Mill Farm Cottages Foulksmills County Wexford Irel
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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Fern Cottage (Holiday Home Reference 66658) is a smart, cosy and comfortable cottage furnished and decorated to FOUR STAR grading awarded by Tourism Ireland. The cottage can be booked in conjunction with the two other cottages on the farm to accommodate larger groups/families - 18 guests maximum. The cottages are built in the courtyard of the lovely old watermill (built in 1851 by Austin's Great Grand Uncle) providing a unique and tranquil location. With lots of outdoor space & seating guests can relax to the sound of the running water in the adjacent fields. Children have lots of room to play games/football/ basketball/table tennis while younger children have the safety and fun in the enclosed play area, equipped with play house, sand pit and lots of ride on toys. The animals graze in the adjoining paddock and really enjoy the attention given to them.
Foulksmills village is a very short walk - just 5 minutes; There are two pubs in Foulksmills with "THE OAKTREE" one of which serves food at the weekends. There is a supermarket, pharmacist, fuel station, bank machine, beauty salon, hairdressers (5), garden centre, restaurant, Chinese Takeaway and local garage in the nearby village of Wellingtonbridge.
Mill Farm is an ideal touring base: Within 20 minutes of Wexford Town/New Ross & Enniscorthy towns; Many attractions including: the Hook Lighthouse, which is 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"; John F Kennedy Park; The John F Kennedy Homestead and Duncannon Fort - Military re-enactments take place each summer. Sand sculpting, kite surfing & surf boarding (available daily on Duncannon beach); A visit to The Dunbrody Ship, Johnstown Castle & Wexford Heritage Park are to be recommended. Golfers can choose from SIX championship golf courses as well as 3 magnificent 3 par courses. Bird watching in Wexford slobs and the Saltee Islands
Horse riding, surf boarding, hill walking, cycling and family days out at one of the 3 magnificent swimming pools in Wexford all within 20 mins. drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cullenstown Strand 8 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dublin or Cork 200 km, Nearest railway: Wexford Town 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Fern Cottage - : sleeps up to a maximum of six people. Can be booked with the other two cottages for larger group bookings - up to a maximum of eighteen.
It is a two storey cottage with ramp access - no steps. Downstairs has entrance hall, open plan living room and kitchen area (washing machine/dishwasher/microwave/TV, dvd, radio supplied); Downstairs single bedroom has ensuite; 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. Stair gates at top and bottom of stairs. Cleaning Services are available for guests staying two or more weeks, if required.
Information Packs - local events/places to visit/facilities. Lots of games and books supplied for all ages. Ideal touring base for southern Ireland.
|Further details outdoors|
The children love to feed the rabbits and of course our very own 'Shrek', 'Bertie', 'Rosie' and Baltizaar (the resident donkeys) are a huge attraction, calling around each evening to say hello and hoping to get an apple or carrot along the way. They love being scratched and talked to and are a huge attraction young and old alike. Adjoining the play area the sheep and calves graze in full view of the guests.
The grounds are kept immaculate and the owners are on hand to answer any queries guests may have during their stay. Adult guests are welcome to take a walk over the beautiful country lane on the farm away from all the road traffic. Children have the freedom to run around and play games in the enclosed garden. There is room too for a 'friendly' football game which will keep Dad exercised too while on holiday.
Wexford Town is a quaint yet modern shopping town with an assortment of boutiques for both ladies and gentlemen as well as the chain stores. Quirky shops, antiques, tourist office located on the board walks of Wexford Quay. Lots of excellent restaurants to be enjoyed too.
Private parking available for two cars per house.Guests are met on arrival by the owners who live nearby and available if needed during your holiday. A welcome pack includes tea/milk/sugar/dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, toilet rolls etc. Each cottage has own outdoor seating area; Barbecue available for guests use;
Traditional music - details provided in the information pack provided covering Art exhibitions; Wexford Opera; Spiegel Tent and many many more events; Information on cycling routes, walking trails, horse riding, water sports available for guests; Tours of old houses - Loftus Hall and Wells House are recommended. A tour of Wexford Heritage Park has something to suit all ages as well as having an excellent restaurant and visitors centre on site.
