- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Games Room
- Sky TV
- Broadband / WiFi
28 Customer Review(s)
“We visited Lough eske house as an extended family party.”
On arrival the bins where overfollowing and were not emptied until 4 days into our stay. The house itself is beautiful however i must agree with the other reviews in that it needed a good clean and no kitchen utensils. Unfortunately the garden was covered in dog poo which appeared to be left by the dogs in the house above, and with long grass meant we couldn’t allow our children out to play. The kitchen seats were falling apart with leather being on the floor every time we sat down. ...
On arrival the bins where overfollowing and were not emptied until 4 days into our stay. The house itself is beautiful however i must agree with the other reviews in that it needed a good clean and no kitchen utensils. Unfortunately the garden was covered in dog poo which appeared to be left by the dogs in the house above, and with long grass meant we couldn’t allow our children out to play. The kitchen seats were falling apart with leather being on the floor every time we sat down. The house itself is generally very comfortable, lots of space and huge potential to be amazing! Some TLC required. We unfortunately didn’t met the owner at all. Piano in the hallway was a lovely touch! Bring your own towels!- Mr Cameron, August 2021
“The house was big enough so we all (9) had plenty of space.”
The master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and huge bed was a big surprise. The views were amazing over lough Eske. Plenty of parking everything a big family needed. Sky tv and two lovely sitting rooms. A delight to look out on the lake and see the lights from Harvey’s point on the other side. Brigeen couldn’t have been more helpful, even after we left and forgot something. The location for seeing Donegal was perfect. Rossnowlagh with its surf centre was only minutes away. A fabulous beach to walk a pram and dogs. Drive onto it. Glenveagh park a bit further but worth the drive. Lovely walks to the castle or hire bikes to see the waterfall. Lunch or dinner in Lough Eske castle and Harvey’s point as you do the beautiful Lough Eske drive. I can’t wait to go back.- Mrs bruton, August 2021
“Quiet and peaceful exactly what we needed”- Mr Kane, June 2021
“Peaceful and beautiful location and a wonderfully modern and contemporary house- truly a lovely spot.”- Miss King, December 2020
“Thank you to hogan's irish cottages & Bridgeen for a fantastic experience staying at Lough Eske House, it went way beyond our expectations, so comfortable & so peaceful looking over Lough Eske, we will most certainly be back & can't recommend it enough.”
.... Thank you Bridgeen- Mr O'brien, September 2020
“We are just back from Lough Eske House and I have to say it exceeded our expectations.”
It is not often that the pictures of your accommodation on any website are true and accurate but what you see here advertised is what you get. It is an absolutely beautiful house. I read some reviews before going about cracked tiles and decor needing updated etc but when I arrived and looked about the house I thought how petty can anyone be to write such things. The only negative thing I could find was the quality of the water and we brought plenty of bottled water with us so this wasn’t a problem. Bridgeen met us when we arrived with a beautiful pie which was very thoughtful of her and told us if there was anything we needed to let her know. Thankfully we didn’t and had a fabulous time. It is a beautiful house, very comfortable with stunning views over Lough Eske. I plan to book it again some time in the future, it would be a beautiful place to spend Christmas.- Mrs Smythe, August 2020
“Thats my 3rd time staying there and a brilliant experience each time”- Mr Kane, August 2020
“The house is beautifully situated overlooking Lough Eske.”
The house could be outstanding but many many inadequacies simply let it down. Chipped mismatched plates. Broken floor tiles in the kitchen. Stained carpets in the bedrooms. Master bedroom- badly worn leather headboard. Windows dirty.Could benefit from outside patio furniture. Dog poo plus plus on the grass and stoned drive when we arrived . Dogs from the nearby house appear to come down to poo!!So many things need to be improved. It seems to us that the owner just takes the money and does not care about the house. The owner left an apple pie for us when we arrived which was lovely. But we never met her , the owner needs to be there for a meet and greet and to explain the workings of the house etc. There was simply no personal touch and it simply felt that the owner didn’t give a toss whether we enjoyed the house or not . This was disappointing. We will not be back .- Mrs Fulton, August 2020
“The owner Brigeen was very helpful, there was a few issues with the boiler but these didn't spoil the holiday.”
