Top 10 Farm Stays In Ireland

farm stay in ireland
Isabelle
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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.

1. A cozy two-bedroom farmstay (from USD 90)

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 Farmhouse
Ballylooby, Tipperary, Ireland
580 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice touches with some coffee and breakfast staples available on check-in
the cottage is cozy and comfortable
besides the holiday atmosphere the kitchen was perfect for preparing a full breakfast
there is a tv but we didn't bother turning it on - we felt so relaxed
amazing peaceful cozy comfortable old irish farmhouse with everything you need
Cleanliness:
clean warm and well equipped
it’s clean and peaceful stay
super cozy extremely clean place
so clean lovely and quiet
peaceful and quiet and clean
Host:
lovely hosts as well
exceptional host and wonderful house
pat is a perfect host
amazing value and very hospitable host
pat is an excellent host
Location:
beautiful location and really cute horse
lovely location very quiet and relaxing
the location is perfect just off the motorway but feels very remote with plenty to see nearby
nice quiet cottage located on a farm
pat's farmhouse is lovely accommodation in a beautiful location which is ideal for exploring southern ireland
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2. A rural cottage on a lofty mountain (from USD 85)

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 valley
220 reviews Superhost
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is very comfortable and offers great amenities
there is no mobile coverage or wifi at bothy which makes it a perfect romantic getaway ;)
very relaxing really comfortable and had everything we needed
we had a great time at john's cottage it's extremely cozy well equipped and in a very peaceful location
the bothy is very cozy and quiet and perfectly located for everyone who loves nature peace and quiet
Cleanliness:
the boothy is really clean quiet and comfortable
the bothy was spotless and had wonderful character
it was so cozy clean and comfortable
everything has been carefully thought out and it's super clean and lovely
the cottage is beautifully decorated and is very clean and spacious
Host:
friendly and helpful hosts
john and siobhan were the most wonderful hosts
our hosts were extremely welcoming and obliging
john and his wife are great hosts
incredible place with fantastic hosts
Location:
a beautiful location and 5 star accommodation
set in an incredible location with breathtaking scenery
beautiful location near places in cork and kerry
a wonderful retreat in a tranquil and relaxing location
it is in a great location with amazing walks into the nearby valleys and mountain
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3. A story-like farmhouse (from USD 79)

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 farmhouse
Mallow, County Cork, Ireland
259 reviews  Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were super comfortable
good amount of rooms for larger groups
one huge bonus was the shower had a tankless water heater
the beds were very comfortable and warm
we had enough room for all of us to be comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and as described
everything was very clean
house was very clean and well presented
great place; clean and lots of room
very comfortable beds and clean house
Host:
the host was quick to respond would highly recommend
i would highly recommend this home and hosts
the hosts are great to work with and respond to any questions you may have
warm and friendly hosts and a warm and enjoyable home
if your looking for a wonderful host and a true ireland farm stay this is your place
Location:
close for an easy trip in to cork
great location for access to the city of cork as well as blarney castle and cobh
lovely farmhouse close to mallow
great place to unwind and step away from the city life
the directions to the location from mallow worked perfectly
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4. A luxurious two-room cottage (from USD 160)

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
352 reviews  Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi and friendly dogs horses on the property
delicious brandy cider and other products at the shop comfortable beds really spacious and a huge dvd library
the beds were comfy and we appreciated the complimentary estate bottled cider left for us in the apartment
this spacious well appointed and comfortable apartment was perfect for our family
big bathroom with loads of hot water and a bottle of complimentary apple cider in the fridge
Cleanliness:
beds were clean and comfortable and the shower was huge
it was really clean and full of character
it is a very clean and roomy place
this place is absolutely amazing in beauty cleanliness history and surroundings
the place was very comfortable clean and homey
Host:
hosts were lovely
hosts were extraordinarily friendly
julie and rod were wonderful hosts
host julie was very kind and so helpful
julie is a great host with spot on local recommendations
Location:
a great location and home
great location on an active apple orchard
our only wish is that we had booked more time for this location
warm inviting charming great location
we had a wonderful time easy check in unique and beautiful location very comfortable accommodation
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5. A sophisticated and stylish cottage (from USD 99)

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, Cobh
447 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage looked new & was very comfortable
the apartment was perfect base for touring cobh and cork
clean stylish and comfortable the dairy is quaint and lived up to our expectations
the bed was super comfy
bed so comfortable scones were delicious and so thoughtful
Cleanliness:
it was sparkling clean and adorable
it’s spotless quiet clean and has everything you could ask for when away
easy check in; clean home; very stylish
clean cozy stocked with all the essentials and some really nice personal touches
the bedroom and bathroom were simple and clean
Host:
wynn was an amazing host
the host could not have been more helpful
wynn was very friendly and answered any questions i had
wynn was extremely friendly accommodating and quick to answer any questions we had
wynn was very helpful when we locked ourselves out also
Location:
beautiful space very close to cobh
beautiful apartment very close to cobh city centre
absolutely stunning place and location
the location was amazing and very easy to find
great place lovely apartment ideal for couple get away
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6. A homely and modern cottage (from USD 126)

