2. Ballymaloe Farm, Ireland
There has been a working farm on this site since 1405 and mornings start with a taste that people have enjoyed through the centuries. Local eggs and jams are served alongside local oatmeal each morning and as well as tasting the amazing food, you can learn how to make it. Rachel Allen – a celebrity chef on UK TV – runs the school alongside her mother in law. Lessons range from single day workshops to twelve week courses for those who are well and truly hooked. In between time in the kitchen and restaurant, you can enjoy the gorgeous countryside of East Cork.