About this location
The Province of Leinster 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.
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.
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11 Jan 2015
"Exceptional self catering cottages"
This was our first trip to Ireland, and it certainly won't be our last thanks to Catherine and Austin at Mill Farm. After arriving on a cold evening at the beginning of January, we were welcomed … More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Austin and I loved having you both stay and really glad that you enjoyed the cottage, your holiday and that you want home re-energised. We would love to have you back and look forward to your return visit already.
3 Dec 2014
"The best self-catering cottage in Ireland"
My wife, four year old daughter and I stayed at Austin and Catherine Redmond's charming Rose Cottage for an entire glorious week.We were so impressed, not only with the cottage, which was clean, … More
What a wonderful review - thank you so much. We were thrilled to have you come to stay at Mill Farm. Really glad that you liked the cottage and the open fire. The delight on your little girl's face when the donkeys came round made us all smile. Hope you equally enjoyed your week in the west of Ireland. Best wishes from Mill Farm and Ireland.
28 Apr 2014
"excellent place for a total unwind"
Lovely place as described in their ad , peaceful and very comfortable and clean accommodation. The cottages are very well appointed for adults and children alike. There are lots of activities for chil… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday, we are really glad that you both,and of course Dev too, enjoyed your stay and also got to experience the lovely beaches that County Wexford has to offer. We would be delighted to have you make a return trip next time you want a relaxing break. All the best - Austin & Catherine
1 Nov 2013
"THis was the perfect place for us, comfortable, clean, peaceful and the owners are the nicest folks ever."
WE arrived at our cottage after a long trip across the ocean and a long day driving and touring. A fire laid in the hearth and a friendly greeting welcomed us to a comfortable, cozy place to unwind. … More
We are really glad that you and your friends found the cottage relaxing and a good place to unwind following your long trip to Ireland. We loved having you stay and meeting everyone. Austin and I really appreciate your taking the time to review your holiday at Mill Farm. Thank you again. Catherine
14 Oct 2013
I'm not Joseph but another person in the booking party (Jamie Ledford) and I must say that this was an excellent place to stay! Neat & clean, great beds, delightful owners who even brought their… More
Jamie, thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we would be delighted to have you back to stay and next time we'll make sure you get to meet 'Beans'. Best wishes - Austin & Catherine
2 Oct 2013
"Home from Home"
Our family had the pleasure of staying at Mill Farm cottages this July. We must say, that the place was beautiful, clean and had all the home comforts anyone would need. It was very reasonably priced … More
It is wonderful to hear from you and thank you for your lovely words - Austin and I are really glad to know that you and the children have many happy and fun memories of your holiday at Mill Farm. We were really delighted to have you stay. Best wishes to everyone. Austin & Catherine
25 May 2013
"Mill Farm Cottages were charming and just as the website protrayed."
We spent a month in Ireland in one of the Mill Farm Cottages(Brook Cottage). Our sons and their famiies visited part of the time and our grandchildren especially enjoyed the freedom of the country se… More
Austin and I are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Mill Farm Cottages. We know that you all travelled a long way to meet up and it was a special time for you all being together. Really glad that your grandchildren enjoyed the spaces to run freely, the animals are certainly missing all their attention. Thank you both again for taking the time out to review your stay with us and hope that you will look back with many happy memories on your 2013 holiday in Ireland. Catherine
28 Apr 2013
"Our perfect family holiday"
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.
8 Apr 2013
"Couldn't be Better"
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 ki… 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 great that they delivered on Easter Sunday. We hope that you have happy memories of your holiday at Mill Farm. Best wishes. Austin & Catherine
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 comfort… 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 your cottage. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us.
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