2011 Award Winners FARMHOUSE OF THE YEAR 2011

Lough Bishop House - Collinstown, Co Westmeath

Farmhouse of the Year 2011 - Lough Bishop House Collinstown County Westmeath Ireland  “A stay on a working farm is the dream for many people holidaying in Ireland and this one is a destination that would be hard to beat.

In the beautiful rolling countryside and rich farmland north of Mullingar – which is unquestionably one of Ireland’s ‘undiscovered’ gems - you’ll find Helen and Christopher Kelly’s home, Lough Bishop House, an idyllic 19th century farmhouse at the heart of an organic farm, complete with Irish draught horses and a caring couple who offer a genuine Irish family experience.

It’s one of only a few places in Ireland where you are likely to eat rare breed Irish Moiled beef for your dinner, which - along with home produced lamb, free range eggs and fruit - will probably include foods from other local producers too, carefully sourced to showcase the fine foods the area has to offer.

It is a fantastic place, comfortable and very well run - if every visitor to Ireland took in a night or two at a place like this, we’d be beating them from the door.”

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Lough Bishop House

Collinstown, Co. Westmeath
B&B / Farmhouse / Historic House
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
Down a long drive off a by-road between Collinstown and Castlepollard, in a beautifully scenic area awash with lakes, gentle hills and rich farmland, you’ll find Lough Bishop - a working organic farm where Helen and Christopher Kelly offer a warm ...

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