Cottage of the week – Gatsby House

The theme of Gatsby House in Ardara, County Donegal could easily be ‘old world charm’, so effortlessly does it showcase the stylish elegance of yesteryear. If you require further evidence of its aesthetic devotion to the Golden Age of style then check out the names of the bedrooms: Yes, you too could wake up to Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Cary Grant, Lauren Bacall or Audrey Hepburn – or at least their most celebrated quotes. Even the property’s name tips a stylish brim to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of the Roaring Twenties.

Then again, with five spacious bedrooms, a library, super soft furnishings, open fires, chandeliers, five satellite TVs and more the theme could just as easily be ‘unbridled comfort’, ‘complete relaxation’ or ‘unrivalled enjoyment’. Like all good properties, the theme of your holiday at Gatsby House is whatever you choose to make it.

You could venture out into Ardara town, a lovely little place filled with traditional music, great pubs, restaurants and shops. Each year the town hosts the Cup of Tae live music festival, which you may be fortunate enough to enjoy from the comfort of your seat in the enclosed courtyard.

The surrounding area hosts plenty of opportunities for a delightful amble. In fact a walking festival takes place in the region each year, with people visiting from all over the world. If you fancy taking a drive then the Glengesh Pass is a notable local highlight, offering expansive views over the surrounding countryside. The coast is equally accessible, with Portnoo and Narin’s Blue Flag beaches only six miles away. Finally, there’s the Ardara Heritage Centre, where you can brush up on your local knowledge.

With so much on offer you’ll be glad of Gatsby House’s effort to go that extra mile to ensure complete comfort and relaxation. But not only does it offer the luxuries, it also has the basics covered. You’ll find fuel & power included and linen and towels provided. There’s also Wi-Fi, all the kitchen appliances you could wish for and a BBQ for al fresco cooking in the summertime.

So, Cary, Lauren or Audrey? Even the problems are welcome at Gatsby House! If you’d like to find out more or make a booking, take a look at the property’s listing on cottages4you.

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