Fodor's Expert Review Annaharvey Farm

Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Dedicated to all things equestrian, this family farmhouse, now in the fifth generation of the same family, was once an old-world grain barn but has been converted into elegant accommodations, with pitch-pine floors, massive roof beams, and open fireplaces. Guest rooms, in restful creams, are cozy, comfy, and well maintained. It matters not a bit if your interest doesn't run to things horsey—the area has all manner of walking, cycling, and golfing opportunities, and Clonmacnoise and Birr Castle are just a short drive away. Horses, though, are a big interest, and the innkeepers, Lynda and Henry Deverell, are well-known in equestrian circles and encourage guests to enjoy a ride on horseback through the surrounding farmland and woodland where trails were upgraded in 2018. Meals (available to guests only and that must be booked in advance) are served in the kitchen. Check the website for midweek offers, for economy and intensive riding breaks, and special rates for groups.

PROS

  • secluded location
  • horse-riding packages
  • convenient to Clonmacnoise and Birr Castle

CONS

  • bathrooms are small
  • neighing horses may disturb your slumber
  • meals must be booked in advance

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Countryside
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 057-934–3544

HOTEL DETAILS

7 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar.

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