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Lough Meela Lodge

(Ref. 1097470)

Dungloe, County Donegal Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "We thought the property was delightful."

    It had plenty of space for us two, with a beautiful view of Lough Meela. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The instructions about how to get there and also how to use everything were very clear and easy to follow. We would thoroughly recommend it.

    Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the lovely comments. Hopefully you will visit again in Donegal. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting."

    Very comfortable and well situated to explore Donegal.

    Many thanks for the lovely comments Caroline, glad you enjoyed your stay and Donegal. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, a lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Simple to find and great base for touring the local beaches and tourist attractions. House facilities were great and clean, and has everything you need. Great helpful communication with the owner.

    Thanks Lyndsey, for you feedback, we really appreciate it and glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsey4.7Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in County Donegal and Lough Leela Lodge was the ideal home base!"

    Thanks Glen for you nice comment. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Donegal. Hopefully you will be back. Enjoy the rest of the Summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thanks for a great stay - comfy house in a great location"

    Hi, thanks for the lovely comment, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, very clean and comfortable, the host was extremely helpful and friendly and only a phone call away."

    Cottage is 2 miles from Dungloe and very peaceful but close enough for the bars and restaurants of Dungloe

    Thanks Jennifer, delighted you had a lovely stay at Lough Meela Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful modern house."

    A great relaxing space to chill out.The house was very clean, warm, comfortable and everything we needed was there. We loved sitting at the fire, looking out over the lake. A very tranquil environment. I highly recommend a stay at Lough Meela Lodge.

    Thanks Helen for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was ice cold when we arrived although we were warned."

    It took a whole day to warm it up. Absolutely freezing. The property had not been cleaned properly since the last guests. The toilet had been used and was filthy, the fridge/freezer still had old food inside. Both the fridge and freezer had black mould growing inside and around it. Because the radiators must need bled as they make a lot of noise constantly when they’re on. To the point it keeps you awake. Wi-Fi is quite slow and doesn’t really work at all in the bathroom. The sheets are far too big for the duvet, everything all hanging loose which makes it a little uncomfortable to sleep. The floors, and the area rugs are filthy and marked. Washing machine doesn’t work correctly, the settings on the machine doesn’t kick in. Clothes were being washed for hours before we noticed and you have to manually click the washing machine to rinse and spin etc. luckily enough we didn’t have delicates being washed at the time or they could have been ruined. Also the kitchen is in a bad way, handles missing from the front of cupboards, some are duck taped , there’s panels that’s cracked and hanging loose. All in all this was a negative experience. Mostly because we already came from 1 cottage in the south of Ireland in dingle the “Finn house” and that set the standard we were expecting as everything was perfect, clean, well maintained and was actually cheaper then this stay. We felt compelled to clean as soon as we got there and you don’t do these breaks to spend hours cleaning just so you feel comfortable again. You expect a high level of cleanliness, a warm environment, and definitely a well maintained environment. We would not stay here again for sure.

    Hi guests, I have to say that we were deeply disappointed to hear that you were unhappy with your stay at our home. To start with your last comment ‘ you expect a high level of cleanliness, a warm environment, and definitely a well maintained environment.’ we couldn't agree more!. We have taken some time before responding to check with the professional cleaners, get their feedback and run through the checklist of your points. You were our first guests of the new season coinciding with the coldest period of sub zero weather conditions before your arrival. We had hoped that the neighbours dropping down stove fuel and the heat on in advance of your arrival would have helped, but we can see from your comments that it did not, so we are sorry that it was not more comfortable for you. The property had been professionally cleaned including kitchen and toilets so we are surprised at some of the comments, however it would appear that tradesmen employed to do last minute fixes in the house we assume must not have cleaned up properly after they left, for that we apologise. We have checked the washing machine and it seems to be working properly, but in the future we will ensure that there are very clear instructions to guests on the use of the washing machine. As for wifi, yes due to the location of the house the signal is weak in parts of the house which is unavoidable and this is now clear to guests arriving at Lough Meela Lodge. We have been welcoming guests at Lough Meela Lodge for the last number of years and we always aim to deliver a great experience, and we are gutted when we don't meet expectations. Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention and we will make every effort to ensure that the house is welcoming for our guests, doubling our efforts to continue to raise our standards. Lough Meela Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ryan1.9Jan 2023

