Venue for Retreats & Workshops

Everything you need to host your event....

Hagal Farm can accommodate up to 20 people, making it an ideal place to host your workshop or retreat. Hagal Farm is rural, rustic and charming and has a long history of holding space for different retreats, workshops and events. It is a traditional farmhouse with a connected guest cottage. We are a 20-minute drive to the nearest town, Bantry. Hagal Farm is available to rent on a self-catering basis.  We can provide you with the details of a local caterer should you wish to have someone to do the cooking for you.

Due to the location, views, and quietness the property also makes a great base for artists and writing retreats - both the geodesic dome and sky room could be used as studio space.

You get full access to the Farm including its two workshop spaces - The Dome and the Sky Room.

  • Accommodates up to 20 people

  • 7 Bedrooms (3 x queen, 1 x king, 1 x double, 10 x singles)

  • 4 bedrooms in farmhouse share 2 bathrooms and an additional toilet

  • 3 bedrooms in annex each have en suite toilet and shower room, plus an additional toilet and sauna shower

  • Use of both workshop spaces (The Dome and the Sky Loft Room)

  • Fully equipped large kitchen perfect for cooking for larger groups

  • Large living area with plenty of comfortable seating

  • Sauna ('honesty box' 5 euro per hours usage due to high electricity cost)

  • Gardens for contemplation and outdoor practice (if the weather permits!)

  • Firepit - perfect for ceremonies

  • Parking for up to 10 cars

  • Wifi

  • Forest & river walk (part of the Sheep's Head Way) just a few mins walk from Hagal Farm

Enquiries and Bookings

Pricing 2020 - 2021

Pricing is based on a nightly rate plus a cleaning fee. We normally have a 3 night minimum booking. However we do offer special weekend and mid-week packages that are ideal for short retreats & workshops. 

 

Special Packages

Weekend Retreat 

Check in:  Friday from 2pm

Check out: Sunday on or before 6pm

Price includes: Use of Hagal Farm (7 bedrooms, kitchen, living areas, sauna, skyroom and geodesic dome & gardens) & cleaning fee of €125

Off peak: €900 (start of Oct - end of April)

Peak: €1150 (start of May - end of September)

Mid-Week Retreat 

Check in:  Tuesday from 2pm

Check out: Thursday on or before 6pm

Price includes: Use of Hagal Farm (7 bedrooms, kitchen, living areas, sauna, skyroom and geodesic dome & gardens) & cleaning fee of €125

Off peak: €800 (start of Oct - end of April)

Peak: €1100 (start of May - end of September)

Day Retreat

Check in: from 9.30am

Check out: on or before 6pm

Available only for a Tues/Weds/Thurs 

Price includes EITHER use of geodesic dome OR skyroom, with use of toilet facilities and kitchen with full cooking facilities, dishwasher etc in main house

Price for any of the above options/days is €150

Nightly Pricing

Prices excluding one off cleaning fee of €125 - minimum 3 nights for a booking

Check in from 2pm

Check out on or before 11am

 

Start of October - end of April

  • Mid- week:   €340 pn

  • Weekend:     €365 pn

Start of May - end of September

  • Mid- week:   €350 pn

  • Weekend:     €375 pn

WEEKLY DISCOUNT:10%

**Bank Holidays may have different pricing.

 

Cancellation: strict policy

Booking Terms & Information

Payment & Deposit Policy


In order to secure any booking we require a 25% deposit. Your booking is only entered in our diary once your deposit is received. We require the remaining balance 8 weeks before the date of your booking. Payments: We offer two payment methods.

  1. EU Bank transfer: (no surcharge applies)

  2. PayPal (European and non European cards) - (3.4% surcharge)




What does the rental fee include?


