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Butler's Apartment


Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

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Nestling at the foot of Benaughlin and surrounded by the forests and hills of west Fermanagh, Palladian Florence Court is the epitome of the great Irish House. Situated in the laundry yard in the south wing, Butler’s Apartment served as living quarters for the male servants at Florence Court. This unique and atmospheric apartment is located on the first floor and overlooks the 18th-century laundry courtyard and the adjoining woodland garden.

The beautiful Estate offers special opportunities to relax and explore the unique qualities of Florence Court, whilst the thriving county town of Enniskillen is located just eight miles away. Getting to Northern Ireland couldn't be easier.

The cottage's layout

First floor
Kitchen/dining room, sitting/dining room, bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle. Steps lead up to two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin.
Visitor notes

Heating: biomass heating included.

Parking: is available in the courtyard next to the cottage, however please do not block access to the archway as tractors and cars need access 24/7.

Garden: There is no designated garden for this apartment but the wider estate offers plenty of green space and trails to explore and guests have the added bonus of enjoying this when the estate is closed.

Utilities/Electricals: the washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Cottage details
Let starts
Any day except Sunday
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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Special offers
  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 26/05/2017 to 16/06/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • Open Fire / Stove
  • Romantic
  • Quirky
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • 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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  • Cuilcagh mountain
  • historic town of Enniskillen
  • Marble Arch Caves
  • Geopark
  • Dublin
  • Counties Cavan
  • Leitrim
  • Donegal
  • Hillwalking
  • Nature Trails
National Trust places to visit
Florence Court
Florence Court Beautiful 18th-century house and demesne
Castle Coole
Castle Coole Magnificent 18th-century mansion and landscape park
Crom Romantic and tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historical ruins


Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • August 2016
    • Unknown
    Exceeded expectations

    Fantastic holiday in Butlers Apartment. So user friendly and exceeded all expectations. Credit to workmen in Courtyard - so pleasant and work was carried out daily - with no inconvenience what so ever. As always such a high standard overall - as expected from fantastic National Trust.

  • Frances McNally
    • June 2016
    • Antrim
    Difficult to leave for home!

    As usual a very tranquil holiday, and lots of beautiful walks. We felt it very difficult to leave for home.

  • Mr Ross
    • June 2016
    • West Midlands
    Never disappointed.

    Both my wife and myself, together with our two sons, have stayed at several National Trust Cottages. These have never disappointed us and we will continue to explore the various options available across the UK. Sometimes it's just two of us sometimes we need rooms for four. We have discussed staying with our friends at a larger property which can accommodate eight. One for the future. Regarding our stay in the Butler's Apartment at Florence Court. We found the booking easy, the pre information excellent, our arrival was well planned and our reception from the staff friendly and extremely helpful. The first impression was a surprise as this apartment was completely different from past properties. This added to our experience. We were also surprised by the size of the accommodation which could only be described as large and comfortably equipped for a family group. I did find the property to be a little dark during the day, however this helped illustrate an element of domestic living at Florence Court, a property which resisted the introduction of modern improvements until the 1940's. We would most certainly return to stay again and loved both the house and especially the gardens and walks around the estate, both during the day and when all the visitors had left the site. This gave us the feeling of what it must have been like to live at Florence Court. Somewhat of a privilege in a beautiful location. Keep up the excellent work National Trust and I must say that my experience and visits to both your properties and cottages have inspired me to consider working for the National Trust. I have worked in museums for over twenty years and I am frequently looking at your website for any available job opportunities. This is clearly testament to your professionalism, the valuable service that the Trust provides in protecting our heritage and the friendly and welcoming service provision.

  • Dr. Thomas McCloughlin
    • February 2016
    • Dublin
    Very nice style and decor

    Being able to step out the door and walk made our stay enjoyable. The guardian was especially friendly. The decor and style including antiques was very nice and I appreciated the books and board games provided.

  • Mr Wise
    • September 2015
    • Co Antrim
    Made enjoyable by ..

    unique opportunity to stay at Florence Court and to wander freely around the grounds. Also liked the idea that we were staying in the very same accommodation as the servants in year's past - though obviously much more comfortably!

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 26/05/2017 to 16/06/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • 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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