Life on the Farm
The phenomenon of
agritourismor agrotourism, or rural tourism, or farm stays, or guest
ranches, or farmhouse B&Bs, or whatever you choose to call the chance to
stay on a working farmhas been growing in Europe since the 1990s.
Called agrotourism gîtes in France, and Ferienwohnungen in Germany, in
Ireland, they are as simple as cottages or houses on rural property to a full
blown working farm. These rural houses typically on working
farmsprovide a great home base. They are an inexpensive yet culturally
rich alternative to hotels on your Ireland trip.
Even if you can't afford your own farmhouse in Ireland, staying on a
working farm, or agriturism, gets you up close with the rural heart of Ireland.
You dont even have to milk the cow for cheese (although sometimes being a
temporary farm hand for fun is an option). Dairy farms, barns, crop farms,
horse stables or all options for your stay. Sometimes, just renting a cottage
in a rural area where sheep wander past your window is enough to count.
Experience Irish farm life for a fraction the cost of a hotel. Our agriturism
accommodation requires a weeks stay. (You'll find such enticing options as
B&Bs on working farms for shorter stays on our Self
program). Plan your Ireland trip here:
| Quality shared family time A great
choice for a multi-generational vacation. Over 60 percent of respondents in a
recent survey say they sometimes or always travel as an extended family (with
grandparents and/or grandchildren.)
Sometimes you get four-star luxury and satellite TV, and occasionally a simple
cottage on a working farm. Most, though, are just what you'd expect: simple
comforts, solid country furnishings, and rural tranquility. Mainly, the
property owners live on-site and are farmers who derive the bulk of their
income from agriculture, but enjoy meeting guests from far flung places. Some
invite guests to dine with them, family-style, in the farmhouse. Each farm is
different as is each family. In Ireland, you are guaranteed of a warm welcome,
Great for families!
Rates in USD per week
Relaxing ... Stress-free ... Safe... Affordable family travel
packages. Walk to the local store, cook your own meals for that finicky eater,
and have your own home away from home for a week or more.
Some farmers welcome the opportunity for you to offer a helping hand, and some
do not. Help to collect the eggs in the morning, follow the sheep dogs as they
round up the sheep, or lend a hand in milking a cow - it's all part of a
farmhouse stay. Some farm homes also have horses for guests to ride.
This is an incredible and unique opportunity, to taste and feel the classic
pleasures of the countryside, through the sights, sounds, and smells of the
countryside, experience our natural heritage: the land.
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3 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE IN KILMALLOCK CO. LIMERICK
Experience country life in the
south west of Ireland, with a stay in our luxury Farm House in picturesque
County Limerick. Our Farm House provides the highest quality comfort and
hospitality, with all the modern facilities you'd expect. Situated on a working
farm, guests have the opportunity to observe Irish farming life and can also
help out if they would like the true farming experience. Accommodation 3
Bedrooms (master en-suite) Well Equipped Kitchen, Dining Room, Sitting Room,
Main Bathroom, Patio Area. The Farm is on 40 hectares and has a beautiful river
flowing through the land. While staying at our Farm House you will be spoiled
with our local produce such as jams and homemade bread and scones. Our charming
orchard also provides delicious fruit
Free welcome pack, Bed linen and towels supplied, Fridge & freezer,
Microwave, Washing machine & dryer Dish washer,, Color television, Car
parking on-site, Outside storage for equipment,Garden / Patio area, Outdoor
furniture. Children friendly environment. Access to local golf courses. Pets
RATE PER WEEK SUMMER $1031
OTHER TIMES OF YEAR $825
(usually on large property):
4 star luxury self-catering cottage style house set
on its own large site on our family farm. It has 5 large bedrooms and 3 of them
are en-suite. Ennis town is 2 miles and Shannon Airport is 20 minutes by car.
Open all year.
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Co. Donegal Get away from it all in our
traditional thatched cottage!
Traditional thatched cottage. Quiet, peaceful setting. All modern conveniences.
Central heating Power shower All new flooring throughout
spacious Bedrooms - a double & single in one bedroom and a
double in the other bedroom Parlor still has its traditional charm.
Excellent for Donegal fishing, walking, horse riding and activity
vacations Good selection of local Donegal pubs with 'ceol agus craic'.
Enjoy a fireplace with aromatic peat supplied. Central heating, too. Enjoy
country walks at nearby Slieve League (the highest sea cliffs in Europe) and
Glenveagh Castle, . Sea and mountain views. Traditional music nightly in town.
