It’s that time of the year again – the evenings are drawing in, the air is smelling different, the apples are swelling and yes – it’s Food and Cider Festival at Crannagael House!! This year it is running from Thursday 9 September to Sunday 12, kicking off with the Vegetarian Celebration – a five course meal featuring many of the vegetables and herbs grown here in our gardens and transformed into something spectacular by Chef Gareth Reid of 4 Vicars Catering. Gareth’s wife, Kasia, does the ‘meet and greet’ and you will be assured of a warm welcome!
The ‘Farm to Fork’ five course tasting menu on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 is now sold out, but to enjoy a flavour of the atmosphere here at Crannagael there are three lunchtime offerings on Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12. Come and have a guided tour of the gardens and hear the history of the house and it’s association with the Bramley Apple followed by a delicious lunch served in the courtyard. Gareth and Kasia will again be providing the food, much of it from the garden, and using local meat, fish and poultry (not my hens –!!) – (Vegetarian options available, state preference on booking)
Please check out visitarmagh.com for booking.
Any queries contact me, Jane.
We are delighted that there is light at the end of the lockdown tunnel and that we will be to be able to accept bookings for the self-catering accommodation later in the year when restrictions permit.
Our accommodation offers a homely comfortable atmosphere and looks out onto an apple orchard and if you go to the end of the garden path and look south you can see the Mourne Mountains.
Our Georgian house offers a quiet haven in the beautiful Co Armagh countryside. However, we are within easy travelling distance of the historic city of Armagh where there is lots to see – two Cathedrals, museums, courthouse and libraries.
The self contained apartment on the East wing comprises several bedrooms, bathroom and downstairs shower with wc (both with wonderful views of the orchard!)and a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge.
Crannagael House, owned and occupied by Jane and John Nicholson, is nestled in the heart of the County Armagh countryside and is approximately 3 miles from M1 junction 13 and 5 miles from Portadown on the B28, Moy – Portadown Road.
It is a grade 2 listed Georgian house and is still owned by the same family that built it in the mid 18th century. It is surrounded by gardens, parkland and mature woodland, and the accommodation overlooks an apple orchard – a delight when the blossom is out in May!