Mill Farm Cottages Foulkesmill
About the home
Four Star - Tourism Ireland Approved Cottages, The cottage is one of three holiday homes on the family farm which lie in the shadow of the lovely old watermill, built in 1851 by Austin's Great Grand Uncle. With rustic, lovely stone walled exterior (originally built in the 1800's) the cottages were restored and refurbished to Four Star accommodation standard in 2002. There is lots of outdoor space and outdoor seating around the grounds, games of football and basketball to be played in the back garden while younger children have the safety and fun in their own special play area, complete with fun house and sand pit. Guests can walk to the village shop (Foulkesmill village) for their fresh bread, milk, or the newspaper if they choose to. Having two pubs in the village, Murphys and the Oak Tree, allows everyone the choice of enjoying the pint of Guinness without any worries of designating a driver for a night out.
Mill Farm is an ideal base for touring and visiting County Wexford's magnificent attractions: Our No 1 attraction: The Hook Lighthouse said to be the "oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world and voted by Lonely Plant Guide as the no.1 Flashiest Lighthouse in the World" There is John F Kennedy Park, The John F Kennedy Homstead and Duncannon Fort - which annually hosts Military Re-enactments during the summer. Sand sculpting festivals take place throughout the summer months on Duncannon beach also. Golfers can choose from 6 championship golf courses as well as 3 magnificent 3 par courses.
Horse riders can attend Shelmalier riding stables; Day trippers could take a 5km boating trip across to the Saltee islands.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Cullenstown Strand, 8km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Fern Cottage: Sleeps up to maximum of six people. It is a two storey cottage and does not have any steps leading to it. Downstairs has entrance hall, open plan living room and kitchen area (TV, dvd, radio supplied); Downstairs single bedroom with adjacent wash room; The upstairs has family bathroom, with power shower over bath); There are two bedrooms: one with double bed and one bedroom with double and single bed; Cot and highchair available if needed - no additonal charge.
There are plenty of games and books available for our guests use. A selection of dvds provided also.
Further details outdoors:
Located in the yard of an 18c watermill and to the relaxing sound of the flow of the mill race the cottage is one of three cottages in a cluster like setting; Group bookings are also an option. During the school holidays the children are within eyeshot but can run around, play games and have lots of fun with their new friends while the parents can sit and relax with that glass of red wine and a good barbecued steak.
Austin does a great job maintaining the lawns and the flower beds. He keeps a close on the outside toys to make sure they are in perfect working order for our very busy smaller guests. There is lots of room for the adults to take a stroll over a beautiful country lane away from all traffic. Children can run around and play games and enjoy the open spaces. There is room too for a 'friendly' football game just to keep Dad trim while on holiday! We have little ride on tractors, diggers, cars and a sandpit just waiting to be played with. Also a wonderful play house decorated with characters from the film SHREK and of course SHREK himself features on the outside.
The children love to feed the rabbits and of couse our very own 'Shrek' and 'Bertie' (the resident donkeys) are a huge attraction. They call around each evening to say hello and hope to get an apple or carrot along the way. They love being scratched and talked to and really are a huge hit with everyone. Adjoining the play area the sheep and calves graze in full view of the guests.
There are patio sets and garden furniture for picnics, barbecues or just to relax with a great book.
Austin or Catherine will meet all guests on arrival; Welcome pack includes Tea/Milk/Sugar/Dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, toilet rolls etc.
Each cottage has own outdoor seating area;
There is an enclosed garden and play area, which has basketball, football and table tennis on site. There is a separate area including play house, outside toys and sand pit for the smaller children.
Private parking available for two cars.
An information pack is provided with information on places to visit, things to do, restaurants, beaches and local news/events as they occur.
We live nearby and are available for our guests at all times if needed.
Smoking not allowed inside the cottages - lots of outdoor seating with plenty of birds singing if you wish to smoke outside.
A booking deposit of one third is required to secure the booking; Balance due six weeks prior to arrival date
If booking made within six weeks prior to arrival - full payment when making the reservation.
The South East Ireland / County Wexford region
Beautiful scenery with a mild climate - County Wexford known as the sunny south east of Ireland. Hugging the coastline of the Irish Sea on one side and the Atlantic on the other. Many beaches to explore, cliff tops to walk on and magnificent views to be enjoyed visitors can take a trip across to the bird sanctuary - the Saltee Islands - from the old fishing village of beautiful Kilmore Quay.
