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Derriens Farmhouse

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Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, County Fermanagh Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "An absolutely fantastic place to stay."

    John and Kathleen made us very welcome form the moment we arrived. The scenic views from the house are beautiful. Nestled in a valley at the eastern point of Lower Lough McNean, the house is a stones throw form the lake and is surrounded by the most wonderful hills and countryside on both sides. Only 15 minutes’ drive from Enniskillen and access to all the shops you will need. The house was extremely well equipped and our hosts even left us starter supplies to get us settled in, you don’t get that sort of touch in the more commercial lets. The house has four main bedrooms three bathrooms. There is a wet room on the ground floor which is a god send if you have anyone with a disability or more frail individuals joining you. We had two children with disabilities, one with autism and one visually impaired and the wet room suited their needs perfectly. A good size reception room, lovely large kitchen with all the appliances you need and a great sitting area at the rear of the house. The house is on a working farm but it doesn’t impact on your stay and the children with us loved seeing the young calves in the surrounding fields. We took two small boats with us to fish on the lake and John the host gave us access to the shore to launch them. For any fishing enthusiasts among your company the lake has a great stock of pike, bream, roach an perch. You may be lucky enough to land a nice brown trout. For walkers and hikers, you will be spoilt for choice, Cuilcagh mountain and the famous “Stairway to Heaven” is a must do. Cladagh Glen, Marble Arch Caves, Florence Court House, Castle Crom,and Pollnagollum Cave, which was used in filming for the popular television series, Game of Thrones are all nearby. Enniskillen has a host of attractions and you are an hour or so from the coast, Sligo, Donegal etc. If you get bored in this beautiful area, you are tired of life. We had a wonderful week thanks to John and Kathleen and the only regret was not booking it for longer. We were all so impressed that we will book it again for the same week next year. Can’t wait to go back

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2024

  • "We've been coming to Fermanagh fishing for about 45 years and this is the best House we have ever stayed in without doubt."

    The owners John and Kathleen could not of been more help full and nothing was too much trouble. The house it's self was spotlessly clean and so comfortable. Now for the negative side ! Well we could not find any, because everything was perfect and we have already booked it again for next year. If you have children they will love it seeing the cattle, in fact it was brilliant for us seeing two newly delivered calf's that were born while we where staying there. 100% RECOMMENDED

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2024

  • "We were warmly welcomed by Kathleen and John who turned out to be the most generous and helpful hosts you could ever wish to meet."

    They went out of their way to make us comfortable and provided a lovely welcome pack of food for our arrival. The accommodation is extremely well provided for - even for a large family we found everything we needed. The house is both clean and cosy, and felt instantly like a home from home. We found the surroundings very peaceful and the children loved the animals and the lake walks. Derriens Farmhouse is a wonderful place to explore Fermanagh. Set in a quiet and truly beautiful location it is perfect for families. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is by far the best accommodation we have stayed in."

    Extremely welcoming hosts. Amazing welcome pack of such lovely food. The views from within the house and grounds are stunning- beautiful mountains and lough, with access to the lough. So peaceful and relaxing. Lovely to see the cows on the farm. Despite the house being on the edge of a farm , the grounds are so clean all around and very quiet. We all loved it and our dog too. The house has everything you could need and is very spacious . Has excellent access for those with mobility issues/require a wheel chair with a further very well built entrance, downstairs bedroom and wet room. There is access from this to the huge kitchen, hall and living room all big enough for a wheelchair.10 mins drive from Enniskillen. So much to do to suit all within the local area without having to travel far. Can not recommend this Farmhouse or the hosts highly enough. We will be back !

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years but this was the best ever!"

    John and Kathleen are excellent hosts and were very helpful and generous with far more provided than we could reasonably have expected. The cottage is very well equipped with everything we could ever need and was warm and cosy despite staying during November. We hope to return for another stay in the near future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a wonderful place."

    Home from home. This unique farmhouse is situated in a beautiful peaceful part of the Enniskillen countryside. John and Kathleen are outstanding hosts and made us feel so welcome. What a kind and generous couple. If you want to get away from the busyness of life and enjoy a peaceful holiday then this is the place for you. Thoroughly recommend this house. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Derriens Farmhouse."

    The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The downstairs bedroom and wet room meant my dad was able to join us as he's not as mobile as he once was. The location was lovely beside the lough. Jim The owner is nearby and was very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a great week and very welcoming hosts."

    House had everything we needed and made for a relaxing comfortable stay. Was a good base to takes trips to the surrounding areas and attractions.

    Reviewed by Seamus5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great holiday."

    John & Kathleen provided a great welcome, and the house was perfect for us. Very convenient to Enniskillen, Marble Arch Caves, Florence Court and towns like Bundoran and Sligo.. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Perry5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    The owners John and Kathleen could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The beds are extremely comfortable, the kitchen is really well equipped and the house has everything you could possibly need and it is spotless. The property is on a farm and it was beautiful to see the cows and their calves in the field behind the house and the lake on the property is spectacular. I would highly recommend this property and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2023

  • "John and Kathleen are excellent hosts and provided us with a completely spotless home away from home for our vacation."

