3 Belle Isle Estate, County Fermanagh
Where it is: On a little island at the heart of Fermanagh’s Lakelands in Northern Ireland lies the very handsome Belle Isle Castle, a fabulous 17th century mansion. Nestled in a designated Special Area of Conservation, the stone walls are surrounded by an estate filled with wildflower meadows, lakes, forest walks and a walled garden.
Why it’s special: Picture this: you and your friends can rent this castle out in its entirety, as it sleeps up to 26. And if that’s not enough, there’s a coach house and cottages, too, for self-catering trips. You can go fishing, island-hopping or boating, and if your friends are into improving their culinary skills, there's a cookery school with private courses for eight or more.
What fans say: “A magical experience that I'll never forget. Everyone was bowled over by how beautiful a place it is, whilst at the same time being very welcoming and relaxing.” Christina M, Customer Alliance Reviews