Away from it all, yet only a 10 min drive into the Medieval city of Kilkenny, Highbank Farm is a 52 acre organic Apple farm. There are plenty of walks through the apple Orchards, Christmas trees and around the lakes on the farm.
The apartment was the old stables on the family farm and has been lovely converted to create a space which has a beautiful homely atmosphere with a modern twist that you feel the moment you step inside.
The apartment offers two bedrooms, (a double and a twin room) which comfortably sleeps 4 people, a bathroom with a wet room shower, a large open plan kitchen with all mod cons, (electric oven & hob, microwave, dish-washing machine, fridge/freezer etc.) A cosy open sitting room is beside the kitchen where you can curl up with a book or watch a DVD from our Library. There is also a 2nd hidden toilet behind one of the library shelves!
The front door is just off of the Kitchen and opens out onto the courtyard of the farm. A wall of Bamboo is planted to ensure privacy in your home away from home.
Accès des voyageurs
The farm itself is a working Organic farm which sells many apple products including our award winning Apple Syrup, Apple Juice, Ciders and Distillery, (the smallest distillery in Ireland) we also have Apple Schnapps, Spirit,Liqueur and Pink Flamingo and Crystal Gin!
We are happy to arrange a tour of the Distillery or you are welcome take a wander into our farm shop. There are also many walks around the farm through the apple orchards where you may bump into some wild rabbits, foxes, and plenty of wildlife or our horses!
We do have internet access, however, due to the rural location it may not be as quick as you may be used to in main cities and towns.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We live on the farm in our family home just on the other side of the yard. If you are having any trouble do let us know and we are happy to help. We also speak some French and Spanish if required.
Visit (URL HIDDEN) is a great site for current activities and festivals on in Kilkenny.
The orchards are free to wander for our guests with a map of the farm available but we also offer a booked Taste and Tour by tractor train through the orchard and visiting the distillery at €25 per head.
We love our home and have very few rules. We ask that you respect the place as if it was your own.
I am a teacher and a farmer, living and working on our organic apple farm and distillery for over 33 years. Myself and my wonderful husband Rod are dedicated to organic farming principles and adding value to our single estate farmed apples in order to get direct to the consumer. Our family have lived at Highbank for five generations.