Enjoy staying in an old farmhouse, originally built around the 1850s in the heart of Ireland in County Offaly.
Although the house was carefully refurbished 7 years ago, you can still see and feel the character of the farm it used to be.
The main Guestroom located on the first floor is a spacious, airy room with beautyful views over the big garden and the boglands around the house.
It was renovated just recently and provides a King Size Bed, plenty storage for all your belongings and an En Suite bathroom with high pressure shower, again a lot of storage and plenty towels.
Baby/toddler equipment like a cot, nappy changing facilities, baby monitor, potty etc. can be arranged before your arrival if you need any.
We also have two more rooms with double sofa beds for an additional price of €15.- per person per night.
You are welcome to use the chairs and loungers in the garden, light a barbeque, let your children play on the bigwooden swing and in the sand pit or use the lawns for ball games.
The washing machine and dryer can be used, too
* 1 spacious En Suite Guestroom with Double Bed
* 2 double Sofa Beds in extra Rooms
* Bathroom with WC/Shower
* Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
* Washing Machine / Dryer
* BBQ Facilities
* Outdoor Play Area
* Free Parking
If you want to avail of our breakfast service, we offer a selection of fresh, (sometimes homemade) breads, organic eggs, cheeses, fruit, muesli, hot drinks, juices etc. for €5,50 per person. Kids under 6 eat free of charge.
Also dinner can be arranged upon request.
All meals will be served in the colourful, cosy farmhouse family kitchen.
We speak English and German and a little French.
Please contact if you have any further queries or if we can help you in any way.
We're all looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Lena, Gerd & Klara Hulsmann
Guests will have access to the kitchen, the utility and the gardens.
We're happy to advise you where to go and what to do around the area as well as helping you finding a doctor if needed, helping with translations or renting a car for your stay.
Unsere 6jährige Tochter Lisa, meine Frau Jeannine und ich waren 9 Tage zu Gast bei Lena, Gerd und der 4jährigen Klara. Es war eine sehr schöne Zeit für uns. Dank der zentralen Lage in den Midlands haben wir fast jeden Tag mit dem Mietwagen schöne Ausflüge in alle Richtungen unternommen. Das tägliche Frühstück mit der Familie war immer ein schöner Start in den Tag. Unsere Tochter hat mit Klara viel auf dem großen Grundstück und im Haus gespielt und gemalt. Wir haben gequatscht, gelesen, gespielt, gegrillt und uns herrlich entspannt. Vielen Dank für Alles. Rudi aus Grünheide bei Berlin.
Lena's home is really great and in a calm place. It is ideally located to have a night (or more) in the center of the Irland.
The room is sooooo big and with a nice bathroom. The room has lovely furnitures (wooden desk, king size bed...).
We satyed just 1 night in her house but during the breakfast, we took a long time to discuss with this lovely family.
Her breakfast is really yummy with fresh fruit juices, fresh fruits, eggs (from her hens) and several other food.
I booked this for my friends at the last minute. They had a wonderful time with Lena and her family. They reported that Lena and family made them feel very welcome and were a lovely family. The room was lovely and the bed very comfortable. They very much enjoyed the delicious breakfasts, and said that it was the company of the family and conversation at the table that was fabulous. They give Lena a 10 out of 10 and would highly recommend to all thier friends. Thanks Lena
What can I say? A warm family to stay with =) Their house is a charm too! Lena and Gerd (Gert) spent time decorating their house the way they want it and it's fabulous. We had breakfast and dinner with them every night! (spent 4 nights) They didn't mind that we raved their kitchen too. The breakfast was great! She sliced her fruits so perfectly and on the weekends, they treated us with salmon, cheese, fresh fruits, juices, and eggs from their hens! We adored their daughter and I miss my nightly hugs from her. Also, their two lovely dogs Bob Marly. If you stay with Lena's family, you would not want to leave!
Thanks Lena and Gerd for a great stay and welcoming us! We didn't feel like guests at all. We hope to see you guys again in the future! We sure miss all of you!
I couldn't recommend this place highly enough. The house itself is beautiful combining traditional with a quirky young vibrant charm. The grounds are immaculately kept and it really feels like you've stepped back in time while you're there. Great sense of ease about the place. We felt at home as soon as we entered the door. Lena and her family are easy going and incredibly friendly. They really made our stay a memorable one! Will be back. :)