Lough Eske Castle offers deluxe 5-star accommodations in a lovingly restored 17th historic century castle, located on the shores of Lough Eske in County Donegal. It sits on a secluded private estate, boasting an enviable location in this scenic and unspoilt part of the country, with the Bluestack Mountains making a lovely backdrop. It is also well placed for exploring the surrounding areas, and the many attractions of Donegal.
This magnificent and historic castle has an old world charm and exudes character, it has a discreet but unpretentious elegance. It delivers superior hospitality and modern comforts and conveniences, all within a picturesque location, making it one of Ireland’s top destinations. Guests can luxuriate in a genuine Irish experience and an unforgettable retreat.
Guest rooms have a natural beauty and charm that is enhanced by the tasteful decor, with its lovely muted colours, rich furnishings and dark wood furniture that are wonderfully complimented by modern amenities and works of art, the old and new blend seamlessly together. These spacious and comfortable rooms are well designed with some little extra touches and luxuries to ensure a delightful stay. They further benefit from breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Cedars Grill Restaurant offers informal dining and is elegant and stylish in design, with its sparkling lights and dominant seating. The atmosphere is relaxed and diners can savour the extensive menu with Irish and international influences. Fish is a speciality, being caught daily in the the surrounding ports. There is also an expansive wine list to fully compliment the dishes on offer. It offers diners a gastronomic delight. There are lovely views of the manicured lawns and woodlands that enclose the castle.
The Gallery Bar is a popular spot to meet for a social drink and a chat. It has a warm and welcoming ambience, with a warm decor. Diners can enjoy the relaxed ambience as they dine from the Bistro menu, the menu celebrates Irish cuisine, good drink and cheer.
Oak Bar is a cosy retreat with its warm decor, rich leather furnishings and dark wood furniture, it has a very traditional feel about it. There is a billards table for guests use and traditional Irish music sessions feature at the weekends. Adjacent to here is the exposed, well stocked wine cellar, located here is an expansive and intersting collection of wines including, some of the finest “Old World” wines.
The delightful landscaped grounds and ancient woodlands offers some lovely walks.
Located on the castle grounds nestled at the waters edge is the Spa Solis. Occupying a beautiful building featuring natural elements, it provides a relaxing and peaceful retreat where, a host of beauty and wellness treatments are available. There is also a fitness centre containing a wide range of modern equipment as well as an indoor swimming pool. Guests will leave invigorated and rejuvenated.