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Loughanure Lake View

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Donal and Mary were great hosts."

    They welcomed us and left tea, milk and cake which was a lovely thought. The house has a great location.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a really lovely stay here in October."

    The views are beautiful and the house is spotless throughout. All the bedrooms are well furnished with lots of storage and comfy beds (lots of beds!) and the en-suite bathrooms were great. Plenty of parking and the owners (who live next door) were so generous allowing the children to play on the play equipment and offering them use of the bikes or balls etc. Another great plus point is that we had control of our own central heating. So when we were home for the evening we could pop it on and it warmed up very quickly. Equally if staying in a bit longer in the morning we could boost it for an extra hour or two. All in all this is a beautiful, modern, clean house with all the facilities you need. We definitely hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "I used this cottage as a base for hiking and exploring north Donegal for a week."

    Perfect location, easy to find, and comfortable with everything exactly as advertised. The owners, Donal and Mary, are very friendly and were a great help on arrival; they were available throughout the week if needed, but weren't obtrusive in any way. In terms of exploring Donegal: Errigal and Muckish mountains and Glenveagh National Park are just 15 minutes away; Horn Head and Ards Forest Park are about 30 minutes away; and even Sliabh Liag in the south-west is just an hour (or so) away. There are also great beaches nearby. Perfect accommodation, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just returned from a week at Loch An Iuir lake view cottage ."

    The view of the lake from the house is beautiful and we were so lucky to avail of a week of great weather . The house is well placed for touring around the beautiful beaches of West Donegal and there are many fine restaurants within a 10 minute drive of the house . The house itself is very spacious and so well equipped with everything you’ll need to aid a relaxing stay . We travelled with our 2 dogs and they had ample outside space in which to burn off all the energy ! Our hosts , Donal and Mary both went out of their way to ensure that everything was ok for us . They were both very welcoming and friendly and gave us some useful hints in terms of restaurants within the local area . We are already looking forward to returning again . Many thanks , The O’Kane family .

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Felt like home from home. Well equiped. Very friendly owners. We looked out over a lake from 2 bedrooms ❤️. Peaceful and tranquil. Much needed rest from a busy year. Beautiful village and very scenic. Lots to see. Beautiful clean beaches not far. Shops we went to were 8 minutes away by car Thank you

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2023

  • "We've just spent August 19th through to August 26th at this property and found it faultless."

    Well placed to visit a multitude of must go to towns and attractions. We were an extended family ranging ages from infant to pensioners and we were all delighted with the time spent there. The hosts, Donald and Mary sadly were on holiday themselves for most of our visit, but on meeting them the day before leaving, we found them to be very welcoming and friendly. They had family members meet and greet us on arrival and we had no issues at all with the property, and Mary and Donal provided our young grandson with an Alladins cave of toys and stuff to entertain himself with. Without a doubt they've been the most helpful and obliging hosts we've encountered. Already planning to return next year.

    Hi Stephen & family thank you for your lovely review and feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our property in loughanure. We are looking forward to your next visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely hosts, very informative Really nice property Superb location"

    Hi Brian and family. Thank you for your review. We are delighted that your enjoyed your holiday. Please call again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "4 couples spent 5 days in Loughanure Lake View."

    We had a wonderful time in Donegal and the cottage had everything needed for a good time. It was very well equipped; it was very clean and comfortable; it is well situated for visits to the rest of Donegal and very close to the seaside. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a base to roam in Donegal. The owners stay next door and are very helpful, without being in any way, intrusive.

    Thank you Neil for your feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Please call again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay at this property, owner Donal was very accommodating in every way."

    House and grounds were excellent had everything we needed for our stay. Looking forward to going back for another stay in June

    Hi Moira, thank you for the lovely feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again in June. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect"

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage fully lived up to expectations, clean and comfortable."

    Donal and Mary were excellent, very friendly and accommodating. We had a fantastic time at the cottage and would fully recommend it. When we go back to the area again, the cottage will be our first choice.

    Thank you Brendan for your fantastic review. Delighted you enjoyed your holiday. Looking forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Loughnaure View and would highly recommend it."

    Great house, clean, comfortable, great location and great value! Donal and Mary are so welcoming and helpful. Great place to stay for exploring West Donegal with a lovely pub/restaurant and supermarket within walking distance.

    Thank you Mary & Joe for your lovely review. Looking forward to inviting you back to lovely loughanure ❤️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a brilliant time away , this house was a great house for 7 people very clean and tidy and plenty of room for us all to move about ."

    The children loved the climbing frames and swing in the garden and the use of the bikes etc in the garage , plenty of space for the dogs . Great beaches close by and a lovely restaurant /bar at the bottom of the street . Would highly recommend this holiday let .

    Thank you so much Margaret for your lovely review. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back to Loughanure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2022

  • "On arrival at the property we were greeted by Mary and Donal, who provided us with a welcome bottle of Prosecco."