    The Farmhouse is lovely and spacious and John and Kathleen had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Our hosts even provided a guide of local attractions with their recommendations for days out. A peaceful, picturesque and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2023

  • "We were delighted to find our hosts Kathleen and John at Derriens Farm for our 4 day stay."

    We could not fault the home at all. Everything that you needed was supplied. Our little dog was made to feel very much at home also. If your looking for a quiet area, this sure ticks every box. The views were spectacular. We were so lucky with the weather which made our stay so great. We look forward to returning when we get a chance. Thank you again Kathleen and John we really enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Derrins FarmHouse in Fermanagh is a fantastic holiday home."

    The location is perfect, situated at the end of a private lane offering the rural farm setting, whilst also being nearby to a busy town of Enniskillen. John and Kathleen are superb hosts, they were on hand once we arrived to provide a quick tour and a how to guide on the house and it’s amenities. The house is situated on a working farm but John and Kathleen never encroached on our stay and went above and beyond helping with anything that’s needed. The house is massive, with a separate entrance offering disability access and shower room. It has stunning views and a beautiful lake in the back garden that. The old Trainline makes for an ideal walk on a nice straight flat surface. The house is equipped with all everything you need. Located nearby you have the award-winning MacNean bistro and serval pubs and restaurants. For the more active you have the Florence court caves and Stairway to heaven Cuillagh walk. I couldn’t recommend this property enough and it’s certainly one we’ll be returning to in the future. Thanks again John and Kathleen.

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Aug 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with wet room, shower seat, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Oil Stanley range cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • Smart TVs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden with patio and picnic bench
  • Dog friendly
  • Cot available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 3.7 miles
  • Access to the lake
  • Note: No stag, hen, or similar parties
  • Note: Please don't leave the dog unattended in the property.

The property

Derriens Farmhouse rests on a working farm in the idyllic countryside of Letterbreen in County Fermanagh.

With a homely décor and a Smart TV, along with stunning views and adapted access and a wet room for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, this property is ideal for those who want to feel thoroughly immersed in the farmland scenery, while still enjoying home comforts.

On arrival, ramp access invites you in, where you will find a traditional farmhouse kitchen fit with a dining table where you can plan your days out and an oil Stanley range, giving the property a true home-from-home feel.

From here, make your way to the sitting room and snuggle up in front of the electric fire while you watch a film on the Smart TV.

Make your way to the ground-floor bedroom, a spacious room with a king-size, next door to a wet room with a shower seat, making the ground-floor accessible and the home ideal for a multi-generational family.

Completing the ground floor is another shower room where you can freshen up after a day of wandering the picture-perfect countryside.

Upstairs, three more bedrooms rest, including two more king-size rooms, one of which has plenty of storage and a dressing table area, and a twin, which is ideal for children or friends sharing.

Outside, admire the views as you eat lunch out on the patio, or perhaps savour your morning coffee in the crisp morning air at the picnic table.

Venture outside of the farmhouse with a trip to the nearby Hanging Rock, cascading waters just a short drive from the house, or to Marble Arch Caves, where you travel the UNESCO World Heritage Site caves by boat or on foot!

For a more challenging day out, make your way to the Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail for a steep walk through pastures and bog with lovely views of Northern Ireland's varying terrains.

Or for somewhere closer you can walk along to the nearby Lower Lough MacNean to enjoy a relaxing stroll.

Enniskillen is a historic town within reach and is well known for its beautiful countryside and its many attractions, including Enniskillen Castle Museums, the National Trust's Castle Coole, St. Michael's Church, and Portora Castle; there are also many excellent shopping and dining options in the town, making it a great place to spend a day or weekend.

Experience the beauty and tranquillity of Ballyconnell; from the charming canal walk to the wonderful Seamus Heaney HomePlace, there is something for everyone in this delightful town.

Don't forget to explore Moyola Park and Moneyglass Estate – two of the most popular local attractions.

Other attractions such as the Walk Way To Heaven and Marbel Arch caves are around a 10 minute drive away.

Derriens Farmhouse is a peaceful escape for a break with loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

About the location


Enniskillen 5.5 miles; Blacklion 6.8 miles; Ballyconnell 18.5 miles.

Letterbreen is a charming hamlet in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Resting between Enniskillen, the largest town in the county and the border village of Blacklion. The hamlet is known for lying at the foothills of Belmore Mountain making it ideal for a peaceful walking holiday, and its 19th-century Methodist church. Within easy reach there are a number of dining options to discover including pubs, takeaways and cafés. There's also a village shop in the centre of the hamlet where you can stock up on the essentials. Running alongside the Belcoo River and just outside of the hamlet is the aforementioned Blacklion which is easily connected to the rest of this scenic area via the N16 road, and is home to McNean House & Restaurant. Heading in the opposite direction, the bustling town of Enniskillen lies, allowing you to immerse yourself into culture with a visit to Enniskillen Castle Museums and the National Trust's Castle Coole, before stopping for 18 holes at Enniskillen Golf Club. A delightful location in a picture-postcard area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas