Ireland has gone through a lot to come to where it is today. Wars and conflicts plagued their country for years, but all these have since passed. Now, they’re a country that is home to some of the world’s most famous brands and authors. You must have heard of Guinness beer. Did you know that it originated from Ireland? What about St. Patrick’s Day? This world-renowned festival which is celebrated on 17th March is the National Holiday of Ireland. Ireland is a country with a rich legacy. Hundreds of castles can be found and each one with its own architectural style. These castles are peppered around the whole of Ireland, with some being in the countryside. The best way to get up close is by staying a few nights in the countryside and we’ve got this sorted for you. Read on to find out the best farm stays in Ireland.
This enchanting farmhouse is at South Tipperary Countryside. It has been around for a century and is a great place for guests who are fascinated with Irish culture and history. Wake up to the sound of horses neighing and views of the spectacular sunrise, right from your bed. Ponies can be found on the farm and this is extremely popular among children, as they can feed and ride them. An endless supply of firewood is available so anytime you feel cold, just crank up the fireplace. The kitchen is spacious and comes with all the amenities you’ll need to whip up a great meal. Bathroom essentials, hot water supply, and the television have also been incorporated into the farmhouse.
Beautiful 2 Bed Holiday FarmhouseBallylooby, Tipperary, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsnice touches with some coffee and breakfast staples available on check-inthe cottage is cozy and comfortablebesides the holiday atmosphere the kitchen was perfect for preparing a full breakfastthere is a tv but we didn't bother turning it on - we felt so relaxedamazing peaceful cozy comfortable old irish farmhouse with everything you needclean warm and well equippedit’s clean and peaceful staysuper cozy extremely clean placeso clean lovely and quietpeaceful and quiet and clean
Host:lovely hosts as wellexceptional host and wonderful housepat is a perfect hostamazing value and very hospitable hostpat is an excellent hostRead more reviewsbeautiful location and really cute horselovely location very quiet and relaxingthe location is perfect just off the motorway but feels very remote with plenty to see nearbynice quiet cottage located on a farmpat's farmhouse is lovely accommodation in a beautiful location which is ideal for exploring southern ireland
This rustic cottage is set on a peaceful mountain valley at Beara Peninsula. It comes with a fully functional kitchenette, including a wooden stove in another room. In the morning, you can walk on the lush, green land while admiring their Connemara ponies. Walking further down the end of the road, you can catch sight of archaeological sites and side valley, The Glen. Pubs and restaurants are within walking distance. For those who prefer to cook for themselves, you are in for a treat. Food provided at the cottage is organic with the majority either sourced locally or grown by the host themselves. Parking is available on the premises so if you’re driving, this will be a plus-point.
Bothy in scenic mountain valleySuperhost
Top guest reviewsit is very comfortable and offers great amenitiesthere is no mobile coverage or wifi at bothy which makes it a perfect romantic getaway ;)very relaxing really comfortable and had everything we neededwe had a great time at john's cottage it's extremely cozy well equipped and in a very peaceful locationthe bothy is very cozy and quiet and perfectly located for everyone who loves nature peace and quietthe boothy is really clean quiet and comfortablethe bothy was spotless and had wonderful characterit was so cozy clean and comfortableeverything has been carefully thought out and it's super clean and lovelythe cottage is beautifully decorated and is very clean and spacious
Host:friendly and helpful hostsjohn and siobhan were the most wonderful hostsour hosts were extremely welcoming and obligingjohn and his wife are great hostsincredible place with fantastic hostsRead more reviewsa beautiful location and 5 star accommodationset in an incredible location with breathtaking scenerybeautiful location near places in cork and kerrya wonderful retreat in a tranquil and relaxing locationit is in a great location with amazing walks into the nearby valleys and mountain
At first glance, you would’ve wondered if this farmhouse was built based on the tales you read as a child. This accommodation will make you feel at home, especially after a long day at the farm, playing with and feeding the newborn calves. There are four bedrooms for a family of eight to choose from and no matter which one you choose, you will be blessed with a gorgeous morning view. An indoor and outdoor dining area has been made available, so all you need to do is make up your mind and prepare the food. Other notable features include child-friendly activities and equipment, WiFi, shower essentials, barbecue pit, and free parking. If you’re traveling with children, it is highly recommended you go in Spring. The weather is perfect and your children can feed the cows while watching them go for walks on the green pasture.
Greenhill Farm House.Quaint old farmhouseMallow, County Cork, Ireland
Top guest reviewsbeds were super comfortablegood amount of rooms for larger groupsone huge bonus was the shower had a tankless water heaterthe beds were very comfortable and warmwe had enough room for all of us to be comfortableeverything is clean and as describedeverything was very cleanhouse was very clean and well presentedgreat place; clean and lots of roomvery comfortable beds and clean house
Host:the host was quick to respond would highly recommendi would highly recommend this home and hoststhe hosts are great to work with and respond to any questions you may havewarm and friendly hosts and a warm and enjoyable homeif your looking for a wonderful host and a true ireland farm stay this is your placeRead more reviewsclose for an easy trip in to corkgreat location for access to the city of cork as well as blarney castle and cobhlovely farmhouse close to mallowgreat place to unwind and step away from the city lifethe directions to the location from mallow worked perfectly
Get ready to be hit in the face by the smell of apples once you arrive at this cottage. This cottage is set on an apple farm at Kilkenny and they are famous for all things apple. The cottage is behind the farm and whatever you need has been made available. The fully furnished kitchen comes with a stove, freezer, oven, and refrigerator. Not to mention, the living room that contains numerous books and DVDs for your entertainment. If you’re wondering about privacy issues, fret not, the host has planted a bamboo wall to keep out unwanted guests and stares. Try booking this elegant cottage during Christmas. Your eyes will be in for a treat as lit Christmas trees line the driveway and apple orchards.
Comfortable Apartment onFamily Organic Apple Farm.Kilkenny, Ireland
Top guest reviewsgood wifi and friendly dogs horses on the propertydelicious brandy cider and other products at the shop comfortable beds really spacious and a huge dvd librarythe beds were comfy and we appreciated the complimentary estate bottled cider left for us in the apartmentthis spacious well appointed and comfortable apartment was perfect for our familybig bathroom with loads of hot water and a bottle of complimentary apple cider in the fridgebeds were clean and comfortable and the shower was hugeit was really clean and full of characterit is a very clean and roomy placethis place is absolutely amazing in beauty cleanliness history and surroundingsthe place was very comfortable clean and homey
Host:hosts were lovelyhosts were extraordinarily friendlyjulie and rod were wonderful hostshost julie was very kind and so helpfuljulie is a great host with spot on local recommendationsRead more reviewsa great location and homegreat location on an active apple orchardour only wish is that we had booked more time for this locationwarm inviting charming great locationwe had a wonderful time easy check in unique and beautiful location very comfortable accommodation
Marble countertops, white-washed walls, and plush sofas await your arrival at The Dairy. For those who want to eat out and explore the vibrant city, The Dairy is a good choice. Its location is convenient and a five-minute drive will take you to the town square. You’ll be spoilt for choices as foods from around the world can be found here. There are a bunch of activities, such as golf, tennis, and boating that can be done here. For those who intend to stay in, you’re in for a treat. The host will usually prepare a variety of fresh food for you. In fact, they will serve you with homemade pastries and muffins too, once you arrive. To ensure your stay is pleasant, the host has ensured amenities like WiFi, bath essentials, and hot water supply that are constantly available.
The Dairy, CobhSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe cottage looked new & was very comfortablethe apartment was perfect base for touring cobh and corkclean stylish and comfortable the dairy is quaint and lived up to our expectationsthe bed was super comfybed so comfortable scones were delicious and so thoughtfulit was sparkling clean and adorableit’s spotless quiet clean and has everything you could ask for when awayeasy check in; clean home; very stylishclean cozy stocked with all the essentials and some really nice personal touchesthe bedroom and bathroom were simple and clean
Host:wynn was an amazing hostthe host could not have been more helpfulwynn was very friendly and answered any questions i hadwynn was extremely friendly accommodating and quick to answer any questions we hadwynn was very helpful when we locked ourselves out alsoRead more reviewsbeautiful space very close to cobhbeautiful apartment very close to cobh city centreabsolutely stunning place and locationthe location was amazing and very easy to findgreat place lovely apartment ideal for couple get away
The thatched roof emits the vibe of the medieval era and gives you a feel of how our ancestors lived through those times. That being said, this cottage is in no way lacking. High-speed wifi and satellite TV will make you feel like you never left your home. Amenities such as the full kitchen and dining area are enough to make you want to lengthen your stay at this idyllic cottage. Guests who enjoy the outdoors will find this place very apt. You can choose to hike up Galtee Mountain, brisk walk at the farm, or go for mountain biking. Alternatively, you can bask in the sun while admiring the horses and cows graze on the farm.
Restored Thatched Cottage sole occupancy 2 sharingCounty Limerick, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is really cozy and beautiful; you can find there everything you would needthe bed was extremely comfortable providing a perfect sleep after a long day of travelbreakfast was also so good and we happily met her 2 horses and 5 cattle a lovely experiencethe cottage is beautifully restoredand decorated clean and surprisingly warm for this time of the year in irelandsuch a relaxing weekend at sonia's gem of a cottage very clean and peaceful
Host:sonia was a wonderful hostsonia has been a great hostsonia is an absolutely super hostsonia is a kind and helpful hostsonia was a great host friendly and happy to helpRead more reviewsabsolutely love the place wish we could live there cozy and a great ireland experiencelocation was even better than we thought for all of our sightseeingfor our purposes the location was great and we really enjoyed the history and tradition that sonia preservedthe grounds are beautiful and pastoral being located on a quiet farm with a few horses and cowsit's a nice quiet rural getaway for anyone looking to experience the irish countryside this is the place
This lovely cottage is a fifteen-minute walk away from Ballinspittle - a village famous for its cafe, bakery, pubs, and one-of-a-kind shops. A five-minute drive will take you to several award-winning beaches. Inside the cottage, you’ll find an open-concept kitchen and dining area. If you prefer outdoor seating, head out to the wooden table and benches on the decked area. You can have your meals while watching the ponies and alpaca roam around the field. A balcony is attached to the bedroom and the view is particularly captivating during sunrise. WiFi, children-friendly activities amongst others are available on this property. If you need anything else, just inform the host in advance.
Cosy cottage with own alpaca! 5 mins to beach.Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
Top guest reviewsshe had fresh milk for tea the cottage was cozy and charming with a beautiful garden viewit has a nice kitchen space and table as well as sofa bed bedroom and bathit was lovely to watch them as we drank our coffee on the outside picnic tablenice warm water when we arrived to take a showerthe cottage has a spacious bedroom kitchen/dining/lounge area and a good sized bathroom with a good showerthe house is nice clean and comfortableit is clean and well kitted outthe house was extremely clean and very comfortablecottage was very clean and had everything we neededit is clean peaceful and has lovely little extras to keep children occupied
Host:she was very responsiveshe was a super friendly host and always replied very fastdawna the host is very friendly and helpfullgreat recommendations from the host on where to eat activities and adventuresdawna was an excellent hostRead more reviewsthe location was good just 10 minutes drive away from kinsalecozy and perfect location you will love it herethe location was perfect for exploring this area of corkher beautiful place is in a perfect locationlovely little cottage in a great location to explore the area
Located in bucolic Myrtleville, this quaint cottage has stood the test of time. Despite being built in the 16th century, it is still in pristine condition, with a charming interior. There are three beds, each with a distinct style, each promising to transport you back to the Victorian era. The kitchen is one spot that will capture your attention; a wood-burning stove with lots of fuel provided to keep you warm as you drink your tea and have long chats. Outside is a dome-like shelter with hammocks that you and your family can use to enjoy the afternoon sun. Beach-lovers will be glad to know that Myrtleville Beach is just around the corner. This is the place you want to consider if you’re looking for somewhere with great historical value.
