News  |  July 24th, 2015

Top 30 Adventure Break Destination!


Blessingbourne Estate are thrilled to announce that it has been named as one of the top destinations to enjoy an adventure break in Ireland by The adventure break list compiled by Fran Power, from specifically highlights the Estate’s exhilarating 13k Mountain Bike Trails and invites readers to “build their mountain bike muscle”.

Recognised as providing a premier Mountain Biking experience the trails were designed by Architrails Phil Saxena, who also designed trails for the Beijing Olympics and the Downhill World Cup. Blessingbourne’s trails cater for all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to those searching for that all important adrenaline fix. The blend of beautiful blue trails to the dramatic red/black technically challenging loops trails has something for everyone to enjoy.

The snaking single-track has lots of trail features including jumps, table-tops, berms, rock-gardens and drops; and chicken-runs for the kids and the faint-hearted, of course!

Blessingbourne’s mountain biking facilities also include a pump track and skills area, which exposes opportunities for improvement. The criss-crossing track contains bumps, jumps, dips and berms, and you need to really use your body-weight to get round it with your dignity intact. A great place to hone a few handling skills, it is located right at the trail-head, so it’s a good place to warm up before you hit the trails proper. Bike hire is available on site.

In addition to the mountain bike trails guests can experience the unique blend of things to do and see, whilst enjoying a countryside retreat.  On-site activities include a bespoke walking trail; working farm featuring cows, horses, ponies, peacocks and chickens and goats. As well as 18-acre coarse fishing on private lakes; outdoor children’s play area or the opportunity to delve into the estate’s captivating history in the costume & carriage.

Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy an activity break in one of Blessingbourne’s collection of award winning self-catering accommodation. The apartments are pet friendly and you can also bring your horse on holiday with on-site stables located at the heart of the working farm. The Estate offers guests a unique experience complimented by a warm welcome from estate owners Colleen and Nicholas Lowry.

For more info visit T.  +44 (0) 28 8952 1188 or email


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