Friars Rest is a beautiful 5 bedroom holiday home situated on an elevated site above Lough Eske in South Donegal. Sheltered by mature woodlands the holiday home enjoys superb panoramic views over the lake towards the majestic Bluestack Mountains.
Wonderful views of Lough Eske can be enjoyed from the kitchen. dining room. living room and two of the first floor double bedrooms. Four of the 5 bedroom are ensuite and there is also a separate bathroom
The holiday home is less than 1.2 miles from Harveys Point Hotel and less than 1 mile from the 5 star Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel which means it is an ideal accommodation base for people attending wedding receptions in these renowned establishments. Both hotels have good reputations for bar food, entertainment and fine dining. The hotels have music at weekends.
Translated from Irish Lough Eske means "Lake of the Fish". Unsurprisingly then, the lake and its tributaries are popular for fishing, especially for spring salmon, sea trout and alpine char, with the season running from 1 March to 31 September. Indeed Lough Eske is only one of four fishing lakes in Ireland which boasts Alpine Char.
The holiday home is situated near the Ardnamona Wood Nature Reserve. This reserve is at the heart of a large area of interesting wooded habitat around Lough Eske. It is perhaps the finest native oak wood in County Donegal and has one of the country's best Rhododendron collections
Lough Eske is surrounded to the north, east and west by the Bluestack Mountains, which occupy most of central and eastern Donegal. The Bluestack Way passes the road in front of the holiday home. This is a Waymarked Way designed to traverse the Bluestacks using existing roadways, paths and tracks to lead the walkers through the mountains in a safe and sustainable manner.
Lough Eske lies 6km to the northeast of Donegal Town, to which it is connected by the River Eske. Donegal Town is of great historical interest and has numerous tourist attractions. Donegal Castle stands beside The Diamond, overlooking the River Eske. Guided historical tours of Donegal Town take place on a daily basis during the summer and the Waterbus takes you around Donegal Bay. The ruins of Donegal Abbey, situated on the bay, are open to the public. Donegal Town also has several first class hotels and restaurants. There is entertainment each night in the local pubs with music to suit all tastes.
The bright and spacious kitchen in the holiday home comes equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge ( a chest freezer is located in the adjacent dining room). The kitchen has a breakfast table and 4 chairs. The adjacent dining room has a table and 6 chairs. Both the kitchen and dining rooms enjoy wonderful views of Lough Eske.
The living room, like all rooms to the front of the house, enjoys wonderful views over Lough Eske towards the majestic Bluestack Mountains. It features an open fireplace, luxury furniture suite, tv, video and dvd player
The holiday home has 5 spacious and tastefully decorated bedrooms - 4 of which are ensuite
Rest of the Year
Weekends (3 nights)
Weekends (2 nights)
Easter 4 nights
Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period.
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