Inch House Wins Georgina Campbell’s Farmhouse of the Year 2014

farmhouse_of_year_2014_awardFor 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 The Egan family’s large tillage farm with their lovingly restored Georgian house and a fine restaurant that showcases local produce, including Nora Egan’s 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 dwelling; 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.