Self-catering for a big group made easy on holiday in Ireland

cottage ireland range cookerA range cooker in a holiday cottage is ideal for larger families or groups that simply need to cook larger quantities of food and need the extra number of rings to do that. A range cooker generally has six individual gas or electric rings. It is far wider than a normal cooker.  Any holiday home that accommodates ten or more people is very likely to have a kitchen with a range cooker.

Large self-catering houses and even mansions can be rented in Ireland to meet the needs of group holidays for walking, outdoor activity, photography and similar interest groups who like to take a break together. For these types of groups, mass catering is essential – even if they do it themselves. Lots of houses and big cottages with a range cooker are available in Ireland and are useful as well as an aesthetically pleasing item in the kitchen.

People want gas range cookers easy self-catering for big groups in Ireland

In addition to modern appliances there may also be properties with an Aga oven, which suits some people who have experience of using them. Holidaymakers want cooking to be a straightforward activity, especially on holiday, so no complications with lengthy instruction manuals. A gas range cooker is probably the most efficient and easy to use appliance for a large number of people in self-catering accommodation.

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The small village of Dromore West sits beside the lovely River Dunneill in County Sligo, and is perfectly placed for enjoying the Ox Mountains in their splendour. It is also a fabulous location for exploring the coast and the dramatic cliff formations. Other attractions include a long sandy beach at Enniscrone – a drive away along the Wild Atlantic Coast.  You may be able to find suitable holiday accommodation with a range cooker in the area. A village setting suits groups on many levels. Self-catering is fine and the group will spend time together during the day, but most people will still like to spend a little time down at one of the four pubs, perhaps at Feeney’s Lounge, or the Flying Horse, and talk to the locals. There is only so much time that people want to spend in the same company on holiday. It would also be a great shame not to get out and about to explore the village and browse the shops.  We all like to have the occasional treat on holiday. Dromore West is just a small village but has essential amenities such as petrol station and supermarkets to keep the cars filled up and people fed for an active holiday in County Sligo.

There is a pleasant walk along the River Dunneill to see an old mill. July and August are good months to visit for festivals in County Sligo.

It would be worth paying a visit to Beltra Country Market on a Saturday morning between 10am and 12 noon for the chance to buy home-made pies, cakes, fresh fruit and vegetables, preserves and free range eggs to take back to your holiday accommodation. Everyone enjoys browsing a market on holiday and this would enhance your meals over the weekend.

County Sligo is largely rural and houses, as if often the case in Ireland, are very well spaced out. Many have fantastic outdoor spaces in which to unwind, read a book, play games, enjoy a barbecue and sample the views. We are sure that you find suitable holiday accommodation with that essential range cooker in wonderfully fully furnished kitchens that are maintained to a high standard. At least the effort of self-catering is shared in a big group and it is not unusual to have a rota. What better way to cook a family dinner or a group meal after a hard day sampling the delights of this county?