These Incredible Lakeside Lodges Are The Perfect Destination For A Winter Break With Friends

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Photo via Killyhevlin Lakeside Lodges

If you visit this site regularly, you’ll know that we’re fond of unique accommodation (check our where to stay in Ireland hub).

Our little island is home to its fair share of weird and wonderful stays, with everything from treehouses to hobbit pods available to rent for a night or two.

Today, we’re off to County Fermanagh and it’s here that you’ll find one of Ireland’s most unique places to stay: Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges.

Welcome to Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Photo via Killyhevlin Lakeside Lodges

You’ll find Killyhevlin Lakeside Lodges in Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, where they’re finely plonked on the shores of Lough Erne.

The location of these lodges is the stuff of dreams with those who visit treated to breathtaking views of the lake from seemingly every angle.

The lodges themselves are a marvel, offering luxurious self-catering accommodation right on the lake. All lodges include two en-suite bedrooms, making a stay here perfect for a pair of couples or a family.

A very unique (and cosy) getaway

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Photo via Killyhevlin Lakeside Lodges

The lodges have everything you’ll need for a weekend away with family or friends. There’s a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook up a storm and there’s a private outdoor decking area complete with trendy furniture.

With stunning views across the lough, you can kick-back and enjoy your meal while soaking up the views.

Throw in some modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, use of the health club and a smart HD TV in every lodge, and you’ve more than enough to keep you busy

If that wasn’t enough, all lodges at Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges are pet-friendly, so you can bring along any furry friends for the adventure!

Related read: Check out our guide to 25 of the best dog friendly hotels Ireland has to offer (from budget-friendly hotels to insanely expensive resorts).

Location, location… location

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Photo via Killyhevlin Lakeside Lodges

The location of the lodges is what sets them apart from other unique Irish accommodation. If you spend a night here, you’ll be surrounded by lush hills, woodland and the mighty lough Erne.

Image getting up in the morning and strolling down to the waters edge with a piping hot mug of coffee as the sun starts to rise. Magic. 

The contrast between the modern, stylish lodges and the wild countryside makes this a very special place to escape to.

Other things to expect if you visit

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Photo via Killyhevlin Lakeside Lodges

There’s the on-site health club, which is open to guests staying in the lodges. This area of the complex is home to a fitness suite that includes machines, cardiovascular equipment and free weights, ideal for guests who like to keep active on their holidays.

Taking things down a notch, the health club also offers guests the use of advanced water facilities, including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub, sauna and a steam room.

Not only does this make a romantic, calming way to pass some time before dinner, it can also soothe sore muscles after a day’s walking or a session in the gym.

Things to do nearby

cuilcagh mountain
Photo left: Irish Road Trip. Right: Joseph Molloy (Shutterstock)

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges also benefit from a convenient location close to some of the best things to do in Fermanagh.

The local countryside boasts a number of different trails that make ideal walking terrain for active guests (the walk up Cuilcagh Mountain is one of the best!).

Finally, we have to mention the stunning cuisine on offer at Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges. The Lakeside Grill offers casual, tasty food throughout the day whilst Kove Restaurant is a more formal experience that consistently ranks as one of the top eateries in the region.

With a focus on seasonal, locally-coursed produce, dinner at this elegant restaurant will live long in the memory of even the most sophisticated guest.

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Photo via Finn Lough

If you’re a fan of unique and quirky places to stay, hop into our where to stay hub. It’s wedged (literally) with funky accommodation!

James Connolly is a professional writer based in London. Having lived in cities across the world including Mumbai, Medellin and Barcelona, he uses his expertise to write articles showcasing the best of global travel.

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