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2008 Award Winners FARMHOUSE OF THE YEAR 2008


Castle Farm Country House


Farmhouse of the Year 2008 - Castle Farm Country HouseSmall is very definitely beautiful in rural tourism, and many guests would infinitely prefer to stay in the Nugent family’s unusual and wonderfully hospitable 18th century farmhouse (which is built around remains of a 16th century castle) rather than the most luxurious hotel.  Not that you will have to compromise on comfort as the spacious, comfortably appointed rooms have king size beds and many thoughtful little extras, and there’s a very pleasant guests’ sitting room (books, games, an open fire) to relax in too.

The house blends into the original building in places - the dining room has walls five feet deep and an original castle archway; as well as a delicious breakfast, dinner is served at separate tables in this lovely room, set up with crisp white linen and silver – nothing is too much trouble for Joan and her daughter and daughter-in-law, who love to provide every comfort for their guests.

Outside you can visit the cellar of the original castle and, on the other side, view the rock on which the house and castle are built; landscaped gardens offer a circular walk overlooking the River Finisk – and, as befits a farmhouse, you may watch the milking and whatever other farm activities are in season.

Fishing and walking are also attractions to this lovely place, and it all adds up to a very appealing farmhouse indeed.  

The Castle Country House

Millstreet, Co. Waterford
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1 euro 'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
'Closed Until Further Notice' Set in several acres of landscaped gardens encompassing a circular walk overlooking the River Finisk, the Nugent family’s unusual and wonderfully hospitable house is a substantial 18th century farmhouse built around ...


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