Donegal, Northern Ireland
At a Glance
Stunning location on the shores of Lough Eske, surrounded by the undulating Bluestack Mountains
Luxuriously appointed all- Suite hotel
Fantastic restaurant serving award-winning cuisine crafted from local, seasonal ingredients
World-class hotel experience with warm Irish hospitality
Just a stone’s throw from the wild Atlantic breakers of Donegal’s golden coastline
Best time to Visit
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It is very difficult to predict the weather in Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but Ireland does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
To start planning your holiday to Harvey's Point
Perched on the shores of tranquil Lough Eske amongst the rural beauty of Donegal, the luxurious Harvey’s Point is a secluded hideaway amongst some of Ireland’s most stunning natural scenery.
Amongst the undulating hills of Donegal, on the shores of the tranquil Lough Eske, lies Harvey’s Point, a modern, family-owned country hotel famed for its warm Irish hospitality, fine food and characteristically laid-back charm. This charming country estate feels a world away from the trappings of busy everyday life, offering the luxury of total seclusion, fresh country air and the famously warm and friendly Irish charm.
The hotel’s 81 suites are spread throughout the hotel, each bedecked in luxurious country-style furnishings, rich fabrics and hardwood furniture. Marble bathrooms complete with powerful showers and deep-soak tubs feature throughout, whilst the larger suites offer additional space and living areas. Every suite is designed to make the most of the stunning views of the surrounding Bluestack Mountains or the lake, with the Lakeshore Suites boasting a private balcony to make the most of the Lough Eske panoramas.
Food and drink are at the heart of the Harvey’s Point experience, with award-winning cuisine served throughout the day at the hotel’s main restaurant. From the hearty, home-cooked breakfasts to the sublime a la carte and tasting menus served in the evening, traditional, Irish fare prepared from local, seasonal ingredients is central to their philosophy. Down by the lakeshore, Harvey’s Bar & Terrace with its unique octagonal bar and stunning views of Lough Eske is the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco lunch or sublime afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and lighter bites are served throughout the day, with live entertainment most evenings accompanying the impressive gin, whiskey and cocktail lists.
On the fourth floor of the hotel, the small but perfectly formed spa offers an array of pampering beauty treatments, whilst the swimming pool and fitness facilities at the nearby Solis Lough Eske are available for use to guests of Harvey’s Point. Endless walking trails emanate from the hotel grounds in to the surrounding hills and forests, whilst world-class golf courses, beautiful beaches and the unique artisan tweed shops of Donegal are all within a short drive.
The suites at Harvey’s point have all been designed with luxury and comfort in mind. Decorated in a traditionally Irish style, with opulent fabrics and hardwood furniture, the suites are light, spacious and equipped with all the modern comforts you’d expect, from luxurious bathrooms to plasma televisions and beautiful views of the Donegal countryside. Ranging in size from the Lakeshore Suites with their private balconies overlooking the lake, to the expansive Premium and Penthouse Suites, each has been thoughtfully laid out to ensure a comfortable stay.
Families are welcome at Harvey’s Point, with rooms suitable for two adults and two or three children. Babysitting is available upon request.
With a superb restaurant serving award-winning cuisine and a stunning octagonal bar with views of the lake, eating and drinking is often a highlight of a stay at Harvey’s Point. A small but luxurious spa resides on the fourth floor with a full range of treatments on offer, however there is no swimming pool or gym. Guests of Harvey’s Point can use the facilities at the nearby Solis Lough Eske.
Relax in the Crozier lounge, Culloden's most recent addition and a charming place in which to sit by the fire with a rich coffee, fruity cocktail or a fine wine from the extensive list.
The spa at Culloden is a true sanctuary, offering a host of treatments and remedies using luxurious ESPA products. Enjoy an energising juice from Zest juice bar, put your feet up in one of two relaxation rooms, take a soak in the crystal waters of the pool or indulge in a massage in one of eight treatment rooms. Exercise classes are offered to guests at the health club, and the fully equipped fitness suite is available for use.
The rural location of Harvey’s Point makes it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Walking and hiking around Lough Eske or the surrounding hills is a popular pursuit, and world-class golf is just a short drive away. Fishing is available on the lake, and some of Ireland’s best beaches with their uncrowded surf breaks and miles of golden sand are less than an hour away by car.
Belfast & the Titanic
Completely transformed in recent years, Belfast is now an exciting city with beautifully restored Victorian architecture, a superb culinary scene and music-filled pubs. At the heart of it all, the Titanic Experience is a must-see exhibit.
Glenveagh National Park
Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh National Park encompasses a remote tract of wilderness in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains, ideal for walking and exploring.
The megaliths of Carrowmore near Sligo town are one of the greatest megalithic complexes of ancient Ireland. In this region you can visit the one of the great heartlands of megalithic culture in Western Europe.
The Cliffs at Slieve League
The Cliffs of Moher are more famous, but Slieve League is considerably higher. These spectacular sea cliffs, particularly scenic at sunset when waves crash dramatically far below, are among the highest in Europe, and plunge some 2,000 feet to the sea.
The Magnificent Antrim Coast
Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast is justifiably famous for the Giant’s Causeway, a wonderful coastline and some of the most beautiful and most varied scenery in Northern Ireland.
Visit a Traditional Donegal Hand Weaver
In Donegal, hand-weaving is a skill that has been passed down for centuries through the generations. This authentic experience allows you to meet and watch a traditional hand-weaver crafting world-famous Donegal tweed known for its warmth and durability.
Location & directions
Donegal, Northern Ireland
Surrounded by the peaks of the Bluestack Mountains, Harvey’s Point is located on the shores of Lough Eske, just a 10-minute drive to charming Donegal town. Some of Ireland’s most breath-taking beaches are within an hour’s drive, whilst Donegal Airport is 1 hour and 20 minutes away by road.
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