Experience living in an authentic Irish Thatched Cottage.

Nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way for hundreds of years among the ash and sycamore trees at the foot of Coolcross Hill, Rashenny, this tranquil setting surrounds you with panoramic views of Trawbreaga Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Completely restored to retain the original cottage character but updated with modern conveniences, you can experience this unique opportunity to stay in an historical thatched cottage while enjoying your holiday.

A brief description of the cottage

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fully restored traditional thatched cottage is your retreat to relax while you discover the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal and the Causeway Coastal Route in Derry.

Master ensuite with Queen bed and full bath with clawfoot bathtub.  The two other bedrooms are located just down the hall with a with full bathroom adjacent with shower and double vanity.  One bedroom is 2 Single beds and the other is a Double bed. Kitchen fully equipped with modern appliances and all cooking needs along with a farmhouse table and seating for six.   Living room  has authentic wooden beamed ceiling with a fireplace to relax after your days exploring.  Spend a relaxing morning in the cosy snug while enjoying the panoramic views of the bay and Atlantic Ocean.  

The thatched cottage is located in the townland of Rashenny with a population of about 140 and an area of 1.24 square miles. Rashenny is between the towns of Ballyliffin and Carndonagh on the Wild Atlantic Way on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal. The cottage its 1.25 miles from Ballyliffin Golf Club, 1.5 miles from Ballyliffin town, 2.5 miles from the Dough Famine village and 3.5 miles from Carndonagh. It’s about 20 miles from Derry City and 25 miles from Letterkenny, the two largest towns in the area.


Our cottage and surroundings were made to the standards of earlier times. Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect particular character but that deserve due care and attention, particularly by the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. Examples of these are low doorways, uneven surfaces, low ceilings and beams, unexpected drops or changes in level, dry stone walls, narrow and high bathtub and by modern standards low or absent lighting. There are no open fires permitted at the cottage. In all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the fabric and features, which makes it an interesting place to stay. We ask you to appreciate and use the cottage with this understanding.