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Beautiful Cottage, Lough Eske - Near Harveys Point Hotel & Lough Eske Castle

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 bedroom Holiday rental cottage near Lough Eske Castle & Harvey's Point Hotel

Brachan Brae is a luxurious 4 bedroom holiday rental cottage. All bedrooms are en-suite. Sleeps 8. The cottage consists of a well equipped kitchen cum dining room with an open fireplace. Opening out from the dining room is a sun room, where guests can relax, chat and enjoy the craic. It is a great "gathering" room. The living room has an open stone fireplace where you can sit and enjoy the smell of turf burning. Baby sitting service can be provided. Also, qualified guides are available upon request.
Brachan Brae Cottage is available all year round with a minimum stay of three nights.
It is ideally located for weddings in Lough Eske Castle Hotel or Harvey's Point Country Hotel which are both less than a 4 minute drive away. The cottage nestles in the foohills of Bluestack Mountains on the 'Bluestack Way & Bluestack Drive', County Donegal where you get stunning views over Lough Eske.
The cottage is located in a quiet scenic area, approximately 4.5 miles from Donegal Town. This is a bustling tourist town where you can visit "Magee of Donegal" - famous home of Donegal Tweed, Donegal Castle and Abbey, Donegal Railway Heritage Centre. "Donegal Bay Water Bus" is a "must" for all visitors to Donegal Town. This is trip out on Donegal Bay where you can enjoy the history and stories of the locality, hear a few Donegal "yarns" and enjoy a bit of music. There are beautiful sandy beaches nearby in Murvagh, Rossnowlagh, Fintra, Ardara and Glencolmcille. County Donegal has some great golfing - the nearest links courses are :Donegal Golf Club Murvagh, Narin/Portnoo Golf Club and Bundoran.
Why not experience the wonderful hill walking along the "Bluestack Way" or in the National Heritage Areas. Brachan Brae Cottage is a great location for touring Donegal - Glenveagh National Park, Slieve League (the highest sea cliffs in Europe), Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre, Doagh Island Famine Village, Lough Derg and Ionad Cois Locha.
Sligo is less than an hour away - where you can visit the Yeats Country, Benbulben and Mullaghmore or enjoy a game of golf at Rossespoint or Strandhill.
You can catch a glimpse of the Golden Eagles soaring above the Bluestack Mountains or wander through the old oak woodlands of Ardnamona, a National Parks & Wildlife Service Nature Reserve. Derry City is just over an hour away where you can enjoy a walk on the Walls of this historic City.
Fishing is another great past-time in the locality. You can fish (with a permit) in Lough Eske or why not try some deep sea fishing in Killybegs?
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 130 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom: 1 double


  • Bedroom: 1 double, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom: 1 double


  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Downstairs; Double bedroom, with ensuite, with a view over Lough Eske. Twin bedroom -with ensuite. Upstairs: Spacious Double bedroom, ensuite, wooden floor, with lake views. Large Double bedroom, with ensuite - including bath, wooden floor, with lake views...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • A beautiful house overlooking Lough Eske & nestling in the foothills of the Bluestack Mountains in County Donegal. Ideal base for Hill-walkers of for golfers or simply for 'getting away from it all'. The house was completed in April 2005 and is large and comfortable. The owners live less than a mile away and are able to offer advice on things to do locally. Both owners are qualified walking guides. The property is ideal for those attending weddings or functions at the nearby Harveys Point Country Hotel or Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel. While you are in Donegal why not relax and unwind in Spa Solis at Solis Lough Eske Castle which features eight treatment rooms, a thermal suite and relaxation area and a spacious 12m indoor swimming pool...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.6
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 2
Jan 2 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Rate 3
Apr 29 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Rate 4
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rate 5
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Rate 6
Sep 30 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees


To contact the owner use the phone number provided below.

00353 87 794 1234 - Patsy McNulty or email

If phoning from the US please ring 011 353 87 794 1234

Please phone us if you have some specific requests re dates etc. Thank you.

We can accept Euro. Sterling, USD, Canadian or AUD cheques.

For July & August our usual changeover dates are Saturdays but sometimes we can be more flexible so feel free to

e-mail us with your request. For the rest of the year the changeover date is flexible.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and we may be able to assist you.

We ask for a deposit of E150 per week. The remaining balance is requested five weeks before arrival

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
City of Derry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Harveys Point Country Hotel
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Donegal Golf Course, Murvagh
40 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lough Eske Castle Hotel
3 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

The spacious holiday home is located on an elevated site overlooking Lough Eske & Harveys Point Country Hotel. Less than a mile from Lough Eske Castle Hotel which is Donegal's only 5* Hotel and Spa. Donegal Town itself is 4 miles away. Visitors to Donegal Town will be able to see Donegal Castle and witness the world famous Donegal Tweed being created at Magee of Donegal. Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh is 7 miles away. This links course is isolated from the outside world by a forest of evergreens, washed on one side by the great Atlantic Ocean and with a panoramic view of the Bluestack Mountains. Murvagh & Rossnowlagh Beach are 15 minutes drive. Deane's Equestrian Centre at Bruckless is 15 minutes away. From the Yeats Country at Sligo, to the iconic Sea Cliffs at Sliabh Liag, to the marvellous unspoilt Glenveagh National Park this house is the ideal spot for touring the North West. City of Derry airport-40 miles, Knock airport-70 miles. Belfast City & Int. airports-80 miles.

Other Activities: hill-walking, Spa and indoor swimming pool at Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel

Golf: Brachan Brae Cottage is an ideal base if you are on a Golfing Vacation. Donegal Golf Course, Murvagh, of which Darren Clarke said 'One of my favourite courses in the World' is less than 10 miles away. There are spectacular links courses within a drive of one and a half hours - Portsalon, Rosapenna, Narin & Portnoo, Bundoran and Ballyliffen which was designed by Nick Faldo are all in County Donegal while County Sligo hosts Enniscrone Golf Club and Co. Sligo (Rossespoint) of which Peter Allis said 'A tremendous test for the highest quality player and great fun for the modest competitor'. After a challenging days golf, one can relax and enjoy good food in the numerous restaurants in the Donegal Town area - La Bella Donna, Solis Lough Eske Castle, Ard na Breatha, Blueberry, Coxtown Manor, Harveys Point, Salmon Inn, Village Tavern, Red Hughs,and The Harbour which was Winner of 'Donegal Town Summer Festival Seafood Competition 2009' , judged by Mr. Paolo Tullio, Restaurant Reviewer..


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Brachan Brae Cottage

    Brachan Brae Cottage

  • Kitchen/Dining Room

    Kitchen/Dining Room

  • Donegal Castle

    Donegal Castle

  • Red Hugh O'Donnell

    Red Hugh O'Donnell

  • Famine Pot, Lough Eske

    Famine Pot, Lough Eske

  • Magee Shop, famous for Donegal tweed

    Magee Shop, famous for Donegal tweed

  • Swans enjoying Lough Eske

    Swans enjoying Lough Eske

  • Bluestack Way Walking Trail

    Bluestack Way Walking Trail

  • Killybegs Fishing Port

    Killybegs Fishing Port

  • View from lounge

    View from lounge

  • Typical bedroom

    Typical bedroom

  • Donegal Abbey

    Donegal Abbey

  • Lough Eske Castle

    Lough Eske Castle

  • Some of Patsy's sheep

    Some of Patsy's sheep

  • Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

    Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

  • Lough Eske, Co.Donegal

    Lough Eske, Co.Donegal

  • Two cousins!

    Two cousins!

  • Lough Eske Caste

    Lough Eske Caste

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