visitors that come to the island. Learn about the eerie island tale about the graveyard and the Cursing Stone.

    5. Visit Slieve League

    This is without a doubt the star of County Donegal. Not as busy as the cliffs of Moher but still impressive and stunning. These cliffs on the south west coast are the highest in Europe. Park your car and walk up the cliffs to get terrific views from Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains, where the high top of Sliabh Liag is. It will leave you in awe for sure! Experienced walkers should just venture beyond the viewing point onto One Man’s Pass.

    FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Donegal

    What is the average price for holiday homes in County Donegal?

    As indicated by its annual average price of €123.37, County Donegal is not a destination that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in Ireland.

    When are holiday rentals cheaper in County Donegal?

    Travellers who want to save as much as possible should visit County Donegal in January, February, and March the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of €109.79, €113.27, and €114.16 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.

    When does the price of holiday rentals in County Donegal go up the most?

    In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in County Donegal was December, with an average price of €134.2 per night. This was followed by June, with an average of €134.06, and November, with €132.48.

    Are there usually many holiday homes available in County Donegal?

    It is better to plan ahead in County Donegal as only 36% of the accommodations are free, according to our 2020 data.

    When are more holiday homes available?

    In 2020, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in County Donegal were January, May, and November with average availabilities of 60%, 55.2% and 52.75%, respectively.

    During which months are there fewer rentals available in County Donegal?

    The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 5.8% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by July (7.5%), and September (19.75%).

    How many holiday homes are there in County Donegal?

    Holidu works with 12 different partners to give you a choice between 780 properties we have in County Donegal.

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