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.
A very warm welcome greeted us with the wood burner already lit and milk and bread waiting for us! The cabin is 'compact and bijou' but has everything you need. Good location for exploring the Dingle Peninsular, Ring of Kerry and Kilarney National Park.
We experienced rain, sleet, hail, snow and high winds but the cabin was toasty warm with the wood burner. Cara, our dog did enjoy a snooze in front of it!
I'd love to go back in the summer to see the farm in full swing.
Ian and his wife are very nice and very accommodating. Recommend this lovely place and it's well located if you have a car.
We had a great stay at Ian's cabin which was super cosy after a long day on the road. Just the kind of place we needed. Ian was very welcoming and told us the highlights of the area. It's a shame we couldn't stay for longer. The dogs were ace and the donkeys stole my heart!
Ian nous a reçu très gentiment le soir de notre arrivée. Le lendemain , nous avons visité sa ferme et discuté autour des animaux et du jardinage bio. Les bungalows sont géniaux, très bien équipés et avec une isolation très performante. Il faisait très frais à l'extérieur et nous nous promenions en tee-shirt à l'intérieur. Farmers Bridge et un bout de colline au dessus de Tralee, c'est superbe. Ian est un type très cool, hyper sympa et avec beaucoup d'humour. Si nous revenons en Irlande, et nous reviendrons, nous essaierons de relouer chez lui.
We loved staying at Gortbrack Farm and felt that Iain spent a lot of time showing us the farm and giving us a lot of background information. The cabin was comfy and Iain didn't mind us reorganising eh room so we could both have a private space. The cabin was well appointed and very clean. A lovely place to stay! Thanks Eileen and Iain.
Ian and Eileen are two of the warmest and down to earth people we have ever met. Felt like being home, perfectly comfortable and no worries. The farm and cabin are wonderful and the work they do is amazing. Very highly recommended!
Staying on the farm was such an amazing experience! Ian was very helpful getting us directions and making suggestions on what to do in the area. We loved waking up in the mornings to Cookie, one of the two dogs, waiting outside the door with a stick to play fetch. The cabin was very well maintained, and the property was a joy to walk around and explore. It was very easy for us to fall in love with this location. Thank you for your hospitality!
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