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Make your next getaway, a farmhouse bed and breakfast stay

Make your next getaway break, a farmhouse bed and breakfast stay

Make your next getaway break, a farmhouse bed and breakfast stay and enjoy a truly unique experience, guaranteed to leave you with lasting happy memories of the time you spent in Ireland. Here are just some of the reason why you should stay in an Irish Farmhouse B&B.

A Warm Welcome

When staying in a Farmhouse B&B, your hosts will be sure to give you a warm and friendly Irish welcome, where you will be made to feel right at home.  Your hosts will do whatever they can to ensure that you settle in with ease and will offer you all that you need to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay, from the minute you arrive until the time that you leave.

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Ideal Locations

Farmhouse B&Bs are located throughout the whole island of Ireland, which means that this type of accommodation is the perfect base when exploring any part of the Emerald Isle, including the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East.  Farmhouse B&Bs also are located close to an abundance of local amenities including fascinating historical sites, interesting cultural attractions and beautiful scenic views.  With their great knowledge of the local area, your hosts will only be delighted to advise you on the best places to visit during your stay.

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Fantastic Home-Cooked Food

A Farmhouse B&B is renowned for their top quality, home-cooked Irish breakfasts.  Fresh ingredients, such as eggs, milk and vegetables, are sourced from the working farm when possible, meaning you are guaranteed a healthy and delicious meal that will set you up for an exciting day of exploring.  Lots of tasty homemade treats, which are also freshly baked using local produce, will also be on offer during your stay, such as scones and soda bread.

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Working Farm

A Farmhouse B&B is located on an authentic Irish working farm, meaning you will be able to experience country life first-hand.  Accompanying your hosts on guided tour of the farm will allow you to see the various farm animals and learn all about the daily running of the farm.  It really is the perfect way to gain insight into the daily life of an Irish farmer.

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Comfortable Surroundings

Along with all this, you can expect to return to comfortable and peaceful surroundings, where you will be able to relax and wind after a busy day.  All rooms are furnished to the highest of standards, and a peaceful nights’ sleep is guaranteed.  Hosts will also inform you of the best local restaurants and pubs that are situated nearby, where you will have the chance to meet friendly local people and listen to some traditional Irish music.

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A full Irish breakfast – included in your farmhouse holiday

A full Irish breakfast included in your farmhouse holiday

Farmhouse Bed and Breakfasts are renowned for their traditional full Irish breakfast which is included in a farmhouse holiday stay. Ingredients used in the breakfast are produced on the farm or sourced locally. Tasty egg, bacon, sausage, white and black pudding and tomato, with homemade Irish soda or brown bread and served with a pot of tea/coffee, is a breakfast worth getting up for!

A full Irish breakfast – included in your farmhouse holidayFreshly baked breads

You haven’t lived until you have tasted freshly baked soda or brown bread. The aroma of the bread alone is enough to get the taste buds tingling, but served with a full Irish breakfast, it is the best.
Farmhouse B&B homes are renowned for their homemade brown bread

A refreshing brew

There is only one way to start the day in Ireland and that is with a large pot of tea/coffee. Have no fear; there will be no shortage of a refreshing brew, when you stay in an Irish farmhouse B&B.

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Irish Farmhouse holidays customer reviews

Irish Farmhouse B&B Customer Reviews

Reviews help us to make informed decisions on where we would like to stay. All our Irish farmhouse bed and breakfasts have a ‘Customer Review’ section to make it easier for you to book your perfect accommodation!

SALMON LEAP FARM –  Killarney, Kerry

My mother and I truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful B&B. The family is just wonderful, suites are spacious and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. They were super helpful in planning our tour around the Ring of Kerry. I’ve already recommended them to friends, on their upcoming trip to Ireland. This place and the wonderful family who run it helped make it a highlight of our 3-month trip through western Europe.  – Tiffany


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GLENRAHA FARMHOUSE- Mullinavat, Waterford

Simply a pure real working farm family experience. Couldn’t find more politeness if we tried. The cows were great and eager to be milked as I’m sure we slowed them down.  Made it through about half and then a traditional breakfast.  Highly recommended if wanting to experience this side of life.  – Kirstin, Justin

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CLONCARLIN HOUSE – Monasterevin, Kildare

Lovely place to enjoy a quiet stay. Marie is one of the nicest hosts I’ve encountered so far; she did all she could to make our stay as pleasant as possible. An “old fashion” hospitality really missed now a days. The room was up to our expectations, just as the premises. We’ll definitely come back as soon as we need a break from the big city!  – Stéphane B. & Estella V.

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BEECHGROVE FARMHOUSE – Shannon, Clare

We had a wonderful stay at Beechgrove. It was conveniently placed near Bunratty Folk Park and Castle. The room was so spacious and provided excellent views of the Host’s farm and animals. We enjoyed the breakfast and the hostess’ dinner recommendation. – Stephen and Patty

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COOLAKAY HOUSE – Enniskerry, Wicklow

Coolakay House was a lovely stop on our Ireland trip. Yvonne was so warm and welcoming, and made a wonderful breakfast each morning. The staff was extra helpful as well! We stayed here for three nights and took the bus in to Dublin both days from Enniskerry. It was a nice, quiet retreat to return to each night after the bustling city day trips. Would love to stay again someday! – Sarah DesJardins

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A typical day in an Irish farmhouse B&B

A typical day in an Irish farmhouse B&B

A farmhouse holiday in Ireland is a chance to relax and unwind, yet enjoy days filled with wonderful experiences in a beautiful countryside setting. No day is the same, but here is a typical day in an Irish farmhouse B&B.

