Colebrooke, Co Fermanagh
The Triumphal Arch Lodge at Colebrooke is located in the heart of Co Fermanagh. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is only a short distance from the tranquility of beautiful Lough Erne.
This lodge is one of the gateways to Colebrooke Park, one of Northern Ireland's most important and historic stately homes.
Guests to the Lodge can enjoy a host of outdoor activities organised by arrangement through the Colebrooke Estate such as fishing on the Colebrooke River, walking trails and bird watching. Shooting and stalking can also be organised by prior arrangement with the estate. There is abundant wildlife including red squirrels, kingfishers, otters, pine martens and woodpeckers and even a deer hide for watching deer close up. Bike hire is available on site and there are trails throughout the estate. For the ultimate in relaxation, the Colebrooke award winning spa is situated on the estate (booking in advance is recommended).
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The Triumphal Arch Lodge is a Grade B Listed Building and is part of the Colebrooke Estate. The estate has a long history dating back to the 1640s when a large portion of confiscated land at Brookeborough was given to the Brooke family as a reward for services during the 1641 rebellion. The estate has remained in the Brooke family ever since and has been home to many notable military and public figures including Field Marshal Viscount Alan Brooke and Northern Ireland Prime Minister Basil Brooke, 1943 -1963.
In 1786 the post Chaise Companion described Colebrooke as "a very fine and delightful seat" but Sir Henry Brooke had grand plans for this wooded demesne and from 1819 the eminent Dublin architect William Farrell was commissioned to redesign the main house, park and estate buildings including two gatelodges one with an ambitious entrance arch.
The gatelodge and Triumphal Arch entrance were designed to complement the great house beyond and make an impressive approach to the estate, while at the same time showing the taste of the Brookes and acting as an introduction to the grandeur that was to come.
The lodge is only 90 minutes from Belfast, 2 and a half hours from Dublin, and 40 minutes from the west coast of Ireland.
Among the many attractions in this area are Crom Castle and Gardens, Enniskillen Castle which dates back to the 1700s, Castle Coole, Florencecourt, Marble Arch Caves, Castle Archdale Islands.
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HEALTH AND SAFETY:
Our buildings were made to the standards of earlier times – and sometimes without the intention that they should be lived in. Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect their particular character but that deserve due care and attention, particularly by the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. Examples of these are steps worn with age, uneven surfaces, low ceilings and beams, unexpected drops or changes in level, and by modern standards low or absent lighting. In all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the fabric of each building, which makes it an interesting place to stay. We ask you to appreciate and use the building with this understanding. If you have any queries about the property you are interested in and would like more clarification, please contact Irish Landmark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrival and Departure Time?
Unless otherwise agreed with the House Manager the earliest time at which you can check in is 4.oop.m. Guests may NOT take over the property any time later then 9.00pm. Guests are requested to vacate the property by 10.00am at the latest on the day of departure.
Is there WiFi?
No, at our properties you have an opportunity to experience the best of a former way of life: beautiful architecture, fascinating history and a peaceful relaxed ambiance, without modern electronic distractions, where you decide the pace of your holiday.
Can I bring a dog?
Yes. Check the Irish Landmark T&Cs re bringing dogs to Irish Landmark properties. This property is only suitable for one dog.
Is linen supplied?
Yes – the beds are prepared and ready for your arrival.
Is there an open fire?
Yes. There is an open fire in the sitting room. There is a limited amount of fuel left for the fire (where applicable) so guests may want to bring more for the duration of their stay. Please contact the local House Manager for more information on what type of fuel is used at your chosen property.
Do I need a car to get here?
It would be preferable to have a car otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops etc as the lodge is situated on a country lane.
How do I get the keys?
When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access on your arrival date.
Can I arrive early?
Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the local House Manager. A charge is made if you are requesting a morning arrival, as this means we cannot take a booking for the night before your arrival date.
What is the latest departure time?
10.00am. The House Manager will discuss arrangements for your departure on the day you arrive.
How far to the nearest town?
About 5 minutes drive to Fivemiletown. About 20 mins drive to the larger town of Enniskillen.
Is there a caterer who will come in to cook meals?
We do not know of anyone who can go in to cook meals at this property.
Is it suitable for children?
Yes, but there are no single beds only 2 double bedded rooms.
Is it suitable for older people?
Yes. This property is ideal for older people as all the rooms are situated on the ground floor.
Does it have facilities for disabled people?
The ground floor bathroom may be suitable for the assisted disabled depending on their level of mobility as there is no walk in shower, only a bath.
Is it suitable for a wheelchair?
Is there central heating?
There is underfloor heating throughout the lodge.
Is the cooker electric or gas?
There is an electric cooker
Is there a shower?
No, there is only a bath in the bathroom.
How many bathrooms?
Do you supply towels and bed linen?
Yes. The beds will be made up on your arrival and you will be provided with a bath towel and guest towel according to the number of beds in the property.
Can I get to the house by public transport?
Yes but public transport is limted. You would get a bus to Enniskillen and then a local bus to Brookeborough. A taxi could take you onwards from there to the lodge. However, you would need a car to get to local shops, etc.
Where is the nearest train station?
There is no train station near this property.
What type of heating is in the house?
Can I book for just one night?
What is your minimum booking period?
Irish Landmark Trust have a 2 night stay minimum at all of our properties. Some Special Dates will have restrictions on arrival and departure date which will effect the minimum number of nights.
Is there a garden at the house?
Yes, there is a large lawned area.
Is there outdoor furniture.
Yes, a table and chairs are provided.
How many cars can I bring to the house?
Is there parking on site?
Yes, there is parking for 2 cars to the side of the lodge.
Is there a tv?
Yes. There is also a radio, board games, cards and plenty of books.
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