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    B&Bs & historic houses

    Irish home B&Bs

    Guests welcomed at the door

    An Irish home bed & breakfast can also be defined as a townhouse, farmhouse or country house.

    For your tourism business to be approved as an Irish home B&B, there must be at least two, and no more than six guest bedrooms. The maximum number of bedrooms in the house can not be more than nine, including the family bedrooms.

    In the case of houses with guest bedrooms without private bathrooms attached, there should be one bath and one shower provided for the first six persons accommodated, including the owner's family. If more than four guest bedrooms are provided, planning permission for bed and breakfast use is necessary. 

    Minimum requirements for Irish home B&Bs:

    All Irish home B&Bs are required to meet the following requirement and classification criteria. Categorisation is optional.

    Historic houses with accommodation

    Historic houses in Ireland

    In order to become approved as an historic house, your property must offer accommodation with at least two, and maximum of six guest bedrooms. The dining area and kitchen should be separate from each other.

    Minimum requirements for historic houses with accommodation:

    All historic houses are required to meet the following requirements:

    Download the approval requirements for historic houses [word doc, 47kb]

    Who to contact

    For more advice, please contact our dedicated service provider.

    Phone:1890 697000

    How can I renew my approval?

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    Renew your approval online, update business details, make payments, or add images to your listing.