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Carrickreagh Bay

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Carrickreagh Bay a truly unique setting looking out to Lough Erne.

Enjoy our luxury pod accommodation looking directly out to the beautiful Lough Erne. Cosy, comfortable and in the heart of Fermanagh you can easily explore what the area has to offer.
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FACILITIES & BOOKING

Glamping in Fermanagh lets you experience the truly awesome setting of Carrickreagh Bay. Set directly looking out to the renowned Lough Erne simply walk down to Carrickreagh Jetty to enjoy the serene beauty of Lough Erne. The swans are normally to be found whiling the day away also.

Just a short walk away is direct access to the Ely Lodge Forest, which is a 250 hectare forest that sweeps up from the shore of Lower Lough Erne, one of the largest fresh water lakes in Ireland. There are a selection of walks within this forest that provide stunning landscapes and views of lower Lough Erne and the surrounding area.

This unique site is also part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark with direct access to the Carrickreagh Viewpoint walk. Just down the road from Lough Erne Resort you can pop over for lunch/dinner, round of golf or spa if you want to enhance your stay. Just 5 minutes further brings you into Enniskillen town where you will be spoilt for choice with a diverse range of restaurants, pubs, major attractions, beauty spots and events.  

The pods cosy, fully furnished and have all the comforts of home including electric, running water, mini fridge and heating. Make your holiday unique in our well-equipped pods and with self-check-in/out you are safe, secure, but can create your own holiday experience.  BBQ and camp fire pack are recommended!  Explore all that the area has to offer with an overnight stay in one of our luxury pods situated on a lough shore site. The pods are part of your holiday. Each pod features an expansive glazed entrance, coffee dock, shower room, and somewhere to sit and relax. 

We are happy to announce that our Carrickreagh Bay glamping pods have been awarded with Guest Accommodation Certification and a four-star grading by Tourism NI.  
 
Check out this quick youtube video of the site if you have not seen it already.  
 
Please note that there is a minimum 2 night stay during July and August. Limited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released in June.
 
Please note that online bookings must be made 24 hours before the stay date. For same day booking please contact us via email on [email protected]

All of our Lough Erne Camping pods offer the same standard and include everything you need for a cosy and comfortable stay.  You are in a group of 10 pods on our site looking out to Lough Erne, but within walking distance of the GeoPark and walking trails.

You also have a dedicated fire pit at your pod with outdoor seating. There is access to the Lough, but we are asking guests to please take care with themselves and little children. 

Each pod includes:
  • Living space seating 4 (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Double bed 
  • Bunkbeds sleeping 2 children (under 15)  (infant under 2 can be added with a travel cot)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Ensuite shower room including full height shower 
  • Tea & Coffee dock with fridge and cutlery set
  • Storage area for clothes 
  • Electric and USB charging points
  • Pod fire pit
  • Optional Extra Addons can be requested at a charge
Additional information:
  • Site includes 10 pods 
  • Free parking 
  • Not suitable for pets, excluding service animals
  • Pods have dedicated keypads for key storage

Check out our nearby attractions section to hear more on local things to do and see.

What you Need to Know

Check-In/Out

We operate a self check-in and check out system for your ease and convenience.  The site host is available should you require assistance and contact details are provided with your check-in email.

  • Check-in is after 3pm
  • Check-out is by 11am

Please note that the accommodation and package add-on’s are all paid for in advance via the website due to the self-check in procedures.

Security/Privacy

You will be provided with a key pad code to access the key for the pod and the doors are all lockable for your safety and security.

There is a privacy glass feature for night – details available in the pod section and in the user guide provided in the pod.

Lighting

There is ambient lighting on the site for night time.

Beds

The set-up of the pod is for 2 adults and 2 kids with a double bed and smaller bunk beds for children under 15 years of age (or under approx 5ft5).  An additional cot can be provided for children under 2 years (subject to availability).  The price is per pod not per person so there is no additional charge for children.  

Heating, Electric & Water

Electric and power points are available in the pod including USB points.  Running water is available in the shower room area, plus a full height shower. There is a towel radiator in the shower room, and within the pod there is a fully integrated fan heater, which you can adjust via the manual thermostat found in the wardrobe area.

Kitchenette

There is a tea/coffee making area, mini fridge, plus cutlery set if you wish to bring along continental style breakfast/snacks etc.  So feel free to bring additional food items (or wine!).  There is also a dedicated fire pit outside the pod so you can place a disposable BBQ there.

The Main Window

We have a fully glazed front at the pod, with no curtains for unobscured views and to experience the sunrise in the morning.  For those that want a lie-in we provide eye masks and there is a pod user-guide to show you how to use the privacy feature at night.

