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Located in Ardara, 1.6 miles from Ballinreavy Strand, The Lookout Ardara provides accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and barbecue facilities. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a tour desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house features family rooms.

Guest rooms are equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. The guest house features certain rooms with garden views, and the rooms have a patio. At The Lookout Ardara each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

The accommodation offers a terrace. The area is popular for hiking and snorkelling, and bike hire is available at The Lookout Ardara.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club is 8.7 miles from the guest house, while Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Centre is 12.4 miles away. The nearest airport is Donegal Airport, 30.4 miles from The Lookout Ardara.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 10.0 for a two-person trip.

The Lookout Ardara has been welcoming guests since 13 Jan 2019.

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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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Property questions and answers
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  • Are you dog friendly. We have two older well behaved dogs
    Hello, yes - we do take bookings with dogs. No problem at all. The only thing we ask guests to do ist to let us know before booking :-)
    Answered on 20 June 2020
  • Would we have the entire house to ourselves? Also is there any local shops bars restaurants ect..close by?
    It depends what you choose to book. If you book the entire house you will have it on your own. If you just book one room you will have to share the ar..
    Answered on 18 January 2021
  • Hi, I'd really like to book for tonight and tomorrow but I have a small dog. He doesn't go on beds/furniture. Can you confirm if this is OK? VMT Kim
    Hello Kim :-) Dogs are absolutely welcome in our house. Like you. So if this answer doesnt come to late, feel free to book in.
    Answered on 30 August 2021
  • Thank you for your response... 1. Can we cook Indian food in kitchen? 2. What barbeque facility do you have? 3. Are there fish market or grocery ??
    1. We dont have a pressure cooker and please think of other guests who want to use the kitchen as well, think of time you need for cooking. 2. A gril..
    Answered on 4 September 2021
  • Are you open currently
    Hello :-) Yes we are - meeting the restrictions. So for all essential reasons, work and business reasons and essential and key workers
    Answered on 28 April 2021
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Hosted by Brigitte Strecker und Adrien Hoinkis

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Brigitte Strecker und Adrien Hoinkis
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.
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 :-)
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: German,English
Property surroundings *
Facilities of The Lookout Ardara
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • 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 Off-site
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Games room
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
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).
  • Secured parking
  • 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
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • 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!


15:00 - 23:30


08:00 - 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

This accommodation has received the COVID-19 Safety Charter.

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.

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

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.

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Lookout Ardara by:

    • Car 4h 45min
    • Bus 6h

  • The Lookout Ardara is 2.7 miles from the centre of Ardara.

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

  • Room options at The Lookout Ardara include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Twin
    • Family
    • Apartment

  • 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.