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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
kitchen, sitting/dining room with open fire.
First floor
one double bedroom, and bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

*********************Special offer********************

Crom will offer 3-day fishing permits for 2 people for use for fishing on beautiful Lough Erne and other fantastic fishing locations in Co Fermanagh free to anyone booking a stay of a minimum 3 nights at this cottage.


Heating: Biomass heating included.

Garden: the cottage is surrounded by countryside with several picnic tables however there is not a designated garden area.

Parking: is avaiable in the courtyard immediately outside the cottage.

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.

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.

Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

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
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • 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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • 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.

  • Thomas Servis
    • February 2015
    • Down
    Our 4th year!

    We have no complaints about the cottage. It is very clean and the welcome card, milk and the fact that the fire has been set just adds a nice and thoughtful touch. This is the 4th year that we have visited Alder cottage and each time as we arrived we felt that the cottage put 'it's arms around us'. We left totally relaxed and our batteries recharged.

  • Anonymous
    • February 2014
    • Unknown
    First class

    A wonderful and relaxing stay. The cottage and the welcome we received was first class.

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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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