Baronscourt Estate

Baronscourt Estate offers a beautiful rural conference meeting venue situated in a sheltered valley in the foothills of the Sperrin mountains in Ireland’s County Tyrone. You come across an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Baronscourt, the home of the Duke of Abercorn’s family since 1612, is among that handful of old family estates in the British Isles which combine great historical and architectural interest with a landscape of outstanding natural beauty.

This vibrant working farm, rural business, and estate spreads over the valley floor at Baronscourt and throughout its history each generation of the family has continued to ensure a programme of constant planting and landscaping of the park and gardens

The management of the estate’s wild herd of Japanese Sika deer has been recognised with the Laurent Perrier Award for wild game conservation while the forestry enterprise, an integral part of the Estate, won the Royal Forestry Society's ‘Duke of Cornwall’s Award', 2003.

Enjoy the beautiful rolling countryside and spectacular walks around the Estate enhanced in spring and early summer by the magnificent displays of bluebells, rhododendrons and azaleas. The carefully tended woods frame wonderful vistas that together with the lakes create a truly enchanted location in which to relax away from the pressures of modern living. The Estate is not open to the public but can be enjoyed by those using the conference facilities and accommodation.

Accommodation includes The Governor's Lodge and The Clock Tower

Game Fishing and 'Ghillie's and Guides'

For the passionate Salmon Angler, the ultimate fly fishing destination is the Baronscourt Estate beats on the River Mourne. This famous salmon fishery is located on the upper section of the River Mourne, Co. Tyrone and comprises of four beats with over 24 named pools. The Estate operates a "private beat system" with water divided into 4 beats, with 2 rods per beat. Two beats are fished each day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, the next day this changes to other two beats. The water is best described as a "fishermans river". It is fly only and wading is essential.

The most renowned and famous pool is the Snaa and is similar in its appearance to "the Junction Pool" on the River Tweed, Scotland the other pools such as "Carnaquin", "The Half Water", and "Blackstone" are all prolific. There is a good variation of pools, most of the fishing is done from the left bank, spey casting is not essential but recommended. This renowned and high quality salmon fishery also enjoys excellent access to the river with 2 fishing huts, 1 WC and car parking, expert advice is provided by the Estate's ghillie.
'Coarse Fishing' and 'Ghillie's and Guides'

On the lakes at Baronscourt Estate, high quality Pike Angling is on offer for those staying in either of the cottages within the Estate grounds. Spinning, trolling and fly fishing for Pike are the favoured methods. The largest Pike caught last year (2013) was over 1 meter and weighed just under 30lbs. The lake water is well oxygenated, pristine, and contains a good number of wild fish (none are reared). Boats can be hired with engines and guides can be provided on request. We operate a strict catch and release policy.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Omagh Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

FROM BELFAST TO BARONSCOURT ESTATE

Follow signs for M1 motorway heading West, and continue to Ballygawley where you should follow signs at the roundabout signed Omagh/Derry onto the A5.

On entering Omagh take the first left at the roundabout signed Strabane/Derry (A5) onto the bypass. Continue on the bypass through two sets of traffic lights. You will come to a second roundabout (beside the Tower Restaurant), take the second exit signed Strabane/Derry (A5).

Continue on the A5 (Beltany Road) for 9 miles, take a left exit signed Newtownstewart into Moyle Road, which will bring you to a mini-roundabout at the bottom of the village where you should turn right passing the Castle Hotel.

After passing a Spar shop on the right-hand side, take the (B84) signed for Drumquin and Baronscourt straight on (do not bear right round the corner).

Having travelled along this road for 4 miles, you will see a wide sweeping entrance on the right hand side just before a 2 storey yellow Gate Lodge. Turn right down this avenue driving over three cattlegrids and bearing left of the lawn in front to the Estate Office.

FROM DUBLIN AIRPORT TO BARONSCOURT ESTATE

Upon leaving the airport, follow signs for M1 heading North to junction 14, take the first exit onto the N33 signed Ardee, Derry/Doire (N2). At the roundabout take the second exit onto the Nee entering Ardee. Follow signs for Derry/Doire (N2) until you reach Aughnacloy.

At the T-junction in Aughnacloy, turn left and follow signs for Ballygawley (A5). At Ballygawley roundabout, continue on A5, signed Omagh/Derry.

On entering Omagh take the first left at the roundabout signed Strabane/Derry (A5) onto the bypass. Continue on the bypass through two sets of traffic lights. You will come to a second roundabout (beside the Tower Restaurant), take the second exit signed Strabane/Derry (A5).

Continue on the A5 (Beltany Road) for 9 miles, take a left exit signed Newtownstewart into Moyle Road, which will bring you to a mini-roundabout at the bottom of the village where you should turn right passing the Castle Hotel.

After passing a Spar shop on the right-hand side, take the (B84) signed for Drumquin and Baronscourt straight on (do not bear right round the corner).

Having travelled along this road for 4 miles, you will see a wide sweeping entrance on the right hand side just before a 2 storey yellow Gate Lodge. Turn right down this avenue driving over three cattlegrids and bearing left of the lawn in front to the Estate Office.

Shortbreak Offers

To book these offers, please contact the premises directly.

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In the grounds of a historic Baronscourt Estate – at the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains

25 Nov 2014 - 31 Jan 2015

Stay in one of our two 4* NITB self-catered holidays lets which make up part of the historic Stable Yard in the heart of the Estate.

Book three nights and get the fourth free.

Book by: 31st December 2014
On booking: please quote ‘3for4OFFER’

* EURO prices are indicative only. Exchange rates should be verified with premises at time of booking. Offers indicating price per person are based on per person sharing.

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