Two Traditional Luxury Irish self-catering cottages in Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland…..

Old on the outside, modern on the inside…


Whispering Willows offers two separate private properties.

Whispering Willows offers two separate private properties. Whilst they are adjoining, semi-detached properties, they can be booked separately for individual private stays or they can be booked together for a larger group.

Whispering Willows cottages provide a unique self-catering experience in an idyllic, peaceful and calm setting. These two cottages await you for your relaxing break situated on a quiet road only 1 mile from the town of Carndonagh on the striking Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal, Ireland.

originally built in the 1800’s

The cottages are traditional yet well presented and fully furnished to a high standard with cosy and luxurious touches. A bleached white exterior and tastefully renovated interior preserve their unique style. They offer all the modern facilities you may wish for but allow you to experience Irish country living at its best with many existing old traditional features. Warm and welcoming accommodation catering for your every need, a home from home

Our cottages and the local area have been enjoyed by many. Read some of our past customer comments from The Thatch or The Bungalow.

Rural Donegal. Whispering Willows Cottages, Carndonagh, County Donegal

  • Idyllic peaceful location, 1 mile from Carndonagh
  • Friendly local pub, restaurant and supermarket 1 mile
  • Surrounded by stunning scenery and blue flag beaches around the peninsula
  • Complete privacy in a quiet private setting
  • Off road parking
  • Outdoor seating areas and patio
  • Open fire or multi-fuel stove plus oil fired central heating if needed
  • Complimentary starter pack of turf, kindling and firelighters
  • Electricity and towels included
  • Luxury comfy beds and clean fresh linen
  • High quality Wifi throughout
  • Smart TV with apps and Netflix account, Saorview/freeview tv, Bluetooth speakers
  • Fully fitted modern kitchens
  • 10% discount for stays of 7 nights or more
  • Non-smoking cottages throughout

At Whispering Willows you have real country living, peace and tranquillity at all times of the year. In spring and summer, you are surrounded by beautiful rose bushes, flower pots filled with colour, butterflies and birds singing in the meadows around you. Winter guests don’t miss out either with views of Slieve Snaght towering over the countryside with its white tip showing most of the winter.

The cottages have years of history, they were originally built in the late 1800’s, over 150 years ago as a homestead by a local landlord. They were then sold to a local family who started their family in the thatched cottage. Some of the children who were born here still live nearby.

The epic and expansive land of Donegal, with its craggy coast reaching out to greet the Atlantic, is one of the real undiscovered treasures of Ireland. Nothing shows you the Donegal way of life more than a traditional Irish cottage, where hours pass blissfully away watching the sunset over the Atlantic or sitting relaxing by a good turf fire.

Whispering Willows Cottages are perfectly set as an ideal base to enjoy an authentic Irish ‘Inishowen’ experience. No better place to stay for a while or meet friends and make memories. Here, you are spoiled for choice for things to see and do and Inishowen is at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way which aligns closely with the signposted scenic drive, known as the ‘Inishowen 100’, circling the peninsula 100 miles from beginning to end.

In many places you pass fabulous beaches and views that will take your breath away. You are nearby the most northerly point of mainland Ireland at Malin Head, an isolated place, where the coastline shows it’s wild, rugged yet beautiful side at this most northerly point and you can see the determination of the Atlantic to make and leave its mark on the country.

Besides the stunning scenery, what makes Donegal unique is the hospitality and welcome you get from the local people, the warmth is felt on even the coldest day and the smile is always genuine.


Nowhere else quite like.

whispering willows cottages…