Stay in a cottage in a rural area of County Cork

The Sheeps Head Peninsula in County Cork
The rocky outcrops and sea views of the Sheeps Head Peninsula.

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Take your Wellington boots on holiday

farm holidays for childrenFarms can be muddy places, water can sit for a long time in ruts in country lanes. Show children a muddy puddle and they instantly want to jump into the middle of it.

Go prepared for a holiday on a farm with Wellington boots for the whole family. take a camera to take photographs of the children feeding the animals so that you can create your farm holiday in County Cork album when the holiday is over.

The rural areas around Skibbereen are highly thought of. Stay near the Caha Mountains in the west of the county for hilly views.


Farm holidays in County Cork, Ireland

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A farm holiday isn't for everyone, we are all different and enjoy different activities. A farm holiday tends to suit three main categories of holiday maker:

Family groups with young children - kids love to find out about farms, see the animals and if possible feed them and learn about them. Endless happy hours can be spent observing animals in fields, watching cows going home for milking, tractors and machinery employed in fields. Some farm holiday cottage owners go to great lengths to involve the children, perhaps collecting eggs, feeding the pigs or help with mucking out stables. Others may have a small pets corner where children can handle rabbits and guinea pigs. Farmers with cottage to rent in County Cork will know their market and try to provide the type of farm holiday experience that is likely to appeal to their younger guests.

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Walkers who want to explore the footpaths and trails that lead from or go past a farm. Walkers may appreciate a cooked farm breakfast and fresh farm produce even if they have to cook it themselves. Eggs, milk and local bacon always taste far better if organic. Provide walkers with a source of good wholesome farm fresh food and they will be happy. Even rain does not really deter keen walkers because they will arrive equipped for every eventuality. Groups of walkers coming to County Cork will require larger houses to rent, possibly even bunk houses. Good value is one of the main factors that walking groups look for. Adequate bathroom facilities and a dining room where they can all eat together are other essential self catering features.

People who want to really relax on holiday like to stay on a farm. A comfortable bed in a tranquil location, good food and rambles on the farm and down to the village is all that people who come to relax require. They like to curl up with a good book and have the occasional outing to the pub or sightseeing. Nothing too much is planned because rest is the aim of their holiday. The easiest way to please this type of guest is to make the a commodation as comfortable and cosy as possible.


County Cork is the food capital of Ireland

The countryside of County Cork is naturally beautiful. Most visitors also drive around the coast for the fabulous sea views. The scenery combined with good quality food such as Irish bangers and mash, Irish stew, soda bread and local specialities . County Cork has a reputation for excellent food. Some of Ireland's best cheese are made in County Cork, also smoked salmon and gourmet sausages.

You may be fortunate enough to find a farm cottage to rent for a holiday in Ireland in an area that produces some superb local specialities so that your simple farm holiday turns into a culinary experience.