The Barn @ Fellowsfield: A Kilcock Hidden Gem

Hi again, below is a bit more on our supper clubbing adventures at The Barn @ Fellowsfield. To check out yesterday’s post visit Supper Clubbing @ The Barn at Fellowsfield.

The cute library in one of the double bedrooms

The Barn @ Fellowsfield is approved as a 4 star guesthouse and it delivers.  Each room is individually designed. One even has it’s own little library and a jet black spiral staircase leading to the room (oops, forgot to take a pic of this though). Each wooden beam, the fireplace, and other nooks and crannies have a story to tell and over breakfast Tony (the co-owner), if you’re interested, will give you a brief overview. Take for instance the name is called after their first horse called Fellow. I’ll let Tony tell you the rest if you get the chance to visit and as you’ll discover the Barn is steeped in it’s own treasured history.

The rooms are spacious and fit two people very comfortably (well except for a couple of single rooms). They are impeccably clean and really comfortable. The other great thing is that the farm life continues. Louise, the other wonderful owner, had been busy for most of the supper club night, and the following morning, keeping that all running smoothly.

Hagrid & Lizzy -two of their pet sheep

Ah Breakfast!

The next morning after breakfast we got a tour of the farm, meeting Hagrid Lizzy, Minty (their pet sheep) and Frances (one of their horses) and their vegetable packed kitchen garden. They even had chilies still growing happy away, even if not as plentiful as earlier in the year.

Red chilies growing happily away in December!

The vegetable garden included healthy veggies and herbs such as kale, mint, thyme, parsley, a few variety of spuds, broccoli. Should have told you about this yesterday – after dinner Tony will hop out to the garden, pick some fresh mint leaves, throw them into a teapot for a fresh brew – not bad eh?

Tony Parkes picking fresh mint leaves for our after dinner tea!

Overall it’s the little gestures (extra bits), the friendliness, warmth and sheer seclusion that The Barn @ Fellowsfield offers which just makes you want to go back and lose yourself there for a one night or few nights stay. I suppose you have to experience it to understand it fully. For us their labour of love converting The Barn so beautifully was worth it.

By the way besides accommodation, they hold photography and journalism courses and they also cater for family gatherings and as I said in yesterday’s post if you have special dietary requirements they will do their best to ensure you’re fed. Oh and don’t forget to ask Tony about his pea and chili soup, lip-licking good.

Anyway, oh just see the sun is shining, better get cracking, lots of baking to do (no spelt bread in the house, not good).

Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Do you have any hidden gems like this?

Location:
The Barn @ Fellowsfield,
Farnadum, Kilcock, Co Kildare, Ireland
Email: tonyparkes@eircom.net
Mobile: ++353 (0)87 2611465
Phone: +353 (0)1 628 7747
Fax: +353 (0)1 610 3911
More details on their website

Chat soon & Best Wishes

Marian
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Author:speltforchoiceblog

Home cook, Irish food blogger and live a plant-based lifestyle. I also co-own of www.herbicarni.com with my hubs where you'll find online courses, vegan chocolates and lots more to help a transition to a plant-based diet or live with someone who is a carnivore.

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  1. Supper Clubbing at The Barn@Fellowsfield | From Marian's Kitchen: Dairy-free & Spelt Living - January 27, 2012

    […] to come…I’ll have more on The Barn tomorrow, chat then. (A ilcock’s Hidden Gem) By the way the photos of the front of the Barn and the vegetable garden are with kind permission […]

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