The house was amazing and the children loved it. Even though the weather was very wet at the start of the week and everything was shut due to the Coronavirus outbreak we loved the practically isolated and beautiful location of the property.- Ms Richardson, March 2020
“Second time to this property and we love it.”
highly recommended- Mrs Scott, February 2020
We had a great time and we will definitely come back. The water in the bathrooms is kind of a bit brown but that wasn’t a problem for us as the house is in the middle of nature. It’s a stunning view and a wonderful house. A perfect place for holiday :)- Miss Potting, November 2019
“The house was beautiful With stunning views And has everything you need for a Perfect break from everything”- Ms Hughes, August 2019
“An absolute have of peace and tranquility.”
Breathtaking views from a well equipped home. Loads of space with 4 well maintained bedrooms. Toys for the kids and 2 living rooms meant the adults could have their time in the comfort of a large open fire. Would definitely recommend to those who wish to wind down and relax.- Mr Lavery, August 2019
“Loved the views of the lough and the mountains, peaceful location, yet central to Donegal Town and other tourist spots.”
House was lovely, plenty of space, everything we needed and more, warm welcome, would highly recommend.- Mr Kelly, July 2019
“The house was beautiful, bags of space, clean and the views will blow anyone’s mind with unobstructed views of the lake.”
Directions were clear and we found it with little effort, the driveway well maintained.- Mr Peacocke, June 2019
“Wonderful holiday home in a beautiful setting.”
Very clean, comfortable and spacious, would definitely stay there again.- Mr Deery, May 2019
“Gorgeous house and in a beautiful setting with spectacular views across the loch.”- Miss Melville, March 2019
“It is a beautiful house and fab views overlooking the lake very quiet and peaceful location.”
We had very bad weather but would love to return in the summer.- Mrs Slevin, March 2019
“It's a beautiful house on a beautiful setting.”
Highly recommended- Mrs Scott, February 2019
“Lough Eske House was really fab and lived up to expectations.”
House was lovely and warm for this time of the year, plenty of fuel left for lighting stove in living room which added to the cosiness. Bridgeen was very accommodating for later check out.- Ms Comerford, December 2018
“The owner Bridgeen was really lovely and helpful.”
The only thing really that was a bit off putting was the brown water but that is to be expected in the countryside, was disappointed not to use the Jacuzzi bath but that was my own OCD, couldn't bring myself to lay in the brown water. Apart from that the house is beautiful and the views are to die for, would definitely love to go back. Thank you- Mrs Kearney, November 2018
“We have stayed in several Sykes cottages now and this was by far the best.”
The level of cleanliness was amazing. I always bring my own cleaning products but on this occasion I didn’t need to use them. The house was also very warm and cosy and the views over the Lough very amazing. The apple pie and bread were also a lovely touch.- Dr Mccarney, September 2018
“It was like Tina Turner SONG SIMPLY THE BEST.”
WE ARE looking to BOOK it for next year it was THAT good .THANKS sykes FOR all your help in making are hoils a pleasant one.- Mr Ward, September 2018
“The house is amazing, very big and comfortable.”
The views are wonderful, but it need improve the kitchen utensils and the coffee maker because it does not work- Mr Gonzalez Rodriguez, August 2018
“The support and help from Sykes were amazing.”
Nothing was too much trouble and our several e mails asking questions were answered the same day. Outstanding polite and friendly service. Was disappointed with the cleanliness of the kitchen cupboards and no meet and greet to tell us how things worked etc,. Had been left a lovely apple pie, thank you. Only 1 key was an issue too with 7 adults sharing. The hose is amazing and beautiful location. Thank you- Mrs Holt, August 2018
“The location is stunning and the house well set-out and equipped.”
The owner Bridgeen was extremely helpful and it was the first property we have stayed at in Ireland where the owner suggested a meeting place close to property so we could find the house very easy, a very smooth and effective check-in process.. Lough Eske is a great area very close to Donegal Town . There is a circular walk of the Lough of about 16km which we did in about 3.5hours. We were very lucky with the weather: for a week, we got caught for about 1 hour only during our walks. Donegal Town is a busy town, great for shops pubs and restaurants. There is a very good Supervalu Supermarket close to the centre of town, which was recommended by Bridgeen. We recommend the Indian Restaurant in Donegal, Chandpur, great quality of food at reasonable prices. The pub close to Donegal Castle, the Old Castle Inn (I think that's the name or close to it) serves a great Guinness with Donegal Bay Oysters, excellent. County Donegal is a wonderful place to visit and it is also in easy reach of the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Northern Ireland which we had always wanted to visit. It took just over 2hours from the property, great day out. Melly's Fish and Chips restaurant in Killybegs is also recommended and a visit to the bay of Port and cliffs of Slieve League is a must. We had a wonderful holiday at Lough Eske House, thank you very much Bridgeen. We wish you well with your property renting and we are convinced that anyone who stays there will have a wonderful time too.- Dr Kelly, May 2018
“The house is incredible - and the host is brilliant.”
