Belle Isle is part of a 470 acre estate which is spread over 8 islands on the northern part of Lough Erne. Having been inhabited since the 12th Century it is full of history and intrigue. The house itself was built in the 17th Century and has strong stone walls, solid wood doors and sculptural window surrounds. This luxury Irish country house has been carefully restored retaining all its wonderful features but at the same time making it up to date with all the modern comforts that our guests expect.
Although readily accessible by car, Belle Isle is secluded and offers peace and tranquillity amongst its extensive walks and boating trips on the lough. Belle Isle is a fabulous place to stay, whatever time of year you choose to visit as there is so much to do and see on the estate.
There are 5 beautiful reception rooms in the castle and some have fabulous views over Lough Erne. The banqueting hall is perfect for entertaining on a grand scale with its minstrel’s gallery providing natural acoustics for the room.
There is a state-of-the-art cookery school on the estate which started in 2004. Offering wonderful courses in international cuisine with highly skilled and trained chefs, this award winning cookery school has great facilities. A bespoke cookery course is something that could be combined with a stay in this luxury Irish country house.
2 hours drive from Belfast and 1 hour from Sligo. Belle Isle is well positioned for exploring Fermanagh, Donegal and Sligo.
Sleeps 26 in 13 double and twin bedrooms. Additional accommodation in 8 self-catering cottages in the courtyard.
Belle Isle has fabulous views across Lough Erne, it is a solid 17th century castle and offers great space for entertaining both inside and outside. There is pike fishing on the lough and salmon fishing on the nearby River Mourne as well as boat trips available on Trasna, the estate yacht. Woodcock and snipe shooting can be done on the estate or the neighbouring estate and for those who wish to do some sightseeing, there is the Marble Arch caves, Crom Castle and Castle Coole all nearby and well worth a visit.