Summer 2020 - The year of the Staycation

So Summer 2020 turned out a little different (to say the least) than we had expected. By late February our holiday rental was pretty much booked out by brides, grooms, extended families and wedding guests for the Summer months and Autumn was also looking quite promising. Once March rolled in the cancellations came through hard and fast thus wiping clear the entire year in a matter of weeks. It was quite shocking to see but our priority was to join the battle against Covid 19 and follow the public health guidelines. With no idea when large weddings would be permitted we knew that we needed to diversify. Consequently we decided to target Staycationers, where foreign travel restrictions had increased demand in this segment of the tourism industry.

Once restrictions were lifted and travel across Ireland was permitted we were very excited to reopen our business and do what we love most, host guests at The Calves Field Holiday Rental. We could not have imagined how busy July and August would be and are very grateful to everyone who contributed to this success. We are also thankful to platforms such as Airbnb and who enabled us to effectively target Staycationers and who hosts our website

Finally we would like to thank all of our amazing guests for choosing to stay with us. We work incredibly hard to ensure your experience at The Calves Field exceeds your expectations and it so lovely to receive your glowing reviews on departure.

We are looking forward to an exciting 2021 where we plan to split focus between the bridal and staycations market. We wish all future brides and grooms the very best of luck in creating the wedding of their dreams in 2021 and we will welcome back with (virtual) open arms those who wish to Discover Lough Derg and Irelands Hidden Heartlands in a high spec, tranquil rural setting.

Note: Our doors are open for the remainder of 2020, for those who fancy a cosy weekend break in the countryside.

Wishing you all health and happiness.

Catherina 😊

Owner of The Calves Field Holiday


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