The house offers an unique opportunity to experience life in a Georgian manor house, which has been beautifully, authentically and painstakingly preserved to remain faithful to its heritage. Enniscoe House is also the family home of Susan and DJ Kellett, who are proud to share their house and its magnificent grounds with their guests, in a true home from home experience.
As you enter through the white gates, just 6km from Crossmolina, and head past the pink gate lodge, you’ll catch a glimpse of the house as you approach via the long, winding avenue. Beautiful views of Lough Conn await from the house itself, with its impressive over-sized entrance doorway. Marvel at the elegant reception rooms, and individually designed bedrooms with their large windowpanes; perfect for soaking in the lake view. In the elegant drawing room, the original silk ‘Adam’ design wallpaper still hangs, now having faded beuatifully from pale blue to mushroom pink.
The Enniscoe Estate has been in the family since the 1650’s and the house dates from the 1790’s. Interestingly, the present house is a house built onto an older house. The original was built by George Jackson and is perfectly preserved and incorporated into the existing house. Enniscoe House has seen history unfold on its grounds, with General Humbert’s army staying on the grounds during the French Invasion and Rebellion of 1798. The house is a member of the prestigious Irish Historic Houses Association which works to promote, preserve and protect the future of Irish privately owned historic properties in the interests of Irish and European culture.
A stay in Enniscoe House is not like a hotel stay. You are, in fact, enjoying the hospitality of a family home – experiencing what it is like to live in a beautiful old Georgian building. In the evenings, guests can enjoy the cosy surroundings of the main reception room, and share a drink over a chat. During your stay, you can take in the pleasure grounds, the vast pastures that lead to the lakes, enjoy a stroll around the market garden or soak in the sunshine in the carefully restored Victorian Garden.
Meals are simple, but exquisitely prepared using fresh, organic produce from the richly stocked market garden in the grounds, and local suppliers from the North Mayo region.
You can trace your roots in the North Mayo Heritage Centre, where recently, Brendan Walsh traced the ancestry of US Vice President Joe Biden to North Mayo.
Fish for brown trout on Lough Conn, or take in one of the three looped walks in the surrounding woodlands.
Venturing away from the estate, you can take in all that is good about Nephin’s Haven, the Crossmolina area and surrounds – here are just twelve suggestions for things to enjoy.
A stay in Enniscoe House is an experience to be treasured – a retreat from the outside world to enjoy time and time again.