Enniscoe House, “the last Great House of North Mayo”, offers a stay with a difference. Nestled between Nephin and Lough Conn, this Georgian house sits in extensive parkland and mature woods. The Enniscoe Estate has been in the Kellet family since the 1650’s, with the house dating from the 1790’s.
The People and Places of North Mayo video series visited current owners, Susan and her son DJ. The Kellets are delighted to share their house and grounds with their guests, and DJ having grown up in the house, explains how the beauty can be taken slightly for granted. Seeing the way guests view the house gives him a chance to relive his earlier memories.
Enniscoe House is a magical place to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Guests can relax and unwind in the magnificent house that boasts many original features, period furniture and open fires.
Operating between April and October, Susan and DJ offer guests dinner bed and breakfast, sourcing many of their ingredients from the organic walled garden located on the estate. Enniscoe House can cater for all sizes of parties, from couples to full house parties. You will have a stay that represents the best of Ireland, from the hospitality of its owners, relaxing appeal and excellent food, to its home away from home atmosphere.
There are six guest bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. These are luxurious and spacious and some offer wonderful views of the lake and parkland. The six bedrooms comprise of two family, two double plus single, one double only and one twin room.
The three large bedrooms at the front of the house have canopy or four poster beds, and views of the parkland and lake. The bedrooms in the older part of the house have garden views and are less grand, however Karen Brown’s Guide says they are “just as lovely” and particularly recommends the old nursery “with half tester and twin beds, and comfortable chintz chairs”.
The historic courtyard buildings which adjoin Enniscoe House, have been carefully restored and converted. They have been turned into farmhouse style self-catering apartments,, whilst retaining the courtyard’s original architectural features and appearance.
This has created two-storey self-catering apartments which have been refurbished to Irish Tourist Board standards. They are simple and traditional in style, nevertheless very comfortable with modern facilities and open fireplaces.
Idyllically set in woodland surroundings, the three bedroom self-catering apartments are available for hire throughout the year.
For all accommodation prices and availability please contact Enniscoe house directly using the details below.
While You’re Here
Whether you are taking a relaxing break away from the stresses and strains or using Enniscoe House as a base to explore the wider area, there’s plenty to keep you occupied on you visit. Take a stroll around the grounds, a looped walk will bring you through the forest and around past the lake. Once you’ve worked up an appetite go for a spot of lunch in the recently opened Orchard Café located at the heritage cantre. If you are from the region look up your family history at the North Mayo Heritage Centre located on the estate, there is also a small museum .
For more things to do in the wider area check out our guide of Things to do in Crossmolina.