Anita & David are the owners of the best self catering cottage in Fermanagh (if we do say so ourselves) Shamrock Cottage holiday home. We look forward to welcoming you! We absolutely love our wee bit of paradise here in Co. Fermanagh and we know you will too. Treat yourself!

If you have questions or would like to enquire about some dates for booking, then please contact:

Anita – 078 7156 1616

Anita – 028 8953 1686

Anita – stunningshamrockcottage @gmail.com

Twitter: @ShamrockCottage

Shamrock Cottage is located just 50m from the Lough Erne shore within 7 acres of Portagaria Wood in Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is 9 miles to Kesh in the east and Belleek to the west and looks out on Boa Island. This fully equipped, luxurious NITB 5 star self catering cottage is bright, airy and private.

Shamrock Cottage sleeps up to 6 people. It has three bedrooms upstairs: double with ensuite, twin and twin. Both of these twin rooms can be made into a super king size bed! There are 3 bathrooms. One bathroom is downstairs and includes a walk in shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you need. The lounge has a wood burning stove for heat and pure comfort! The views are outstanding and you can walk from the lounge and the kitchen to outside. Enjoy meals alfresco on the patio whilst savouring stunning views over the lake and lush green landscape.

Located in gated grounds, your family can safely stroll or cycle around, fish for trout and pike in Lough Erne off the jetties, launch your kayak or have a bbq by the shore! Sorry we cannot accept dogs as the cottage borders on a field with sheep and lambs or cattle and we cannot take the risk of a dog straying.

Anita and Dave, with their four sons run this self catering cottage business as a family business and Anita will meet you when you check in! Guests are made to feel welcome as soon as they arrive.

Anita looks also runs a photography business – teaching photography, photographing people, selling prints, creating photo books, selling her children’s and inspirational book series. Check out www.anitajkirkpatrick.com and www.anitajkirkpatrick.co.uk for more information. She also supports her brother on his farm where all the photography for the books based on River View Farm is carried out. David works as a fisheries consultant and helps out on the farm too.

Shamrock cottage, was previously part of four cottages known as Irish Cottages, and was purchased by us in early 2016. Since then we have gained new guests in addition to retaining many guests from the former owners, many who want to return year on year!

Shamrock Cottage is perfectly located to explore Co. Fermanagh and Co. Donegal. Enniskillen, Donegal town, Bundoran and Omagh are all within 30 to 40 minutes drive. Outstanding west coast beaches include Rossnowlagh but we think the best beach in Donegal is Murvagh beach; each 30 minutes drive. However, despite so much to see, do and visit within a short distance our guests often comment that they didn’t want to go anywhere but sit and relax at Shamrock Cottage and enjoy the views, listen to the sound of the water, sheep and cattle, wild birds and just unwind!

In the words of one guest ‘for me this is paradise; I can’t wait to return!’ Come, discover paradise!

Things to do!

Some of the best things to do on holiday at Shamrock Cottage!

  • fishing off the jetties
  • bring your kayak and launch it from the jetty
  • have a picnic by the waters edge
  • walk around the grounds
  • play hide and seek!
  • have a bbq by the water
  • watch the grebes, mallards and swans swim along
  • try to spot the local otter
  • photograph the night sky
  • enjoy the tranquility of the area.

Shamrock Cottage is part of a clachan, a small traditional settlement of Irish cottages, built around 2008. There are four cottages within the gated area of Portagaria Wood. Each cottage is very private. The other three are privately owned.


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