The rental fee includes:

  • The rent of the entire farm including farmhouse and guest annex (7 bedrooms)
  • Dome and Skyroom for retreats only
  • Oil heating & gas
  • Linens
  • Towels (1 x bath, 1 x hand)
  • Basic essentials like washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and toilet paper to last for 2-3 days. If you stay longer you will need to supplement this with your own supplies.
The rental fee does not include:
  • Use of sauna - as it is very electricity greedy we provide an 'honesty box' with a charge of 5 euro for each use (sauna can fit 5 people)
  • Wood for stove in living room, or fire pit, or fuel for BBQ.




Cancellation Policy


Please remember that your deposit is non-refundable. If you need to cancel, the sooner you cancel the better the chance for a bigger refund. If we can find a new booking for your cancelled dates we will be able to give you up to 90% refund (excluding the deposit) depending on re-booking circumstances. If you cancel within a month of your arrival then the conditions below apply.

  • + 4 weeks prior to arrival - You will receive a 50% refund of rental fee, full refund of cleaning fee. Deposit (25%) is non- refundable.
  • + 1 week prior to your arrival - You will receive a 25% refund of rental fee, full refund of cleaning fee. Deposit is non- refundable
  • - 1 week prior to your arrival - If you cancel a week or less prior to booking date you are not eligible for a refund. However 25% may be transferable to another self catering booking depending on your reason for last minute cancellation, availability and time of year. Deposit is non-refundable.
In the unlikely event of circumstances 'out of our control' like extreme weather conditions, political unrest or other unforeseen circumstances that make it impossible for you to reach us or avail of your booking we are not responsible for any claims/loss that you may incur, nor are you eligible for a refund. We will, however, try our best to offer you alternative dates (amounting to the equivalent value of your booking) so that you can transfer your booking to another time.




Check in/out times


Check in: from 2pm to 9pm Check out: 11am (on or before) These times may vary if you are booking one of our special retreat packages.




Check out procedure


  • Please let us know when you wish to check out so someone can meet with you to check over the property and finalise any details.
  • Please leave the space as you found it. While you are not required to clean, please leave the space tidy and neat. Replace items that you have moved to their original place.
  • Beds and linens: Please fold open the used beds before you leave. This way we know which beds to change.
  • Feel free to leave any food that’s perfectly good but you do not want to take home in the fridge and do not dispose of it in the rubbish when you leave. We will leave any non-perishables for future guests.




House Rules


  • Strictly no smoking inside.
  • Quiet outdoors after 11pm.
  • Sauna: You are welcome to use our sauna, but please be aware that there is an 'honesty box' for payment of 5 euro per use.




What to bring with you


Here are some of our top suggestions on what to bring with you!

  • Wood - if you would like to use the wood burning stove inside or the outdoor fire pit.
  • Charcoal - If you plan on using the BBQ
  • Warm & comfortable clothing
  • Good walking shoes & wellies
  • House shoes or slippers for wearing indoors
  • Rain gear and umbrella - note that some bedrooms have their own entrance - so you’ll need to go outside to access them
  • If you are staying for longer than two days or come with an extra large group you will need to bring essentials like toilet paper, dishwasher tablets and washing detergent.




Facilities at Hagal Farm


Sauna: We have a small sauna located in the annex. It can comfortably fit 5 people. You can use it as much as you like, but please be aware that it uses quite a bit of electricity and we charge 5 euro per 2 hour use (1 hour to heat up and 1 hour to use). Heating: Our heating is powered by oil and set on certain times. Please let us know during your stay if you need heating times adjusted to suit you. Entertainment: We have a smart tv in the living room in the main house. It does not have a connection to live tv but it can connect to streaming sites like Netflix, Prime and You Tube. We have Plenty of board games for you to enjoy as well as a wide range of books for you to cozy up by the fire to read. Internet:
We have wireless internet in both the main house ad the annex. However as the property is large it is not available everywhere. Outdoor Areas: In the front of the house we have a large natural stone paved terrace with outdoor seating and BBQ with beautiful views of Bantry Bay in the distance. In the back of the house we have another BBQ area, a fire pit , a big swing, and more gardens with lawns, secret nooks and crannies to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Parking: When you come to the boreen for Hagal Farm (blue /white sign), please note it is a dirt track, very steep and narrow - it is advisable to drive up in first or second gear. There is a parking area to the right just before you come to the main house. There are steps leading up to Hagal Farm from the parking area. Please park your car here and use the steps to access the house. You can drive right up to the house to load and unload but please do not leave your vehicles here for any length of time as the farmer will be unable to get his tractor into his barn opposite. Waste We have four different bins in the kitchen area and we ask you to please use them

