Loch Lilly Cottage - Creeslough, Creeslough

5 Bedrooms :: Sleeps 10

Loch Lilly Cottage - Creeslough

Sea ViewsPets AllowedOpen FireCot & Highchair

Loch Lilly Cottage is a top class holiday home with a wonderful coastal setting in North Donegal.  It is situated close to Ards Forest Park on the outskirts of Creeslough village and enjoys superb views over Sheephaven Bay. The holiday home is an excellent base for a range of outdoor activities.  It’s also the perfect location for a relaxing getaway

Loch Lilly Cottage has 5 spacious bedrooms - 3 of which are ensuite. It can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably.  It has an open plan design on the ground floor with the living /sunroom area enjoying superb coastal views. A large minstrel gallery on the first floor provides a second living space – again with superb sea views

Ards Forest Park

From the front door it is just 1/2 km to Ards Fores Park. This wonderful park covers approximately 1200 acres and includes sand dunes, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face and, of course, mature coniferous and deciduous woodlands.There are a large number of trails in this park giving the walker the opportunity to explore its varied habitats. By “stitching together” a number of trails, it is possible to hike for 5/6 hours on forest tracks and trails, taking in the full circuit of the park. The opportunities are endless.

The neaby village of Cresslough  is located close to the shores of Sheephaven Bay and is surrounded by spectacular coastal and mountain scenery. Mountain climbing and hill walking are popular in this rugged landscape with Muckish, Errigal and the Derryveagh mountains all easily reachable. The Irish word Creeslough means "The Belt of Lakes" - a reference to the many small lakes that surround the village. Some of these lakes are excellent for fishing.

Ideal Tour Base for North West Donegal

Cresslough is centrally located among the main holiday resorts on the North Donegal coastline – Portnablagh, Dunfanaghy, Downings and Carrigart.  Windsurfing, water-skiing, scuba diving, canoeing and sailing are all available in this region. There are also a number of magnificent beaches located within a short driving distance of the holiday home including Ards, Marble Hill, Tramore and Killahoey. 

For the golf enthusiast there are three 18 hole courses in the vicinity -  one in Dunfanaghy and two at Rosapenna near Downings. In Creeslough itself there is a 9 hole par 3 golf course. Horse-riding, cycling, hill walking and painting are ever popular in this beautiful part of Ireland. A herd of native red deer roams the mountains and valleys in the nearby 10,000 hectare Glenveagh National Park, famed for its castle, lakes, formal gardens, exotic plants and rare birds - including the recently reintroduced golden eagle. In the more immediate locality of the holiday home you will find the famous Lackagh Bridge, historic Doe Castle and the Owencarron Viaduct

Local Activities / Attractions

  • Enjoy a leisurely walk along the beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches in the locality -  Ards Friary, Marble Hill, Tramore, Portnablagh, Killahoey,(blue flag)  Downings Bay.(blue flag) and take in the fresh air.
  • Take a trip to Ards Friary and walk along Lady Isabella Bay beach, then take the coastal footpath to view the breathtaking views around Sheephaven Bay and Downings. 
  • Keen golfers can enjoy golf at the superb championship links courses at Rosapenna -  the Old Tom Morris course and the newer Sandy Hills course. There is also a fine 18 hole links course at Dunfanaghy and a par three course in Creeslough.
  • Visit Magherabeg Leisure Centre Downings with 20m swimming pool, children’s pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym.
  • Go diving in the clear waters of Mulroy Bay and Sheephaven Bay 
  • Keen divers can visit Mevagh Irelands largest purpose-built dive centre, in Carrigart and experience wreck, dives, scuba diving courses/ sea dives power boat training, and children’s camp.
  • Enjoy a trip round the spectacular Atlantic Drive, Lough Salt Drive, or Horn Head drive with dramatic scenery and rugged coast line.                  
  • Visit the famous Glebe House and Gallery as well as Colmcille Heritage Centre on the shores of Gartan Lough near Churchill.
  • Visit the 16th Century Medieval Doe Castle. 
  • Take a leisurely walk or cycle round the quiet country roads, and take in all the spectacular views.
  • Browse round the local shops, art galleries and craft shops.
  • Visit Gartan Outdoor Education Centre 
  • The Lakeside Centre in Dunlewy has something for all the family including boat trips and activities for both adults and children.
  • For the more adventurous climb Muckish/Errigal Mountains Mount Errigal is a short steep walk with excellent views across many of the peninsulas and bays.
  • Visit the Dunfanaghy Workhouse Exhibition.
  • Enjoy all the water sports that are available, from Jaws Water Sports Dunfanaghy village  windsurfing kite surfing, suitable for all ages and abilities- for groups or individuals, sea kayaking, and body-board.   A speciality is their yoga sol and surf, a very popular sport in this area. Lessons and hire, kids club every morning.
  • Horse riding stables are in the villages of Dunfanaghy and Carrigart which offers exciting pony treks across miles of sandy beaches and sand dunes. (For all age groups and abilities)
  • For the keen Fisherman - there are an abundance of beautiful lakes and rivers in the Creeslough area where you can go fishing. Lough Na Tooey, the Owencarrow River, Glen Lough, Purt Lough, Sessiagh Lake and New Lake. Permits are required and are available locally.  These lakes also are also home to numerous species of birds.
  • Take a boat trip to Tory Island or Arranmore Island.
  • Visit Ards Forest Park, excellent for beautiful forest and coastal walks.  There is also a children’s play park, beach café and bird sanctuary, a fabulous beach and is a great place for children to enjoy.
  • Take a day trip and visit Glenveagh National Park, which lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains.  It is home to many plants and animals.  Browse round the Castle, visitor centre, tea rooms and beautiful gardens.  It is also famous for its fine herd of red deer, and the golden eagle.  An excellent day out for all the family, well worth a visit.
  • Dine at the fabulous restaurants, The Cove at Portnablagh, The Glen Bar and Restaurant and also the award winning Mill Restaurant overlooking the New Lake in Dunfanaghy. There are so many other wonderful restaurants, coffee shops and Irish pubs where you can enjoy true Irish hospitality.

