Wednesday, 8 August 2012


This post is to gather together for the reader all the information about Daisy Cottage ~ inside and out.
Daisy Cottage Donegal
We have made every effort to make Daisy Cottage one of the best equipped and most comfortable holiday homes available and we place particular importance on making Daisy Cottage as child friendly as possible too.  Daisy Cottage is in the centre of a small Donegal village with shops, pubs and diner within a few steps from the front door of the house.  There are many sandy beaches nearby and you can read more about them on the link below here.

We supply our guests with comfortable beds with good quality matresses and pillows and the beds are freshly made up for your arrival.  We also supply bath sheets, hand towels and face/wash cloths for our guest.  Rental fees are listed at the bottom of this blog post.

So what is in Daisy Cottage?


The living room in Daisy Cottage

~ Open fire
~ Flat screen TV, DVD player and DVDs, CD player & CDs
~ Board games, books and wii console.

The kitchen/diner of Daisy Cottage
The kitchen/diner is large, airy room measuring about 20 feet by 14 feet approximately and with one window to the front of the house plus a second window at the back looking out over the yard and garden.  In the room there are the following:

~ Large table to seat up to 12
~ Electric stove
~ Large side by side fridge/freezer which dispenses ice and chilled, filtered water
~ Electric ceramic hob & fan assisted oven
~ Dishwasher
~ Toaster (4 slice), kettle & microwave
~ Matching white dishes, cups & mugs
~ Large selection of glasses (wine, beer, Irish coffee, champagne, brandy etc.) & champagne bucket
~ Main course & starter cutlery & corn on the cob spikes
~ Serving dishes, baking dishes & trays
~ Granite worktops
~ Filter coffee maker, foamer (for cappuccino), coffee pot, cafetiere, teapots
~ Baking/cooking equipment including bowls, jugs, hand blender, electric mixer, sharp knives & colour coded chopping boards, electric vegetable/fish steamer,
~ Extras such as popcorn maker, toasted sandwich maker, salad spinner, cheese grater,
~ Large selection of cooking pots (with lids), frying pans, wok
~ Large selection of cooking utensils
~ Tin opener, bottle opener, wine opener

Downstairs bedroom of Daisy Cottage

~ Double bed (with electric blanket)
~ Wardrobe, 2 bedside tables, 2 bedside lamps
~ En suite wet room with shower, loo, sink.  

Suitable for those with limited mobility as we have a shower seat and a grab rail at the side of the loo

Read more HERE

~ Washing machine
~ Two tumble dryers
~ Clothes airer
~ Iron and ironing board
~ Outside washing line plus pegs


The master bedroom in Daisy Cottage
The master bedroom in Daisy Cottage has a king size bed with electric blanket, a dressing table with large mirror, a chest of drawers, two bedside cabinets and two bedside lamps.  It also has an en suite with electric shower, loo and sink.

With double bed, wardrobe, 2 bedside cabinets and 2 bedside lamps, chest of drawers.  En suite with electric shower, loo and wash hand basin.

One of the twin bedded rooms in Daisy Cottage
With 2 single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, one bedside table and bedside lamp.

The second twin bedded room in Daisy Cottage

With 2 single beds, wardrobe, 2 bedside cabinets and 2 bedside lamps

BATHROOM with bath, loo and wash hand basin

All of our bedroom wardrobes have at least 16 good quality wooden hangers and every bedroom has a high powered hair dryer.

Covered patio and garden of Daisy Cottage

~ Private parking for 2 cars (guests can also park at the front of the house)
~ Ramp into downstairs of property
~ Large, covered patio with tables and benches to seat up to 12
~ Large garden (adjoining the large patio) with trees
~ Small patio area with table and 2 chairs
~ BBQ (fuel for which can be bought in the village store a few steps away)

Daisy Cottage Games Loft

~ Pool/air hockey table
~ Darts board
~ Football table

~ Free broadband access
~ Laptop
~ ipod docking station
~ wii console
~ High powered hairdryer in each bedroom (5 in all)
~ Beach towels supplied
~ Fishing rods (2) plus landing net
~ Pop up tent for use in the garden or to keep babies protected from the sun on the beaches
~ Gold panning dishes (2)

~ Travel cots (2) (Guests bring their own bedding)
~ Pushchairs (2)
~ Sturdy high chair
~ Baby gates (for top and bottom of stairs)
~ Socket covers
~ Electric steam steriliser
~ Baby walker
~ Baby seat
~ Changing mat
~ Potty
~ Books
~ Plastic building blocks

~ Books, board games and DVDs
~ Blow up bed (bring your own sleeping bag)
~ Fold down bed (€20 extra to cover laundry and extra cost)
~ Kiddie baking set & cookie maker
~ Little aprons (2) for baking
~ Toys for the beach including buckets & spades & kite

We are totally child friendly in Daisy Cottage and you can read more HERE.  We can also arrange babysitters if required.

Daisy Cottage is located in the centre of a small village and in the village there is:

~ Village store (which sells fuel for the fire, wines, food, newspapers, etc)
~ Butchers shop (which sells homemade sausages, fresh eggs and very good steaks for the BBQ)
~ Four small pubs/bars one of which has live music twice a week
~ Hairdresser/barber
~ Florist
~ Post Office
~ Fishing supplies store
~ Diner/take away
~ Restaurant (at St. John's Point)
~ Car hire
~ Bus stops with buses runing regularly to Killybegs and Donegal Town
~ Taxi service

So mostly all our guests needs are within a few steps walk of Daisy Cottage.

There are many sandy beaches within minutes drive of Daisy Cottage and you can read more about our beaches HERE.

Dining out is a real pleasure in this area as there are plenty of restaurants, pub-diners, and cafes within minutes drive too.  In the village itself there is Baskins Diner which is hugely popular with both locals and visitors and serves real chips and fresh fish in batter along with all the other foods you would expect in a diner (they also do take-away).  Sarah Jessica Parker who has a holiday home in a nearby village called Baskins "The best fish and chip shop in Ireland".

Most of the restaurants source their food locally and so the standard is very high and seafood is usually fished off our own shores around Donegal.  Fresh fish can also be bought on the pier in nearby Killybegs.

So that's most of what is inside and out of Daisy Cottage!

~ July and August €800 per week
~ All other weeks of the year €700

Outside of July and August we offer shorter stays (minimum 2 nights) and the rent is as follows:
TWO nights using ONE bedroom (for 1 or 2 guests): €300
TWO nights using TWO bedrooms (for 3 or 4 guests): €350
TWO nights using THREE bedrooms (for 5 or 6 guests): €400
TWO nights using FOUR bedrooms (for 7 or 8 guests): €450
TWO nights using FIVE bedrooms (for 9 or 10 guests): €500

EXTRA nights are charged at €75 (up to a maximum of €700 outside of July and August).

A deposit of €200 is required with the balance due six weeks prior to arrival.  Deposit and balance can be paid by paypal, bank transfer, bank draft or cheque ~ whichever best suits our guest.
Email enquiries to: 
Telephone: +353-74-9125942 or +353-87-6188340

By prior arrangement we allow well behaved pets and they must be house trained and fully inoculated.  Pets are NOT allowed into the bedrooms nor onto the furniture in the living room.  Guests must also undertake to clean up after their pets outside.

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