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2014 Award Winners FARMHOUSE OF THE YEAR 2014

Inch House, Thurles, Co Tipperary

Inch House, Thurles, Co Tipperary

Inch House, Thurles, Co TipperaryFor many people – especially families who live in cities – an Irish farm stay is just about the most idyllic holiday imaginable.

And you won’t do better than this one, which combines a large tillage farm, a lovingly restored Georgian house and a restaurant that showcases local produce, including their own home-produced black pudding which, unusually, is made with fresh blood (from Crowe’s Farm Meats near Dundrum, who also supply breakfast meats).

The house is full of interest - and there are buildings at the back awaiting restoration, including the original house; but it is the warmth and hospitality of the Egan family - with daughter Mairin now Nora's right hand woman in the house - and the sense of being at the centre of a working family farm that makes this wonderful property such a delight.

Inch House Country House & Restaurant

Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Country House / Farmhouse / Restaurant
22 votes
1 euro Has Good Hotel Guide Url 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. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Built in 1720 by John Ryan, one of the few landed Catholic gentlemen in Tipperary, this magnificent Georgian house outside Thurles managed to survive some of the most turbulent periods in Irish history and to remain in the Ryan family for almost 300 ye ...

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