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.
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
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.
When to visit
Make sure to watch the cookery demonstrations every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm.
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.
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.