Regular horse race meetings are held in Wexford racecourse and weekly greyhound racing in Enniscorthy town. Top class golf courses all short drive.
Wexford Town is an excellent shopping town with the Marble City of Kilkenny within an hour's drive. A guided tour of Kilkenny Castle is highly recommended. There are many top class restaurants in the locality - Dunbrody House under the guidance of owner and famous chef Kevin Dundon is twenty minutes drive. Horetown House is 1.5km from Fern Cottage - work up an appetite and keep fit by walking to Horetown House and avail of the courtesy car for the return journey - best of both worlds! Excellent food is served in the Horse & Hound Bar/Restaurant too which is just a ten minute drive from Fern Cottage - children are most welcome too.
With its large number of rivers and lakes Wexford is an angler's delight. Fishing licences can be purchased in Wexford town.
Proud of its heritage visits to Hook Lighthouse, Duncannon Fort, Wexford Heritage Park are not to be missed.
The Foulksmills area
Wellingtonbridge (R733) village is five minutes drive from the village of Foulksmills; A thriving business centre comprising of supermarket, drapery, fuel station and Costcutters, hairdressing salons (4), hardware/garden centre, also beautician, optician and local chemist are available.
From Wellingtonbridge the following routes are signposted
1) The main route to Wexford Town -
2) the historic Bannow Bay - Normans landed here in 1169
3) Duncannon Beach/Fort - tours given
4) Ballyhack Car Ferry - trip to Dunmore East & Waterford
5) FOULKSMILLS & Clongeen .
Foulksmills is a first prize winner in the County Wexford Environmental awards which are held annually. The Corach river flows gently through the pretty village park and used to turn the wheel of the old watermill when in operation.
Foulksmills is set amidst a historic setting of the 1798 battlefield; The old RUC Barracks, now a private dwelling house, retains almost of its original exterior features and is now a beautiful cottage located in the centre of the village.
There is an active Tidy Towns Committee and their hard work ensures that the village performs well each year in the National Tidy Towns Competition.
Fern Cottage, one of three cottages, located directly behind and in the yard of the 'Mill' . The cottages are idealy located for touring the south east.
Co Wexford has lots to offer for both the young and the not so young and most activities are only twenty minutes drive in any direction. Lovely country roads to walk on, overshadowed on each side by mature trees.
Children are well entertained too - they are welcome to play in the village park which is a short stroll from Fern Cottage; At the back of Fern Cottage is an enclosed garden and play area - many important soccer matches played here!
A short drive brings them to lots of water activities in nearby Duncannon or Tramore beaches; A selection include -pony riding, quadding, visit to animal farms, JFK Park, and of course the public playground (in Wellingtonbridge)for the good weather days;
Wexford is proud to host Ireland's first All Digital Cinema recently opened and a treat for the odd rainy day. Also there is an up to-date bowling alley and play zone area all in Wexford town district.
Afternoon tea is served in historic Horetown House and from the beautifully restored Drawing Rooms guests overlook the lawns where battles were fought in front of the 'big' house.
International Polocross events take place annually in Horetown Equestrian Centre from May to September organised by the Young Family.
Fern Cottage & Mill Farm were very proud to provide accommodation for the 2007 American Polocross Team, though the Irish Team was successful on this occasion, the visiting team had a fabulous time competing at the event.
We are always delighted to accommodate the visiting teams for these Polocross events.
Foulksmills village has a post office, a local grocery shop and two pubs for nightly entertainment all of which are a short stroll from Fern Cottage.
The watermill, built in the 1800's by an ancestor of the present owner was in full operation until about fifteen years ago. However with modern technology and more efficient methods of grinding corn - the demand for stone ground wheat meal produced in this way regrettably declined.
The wheel and its inner workings are still in the mill and Austin (present owner) is willing to give a tour of the mill when asked to do so.
Gaelic games play a huge part in the local activities with games being played throughout the summer in the local G.A.A. park - generally admission is free - visitors are most welcome to come along and experience the 'clash of the ash' as the players play for the pride of their parish - sometimes, it could be said, with more passion than skill - the old saying - "the best hurler is on the ditch" could well apply to the many excited supporters who surround the pitch for the games.
There is lots to do - quadding, fishing, cycling (Bikes available for hire in Wexford Town); Wind surfing - lessons are provided on Tramore Beach in Co Waterford. Courtown Harbour and Tramore provide lots of seaside activities - Aqua parks, carnivals etc.
