Days Out #9 from Shamrock Cottage

I have created 9 Days Out with itineraries for you to enjoy outdoor adventures local to our cottage, explore the estate of Crom Castle, Castle Balfour ruins and Carrybridge marina – Day 9 is illustrated here.

Day 9

  • Crom Castle
  • Castle Balfour
  • Carrybridge

Day 9

Crom Castle 

Crom Castle sits majestically over seeing Crom Estate.  It is the private residence of Lord Erne however the historical ruins of the old castle are definitely worth visiting.    

Castle Balfour

Built in about 1618 by Sir James Balfour, a Scottish planter, the castle was in continuous occupation until the early 19th century. 


Carrybridge is a great place to enjoy brunch,  unch or dinner overlooking upper Lough Erne and the boating enthusiasts that moor their boats at near by jetties.  

Eating Out

Carrybridge Hotel. The Moorings, Bellanaleck

Shamrock Cottage Lough Erne Luxury
Lough Erne Luxury 5 star self catering cottage

Shamrock Cottage is cleaned and sanitised between guests. I want to ensure that you feel safe walking in to stay at our cottage.

We have a flexible cancellation policy in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, to ensure you feel comfortable to book your stay and reassured should you need to cancel.

“We had a lovely long weekend at Anita’s place – the location is incredible right on beautiful Lough Erne. And Anita was a very generous host – we were travelling with our infant daughter and arrived to find a travel cot set up along with stair gates and a high chair already set up. Anita had also left a bunch of lovely surprises around the house as we were celebrating some significant birthdays. It is a very comfortable and properly set up house. The kitchen has all the essentials and was actually nice to cook in unlike so many places, and to top it off we arrived to find a bowl of freshly laid eggs from Anita’s chickens sitting in the fridge! We’ll be back to spend more time in this comfortable home in beautiful surrounds. Thanks Anita!” Oscar

Shamrock Cottage overlooks Lower Lough Erne and the cliffs of Magho in Co. Fermanagh situated midway between Belleek and Kesh. Experience solitude and tranquility sitting by the jetty and listening to the water lapping at your feet; you can soak in the atmosphere, fish or launch your canoe and explore the calming waters. You can walk around the gated 7 acres of young woodland and see the hares bounding across the grass, hear the buzzards calling and the swans taking flight across the lake.


Shamrock Cottage has NITB 5 star grading offering you the highest standard in self catering accommodation. You can have up to 6 guests staying, but unfortunately we cannot accept pets as we are beside farmland with sheep and cattle. Our minimum 2 night stay from September to June and minimum 4 night stay in July and August, includes a welcome pack plus firewood for the lounge fire or fire pit outside, and gives you time to relax as well as explore our area. Relax at Shamrock Cottage from £199 per night subject to availability.