Killyhevlin Lakeside unveils £1.5m boost

A Northern Ireland hotel has announced a £1.5 million investment which will see the addition of six luxury Woodland Lodges, complete with private hot tubs where guests can relax while taking in the breath-taking views.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:30 pm
Leigh Watson, Director Human Resources, Stephen Wright, BuildWright Modular Homes, Pat Kavanagh, Accounts Manager Killyhevlin, Lee York, Elliott York Partnership, Jacqueline Wright, Director Finance, Jonathan Kavanagh, Kavanagh Construction and David Morrison, General Manager Killyhevlin

A Northern Ireland hotel has announced a £1.5 million investment which will see the addition of six luxury Woodland Lodges, complete with private hot tubs where guests can relax while taking in the breath-taking views.

These additional luxury self-catering lodges within the grounds of Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel will complement the hugely successful existing 14 Lakeside Lodges which opened in March 2017.

In line with its continuous improvement programme, the award-winning hotel has also taken the opportunity to complete a major refurbishment of its luxury hotel bedrooms.

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Jacqueline Wright, Director of Finance, Leigh Watson Director Human Resources at Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel and Lodges

The six new Woodland Lodges, aptly named after woodland birds, complete with two en-suite bedrooms, are due to be completed by mid-July 2021. The facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary Wi-Fi and open plan lounge leading onto a private outdoor decking area with hot tub and patio furniture.

Blending perfectly into the woodland setting, the timber clad lodges from modular housing company BuildWright Modular Homes, epitomises modern living. The units have been constructed offsite in a streamlined factory environment, reducing waste and fast-tracking the construction programme substantially.

Beautifully finished and well-insulated, the concrete-built lodges are low in energy demand and designed for a 100-year lifespan, reflecting the hotel’s belief in sustainable, high-quality experiences.

The family run hotel is in The Fermanagh Lakelands less than one mile from Enniskillen. The Woodland and Lakeside Lodges will be the ultimate destination for families and small groups who wish to ‘make memories by the lakes’ of Lough Erne but remain just a stone’s throw from the bustling town centre whilst immersing themselves in nature.

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges Joint Directors Jacqueline Wright and Leigh Watson are excited to announce details of their investment programme: “We are really delighted to announce this significant investment in Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges and look forward to welcoming guests to experience our new Woodland Lodges and upgraded bedrooms. The exciting investment project is being delivered by a number of local businesses including BuildWright Modular Homes, Elliott York Partnership, Kavanagh Construction and By Raymond Kelly.

“With the increased demand for self-catering accommodation, considerable planning and meticulous design work have gone into the creation of our state-of-the-art Woodland Lodges, which will provide a major boost to the local tourism sector and present a fantastic option for a relaxing staycation.

“We have worked closely with Elliott York Partnership to ensure the Woodland Lodges sit perfectly within the remarkable Woodland setting. We have also worked with Northern Ireland interior designer, Raymond Kelly, to create a contemporary yet ‘home-from-home’ guest experience to complement such an outstanding setting.

“Without question it has been a very testing and extremely difficult year for the tourism sector, and although we have had to adapt, the team at Killyhevlin has been extremely dedicated in working towards reopening with the wellbeing of our guests being of utmost importance.

“We are committed to providing a unique visitor experience and believe that the addition of our much-anticipated Woodland Lodges and upgraded hotel accommodation will be very well received by our guests.”

Furthermore, Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges has also invested in its website which has undergone improvements to create a more user-friendly browsing experience, including an upgraded booking engine and enhanced mobile experience.

Lodge and hotel guests can enjoy a choice of lakeside dining experiences including an Outdoor Terrace as well as complimentary use of the on-site Health Club, complete with an indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, gym and enjoy some pampering at Kalm Spa with a range of Elemis and beauty treatments. The ‘Killy Kids’ outdoor playground located within the hotel grounds is a popular area for families. A Padel tennis court is also being added to the many leisure options available on site and will be the first hotel in Northern Ireland with this facility.

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