You will start your day with a beautifully fresh cooked breakfast served to you by your friendly B&B host. If you don’t want a full Irish every morning, there will be a varied breakfast menu to choose from.

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As you are staying on a working farm, you will have the opportunity to explore the homestead, and if you so wish, help feed the animals. All the family will love a farmhouse B&B Holiday!

 

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Each day will bring a new adventure. B&B hosts will guide you to the best walking, cycling and horse-riding trails as well the finest sandy beaches and must-visit attractions in the area.

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No holiday to Ireland is complete without visiting the local pub to enjoy a night of traditional Irish music. After a evening mixing with the friendly locals, you can look forward to a retiring to your welcoming B&B.

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After a fun-filled busy day of exploring, your cosy bedroom will be ready and waiting. Relaxed and happy, they’ll be no need to count sheep, you’ll be out like a light. It won’t be long before you hear that morning rooster and your farm stay adventure begins again.

A typical day in a farmhouse B&B

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Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017

Reasons to visit the Island of Ireland in 2017

For breath-taking scenery and amazing sights that will have you reaching for your camera, look no further that the Emerald Isle. Ireland is home to beautiful attractions such as the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim, Sliabh Liag Cliffs in Donegal and the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017

From Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route to the West Coast of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, you’ll find hundreds of magnificent golden beaches just waiting for you.

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017Ireland is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. From walking to surfing to horse-riding, and everything in between, Ireland is a place where there is an outdoor activity to suit everyone.

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017Ireland is well known for it’s craic and welcoming people. If you want fun, laughter and a welcome like no other, then Ireland is the place for you!

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017

Home to Ireland’s Ancient East, the Emerald Isle is brimming with fascinating historical sites. From castles to megalithic tombs, Ireland is rich in historical ruins for you to explore.

Reasons to visit the island of Ireland in 2017
Irish Farmhouse B&Bs make the perfect base for exploring the island of Ireland. We have bed and breakfasts located throughout Ireland. So if you want a vacation to remember, book your visit to Ireland in 2017 today!

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Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

With Christmas, just around the corner, I have a lovely Christmas Fruit Cake recipe for you to try out for this year’s festivities. Many thanks to our B&B Host, Sheila of White Heather Farm, for this extremely tasty and easy to make recipe that everyone will find extremely delicious!

Ingredients

9 oz plain flour
1 level tsp of mixed spice
12 oz raisins
12 oz sultanas
12 oz currants
2 oz candy peel choppedChristmas Fruit Cake Recipe
3 oz glazed cherries (chopped)
2 oz almonds
8 oz butter
8 oz brown sugar
4 eggs (lightly beaten)
2 tsp black treacle
3 tbs of brandy

Method

1.  Line an 8-inch round baking tin with grease proof paper (at least 3                layers).
2.  Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and mix them very well.
3.  Pour mixture into the lined cake tin.
4.  Place cake in middle of the oven and bake for 3 hours at 150°C                    / 300°F / Gas Mark 2
5.  Then reduce the oven heat to 140°C / 275°F / Gas Mark 1 and bake for        approximately a further 1-1.5 hours.
6.  Dip a clean knife down through the centre of the cake and if the knife is        dry the cake is done.
7.  Remove from oven and leave in tin for 10 minutes until cool.
8.  Turn cake out onto a wire tray (carefully) and cover with a clean tea-            towel to keep the moisture in.
9.  Allow the cake stand for about 6 hours and then wrap the cake in                  grease proof paper and then a layer of tin-foil.

As easy as that, but it is our little secret! 😉

 

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The Skellig Ring

The Skellig Ring

The Skellig Ring has been named as one of the top ten regions in the world to visit in 2017 by travel guide Lonely Planet. This amazing scenic region, located on the Ring of Kerry, is brimming with history and old world charm.

Valentia Island is one of Ireland’s most westerly points and is linked to the mainland by a bridge at Portmagee on The Skellig Ring.

Valentia IslandPortmagee, on The Skellig Ring, is a delightful fishing village on the Wild Atlantic Way and is the gateway to Skellig Michael.

Portmagee

The Skelligs are two islands located about 12km off the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. Skellig Michael is a Unesco World Heritage Site as it was an early Christian hermitage and the well-preserved remains of the monastery are still intact today.

The Skellig Islands

Waterville is a picturesque seaside village located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is part of The Skellig Ring. It’s the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts and was a favourite holiday spot for the famous Charlie Chaplin!

Waterville in Country Kerry

Ballinaskelligs is a Gaeltacht area in the south-west of the Iveragh peninsula and is part of The Skellig Ring. It’s not only a walkers paradise, but home to an Augustinian Priory which was founded for monks who came to the mainland from Skellig Michael in the 12th Century.

