• Belle Isle Blog

  • Belle Isle Blog

  • Belle Isle Blog

  • Belle Isle Blog

September is Red Squirrel Spotting At Belle Isle

Every season brings it own twist on the landscape that surrounds Belle Isle.  For guests staying with us they often comment about the trees and the colour turning into rustic autumn tones.  We’ve worked hard over recent years to manage the woodland that surrounds the estate and have made significant efforts to preserve the habitats of our indigenous species such …

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Belle Isle Getting Quirky At Quirky Weddings

Our Belle Isle wedding guests tend to be seeking something a little bit quirky, a little bit different and a little bit unique.  thats why this year we are attending the Quirky Wedding Fayre to meet all you lovely wedding couples and to share our story of how unique a Belle Isle wedding can be.  Please bare in mind though …

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Peter Geoghegan at Belle Isle

Belle Isle Estate has had a long tradition as a literary sanctuary for writers, in fact did you know that the Annals of Ulster were written at Belle Isle Estate.  So when journalist and author  booked to stay in Walled Garden we were more than delighted to accommodate.  If you are looking for peace, tranquility and place to think, write …

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From the Wild Atlantic Way to The Giants Causeway

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Did you know that Belle Isle Estate is perfectly positioned between the Wild Atlantic Way and The Giants Causeway?  Its true! we are less than an hour from the wildness of the Atlantic ocean with its beautiful sandy beaches and dramatic coast line and a gentle 2 hour drive to the UNESCO world heritage site, The Giants Causeway.

Of course, that …

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Gatherings and Get Togethers Belle Isle Style

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We have recently had a group of friends come together at Belle Isle for a birthday celebration.  Having flown in from the USA and the UK it seemed this group were ready for some down time, which is why they picked Belle Isle.

For three days this close knit group hung out, walked, did a little clay pigeon shooting and sampled …

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Holiday Cottages for Family Holidays

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Holiday cottages are a great solution to the family holiday no matter how old your kids are.  We have had a busy summer with families of all ages and stages staying with us.  What seems to be more and more apparent is that parents just want to get their kids off their screens and into the great outdoors.

This year we’ve …

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Northern Ireland Goes Golf Crazy

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The 2019 Open Golf Championship has just tee’d off and it looks like golf enthusiasts are not going to be disappointed!  Its been a long time in the making but we are so proud of the organisations who have been involved in pulling off this wonderful international event.  The world will be looking on this special part of the world …

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Peace, Tranquility and a Place Just to Be

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We are half way though the year and have welcomed so many guests already to Belle Isle.  Many arrive at the estate not really knowing what to expect and then there are others who have been coming back to us over the years again and again.   What is it we actually offer that we believe is a little bit …

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A Little Forest Bathing At Belle Isle

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Forest bathing or ‘shinrin-yoku’ was first developed in Japan in the 1980s, following scientific studies conducted by the government. The results showed that two hours of mindful exploration in a forest could reduce blood pressure, lower cortisol (stress hormone) levels and improve concentration and memory.  At Belle Isle, we have developed two wonderful trails that allow residence to mindfully explore the estate …

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Belle Isles Top 10 Places For a Summer Picnic

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Our guests love to explore the estate and walk the trails, however we know that there is a lot on offer in the surrounding area and we would encourage you to take some time out to discover one of Irelands most beautiful regions.

We have it all! From woodland walks to relaxing lakeside drives, boat hire or wonderful drives along the …

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