About this listing
The chalet is warm and comfortable. Pick your own veg and enjoy the nature trail on our 9 acres. We are a short drive from beautiful and interesting sites including mountains;Sleive Mish and the Magillycuddy Reeks. Beaches Inch, Banna and more......
Gortbrack Farm, located 5 miles outside Tralee town was set up by Eileen Carroll and Ian mcGrigor in 1991. Back then it was a neglected 10 acre strip with most of the land run over with rushes. This is the probable origin of it’s name ‘gort’ meaning ‘field’ and ‘breac’ meaning ’speckled’. With many willing hands it has developed into a comprehensive certified organic smallholding. We are ideally located for walking groups to explore the nearby Dingle penninsula, Killarney National Parks and much more in the diverse landscape of the southwest of Ireland. We are off the beaten track, so if you are not into too much exertion Gortbrack Organic Farm offers a quiet relaxing holiday experience for families or individuals to come and enjoy. The area is very scenic with mountains stretching out into the Atlantic ocean (bringing it’s share of rain!). But no matter what the weather is like, there’s plenty to see and do, or just take your ease.
Cabins on Gortbrack Organic Farm opened in early 2009. Three timber frame cabins, run off solar panels and wood burning stoves. These cabins can be rented for the ideal secluded getaway, or for attending courses at Gortbrack. The cabins are built right in the heart of the farm so you can wake up every morning in the beautiful peace and tranquility of Gortbrack, take a wander on the bog and explore the Nature trail, gardens, polytunnels and visit the animals... Visit the Dingle peninsula and Killarney National Park . It is the ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
We have information available on the area.
Interaction with Guests
We live on site, meet and greet and give a tour of the farm. We are available to deal with guests requirements. Guests may avail of courses running on the farm - see website for details
Seasonal vegetables and eggs are available.
We are in a rural area, on a hill, close to Tralee town - the capital of Kerry.
Plenty of parking beside cabins.Close to Kerry airport, trains and buses. We are 5 miles from Tralee bus station with 1 bus passing the end of the road heading for the Ivereagh peninsula.
Bicycles are available for hire in Tralee and Killarney.
Other Things to Note
Tralee has many attractions for the family.
We can host groups for courses and have an event room. We have now installed broadband internet connection in all the cabins. We have a laundry room beside the cabins.
No Smoking in the cabins. Plenty of outside space!
We can negotiate with guests for pets.
We received a very kind welcome from our hosts and felt at home in their heavenly patch. The cabin was very comfortable for all lodgers and the dogs are firmly ensconsed in the children's favourite memories. Would have liked a pond dip and therefore will be back!
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour. Ian est très accueillant et sympathique, le gîte est fonctionnel, on s'y sent bien, c'est calme et on y dort très bien. On peut prendre le temps de voir les jardins, le potager et les serres de la ferme écologique. Nous recommanderions ce gîte à nos amis.
Ians directions to Gortbrack were easy to follow, he came to welcome us and left some duck eggs, veg and milk. Cabin was very cosy and more than adequate with everything needed supplied. He has the most friendly dogs, my daughter was entertained by them for most of the time there. Ian showed us round the farm, the donkeys, the pond and all the veg/fruit they are growing. Only about 3 miles to Tralee town.
What a lovely stay !
The dogs and the cat are the best welcome team ever (donkeys are a little bit snobish ^^). And Ian is very kind and funny.
Also a real pleasure to pick up and taste all the organic vegetables and cook it in the cabin. Milk and eggs in the fridge for the breakfast.
Only one regret : not enough time to stay longer !
Gortbrack organic farm is a wonderful place. We enjoyed the cabin and the surroundings. Ian gave us a fantastic tour of the farm which was very educational. Our son loved playing outside with the friendly dogs. It is in a great location with scenic views and easy access to the national park and other attractions. We can highly recommend it to others.
Great location in Kerry. Ian is a great host to take the time to show us his farm and explain everything that was happening.
He also gave us some great tips for the area. It was really dog friendly, and the two dogs running around are very social and like to play.
The cottage itself is great. More then big enough for the two of us, and our dog.
Das waren sehr erholsame Tage auf der Gortbrack Organic Farm. Das kleine Häuschen sauber und gemütlich und mit bequemen Betten ausgestattet. Im Kühlschrank schon ein Kännchen frische Milch und Enteneier für's Frühstück. Ian empfing uns sehr herzlich und machte mit uns eine Runde über das ganze Gelände. Dabei konnten wir Kartoffeln und Bohnen für unser Abendessen ernten. Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt. Ian und Eileen sind sehr herzliche Gastgeber. Many Thanks!!
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