My Fiancé and I had the pleasure of staying at the Homecoming Barn for a long weekend in March.
Despite its rural location, it is very easy to find and well connected by road. It took us little over an hour to get to from central Belfast and just over 45 minutes back to Belfast International Airport when we had to leave.
The Barn is located in the small village of Clogher. Which has several shops to get any amenities you could need, a petrol station, a bank, pubs etc. It also has a picturesque cathedral looming from the top of the hill overlooking the Clogher Valley (you can also see the Barn from here).
The Homecoming Barn is a brand new conversion of farming sheds. It has the right balance of modern amenities (full modern kitchen with fitted appliances, 2 bathrooms (1 with a large roll top bath), TV & DVD player, Wi-Fi).Whilst retaining a rustic charm with well-placed lighting, soft furnishings and an impressive wood burner that is the focus of the living area. It even had a keyboard/piano that my fiance was able to play.
The main part of the barn is open plan, with the 1st floor landing overlooking the ground floor. The main living the area is quite large, but feels intimate because of openness of it. We hired the whole barn, which has a large master bedroom downstairs, with access to the downstairs bathroom. There is also a large twin room upstairs with en-suite. Both rooms had wardrobes/storage. The Barn is located on a small working sheep farm. We were fortunate that our trip coincided with lambing season, so we got to see lots of new lambs in the fields too, which was an added bonus.
Jack & Audrey (the owners) made us very welcome. They know all the ins and outs of the local area, so were able to give us some ideas of where to go. Such as was Knockmany Forest (5 mins away), Parkanaur Forest (20 mins) larger local towns (Enniskillen & Omagh 20-25 mins each) and local restaurants. There is also literature in the Barn, of the local area for reference and planning days out.
We really enjoyed our stay and we’ll definitely be going back. The Homecoming Barn is a great place to go to relax and base to explore this part of Northern Ireland from. We could not fault anything and found the price to be very good given what you get. It’s always nice to have expectations surpassed and the Homecoming Barn certainly does that!
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