  • "A beautiful property just what we were looking for, had everything we needed and more."

    was close to Dungloe for our shopping needs, will be back for sure if we take a little break in that area of Dungloe again.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor family room with double and single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Wi-Fi TV with Saorview, Selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Gravelled area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: The open-plan living area is split-level and there are 6 steps leading down from the sitting area into the kitchen/diner, please take care
  • Note: This property is located beside a main road and does not have a gate, please ensure that pets and children are supervised at all times
  • Note: A fishing permit is required to fish on Lough Meela, please contact the owner prior to arrival for more information Note: Due to location of the house the Wifi signal is weak and only available in parts of the house.

The property

Dungloe 2.2 miles.

This superb, stone-built detached cottage sits at the southern tip of Lough Meela, close to the town of Dungloe in County Donegal on Ireland's wonderful west coast.

Tastefully decorated throughout, this cottage offers contemporary holiday accommodation in a glorious, rural location, and is a good choice for families and friends wishing to explore and experience Donegal's sights and culture.

Stepping inside your new home from home, be greeted by a bright and airy open-plan living space, bathed in natural light welcomed in through the elegant Velux and floor-to-ceiling windows, sure to be the social hub of the home.

A lengthy journey calls for rest, so kick off your shoes and flick on the television to catch up on your favourite Sky shows as the designated chef utilises the fabulous range of amenities in the kitchen to rustle up a hearty meal.

Descend the stairs and gather together with your loved ones at the dining table to tuck-into a delicious meal before throwing open the French doors and soaking in the last of the evening sunshine amongst the peaceful greenery of the garden.

Settled on the ground floor of this wonderful abode is a handy utility room, equipped with both a washing machine and tumble dryer, perfect for freshening up your holiday attire throughout your stay.

The first of three bedrooms, with a double and a single bed, offering the perfect sleeping quarters for a small family, along with the stylish family bathroom can be found on the ground floor, whilst two double bedrooms are positioned on the first floor, with one benefiting from access to its own en-suite shower room.

Fantastic views of Lough Meela can be enjoyed from the rear of this Dungloe cottage, and the lake also offers excellent fishing opportunities.

Within a short stroll you can access a delightful railway walk that meanders through the countryside, offering wonderful sights along the route, plus the scenic 9-hole golf course on Cruit Island is only a mile away, ideal for a peaceful afternoon.

The town of Dungloe is home to a range of convenient shops, as well as some friendly pubs, where traditional Irish music can often be experienced.

Venture a little further afield and enjoy boat trips to Arranmore and Rutland Island, as well as the stunning Cloughglass Beach, an unforgettable place to spend a quiet day with loved ones.

The entire region is enriched with unspoilt landscapes, lakes and towering mountains, making the perfect place to get active and enjoy outdoor adventure.

Lough Meela Lodge makes a wonderful choice for a holiday in one of Donegal's most unspoilt and rustic regions.

About the location


Arranmore Island 7.5 miles; Letterkenny 32 miles.

Up until 1762, entry into the town of Dungloe in Donegal was only possible via the stepping stones dotted over the river. Thankfully, now visitors from all over the world can take the much easier route over Donegal Bridge and enjoy this charming town in County Donegal with ease. Dungloe is known locally as 'The Capital of The Rosses', the name given to this region of the county. The town, which has become recognised as a centre for traditional Irish music, has a selection of shops, bars and eating places, as well as events taking place throughout the year, including the annual 'Mary from Dungloe' festival. A fisherman's paradise, the area has over 130 lakes and rivers and is renowned for its fishing and great sea angling, with several charter boats available in nearby Burtonport, from where diving can also be enjoyed. There are also daily boat trips from the harbour to Arranmore and Rutland Island. Wonderful wildlife can be found in the bogs and reed beds, while golfers will love the variety of golf courses found in the surrounding area. With hills and mountains to explore, the dramatic coastline to enjoy and so much to see and do, this is sure to make the perfect base for your Donegal holiday.

Note: Due to location of the house the Wifi signal is weak and only available in parts of the house.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas