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5 of the best farm style rental accommodation options in Ireland

Love the Irish countryside? Ireland has a huge range of breathtaking property rentals that you won’t find anywhere else. With the wild and rugged landscape, along with various farmhouse and camping options why stay in a hotel or standard guesthouse when you can rent some wonderful farmhouse properties, the kind of properties you never even knew existed.

Sligo Barn Rental, Co. Sligo

Take a walk back in time with this property that fits 6 guests. Looking from the outside it might seem your stay might involve living with some of the livestock, but once inside you will be mesmerized by the charm and unique detail of this farmyard barn.

Local attractions include the homeplace and graveyard of WB Yeats, Benbulben Mountains and Enniscrone beach.

Guests: up to 6
Rates: From €85 per night (Based on 2 guests)
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Farmyard Barn stay in Co. Sligo

Waterfall Alpaca Farm, Drimoleague, Co. Cork

While most people looking at farm stays in Ireland might expect to be sharing the countryside with cows, sheep or horses this highly rated experience is shared with super friendly alpacas, the kind of alpacas who love to be taken on walks! Along with the resident friendly alpacas you will find donkeys, hens, ducks, cats and dogs all part of your pleasant stay.

Along with your new non-human friends visitors to Waterfall Alpaca Farm in West Cork can enjoy breathtaking walks during your stay, passing rivers, castles and some beautiful flora and fauna.

Guests: up to 6

Rates: From €95 per night (Per Camping Unit)

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Waterfall Alpaca Farm, Drimoleague, Co. Cork

Secluded Bus Rental, Oughterard, Galway

How about staying in a fully domesticated bus, with farmyard surrounds and all the mod cons you would expect from a farm guesthouse experience. This bus has all the charm you would expect from a countryside Irish village stay – plus more! If you are are on family holiday everyone will love, for romantic getaways it’s quiet and secluded and for memories it’s unbeatable.

Along with the comfy bedrooms in this converted double decker bus you will find a warm and cozy living area, beautifully private gardens, wood burning stove and full equipped kitchen.

It provides a perfect venue to enjoy with friends and barbeque facilities are provided, great for us barbeque loving Brazilians! Enjoy your charcoaled lunch on the small deck with patio furniture, overlooking the countryside in what must be one of Ireland’s best areas of natural beauty, just a short from away from from Galway city.

Guests: up to 6

Rates: From €152 per night  

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Secluded Bus Rental, Oughterard, Galway

Hobbit Hut, Castlebar, Mayo

If you are seeking a novelty ‘Hobbit’ style accommodation you don’t need to visit New Zealand, this relatively unknown gem is located in Mayo in North West Ireland

This Nordic style wood cabins, almost buried understand the ground pack much more than it seems from the outside. Offerings such as a wood fired oven, BBQ, fire pit and sauna and hot tub all make up part of the facilities at this unique accommodation offering.

Don’t be surprised to be woken by goats or sheep in the morning, you will be sharing your temporary hobbit style home with some of Ireland’s best loved nature. To find out more or to book click on the link below.

Guests: Up to 4 (Per unit)

Rates: From €113 per night  

Hobbit Hut, Castlebar, Mayo

Farmhouse Cottage Rental, Killdallan, Co. Cavan

For a true Irish farm stay on a typical Irish farm look no further than Aidan and Catherine’s magnificent self contained cottage in Kildallan, County Cavan.

The cottage is 150 years old and has been lovingly restored with various modern enhancements, without compromising on the look and feel of the property.  The large Kitchen/Living room has beautiful vaulted ceilings and is comfortably furnished with two sofas and also features an electric Stove.

While guest enjoy their entire own cottage dwelling this property is located across the yard from the farm owners, so don’t be shy when helping out with the friendly cattle, ponies, dogs, hens, cat and even a pet rabbit.

Guests: Up to 5 guests

Rates: From €80 per night  

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Farmhouse Cottage Rental, Killdallan, Co. Cavan

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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