Baronscourt Estate

Description

Situated in a sheltered valley in the foothills of the Sperrin mountains in Ireland’s County Tyrone, you come across an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Baronscourt, the home of the Duke of Abercorn’s family since 1612, is among that handful of old family Estates in the British Isles which combine great historical and architectural interest with a landscape of outstanding natural beauty.

This private Estate is vibrant working farm, rural business, and spreads over the valley floor at Baronscourt, and throughout its history each generation of the family has continued to ensure a programme of constant planting and landscaping of the park and gardens.  It is not open to the public for walking except on the specific dates advertised on social media to raise funds for local charities.

Baronscourt is a multi-award winning food producer for its Wild Sika Venison.  Between 2014 and 2021 the Estate has achieved a total of 34 gold stars from the Great Taste Awards for its Venison French Rack, Venison Loin, and Handmade Venison Burgers and Sausages.  In both 2014 and 2015 we were nominated as one of the Top 50 Foods out of thousands of entries, and we are incredibly proud of our prestigious Golden Fork Award for Northern Ireland 2015.

During the shooting season both Venison and oven ready Pheasants are sold.  The management of the Estate’s wild herd of Japanese Sika deer has been recognised with the Laurent Perrier Award for Wild Game Conservation.  While the forestry enterprise, an integral part of the Estate, won the Royal Forestry Society’s ‘Duke of Cornwall’s Award’ in 2003.

Guests staying on the Estate can enjoy the beautiful rolling countryside and spectacular walks, enhanced in spring and early summer by the magnificent displays of bluebells, rhododendrons and azaleas. The carefully tended woods frame wonderful vistas that together with the lakes create a truly enchanted location in which to relax away from the pressures of modern living.