The Lazy Llama

Ballyshannon, County Donegal (Ref. 1085933)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom

The property

Ballyshannon 1.8 miles.

Resting on a delightful farm by the wildlife-rich estuary of the Erne River, on the outskirts of Ballyshannon is this delightsome shepherd's hut, The Lazy Llama.

Playfully named after the farm's Llama enclosure, where you can even embark on Llama Treks with a delightful furry friend by your side, the hut is a perfect, rural escape for a couple or small family.

After parking in the communal parking area, soak up the glorious landscape, which comprises of the Atlantic Ocean, Erne River and surrounding countryside, before ascending the steps into this delightful property.

Step inside to be welcomed by a quaint, studio-style living space, with a Llama theme throughout; curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea whilst you catch up with your loved one about your countryside activities.

When you're feeling peckish the kitchenette hosts the basics required to fix up a quick meal, to enjoy at the nearby dining table, before you head out for an afternoon packed with walking or cycling throughout this beautiful part of Ireland.

When arriving back at the property, wash off the day in the en-suite shower room's spacious, walk-in shower, before savouring a well-earned rest in the double bed; the sofa additionally opens out to become a double bed, which is ideal if you want to bring two little ones along!

After taking some time to tour the lovely farm of Campview, partaking in birdwatching nearby or walking along the estuary to Tullan Strand, venture into Ballyshannon to find your amenities, including a range of eateries and pubs, as well as well-stocked shops where you can pick up your essentials; the town additionally hosts fantastic attractions, inlcuding the Ballyshannon & District Museum, the delightful Allingham Park and Faery Garden and the nearby fishing lake of Assaroe.

Travel a short distance to Bundoran for a day out at the Bundoran Adventure Park, Bundoran Beach or embark on a hike along the Rougey Cliff Walk; finish off your day with an evening at the Eclipse Cinemas.

A little further afield you will find the village of Kinlough, where you can explore the eco park and woodland lakeside trails on the westerly edge of Lough Melvin, before savouring a spot of fine dining at The Courthouse Restaurant.

There's so much more to see in this beautiful part of Ireland, from the large lake of Lower Lough Erne to an array of picture-postcard settlements, including Belleek and Donegal.

For a break to remember, choose a stay at The Lazy Llama.


  • All-one-level
  • Open-plan studio-style layout with one double bed, kitchenette, dining area, sitting area, double sofa bed and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Microwave, fridge
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Communal off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1.4 miles, beach 2.9 miles
  • Note: The Lazy Llama has acquired the “Welcome Standard” from Failte Ireland
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of €150
  • Note: There are steps leading up to the property, please take care
  • Note: This property has been awarded the Welcome Standard with Failte Ireland.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €150.

About the location


Bundoran 4 miles; Belleek 4.5 miles; Kinlough 6 miles; Donegal Town 14 miles.

Ballyshannon, which means ‘The Mouth of Seannach's Ford’, is located at the mouth of the River Erne and home to a range of shops, restaurants and pubs. It looks out over the Erne Estuary and has panoramic views of mountains, lakes and forests. Each year, the town holds the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival, one of Ireland's longest running festivals, attracting people from all over. Next to the town is Assaroe Lake, where you can try your hand at fishing or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, some watersports! A short drive away, the Bundoran Golf Club is an 18-hole course situated on the coastline of Donegal Bay with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Dartry Mountains. Visit Donegal Town and at its centre, Donegal Castle, or when the weather is fine, make a trip to the Blue Flag beach at Rossnowlagh; its long, sandy beach is perfect for walking along and the surf is perfect for sailing and beginner surfers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas