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Farmstay getaways

Farmstay getaways

Relaxation is one of the main priorities for anybody going on a holiday or vacation, as we all want to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and to simply unwind in a new location. Farmstay getaways are the definition of relaxation, as Farmstay B&Bs are located all throughout the charming Irish countryside, where you can get back to nature and experience life on a working farm.

Immerse yourself in nature

Staying on an Irish farm is completely unique and authentic. The focus is on the farm’s stunning landscapes and tranquil surroundings, the delicious fresh food produced and of course, the farm animals. The farm setting is such a fantastic place to explore, and is the perfect opportunity to fully immerse yourself in nature and the Irish Farmhouse Holidays B&B experience.

Working farms

Farmstay B&B hosts make the experience even more special, as they invite you to learn about their everyday lives on a working farm, and are on hand to make sure that their guests enjoy every moment in their beautiful homes. From eating freshly-laid breakfast eggs in the morning, to taking a peaceful stroll through the countryside, you are guaranteed to make unforgettable memories in such a unique setting.

Farmstay getways, learn about everyday life on a working farm

An Irish farmstay getaway is such a wonderful and relaxing experience, so make sure you don’t miss out and book your Farmstay B&B accommodation!

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Farmhouse B&B offer the best of traditional cuisine

Farmhouse B&Bs offer the best of traditional cuisine

Booking a stay in a farmhouse B&B is the perfect choice if you want to experience delicious meals and tasty home-baked treats. Farmhouse Bed and Breakfasts offer the best of traditional cuisine with menus using the finest of local and seasonal produce.

Working farms

Many of our farmhouse B&Bs are working farms that produce a lot of what they use in their menus from the farm. Your palate will delight in the succulent flavours from the farm’s very own harvest. Start your day with eggs freshly-laid by the garden hens that will compliment your B&B hosts delicious homemade soda bread.

Full Irish Breakfast

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the smell of a traditional home-cooked breakfast. The full Irish is always on the menu when you choose a farmstay holiday. Bacon, eggs, sausage, tomatoes with black and white pudding accompanied with freshly made soda-bread, is the perfect start to any day. If you prefer something else, then there is always plenty to choose from on the varied breakfast menu. Many farms make their own jams that taste divine on homemade breads.

Home-baked treats

Farmhouse hosts are renowned for their baking skills and the aroma of home baking is certain to get your taste buds awakened. Freshly baked brown bread, soda bread and scones are customary treats and are most welcome after a busy day sightseeing. There’s nothing nicer than a warm buttered scone accompanied by a cup of tea or coffee. Your B&B host may even give you an impromptu cookery class and let you in on their secret recipes.

Take a farm tour

If you would like to learn a bit about farming life, your host will be delighted to take you on a tour of the farm where you will see animals such as sheep, cattle, horses and donkeys in their natural environment. B&B hosts know their area well, so if you are interested in visiting a farmer’s market or the hidden gems of their area, they will be able to advise you. So, if you would like a farmstay holiday that offers the best of traditional cuisine, look no further than a Farmhouse B&B.

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The Wild Atlantic Way’s Hidden Gems - Sliabh Liag

The Wild Atlantic Way’s Hidden Gems

It is a well-known fact that Ireland is a wonderful place to visit, at all times of the year, with something for everyone to fall in love with on this magical little island. The Wild Atlantic Way is the perfect place to start exploring, as the stunning coastal route takes in 9 gorgeous counties along the West of Ireland. Farmhouse B&Bs are dotted all along this route and make for the perfect accommodation as you travel along and discover the Wild Atlantic Way’s hidden gems.

Ireland is jam-packed with fantastic tourist attractions, from historical sites to stunning scenic locations. However, often the main focus is put on the most popular and recognisable attractions, when the Emerald Isle has so much more than just these to explore. Staying in a Farmhouse B&B can unlock these hidden gems for you, as your hosts will have all the inside knowledge on the places to visit that might not appear in a guide book or travel blog.

Along all 2500km of the Wild Atlantic Way’s coastal road, there are so many hidden gems to discover. Fascinating ruins of ancient historical sites, secluded blue-flag sandy beaches and breath-taking viewing points, are all amongst the attractions that you can add to your must-see list. Your B&B hosts will also let you in on the best places to eat, the cosiest pubs to grab a drink in and where to find the best entertainment to embrace Ireland’s “craic agus ceol”.

