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Boxwell Cottage sitting room

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Nature flourishes at Butlerstown - and the front door of the cottage opens on to a butterfly haggard, with a herb garden at the back of the cottage. These are both for private use by the guests of the cottage. There are pets to feed, local beaches, restaurants, pubs, golf courses, riding, sea fishing and trips to the Saltee Islands from Kilmore Quay (15 minute drive, and weather pemitting). There are also museums, gardens and other attractions within easy reach by car.

There are a number of local festivals, including the Wexford Opera Festival in October, an Traditional Irish Music Festival in Carrig-on-Bannow, Seafood Festival in Kilmore Quay, and generally good live music in Wexford town.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ballyhealy 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Waterford or Dublin, Nearest railway: Wexford 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The spacious sitting room is perhaps the most remarkable of the rooms in Bagenal Harvey Cottage, with its oak floors, ceiling with wooden beams, leaded lights, open log fire, and traditional yet comfortable furniture. It is ideal for both larger and smaller groups - being large enough to house a large family, and yet cosy enough to enjoy by the fire.

Some guests have used it to play music in, paint, or just watch videos and relax. The kitchen- come-dining room has all the necessary kitchen accessories for cooking, but also keeps the traditional feel with a small Irish dresser and oval table to sit at. The bedrooms are very comfortable, and again lovingly furnished to suit the building.

Further details outdoors

There is a small soccer pitch in front of the main house for general use, and beautiful walks/cycle rides. Many have remarked on the peace and beauty of the whole place - just driving up the wooded front avenue leads one into a different world! With a long front and back avenue there is a lot of safety for children, and they might enjoy joining in on the daily round of feeding the farm pets.

There are at least 6 beaches within easy driving distance, the closest being less than 10 minutes away, and there is a nearby lake with wonderful bird life.

The South East Ireland region

Bagenal Harvey cottage is in the sunniest corner of Ireland, and as the crow flies is just 1 mile from the sea. Set in the precincts of Butlerstown Castle, one of the best preserved 'Tower Houses' in Ireland, the place itself is rich in history; for it has been within the Boxwell family and their descendants now for at least 7 generations. Bagenal Harvey cottage is named after the lawyer who lived in neighbouring Bargy Castle, and became leader of the Wexford insurgents in the 1798 rebellion for a short time. It was he who asked for Butlerstown Castle to be bequeathed to his Boxwell cousins shortly before he was killed.

Tomhaggard

Johnstown Castle with its park and museums; Wexford Heritage park; Hook lighthouse; Kilmokea gardens; Woodstock arboretum; The Saltee Islands (from Kilmore Quay)

The Wexford Opera Festival in October; Traditional Irish Music Festival in Carrig-on-Bannow; Kilmore Seafood Festival; Our Lady's Island Pilgrimage

Riding, swimming, golf, deep sea or river fishing, water sports, walking, cycling.

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19 Jul 2014

5/5

"Interesting, friendly and comfortable."

Very impressive property run by Anna, an extremely helpful and friendly owner. It was very relaxing and quiet. We all loved the character and location and my grandson especially loved the hens and … More

24 Jun 2013

5/5

"Peaceful, tranquil getaway"

Myself and my family stayed at Butlerstown Castle in Tomhaggard during June 2013. We had a beautiful, peaceful time. It was a lovely switch off from our busy lives. My three year old daughter had the … More

10 Aug 2012

5/5

"A First Class Stay"

I have never written a review before but having many years experience of Self-Catered Holidays I have a lot to compare Boxwell Cottage with. The owner was extremely helpful and nothing appeared to be … More

16 Jun 2012

5/5

"Excellent"

Found this gem on the internet and decided to contact the owner for a short 4 day stay. This was no problem. On our arrival we were greeted by Anna (the owner) who showed us around and introduced … More

12 Jun 2012

5/5

"Beautiful cottages in an idyllic country setting"

We had an amazing time at Butlerstown Castle Cottages. We rented the two cottages which are right beside each other. They are beautifully appointed and very comfortable. We arrived to an open fire and… More

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Calendar last updated:22 Aug 2014

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