Inch House, nestled in the heart of the vibrant countryside in Co. Tipperary, on 250 acres in the centre of a working farm, is one of Ireland's best-loved country escapes.
The Egan family have been showcasing Irish hospitality and food at its very best at this award-winning grand Georgian country house and restaurant near Thurles since they began its meticulous and complete restoration over thirty years ago.
Now the family is embarking on an exciting new chapter and making Inch House available for the first time exclusively as a luxury private rental from July 2018 on a self-catering, weekly or 3 day weekend basis, in addition to more extended stays.
Set at the end of a winding driveway, planted with crops of wheat, oats and barley, this unique hideaway, built in 1720, is a new choice for those who want to experience luxury country living as a family or part of a group for small weddings, gatherings or for corporate hire.
With 6 elegant en-suite bedrooms, beautiful reception rooms, halls, library bar and kitchen, groups of up to 14 people can be accommodated for their next holiday, event or celebration in Ireland.
"The idea was sparked when American guests were staying with us, as many of them enjoyed it so much that they recommended us to family and friends who were then asking if they could take the entire house as a group. We thought why not widen it out to any sector including corporates, location shoots or small weddings", says Nora Egan, who along with her husband and eight children has been the driving force behind the creativity and success of this well-known country house.
Inch House has been renowned for it's top-quality locally sourced ingredients over the years, and many of the fruits and vegetables used in their kitchens are grown at this working 18th-century farmhouse. Nora's legendary black pudding and breakfasts where everything on the plate has provenance in Tipperary has earned Inch House many awards including the 2017 Breakfast Award for Munster.
The food culture will continue at Inch House, as for those who do not want the self-catering option, the Egans will offer a choice of bespoke catering whether it's gourmet breakfasts created by Nora herself or lunches or afternoon teas or full dinners with a chef on call. "It will be like having your own private restaurant".
The family has developed 5.5km looped national trails walk on the farm, around the fields of sheep and cattle and surrounding countryside. It's also the perfect base from which to discover the region, including a multitude of walking and cycling routes, horse riding, food trails, fishing and hunting. There's an abundance of Norman and Medieval history nearby, including castles, ring forts and abbeys and the famous Rock of Cashel.