Visiting the Wild Atlantic Way’s hidden gems is a must-do this year, so make sure you put it on your wish-list and book your Farmhouse B&B now for the perfect stay!

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Traditional Christmas Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Christmas Strawberry Trifle Recipe

It seems that no matter what array of fancy deserts are prepared at Christmastime, the good old fashioned Christmas Strawberry Trifle is the one that everyone chooses to eat first. Farmhouse B&B hosts are renowned for their fabulous baking skills and know what their guests love to eat at this time of year. This Christmas recipe is so easy to make and everyone just loves it. Try it yourself this Christmas!

IngredientsTraditional Christmas Strawberry Trifle Recipe

60z / 170g of Shop bought triple sponge
135g Packet of Strawberry Jelly
2 tbsp  of Custard Powder
2 tbsp of White Sugar
1 Pint / 500mL of Milk
8 Fresh Strawberries
250mL of Fresh Cream
1 Chocolate Flake

Needed: 9 inch wide x 4.4 inch deep trifle dish.

Method

  1. Dissolve one packet of jelly cubes in a heatproof measuring jug using a little boiling water. Now add enough cold water to make the liquid up to 1 pint / 500mL.
  2. Slice the trifle sponge into thick pieces and place in the bottom of you trifle dish.
  3. Wash and half the strawberries and scatter them around the sponge in the trifle dish.
  4. Now pour your jelly into the trifle dish to cover the sponge and strawberries and let it set in the fridge.
  5. Put 2 tbsp of custard powder and 1-2 tbsp of sugar into a bowl.
  6. Mix into a smooth paste with a little milk taken from one pint of milk.
  7. Heat the remaining milk to nearly boiling and pour onto the custard mix, stirring well.
  8. Return to the saucepan and bring to the boil over a low heat, stirring continuously until it thickens.
  9. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
  10. Once the custard has cooled ladle it onto the set jelly in the trifle dish. Put back into the fridge.
  11. Whip your carton of fresh cream with an electric mixer until firm.
  12. Ladle the cream on top of your custard and use a fork to create peaks.
  13. Crumble your chocolate flake on the top of the cream and your trifle is complete.

 

Keep the trifle refrigerated until you are ready to eat!

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Cosy Farmhouse Winter Breaks

Farmhouse Winter Breaks in Ireland

Ireland isn’t just a destination to visit in the Summer time, it also has the perfect climate for a Winter break. Because of Ireland’s mild weather, a farmhouse Winter break is the ideal choice for getting way from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

Get back to nature

Booking a stay on an Irish farm is way more than just booking accommodation.. It’s an opportunity to stay with an Irish family and experience Irish culture first-hand. It’s a chance to get back to nature and enjoy the beautiful Irish countryside. Your B&B host will guide you to the region’s hidden gems and provide expert knowledge on things to see and do. The perfect end to a day is a visit to the local pub for a bite to eat, an Irish coffee and some traditional music.

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Service with a smile

Farmhouse B&B hosts are renowned for the friendly service they offer guests. From the moment you arrive, you will be made to feel so welcome. There is nothing like the taste of home-baked treats and your host will have them at the ready for your arrival. Your bedroom will be comfortably furnished and the only noise you’ll hear is the chirpy bird song in the morning. Wake up to the smell of home-cooking where a tasty full Irish breakfast will be waiting for you. It is the perfect meal to set you up for a day’s adventure in the countryside.

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Valley View Farmhouse

August Farmhouse B&B Reviews

With delicious food, the warmest of hosts, a picturesque landscape and some much-needed peace and quiet, a farm-stay captures the very best of country Irish life. Below is a selection of farmhouse B&B reviews from guests who have enjoyed their stay in a farmhouse B&B.

Fernhill Farm – Doolin, Clare

We had a great experience! Staff was very helpful and gave us some great advice on hiking to the Cliffs of Moher. The room was great and we enjoyed our breakfast. Great place to stay that I would highly recommend!

Review Score: 10/10            Lance Buff
Fernhill Farm – Doolin, Clare

Clinton’s Woodview Farmhouse – Dublin

Mary was outstanding, given so many changes we made in advance. The rooms were excellent and beautifully decorated – especially a family room. Breakfast was amazing. She makes her own bread daily and every choice was a delight. Location was also excellent with easy access to surrounding towns and airport. Definitely coming back. Thank you from all the Shortall’s.

