Breakfast doesn’t get much fresher. I love that guests of Ballyfin, Ireland, can combine an early-morning, get-their-blood-flowing walk, with fresh-from-the farm nutrition. After walking the gorgeous grounds of Ballyfin – visiting the grotto and towered castle – guests can make a stop in the estate’s walled garden, resplendent with flowers, fruit trees, herbs, vegetables. Even resident chickens.
Here, guests can fill a basket of just-laid eggs and bring to the kitchen for the freshest omelet. Or eggs benedict perhaps. Yum.