Ballinskelligs

 

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Irish Farmhouse B&Bs are more than just accommodation

Farmhouse B&Bs are more than just accommodation

Warm and friendly hostsChoosing the right accommodation when going on holidays is such an important decision, one which can make or break your trip away. Farmhouse B&Bs are more than just accommodation and are the ideal choice when visiting the Emerald Isle. Not only do Farmhouse Bed & Breakfasts provide a holiday base, but they also offer luxury and comfort, all in a home-away-home atmosphere. Hosts are what make B&Bs so fantastic and help to make special memories that you will never forget.

Home-cooking

Friendly and welcoming B&B hostsFarmhouse B&B hosts pride themselves on creating a relaxed and welcoming environment for guests, making them feel as though the accommodation is their home for their stay. They are renowned for their attention to detail, making sure that everyone’s needs are catered for. As well as their warmth and kindness, hosts boast wonderful home-cooking and provide delicious breakfasts using fresh ingredients from their own farm! Home-baking is also a speciality so you can look forward to some tasty scones, brown bread or cookies.

Local Knowledge

Glencar WaterfallFarmhouse hosts always have unparalleled knowledge of their locality and are more than willing to help plan your day’s itinerary. They have fantastic information on the best places to visit, often sharing their knowledge of the area’s hidden gems, ones which are missing from even the best guidebooks.  They will happily help you plan your explorations and even going as far as to help make bookings or organise transport. Nothing is ever too much trouble for a B&B host.

Working Farm

Your hosts are also proud owners of their own farm and will be thrilled to show you around, introducing you to all the animals and giving an insight into the daily activities that are required for running a working farm. Overall, choosing a farmhouse B&B is the perfect opportunity to truly embrace the Irish culture and to make unique lasting memories. You will love the company of your hosts so much so that planning a return visit is simply a given! Farmhouse B&Bs are more than just accommodation!!

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Farmhouse Soda Bread Recipe

Farmhouse Brown Soda Bread Recipe

There is nothing quite like waking up to the smell of home-baking in an Irish Farmhouse B&B. It’s a lovely start to the day knowing that a delicious breakfast awaits that usually includes brown soda bread. Surprisingly, for bread that tastes so delightful, it’s extremely easy to make. Try our easy to prepare recipe for Farmhouse Brown Soda Bread and see for yourself the wonderful results!

Ingredients

1½ Ib white flourBake in the oven for 1.5 hours
5 ozs wholemeal flour
5 ozs bran
1 level teaspoon bread soda
1 level teaspoon baking powder
1 level teaspoon cream of tartar
4 ozs melted butter
3 ozs brown or caster sugar
4 eggs – beaten
½ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
¾ litre fresh milk
Seasame seeds to sprinkle on top

This mixture makes 4 x 2 Ib loaf tins.
Cook at 190C/375F/Gas 5 for about 1.5 hours

Method

  1. Sieve white flour and bread soda
  2. Add wholemeal flour, bran, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and nutmeg
  3. Mix to a wet dough with melted butter, eggs and fresh milk
  4. Divide equally between 4 greased 2 Ib loaf tins
  5. Sprinkle tops with seasame seeds
  6. Bake in pre-heated oven for about 1½ hours or until cooked
  7. Cool on a wire tray

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Summertime in an Irish Farmhouse B&B

Summertime in an Irish Farmhouse B&B

While sunshine isn’t always a guarantee during the summertime in Ireland, a fantastic holiday and unforgettable memories definitely are certainties! The Emerald Isle’s natural beauty, unique culture and fascinating history are unparalleled by any other place in the world. A trip during the summer to Ireland is one to remember and will be an experience that you will want to recreate over and over again.

Accommodation

Summertime in an Irish Farmhouse B&BThere is much to do and see on our beautiful island so it is vital that you have a good touring base. Irish Farmhouse B&Bs are ideal for this, providing comfortable and homely accommodation, along with delicious home cooking, using many fresh ingredients from the farm itself. You can spend your days on exciting adventures exploring all that Ireland has to offer, knowing that you have a fantastic place to relax when you return to the company of your friendly and welcoming hosts.

What to Do

Summertime in an Irish Farmhouse B&BNo matter where your interests lie, there is something to capture the imagination of everyone who visits Ireland. History buffs will be spoiled as ancient monuments, castles, churches and towers are scattered all over, acting as markers of the fascinating Irish past. There are also an abundance of lively cities and towns where you can do a spot of shopping, watch a show, listen to some traditional music or grab a tasty bite to eat.

Making the Most of Summertime

Summertime in an Irish Farmhouse B&BHowever, if you are lucky enough to be visiting during the summertime, you should definitely make the most of outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, angling, surfing or golfing, just to name a few. Ireland is home to some world-class golf courses, stunning blue-flag sandy beaches and tranquil rivers and lakes, all of which provide the perfect opportunity to explore Ireland’s outdoors. The Emerald Isle also boasts varied terrains which are ideal for anything from a leisurely stroll to a strenuous hike, where you can soak in the breath-taking natural beauty of your surroundings!

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