Beaches are a great place to spend the day with little cost -pack a picnic and enjoy. Buckets and spades are available at the Cottage.
Foulksmills is a wonderful base for families or couples to stay. The holiday can be relaxed or active whatever the visitor desires. Try out : -
John F Kennedy Arboretum in New Ross;
Wexford Heritage Park;
Courtown Amusement Park;
Quadding in Clonroche;
One of the many golf links
Shopping in Wexford Town, Waterford, and Kilkenny with its many beautiful boutiques and restaurants is highly recommended.
How to get there
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Mill Farm Cottages FOULKSMILLS, just 40 minutes drive from the ferry port of ROSSLARE HARBOUR. Waterford Airport, the nearest airport, serviced by AER ARAINN is within an hour's drive. The main airports of Cork & Dublin are two and half hours drive. Dubli and Cork serviced by Ryanair, Air Lingus and other airlines.
Activities near Foulksmills
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
28 Apr 2013
We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on our arrival. The open fire was lit ready for us, we had milk and a lovely cake waiting for us and Catherine and Austin greeted us and our children having remembered all of our names from our booking. There were games, DVD's and magazines in the cottage for us to use as well as an array of leaflets and information so we could plan our days out. Nothing was too much trouble for Catherine and Austin. At the mention of us heading to find a swimming pool, we found an envelope through the door with printouts of directions, opening times etc which was just one of several kind gestures we received from the lovely Redmonds. Mill Farm is such a pretty setting for a relaxing break. So quiet and peaceful. The donkeys were the reason we chose this holiday and they were a delight, especially when we woke one morning to see Shrek had had her foal! The highlight of our holiday!! We will treasure the memories of our special Mill Farm holiday and it would be a joy to return somewhen. If you are looking for a comfortable and peaceful family holiday to get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life, we can recommend Mill Farm. The cottage is a home from home and Catherine and Austin are incredibly kind and welcoming.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write up the review on your stay at Mill Farm. It means a lot to Austin and I that you and your family enjoyed your holiday and we hope that you brought home many happy memories. Herbert, is doing really well and getting bigger each day. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we would be delighted to have you all visit again in the future. Best wishes always. Catherine & Austin.
08 Apr 2013
From the moment we were welcomed by Bertie, Shrek and Rosie, the donkeys, we were hooked. Authentic cottages with all the modern conveniences, fire lighting in the hearth, books and jigsaws for the... more
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Austin is delighted that his tractor was a big hit with the children. The hens have only started laying again after the winter so it was... more
30 Nov 2012
Just back from a week staying at Mill Farm. We were met on arrival by Austin who had a lovely fire lit in the wood stove in our cottage. Lovely accommodation. Good quality furnishings and very... more
We are really happy that you enjoyed staying with us and that you had a relaxing week at Mill Farm. Austin is delighted that you enjoyed the "lit stove" and that it added to the comfort of... more
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|Prices for group size 2|
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|23 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||€ 300||€ 100||€ 100||1 Night|
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|29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||€ 400||€ 120||€ 350||1 Night|
|13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 600||€ 300||€ 400||1 Night|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 300||€ 120||€ 250||1 Night|
|28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||€ 250||€ 100||€ 220||1 Night|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 220||€ 100||€ 220||1 Night|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 300||€ 120||€ 300||1 Night|
|4 Jan 14||29 Mar 14||€ 220||€ 100||€ 220||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|11 May 13||29 Jun 13||€ 300||€ 100||€ 100||1 Night|
|29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||€ 450||€ 100||€ 300||1 Night|
|13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 600||€ 250||€ 400||1 Night|
|31 Aug 13||2 Nov 13||€ 300||€ 100||€ 200||1 Night|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 300||€ 100||€ 150||1 Night|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 400||€ 250||€ 300||1 Night|
|4 Jan 14||29 Mar 14||€ 300||€ 250||€ 300||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Mill Farm Cottages, home away from home. Austin and/or Catherine personally meet and greet all of their guests on arrival at the cottages. A real coal fire will be waiting for our visitors during the colder months and we will provide this facility each day of your stay if requested, ensuring a warm welcome from a day's outing. Electricity charges & coal are not included in the rental price, guests pay only for the amount they actually use during their stay. Payments can be made in either Euro or Stg - bank draft/euro cheque/postal/money orders all accepted. A third of full price is required as a booking deposit. Be sure to check us out for special offers - telephone or email enquiries welcome.Book
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