Fortview House Cavan - Fishing Horse riding cycling golf walking touring shopping
A warm welcome to Fortview House, with a turf fire awaits you at our working, family-run farmhouse where fresh vegetables and dairy products are served. The house is comfortably furnished with modern conveniences. Course fishing on 365 lakes and 5 rivers. Bait Stockist, cold room, log book, fishing videos and courier escorted fishing tours. Expert angling guide available. Pool, Pool room, entertainment 300 yards away.
Tasty home baking and scenic views of an old fort amidst the countryside. Six miles from Cavan Town. Use of boats available for guests, free of charge on main lakes in the area. Ideal location for walkers, pony trekking, golfers, cyclists and anglers. Families welcome - babysitting facilities. Be assured of excellent food, accommodation and hospitality.
Facilities (in or close to property):
24 Hour Taxi Service
Freezing Facilities Available
Shop & petrol near by
Horse Riding Available nearby in Redhills or Cavan town.
Help with Tracing Ancestors
4 golf courses nearby
Advice on fishing hot spots
Bait & tackle storage
Guillie service available
Fridge & Drying Facilities
Craft classes available
Pub with weekend entertainment 200yds away
Boat, engines & bicycle available for hire
Students to learn english welcome, Teacher available
Fishing, walking, cycling, touring maps available
All home cooking
All rooms with TV ,Ironing Facilities, Tea & coffee
8 Miles from Cavan Equestrian Centre
B&B & Evening Meals available
Places of Interest
Belturbet gets its name from Beal Tairbirt- literally from the Irish "The mouth of Tairbeirt island".
The town is situated on the eastern bank of the River Erne which rises in Lough Gowna and flows northwards through Upper and Lower Lough Erne in Co.Fermanagh, on it's way to the Atlantic ocean at Ballyshannon in Co.Donegal.
Waterways navigation was extended beyond the River Erne system by the re-opening of the Ballinamore-Ballyconnel canal, renamed the Shannon-Erne Waterway. Restoration commenced in 1990 and was officially opened in 1994, the project being funded jointly by the British and Irish Governments among others. With the opening of the canal it is now also possible to cruise from Belturbet into the River Shannon and to continue as far south to Limerick.
Close to Belturbet on the River Erne, is the entrance at Wattlebridge to the now defunct Ulster Canal which runs northwards through counties Cavan,Monaghan,Tyrone and Armagh, where it mergers into the River Blackwater before emptying into Lough Neagh. A feasibility study carried out by ESB International, concluded that it would be possible to renovate the canal, along most of its original track albeit with changes made to the width of the canal to accommodate modern size craft. If these renovation plans are carried out, then a significant step will have be made in re-opening the north south waterway traffic that existed many years ago.
There is great hope that renovation will take place and should it happen it will be possible to cruise from Coleraine in the North of Ireland along the River Bann, across Lough Neagh to Maghery,which marks the beginning of the Ulster Canal, then through the Shannon-Erne waterway to enter the River Shannon at Leitrim and thereby continuing the journey to Limerick,or alternatively branch off at either the Royal Canal or Grand Canal to Dublin or indeed if traveling along the Grand Canal, head further south along the Barrow navigation to St Mullins near New Ross Co. Wexford.
Belturbet is one of Ireland's premier angling centres.
Every year it becomes home base for hundreds of satisfied anglers.
The quality of fishing is no secret and there are many features in and around Belturbet which will both surprise and entertain our visitors.