Mourne - Baronscourt Estate, Ireland
Baronscourt Estate and the River Mourne offer pool after pool of picture-perfect fly water with exceptional fishing and first class guiding.
Situated in a sheltered valley in the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains in Northern Ireland's County Tyrone is an oasis of peace and tranquility, Baronscourt Estate.
The River Mourne is part of the Foyle river system, one of the largest in Ireland. The Mourne has had very little fishing pressure over the last 30 years because of the troubles in Northern Ireland and has been almost exclusively fished by a private syndicate of just twelve rods. It is believed to have the potential to become one of the best salmon rivers in Northern Europe, now that the drift nets have been lifted from the Irish Sea.
Baronscourt Estate, the home of the Duke of Abercorn's family since 1612, is a traditional sporting estate and is the perfect base for your fishing on the River Mourne. As a guest at Baronscourt you will have direct access to the estate water which comprises four beats with a total of 20 named pools.
The two storey Clock Tower forms part of the Baronscourt Stable Yard and dates from 1890. This charming building has been completely refurbished and can comfortably accommodate up to four people. It has attained a Northern Ireland Tourist Board 4* rating.
The ground floor is open plan, extremely spacious and with a fully equipped modern kitchen and dining area including electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and separate tumble drier. There is a small cloakroom with a heater to dry clothes.
On the first floor there is a large comfortable living room with wood-burning stove, television, and DVD. Guests are welcome to sit out on the lawn, looking over unspoilt parkland. The two twin bedrooms are situated either side of the living area, one with an ensuite bathroom, the second with a shower room with power shower.
Although this is self-catering accommodation, a cook can be arranged to come and prepare your meals including a picnic lunch which would be eaten at the hut at the famous Snaa pool.