Charming Victorian Coastal CottageMyrtleville, Cork, Ireland
Top guest reviewscomfortable beds and a homely living room complete with board games and no tvthe cottage was cozy was everything we hoped it would be for our vacationthe cottage itself very comfortable and cozy a great space to relaxthe cottage is so relaxing and cozy with great personal touches added by markthe cottage itself is very warm and cozy and will very quickly put you at easethe cottage has great character is clean and charming
Host:mark was a great host - really helpfulhighly recommend mark himself could not have been more accommodating and helpful throughout our whole staymark definitely and totally earns his badge of being a great hosti highly recommend mark as a hostmark was so helpful and welcoming couldn't ask for a better hostRead more reviewsvery quirky house and lovely locationgreat location for the travelers looking to get away from the hustle and tourist ridden major citiesmark's place is very well situated and a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of lifeit was quiet and peaceful and a quick walk down into the little village of myrtlevilleit's the perfect location to spend the day exploring then come back to rest
This self-catering farmhouse has been built for more than three centuries. The owner has preserved some traditional aspects such as the stone walls and fireplace. There are three bedrooms and up to six guests are allowed in this lovely space. Fermoyle Farmhouse is in the countryside but WiFi is available. Guests who enjoy outdoor activities will be glad to know that there is a path you can use to climb up the mountains at Caher Valley. Children can feed the chickens living around the property. A fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with complete showering essentials will be made ready upon your arrival. For amenities like baby cot and high chair, please contact the host.
Fermoyle Farmhouse Self Catering or B&BFanore, Co Clare, Ireland
Top guest reviewswith beautiful furnishings and amazing comfortable bedsviews around are spectacular and the house is quiet and comfortableyour stay will be memorable and the amenities are comfortablefermoyle is a lovely cottage private and comfortablethe wifi was spotty but we didn’t care because we were in such a serene beautiful placewonderful experience clean cozy and beautiful atmosphereeverything was sparkling clean and very comfortablevery charming (and clean) interior and pretty outdoor surroundingswe had an amazing experience everything was beautiful and clean and the perfect setting for our ireland adventurecottage was very comfortable warm and clean
Host:gracious and available hostthis home was one of a kindpatrick and jessica were great hosts and very helpful throughout our staypatrick and jessica were really wonderful hosts and the kids played so muchthe hosts offer excellent communication and hospitalityRead more reviewsexcellent location tucked away near coast and mountainswonderful location in the countryside with the definitive rocks of the burren surroundinga quiet relaxing stay and close to the cliffs of moherbeautiful little farmhouse in a unique locationit is a great location for the cliffs of moher and castles that are in the area
Once a barn, it has since been converted into a family-friendly accommodation that can contain up to four guests. There are several doors leading to the outside area and each door will take you to somewhere magical. Stepping out of your house, you will be amazed by the rows of organic vegetables, all looking green and healthy. If you have plans to venture outdoors, this accommodation is for you. It is a stone throw away from Midleton, a paradise for foodies. Old Midleton Distillery which produces Jameson is also situated in this town. The host has also included a lot of great features like the up and running kitchenette, full bathroom, and free parking for your enjoyment.
Converted barn in coastal locationCork, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is well furnished with eclectic furnishings which create a beautiful homely ambiencethe living room shelves were packed with a wide variety of books and dvds which was a treatthe beds were extremely comfortable a good night's rest is guaranteedthe place was spotless and we appreciated the little touches like having the electric blanket on the bedbeds were amazing; linens towels etc all amazing quality and in abundancevery clean and great kitchen supplies
Host:kenneth was an amazing hostkenneth was an wonderful hostkenneth was a fantastic hostkenneth was a welcoming hostkenneth is the perfect host and made us feel welcome right from the startRead more reviewsthe location is absolutely amazingwalking distance there is a beautiful beachquiet location with beautiful scenerylovely location private and close to fantastic cliff and beach walksbeautiful location and place to stay
Find your inner peace in Ireland
Looking for a suitable place to stay in the countryside can be tedious but you no longer have to scratch your head over this. We’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful places for you and your family. All you need to do is comb through this comprehensive list and select the farmhouse or cottage that best suits you and your family’s preferences.
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