House Keeping

Bed linens, towels, and toiletries are provided, but feel free to bring extra.  We have also provided an additional basin and washing up items so that you can use the bathroom sink to clean up dishes/utensils that are used.  We thank you in advance for doing this for us!

Parking

There is a dedicated parking area beside the pods and car parking is free.

Pets

Unfortunately the site is not suitable for pets, but it is something we are looking to in the future.

User Guide

Within the pod there is a user guide which tells you all about the features of the pod – how to take down the bed, the privacy glass feature for night, lighting etc.

Firepit Pack- £15

  • Wood
  • Kindling Sticks
  • Firelighters
  • Bag of Marshmallows
  • Long sticks for toasting

Continental grazing breakfast box – £25

Kids Breakfast Box for 2 – £15

Pre-ordering – We are asking guests to please try pre-order these items at least 2 days in advance of your stay date, as they will be set up and ready to go at your pod for your convenience.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however, you are able to go off site and purchase BBQ and Breakfast items from any local store. Please note BBQ and Breakfast items are at the discretion of the host. 

Please note: Alternatives cannot be provided (including Gluten or Vegan), and we cannot guarantee that foods have been made in a nut free environment.

Self-Catering Options While Glamping in Fermanagh

Check out the above facilities section to read all about the self-catering facilities provided in our pods and the BBQ options for outdoor dining. All guests are allowed to bring their own food and drink to the pod.

We also have lots of yummy food options in our ‘Optional Extra’s’ section  that you can pre-order to be at your pod when you arrive for your convenience.  All locally sourced.

Everything you need is in the pod from mini fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, crockery, cutlery and washing up equipment.

However, if you fancy nipping out to the local area for something to eat below are some eatery options: 

Restaurants and Pubs Near Carrickreagh Bay

Lough Erne Resort

Distance- 4 mins (2 miles)

Address- 93 Lough Shore Rd, Ross Inner, Enniskillen BT93 7ED

Francos Restaurant 

Distance-  13mins (6 miles)

Address- Queen Elizabeth Rd, Enniskillen BT74 7DY

Dollakis

Distance-  13mins (6 mile)

Address-  2 Cross St, Enniskillen BT74 7DX

Cafe Merlot

Distance- 15 mins (6 miles)

Address-  6 Church St, Enniskillen BT74 7EJ

The Tap House

Distance- 16 mins (8 miles)

Address-  46 Old Tempo Rd, Enniskillen BT74 4RR

The Fire House

Distance- 12 mins (7 miles)

Address: 26 Townhall St, Enniskillen BT74 7BA

While Glamping in Enniskillen, the Fermanagh Lakelands are well worth exploring.  Just a short drive from Carrickreagh Bay are a number of tourist sites and attractions with lots to see and do. 

Cuilcagh Mountain Walk

Distance: 26mins (16 miles)

Ely Lodge Forest (Part of the Geopark)

Distance- 1 min (0.6 miles)

Lough Erne Resort, Spa and Golf Course

Distance: 5 mins (2 miles)

Blue Green Yonder (Watersports Provider)

Distance: 12 mins (6  miles)

The Boatyard Distillery

Distance: 5mins (3.5 miles)

Marble Arch Caves

Located just a 25 minutes drive from Carrickreagh Bay are one of  Northern Irelands biggest tourist attractions. The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is host to one of Europe’s finest show-caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. 

Address- 43 Marlbank Rd, Enniskillen, BT92 1EW

Florencecourt 

The beautiful 18th-century estate and garden is a 20 minute drive from the site. You can enjoy glorious walks around the grounds which include a pretty walled garden, holiday cottage, sawmill and ice house. 

Address- Florence Court Demesne, Enniskillen, BT92 1DB

Enniskillen Castle Museum 

Enniskillen Castle, situated beside along Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, was built almost 600 years ago. The historic site houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.

Address: Enniskillen Castle Museums, Enniskillen, BT74 7HL

Devenish Island

Devenish Monastic Site was founded in the 6th century by Saint Molaise on one of Lough Erne’s many islands. The water taxi to the island is 15min drive the site. 

Address: Trory Point

 For more information on things to do nearby check out Discover Northern Ireland.

Below is an interactive map to search the location.