Although the cottage is original, the thatch has recently been renewed and the
inside of the cottage has been completely renovated to offer all the modern
amenities to the holiday visitor.
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It is set amidst the fields of Athenry on 70 acres of
organic farmlands and 30 acres of woodlands and offers its visitors an
opportunity to relax and experience some of nature's finest treasure. Set on a
family run organic farm. The terraced courtyard cottages have one to three
bedrooms. Tennis court, river walks & convenient to Burren & Connemara.
This idyllic location is only 20 minutes drive from Galway City, 15 minutes
from Ballybrit Galway famous for the Horse Racing Festivals, 15 minutes from
Clarenbridge, world famous oyster festivals and 35 minutes from Ballinalsoe
home of the renowned Horse Fair. Shannon International Airport is just one
hour's drive. 1-2 and 3 bedroomed cottages. Largest cottages sleep 6.
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Farmhouse Moycullen Co. Galway
4 star cottage
on owners farm. 15 minutes drive from Galway city. 3 bedrooms, 2 en suite with
power showers, 1 wheelchair friendly. Linen and towels supplied. Oil and
electricity metered. Non smoking house. We offer you the opportunity to enjoy a
real farmhouse holiday on this working beef farm.
Rates per week in USD
Ring of Kerry, Killorgan, Co. Kerry
Relax,unwind and recharge in spacious luxury 4* accomodation.
All rooms with ensuite bathroom. A haven of peace and tranquility. The deck
overlooks breathtaking river / mountain views .Gold Award for Eco -friendly
practices. Rated 4 Stars by Irish Tourism, on the banks of the beautiful River
Laune, along the scenic Ring of Kerry. Killorglin is home to the annual world
famous Puck Fair, one of Ireland's oldest and most unusual festivals. Riverside
Holiday Homes comprise of four luxury houses with top class accommodation. Each
house has received the four star accommodation rating, the highest rating that
the Irish Tourist Board (Bord Failte) can award to a premises. With this rating
you are assured of a high standard of accommodation. Each house includes three
en suite luxury bedrooms and so can accommodate a party of six people. The
houses are tastefully decorated and elegantly furnished with all modern
conveniences. All houses come with their own private parking, a private slipway
onto the River Laune and an outside cedar wooden deck overlooking the river.
All this and the added bonus of being located just 100 metres from Killorglin
town centre. The spacious sitting rooms have antique fireplaces and come
equipped with comfy sofa, a selection of books, some board games, digital
satellite television, video recorder and radio. All of the houses have oil
fired central heating. Each large kitchen has its own dining area and comes
equipped with all modern appliances including coffee-maker, oven, hob,
microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer dryer.
Rates per week in USD Ask for rates
Farm Co. Kildare Beech Lodge is a luxurious 4 star
cottage on an elevated site, in an area of rural beauty. Two bedrooms, fully
wheelchair accessible. TV in bedrooms, electric blankets, safe, pay phone and
central vacuum. Linen & towels supplied. Cot available. Electricity extra.
fully wheelchair accessible stone cottage. It has two bedrooms, one double
en-suite and a twin with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. Facilities include,
a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, micro wave, pay phone and safe.
There are hair dryers, electric blankets and televisions in bedrooms. The site
is elevated and scenic, with garden furniture for your enjoyment. Beech Lodge
is 4 star luxury accommodation which has received a category 4 award which
applies to all wheelchair users including those requiring assistance to
transfer to and from the wheelchair e.g. carer/partner.
The Curragh, Co. Kildare
||Rate per week USD
Built in the 1800's, the self-catering cottage has
recently been renovated to include all modern facilities in a tranquil rural
setting. Spectacular, panoramic views. Working dairy farm. 4star approval. Free
farm tours by request. Open plan living area with beautiful pine ceiling beams,
color TV & vcr, Double Sofa bed, Open Fire (Turf provided), Utility storage
room, Washing Machine Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board. Powder room. County
Kildare is situated to the west of Dublin; the countryside varies from flat
fertile farmland to ancient low-lying bogland.
Sleeps 5 in each of 2 houses. 10
total. Elegant bungalow located in peaceful scenic rural, lovely and
picturesque countryside adjacent to our dairy farm. 16km from the medieval
capital city of Kilkenny. It has three bedrooms; one double bedroom with
private shower and toilet (en-suite), one twin bedroom, one single bedroom and
bathroom.Guests can enjoy all the comforts of home with oil-fired central
heating, television in the living/dining room and the added luxury of a real
fire. Ideal for walks on quiet country roads and to tour Kilkenny, Carlow and
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