Take a break in the Lakelands

June 11, 2013

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The Fermanagh Lakelands are the perfect place to escape for a summer break in 2013 – whether your looking for a bit of pampering, fancy getting your feet wet or are in need of some romance – you’ll find some unique places to stay across the county. We’ve put together a quick guide to some of the best places to get away from it all.


Luxury Hotels

Where better to relax and unwind than by the Lakeside in Fermanagh which boasts some top-class accommodation including the stunning 5* Lough Erne Resort – a perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Enjoy a relaxing treatment in the Thai Spa, spend some time on the Faldo Golf Course or simply take in the breath-taking surroundings of the Lough Erne Resort. And that’s not all Fermanagh has an excellent range of top class hotels including the luxurious 4* Killyhevlin Hotel and Manor House Country Hotel both located on the shores of Lough Erne.

Rose Cottage

Enjoy an idyllic break in the pretty Rose Cottage in the stunning grounds of Florence Court Estate just outside of Enniskillen. The picturesque cottage is located in the walled garden of the estate giving wonderful views and is furnished to a high standard. For guests staying at Rose Cottage at Florence Court we offer a complimentary half day boat hire at Crom Estate.

Glamping at Drumhoney

Why not try something totally different this summer and stay in one of the Glamping huts at Drumhoney. The park nestles in the heart of County Fermanagh’s main tourist area, in a quiet countryside setting with commanding panoramic views of the surrounding hills and mountains. The park acts as an ideal location to explore the Fermanagh Lakeland’s and its beautiful surroundings.

Corralea Activity Centre

No trip to Fermanagh should be complete without getting out on the water – so why not take an active break this summer at Corralea Activity Centre. The centre is located right on the banks of the Lough Erne offering self-catering accommodation and a huge range of outdoor activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Activities include canoeing, water trampoline, windsurfing, mountain biking, climbing, archery & orienteering.

Willowbank House

Enjoy a four star B&B experience at Willowbank House Bed & Brekfast located just outside Enniskillen town and overlooking the shores of Lough Erne, the slopes of Cuilcagh and Belmore Mountains. Willowbank B&B is a rural gem that feels miles away from the urban hustle and bustle. Guests to Willowbank House can expect a warm welcome from owner Joan and one of the best cooked breakfasts in the County – serving only fresh local produce.

Kilmore Quay Resort

For those of you with an interest in fishing – then a break in the Kilmore Quay resort is a must! Located only minutes away from Lisnaskea town, along the banks of Lough Erne, the Kilmore Quay Resort is a fisherman’s paradise. The resort is not only home to the award winning Watermill Restaurant, it also consists B&B accommodation and self-catering cottages with state of the art facilities. The resort offers a range of accommodation packages offering great value including a fishing package. The package consists of the mouth watering “picnic a la carte” prepared by our expert team of chefs to take on-board as you venture out for your day. Early morning breakfasts are included. Incredible fishing stories in the bar served with a pint of the “black stuff” before another stunning treat in our restaurant.

Triumphal Arch Gatelodge

How about a romantic break in the beautifully restored property of Triumphal Arch Gatelodge in Colebrook. The lodge is one of the gateways to Colebrook Park, one of Northern Ireland’s most important and historically stately homes. Guests to the Gatelodge can enjoy a host of outdoor activities organised by arrangement through the Colebrook Estate such as fishing, walkng trails and bird watching on the Estate.

Customs House Inn

Overlooking the magnificent Lough Mac Nean, Customs House Inn offers luxury accommodation, superb bar and top class restaurant. Located in the heart of Belcoo, the Inn is the perfect base for those interested in fishing, golfing, cycling, walking and much more. Visitors can enjoy a wonderful relaxing break in the luxurious surroundings of the Laura Ashley designed bedrooms and enjoy some fine local cuisine in the restaurant. The perfect lakeside escape!


Cruising on the Lough Erne

Visitor’s to the Fermanagh Lakelands can hire out a luxury cruiser to take out on the lake. Not only are the cruisers easy to manage they are also very comfortable to stay in. This is great option for group holidays or a romantic break together. There’s so much to explore on Lough Erne – and the only way to get the full experience is by boat! Visitor’s can make their own route and stop off at the many mooring points and towns to grab a bite to eat or enjoy some local entertainment for the night.


Trannish Island Bothy

One of the best ways to experience the full beauty of the Lough Erne is by canoe. Why not go on a camping adventure this summer and discover the Lough Erne Canoe Trail. The 50km trail spans both lower and upper Lough Erne with many camping access points along the way including Trannish Island Bothy, a renovated island dwelling and campsite that provides a fantastic overnight camping experience with some shelter from the elements. It is a bunkhouse which provides basic shelter, accommodation, shower, toilet and camping facilities. It is very popular with canoeists, boat users, youth groups and families.

That’s just a small selection of the great range of accommodation on offer in Fermanagh. You can find lots more great value Fermanagh breaks starting from £49 per room here: discovernorthernireland.com/offers/


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