Belle Isle Castle - Hamilton Wing

Enniskillen - County Fermanagh

"Opulence, style and space for up to sixteen to spend time together are all on offer at this vast estate within the stunning surrounds of Belle Isle."

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 8
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  Highlights...

  • Set in the grounds of a 470 acre estate over eight islands.
  • A charming garden, terrace, outdoor furniture and BBQ.
  • Lovely kitchen with an Aga.
  • Real fire in the living room.
  • Eight bedrooms, seven with en suite bathrooms.

  You should know...

  • Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

The Details...

Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, Belle Isle is a 470-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. Inhabited since the 12th century and bought in 1991 by the Duke of Abercorn, it is now a vibrant working farm offering a wide range of attractive self-catering accommodation. The modernisation of the Castle, dating from 1680, was completed in 1993. Thereafter, the Coach House, followed by the farm courtyard, were skilfully converted to provide comfortable, linked holiday cottages. The house has been furnished to a high standard and imaginatively decorated with warm colours.

An imposing double-vaulted entrance hall leads to an elegant drawing room with a magnificent open fireplace. Fine English and Irish antiques, rattan furniture from the spice island of Cebu and striking Russian paintings from St. Petersburg, all help to create the room's comfortable and welcoming ambience. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the sunken garden and beyond. The Grand Hall, a vast banqueting room complete with its own minstrels gallery, seats 65 guests. Antique furniture and paintings by Victorian masters are all offset beautifully by the dramatic colour scheme created by international interior designer, the late David Hicks.

At this stunning castle, you’ll find space for sixteen guests arranged as eight bedrooms, seven en suite bathrooms and one family bathroom. Features include a lovely Aga in the kitchen, as well as a gas stove microwave and two dishwashers. For evenings spent together with family or friends, an open fire in the living room surely makes the perfect backdrop, and on the technology front, there’s a satellite TV, DVD and CD player.
Outdoor furniture and a barbeque are at hand for cooking al fresco on warm days, and a charming sunken garden and terrace offers you the ideal location to relax together.

You’re within easy reach of a local ale, with a pub only a mile walk from the property. The town of Enniskillen is also close by and offers a great choice of restaurants and shops. Fermanagh offers some wonderful walking opportunities, and the property is a good base for exploring Sligo, Donegal and the north coast. Boats can be hired, both coarse and game fishing can be organised, shooting game and clay, a walking trail that will take you the whole way around the island taking in fragrant forests, beautiful gardens and magnificent lake views and even horseback riding with The Forest stables in Fivemiletown.

Features...

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Child Friendly
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Family Friendly
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
  • Great for Families
  • Heating
  • Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Microwave
  • No smoking
  • Off road free parking
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Pet friendly
  • Rural location
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Shower
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine

Nearby...

  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop

  Nearest Airport

Belfast International (1hr and 28 mins)

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