Leave your cares behind and relax in this gorgeous newly restored cottage for two in the quiet rural area of the Barrow Valley/Hook Peninsula!
The cottage has its own private south facing patio garden with BBQ from where you can watch the cattle grazing in the fields in front and enjoy lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
Within a few miles there is an extensive forest park, an equestrian centre, golf, historic sites, abbeys & castles, beaches and fishing harbours, shops, pubs and restaurants.
This gem of a cottage has one beautifully appointed bedroom and luxury bathroom, and the lovely bright livingroom has comfy seating and a stylish dining area beside a compact kitchen complete with all the conveniences you'll need for a carefree holiday - and superb views as well !
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Duncannon 12 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Waterford 40 km, Nearest railway: Waterford 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
A cot and high chair can be provided at no extra charge
The dining table extends to seat 4 people
There is a well stocked bookcase in the cottage
Local Maps and Guides are available on request for walkers
|Further details outdoors|
The main farming enterprise is tillage, with some grazing for cattle and sheep, while around the farmyard are some hens and guinea fowl.
The owners live in the nearby farmhouse and are on hand should guests need help or information.
We welcome well-behaved pets at no extra charge
The Sunny South East has the highest average hours of sunshine in Ireland and the mild winters attract geese, ducks and a huge variety of birds and many exotic plant species.
The long coastline has miles of sandy beaches, coves and harbours and is dotted with castles and abbeys, many of which were built to protect the historic towns and settlements upstream. Inland the rich rolling countryside is a patchwork of fields, river valleys and hills.
At JFK Arboretum, near the farm, the viewing point affords views of the 5 counties that make up the South East region: Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Tipperary.
The Blackstairs and Comeragh Mountains are very popular with hill-walkers, as are the many waymarked walking trails in the area. Hook Peninsula and Wexford Sloblands are wonderful areas for birdwatching and the Rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir provide excellent fishing for brown trout and salmon. Coarse fishing nearby is very popular, and sea angling is widely available along the coast. Water sports include wind surfing, diving, sailing and local boats can be chartered for scenic boat trips for whale & dolphin watching.
The farm is in easy reach of Waterford City, capital of the region, and Kilkenny City, medieval capital of Ireland, and the Viking town of Wexford and with Dublin and Cork less than 3 hours drive away the farm makes an ideal base to explore the whole South Eastern corner of Ireland.
The ancestral home of former U.S.A. President John F. Kennedy is just 2 km from the farm, and the beautiful Arboretum/Park nearby bearing his name is well worth a visit, having panoramic views of the five counties comprising South East Ireland and its coastline.
The Hook Peninsula with its rocky coast,small safe sandy beaches and colourful fishing harbours stretches south from Arthurstown to Hook Lighthouse, and Duncannon blue flag beach is 12 km from the farm.
The many historic abbeys and castles nearby include Dunbrody Abbey, Tintern Abbey, St. Mary's Abbey in New Ross, Jerpoint Abbey, Duncannon Fort, Johnstown Castle and Reginald's Tower.
There are more than 10 Golf Courses within 40 km of the farm, the nearest being New Ross Golf Course, and the most famous being Mount Juliet in County Kilkenny, and there is also a Par 3 Course, Pitch & Put and a good Driving Range nearby.
There is an excellent equestrian centre close to the farm, and Horse Racing at Tramore, Gowran Park and Wexford Racecourses.
Campile Village 4 km away has shops, restaurants, pubs an a post office, while New Ross, 9 km is a busy market town and is home to Tall Ship "Dunbrody" where actors re-enact the hardships of transatlantic crossings of the 1840s.
The annual New Ross Dunbrody Festival takes place in July, Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival in August and in early summer Duncannon Fort is the backdrop for colourful historical re-enactments.
This is a quiet, peaceful location, away from it all yet near to amenities with many interesting places to visit.