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Beautiful cottage, Lough Eske - near Harveys Point Hotel & Lough Eske Castle

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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?

More Details

Patrick or Mairead McNulty
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tawnyvorgal in County Donegal

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • Both downstairs bedrooms have en-suite shower facilities 1 x Upstairs bedroom has ensuite Bath with shower facilities 1 x upstairs bedroom has en-suite shower facilities Separate toilet/wc downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Upstairs
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs
  • 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
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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


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Beautiful cottage, Lough Eske - near Harveys Point Hotel & Lough Eske Castle
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay here. We had a family wedding in Lough Eske and the location of the cottage was perfect. The house is well maintained and has everything you'd need, a home from home. There's plenty of rooms and bathrooms to suit a big group. The owners are lovely and so helpful, we were sorry to leave and hopefully we'll get to go back as the scenery is second to none.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay in Brachan Brae Cottage. It is ideally located for weddings in Harvey's Point or Lough Eske Castle. It is a great base for touring County Donegal. Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you in Donegal sometime in the future.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a family wedding at Harvey’s Point and the location of the house was perfect. Patsy and Mairead made us feel very much at home like we were old friends who were visiting. Would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roomy House in the Countryside

  • 4 of 5

We are a family group of 7 staying for 3 nights. The drive to this home is beautiful. We were pleased to have lots of room and everyone had an ensuite bathroom. The sun room was a great gathering place. Our only issue was with the showers, some worked and some had only a trickle of water. Mairead knew that we were looking for ancestral information and she kindly directed us to a cemetery and gave us information on the gravestones. Thank you for that kindness! We enjoyed out stay!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Brachan Brae Cottage. It is a great house for a family gathering. I was only too delighted to be of assistance to you in tracing your ancestors. Our apologies about the showers. There was a problem with the Group Water Supply that weekend which was beyond our control. This is a very rare occurrence. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Mairead
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The house was clean and cosy, just ideal

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Donegal, with a family wedding in Harvey's Point - the house was a few minutes drive from the hotel and Donegal town.

The house was clean and cosy, just ideal for a getaway in Donegal.

Mairead & Patsy were wonderful hosts.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Brachan Brae Cottage. It is ideally located for weddings in Harvey's Point or Lough Eske Castle. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime.
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Great location but some concerns

  • 3 of 5

Lovely location, ideal for the Harvey's Point hotel (5 minutes drive) where we attended a wedding. The house is plenty big enough for up to 10 people, has a lovely sun room overlooking the lake. What stopped this scoring higher than three stars was the slightly tired look inside, with well worn furniture, and some maintenance is overdue in the bathrooms. Also I had trouble getting directions and access details from the owner, only after a couple of reminders did I receive these about 5 days before we travelled.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, large rooms, and very personable owners. Our family of 6 had a really nice stay in this house. Kitchen was well-equipped and quite spacious for eating and relaxing. The sunroom was utilized as a goat viewing spot. ;). We spent a very enjoyable evening sharing ice cream with Patsy and Mairead and girls.

We would highly recommend this place - it was a comfortable home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
City of Derry
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Harveys Point Country Hotel
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Donegal Golf Course, Murvagh
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

This spacious holiday home is located on an elevated site overlooking Lough Eske & Harveys Point Country Hotel. It is less than a mile from Lough Eske Castle Hotel which is Donegal's only 5* Hotel and Spa.

Brachan Brae Cottage is ideally located for touring the North West part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

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, Quay West, Solis Lough Eske Castle, Blueberry, Harveys Point, Salmon Inn, Red Hughs,and The Harbour.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tawnyvorgal, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 8
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 9
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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