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Stars of Blandings stay at Crom holiday cottages

BBC's Blandings cast filmed on the Crom Estate, County Fermanagh. © BBC/Mammoth/Steffan Hill

BBC's Blandings cast filmed on the Crom Estate, County Fermanagh. © BBC/Mammoth/Steffan Hill

Blandings, the period comedy based on the stories by PG Wodehouse returns to BBC One this Sunday at 6.30pm.

Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders reprise their roles as the absent-minded Lord Emsworth (Clarence to his friends) and his indomitable sister Connie, alongside Jack Farthing as Clarence’s feckless son, Freddie.

Like the first series, this second run was filmed entirely on location at Crom Castle in County Fermanagh, which meant for six weeks our holiday cottages on the Crom Estate got to host some very famous guests indeed.

Jennifer Saunders, who stars as Connie, Lord Emsworth's sister, felt totally at home returning to Crom, as she explains…

"During filming I stay in one of the cottages on the estate. I'm next door to the director and two doors down is Jack Farthing then Matthew the producer just over the way. It is really lovely.

She continues,

"I love the colours of the trees and the views of the lake, and the stars at night are just incredible.

“Fermanagh is very pretty and an amazing place to stay. I'd take my dog Olive for lovely walks if I had a spare hour or day off.”

Jack Farthing, who plays the family’s silly son Freddie, was just as impressed…

"This year I lived in a cottage in the grounds of the castle, which was amazing. It is the most extraordinary estate and to wake up every day surrounded by wild deer roaming around, beautiful castle ruins and an amazing loch is incredible. You couldn't ask for more from a location.”

All seven holiday cottages on the Crom estate, which are situated around a picturesque courtyard were used by the cast and crew of Blandings. The jetty is just 100 metres from the cottages so cottage guests can make full use of the free fishing passes*. You can sit out on the shores of Lough Erne and watch the world go by or explore the 2000 acres of the Estate on foot, bike or boat. You can find further details about the cottages below.

* Restrictions apply.

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  • The exterior of Erne View, Crom, Northern Ireland  © National Trust

    Erne View

    Newtownbutler , County Fermanagh

    Great views of Lough Erne from this cottage in a small complex on the Crom Demesne.

  • Exterior of Woodford Cottage,Newtownbutler,Co.Fermanagh

    Woodford Cottage

    Newtownbutler , County Fermanagh

    Watch swallows nesting from this pretty courtyard cottage on the edge of Lough Erne.

  • The exterior of Badger Cottage, Crom, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh © National Trust

    Badger Cottage

    Newtownbutler , County Fermanagh

    A corner courtyard cottage in this attractive complex of the Crom Demesne.

  • Exterior view of Alder Cottage,Newtownbutler,Co.Fermanagh

    Alder Cottage

    Newtownbutler , County Fermanagh

    A cosy courtyard cottage perfect for a peaceful away-from-it-all break.

  • Exterior view of Aspen Cottage,Newtownbutler,Co.Fermanagh

    Aspen Cottage

    Newtownbutler , County Fermanagh

    Third in the row, the traditional lead-paned windows overlook a small wood.

  • Exterior of Orchard View,Newtownbutler,Co.Fermanagh

    Orchard View

    Newtownbutler , County Fermanagh

    A great base for a family holiday on the edge of Lough Erne.