Hotels near Devenish Island Fermanagh

Located on the edge of Lough Erne near Enniskillen, the Belle Isle Estate & Castle serves as the ideal haven for you to relax and unwind after you return from a day of exploring at Devenish Island. Being just 22 minutes away by car from the shores of Devenish Island, the Belle Isle is the best place for you to balance the adventure of outdoor activities while staying in one of our private and cosy courtyard apartments or cottages.

Devenish Island, meaning ‘ox island’ is located in Lower Lough Erne a few moments outside of Enniskillen Town. The island is just over a mile long, and less than a mile in width. The island is currently owned by the Kilvarock Christian Trust. When travelling from the Belle Isle Estate you can find the island by travelling north through Enniskillen to Trory Point. This is the most common place to get a ferry across to the island.

Devenish Island has an old monastic site which features a 30 metre Romanesque decorated round tower dating back to twelfth century as well as the walls of the Oratory of Saint Molaise who established the monastery in the 6th century after travelling to Devenish Island from Croagh Patrick on a pilgrimage.

There are three churches on the island; Mo-Laisse’s House, Teampull Mór and St Mary’s Augustinian Priory. These date back to the 12-13th century, 13th century and 15th century respectively. Each church is uniquely and intricately designed with each varying in size. There are also several hundred loose architectural fragments on the site and among them are over 40 stones from an otherwise lost, richly-decorated Romanesque church.

The monastic remains including churches, round tower etc. are State Care Historic Monuments in the townland of Devenish, in Fermanagh District Council area. Additionally, the monastic site and the rath are scheduled historic monuments.

After a long day in nature, it’s nice to come back to a delicious meal and life’s modern comforts. Make your return to the Belle Isle Estate and retreat into total relaxation in one of our stunning self catering apartments or cottages. These are ideal options for those looking for spacious and private accommodation for small groups. Our bistro is open to the public Monday to Sunday for

Thank you so much for all your hard work and making our Wedding so special for us. We could not fault your efforts and planning for serving such a warm Reception to us and our guests and a beautiful meal! We are still looking back wishing we could relive the day over and again! We have such a wonderful memory to start our story as a married couple and we can’t wait to plan more trips to visit Belle Isle in the future. We are very excited to come down this Christmas and wander around the Lough and stay warm around the fire in the Courtyard!

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Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, Belle Isle is a 400-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. Inhabited since the 12th century, the estate today offers a wide range of attractive accommodations to suit the needs of your business or group outing.

Belle Isle Estate is delighted to be a winner of TripAdvisor's 'Certificate of Excellence' since 2014 - to view our recent reviews please follow the link below.

Our special offers are ever-changing allowing you to find something to suit your needs and to allow you to plan a unique experience for your corporate event at the beautiful Belle Isle Castle in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Book your stay in our Courtyard & Cottages today.

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Stay in the wonderful Belle Isle Castle

Belle Isle Castle can be booked for groups of up to 27 guests sharing.  Thirteen individually styled rooms offer guests a very unique stay.

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Stay in a Courtyard Apartment

8 beautifully restored Courtyard Apartments sleeping between 2 and 8 guests.

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Stay in a Coach House Cottage

Our 2 lovingly restored Coach House Cottages each sleep up to 4 guests.

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Stay in one of our Holiday Cottages

3 cottages right next to the shore of Lough Erne, perfect for sleeping up to 6 guests.

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Spring & Easter Offers 2024

Belle Isle Estate offers the perfect getaway location to stay this Springtime! (March, April & May), enjoy long woodland walks with your furry best friend (VIP – Very Important Pooch)

Weekend dates from £155 per night
Midweek dates from £140 per night

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