If you are traveling from-:

Belfast

  • Get on A12 from A1 and Grosvenor Rd/B38
  • Follow M1 and A4 to A46 in Fermanagh And Omagh

Dublin

  • Follow R135 and R147 to Navan Rd/N3 in Fingal
  • Take M3, N3 and A509 to A46 in Fermanagh And Omagh

Derry

  • Head south-west on Bonds St towards Glendermott Rd/A6
  • Follow Victoria Rd and A5 to Orchard Rd
  • Take B72, Montiaghroe Rd and Boa Island Rd/A47 to Lough Shore
  • Rd/A46 in Fermanagh And Omagh

To book simply click the orange BOOK NOW button above.  The BEST PRICES for staying with us are always with our direct bookings on the WEBSITE!

This will open up the booking system where you can check for available dates, pricing and packages.

We are open all year round, but please note that there is a minimum 2 night stay during July and AugustLimited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released in June.

PLEASE NOTE: We operate a contactless self-check-in system so we require full payment for accommodation is required at the time of booking.  You can book just the pod night only, and at the end of your booking it will show you a range of options on the optional extra’s such as breakfast, camp fire pack and BBQ – these items will be only RESERVED and charged prior to your stay.

There are also options to pre-book packages such as the ‘pod and campfire’ or ‘pod and breakfast’ so that you know that these are completely sorted before your stay.

All special offers will be appear if valid for the dates that you search.

Once you have a confirmed booking an email confirmation will be sent to you.  All the information you need will then be emailed closer to the time – how to find us, what to bring, things to do and see, what’s in the pod etc.

Full t&c’s are in the booking engine, please note that each pod site has its own booking engine and nights cannot be exchanged across pod sites as we operate with different host partners.  Our standard t&c’s are very flexible with up to 14 days notice to cancel or amend a booking if required. 

We are ‘GOOD TO GO’!
 
Carrickreagh Bay is certified as part of the Tourism NI ‘Good to Go’ Scheme. This industry standard means we can provide reassurance to our customers, and demonstrate our commitment to implementing relevant government and public health guidance in relation to Covid-19 on our pod sites.
 

Special Policy Amend – COVID-19 Booking & Cancellation Policy Update

Please see our dedicated page on our COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Given the impact of COVID-19 on how we work and travel, we have been continuously adapting our cancellation policy as things evolve. Everything you need to know is on our website, plus when you make a booking we will send you full details with your check-in emails regarding a safe stay.

For more information on COVID-19 precautions and procedures we have a special dedicated page with full details.

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Excellent couples getaway Beautiful scenery and a great location
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McKinney
STAYED AT Glenarm
November
2022
This is the second time I’ve stayed here. Just magical, makes me want to live in a pod. Immaculate and so well designed,...
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Aniela
STAYED AT Leitrim Lodge
November
2022
Just a great way to spend an evening. Secluded enough you feel like you’re far away, but not too far from the town....
LL2
Alex
STAYED AT Leitrim Lodge
November
2022
A relaxing retreat away from the stresses of the worldloved the peace of the location. The staff were really helpful.
FM2
Katie
STAYED AT Forth Mountain
November
2022
Fantastic experience The pods were excellent!! Everything we needed was there. Big comfy bed and the bunks in the back are great and...
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Roisin
STAYED AT Carrickreagh Bay
November
2022
Amazing Stay!! Pods have a fantastic scenic view. All necessities provided including kettle, toaster, bedding, towels, tea and coffee facilities and small shower...
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Hannah
STAYED AT Hillhead Farm
November
2022

Your Host

Lough Erne Pods is managed by Richard and Roisin Cathcart who live locally and will be your welcoming host on site. The site and surrounding area has been in the Cathcart family for generations.
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The Cathcart Family have gifted access of their land to the GeoPark for walkers to enjoy the local area and the beauty of the Lough. Also owning a unique boathouse close by they know the serene beauty of the area.

Richard will be your host on site and has a wealth of local knowledge. Each glamping pod has been uniquely styled and caters perfectly for couples families, couples and groups. Roisin owns and runs a family cafe locally in Enniskillen, so will be ensuring our guests have fresh, locally produced breakfast.

Swans are a regular feature of this part of the lower Lough Erne and it is very common to find them on the lake during your stay. An extended part of the Cathcart family!
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WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS

“The site is truly spectacular and we wanted to share this with visitors to the area. The heritage of Lough Erne, the walks and nature and waking up a stunning view of the Lough is first class.

Families can use us as a base to explore Fermanagh or simply stay and enjoy the view.”

CONNECT WITH YOUR HOST

235 Lough Shore Road,
Carrickreagh,
Enniskillen,
Co. Fermanagh,
BT93 7EN,
Northern Ireland

 

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[email protected]

During Office Hours +44 (0) 28 9099 3499

During Your Stay Dates +44 (0) 772 527 7755

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