Review Score: 10/10            Paul Shortall
Clinton's Woodview Farmhouse - Skerries, Dublin

Valley View Farmhouse – Killarney, Kerry

This was definitely my favorite b&b of our entire trip. I wish we could stay with them every night in Ireland. We loved helping Conn milk the cows and show us his farming duties. The Austrian exchange student was also so sweet and helpful. We were greeted with freshly baked scones and tea, and Sheila was even kind enough to let us wash our muddy clothes. I can’t wait to come back.

Review Score: 10/10            Kayli Raeisghasem
Valley View Farmhouse – Killarney, Kerry

Ardfield Farmhouse – Cork City, Cork

Bernadette was great the accommodation was splendid as well as the scenery from the front of the house as we sipped tea overlooking the valley below. We walked to the nearby town for a pub dinner which Bernadette booked for us. Great time as we left with a delicious Irish breakfast for the road ahead.

Review Score: 10/10            Anthony & Esther Faro
Ardfield Farmhouse – Cork City, Cork

Avondale Farmhouse – Pettigo, Donegal

Simply perfect! Very cosy place and Mary was extremely friendly. I can only recommend ths B&B! Great for everybody who wants to be quiet. If you are looking for a peaceful place, go there, if you are looking for a busy place, don’t go there. But I guess if you are looking for a busy place, you don’t go to Donegal anyway…

Review Score: 10/10            Jacques M
Avondale Farmhouse – Pettigo, Donegal

 

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Fat free breakfast loaf

Fat free breakfast loaf recipe

Elizabeth, B&B host of Castleview Farmouse has kindly shared a recipe for a fat free breakfast loaf that she likes to bake for her guests. It’s an easy to prepare, healthy breakfast option, that tastes really delicious served with sliced bananas!

IngredientsElizabeth, Castleview Farmhouse

225g/8oz Coarse Wholemeal Flour
300ml/1/2 Pint of Warm Tea
375g Packet of Fruit Mix
175g/6oz Soft Brown Sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Mixed Spice

Method

1. Preheat Oven to 180 C /350 F /gas 4. Lightly grease and base line a 2 lb loaf tin.
2. Place the tea in a mixing bowl and add the fruit. Allow to soak for about 3 hours or overnight.
3. Mix in the sugar and eggs. Finally, stir in the flour, baking powder and mixed spice. Combine well.
4. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for about 45 minutes until firm to the touch and and a knife comes out clean. Remove from oven and leave in tin for 5 minutes, then remove from tin and cool on a wire tray.
5. Serve warm or cold. Delicious with sliced bananas.

An Irish farmhouse holiday is the perfect way to get back to nature and enjoy Ireland’s beautiful countryside locations. Choose a farmstay for an authentic B&B experience.

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July Farmhouse B&Bs Reviews.

July Farmhouse B&B Reviews

Many of us would not consider booking accommodation without checking the property’s online reviews first. To help you decide on a farmstay holiday, here’s a few of our July farmhouse B&Bs reviews.

Tara Farm, Kenmare, Co Kerry

Review: This was our favourite B&B on our trip. The home was beautiful. The views while you eat breakfast were amazing. The room was small but very comfortable with s great shower. The breakfast also great! You ordered off a menu with was great since I don’t eat meat and got to choose what I had. If/When we go back, this is one place we would come back to!
Carol and Tony Corbett         Review Score: 10/10

July Farmhouse online B&Bs Reviews.

Arch House B&B, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh

Review: My family stayed only one night but found all accommodations to be great! We loved the quiet farm setting and we took a small stroll around the farm in the evening and had enjoyable and informative conversation with Geoffrey. Bed and breakfast was superb. Highly recommend and would like to revisit soon.
Pat Lowe        Review Score: 10/10

July Farmhouse online B&Bs Reviews.

Salmon Leap Farm, Killarney, Co Kerry

Review: Lovely home and our host, Sean went out of his way to give us excellent service. He also took the time to give us a tour of the ancient architectural site on his property which was extremely interesting to us. We would highly recommend this B&B.
Colleen and Don Kennedy    Review Score: 10/10

Bridgeview Farmhouse, Kinsale, Co Cork

Review: Welcomed with scones and a pot of tea … and the care and hospitality continued. Good size room and bathroom. Room to relax inside and outside in the sun. Very enjoyable stay.
Deborah Southwell    Review Score: 10/10
July Farmhouse online B&Bs Reviews.

