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Spring into an Irish Farmhouse holiday

Spring into an Irish Farmhouse Holiday

Spring is a lovely time of year for an Irish Farmhouse holiday. From February to April on a working farm there is always new life making an appearance. The fields are filled with new born lambs and when staying on a farm you have the chance to get close and personal with these cuties.

Spring into an Irish Farmhouse holiday

Enjoy a variety of farm activities from collecting eggs to help feeding the new farm animals or simply pull on your walking boots and make the most Ireland’s green pastures and beautiful scenery.

Spring into an Irish Farmhouse holiday

You can look forward to delicious home cooking with many farmhouses using vegetables, fruits, dairy and meat from their own working farms. Your host can take you on a guided tour to see the crops and explain the cultivating process.

Spring into an Irish Farmhouse holiday

Take time to relax and unwind in a peaceful, natural and unique cultural environment. A farmhouse B&B makes the perfect base for exploring Ireland’s beautiful countryside, majestic mountains, woodland and coastline walks.

Spring into an Irish Farmhouse holiday

Farmstay holidays are great value for money with B&B stays at affordable prices. B&B hosts provide an excellent service with a great choice of breakfast including their famous Full Irish Breakfast!Spring into an Irish Farmhouse holiday

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Farmhouse Apple Pie Recipe

Farmhouse Apple Pie

Farmhouse Apple Pie, tastes fabulous, and is just one of the delicious home-baked treats that our B&B hosts are renowned for. Below is an easy to follow recipe, kindly supplied from one of our Farmhouse bed and breakfast homes.

Ingredients

225g / 8oz Plain Flour
125g / 4oz Butter or Margarine
¼ pint / 150ml Cold Water (approximately)
4 large Cooking Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
Caster Sugar, to sweeten apples
Icing Sugar, to dust (optional)
¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon.

Method

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
Place butter/margarine in freezer for about 15 minutes to harden.
Sieve flour into a bowl.
Grate hard butter/margarine into the flour. You may need a little flour on your fingers for this.
Using a knife, mix grated butter/margarine into flour.
Add sufficient water and mix to a soft dough with the knife.
Turn onto a floured board and knead lightly.
Roll out half the pastry to the size of an oven proof plate.
Arrange the prepared apples on the pastry.
Sprinkle with sugar to sweeten
Sprinkle with cinnamon
Roll remaining pastry to cover the apples.
Dampen edge of base pastry with cold water to seal.
Press top pastry over apples to make the pie. Seal the edges by using the back of a knife to form a crust.
Pierce the top of pastry to allow steam to escape and bake for 25-35 minutes approx.

Serving suggestion:  Serve warm with a dollop of fresh cream or a slab of ice-cream or both!

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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.

Make your next getaway, a farmhouse bed and breakfast stay

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.

Make your next getaway, a farmhouse bed and breakfast stay

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