There are hundreds of country homes and farm houses offering bed & breakfast on a daily or weekly basis with other meals often provided. This type of accommodation gives visitors the opportunity to share in the life of an Irish family in an urban or country setting. They may live in a Georgian residence, a modern bungalow or a traditional cottage. A farmhouse holiday again gives scope for meeting people and is especially suitable for children.
All homes and farmhouses that have been inspected and approved by Fáilte Ireland are listed in the official guide, available from the tourist office. In addition to this, the Town and Country Homes Association and Fáilte Tuaithe, the Irish Farmhouse Association, produce their own annual guides to their members’ houses. These are also available from Tourism Ireland in Britain and from tourist information offices throughout Ireland.
Country Homes & Farm Houses in Dublin
Bearna Rua Lodge
Phone: +353 (0)14589920
Welcoming family B&B run by Elizabeth, panoramic views of Dublin and sourrounding counties. Relax in rural setting yet only 30 mins drive to Dublin Airport and city. Private car park. Extensive breakfast menu, caters for vegetarians and Vegans.
Phone: +353 (0)18404802
Family run modern house on spacious landscaped gardens, quiet location 8 mins drive Dublin Airport,25mins Dublin City Centre Swords Express,41C Bus, 5 mins walk from house. 1km Swords Village with restaurants,pubs,shops. All rooms en-suite.
Brides Glen Farm House
Phone: +353 (0)12822510
Peaceful location but close to city centre & all amenities. Farmhouse overlooking idyllic glen with stream running through. Family run B&B, warm welcome, home baking, outstanding breakfast, free Wifi. Ideal for touring Wicklow Mountains & Dublin City.
Brookfield Lodge B&B
Phone: +353 (0)1843004
Brookfield Lodge B&B is a handsome country house located on the outskirts of Dublin city in the quiet residential village of Lusk.
Phone: +353 (0)14580732
Bungalow 2 miles from Rathcoole on Kilteel road opposite Beech Park Golf Club. Frommer recommended. Riding stables locally.
Country Homes & Farm Houses in Cork
Phone: +353 (0)2341033
All rooms en suite. Patio back and front, five minutes walk from town, golf club and beach. Cork City 26 km. Ashgrove House is on golf club coad. Convenient to Cork Airport, ferryport, Cork City.
Phone: +353 (0)214385779
Sunnyside B&B is a detached house with private parking near Blarney. All rooms are en-suite. Pubs, shop and restaurants are all within walking distance. Excellent location for touring the Cork and Kerry area.
Phone: +353 (0)214632645
Decies B&B is located just off the N25 on the east side of Midleton. Its a luxurious Family run Bed and Breakfast with free Internet access.
Shearwater Country House B&B
Phone: +353 (0)2833178
Shearwater is situated on sea front overlooking Glandore Harbour and surrounding countryside. All rooms have fabulous sea views with the patio area offering a panoramic view of the bay. Sitting room and reading lounge available to guests.
Hill Top View
Phone: +353 (0)2221491
Country residence located on the N72 out of Mallow. Property is adjacent to racecourse, fishing, golf and horse riding. Touring centre, TV, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryers, breakfast menu, conservatory and secluded gardens.
Westwood Country House B&B
Phone: +353 (0)214385404
Westwood Country House B&B is set on two acres of gardens with lounge, conservatory, scenic views, and free Wi-Fi. The property overlooks Muskerry parkland golf course and Blarney Golf Resort and Hotel in County Cork.
Country Homes & Farm Houses in Kilkenny
Reades Farmhouse B&B
Phone: +353 (0)51898430
Charming accommodation surrounded by scenic views of valleys and hills. Reades Farmhouse B&B is on a mixed farm, located on the South Leinster Walk trail. Enjoy a drink at Reades pub next door to B&B. Just off the M9 Exit 11.
Kilbawn Country House
Phone: +353 (0)567793883
Kilbawn Country House is a 4 Star Fáilte Ireland approved new bed and breakfast offering luxury accommodation in the heart of the Kilkenny countryside.
Brandon View House
Phone: +353 (0)599724625
Elegant family home set in tranquil location in the heart of South East Ireland. Private parking, residents lounge, tea/coffee facilities available, electric blankets T.V’s & hairdryers & wi-fi in all bedrooms. Ideal touring base good food & a warm.
Freshford, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: +353 (0)568835224
Modern farmhouse located in historic scenic countryside. Very central touring base for Kilkenny, Cashel, Cahir, the Vee, Holycross and Kilcooley etc. Winner of the 2006 CIE National Award of Excellence (farmhouse section). Complementary tea/coffee.