About this listing
Rathcam is a delightful, peaceful listed farmhouse on ORGANIC working farm
It is fully equipped for young families and can cater for any diet - extra meals by arrangement.
Relaxing yet only 10km from M 4 and MULLINGAR
Horses and dogs welcome.
Enjoy your comfortable stay in Rathcam, a 19th Century traditional farmhouse located in the idyllic lake county of Westmeath. Surrounded by maturing oak, beech and other broadleaved forestry, with a long tree-lined avenue, it makes the ideal place to get away from it all and unwind. Peace in the Heart of Ireland!
In this Bed and Breakfast expect to be greeted by a friendly, hospitable host and her family, many animals including dogs, cats, sheep and even donkeys! Here one can experience life on the farm, with free range and organic breakfast in the conservatory or the garden, weather permitting, and comfortable eclectic rooms.
We can cater for most dietary requirements including Gluten free, sugar free and vegetarian/ vegan and we all live by a healthy ethos. Evening meals and packed lunches can normally be arranged at an extra cost with a minimum of a day's notice.
Enjoy farm walks and indoor and outdoor games. Stables are available for horses and other pets.
Between N4 and N6, Rathcam is 6 miles/10 km from Mullingar with its art center, many shops, pubs, music and bowling. Riding, golf, fishing and Uisneach, the mystical center of Ireland, are all within 15km.
We have a variety of rooms available, single/family/double. All rooms include breakfast and the advertised rate is per person. We welcome you at all times of the year, warming you in the cold weather with electric blankets and log fires. There is however a surcharge for heating in the winter.
Guests can rent bicycles, play pingpong, feed the hens, watch DVDs, walk in the woods and fields or just sit and read in the garden, WIFI available
Interaction with Guests
This is a shared house between guests, volunteers and family and someone is usually around to answer questions
Rathcam is in a secure neighborhood well of the road and Mullingar provides for all needs whilst being small enough to easily find one's way.
The lakes, Royal canal and hills provide excellent walking and fishing.
The nearest shop and bus stop is 3kms away in MILTOWNPASS on the Dublin-Galway bus route and I can meet you there.
Other Things to Note
As there are pets here Rathcam is not suitable for guests with allergies to animals.
I should like 24 hours advance booking, no smoking in the house but the conservatory is a possibility.
You can bring your food and use the fridge/microwave, but please don’t eat in bedrooms.
You are welcome to walk on the farm but all gates must be closed and animals not disturbed.
We have a wonderful experience there even if short. She and her family are really welcoming and we felt at home since the first moment we arrived. Unfortunately we stayed there only one night but we hope to come back.
Wonderful home and excellent, obliging host. Genuine working farm. Gorgeous stately home. True heart in this place. I only stayed the one night but wish I could have stayed longer. Definitely will be back.
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About the Host, Diana
Energetic and eclectic idealist, mother of four and a proud grandmother, living on an Organic farm with sheep, cattle, horses and a donkey! Well traveled and welcoming! Come and share life in my farm family home with international volunteers, dogs and cats.Fluent in French, with a few words in Spanish and German. Cats, dogs and horses (which could be stabled) are welcome, by prior arrangement.