As well the mules, cows, sheep and goats you would expect to encounter in a rural community, you'll be making friends with the animals that live in the Pure Mountains' farmhouse.

Dog-wise, we have Lucy and Molly, who are Large Munsterlanders - think giant spaniels. They are very affectionate pooches and love meeting people. They make special friends with guests who come on holiday on their own. They're not allowed in the guest rooms, but they are at large in the rest of the house and come out biking with the group each day. If you like dogs, you'll love these two.

We also have Coco, a brown dog of uncertain pedigree, who we found wandering the streets as a puppy. She's bright as a button!

Tommy and Flo are the resident cats.

From time to time, we take in an abandoned dog and try to find him or her a new home. So, there may be a waif at the farmhouse during your stay, too.

You might like to bring your dog on holiday with you, if you're coming by ferry / road. They'll love it here. Contact us to talk through the details.