“Tony is a consummate host with a servant’s heart, warm demeanor, and quick wit. Breakfasts were superb and made with fresh ingredients picked straight from the on-site garden. Tony easily ranks at the top among the dozen or so hosts we’ve stayed with over the years.”

“My husband and I had a wonderful time at The Barn! It was truly a first-class experience from start to finish. The accommodations are fabulous! Spotlessly clean, comfortable and inviting. Tony provided great conversation and equally impressive meals! He even let me join him in his garden to pick a variety of lettuces for the salad. I would highly recommend The Barn for anyone from couples to large groups. Tony has a completely polished and high-end set-up for fantastic value. Thanks Tony!”

“Hi Tony,
Just a quick note to say thanks to you and Louise for all the attention you gave us over the last weekend. Everything was so well organised, from the wonderful sitting room with a seasonal log fire roaring a welcome to us, to the light airy bedroom. You have really achieved a wonderful venue for any activity with the house you built. Congratulations.”
Nuala, Ireland

“For me as a hobby photographer this course was a great experience and Tony as a professional photographer gave me so many helpful tips, and I could ask him any question I wanted. He also was really patient with everybody in the group, which was excellent!
I enjoyed the stay at the barn, as it was a relaxing weekend for me with all the quietness, the delicious food and the warm atmosphere that Tony and his staff created for everyone.
This place is perfect to have a relaxing time and to take part in one of the offered courses.
Thanks for everything.
I can absolutely recommend it !!!”
Annette, Germany



Student photo from photograpphy course in ireland with Tony Parkes“It was great fun to play around with the pictures we had taken – and we even printed out some of the ones we liked most. After the weekend, I will definitely keep up photography as a hobby and I feel that I know a lot more on what great things my camera can do! And what is more, I enjoyed staying at the barn, the food, the quietness of the place and the warm and welcoming atmosphere that Tony, his wife and his staff created for everyone! I think, the barn is a great place for a relaxing weekend break in the countryside (either for taking one of the courses offered or for going walking or playing golf in the area). It is also a unique place to hold small business meetings or other personal events. The food (mostly organic and raised on the farm or locally bought) was gorgeous! Definitely recommended :-)! ”
Regine, Germany

“What a Place! What a course! What a Man! – truly unforgettable.
Just a brief note of thanks for the splendid weekend course. I found it very informative, interesting and enjoyable – what more can one ask?
Please also convey my thanks to Louise, Mary, Avril and Svenja; what a lucky man you are to be surrounded by all those fine women!
I wish you continued success, Tony, you most certainly deserve it.”
John, Ireland

“Many thanks for all your gracious hospitality”
Laura, USA

“I have done Photography courses in Africa and in various countries in europe, this was by far the best, Tony has an easy way of getting the message through, up until I came on this course no one had even bothered to explain that my Camera had a built in light metre, let alone teaching me how it works.”
Gisela Holstein, Ireland