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Located in Ardara and only 2.5 km from Ballinreavy Strand, The Lookout Ardara provides accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with an outdoor fireplace. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The units provide views of the mountain and come with a seating area, a washing machine, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, and a shared bathroom with a hair dryer and free toiletries. An oven, a microwave and toaster are also provided, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. At the guest house, each unit is equipped with bed linen and towels. In the warmer months, you can make use of the barbecue facilities and dine on the private patio. Guests at the guest house will be able to enjoy activities in and around Ardara, like walking tours and pub crawls. If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, cycling and hiking are possible in the surroundings and The Lookout Ardara can arrange a bicycle rental service. Narin & Portnoo Golf Club is 14 km from the accommodation, while Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Centre is 20 km away. The nearest airport is Donegal Airport, 50 km from The Lookout Ardara.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
1 bunk bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 single bed
1 double bed
Bedroom 3:
2 single beds
Bedroom 4:
2 single beds
1 double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Ardara
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Bryars
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Lovely view of the mountains and the sea loved it. Great to be able to take our big GSD with us got on with every one.
  • Ian
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Sensational location. Great welcome and facilities
  • Raymond
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Breakfast and location were beautiful, Brigitte and Adrien were lovely people!

Managed by Brigitte Strecker und Adrien Hoinkis

Company review score: 10Based on 348 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

We are Brigitte and Adrien and we love Ireland. We are both from Germany originaly. We moved to Ireland in 2019 to live here. Brigitte is staying in Ireland for more than 25 years a lot of times during each year. Beside our offers as German Tourguides we run "The Lookout" as an accomodation for travelers and groups. We are quite creativ people and we love to paint, to create knew things out of natural material, to do blacksmith works, to take photographs ore to produce sculptures. You will find a lot of the stuff thet we are producing in and around the house and in the rooms. We love to have people staying in the house and we know a lot about irish history and landscapes around Donegal and along the coastline of Ireland. We can arrange some unfogettable Adventure for you or just help you to organize your travels. We live next door on the same ground with our little Dog and we spent some time in the house as well. We are happy to give a warm welcome to you! So come in and LOOKOUT :-)

Property information

Just one step away of the WildAtlanticWay you will find "The Lookout" on your way from Ardara to Loughros Point. There you will find a cosy, warm and creativ place to stay. "The Lookout" is perfect to start your adventures in Donegal. You are invided to stay in the peaceful living room, beside the oven and with a breathtaking view out to Maghera Beach and the Atlantic Waves.Take a book or your painting stuffand relax. In the evenings our Pub Shuttle will bring you to the Pubs in Ardara if you want to listen to music or if you are going for a pint. The Lookout has got 4 rooms and fits all together 11 people. There is a common room with a sitting area, a cosy and warm fireplace, a selfcatering kitchen thats full fitted with pots and plates and cuttlery, a dishwasher, oven and micowave. Tea and coffee are for free for our guests. We have free WiFi in all of the rooms. You can use our Laundry service as well.

Neighbourhood information

Ardara and the Loughros Point Peninsular are situated just a step away of many spectacular things to explore in Ireland. We are very close to the highest seacliffs of Europe - Sliabh Liag and its not far to go to the Harbour of Killybegs, to Errigal Mountain, Glenveagh National Park and even a daytrip to Aranmore Island or Fanad Head is possible from this place. There are a lot of worldwide famouse beaches arround and we have contact to many lokal people who offer riding, kayaking, historical and heritage daytrips or bikehire. In the little village Ardara are traditional Musik Festivals all year round. So you can honestly be sure - this is a perfect place for quite and peacefull moments as well as for a lot of options for stunning activities!

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of The Lookout Ardara
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Children's high chair
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Pub crawls
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Water sport facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Snorkelling
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Games room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Shuttle service
  • Pet bowls
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Building characteristics
  • Detached
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English

House rules

The Lookout Ardara takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 23:30


From 08:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

< 1 year old
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

This accommodation has received the COVID-19 Safety Charter.

Please inform The Lookout Ardara in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about The Lookout Ardara

  • The Lookout Ardara offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Games room
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Water sport facilities on site
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Horse riding
    • Bike tours
    • Pub crawls
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Check-in at The Lookout Ardara is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at The Lookout Ardara may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Lookout Ardara is 2.7 miles from the centre of Ardara. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at The Lookout Ardara include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Twin
    • Family
    • Apartment