Co. Fermanagh's Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges has announced that it will add six woodland lodges.
The new woodland lodges, which will join the property's existing 14 lakeside lodges, will be added as part of a £1.5 million investment, and each one will include two en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary wifi and an open plan lounge leading onto a private outdoor decking area with a hot tub and patio furniture.
The concrete-built, timber-clad lodges, which will be named after woodland birds, are being constructed offsite by modular housing company BuildWright Modular Homes in a streamlined factory environment that, according to Killyhevlin Hotel & Lakeside Lodges, reduces waste and fast-tracks the construction programme substantially.
According to the hotel, the new lodges will be low in energy demand and have been designed for a 100-year lifespan, reflecting the hotel's belief in sustainable, high-quality experiences.
The six new woodland lodges are due to be completed by the middle of July of 2021.
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges has also completed a major refurbishment of its hotel bedrooms and 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.
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges Joint Directors Statement
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges joint directors Jacqueline Wright and Leigh Watson said in a statement, "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 well-being 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."
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