Mount Briscoe, set in a 100 acre working organic farm offers stunning self-catering accommodation suiting families or groups of up to five people and/or a charming Shepherd’s hut for two complete with sun deck, fire pit and hammock. This little gem makes for a cosy, colourful and chic staycation. There’s even stables if you’d like to bring your own horse on holidays.
Mingling with the resident dogs, horses and rare-breed cattle also comes as standard. Located about an hour and fifteen minutes from Dublin, far from the well-trodden tourist trails yet a superb hub from which to explore Ireland’s Ancient East (Lough Boora, Slieve Blooms, Birr Castle, Clonmacnoise). Feast on a luxury breakfast hamper, filled with fresh produce from the kitchen garden or local artisan food. If you are looking for inspiration your host Margaret will happily curate an itinerary to suit your needs.