    They were very friendly and provided us with information and advise on the local area. Our grandchildren thought they had arrived at an activity centre where they were given access to a variety of bikes even providing for the youngest under 2 years, this on top of the slides, swings and climbing frames in the safe and secure garden. We would definitely recommend Loughanure Lakeview for any age particularly families. The adults enjoyed the pier, kayaking, fishing and swimming. To complete our stay there was the local pub, which was just a stones throw away providing outstanding food. ,

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in Loughanure, Mary and Donal are really great hosts, made us very welcome, gave us great tips and pointers for the area."

    The house has all you need and great play area for the kids, lovely walks close by and the location is a brilliant base to easily reach the best beaches, the Glenveagh national park, Gola and Arranmor islands, would recommend and hope to come back again some day.

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Jul 2021

  • "The most relaxing, enjoyable stay!"

    ! The owners were amazing hosts. Nothing was too much for them and their family made us feel so welcome!! Beautiful house, fantastic amenities, comfortable beds, such a homely feel. I will be back!! This is the most relaxed I’ve been in years on holiday!! Thank you Mary and Donal

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owners Mary and Donal were very welcoming and Mary gave us many pointers for things to do."

    The property was clean spacious and had everything we needed. The location was great with many beaches nearby and plenty to do.

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fun filled action packed Family week in Donegal."

    The location was very central & accommodation of a high standard. Some highlights included climbing Mount Errigal, Kayaking off Cruit Island, visiting Arranmore Island, Dunlewy Centre & having fun at the many stunning beaches. Food was fabulous & Loads of memories made! Our boys have voted this as being the best Family holiday Yet. We will return next year!

    Reviewed by Pearse5.0Aug 2020

  • "Spent a very relaxing week Loughanure Lakeview."

    The house was very comfortable and our hosts very helpful. The area is centrally placed for exploring the beauty of Donegal with most attractions no more than 45 minutes away. Definitely made us think of a staycation again next year.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Loughanure Lakeview is set in the heart of the Rosses between the village of crolly and town of Dungloe with easy access to the some of most beautiful beaches on the wild Atlantic way."

    The views from the cottage across the lake are stunning. The local pub is located 100 yards from the house the welcome we received and the food was fantastic. The home was well equipped with everything we could have needed. It was spacious, extremely clean and very comfortable. The on-site park for children was fantastic and it was hard to encourage the children to leave the property. The WiFi was a great touch. Mary and Donal are lovely people, very warm and welcoming and couldn’t have done more to make us feel at home and comfortable. This cottage is great the location is fantastic we had the best week and will most definitely be back in the near future if not before the end of summer. I would highly recommend this cottage for families or groups looking to explore the wild Atlantic way.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x doubles with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio, barbecue and selection of games
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled between scenic lakes and mountains, Loughanure Lake View is a wonderful, detached cottage situated in the village of Loughanure, County Donegal.

The surrounding area is rich in Gaelic heritage and culture, whilst the cottage offers contemporary living spaces for a family gathering in the Irish countryside.

Park in the off-road parking with space for four cars and get settled in straight away; fully kitted-out for your self-catering needs, the kitchen/diner is a lovely, smart space to rustle up hot meals and get the family together around the dining table.

Retire to the spacious sitting room after a long day exploring your surroundings, where a woodburning stove warms the room for an evening of games or films.

Upstairs you will find four good-sized bedrooms sleeping up to eight guests, with two doubles boasting en-suite shower rooms, as well as a king-size, a twin and a family bathroom for relaxing bubble baths.

The bedrooms all have sloped ceilings, storage space to unpack your belongings and are quaintly decorated.

On warm evenings, dine alfresco on the private patio with outdoor seating and a barbecue, whilst during the day children have access to an enclosed playground on the property.

You can stock up the fridge/freezer and cupboards with a visit to Loughanure's local shop, or take a break from cooking and head to the pub for a delicious hot meal.

Canoe or kayak on Loughanure Lake to take in your stunning surroundings in an idyllic setting, whilst avid walkers and wildlife lovers should head to Glenveagh National Park; guided trails will take you through a spectacular deer forest, lakes and the fascinating Glenveagh Castle.

For a busier town, head to Donegal with plenty of supermarkets, shops, restaurants and pubs, or enjoy a spot of fishing on Dungloe lake pier.

Falcarragh is a short journey north for a wander around Cluain na dTor Nursery & Gardens, pack a picnic for a day on Falcarragh beach, and visit the historical ruins of Ray Church.

Known for its gothic-style St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny is a bustling town a little further north, home to the renowned Regional Cultural Centre for exhibitions, music and film, as well as Letterkenny Golf Club and a variety of restaurants.

With so much on offer all year round, Loughanure Lake View is a fantastic, rural escape to take in the impressive sights and culture of Ireland.

About the location


Dungloe 4.5 miles; Letterkenny 34 miles.

The quaint village of Loughanure sits on the expansive Lough that shares its name in The Rosses region of County Donegal. Renowned for excellent trout stocks, this location is a haven for fishermen and walkers who’ll love the stunning scenery. Loughanure has a shop and local pub and is only a short drive from the capital of The Rosses, Dungloe which features a wide range of amenities and plays, and is host to the famous Mary of Dungloe festival each year. The coastline is within easy driving distance and is stunning with beautiful beaches at Kincasslagh and Carrickfinn.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas