About this listing
We are an NITB Registered B&B and welcome individuals or groups to enjoy great Irish Hospitality in a beautiful location. Fish, Sail, Windsurf,Water ski, canoe to one of the islands or just curl up and read a book in our wonderful conservatory.
People who stay with us are usually on holiday so our home is relaxed and unhurried. There are so many things to do, great walks, fishing, water sports, historical sites,and monastic islands. We are 4 miles from Pettigoe and have guests stay with us on their way to join the pilgrimage at Lough Derg Retreat. Or maybe you are attending a wedding on Lusty Beg Island, we are just 2 miles away and an ideal place to stay.
We have our own private slipway and jetty for guests to use if they bring their own boat or jet ski. At the shore there is a changing area, bar b que area and a small beach. We also have an area where a camp fire can be lit.
We offer water skiing and wake board lessons to beginners and improvers. Canoes are available as are boat and jet ski trips. You can fish from the many fishing stands around the lake, or go with a guy (a gillie) that knows where to catch the best fish.
Interaction with Guests
We love meeting people and are happy to share information and suggestions on great places to visit or eat in the area.
Lough Erne is the longest inland waterway in Europe and runs from Belleek right down to Limerick. We are right on the border of NI and ROI. 22 miles from Donegal town 18 miles from Enniskillen. In just 1/2 hour you can be at the ocean, miles of golden sands, and one of the best surfing beaches around.
We are right out in the sticks. Our nearest village is three miles away and public transport is very limited. You really need a car and we have good safe off road parking facilities,
Other Things to Note
Our bright sunny conservatory is for the exclusive use of our guests at any time of the day. Breakfast is served here usually between 8 and 10am. Then between 5pm and 7pm we provide coffee/tea and home baked cake for guests to serve themselves. This is a great opportunity to meet other guests and exchange travelers tales.
We have a strict no smoking rule in the house.
Check in time from 4pm and check out time 12noon. This gives me time clean rooms and run to the shops. We are relaxed and check in/out times are not written in tablets of stone so just let us know if you wish to arrive earlier.
We had the most wonderful time! Sam and Anne were amazing hosts, were extremely welcoming and made us feel at home right away! The breakfast was fantastic, a delicious Ulster fry along with cereals, fruit, juices and coffee and tea etc.. more than expected! The house is in a superb location and offers stunning views across Loch Erne and Sam in fact teaches just about every water sport going! The house boast it's own Jetty and so we both learnt to water ski - it was such good fun and Sam is a fantastic instructor! Sam and Anne also made some great recommendations of things to do locally, the room was excellent and was very tidy and clean. We would definitely recommend staying there to anyone; our only regret was not having more time there! Well worth a visit!!
What a beautiful place to stay! Our main regret is that we didn't stay more than one night. It really is a lovely place on the Lough, with a nice wee porch on the back of our room. Anne and Sam were kind and helpful and we felt very welcome. The room was also comfy, well kitted out and immaculate. I imagine we'll be back!
Anne and Sam were very welcoming and helpful. They recommended some great activities and restaurants and their B&B is lovely - the view is great and the breakfast was delicious!
From the moment we arrive, we felt so welcom. Sam welcomed us and showed us to our gorgeous room overlooking the lough. Had a lovely stroll around the grounds and the house is amazing. Great sleep and the breakfast was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for Anne or Sam, and it was lovely to be welcomed into their home. I'm sad we didn't get to stay long as I'd love to have been able to get out on th Lough. 100% recommend anyone stay here!
Anne and Sam made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home. It is in a beautiful part of the world. The room was very clean and spacious. Anne gave us a great recommendation for dinner and was very helpful with tourist advice for the following day. Thanks so much.
Ann and Sam were warm and wonderful hosts, and their B&B was quiet, charming and restful. Room was small but tidy, clean, well-kept and the bed was quite comfortable. They listened well to my interests, and suggested perfect activities for sights to see and a great spot for dinner. Highly recommended, and I'd love to come back someday.
About the Host, Anne And Sam
Anne, After running an International Business and traveling the world I am happy to have "retired" to Fermanagh, back to my roots and indulge those homemaking skills of baking, jam making and sewing.
My husband Sam's indulgence is having his boat at his own back door while "retirement" means 10 years as voluntary Life Boat Operations Manager with the RNLI Enniskillen, one of the busiest stations in Ireland.
We have five children and soon to be eight grandchildren who all love the outdoor life, camping out on islands, making breakfast over an open fire, messing about in boats.
When you live by the water, every day looks different. Each morning when we get up and look out of the window we feel truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place.
My favorite motto is "Find something you enjoy doing and get someone to pay you to do it" while Sam practical as ever has a favorite saying "the water of life is free, but you have to pay for the buckets"