Dog-Friendly Accommodation in Co. Donegal
Railway Crossing Cottage
Railway Crossing Cottage, located in Drumstevlin just 6 minutes from Donegal town, is a charming railway cottage suitable for two people. This beautiful cottage is full of character and has a long garden that follows the course of the old rail tracks.
Phone: 01 670 4733
Eircode: F94 Y9P1
Extra charge for pets: no
The cottage was ‘Gate House No.9’ because it’s the ninth crossing cottage on the Killybegs branch of the County Donegal Railway when it was opened in 1893. Generically, these cottages are always called ‘railway-crossing cottages’, and in the literature are called ‘crossing cottages’ or ‘gatehouses’ or ‘crossings’ or simply ‘gates’. The cottage was originally constructed in c.1892/93 and through the years was inhabited by a succession of families up until the late 1970s, when it seems to have become abandoned.
Irish Landmark properties that welcome a pet may not have secure enclosures. It is vital that you supervise your pet during your stay. One dog is allowed at this property.
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What our guests say…
Thank you so much for having us at the Railway cottage. Our stay was superb. The cottage itself was beautiful, and the grounds were lovely. We had fantastic evenings in front of the fire and the underfloor heating was a welcome touch in the mornings and helped keep the cottage lovely and warm.
We stayed for 3 nights midweek on a special officer which was great value. The one bedroom cottage is quaint in a lovely setting with a big well kept garden at the back. It is well located about 3km from Donegal Town but feels like you are in the middle of the country.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the railway crossing cottage. It is a beautifully restored cottage in a wonderful location – a very pleasant place to spend a significant birthday, especially sitting by a blazing fire in the evening listening to music and sipping a glass of champagne.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Railway Crossing Cottage. The location was idyllic with a stunning garden constantly filled with birdsong. The property itself is beautifully maintained. It’s like stepping back in time but with some great modern touches for comfort and convenience. Highly recommended for a peaceful break.
The cottage is restored to a very high standard with an old world charm. It is steeped in history. It is set in a tranquil garden where you can imagine the trains once running. It is ideally situated close to amazing beaches and cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way. Donegal Town is only 2 km away with lovely pubs and restaurants.