Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
The two castle cottages (newly refurbished) are adjacent to the 15th century Butlerstown castle, and surrounded by their own private Butterfly Haggard and a Herb Garden. Butlerstown has been in the ownership of the same family for many generations, and it has been the wish of the current generation for many years that its beauty and tranquility should be made more available to the public. Set in over 100 acres of peaceful farm and woodland, we are just 10 minutes drive from the closest good beach. There is a small soccer pitch for children to play on, and animals to feed. A good variety of local restaurants, pubs (such as the Lobster Pot pub/restaurant), riding stables, golf courses, museums, deep sea fishing from Kilmore Quay, bird heritage sites (such as the Saltee Islands, North Slob, Our Lady's Island and Tacumshin Lake) are all within easy striking distance. Donkeys, sheep, free range hens and other pet animals, as well as an ancient well and traditionally run vegetable garden, all help to make Butlerstown a unique place.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ballyhealy 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Waterford, Nearest railway: Rosslare Harbour 10 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
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details outdoors|
A washing machine is available in the main house, if needed.
Smoking outside is not a problem.
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.
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.