Hidden Ireland Houses
House type › Working farm
Many of Hidden Ireland’s historic country houses were once the centre of landed estates which relied on farming as the main source of income. In the past, the grounds and surrounding farms of these houses provided all of the ingredients for the carefully prepared meals offered to their visitors. Farming and sustainable food production remains an integral part of the identity of these houses, and that tradition is carried on by the owners of these unique houses who encompass the ‘farm to fork’ ethos. Many of the houses grow their own vegetables and herbs, offer eggs laid by their own hens and ducks and serve meat from livestock that grew up on their land, truly organic local food.