Enniscoe House, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Tel: +353 (0)96-31112 Email: email@example.com Website: WWW.ENNISCOE.COM
Hidden among the woods at the foot of Nephin is Enniscoe, 'the last Great House of North Mayo' overlooking the waters of Lough Conn. The estate has been in the family since the 1650s and the classical Goergian house dates from the 1790s.
The current generation, Susan Kellett and her son Dj, are happy to share their house and grounds with guests. There are elegant reception rooms and fine bedrooms with stunning views over the lake and park. Outside are pastures, shrubberies, miles of woodland and lakeside walks, a carefully restored Victorian pleasure garden and an organic vegetable garden. Good food, freshly prepared, uses fruit and vegatables from the garden as well as other local produce.
The house is situated on the shores of Lough Conn, with attractive views of the lake across the parkland. The old walled garden has been restored, and another garden produces organically grown vegetables. One farmyard now houses a small agricultural museum, tearoom and shop, and the genealogy centre that researches names and families of Mayo origin.
There is brown trout fishing on Lough Conn, other trout and salmon fishing nearby. The fishery manager can make all arrangements for boats, gillies, tuition, and hire of equipment.
There are three golf courses within easy reach, and riding stables in the area. Enniscoe is a good centre for exploring North Mayo, Achill to the south, and Sligo to the north.
Good Hotel Guide - Editor's Choice for Fishing 2017
Susan Kellett & DJ Kellett
- Enniscoe is two miles south of Crossmolina on the R315 to Pontoon and Castlebar.
- It is 12 miles from Ballina.