G8 lodging beside Lough Erne Resort? £12,000 please!

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FANCY taking in the G8 in June and renting a state of the art, fully furnished house within walking distance of the Lough Erne Resort?

All it will cost you is £12,000.

The five bed house is just one of a host of different accommodation available on the classified ads website

But, those visiting Fermanagh will need to have expensive tastes as costs for private accommodation for the week of the G8 go well into the thousands, with a typical week costing around £3,000.


One property – a four bedroom with the capacity to sleep 10, has a double ensuite and its own jacuzzi, not to mention ample car parking for 20-plus vehicles and facilities  for four helicopters landing!

At £5,000, a steal it is not, but if you are considering bringing your own helicopter to the summit, then £5,000 may well be within your price range.

Another property of mention has a 17ft by 17ft living room and retails for the week at a modest £3,000.

An added bonus of this property is the option for 24-hour security, a luxury protesters could very well require.

Another unique letting opportunity comes in the shape of a 60ft barge, suitable for two people come G8 time.

Centrally heated by its own generator and billed as one of the largest boats on Lough Erne, a leisurely cruise will set you back £2,500 for a week.

The entrepreneurship of Fermanagh people does not end with the letting of housing though, as one such listing advertises a fully fitted restaurant to let for the month of June for £5,000.


Situated on an Enniskillen main shopping street the premises, it is described as, ‘perfect to take advantage of the thousands of people expected from around the world for G8 in June’.

In total, there are over 100 listings advertising lodgings for the G8 , but as yet it is unclear whether or not the demand is there.

With more affordable lodging ranging from £250 per week, £12,000 may be deemed too steep for some to pay, but who knows.

Best dust off those binoculars though and look to the skies just in case!

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