Upon arrival Bridgeen gave us a warm welcome and a freshly made apple pie! The views are outstanding and it’s so quite - like a little slice of paradise. I think we definitely will be back. Also loved the cat and the neighbours dog came down to say hello everyday. We had a few issues but were resolved immediately by Bridgeen. Quality weekend.- Mr Roberts, May 2018
“Only thing I can say about this house and surroundings is perfect we go ireland 2 or 3 times a year and this was buy far the best time we've had.”
Absolutely beautiful from start to finish the house was amazing and had everything you wanted. thank you Bridgeen for this amazing time and thank your father for rescuing us- Miss Cummins, February 2018
Located in a tranquil setting, overlooking picturesque Lough Eske,in south County Donegal, you'll find Lough Eske House.
This exceptional two storey property, perched on a private hillside site has been lovingly decorated and furnished to provide quality and comfort throughout your stay.
Boasting 4 large double bedrooms, two with ensuite facilities, a spacious modern kitchen with dining area plus a choice of two comfortable sitting rooms with open fires, this is the perfect place to unwind and relax.
Guests will enjoy the modern fitted kitchen with island and retire in the evening with a glass of wine in the adjoining sitting rooms and plan the following days endeavours.
Outside the property, there is a lawned area to the front and side, with beautiful uninterrupted lake views.
Lough Eske, nestling in a valley and surrounded by The Bluestack mountains, offers wonderful scenery.
Visit Lough Eske Castle hotel and Harveys Point hotel along the lakeshore and enjoy the wonderful cuisine and ambiance.
Donegal Town, a bustling centre for tourism, is a short drive away.
Visit its many shops, pubs, cafes.
Take a day trip to south west Donegal, passing through the fishing port of Killybegs, and on through the villages of Kilcar,Carrick and Glencolumcille, arriving at the majestic sea cliffs at Slieve League.
Travel north to the town of Ardara, famous for its traditional crafts and knitwear. Visit the stunning beach and golf links at nearby Murvagh or the many other wonderful beaches in south Donegal and north Sligo. Return to Lough Eske House in the evenings feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Let your Donegal adventure begin!
- Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower, WC and basin, 3 x first floor double, one with en-suite shower, WC and basin
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, WC and basin
- Ground floor bathroom with bath, WC and basin
- Two sitting rooms with open fire.
- Oil fired central heating with additional heating from open fires in each of the two sitting rooms
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Sky channels, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel and starter packs for open fires included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off road parking for 4/5 cars
- Lawned garden to front and side of property
- One small well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Pub 3 miles, shop 6 miles
- Note: There is a step in the large entrance hall that leads to the various rooms, so care should be taken.
About the location
DONEGAL TOWN, COUNTY DONEGAL
Ballyshannon 14 miles; Bundoran 18 miles; Glenveagh National Park 40 miles.
The bustling market town of Donegal Town is situated in the south of the county at the point where the River Eske flows into Donegal Bay. Rich in history, the town was founded as a result of the 17th century Ulster Plantation planned around the Donegal Diamond, and is home to Donegal Castle and Murvagh Beach. The area is fantastic for fishing, with numerous suitable rivers and lakes available. For golfers, Donegal Golf Club and Murvagh Links Course provide a great game against a stunning backdrop. The dramatic sandy beach at Rossnowlagh is backed by wonderful cliff views of Slieve League, and is framed by the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, making a wonderful day out. For a great taste of the lovely Irish scenery, enjoy a drive along the Glengesh Pass, while Slieve League, Glenveagh National Park and Castle and Malin Head are all worth a visit, or enjoy Donegal Festival in July or the Taste of Donegal Food Festival in Late August.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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