Farnham Resort Houses
Located only 3km from Cavan town, Farnham Resort Houses are just an hour and a half's drive from either Dublin or Belfast, making them the ideal getaway from city living.
Farnham Resort Houses have been designed to "reinvent and redefine the country home, incorporating contemporary sophistication and unprecedented style for a most discerning clientele".
Farnham Estate brings together centuries of traditions creating a destination unlike any other in Ireland.
We have a number of different Resort House options available for our guests.
Walled Garden - 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom options
The Orchard - 4 bedrooms
Cots are available on a request basis and must be pre-booked with Dream Ireland. Guests are advised to bring along their own cot linen.
Unfortunately there are NO HIGHCHAIRS and NO STAIRGATES available at Farnham Resort Houses.
• The houses are sold on a self-catering basis with a fully equipped kitchen provided. Please note that our catering facilities are very popular with our hotel guests and tend to be booked out weeks in advance. We recommend that our Botanica Restaurant is booked at least 8 weeks out to avoid any disappointment. Our Cellar Bar does have limited seating and tends to be fully booked every night, but there is availability during the day time up to 19.00pm.
• Please note that pets are not permitted at this location and that smoking within the houses is not permitted.
Guests of the Resort Houses located on Farnham Estate will be only be allowed access to the Spa facilities (including the pool & gym) if availing of a pre-booked day package at the Spa. Please note that there is a charge for day packages and they are subject to availability. At no time will persons under the age of 16 be allowed to enter the Spa.
Out-Doors & Dirty
The Gamespark, Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
ODD’s Gamespark is a dedicated venue for extreme fun activities, mainly for age 16 and over. Book for Rage Off-Road Mud Buggy Rally, Conflict! Woodland Laser Combat, Hovercrafting Experience, Powerturn Twin Engine Dragsters or Clay Pigeon Laser Shoots. Choose one event or a package from a half day, full day or weekend with or without accommodation. Catering for private parties, clubs, stags and hens, corporate fun days and team building events. In conjunction with local hotels ODD can bring an event to your corporate venue.
Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre
Dartry Forest, Rockcorry, Cootehill
The centre caters for school groups, youth groups, summercamps, staff development groups and private parties. Activities include canoeing, banana boat, gorge walking, abseiling, archery, assault course, orienteering and hillwalking. One day, weekends or full week of activities available.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Summer Schools at the Silver Bear Centre at Bear Essentials in Bawnboy, Co. Cavan. Handcrafts and Culinary Skills including toy, jewellery making, baking, teddy bear making etc. Age 6-17 boys and girls.
Townspark Centre, Main Street, Cavan
7,000 sq. ft., 6 full length bowling, pool tables, video amusements and jukebox
On Yer Bike Tours, Corleggy Farm, Belturbet
Bike hire from €7 per day
CRAZY GOLF (18 hole)
The Arches B&B, Arvagh
Play Crazy Golf at The Arches B&B just outside Arvagh.
Tennis court and games room with pool and darts also available. Open to all visitors, residents & non-residents
Wildflower Mountain Biking, Ballyconnell
'Wildflower' offer cycling and walking holidays for everybody, from families and beginners to more serious enthusiasts. Offering packaged and independant holidays, Wildflower can organise routes, places to stay, guided tours, airport and luggage transfers, cycle hire and maps.
Cavan's beautiful and rugged countryside can also be enjoyed from the saddle. There are a number of excellent riding schools throughout the county offering a variety of activities from trekking to hourly lessons.
The Arches B&B, Arvagh
Book a Tennis court at The Arches B&B just outside Arvagh.
18 hole crazy golf course and games room with pool table and darts also available. Open to all visitors, residents & non-residents
The Cavan Way
The Cavan Way is a pleasant hill and valley walking connection between the Leitrim Way at Dowra, a small village near the source of the River Shannon and the Ulster Way at Blacklion. Following generally the course of the young river to its source at the mystical Shannon 'Pot', the walk traverses quiet valley and riverside landscapes to the more unenclosed uplands of the spring line of the river's source. The walker will enjoy the upland section between the 'Pot' and Blacklion, which includes the forested Burren area and its cemetery of ancient tombs, stone megaliths and monuments. Fine views are obtained from these elevated upland areas.
Dowra - Shannon Pot - Blacklion. Total Distance: 26km/16 miles.
Longest Stage: Dowra to Blacklion - 26km/16 miles.
Highest Point: Giant's Grave - 260m/850ft.
The Cavan Way Map Guide is published by Cavan County Council and available from Eastwest Mapping and tourist offices in the region.
Cuilcagh Mountain Walks
Encompassing the highland area of Counties Cavan and Fermanagh, a largely undiscovered treasure throve of scenic beauty exists above the floor of the Arney and Shannon valleys. The published walks range from 1km to 17km in length and embrace the megalithic sites in the Burren area of Co. Cavan above Blacklion, the Marlbank Scenic Loop near Florence Court and the famous Marble Arch Caves in Co. Fermanagh.
Dun an Rí Forest Park
Dun na Rí Forest Park near Kingscourt, is a place of surprising contrasts. There are romantic walks through deep, leafy glades over old bridges. At one spot the trees clear, giving marvellous views north to Slieve Gullion in Co. Armagh and the Mountains of Mourne. The park once belonged to the Pratts, a local landlord family. Visitors can see the ice house where they stored food in the days before refrigerators. The centrepiece of the park is perhaps the Wishing Well.
Killykeen Forest Park
Five miles west of Cavan town is Killykeen Forest Park, in the heart of Cavan's lakelands. Marked trails lead into the dark forests where visitors can view the park's fauna and flora, disturbed only by the sound of birdsong and the rippling waters of Lough Erne. Killykeen is a special place in all seasons and at all times.
Lakeside Manor Hotel, Virginia
Power boating, jet skiing, canoeing, cruising and fishing all year round.