Traditional Farm Hostel
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Farren House, Ballacolla, Portlaoise, Laois,
Ms Wendy Phelan
The Traditional Farm Hostel is located on a sheep and tillage farm, in a beautiful country setting near Ballacolla, County Laois. The property has a selection of double, twin and family rooms, some which are wheelchair accessible.
The Traditional Farm Hostel is the ideal destination for a relaxing, country escape. It is located on a working farm near Ballacolla, County Laois and offers 10 double, twin and family rooms, all ensuite. Some of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. Guests can enjoy the pleasant landscape of the farm as well its collection of sculptures made from old machinery.
The recently opened M7 and M8 motorways which are closeby make the Traditional Farm Hostel accessible to both the beautiful West of Ireland and the capital of Ireland.
Although close to both motorways, the farm is the perfect location to unwind, breathe the fresh country air and see the stars at night.
The bedrooms are ensuite with countryside views. The kitchen is well- equipped with modern appliances, there is a large dining and sitting area with a solid fuel fire.
The hostel is situated about 30km from Kilkenny. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains and Granstown Lake, while history buffs can visit Clough, an 18th-century village, and Abbeyleix, an elegant heritage town.