DescriptionAshwood House is located on an elevated site overlooking Lough Eske and is within easy driving distance of two top class hotels, Harveys Point and Solis Lough Eske. With 5 ensuite bedrooms, cathedral vaulted entrance hallway and fabulous views over the surrounding countryside this is truly a luxury holiday home. All the amenities of Donegal Town are within easy reach as is Murvagh Golf Club and the scenic drives of south Donegal and north Sligo.
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 in close proximity to 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 close to 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.
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.
Donegal Golf Club
Donegal Golf Club on the Murvagh peninsula in Donegal Bay, hence it is generally known as Murvagh, just six miles from Donegal Town, one mile off the N15 on the south side. The links is isolated from the outside world by a forest of evergreens washed on one side by the great Atlantic Ocean and with a panoramic view of the Bluestack Mountains.