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Beautiful cottage, Lough Eske - near Harveys Point Country Hotel

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Self-catering cottage near Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel, Donegal Town.

Brachan Brae is a new luxurious 4 bedroom self-catering cottage (all ensuite). Sleeps 8. Available all year round including weekend breaks. Stunning views over Lough Eske, in the foothills of Bluestack Mountains on the 'Bluestack Way & Bluestack Drive', County Donegal. Quiet scenic area beside beaches, Donegal Golf Course Murvagh, tennis, fishing, hill walking in National Heritage Areas.. Ideal venue for attending weddings at Harveys Point Country Hotel & Lough Eske Castle Hotel. Great location for touring Donegal (Glenveagh National Park, Slieve League, Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre, Doagh Island Famine Village, Donegal Tweed, Lough Derg, Ionad Cois Locha) or Sligo (Rossespoint, Yeats Country, Benbulben,Mullaghmore) Catch a glimpse of the Golden Eagles soaring above the Bluestacks or wander through the olde oak woodlands of Ardnamona, a National Parks & Wildlife Service Nature Reserve. Baby sitting services can be provided if requested. Also qualified guides available.

Patrick or Mairead McNulty
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tawnyvorgal, Ireland

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Beautiful cottage, Lough Eske - near Harveys Point Country Hotel
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

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: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 3

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: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 1

Lovely cottage, lovely location, great value!!

  • 4 of 5

A party of 10 of us (aged 21-29) stayed at this lovely cottage as friends of ours were getting married, with the reception taking place at Harvey's Point (which is literally a 5 minute drive from the cottage! - great location!)

Upon arrival to the cottage, it was a very easy process of getting into the cottage and we were really impressed with the condition of the cottage! Very spacious living areas, large living room, hallway, kitchen/dining area with an extended glass conservatory leading onto the patio. There were 5 large rooms, 2 downstairs and 3 upstairs. Most having ensuite bathrooms. The overall condition of the property was excellent!!

As a group of 10, we were able to enjoy sitting outside in the garden and didn't feel like we were disturbing any neighbours, as there wasn't any in close proximity!

This property was excellent value for money, with all of the kitchen equipment you would expect for a self catering cottage. We all had a wonderful time and it made it extra special being able to all be in the same cottage. We would definitely return!!

We did hire cars, as we drove from Knock airport to the cottage, and we do recommend hire cars, as its about a 10 minute drive to the local convenience shops (we used SuperValue supermarket which is just off the Diamond square in the town) we also ate in one of the restaurants in the Diamond and had a few drinks in the town, and getting a taxi back to the cottage was really easy! All of the taxi drivers knew of the cottage, and everyone was so friendly!

If you are looking to stay close by to Harvey's Point or in Donegal in general, i really recommend this lovely cottage! We were sad to leave!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 1

Beautiful cottage excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Description of cottage was very accurate close to lough Eske castle as required for family wedding. Every facility provided. Property was spotlessly clean. Patrick and Mairead where very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend this property to others and hope to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 1

Excellent cottage couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a lovely weekend at Brachan brae,the cottage is extremely spacious and is well equipped with everything you need for a get away.We had a party off 5 adults 2 teenagers a five year old and a baby and the cottage was more than enough room with all rooms ensuite, Mariead came by the first evening to ensure we had settled in ok and advised of a few activities in surrounding area, Patsy came by on the Saturday and removed the rubbish and then came back a few hours later with a new born easter lamb so the children could see, which made their day, was a really nice gesture, also he had his sheep dog fly with him which the children enjoyed also, thanks folks for letting us stay in your lovely cottage, will see ya again soon.

Roisin & Gerard Mc Colgan (and baby caoimhin)

Part of the Mc Daid party from Derry

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Brachan Brae Cottage, Lough Eske. The cottage is very spacious and we find that guests love to relax in the sun-room. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and guests can also enjoy fishing at Lough Eske or a round of golf at Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh. Great to see that the children enjoyed the wee lamb & seeing our Sheep Dog "Fly" in action. Thanking you for your comments and looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Mairead & Patsy
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9 1

3 great days at Lough Eske

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Brachan Brae for 3 nights to attend a family wedding reception at Harvey's Point. We can wholeheartedly recommend the house, which completely lived up to our expectations. The views over Lough Eske are superb, the house is spacious - particularly the kitchen/dining area/conservatory to the left of the hosue in the main picture, where we entertained over 20 people on the last day of our stay.

Patsy and Mairead visited us twice to see that all was OK. Shopping for groceries best done at Lidl on the Donegal Ring Road or Supervalu in Donegal Town.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Brachan Brae Cottage. The cottage is ideally located for weddings at both Harveys Point Country Hotel and Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel. Our aim is to ensure that you enjoy you stay in Lough Eske and that you will return again.
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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

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..


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 2
2 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 3
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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 selfcateringdonegal@gmail.com
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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