Friars Rest - Donegal Town, Donegal Town

5 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 10

Friars Rest - Donegal Town

Pets AllowedOpen FireCot & HighchairLake Views

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.

Lough Eske and surroundings

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.

Donegal Town

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.

Facilities & Living Space


  • elevated site with panoramic views over Lough Eske
  • 5 bedrooms to sleep 10 people comfortably
  • 1 x double bedroom - ensuite - ground floor - built in wardrobes
  • 1 x double bedroom - ground floor - adjacent to bathroom
  • 1 x double bedroom - ensuite - first floor - superb lake views
  • 1 x double bedroom - ensuite - first floor - superb lake views
  • 1 x twin bedroom - ensuite - first floor - woodland views
  • bathroom on ground floor
  • main living room
  • open fireplace and oak floor
  • luxury furniture suite
  • tv, video, stereo, dvd player
  • wonderful views over Lough Eske
  • large fully fitted kitchen
  • electric hob and oven
  • microwave and dishwasher
  • fridge + chest freezer
  • breakfast table and 4 chairs
  • tiled floor
  • range
  • lake views
  • separate dining room
  • dining table and 6 chairs
  • superb views of Lough Eske
  • wood floor
  • washing machine in utility
  • outside clothes line, iron and ironing board
  • cot and highchair available
  • bed linen provided free of charge
  • oil fired central heating included
  • patio area with patio furniture
  • 1.5 km to shores of Lough Eske
  • 1.2 miles to Harveys Point Hotel
  • 1 mile to Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
  • 6km to historic Donegal Town
  • 15 km to Donegal Golf Club at Murvagh
  • quiet and peaceful location
  • guided walking tours by arrangement with owner
  • ideal touring base
  • ample parking
  • pets welcome

Living Space

Kitchen  Kitchen

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.

Living Room  Living Room

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

Bedrooms  Bedrooms

The holiday home has 5 spacious and tastefully decorated bedrooms - 4 of which are ensuite   

  • 1 x double bedroom - ensuite - ground floor - built in wardrobes
  • 1 x double bedroom - ground floor - adjacent to bathroom
  • 1 x double bedroom - ensuite - first floor - superb lake views
  • 1 x double bedroom - ensuite - first floor - superb lake views
  • 1 x twin bedroom - ensuite - first floor - woodland views





€ 800

Rest of the Year

€ 700

Weekends (3 nights)

€ 450

Weekends (2 nights)

€ 400

Easter 4 nights

€ 500

Booking Details

Booking deposit (non-refundable) of euro100 per week - with balance to be paid six weeks prior to the letting period.

  • check in 4pm, check out 11am
  • rental Sat – Sat except by special arrangement


What's Included

  • bed linen
  • electricity
  • central heating

What's Not Included

  • towels

Contact the owner

Contact: Bernard
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2009
Telephone:00353 86 2187609
Sat Nav:Latitude: 54.7057
 Longitude: -8.0684

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