2015 Award Winners FARMHOUSE OF THE YEAR 2015

Lough Owel Lodge, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

Lough Owel Lodge, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

The idea of a farm stay is heaven to many visitors to Ireland, and to families living in cities. You won’t get more homely than this beautifully located farm overlooking Lough Owel, which has been certified organic since 2011.

On arrival, you’ll pass the family’s donkeys, Sonny and Cher, in their paddock and their gentle presence sets the tone for a comfortable family home where guests feel genuinely welcome.

Don’t expect five star accommodation here, what’s special is the authentic rural experience that Martin and Aideen Ginnell offer, including their own organic produce on the table for breakfast. Aideen is a dab hand with the home baking, jams and preserves - and they are rightly proud of this fascinating lakeland area and love introducing guests to its highlights and the ‘real Ireland.’

A great place to wind down and get close to nature.

9 votes

Lough Owel Lodge

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
B&B / Farmhouse
Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
An Irish farm stay can make an idyllic holiday, especially for city families and visitors from abroad  who want to find the 'real Ireland'. Just a few minutes drive west of Mullingar, Martin and Aideen Ginnell’s organic farm overlooking Lou ...

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