  1. Recycling: Please CLEAN all items before putting them in the bin.
  2. Compost: This is for all UNCOOKED foods, like potato skins, apple cores etc.
  3. Food Waste: This container is for any leftovers, cooked foods etc.
  4. General Rubbish: All things that can’t be recycled go here. Use BLACK plastic bags provided.
  5. Glass: There is a metal mesh container outside the back of the kitchen. You can place all glass here. (Please put broken glass in the rubbish, preferably covered in paper or cardboard)




Bedroom Layout


Main house Bed 1 - 1 x queen, 1 x single Bed 2 - 4 x singles Bed 3 - 1 x king Bed 4 - 1 x double Annex Bed 1 - 2 x singles Bed 2 - 1 x queen, 2 x singles Bed 3 - 1 x queen, 1 x single




The Neighbourhood & Getting Around


The Neighbourhood Hagal Farm is the place for you if you enjoy the country side, nature and quiet!! We are reasonably 'far out', some would even call it 'in the middle of nowhere!'
The nearest village to us is KealKill. It's around 7km away (12 min drive). This has one grocery shop and a pub.
Bantry, a lively seaside town, is 12km from us and it has numerous shops, restaurants, bars, a large supermarket and a cinema. It also has a great Organic shop and cafe. This is our main town, and it's around 20 mins drive from the Farm. Make sure to visit the Bantry market on a Friday morning - the biggest market is held on the first Friday of the month. Bantry House is a lovely old estate with beautiful gardens that you can visit. There is a golf course in Bantry and the local hotel has a leisure centre open to the public. There are loads of beautiful walks in the area, the nearest one is just on Hagal's doorstep (Sheeps Head Way) which continues out all along the peninsula. Glengarriff is a tourist town 24km away, which has lovely Irish tourist shops, beautiful old woodlands, boat trips to Garnish Island (Italian Gardens), Ewe Gardens and more. You willl find plenty of maps, walking route books and tourist information in the Hagal Farm conservatory. Getting Around Please do realise that we are 12km out off Bantry town, so make sure you arrive with your shopping done! There is no public transport. Please ask us to give you the numbers of our well known and trusted taxi drivers! Directions from Cork: From the N22 Tralee road, take the R585 via Crookstown. Stay on the R585 following all signs to Bantry (note that the R585 does take a few turnings!). When you arrive in Kealkill turn left opposite the pub just as you come into the village and go up the hill, following signs to the Stone Circle. Between a yellow house and a white house there is a turning to the left, follow this past the Stone Circle and keep going up and then down into the Mealagh Valley. At the T junction turn left and after a few kilometers look out for the Hagal Farm sign and turn right. Directions from Bantry: Follow signs to N71 Killarney. Once past the Circle K garage on the outskirts of town there is a right hand turning after you cross the bridge just before a sharp bend to the left. This is the L4718 signed to Bantry Storage/Lahadane. Keep on this road for 15/20 minutes until you see the Hagal Farm sign where you will turn left.




Treatments


There is a massage therapist who lives next door. She offers a wide range of treatments and can come to the farm or you can take a short walk to her treatment rooms. Learn more or book here.





 

Contact us

Hagal Farm, Coomleigh West, Bantry, Co.Cork, Ireland

HagalFarm@outlook.com

087 1851777

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