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How a Cork couple turned their outhouses into luxury lodges

The Kellehers’ Cork beef enterprise was under financial pressure, so they decided to turn some of their farm buildings into self-catering lodges, and with 98pc occupancy since opening, ‘it has brought the farm alive’

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Repurposed: Veronica and Maurice Kelleher with their daughter Tara outside their lodges at Curragh Farm, Riverstick, Co Cork. Photos: David Creedon

Repurposed: Veronica and Maurice Kelleher with their daughter Tara outside their lodges at Curragh Farm, Riverstick, Co Cork. Photos: David Creedon

The converted farmhouse

The converted farmhouse

The horse motif continues in the bedroom

The horse motif continues in the bedroom

Living space in the old farmhouse

Living space in the old farmhouse

Maurice and Tara with the Friesian herd

Maurice and Tara with the Friesian herd

Tara and her brother Tom feed the alpacas on the farm

Tara and her brother Tom feed the alpacas on the farm

Oldest son Conor takes one of the horses out for excercise

Oldest son Conor takes one of the horses out for excercise

Maurice and Tara lead some of their herd to a new pasture

Maurice and Tara lead some of their herd to a new pasture

Riverstick, Cork, Ireland. 06th July, 2022. A horse grazes on a pasture on Curragh Farm, Riverstick, Co. Cork. - Picture David Creedon

Riverstick, Cork, Ireland. 06th July, 2022. A horse grazes on a pasture on Curragh Farm, Riverstick, Co. Cork. - Picture David Creedon

Another horse-themed bedroom in the farmhouse

Another horse-themed bedroom in the farmhouse

A modern kitchen in the old farmhouse

A modern kitchen in the old farmhouse

Maurice with Tom, Mossie and Tara walking the land

Maurice with Tom, Mossie and Tara walking the land

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Repurposed: Veronica and Maurice Kelleher with their daughter Tara outside their lodges at Curragh Farm, Riverstick, Co Cork. Photos: David Creedon

Cork couple Veronica and Maurice Kelleher saw potential in their farm out-houses and converted them into self-catering accommodation.

Two years on from opening their business, in Riverstick, 10km from Kinsale, the couple have also opened the family farmhouse as self-catering accommodation.


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