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Alder Cottage


Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh

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Alder cottage sits at the heart of the Crom Estate, one of Ireland’s most important conservation areas. Getting to Northern Ireland couldn't be easier. It is part of a courtyard complex of rustic cottages that have had many uses over the years from farm workers accommodation, a piggery, toy factory and now very popular holiday cottages. This two person cottage with it’s open fires, and large sunny bedroom is ideal for a romantic break and perfect for a honeymoon or second honeymoon!

Set in 2000 tranquil acres on the shores of Lough Erne you are surrounded by nature and wildlife. You could spend your whole holiday fishing, biking, kayaking and walking without ever needing to leave the Estate. The jetty is just 100 metres from the cottage, the perfect spot to sit back and watch the world float by or to set off by boat on an adventure to one of the islands.

The National Trust has events and activities at Crom to appeal to all ages. To find out more visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, activities and highlights when planning your holiday.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance hallway, sitting/dining room with open fire and kitchen.
First floor
One double bedroom and bathroom with shower over the bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Biomass heating included.

Parking: is available in the courtyard behind the cottage. Please do not park at the front of the cottages as access is needed to the jetty area regularly.

Garden: Although there is no private garden, the cottage is surrounded by countryside with several picnic tables and visitors have immediate access to the grounds on the estate.

Accessibility: if you intend to fish during your stay you do have to cross a style to get to the fishing pegs. Disabled visitors are allowed to fish from the jetty.

Utilities: There is a fridge with an ice box and a washing machine.

Tokens are available to buy from the visitor centre for the shared tumble dryer.

Please note: From time to time weddings are celebrated at Crom and there may be some entertainment provided for the guests at the visitors centre until late evening.

Please note: Crom Castle is private and not open to the public.

Cottage details
Let starts
Any day except Sunday
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Cottage ref
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Shared telephone
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Northern Ireland
Visitors on the rope bridge between the mainland cliffs and the island at Carrick-a-Rede, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. © Rod Edwards

Northern Ireland offers some of the finest scenery in the British Isles. From the magnificent Causeway coast to the wooded Glens of Antrim, from the sheltered waters of Lough Erne to the romantic Mountains of Mourne, the region boasts mile after mile of verdant, unspoilt countryside, quiet roads and long sandy beaches. The National Trust in Northern Ireland protects 120 miles of coastline and 40 square miles of open country side from sections of the North Coast Path to Murlough National Nature Reserve, home to an array of attractive plants and birds. A selection of holiday cottages, campsites and bunkhouses are available in the counties of Antrim, Down and Fermanagh. Stay at Crom Demesne and wander through this amazing array of open space and wildlife. Relax at the tranquil and beautiful Rose Cottage at Florence Court in Fermanagh or take in the stunning views of of the Mountains of Mourne from a holiday cottage on the shores of Dundrum Inner Bay. Close by you can visit a number of superb National Trust properties including the fascinating house and gardens of Mount Stewart and Castle Ward. Visit the wonderful Castle Coole in Enniskillen or enjoy the spectacular scenery from the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site.

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place to visit
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  • Lough Erne canoe trail
  • Enniskillen
  • Lace museum in Bellanaleck
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Crom Romantic and tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historical ruins
Florence Court
Florence Court Beautiful 18th-century house and demesne
Castle Coole
Castle Coole Magnificent 18th-century mansion and landscape park


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr T M Greeves
    • May 2016
    • UK
    Beautiful cottage

    Loved being in a new area, free to walk till late evening in beautiful surroundings, having plenty warmth when the weather turned snowy. We enjoyed the wildlife and loved the water .The service was excellent, quietly there when needed but not intrusive. The cottage was beautiful....only the size of bed was an actually looked very new and good quality, but I guess many folk nowadays sleep in king or superking and that one was small!! All the equipment was of a good standard and yes we felt at home and relaxed, lacking for nothing.

  • Brian Gibson
    • March 2016
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    Cottage was beautifully presented, lovely and warm in fantastic surroundings. Welcome card and milk were nice touch.

  • Julie Bowden
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable...

    The peace and quite at Crom, the chance to explore the estate, the nesting birds in the courtyard, seeing a pine marten.

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Magical location

    An excellent team, helpful and friendly. A magical location, away from well manicured gardens., but with access to wilderness areas. (never found the wildlife!)

  • Fiona Stanley
    • April 2015
    • Down
    Made special by:

    The peace and beautiful location. The cottage was just perfect, beautifully and appropriately decorated and really cosy. Fantastic cottage, really well equipped. We had a lovely weekend.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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