As a family of 7 with 2 year old twins we visited for 3 nights at easter during the cold but dry spell with no aims other than to relax. We managed fine for space with the supplied travel cot and one of our own. Crockery/cutlery was a little on the short side with 7 of us but we managed. The cabins were heated with electric heaters and the cold outside wasn't really an issue.
Kilcorby is a pretty secluded spot just off the main N3 and a few minutes drive to Belturbet, Derrylin and Ballyconnell. We tried a few places in Belturbet - The Seven Horseshoes was lovely to sit in and we tried a few takeaways. There isn't much in the way of sight-seeing which didn't bother us as we went without sight-seeing in mind but the Marble Arch Caves and Doon mountain wind turbines are worth a visit.
There was plenty of safe green spaces for the kids to run around and a river so we mainly practiced golf, fishing and miniature helicopter flying.
If I had to pick holes it would be the lack of attention to detail - we had been told we didn't need to take anything with us but when we arrived there was no toilet roll, kitchen sink plug stopper, kitchen cloths / scourer / scrubber, tea towels (there was one pillow case instead!). The beds were a little cheap and ours was broken but we held it up with a waste basket. We found it impossible to locate staff as the reception appeared to be closed throughout our stay. The games room had 2 pool tables neither of which had the required balls nor could we work out the coins required. The hot tub was not functional and there was no sign of a gym. The table tennis set had seen better days but the tennis court was fine.
Pros: Safe space for kids, quiet, relaxing and good value with the groupon deal we got
Cons: Not much in the way of site seeing nearby
I have a video if the inside of the cabin I will add it to YouTube.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Woodford River, part of the great Shannon-Erne Waterway, runs by Kilcorby's picturesque log cabins. The tranquil, rural setting is a blissful retreat from the pace of modern life. As you look on the cruisers gliding by, listen to the whirr of an anglers reel or just drink in the peace of the place, you can plan your holiday itinerary in the sure knowledge that Kilcorby is perfectly placed to satisfy anyone, active or passive, who wants a different holiday experience. ... more less