All information of Local Activities/Attractions is in the Holiday Home.

Facilities & Living Space


  • 5 bedrooms to sleep 10 people (3 ensuite)
  • large bathroom on the ground floor with separate shower
  • open plan ground floor
  • living area enjoys superb views of Sheephaven bay
  • living area is comfortably furnished and has wood flooring
  • open fireplace, tv and dvd player
  • kitchen and dining area has tiled floor
  • fully equipped modern kitchen
  • electric oven, microwave
  • dishwasher, fridge freezer
  • washing machine, tumble dryer - separate utility room
  • furnished first floor gallery with superb sea views
  • maintained gardens to front and rear - sea views
  • outside clothes line
  • patio area with furniture - sorry no barbeque available
  • Ards Forest Park - 3 min drive
  • Dunfanaghy Golf Club - 10 min drive

Living Space

Living Area  Living Area

This luxury holiday home has an open plan ground floor.  Large windows provide the living area with panoramic views over Sheephave Bay. A fireplace with colourful surround provides a warm focal point. The area is comfortably furnished and has a large flatscreen tv with dvd player.


Kitchen and Dining Area  Kitchen and Dining Area

The holiday home has stylish fitted kitchen units and is fully equipped with modern appliances –  electric oven and hobs, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The dining area features a sturdy dining table and 6 chairs. An adjacent utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer.


Minstrel Gallery  Minstrel Gallery

Stairs lead from the open plan ground floor to the 3 ensuite bedrooms upstairs and a lovely minstrel gallery. The gallery is tastefully furnished and enjoys lovely sea views


Bedrooms  Bedrooms

The holiday home has 5 spacious bedrooms  - 4 doubles and a twin.
The three upstairs bedroom are ensuite and the two downstairs bedrooms are adjacent to a large bathroom with bath and separate shower. The beds are king sized




July / August (week)

€ 900

May / June / September (week)

€ 800

Rest of Year (week) low season

€ 750


€ 900


€ 900

New Year

€ 900

Weekend (2 nights)

€ 400

Weekend ( 3 nights)

€ 450

Bank Holiday weekend

€ 500

Booking Details

100 euro (non-refundable) deposit is required to secure booking. Balance is preferable 6 weeks prior to letting period.   Check in 4.00 pm   check out 11.00 am. Weekends are not available during July and August

What's Included

  • bed linen
  • electricity
  • central heating
  • cot, highchair available on request

What's Not Included

Towels available on request

Rubbish collection 11 euro

Availability Key

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Availability for Loch Lilly Cottage

July 2020
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October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
January 2021
February 2021
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021
June 2021

Contact the owner

Contact: Fiona
Verified OwnerVerified Owner

property listed here since 2014
Telephone:0044 28 90825659
 0044 7736 548251
Sat Nav:Latitude: 55.1288
 Longitude: -7.8947

What they say

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