Glendine Country House, Arthurstown, Co Wexford

We really enjoyed our stop at Glendine House. Lots of character to the building and rooms. The highland cows and deer in the paddocks show this is a real working farmhouse. But most of all the welcome from Ann and her family made us feel relaxed in this wonderful location.
Brian Hutchinson      Review Score: 10/10

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Get back to nature on a farmhouse B&B

Get back to nature on a farmhouse holiday

A farmhouse holiday in Ireland is the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and to get back to nature. Farmstay B&Bs are located in idyllic countryside locations, where the scenic surroundings and natural beauty will take your breath away. The peace and tranquility, coupled with the outdoor activities that the landscape provides, guarantees the perfect getaway.

get back to nature on a farmhouse B&BScrumptious Food

Irish bed and breakfast hosts are renowned for their delicious home cooking and baking skills. Many farms use fresh ingredients sourced straight from the farm, which really enhances the taste of the already delicious full Irish breakfast and tasty home baked treats.Back to nature on a farmhouse B&B

Great place to explore

Staying in an Irish Farmhouse B&B gives you the best of both worlds, as you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your countryside setting but can also explore your exciting surroundings and local hidden gems. Your farmstay hosts will be happy to help plan your day’s adventures, as they are experts in what their region has to offer!
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April farmhouse B&B reviews

April farmhouse B&B reviews

Here is a selection of April farmhouse B&B reviews from guests who stayed in farmhouse bed and breakfasts during the month of April.

Doonagore Farmhouse, Cliffs of Moher, Clare

You won’t regret staying with Pat and Mary! Their home was welcoming and comfortable. We had a great view out our window to the sunset over the sea. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to do the hike with Pat to the Cliffs. This is WAY better than what the visitor center has to offer! While staying there, we also listened to some live “free-style” Irish music at O’Connor’s and it was wonderful. Our stay in Doolin and at their Farmhouse was our favorite part of our Ireland trip!
Taylor McKenzie      Review Score: 10/10
Doonagore Farmhouse, Cliffs of Moher, Clare

Ardfield Farmhouse, Cork City, Cork

Bernadette and her husband were wonderful hosts! She took the time to sit with us and give her recommendations on places to visit and where to eat and made a delicious breakfast! He spent time talking to us about the horses and showed us around the barn. It was a lovely stay!
Autumn      Review Score: 10/10
Ardfield Farmhouse, Cork City, Cork

Clinton’s Woodview Farmhouse Skerries, Dublin

We had a wonderful time!! Mary was a wonderful host. The house was clean and cozy and ALWAYS smelled of home cooking. Mary’s breakfast was “off the charts” good. I took lots of pictures of our place settings as they were beautiful!! I think of her homemade plum jam every morning. I cannot find anything like it here in my local grocery store. The accommodations were perfect for us as we were gone all day everyday exploring beautiful Ireland. We can home to a comfy bed, wifi, and warm shower every night. I wish we had more time in Skerries as it was such a beautiful little harbor town. Mary is warm and thoughtful and made our stay very memorable. I will be back for sure and would recommend The Clinton Farm House over and over!
Andrea Hodne and Kathy Sloane     Review Score: 10/10
Clinton's Woodview Farmhouse, Skerries, Dublin

Glasha, Ballymacarbry, Waterford

Olive is the best! Her home is warm and inviting. The room and en suite were spacious and very comfortable. The best part about Glasha is Olive. She had afternoon tea with us and pointed us in the direction of both the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle. Both are beautiful and the town of Cahir was lovely! She serves a very nice breakfast. Olive also gave me directions when we left so we would hit some good spots on the way to Cork.
Kim Ferrell     Review Score: 10/10
Glasha Farmhouse, Ballymacarbry, Waterford

Garvey’s Farmhouse, Dingle, Kerry

Had a wonderful two day stay. Great place to explore the Dingle peninsula. Good breakfast comfortable bed and wonderful host who gave us good suggestions for activities. Be prepared to drive to Dingle to eat. Only one place nearby.
Marsha and Cliff     Review Score: 10/10
Garvey's Farmhouse, Dingle, Kerry

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