Drumskinny Farm

Restored in conjunction with Under the Thatch in the Fermanagh countryside of the West of Northern Ireland
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets allowed by special request only

Drumskinny Farm

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Priced for up to 2 staying, sleeps 4. Restored in consultation with Under the Thatch, and one of our most cherished locations.

Drumskinny Farm is a Grade Two listed vernacular farmhouse located in a private and idyllic location on the Fermanagh/Donegal border at the end of its own private lane. It is surrounded by beautiful vistas of rolling hills and forests with wide, uninterrupted views of the countryside - a real retreat. Stay here to explore the best of NW Ireland.

You have lots of private outside space to enjoy with a fabulous wildflower meadow on the roof of the original byres.

There is easy access to the larger cities as well as the local lakes for water sports and hikes along the Ulster Way. It is environmentally friendly with underfloor heating keeping traditional flagstones warm underfoot, solar panels, wood burners, plus an air source heat pump and its own spring water supply. Great location for Fermanagh Lakelands or Donegal beaches and wilderness. 



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Our short stay at Drumskinny farm was amazing, coinciding with the heatwave. The house had excellent facilities and was tastefully decorated. The surrounding land was great for our dog. I thought I wo...

Jacqueline C, 2023

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pets allowed by special request only
bed layout
Master Double, Twin

facilities at Drumskinny Farm

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
ground floor bathroom

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in detail

Underfloor heating  downstairs and via radiators upstairs:

Ground floor:

  • Kitchen:  - dishwasher, electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle etc. radio with iPhone charger and docking station
    Farmhouse table and four chairs.
  • Living room:  - Front door into living room with stable opening - two large chesterfield sofas (one is a sofa bed - please phone office if you would like to use this), antique wooden desk, chair, wood burner TV with integral dvd player, staircase leading up to first floor.
  • Boot room/Utility room : - drying rack, large butler sink, hot, cold and rainwater taps, freezer, hoover, washine machine and tumble dryer,wardrobe with coat rack
    stable door leading to the back garden.
  • Bathroom: - Traditional slipper bath, WC, sink with stand, corner shower
  • Master bedroom:- Antique cast iron with brass Double bed, chest of drawers, bed side tablesand log burner


  • Twin bedroom:- Two antique cast iron beds, chest of drawers, wardrobe
  • Upstairs wee wee:- (WC!) Loo, stone sink, mirror


  • Wood shed with supply of wood and BBQ,
  • Large front and back gardens
  • Long private gravel drive to house
  • Parking for 3 cars


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customer reviews for Drumskinny Farm

Our short stay at Drumskinny farm was amazing, coinciding with the heatwave. The house had excellent facilities and was tastefully decorated. The surrounding land was great for our dog. I thought I would miss a beach location but the rural views definitely made up for that. I hope to return in the future.

- Jacqueline C,

This famhouse is a very special place. It is a traditional Irish farmhouse that has been renovated to impeccable taste. The design is simple and beautiful, with every detail considered to the highest quality. If you want to feel inspired and awed this is the place. I have stayed here many times with my family, we keep returning as it has become the essence of rest and relaxation. The house is private and remote, the kitchen is fantastic for cooking. The living room a divine place to rest, the bathroom is beautiful, with a view from the bath out over onto the rolling Donegal hills. I cannot recommend Sam and Hazel's place highly enough, they really care about providing the best possible stay for their guests. - David


The cottage was beautiful set in picturesque surroundings. It had all the facilities we required, comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen. Communication from the owners was prompt and helpful.

- Denise M,

The cottage was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed in and, believe me, we have stayed in a lot of places. It was beautifully presented and impeccably clean. The sense of calm and quiet from the fields around the house was idyllic. The owner was very helpful when we had Wi Fi issues. We had to leave early because of a family matter but we will be back as soon as we can. Drumskinny is a gem.

