Our house is located in a quiet rural area 5 miles outside Gort. With us, you have plenty of space to relax: outside in the garden or in our cosy house. In the morning you can enjoy a generous breakfast with mainly organic products.
The house is in a very quiet and peaceful location. With the two bedrooms there is space for 4 people. On the farm there is also a wooden cabin that sleeps three. There is great emphasis on nice organic fresh food; a lot of it is produced on the farm or fairly traded.
The guests have access to the whole house; there is a kitchen where tea or coffee can be prepared. There is a living room area and a tv/computer room with a woodburning stove. Free wifi is available is in the whole house and even outside in the garden. There is one bathroom that is shared and a separate toilet downstairs.
Interaction with Guests
A really nice generous breakfast is served in the morning and included in the price. In the evening you can join the 3 course family meal for 10 Euros per person.(Please let us know by midday). Of course you can stay in the house the whole day (the weather is sometimes a bit unpredictable) or venture outside to discover many beautiful places nearby. There are a lot of maps available and any amount of tips and suggestions from Josef! In the evening you can make use of all the rooms and we might even share a glass of wine or a cup of tea with you!
There is no public transport to our house. We can collect you from Gort which is 5 miles away for a small contribution.
From Shannon or Dublin airport there are plenty bus services to Gort.
This is a smokefree house. There are no pets allowed.
This was home away from home. Josef and Helga are the most considerate and convivial hosts and their house is full of charm, beautiful views over the countryside and lovely quirky details such as a sauna set at the end of the garden. The rooms are spacious and have gorgeous views, I love the wood ceilings and in the hallway, Helga's quilts that make the landing so cheerful. Josef is a fantastic cook and prepares as much as possible with fruit, vegetables from his garden. We joined them for an evening meal, for a tenner each and what a feast we enjoyed - best value in the county! I heartily recommend their BnB and look forward to going back there soon.
Everything was more than perfect! We arrive in the afternoon and we could enjoy the surroundings with them... Good time with them!. The hospitability, the bedrooms, the chats with them, the environment and... absolutely the breakfast!!! What a breakfast!!! Josef´s b&b is quite close to Gort so everything near it is very handy... Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Cave, The Burren, Galway... The house is peaceful and calm (at night you could hear a needle been droppedand). It´s the perfect place to relax, to enjoy the calm and the house and the surroundings. For us it was great because we had been in big cities before arrived Josef´s b and b. Josef and his wife Helga are the perfect hostess. They will invite you to take some of their organic product of their greenhouse. They have a lovely dog (Toni) which was great with our two kids. It was great to learn about Ireland with them. Josef is very helpful with everything you ask him. They will give you every kind of directions where you want to go.
Even though the best option is to have a car, don´t hesitate to go by bike... Or from Gort there is a good line of buses as well.
The only think that I have to say is thank you.
By the way... ask them about their sauna.
What a gorgeous, friendly, and inspiring couple. Josef (and his wife Helga) and I shared some great conversations along with some of the best and freshest meals I have ever had while traveling. I cannot say enough about the beauty of the natural surroundings and the charm of the house. I recommend talking to them more about some of their amazing work and projects. Staying at the farmhouse was truly a dream, and I wish I could have stayed longer. You really just have to see it for yourself. Their warm hospitality is second to none, and I hope to come back again soon!
Really lovely welcoming from Josef and Margot and Tony the dog! Unfortunately just spent the one night but wish I could have stayed for longer. Perfect place for a peaceful getaway in its tucked away location a few kilometers from Gort town. Colourful and cosy house with thoughtfully cultivated outdoor surroundings. Cows, chickens, kittens, tony and observing a huge variety of plants and vegetables provide the perfect holiday entertainment. A sauna in the landscape has just been completed but I didn't get to use it, no problem with a bit of notice tho. Look forward to returning for a longer stay.
Josef's little organic farm is a great place to spend a night (or two, or three). It's a little off the beaten path (which I consider a good thing) but is an excellent place to launch a trip to The Burren (15 min. drive) or to Galway. Josef greeted me warmly and immediately offered me a much needed coffee, then showed me to a my very comfortable room.
Josef offers you the option of having dinner with him and Helga for a very reasonable price -by all means take him up on it. We had vegetables from his garden and raspberries just picked from the bushes outside the kitchen door. The farm - of which Josef is quite appropriately very proud - is lovely and peaceful. Highly recommended for both comfort and excellence of the whole experience.
It was my first time using airbnb & I was very lucky to have Josef as my first host. He is a pure gentleman. Very thorough (as you'd expect from a Swiss man), kind, genuinely interested and open in his welcome & communication. His farm is situated in a lovely location, in a fabulous house that Josef and his wife renovated. If you are lucky, you may encounter Tony Soprano the dog who is just another reason to love Josef's farm. My only regret is that I didn't stay longer.
Had an excellent stay at Josef and Helga! If you're looking for some peace and quiet this is the place to be. Located on driving distance from Gort (10 min drive) the Burren and the cliffs of Moher, but still in the most peaceful area. Josef and Helga are great hosts. Had diner with them on my first night with some lovely conversation, homemade cake and a glass of scotch :)
Josef makes an excellent breakfast that'll give you plenty of fuel to do some hiking, but if you just want to relax and hang out at their place then that's also fine with them. Highly recommended and would definitely stay here again!
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25 years ago my wife and myself emigrated from Switzerland to Ireland. At present I'm looking after a small organic farm with 2 suckler cows with calves and some hens and turkeys. We also have an extensive garden with a wide variety of vegetables and fruits.
When our two children decided to leave the nest, we thought we like to share our house with other people who are interested in nature, peace, quietness and really good food. We're always interested to learn to know new people, their thoughts, ideas and dreams.