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 sharing
County Limerick, Ireland
87 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is really cozy and beautiful; you can find there everything you would need
the bed was extremely comfortable providing a perfect sleep after a long day of travel
breakfast was also so good and we happily met her 2 horses and 5 cattle a lovely experience
Cleanliness:
the cottage is beautifully restoredand decorated clean and surprisingly warm for this time of the year in ireland
such a relaxing weekend at sonia's gem of a cottage very clean and peaceful
Host:
sonia was a wonderful host
sonia has been a great host
sonia is an absolutely super host
sonia is a kind and helpful host
sonia was a great host friendly and happy to help
Location:
absolutely love the place wish we could live there cozy and a great ireland experience
location was even better than we thought for all of our sightseeing
for our purposes the location was great and we really enjoyed the history and tradition that sonia preserved
the grounds are beautiful and pastoral being located on a quiet farm with a few horses and cows
it's a nice quiet rural getaway for anyone looking to experience the irish countryside this is the place
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7. An easily accessible cottage

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
344 reviews
Farm stay 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
she had fresh milk for tea the cottage was cozy and charming with a beautiful garden view
it has a nice kitchen space and table as well as sofa bed bedroom and bath
it was lovely to watch them as we drank our coffee on the outside picnic table
nice warm water when we arrived to take a shower
the cottage has a spacious bedroom kitchen/dining/lounge area and a good sized bathroom with a good shower
Cleanliness:
the house is nice clean and comfortable
it is clean and well kitted out
the house was extremely clean and very comfortable
cottage was very clean and had everything we needed
it is clean peaceful and has lovely little extras to keep children occupied
Host:
she was very responsive
she was a super friendly host and always replied very fast
dawna the host is very friendly and helpfull
great recommendations from the host on where to eat activities and adventures
dawna was an excellent host
Location:
the location was good just 10 minutes drive away from kinsale
cozy and perfect location you will love it here
the location was perfect for exploring this area of cork
her beautiful place is in a perfect location
lovely little cottage in a great location to explore the area
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8. A Victorian-style cottage

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 Cottage
Myrtleville, Cork, Ireland
336 reviews
Farm stay 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds and a homely living room complete with board games and no tv
the cottage was cozy was everything we hoped it would be for our vacation
the cottage itself very comfortable and cozy a great space to relax
the cottage is so relaxing and cozy with great personal touches added by mark
the cottage itself is very warm and cozy and will very quickly put you at ease
Cleanliness:
the cottage has great character is clean and charming
Host:
mark was a great host - really helpful
highly recommend mark himself could not have been more accommodating and helpful throughout our whole stay
mark definitely and totally earns his badge of being a great host
i highly recommend mark as a host
mark was so helpful and welcoming couldn't ask for a better host
Location:
very quirky house and lovely location
great location for the travelers looking to get away from the hustle and tourist ridden major cities
mark's place is very well situated and a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of life
it was quiet and peaceful and a quick walk down into the little village of myrtleville
it's the perfect location to spend the day exploring then come back to rest
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9. A pretty and private farmhouse

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&B
Fanore, Co Clare, Ireland
404 reviews
Farm stay 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with beautiful furnishings and amazing comfortable beds
views around are spectacular and the house is quiet and comfortable
your stay will be memorable and the amenities are comfortable
fermoyle is a lovely cottage private and comfortable
the wifi was spotty but we didn’t care because we were in such a serene beautiful place
Cleanliness:
wonderful experience clean cozy and beautiful atmosphere
everything was sparkling clean and very comfortable
very charming (and clean) interior and pretty outdoor surroundings
we had an amazing experience everything was beautiful and clean and the perfect setting for our ireland adventure
cottage was very comfortable warm and clean
Host:
gracious and available host
this home was one of a kind
patrick and jessica were great hosts and very helpful throughout our stay
patrick and jessica were really wonderful hosts and the kids played so much
the hosts offer excellent communication and hospitality
Location:
excellent location tucked away near coast and mountains
wonderful location in the countryside with the definitive rocks of the burren surrounding
a quiet relaxing stay and close to the cliffs of moher
beautiful little farmhouse in a unique location
it is a great location for the cliffs of moher and castles that are in the area
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10. A magical two-bedroom farmhouse

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 location
Cork, Ireland
245 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is well furnished with eclectic furnishings which create a beautiful homely ambience
the living room shelves were packed with a wide variety of books and dvds which was a treat
the beds were extremely comfortable a good night's rest is guaranteed
the place was spotless and we appreciated the little touches like having the electric blanket on the bed
beds were amazing; linens towels etc all amazing quality and in abundance
Cleanliness:
very clean and great kitchen supplies
Host:
kenneth was an amazing host
kenneth was an wonderful host
kenneth was a fantastic host
kenneth was a welcoming host
kenneth is the perfect host and made us feel welcome right from the start
Location:
the location is absolutely amazing
walking distance there is a beautiful beach
quiet location with beautiful scenery
lovely location private and close to fantastic cliff and beach walks
beautiful location and place to stay
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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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Isabelle is an educator and a self-professed foodie. When she is not teaching away in school, she is either out looking for interesting foods, at the gym or reading at home.

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