- Garry H,

absolutely beautiful restored small farmhouse in green lush co Fermanagh !! wonderful countryside to explore with besutifullough Erne and many other lakes. fully recommend this property

- Elaine E,

We had a lovely few days at Drumskinney farm.everything just as advertised. Could have stayed longer....

- Dolores R,

We had a lovely stay at this property. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard and very private and peaceful. It is well located for trips to Londonderry and Donegal, and there are plenty of restaurants and more local places to visit nearby. The owners were also very responsive to queries. We would highly recommend this property to others.

- Richard W,

We loved the house and found it stylish, comfortable and homely, in a very quiet and rural spot. The owners have done an excellent job in modernising the farmhouse, keeping the original character of the house but adding all modern amenities and comforts. The lakes of Fermanagh are very close (Castle Archdale park is a great place for walking the dogs or getting out on the water) and it’s easy to get to the coast in both Donegal and Sligo, or to Enniskillen in the opposite direction. Highly recommended!

- Michael G,

Utterly idyllic rural retreat. Exquisite restoration, obviously a labor of love for its owners, elegantly appointed, cooks kitchen, natural stone, wood, pot bellied stoves, radiant heating throughout, beautiful fresh linens, immaculately clean, laundry room, wi-fi included. Comes replete with a woodpecker and a herd of sheep who may occasionally visit. My only regret was not staying longer. Our hosts Sam and Hazel were never more than a text away and generous with their local knowledge. Just be sure to have a well charged phone and roaming data plan - you'll need GPS to navigate but as long as you aim for Kesh, Drumskinny and find' Monaghans of the Cross' you'll find it - keep the bar behind you and aim down Movarran Rd for 1.5 miles you can't miss the bright red orange gate. I would return in a heart beat! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! Warmest regards, Hazel Jane

- Hazel jane L,

We stayed at Drumskinny Farm for four nights and enjoyed and appreciated the comforts of this converted farm: see the original type of vernacular building just down the road with whitewashed walls and red roof. Underfloor heating and wood burning stoves made this eco building very warm and welcoming.The soft grey interior, well fitted kitchen and bathroom with large shower as well as bath, the views across the fields to woods and mountains were all appreciated by us as was the very useful welcome pack. I loved the little touches such as the delicately embroidered Irish linen blind in the bathroom. The nearest pub was five minutes away, Drummoney Falls was 10 m inutes away and Enniskillen, the county town was within half an hour and offered a high street of good shops and a craft centre.Touring Lower Lough Erne was a very good way to spend a day, as was a visit to the Giant's Causeway and Derry, Florence Court, Castle Coole and Mount Stewart. Definitely another lovely UTT place to stay.

- Mrs d e joyce J,

The photos do not do justice to Drumskinny Farmhouse. Beautifully restored with great attention to detail and good eco credentials. It is quite remote (yet has excellent Wifi, better than I have in city !) but is within a drive of great walking territory. Love the way you can meander between Republic and UK. In fact the local town is split between UK/Ireland with different currencies etc.on each side of the bridge.

- Justin tallon T, WICKLOW (Ireland),

Brilliant holiday discovering Ireland, both Northern and the Republic - the cottage is perfectly placed to do both, in fact the border weaves back and forth the whole time! Highlights were the Ulster American Folk Museum, Marble Arch Geopark and all the incredible forest walks around Lough Erne. And a lovely little cottage to come back to each evening!

- Brenda H,

Drumskiiny Farm is a lovely and very well equiped small farmhouse in a rural location. Its been very nicely finished with a minimal but classy feel. Lots of period touches for a most comfortable but simple authenic feel. Lots of heating with three woodburners and underfloor heating. Loved it and can thoroughly recommend it. Plenty to see and do within driving distance.

- Robert R,

Very lovely farmhouse in idyllic location. We had a wonderful time and we hope to visit again soon!

- Alexandra W,

5 Star Quality Luxury Farmhouse in a very quiet remote location, yet able to use as base for exploring County Fermanagh and County Donegal, Lovely Beaches within a short drive.

- Alan C,